Reflecting On A Strong Year For Don Schumacher Racing

Ron Capps outran J.R. Todd in the final round to take the Funny Car Wally Sunday at Lucas Oil Raceway. (Shawn Crose Photo)
Ron Capps scored an elusive victory at Lucas Oil Raceway this year. (Shawn Crose Photo)

Ron Capps Nabs Elusive First Indy Victory

Admittedly, Ron Capps’ season got off to a rocky start. A trailer fire caused the team to miss pre-season testing, and they struggled to get their footing at the first two races of the year. When the NHRA season resumed in early July, Capps and his team seemed to be plagued by the same bad luck that had troubled them at the beginning of the year. But, thanks to their oft-touted ‘NAPA Know How,’ the team quickly regained their championship form, and at the Indy 3 event, aboard the NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge, Capps turned on four win-lights. The victory allowed the 26-year NHRA nitro pilot to capture not only his first trophy of the season but his very first triumph at prestigious Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, a feat he had been attempting to accomplish for more than two decades.