NHRA Funny Car Champion Ron Capps To Make Appearance At Atlantic City’s NAPA AUTO PARTS Indoor Auto Racing
NHRA Funny Car Champion Ron Capps To Make Appearance At Atlantic City’s NAPA AUTO PARTS Indoor Auto Racing Series Event Inside Boardwalk Hall
Atlantic City, NJ – Ron Capps, the 2022 NHRA Funny Car National Champion, will make an appearance during the NAPA AUTO PARTS Indoor Auto Racing Series events being held inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall.
Capps will greet fans and sign autographs during pre-race Fan Fest being held prior to the second night of racing, Saturday night January 28th. The San Luis Obispo, CA drag racer will be available when the doors open at 5:15 through the conclusion of Fan Fest at at 6:15.
Capps was the NHRA title winning car owner as well as the driver last season. Racing for 28 years, Capps is the second winningest Funny Car driver in NHRA history. The title was the third for Capps driving a NAPA sponsored Funny Car.
While Capps. who has been at the Atlantic City event several times in conjunction with NAPA AUTO PARTS, enjoys the competition and camaraderie, he has nevertheless resisted the temptation to compete in race cars that turn left four times a lap.
This year’s NAPA AUTO PARTS Weekend will provide thousands of spectators with two complete TQ Midget programs – a “Double Down” schedule – one on Friday, Jan. 27 and a second on Saturday, Jan. 28. To make up for a Covid-19 cancellation in 2021, two complete Gambler’s Classics will be run. That will include two sets of time trials, heats, and ‘alphabet main events’ that will select two different starting fields for the 40 lap A Main each night.
Joining the headline TQ Midgets will be the Slingshots, sponsored by Pa.’s Kutztown Action Track, the Hoosier Tire Champ Karts and the 600cc Dirt Micro Sprints. They’ll run qualifying events on Friday and their features on Saturday night.
The Atlantic City races will be run for the 20th consecutive year under Len Sammons Productions and past winners will be celebrated.
The BELFOR Property Restoration TQ Midget series opened the 2023 racing season inside Allentown, PA’s PPL Center on Saturday, January 7th with Matawan, N.J. driver Anthony Sesely winning an exciting feature event over Davidson, N.C.’s Ryan Flores.
Sesely, a three-time Gambler’s Classic winner, enters this year’s event as a the pre-race favorite. Flores, formerly from N.J. before moving south to work full-time for Roger Penske’s NASCAR Cup team, will be seeking his second victory inside historic Boardwalk Hall.
Good seats for both night remain available at Ticketmaster, a direct link is available from the series web-site, indoorautoracing.com, or daily at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office where the price is increased by $5 the day of the event.
Anyone who cannot attend the events, can watch them via PPV on DirtTrackDigestTV.