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Ron Capps takes Funny Car title at NHRA opener

POMONA, Calif. — Ron Capps earned his first Funny Car victory in nearly a year Sunday at the Winternationals, the NHRA season opener at Auto Club Raceway.

Capps beat defending series champion Del Worsham in the final round for his third Winternationals victory and 46th career win. Capps had a 3.981-second run at 324.28 in a Dodge Charger.

"This is the most fabled track we go to, and it's the birthplace of drag racing. It is unbelievable to win here," Capps said. "I can't wait to get this season going."

Steve Torrence won in Top Fuel, and Greg Anderson topped the Pro Stock field. Torrence powered to his first Winternationals victory by outrunning Doug Kalitta in the final with a run of 3.735 seconds at 326.48 mph. Four-time season champion Anderson (6.617, 207.85) held off teammate Jason Line.

East Bay Raceway: Mason Zeigler won the 40th Winternationals late Saturday in Gibsonton, passing Night at Park. Zeigler passed Scott Bloomquist for the lead on Lap 23 and held on in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event.

Ron Capps takes Funny Car title at NHRA opener 02/14/16 [Last modified: Sunday, February 14, 2016 9:39pm]
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