Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Ron Capps to Make SRX Debut at Eldora Speedway

Ron Capps will compete in the Superstar Racing Experience event at Eldora Speedway later this Summer, the first NHRA driver to compete in the series. PC: Will Lester Photography | Courtesy of Toyota Racing

Ron Capps, a three-time champion in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, will make his debut in a full-bodied stock car in a Superstar Racing Experience event later this year at Eldora Speedway.

The 57-year-old driver will become the first competitor from the NHRA and drag racing worlds to compete in SRX, as he paves the way for a new discipline of racing to be showcased in the six-race showdown.

“SRX pretty much took the Motorsports world by storm three years ago. We all grew up watching the IROC series and Thursday Night Thunder was something I never missed as a fan. To have these two things together is a dream for both the fans and racecar drivers,” said Capps. “It is such an honor to be selected to join the SRX series this year. I’ve been a huge fan of the concept to the point where we would make sure we got to a TV when we were at our NHRA races to catch the SRX races.”

Capps will not only be getting behind the wheel of a full-bodied stock car for the first time, but he won’t even be doing it on asphalt, contesting one of the series’ two dirt events, at the Tony Stewart-owned Eldora Speedway.

“It’s incredible to know that I’ll be joining some of the best racecar drivers in the world on such a historic and fast racetrack in Eldora Speedway. The coolest part is for our NHRA fans to know that they can tune in and watch one of their own battle with the best on the high banks of Eldora Speedway. I’ll be a little out of my comfort zone, but I’m going to try and make our fans proud.”

Capps will have a challenge on his hands, as he competes against several of the best circle track drivers in the United States, some of which have even competed in the Superstar Racing Experience at Eldora.

“Ron is the first NHRA driver in the history of SRX to join the ranks of the very best circle track drivers in the world,” said Don Hawk, Chief Executive Officer of SRX. “I’ve seen Ron drive a straight line in NHRA so many times I’ve lost count. He’s also a 3-time World Champion who’s not a total stranger to dirt racing. Ron is a great guy, he’s good for racing, good to and for his sponsors, and will be very good for SRX.”

The San Luis Obispo, California-native will get behind the wheel to compete at Eldora Speedway on August 10.

Joseph Srigley
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University of Windsor | Business Administration - Supply Chain & Data Analytics Editor at TobyChristie.com

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