Ron Capps and the NAPA Dodge Charger will be on the sidelines for tomorrow's Funny Car eliminations at the NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas. Capps struggled through qualifying, but could never get a good run in. Engine and traction troubles dogged him through every session.


This is the first time Capps has failed to make the field since the Northwest Nationals in August 2013.  The only Dodge driver to win an event in the 2016 Mello Yello season, Capps came to Las Vegas trailing Del Worsham, the current points leader, by a single point.

Jack Beckman, Capps' Don Schumacher Racing teammate, was the top qualifier and set a new track ET record of 3.916 seconds. We then have to run through a bunch of Camaros and Camrys to find Matt Hagan, who qualified tenth, followed by Chargers driven by Tommy Johnson Jr., John Hale, Jim Campell and Jeff Arend, respectively.

In Pro Stock, Erica Enders was the top Dodge driver, qualifying fifth. Allen Johnson took the No. 10 spot, 0.013 seconds ahead of Deric Kramer, who finished in the No. 11 position. Jeg Coughlin Jr. and V. Gaines qualified 13th and 14th, respectively.