Ron Capps ended John Force Racing's season-long stronghold on the winner's circle in NHRA Funny Car with a win over Robert Hight at the Summit Racing Equipment Southern Nationals on Sunday.
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) also were winners at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event at Atlanta Dragway.
Capps, who used a consistent string of 4.16-second runs to take his 34th career victory, outran Hight in the final round, who was trying to give John Force Racing its seventh consecutive win of the season. Capps' Napa Auto Parts Dodge Charger posted a 4.166-second run at 303.91 mph to take the win, while Hight's Auto Club Ford Mustang trailed with a 4.399-second pass at 273.44 mph.
Capps also beat Daniel Wilkerson, Matt Hagan and Jeff Arend to advance to the final, the 73rd of his career. It is the third straight final-round appearance for Capps since Tobler joined his team.
Torrence earned his first career Top Fuel victory and in the process denied Tony Schumacher from finally getting a victory at Atlanta Dragway, the only track on the circuit where the seven-time world champ has yet to win. Torrence covered the distance in 3.893 seconds at 320.66 mph in his Capco Contractors dragster, while Schumacher's U.S. Army dragster lost traction early in the race and finished in 4.913 seconds at 169.44 mph.
Torrence, who qualified second, used a bunch of 3.8-second runs to cruise through eliminations, knocking off J.R. Todd, Bob Vandergriff and Brandon Bernstein along the way to his first career final.
Anderson raced to his third Pro Stock win of the season with a reaction-time advantage, holding off hard-charging teammate Jason Line at the finish line. Anderson took his 73rd career victory with a performance of 6.649 seconds at 208.26 mph in his Summit Racing Pontiac to hold off the quicker but losing Summit Racing Pontiac of Line, which finished in 6.618 seconds at 209.62 mph.
Eddie Kraweic on a Harley V-Rod won Pro Stock Motorcycle to extend his class leading points total.