Sunday, April 26, 2009
NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps, driving the No. 51 car for Bill McAnally Racing and Race for Autism, finished sixth in a NASCAR Late Model race at Madera Speedway on Saturday night. Capps, a driver for Don Schumacher Racing in the NHRA, leads the funny car standings. (photo courtesy Don Schumacher Racing)
Daniel Herrington, driving for Valencia’s Bryan Herta and his Bryan Herta Autosport, finished sixth in the Firestone Indy Lights race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday.
“I’m very happy because our cars finished sixth (Daniel) and eighth (James),” Herta said via Twitter. “It was a crazy race with lots of big crashes, luckily everyone was OK.”
Sebastian Saavedra won the race. Camarillo’s Charlie Kimball was 13th.
Eric Holmes, a driver from Escalon, won the NASCAR Camping World Series West race at Madera Speedway on Saturday night. He leads the West Series standings after four races.
“We definitely had the best car tonight,” Holmes said after the race. “It was just all a matter of who was on top on the restarts. It made it tough.”
Canyon High graduate Greg Pursley was fifth. He won the West Series season opener at Thunderhill Raceway in Texas. Jason Bowles of Ontario was seventh.
Ron Capps, a NHRA funny car driver for Don Schumacher Racing, finished sixth in a NASCAR Late Model race at Madera Speedway on Saturday night. Capps, the leader in the NHRA funny car standings, was driving a car for Bill McAnally Racing and Race for Autism.
“It was only my second time in a Late Model and it was on another short track,” said Capps. “It was a very difficult track, very slick. I don’t have a lot of experience in these cars so my goal was to do well and bring the car back in one piece, which was similar to what happened in Roseville last year.
“It was so much fun. I can’t get over how much fun it is to be locked in a battle with somebody on a short track like that and have the other car within inches of you racing side by side for three or four laps with your spotter talking in your ear at the same time. For us drag racers our runs so over so quickly, usually in about four seconds, and we just don’t get to enjoy it.”