Wednesday, February 10, 2010
NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps breaks finger
Ron Capps won the National Hot Rod Association funny car portion of the Winternationals in at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona last year.
He broke the middle finger on his right hand playing racquetball in December and will have to race with a splint. He says it will not affect his ability to race. He uses his right hand to work the brake on his car and release the parachute. In tests, Capps said his finger has not hindered his ability to drive and stop the car.
He will be wearing a glove modified for his hand for the races this weekend in Pomona.
Capps made seven final round appearances in 2009. He won five, including the season opener in Pomona.