TORONTO, ON // FEBRUARY 21, 2018 • Traditionally, the dates for the Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo presented by Mothers have conflicted with the schedule for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. But not this year.
Taking full advantage of the opportunity, the show’s organizers are excited to announce that Ron Capps, one of the winningest racers in the history of the NHRA, will be appearing at the Toronto Motorama show.
Backed by NAPA since 2008, the Carlsbad, California resident was the NHRA Funny Car World Champion in 2016. During his incredible career, he’s finished second in the Funny Car points on five occasions, most recently in 2017. He entered the 2018 season with a whopping 55 career NHRA FC wins – second only to John Force in that category – and has made 110 Final Round appearances during his 500-plus career starts.
Currently in his 14th season driving for the powerful Don Schumacher Racing team, Capps’ best-ever quarter-mile Elapsed Time (ET) was a 3.839 second run, and his career best speed was 333.58 miles per hour.
When he’s not driving the NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger R/T, the married father of two enjoys golf, rock music, racquetball and acting. Capps also enjoys other forms of racing, including piloting Sprint Cars, go-karts and even computer racing games.
Capps jokes that he was going to drag races before he was born. His parents met at a drag race and his mom was still attending events while pregnant with Ron.
“I’m really looking forward to coming to the Toronto Motorama show and meeting with Canadian drag racing fans; I know there are a lot of them up there. I’ll be there March 10 & 11 signing autographs, taking pictures and talking racing with the fans,” said Capps, who currently sits second in the NHRA Funny Car points and will be heading to the Gatornationals, in Gainesville, Florida, within days of his appearance at Motorama.
Speaking on behalf of the show, Greg MacPherson said, “When we found out that Ron Capps was available to come to Motorama, we jumped at the opportunity. He’s one of the most successful and popular racers in the history of drag racing and I know our showgoers are going to enjoy meeting him on March 10 & 11 at The International Centre.”
For tickets and details related to Ron Capps’ appearance times and locations at Motorama, visit the ‘Schedule’ page at www.MotoramaShow.com. Motorama runs March 9, 10 & 11 at The International Centre, across from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.
ABOUT RON CAPPS: The native Californian who lives near San Diego, enters 2018 in his 11th season with NAPA, and 14th with Don Schumacher Racing. Capps ranks second in all-time Funny Car wins with 55. He is one of 16 drivers in NHRA history to have won in both of drag racing’s premier categories (he has one Top Fuel victory in addition to his FC wins). You can follow Ron Capps on Facebook at RonCappsFC, on Twitter at RonCapps28 and on Instagram at roncapps28.
ABOUT THE MOTORAMA CUSTOM CAR & MOTORSPORTS EXPO: The fourth annual Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo takes place March 9, 10 & 11, 2018 at The International Centre, across from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. The show features more than 300,000 square feet of custom cars, hot rods, racing vehicles of all kinds, tuners, displays and exhibitors. Motorama is Canada’s biggest late-winter celebration of automobiles and motorsports. For information about the show, including tickets, sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, and more, call (416) 962-7223, email info@MotoramaShow.com or visit www.MotoramaShow.com.