Ron Capps Motorsports
CHE Precision Inc. Selected as Official High-Performance Valve Train Component Supplier for Ron Capps Motorsports
BROWNSBURG, IN – Ron Capps’ championship-winning crew chiefs Dean ‘Guido’ Antonelli and John Medlen are highly-regarded as among the ‘best of the best’ in the world of NHRA Drag Racing, and as they work alongside the new team owner/driver to assemble the recently-launched Ron Capps Motorsports operation, they are intent on being ultra-selective when it comes to choosing performance partners. Today, the team is pleased to announce that it has added CHE Precision Inc. to its growing list of backers, with the Thousand Oaks, Calif.-based manufacturer joining RCM as the ‘official high-performance valve train component supplier’ of Capps’ 11,000-horsepower NAPA AUTO PARTS Funny Car.
The Antonelli/Medlen brain trust has relied on CHE Precision Inc. valve train components for twenty years and credits their high-quality products for helping them to win races and championships. As they embark on this new chapter with Capps as he ventures into the world of team ownership, they have the unique advantage of being able to hand-select which companies they would like to work with as they help to refine Capps’ new Funny Car team.
“Valve train components are crucial elements of any high-performance engine, let alone a nitromethane-burning fuel engine” explained Antonelli, a key player in the NAPA AUTO PARTS team’s 2021 NHRA Camping World Series championship campaign. “If you have anything fail in the valve train, it usually results in an explosion so it’s of the utmost importance to use the highest-quality, most-refined machined components available. John Medlen and I have worked with CHE and their staff for decades. We both have machining backgrounds, so we understand the importance of securing the best components.”
Ron Capps will take on the dual role of owner-driver for his new NHRA race team in 2022
INDIANAPOLIS – Ron Capps has been teasing the news for weeks, but on Friday afternoon at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis, the reigning and two-time NHRA Funny Car world champion made it official, announcing the launch of Ron Capps Motorsports, a new NHRA race team which has Capps pulling double-duty, serving as team owner and driver as he makes a bid to go back-to-back and win a third series title in 2022.
“It’s probably been the worst kept secret out there,” joked Capps of the rumors and speculation surrounding his new single-car team that have been swirling around the NHRA community for weeks. “It’s hard to keep something secret that you’re so excited about, you just want to shout it from the rooftop! But, I’m so thrilled that it’s finally out there.
“Team ownership has been a lifelong dream. I’ve been in the sport of NHRA Drag Racing for almost 30 years as a driver and being able to race for legends like Don ‘The Snake’ Prudhomme, and then Don Schumacher, it’s obviously been an incredible experience. I’ve been very fortunate to compete at a high level all these years and be successful, and it feels like the right time to take this next step,” explained the 1997 NHRA Road to the Future ‘Rookie of the Year’ award recipient who has checked nearly every box on the list since making his NHRA debut behind the wheel of a Top Fuel dragster in 1995.