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On this picture offered by the NHRA, reigning Humorous Automobile champion Ron Capps collects a NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals drag races win in Bristol, Tenn., Sunday, June 19, 2022. ( Jerry Foss/NHRA by way of AP)

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Ron Capps tied Tony Schumacher for probably the most NHRA wins at Bristol Dragway historical past, racing to his sixth Humorous Automobile victory on the observe Sunday within the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.

Capps powered to the quickest run throughout each spherical of eliminations, beating Tim Wilkerson with a go of three.984 seconds at 324.36 mph for the primary victory in a brand new Toyota GR Supra. The defending season champion gained for the second time this season.

“It’s a tremendous factor and I’m dwelling the dream,” Capps stated. “Immediately felt totally different as a result of we labored actually exhausting at this one, and we knew that win for Toyota was on the market. Everybody wished to get that first one within the Supra and I’m blessed we obtained to do it.”

Justin Ashley gained in Prime Gasoline, Aaron Stanfield in Professional Inventory and Jerry Savoie in Professional Inventory Bike within the ninth of twenty-two races within the NHRA Tenting World Drag Racing Sequence season.

Ashley raced to his second victory of the season, topping Shawn Langdon with a 3.813 at 325.30.

Stanfield topped factors chief Erica Enders with a 8.801 at 103.98 in a Chevrolet Camaro. Savoie gained on a Suzuki, taking out Angelle Sampey within the ultimate when she left the beginning line too quickly.

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