Ron Capps and Jeffrey Barker joined host Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast to discuss their 2021 seasons, their take on driving, rules, and how the rest of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series and E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series seasons will shake out.
The conversation with Capps is wide-ranging and rollicking as the season’s successes and failures (thus far) are gone over, some of the finer points of nitro Funny Car driving are discussed, upcoming events are gone over, and New England Dragway is broken down as the next location on the Camping World tour.
Barker, a two-time NHRA Top Sportsman world champion, has been flexing his muscles in a nitrous-fed Toyota Camry Pro Mod in 2021. Currently sitting sixth in points but only a couple of rounds outside the top three, Barker is poised to make a difference in the championship hunt over the course of this season. He talked rules, nitrous, success, family, and how it all fits together in his world.