Capps to run
limited schedule; Looking for the opportunity
Sometimes the toughest
decisions made in drag racing are made when you’re straddling the fence. No one
knows that better than Jon Capps. You know Jon, the sibling of NHRA POWERade
Funny Car points leader Ron Capps. Ron is already there. Jon is the aspiring
Jon is the one who cut the
legs from underneath his own dream. From the outside, one might think he made a
mistake. But not Jon, he made the right decision in the best interests of the
company who has trusted his expertise. It was a no-brainer, he concluded.
Jon serves as a product
brand manager for the upstart Vegas Fuel energy drink. He had a choice to
continue racing or play close to the vest and make a sound business decision.
The toughest part for
Capps is that he had to make the decision to limit his drag racing program.
“The demands of staying
ahead of the product got the best of us,” Capps said. “It is going so fast that
it was going to be tough to stay ahead of the brand. It’s going to be smarter
to cut back our schedule this season. It’s financially smarter for us to stay