During breaks in Friday’s qualifying rounds at the
2007 O’Reilly Spring Nationals at Houston Raceway Park, Ron Capps and Jack
Beckman from the Don Schumacher Racing Team stopped by for a visit with Torco’s
CompetitionPlus.com to discuss the lighter side of life outside the quarter
mile, including favorite guilty pleasures, signing autographs, and reality TV.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew
wanted to be Don Garlits … “Big Daddy” Don Garlits.
star, jet fighter pilot, drag race driver.
Those were the only 3 things I ever wanted to be. Problem is, I can’t sing, I went in the Air
Force for 4 years and they wouldn’t let me anywhere near the planes, and now
I’m a nitro pilot. To be a rock star and
get up in front of 20,000 and captivate them, that’s pretty badass. But you know what? This ain’t so bad, either.