ROBERT (TREY) CAPPS NAMED NHRA DIVISION 4 DIRECTOR
GLENDORA, Calif. (April 3, 2013) – Robert (Trey) Capps has been named director of NHRA’s South Central Division, it was announced today by NHRA officials. Capps has been involved in the sport of drag racing for more than 15 years serving in a variety of positions at the track level as well as an event director.
“We are excited to introduce Trey as the new division 4 director,” said Josh Peterson, NHRA vice president of racing administration. “He brings a wide range of relevant experience that will prove beneficial to manage and grow the division. His familiarity with the South Central Division will provide for a smooth transition.”
Most recently, Capps worked at ProMedia serving as event director for the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals and before that as a track technical consultant. He joined ProMedia after a five year stint with Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas, as an event coordinator, competition director and track crew member. Capps graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelor of science in recreation and leisure studies, minoring in manufacturing engineering technology.
“I grew up in Division 4 and am excited to get back to the area and work with the member tracks and reconnect with the racers,” said Capps. “I intend to work hard to expand the division’s member track roster and develop programs and activities to grow the racing community and make Division 4 one of the best in the country.”
Capps begins his new role as division 4 director on April 18. He and his wife will relocate to Texas from Southern California.
NHRA’s South Central Division is responsible for conducting and overseeing drag racing activities in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. Currently, there are nine NHRA member tracks in the region: two in Louisiana, two in Oklahoma, and five in Texas.
Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 8 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville in Florida; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.