Rahn Tobler Honored as Grand Marshal at Night Under Fire

While all eyes are on drivers as they meticulously stage and masterfully steer their cars down track, the crew chiefs standing behind them are worthy of just as much attention.

They are, after all, the ones who listen to the drivers and listen to the cars before tackling whatever it takes to get them from the starting line to the finish line in the finest of forms. 

But standing out among all of the stellar crew chiefs who are renowned, respected and revered around the world is Rahn Tobler.

His relationship with racing began more than 40 years ago, and in those four decades, he has earned a reputation for repeatedly reaching for the top — and repeatedly getting there — with various drivers from Funny Car’s Cruz Pedregon and Jack Beckman to Top Fuel’s Shirley Muldowney. 

More recently, however, he helped Ron Capps capture his first Funny Car championship in 2016, and the powerful pair continues to prove that they’re formidable forces with Capps’ Napa Auto Parts Dodge Charger Funny Car.

As a bonus, Capps is currently leading points in the countdown to the championship, and while Tobler's happy about that, he remains as humble as he is hardworking, and as dedicated as he is driven. 

He also remains the kind of man many want on their team, as well as the kind of man many want as a friend.

The first to attest to that is Capps, who consistently counts on Tobler and credits him when he sails to success after success.

For those reasons, Tobler was recognized as the grand marshal by Summit Motorsports Park president Bill Bader, Jr. during opening ceremonies featuring a fly-over with historic military aircraft, an American flag unfurling and more at the sold-out 40th Anniversary Kelly Services Night Under Fire, Aug. 12 at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.

Mary Lendzion
Summit Motorsports Park Media and Public Relations
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