CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals
Schumacher charges to No. 1 spot
In his only lap of the day, Schumacher laid down an impressive 4.513-second pass at 331.53 mph to move to the top of the charts with three qualifying sessions remaining.
"It certainly appears like we didn't miss a beat from the 2007 season finale out here in
With the '08 campaign officially underway, Schumacher will be attempting to secure his sixth career world championship, which would be a new Top Fuel record. He's also seeking his fifth consecutive title.
"As I've stated already, it's way too early to be thinking in that direction," he added. "This is the first race of a long season. As we know, a lot can happen in the course of 10 months."
From an immediacy standpoint, Schumacher will be looking to put yet another
"Yes, but of those five wins, only one came at the Winternationals (2004)," he said. "I would love to get another Winternationals trophy. That would be extremely cool."
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