Torco Racing Fuels Route 66 NHRA Nationals
Schumacher to celebrate Army’s birthday at home track
A resident of the
“For sure, it’s going to be a big weekend for us,” said the Top Fuel point leader. “We’ll certainly have plenty of family and friends on hand throughout and, of course, we’ll have a number of folks from the U.S. Army in attendance for the birthday celebration.
“The Army’s 233rd birthday is really a great time for all of us to reflect on the sacrifices our Soldiers have made in winning and protecting
The defending POWERade world champion heads into round 10 of the 24-race NHRA tour coming off a second round loss in
“Last Sunday was probably the first time all season that we’ve had what I would call a not so great outing,” he related. “We smoked the tires in both the first round and second round. However, to be fair, the track out there was real challenging with the hot weather.”
“That will make it tough for every team, not just us,” he said. “We’ll have to adjust and make sure that we get down the track with consistency.”
Leading up to the O’Reilly Summer Nationals, Schumacher and his team were a model of consistency having won three events, while advancing to two other final rounds.
“We’ve been on top of the standings since day one and the goal is to remain there through the season finale in November,” said Schumacher. “I’m pretty confident that we’ll have some valleys along the way, but over a long season that’s going to happen. If we’re going to win another title, the key will be to minimize those valleys.”
In 2008, Schumacher is attempting to win a Top Fuel record sixth career world championship and a fifth consecutive crown.
“As I’ve been saying, we have a long way to go before we can start thinking along those lines,” he said. “Our focus is only winning this weekend’s race.”Schumacher is a two-time winner at Route 66 Raceway – in 2003 and 2005. He was the number one qualifier last year with a 4.462-second pass.
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