Schuck's Auto Supply NHRA Nationals
Schumacher hopes for continued success
Seattle, pre-race: U.S. Army Top Fuel driver Tony “The Sarge” Schumacher just offers a wide grin when asked if he’s enjoying the 2008 drag racing season thus far.
“I’m really at a loss for words to describe what we’ve accomplished to date,” said the five-time world champion. “We’ve managed to win six races and advance to two other final rounds in 13 races. Those numbers are pretty good, if you ask me.”
In fact, Schumacher is off to his best start to a season since he turned professional in 1996. Heading into this weekend’s Schuck’s Auto Supply Nationals at Pacific Raceways outside of
“We just want to maintain our consistency,” he said while preparing for his trip to the
Despite his impressive half-season numbers, Schumacher knows that the critical part of the year still remains in the form of the Countdown to One phase of the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship.
“When we get to that first race of the playoffs (in
The immediate goal, however, is to make a return trip to victory lane at Pacific Raceways.
“We’ve been to the finals there the last four years and won three of those races,” he offered. “Certainly, it would be nice if we could go up there and run well once again.“In the end, we just want to keep winning for our Soldiers. That’s what this race program is all about. We want to put smiles on the faces of all of our hard-working men and women. If we accomplish that, then we’ve done our job.”
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