ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals
Schumacher rolls to 15th victory
Las Vegas, Sunday: A day after clinching his fifth consecutive NHRA POWERade world championship, U.S. Army Top Fuel driver Tony “the Sarge” Schumacher captured the title at the ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals here Sunday at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
For Schumacher, it was his 15th win of the season and 56th of his career. In two weeks at the season finale in
“Just incredible,” said the Chicago-area resident. “This U.S. Army team just keeps making magic. After clinching the title yesterday, I don’t think anyone would have blamed us if we weren’t totally on our game today. But, that’s not how we operate. Like our soldiers, we expect to be perfect every time we come to work.”
Schumacher had to get past Joe Hartley, Clay Millican, Larry Dixon, and Rod Fuller to collect another event trophy.
“That was not an easy road for us,” he said. “In fact, we had to change engines twice before we even got to Fuller in the finals. For some reason, we had some mechanical issues today. But, in the end, all that matters is that we were standing on the top step in victory lane.”
In addition to the possibility of setting the single-season win record in
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