Of late, Tony Schumacher and his U.S. Army team have been unable to pocket a lot of rounds. In four out of the last five races, they’ve exited in the quarterfinals.
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Reading, PA–With the NHRA’s Countdown to 1 looming on the horizon, U.S. Army Top Fuel driver Tony “The Sarge” Schumacher knows it’s about time to really push the pedal to the floor.
Including this weekend’s Toyo Tires Nationals here at Maple Grove Raceway, only two races remain before the playoffs begin in
“We have to start building up a head of steam over these next couple of races,” said Schumacher, a six-time world champion. “You really can’t go into the Countdown on a down note.”
Schumacher heads for round 17 of the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series holding second-place in the standings. Presently, he’s in a heated battle with Larry Dixon to retain that position.
“We’re only eight points up on him, so it’s critical we go rounds in
“Like our Army Strong Soldiers, we’re going to stay focused on the job at hand. We want to put ourselves in the best possible position to challenge for our fifth consecutive title.”
Of late, Schumacher and his U.S. Army team have been unable to pocket a lot of rounds. In four out of the last five races, they’ve exited in the quarterfinals.
“The good news is we’re running well despite that statistic,” he added. “We’ve just been getting beat in some tight races. I truly believe we’re on the verge of making a lot of noise.”
If history is any indication, Schumacher may make plenty of noise this Sunday in the
“For sure, that track has been pretty good to us,” he said. “Man, I’d really like to add win number five this weekend. You can’t imagine how much that would help our cause going forward.”