Schumacher wins Top Fuel at NHRA Gatornationals

Six-time defending series champion Tony Schumacher has won the NHRA

Top Fuel class at the Gatornationals.

Schumacher beat teammate Antron Brown in the final Sunday. It

was Brown’s first event since his deadly crash at Phoenix three

weeks ago, when a tire spun off his dragster, bounced into the

grandstands and killed a Wisconsin woman.

The Top Fuel victory was the 62nd of Schumacher’s career. It

also was his fourth win at the Gatornationals, which tied him for

the all-time record with Larry Dixon and Joe Amato.

Tim Wilkerson, who hadn’t won a single heat this season, beat

defending race winner Bob Tasca III in the Funny Car final.

Jason Line won the Pro Stock class, and Eddie Krawiec claimed

the Pro Stock Motorcycle title.