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.