Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Schumacher back on top of NHRA top fuel standings
Top fuel driver Tony Schumacher won his third race of the season and took over the lead in the top fuel standings after the races at Bristol. It was his third career win at Bristol. Schumacher has a 45-point lead over Antron Brown in the top fuel standings. At least up to this point, he’s not running away with the top fuel championship like he did last year.
He too stayed in Bristol to test after winning the top fuel portion of the races there.
“We need to do that,” he said. “A lot of teams are going to be testing over the next few days, so you don’t want to get left behind. We also want to make sure we’re prepared for the upcoming hot weather months. That’s typically the time period when you see some shuffling in the standings.”
Schumacher has won 59 career NHRA events, but has yet to win one at Heartland Park Topeka. He has also never won at Atlanta Dragway.
"Along with Atlanta Dragway, we definitely want to cross that track off the non-win list," he said.
Photo: NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher celebrates after winning at Bristol Dragway in Tennessee. It was the third win of the season for Schumacher and his third career win at Bristol. (NHRA)