Schumacher Going For Big History At The “Big Go”
Tony Schumacher has 10 things on his mind this weekend. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Harold Hinson)
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
All motor sports series seem to have that one event on their calendar that for competitors holds as much – or more – importance than a season championship. That’s certainly true in the NHRA where the U.S. Nationals stands as an event which produces as much emotion in competitors as does occupying seats at the head table at the year-end banquet.
Top Fuel driver Tony Schumacher put some of that emotion on display this week as he talked about the 2014 U.S. Nationals and his chance to make big history at Lucas Oil Raceway Park in Clermont, Ind.
Schumacher has won a record seven Top Fuel championships in his career, a record six straight championships, a record 74 races and holds the record for top speed in the quarter mile.
All those things bring “The Sarge” joy.
What he said would bring him ectasy is a victory in this weekend’s 60th running of the Nationals. That’s because a victory would be Schumacher’s 10th in the “Big Go”. And a 10th victory would move him out of a tie with Pro Stock legend Bob Glidden for most ever.
Think he doesn’t want that?
“I think there’s no doubt that we know coming into this race that we have a chance to do something that no one Read the full story »