U.S. Army NHRA Top Fuel drivers Tony “The Sarge” Schumacher and Antron Brown travel to Royal Purple Raceway outside Houston Friday through Sunday for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Spring Nationals.
Possessing the mental, emotional and physical strength like the Army Strong Soldiers he represents, Schumacher will be looking to bank his 600th career round win in the opening round of final eliminations on Sunday. Only four other drivers in NHRA history – John Force, Kenny Bernstein, Larry Dixon and Warren Johnson – have hit that mark.
The seven-time world champion will also be attempting to end a winless streak that has now covered 28 consecutive races dating back to the fall 2010 Las Vegas event. He enters the sixth round of the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series holding second place in the standings, 22 points removed from his Don Schumacher Racing teammate Spencer Massey in first.
Brown, who sits right behind Massey and Schumacher in the standings, collected semifinal-round point...