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Shootout Win Earns Schumacher $100,000

Tony Schumacher celebrates his $100,000 win  in Saturday's Traxxas Shootout. (NHRA photo)

Tony Schumacher celebrates his $100,000 win in Saturday’s Traxxas Shootout. (NHRA photo)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. – Tony Schumacher collected a $100,000 prize by winning Saturday’s Traxxas Nitro Shootout at the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.

Schumacher, a seven-time world champ and the winningest Top Fuel driver at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis with nine career victories, defeated Richie Crampton in the specialty bonus event final round with a 3.748-second run at 328.54 mph at the controls of his U.S. Army dragster.

It was the first Traxxas Nitro Shootout victory for Schumacher and the run also locked him in as the Top Fuel qualifying leader with two remaining sessions. He broke the track record for speed with his final pass of the night.

“These are the eight best cars as a whole,” Schumacher said of the competition in the Traxxas Nitro Shootout. “They’re cars that have gone out and won races and continuously find themselves in final rounds. It’s very satisfying (to win).”

Crampton, appearing in his first Traxxas Nitro Shootout, ran a 3.798 at 318.24 in his GEICO/Lucas Oil dragster. He defeated No. 2 seed Antron Brown and defending race winner Shawn Langdon en route to the final.

In Top Fuel qualifying, Steve Torrence’s Capco Contractors dragster ran a 3.753 at 326.16 to place him second in the qualifying order. Brainerd winner Morgan Lucas sits third following a 3.575 at 322.81 in his Lucas Oil/GEICO dragster.

In other racing on Saturday, the weather-delayed Funny Car and Pro Stock events from Brainerd continued at Indianapolis.

In Funny Car, Ron Capps drove his NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger to a Brainerd victory over John Force with a 4.026 at 320.36. It was his second win of the season and 43rd of his career. Capps has five career wins at the Brainerd event.

Posted by on Aug 30 2014 Filed under Drag Racing, Latest Headlines, NHRA, Top Stories. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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