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DSR Norwalk Pre-Race Report

NHRA Norwalk Nationals
Event 10 of 22
Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park
Norwalk, Ohio   
June 24 – 26, 2022 


TONY SCHUMACHER
Driver of the Scag Power Equipment Top Fuel Dragster
Norwalk Event Highlights:
  • 2007 event champion 
2018 Norwalk Recap:
Qualified fourth; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Kyle Wurtzel in E1; defeated by Blake Alexander in E2)
Note: Did Not Compete in 2019, 2021; 2020 canceled due to COVID-19
 
Last Event (Bristol):
Qualified 13th; First round exit (defeated by Antron Brown in E1)

Career Statistics:
521 races; 85 event wins; 88 No. 1 qualifiers
 
Noteworthy:
  • Schumacher raced to victory at the inaugural NHRA Nationals in 2007 but has struggled to find the Norwalk winner’s circle since
  • This weekend will mark Schumacher's first visit to Norwalk since 2018 
Fan Events:
  • Fans are invited to meet Schumacher at Wellington Implement (625 S Main St., Wellington) on Thursday, June 23, from noon to 2:00 p.m. Event offerings include autographs, ice cream, and a chance to check out the Scag Power Equipment Top Fuel dragster up-close

Quotable:
"I’m looking forward to getting to Norwalk, Ohio. I live in Austin, Texas and it’s been 106 degrees here, so I’m used to the heat. It’s supposed to be hot again this weekend in Ohio and I think that our car is meant for the heat; we’ve got a great ‘hot track tuneup.’ I haven’t been to Norwalk in years, and Midwesterners, those are my people, man. I was raised in Chicago and I love visiting that area. The Bader family gives us an awesome facility in the Midwest, and I love it because I get to see a lot of old friends and family.
 
“It’s the middle of the season and it’s time for our Scag Power Equipment Top Fuel dragster to get going. We haven’t performed to the level that we’re used to but the guys have been working day in and day out, and I feel that a win is coming, and Norwalk would be a great place to do that. We have a Scag appearance on Thursday, and I look forward to seeing all of our wonderful fans there, and I’m also excited because Scag’s CEO and CFO will be coming out and checking out an NHRA race in-person for the first time so it would be an epic time to go out and do what we do best, and that is win races.”

 

 

Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown Series (Event 5 of 8):


DAVID DAVIES
Driver of the 
D H Davies Racing®/Save Our Allies Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak
Last Event (Bristol):
Qualified third; Semifinal finish (defeated Anthony Troyer in E1, Lee Hartman in E2; defeated by David Barton in E3)

Noteworthy:
  • As a resident of Kirtland, Ohio, Davies considers Norwalk to be a home track 
  • Made his NHRA Factory Stock Showdown Series debut at the 2021 Norwalk event 
  • Advanced to his first semifinal FSS finish last week in Bristol 
  • Ranked sixth in the Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown Series point standings
 
 
MARK PAWUK
Driver of the 
Empaco Equipment Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak
Norwalk Event Highlights:
  • 2018 event runner-up 
2021 Norwalk Recap:
DNQ

Last Event (Bristol):
Qualified fifth; First round exit (defeated by Stephen Bell in E1)
 
Noteworthy:
  • Raced to his career-first Factory Stock Showdown final round at the 2018 Norwalk event 
  • As a resident of Akron, Ohio, Pawuk considers Norwalk to be his home track 
  • Pawuk occupies the No. 10 spot in the FSS standings 
 
 
WARREN WALCHER
Driver of the 
Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak

Last Event (Bristol):
DNQ 


 

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