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DSR Phoenix Pre-Race Report

NHRA Arizona Nationals
Event 2 of 22
Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
Chandler, Ariz. 
February 25-27, 2022

 

TONY SCHUMACHER
Driver of the Maynard Family Racing/Kaizen Collision Centers Top Fuel Dragster


NHRA Arizona Nationals Event Highlights:
  • Five-time event winner (2000, 2002, 2005, 2013, 2015) 
  • Six-time No. 1 qualifier (2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2015, 2018) 
  • Raced to a runner-up finish in 2012


2018 Phoenix Recap:
Qualified No. 1; First round exit (defeated by Greg Carrillo in E1)

Last Event (Pomona 1):
Qualified 12th; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Doug Kalitta in E1; defeated by Austin Prock in E2)

Career Statistics:
513 races; 85 event wins; 88 No. 1 qualifiers

Noteworthy:

  • Leads the Top Fuel class in number of wins at Phoenix (five): 2000, 2002, 2005, 2013, 2015
  • Leads the class in number of No. 1 qualifiers (six) at Phoenix: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2015, 2018
  • Became the first NHRA driver to eclipse the 330-mph barrier (330.23-mph) during the 1999 Phoenix event
  • Earned the pole position at his most recent Arizona Nationals outing (2018)
  • Reset both ends of his career-best numbers during the 2018 event:
    • E.T.: 3.649-seconds 
    • Speed: 336.57 MPH
Quotable:
“Phoenix has been awesome to me in the past. We were the first team to ever run 330-miles-per-hour during the 1999 event, and I’ve won that race several times. Our pre-season test session at Phoenix went really well. We ran good enough there to run mid-70s on a gravel road! So, if the conditions are right, I have no doubt we’ll go fast and be competitive this weekend.
 
“Last week at Pomona reminded me how I still need some more time to get reacquainted with driving a Top Fuel dragster, but I’m getting more comfortable with each and every run. I think as time goes on, this team will get stronger and stronger as we continue to work together. I’m certain we will be one of the top contenders in the Countdown to the Championship this year.”
 

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