DSR Sonoma Pre-Race Report

NHRA Sonoma Nationals
Event 12 of 22
Sonoma Raceway
Sonoma, Calif.   
July 22-24, 2022 

Driver of the Okuma Top Fuel Dragster

Sonoma Event Highlights:
  • Two-time event champion (2007, 2008)  
  • Five-time runner-up (1999, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2018)  
  • Two-time No. 1 qualifier (2006, 2011) 
2018 Sonoma Recap:
Qualified fourth; Semifinal finish (defeated Shawn Reed in E1, Brittany Force in E2, Doug Kalitta in E3; defeated by Blake Alexander in E4)
Note: Did Not Compete in 2019, 2021; 2020 canceled due to COVID-19
Last Event (Denver):
Qualified 11th; First round exit (defeated by Clay Millican in E1)

Career Statistics:
523 races; 85 event wins; 88 No. 1 qualifiers
  • The 2022 Sonoma Nationals will mark Schumacher’s first time competing at Sonoma Raceway since 2018

“To me, Sonoma is one of those tracks that I just get extra pumped up about it. Denver, Bristol, Gainesville, Sonoma, those places are so epically beautiful, I look forward to them every time. Sonoma is one of those races where we’ve had some good success. After a disappointing first round in Denver, I’m ready to get right back in the car and try and redeem ourselves.
“We had to take out our back up car in Denver, and it’s been a thrash this week for the guys, putting a new front end on our original car. I’m not sure yet which car we will be running this weekend, but our guys are excellent at what they do and I have no doubt, at the end of the day, they’ll give me a great Okuma race car in Sonoma.” 


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