Tony Schumacher, driving the US Army sponsored NHRA Top Fuel dragster, won the Thundervalley Nationals event yesterday at Bristol, TN. The win solidified his second place standing in the points battle, and clinched him a spot in NHRA's championship countdown.
The win was the 101st NHRA National event title for the US Army. It was the 100th event title for Don Schumacher Racing, Tony's father and race team owner.
John Force, the 62 year old crazy man and most dominate professional driver in NHRA history, won his 130th National Event at Bristol as well. No one will ever come close to that record! He regained first place in the Funny Car points chase from his son-in-law and teammate Robert Hight.