A crew member for eight time NHRA top fuel world champion Tony Schumacher gets a good view of fire coming from the header pipes as the US Army dragster does a burnout during the opening qualifying session for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.
10 months ago
When you’ve been down the quarter in just over 3 seconds, nitromethane exhaust spewing white hot from zoomie headers at more than 300mph, what sort of project car doesn’t seem boring? For eight-time Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher (@thesargetf1), it’s one that holds just a little bit of nostalgia – a stiff clutch, and a nasty big block.
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#TBT 10 years ago this weekend I was in Las Vegas shooting @NHRA where I got this shot of top fuel driver Tony Schumacher in a ball of fire, giving the top end photographers a photo op, on his way to winning the race and the championship in his US Army dragster. 🔥🔥🔥
1 year ago
NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher explodes an engine of his US Army sponsored dragster as he crosses the finish line during the first round of qualifying for the Springnationals at Royal Purple Raceway.