Search for in
NHRA LODRS IHRA PDRA Drag News Photos
Mon, 14 Dec 2009, 03:06 PM

Schumacher and U.S. Army NHRA Top Fuel Team Deliver World Championship Trophy to Fort Hood
Courtesy of Chris Dirato





FORT HOOD, Texas --

U.S. Army Top Fuel team member Tyler Clouser; NHRA President Tom Compton;
III Corps and Fort Hood Commander, Lt. General Robert Cone; U.S. Army Top Fuel driver Tony Schumacher;
and U.S. Army Top Fuel team member Ron Freedman
U.S. Army Top Fuel driver Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher and his team presented the 2009 Full Throttle world championship trophy to the Soldiers here last Friday as part of a day of healing at the military installation.

After capturing his sixth straight title in Pomona, Calif. last month, Schumacher immediately announced his championship hardware was heading for Fort Hood where 13 people were killed during a shooting incident on November 5.

With assistance from NHRA President Tom Compton and his U.S. Army team, Schumacher handed the trophy to III Corps and Fort Hood Commander, Lt. General Robert Cone, who was among the military personnel attending the event known as "Fort Hood Community Strong."

In addition to Schumacher, other celebrities making appearances included actor Gary Sinise, comedian Dana Carvey, rapper Chamillionaire and pop star Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers.

"To be able to go to Fort Hood with my team was a moving experience to say the very least," said Schumacher afterwards. "We had a chance to meet with a number of Army Strong Soldiers during the day and it was truly something to see how they've dealt with such a terrible tragedy.

"It's very apparent the Fort Hood community has united in an effort to promote healing. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to help in that process. As I stated right after winning in Pomona, there was no question where the championship trophy should reside. Hopefully, we were able to put a smile on some faces during our visit. To be sure, our thoughts and prayers remain with everyone at Fort Hood."

Schumacher will begin defense of his '09 crown at the Kragen O'Reilly Winternationals, February 11-14, in Pomona, Calif. The 2010 season will mark the 10th year the U.S. Army has sponsored the Chicago-area resident.





NHRA: 10 Most Recent Entries [ top ]

Jul 27- SONOMA - NHRA Pro Bike Battle Preview
Jul 27- SONOMA - Plenty Still on the Line for Defending Top Fuel World Champion
Jul 27- SEATTLE - Top Fuel Standout Richie Crampton Confident Turnaround Will Come Heading
Jul 27- SONOMA - Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals Pit Notes
Jul 27- SONOMA - Cacklefest, Nostalgia Get-Together Highlight 50 Years of Funny Car Celebration
Jul 27- SONOMA - Raceway Celebrates 50 Years of Funny Car with Starting Line Party
Jul 27- NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Event Agreement Extended With Houston's Royal Purple
Jul 27- Kasey Coler Named NHRA Vice President of Marketing and Brand Strategy
Jul 27- BRAINERD - Event Preview
Jul 27- SEATTLE - Event Preview

Copyright ©2016 AUTOSALES INC, dba Summit Racing Equipment
Ready to take your order at 1-800-230-3030 | Customer Service 1-800-517-1035