CHICAGO -- While the countdown to the 2003 drag racing season is well underway, Tony “The Sarge” Schumacher has an important holiday season trip to make before he even considers setting foot on a drag strip.
“We’re leaving on December 28th and will be over there for a week,” said the Chicago-area native. “I’m really looking forward to the trip. This is an opportunity to bring cheer and good wishes to the troops serving our country. It’s also a chance to return the support they have given the U.S. Army Top Fuel Drag Racing Team.”
Among the other drivers scheduled to make the journey include NASCAR driver Jerry Nadeau, who recently was named to pilot the U.S. Army Winston Cup car next season.
Shortly after returning from Afghanistan, Schumacher will head to San Antonio for a U.S. Army-sponsored high school All-America football game, then travel to Firebird International Raceway in Phoenix, Jan. 18-19, for the 2003 NHRA’ s National Time Trials. The Phoenix event marks the first official pre-season test for all of the pro drag racing teams.
“Once Christmas comes and goes, my life will clearly take a dramatic turn,” added Schumacher with a chuckle.
The 2003 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series season opener, the K&N Filters Winternationals, is slated for Feb. 6-9.
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