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Ever made a perfect run? Tony Schumacher...
Yes, I have – in the final round of the 2006 Finals, when I had to win and
set the national record to win the championship (LEFT). Everything had
to be perfect, and the wind died down right before we ran. There’ll never
be another run like that. I don’t even remember staging that time.
In the split-second world of drag racing, you start thinking too much and you start losing...
BE A MACHINE
Top Fuel drivers don’t have time to think. In a race that lasts just three and a half seconds, there’s no analysis, no strategy, and no time to recover from even the slightest
lapse in concentration. The only way to win is to be, as U.S.
Army dragster racer Tony Schumacher calls it, a machine.
It’s going to make me sick.”
Former NHRA Rookie of the Year
Spencer Massey, driver of the FRAM
dragster and one of Schumacher’s chief
rivals for the 2011 Full Throttle
championship, has the same mindset.
“Being a machine means being consistent,
doing the same job time after time after
time; not thinking too much, and
especially not over-driving the car. I’ve
watched Tony for years, and he’s smooth.
He has about the same light every time,
and he doesn’t make mistakes. He told me
a long time ago that the guy who ends up