Tony Schumacher wins Top Fuel final at NHRA Fall NationalsBy AP
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Schumacher wins Top Fuel final
ENNIS, Texas — Tony Schumacher raced to his fifth Top Fuel victory of the season and first in the playoffs, beating Shawn Langdon in the final round Sunday in the NHRA Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex.
Schumacher had a final run of 3.838 seconds at 320.43 mph, while Langdon trailed in 3.908 at 298.67.
With the victory and rival Larry Dixon’s second-round loss, Schumacher cut Dixon’s series lead to 94 points with three playoff races remaining. Dixon has 11 victories this year.
Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and LE Tonglet (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won in the NHRA Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship playoff event on the all-concrete dragstrip.
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