The owner of Brownsburg, Ind. based Don Schumacher Racing began the 2018 season looking to add more series championship titles to his team’s impressive resume. In 2017 DSR took home 25 event victories between the two professional nitro categories and won the Funny Car Traxxas Shootout. In 2016, DSR “doubled-up” on world championships for the fourth time as Antron Brown won his second consecutive title in Top Fuel and Ron Capps won his first Funny Car world championship. In 2014, Schumacher’s U.S. Army (Tony Schumacher) and Mopar Dodge Charger R/T (Matt Hagan) won their respective NHRA world championships; in 2012 it was Brown (Top Fuel) and Jack Beckman (Funny Car); and in 2005 it was T. Schumacher and Gary Scelzi (Funny Car). In 19 seasons, Schumacher’s teams have won 16 NHRA world championships and more than 320 NHRA national event titles, including the five victories Schumacher raced to in Funny Car from 1970 to 1973. The multi-car team owner is one of drag racing’s pioneers and was inducted into the prestigious International Motorsports Hall of Fame at Talladega Motor Speedway in 2013. He was one of the fiercest match racers to ever compete in a Funny Car and won five NHRA national events, including the 1970 U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis. In 1974, Schumacher retired from drag racing to develop his family business, Schumacher Electric Corp., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of battery chargers. He returned to NHRA Drag Racing in 1998 as team owner of the Top Fuel dragster driven by his son, Tony Schumacher.
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