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Schumacher sets record at US Nationals

– Tony Schumacher raced to his record ninth Top Fuel victory in the U.S. Nationals on Sunday, beating Spencer Massey with a run of 3.806 seconds at 315.34 mph in the rain-delayed NHRA event.

Schumacher broke a tie with former star Don Garlits for the event Top Fuel victory leader. Schumacher shares the overall mark with former Pro Stock driver Bob Glidden.

“He came from a different time,” Schumacher said about Garlits. “All we do now is drive the car. When he was racing, he drove the car, built it, prepared it and innovated new ideas.”

Defending champion Mike Neff won the Funny Car division, 15th-seeded Dave Connolly topped the Pro Stock field by edging crowd favorite Erica Enders, and top qualifier Andrew Hines won in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

The event was postponed a week when the remnants of Hurricane Isaac swamped the area.

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