Drag Illustrated Issue 178, September / October 2022 - Page 109

DON

[ The Drag Illustrated Interview ]

SCHUMACHER

BY WES BUCK PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARC GEWERTZ AND RICK BELDEN

THE NHRA NITRO

landscape is changing . Where it was once seen as advantageous to field several teams across the Top Fuel and Funny Car classes , the dynamic has shifted . An independent , single-car team has won the last four consecutive Top Fuel world championships , and many more one-car operations are proving the merits of independence on race day Sunday .
Surprisingly , one of the people supporting the shifting dynamic is team owner Don Schumacher , who once owned around a dozen teams spread
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