MASSEY, CAPPS GIVE BOSS DON SCHUMACHER EMOTIONAL WINS IN NHRA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Either way it turned out, Don Schumacher was the winner.
Spencer Massey drove past Don Schumacher Racing teammate Tony Schumacher in the final round to claim the Top Fuel title while DSR driver Ron Capps won the Funny Car final Sunday at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Auto Plus Speedway.
Don Schumacher, who underwent surgery and radiation to treat tongue and neck cancer during the offseason, became emotional after the showdown between Tony Schumacher, Don's son, and Massey.
"At this point, it hasn't changed me a lot," said Don Schumacher, attending a race for the first time since undergoing surgery the day before Thanksgiving. "But maybe you need to talk to my family and friends and see if they think it's changed me. I love what I do, and will continue to do what I do."
Massey cut a 0.020-second light to edge Tony Schumacher, who had a slightly faster elapsed time in the final round. Capps turned a 0.0001-second win over Tim Wilkerson in the semifinals into a final-round win over John Hale. Read Full Article