by Jerry Bonkowski
“My car has been fantastic,” Anderson said. “I’m absolutely having a ball. I’ve got a great race team behind me and they are doing a great job. I can’t wait to go to the next race.”
And in Top Fuel, defending champion and 8-time world champ Tony Schumacher, at 45 the kid of the trio, roared to his second win of the season and 79th of his career.
Schumacher’s 3.809-second run at 321.35 mph run edged runner-up Larry Dixon (3.881 seconds, 319.60 mph) and pushed Schumacher to second in the Top Fuel standings.
“[Crew chiefs] Mike [Green] and Neal [Strausbaugh] did an outstanding job today,” said Schumacher. “I felt like I drove well today. Together as a team we went out and won. We did a great job, what a battle.”
Sunday’s race was the 10th event on the 24-race NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. The next race is this coming weekend’s (June 19-21) Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol (Tenn.) Dragway.
Lincoln Electric is a proud partner of John Force Racing & Don Schumacher Racing.