Ep 10: When The Going Gets Tough, 8-time NHRA Champ Tony Schumacher Gets Going
Tony Schumacher survived one of the worst accidents in drag racing history. His thoughts on it? Working an office job still scares him more. In this episode of M2M the most successful drag racer in NHRA history shares the importance of having a good team around you, growing up in the shadow of his father (legendary driver, Don Schumacher), and what it’s like handle an engine that accelerates faster than any other car, jet, or space shuttle ever invented.From his very first professional race where one of the best drivers in the world (Blaine Johnson) was killed, to his most recent crash in the middle of a pandemic, to having a military chopper full of soldiers in Baghdad delay take-off awaiting to hear how he performed in the now-famous “Final Run” race, Tony Schumacher has raced under every condition known to man, is living to tell the tale with all limbs intact, and can’t wait to talk about what with 12,000 horsepower feels like on your face.