Tony Schumacher is known American drag racer and a son of a racing Legend Don Schumacher. His current car is a Top Fuel dragster from the US Army and he drives it under the nickname “Sarge”.
He is one of the most efficient drivers in street racing and an eight-time chain champion of the NHRA Top Fuel.
Tony was born as Anthony Schumacher was born on December 25th 1969 in New Jersey, United States. His mother was Susann Schumacher and his father was Don Schumacher.
He was a student at st. John’s Military Academy in the town called Delafield in Wisconsin.
His career began in 1996 when he succeeded in qualifying as the 16th in Mac Tools US National Championship.
It is an event where a great tragedy has occurred when the leader of the race Blaine Johnson got killed in a car crash.
Tony was always involved in safety matters and he was one of the people who helped in developing the sensor which will detect engine fire in a way that it will protec the driver and will shut down the pump and avoid accident.
Safety became a very big issue after one more driver called Scott Kalitta died on the tracks.
Tony became even more popular after he broke the record which was held by Joe Amato.
1999 was the best year in his career because he was the first driver to go over 330 miles per hour in the contest.
In 2005 he broke the world record in the fastest 1/4 mile Top Fuel Run. It was 337.58 miles per hour.That was in a race in Brainerd in Minnesota.
In 2008 he became the driver with most won competitions in NHRA Top Fuel history when he landed his 53rd victory in race.
Schumacher’s father is also a racing institution who was a successful driver in his youth .Don Schumacher is a former car driver and currently Tony is driving for his father’s organization called “Funny Rides”.
The US Army supported his racing for a few years both financially and technically so he was always wearing his military buzzcut hairstyle to look more like a soldier. That brought him a nickname Sarge.
Sarge is also the nickname of the car and it’s not rare that cars have the same nickname as the driver and vice versa.
He’s chief of the crew was Alan Johnson but he left him in 2008 trying to form his own racing team called Al-Anabi Racing.
Al-Anabi’s driver is Schumacher’s greatest rival named Larry Dixon.
Alan Johnson is one of the biggest reasons why Schumacher held five consecutive titles. He is a specialist for street racing.
The first time the two of them met again was in 2009 in Las Vegas where he has beaten Larry Dixon in a race.
2008 was Tony’s most dominant year in Top Fuel Championshop he ever had.
It was the year where he won seven events in a row and altogether 15 events won.
He won the 2009 Top Fuel Championship but in a very dramatic way.
2010 was a very bad year for him since he lost a lot of races to his rival Dixon.
He is also a businessman because he is a co-owner of winemaking supply company. It’s named “Perfect Brewing Supply”.
The 2018 season began great for Tony since his career score came to 806 wins and 389 loses.
Tony is a very emotional person and he enjoys playing the guitar. In 2007 he went on the stage in Chicago with the known Van Halen guitarist called Michael Anthony and they played guitars together.
His emotional side was seen in 2011 when he drove his car in a race and took ashes of Chris Radok with him. Chris was a photographer who was murdered in January the same year. It was his way of showing respect to Chris Radok.
While he was racing for the Army he often went to high schools to talk to students and he hosted soldiers at various NHRA events.
Tony also visited troops in their bases both in the USA and at war-zones, mostly in the Middle East.
He wasn’t a stranger to soldiers who were unfortunate enough to be in Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital in Washington.
Tony liked hanging out with other soldiers and was involved in jumps from plane jumps with the Golden Knights from USA Army. He is very proud of U.S.Army and what it represents.
He is married to his high school sweatheart Cara and they have three kids together: Jacqueline Susan, Anthony Joseph and Michael Donald Scumacher.
There are rumours that his marriage isn’t strong as it used to be and that a divorce is near.
The reason for the rumours ar found in the fact that he was seen with a young starlete Summer Penland. Although everybody is telling him that Summer is only after his money and that his wife Cara is too precious to lose, it seems like he isn’t listening to anyone but himself.
It is told that he is a very stubborn and arrogant person in business but now it seems he is personally just the same.
Full name: Anthony Schumacher
Date of birth: December 25, 1969
Birthplace: New Jersey
Profession: drag driver, soldier
Height: 1, 86 m
Weight: 86 kg
Net Worth: $8 million