BROWNSBURG, Ind. – The most decorated Top Fuel driver in NHRA history, Tony Schumacher, is set to make an anticipated return to the dragstrip this upcoming season with the help of Scag Power Equipment.
Scag Power Equipment, an industry leader in commercial riding, stand-on, and walk-behind lawn mowers, has joined forces with the eight-time champion driver who announced in October that he would be returning to the Don Schumacher Racing stable to compete on the NHRA Camping World Series circuit full-time next year.
Scag joins DSR as a primary partner where it will have top billing on Schumacher’s 11,000-horsepower machine at five events this coming season.
Additionally, Scag will serve as a co-primary supporter at six races, sharing equal branding space with the Maynard family, who joined drag racing’s winningest organization at the start of this past season, and later announced they would be expanding their relationship to become one of Schumacher’s primary backers next year.
“I’m really looking forward to next year,” said Schumacher, whose return at the NHRA Winternationals opener will mark his first championship campaign since hanging up his helmet at the conclusion of the 2018 season. “To be able to introduce Scag Power Equipment to drag racing fans, what an incredible opportunity. This is their first foray into our sport, so this will all be brand-new for them. I’m so excited to be a part of something big, and for them to be a part of our team. I’m looking forward to helping promote their brand, winning races, and hopefully, winning a championship.
“It’s the type of partnership that seems like it was just made for the sport of NHRA Drag Racing. Scag is all about bringing the power, and that’s what we do best. Not to mention, they’re well-known for their zero-turn mower models, and of course, we all know in drag racing, going straight is always the ultimate goal. We’re here for a couple of reasons – building brand awareness for Scag Power Equipment and mowing down the competition, and I’m just ready to get going.”
While Scag has previously ventured into the motorsports industry, the Wisconsin-based organization is eager to tap into NHRA’s audience of straight-line speed enthusiasts and views DSR as the perfect vehicle to showcase its vast product line.
“We’re excited to partner with premier Top Fuel team, Don Schumacher Racing, and driver, Tony Schumacher,” said Meghan McCabe, corporate marketing manager of Metalcraft of Mayville/Scag Power Equipment. “Like Tony and DSR on the track, Scag has long been the lawn mower brand all others are trying to catch. We’re looking forward to a great 2022 season together.”
Scag Power Equipment will make its NHRA debut at the NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville (Fla.) Raceway on March 11-13.