by Bobby Bennett Thu, 2022-01-13 22:10
Scotty Cannon was on the verge of landing a 30-pound fish and was in a much bigger struggle than he ever experienced with any of his 1990s Pro Modified adversaries. Then the phone rang.
Cannon, who was reeling and pulling, and rasslin' with something underneath his family's iconic lake, looked down at his phone, and it was drag racing legend Don Garlits. He was somewhat torn with what to do. Answer the phone or finish the fight?
Then he hit the wrong button and accidentally declined the call from Big Daddy. Immediately, he returned to what seemed like a battle with a Great White shark off the coast of Amity Island.
by Tracy Renck Thu, 2022-01-13 17:53
Nitro Funny Car driver/team owner Bob Tasca III had a memorable 2021 NHRA Camping World Series Drag Racing season.
He finished third in the point standings, highlighted by three wins in Las Vegas, Atlanta and the season finale in Pomona, Calif. Tasca also had impressive 32-17 elimination-round record.
Despite his accomplishments, Tasca isn’t patting himself on the back because he knows there’s more goals for his team to reach.
by Bobby Bennett; Photos courtesy of Don Schumacher Racing, NHRA, Auto Imagery Wed, 2022-01-12 17:52
This season will be drastically different for Don Schumacher, the winningest team owner in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series. Just five seasons ago, Schumacher entered the 2017 season with eight teams. When the season kicks off next month in Pomona, Schumacher will roll through the gates with just one professional team, the one driven by his son Tony Schumacher.
Schumacher addresses the downsizing in this exclusive interview with CompetitionPlus.com editor Bobby Bennett. He also reflects on his successful run as a mega-team owner and his time in the sport as a drag racer.
Schumacher also looks ahead to the landscape of his team and if he plans to reexpand or remain as he is now in this first interview ahead of the 2022 season.