Tony Schumacher received his first Jerry Titus Memorial Trophy Saturday
evening at the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters
Association (AARWBA) awards ceremony at the Hyatt Regency in downtown
Indianapolis. The Jerry Titus Memorial Trophy, named for the late
journalist and racer, is given annually to honor the driver who earns
the most total votes in balloting for auto racing's official
All-America Team as selected by the membership of AARWBA.
Schumacher, 37, from Chicago, became the 37th winner of the prestigious
trophy, which has been awarded to many of auto racing’s greats. Other
NHRA stars to be honored with the coveted prize include Don Prudhomme
(1976), Shirley Muldowney (1982) and John Force (1996, 1999, 2000 and
2002), the only four-time winner of the Titus award. A.J. Foyt (1975),
Mario Andretti (1977, ’78 and ’84), Darrell Waltrip (1981), Dale
Earnhardt (1987), Nigel Mansell (1993) and Jeff Gordon (1995, ’98 and
’01) also have received the honor.