Tony Schumacher, the winningest Top Fuel driver in NHRA Drag Racing history, will be inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America's (MSHFA) class of 2025. Schumacher is one of seven motorsports icons receiving this honor, reserved for game-changing performers in American motorsports.

Other inductees in the MSHFA Class of 2025 include Carl Haas, Dale Jarrett, Skip Barber, Miguel Duhamel, Ed Iskenderian, and Bill Stroppe. The induction ceremony is scheduled for March next year in Daytona, Florida.

"This is such an honor. I'm rarely at a loss for words, but the thought of being inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America has me feeling a little speechless," remarked Schumacher. "I have to thank my family and all those who have supported me throughout my career. Things like this don't happen unless you're surrounded by incredible people who believe in you.
"Motorsports is filled with so many great father-son stories, which is why it's no surprise to see so many father-son duos that have been honored through various Hall of Fame inductions. My dad did so many incredible things for the sport of drag racing, and it feels really special to be recognized in this way and become the next father-son team to join this prestigious list."

Schumacher's induction holds special meaning as his father, Don Schumacher, received the same distinction in 2019. Don Schumacher passed away in December 2023, making Tony proud to continue the family legacy.

Schumacher expressed his gratitude for the honor, thanking his family and supporters. He acknowledged the significance of father-son stories in motorsports and felt privileged to join this prestigious list.

"I know that I'm blessed beyond measure to get to go out there and compete week after week with the best crew and fans in the sport," said Schumacher. "Being recognized alongside such an awe-inspiring group of motorsports legends is just beyond anything I could have ever imagined."

Starting his career in drag racing following his father's path, Schumacher quickly rose through NHRA's ranks, capturing his first of eight NHRA series titles in 1999. He holds numerous records in the category, including most event titles, No. 1 qualifiers, and world championships.

Schumacher formed a long-lasting partnership with the U.S. Army in 2000, earning him the nickname "the Sarge" for his role as an Army ambassador. Despite his achievements, Schumacher remains focused on pursuing his ninth NHRA Top Fuel world championship.