Don Schumacher Racing will cap its third consecutive year as partners with New York-New York Hotel & Casino when DSR's seven drivers meet fans, sign autographs, and pose for pictures from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, in the main hotel lobby, where reigning Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan's Mopar/Aaron's Dream Machine 320-mph Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car and seven-time world champion Tony Schumacher's U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster will be on display.
The Top Fuel lineup features points leader Antron Brown and the Matco Tools special-edition pink Tools for the Cause dragster, benefiting the Susan G. Komen Fight for the Cure organization. FRAM/Prestone's Spencer Massey is second in points, and close behind is Schumacher.
In Funny Car, Jack Beckman and the Battery eXtender Powered by Schumacher Dodge Charger R/T team set a national record en route to slipping past teammate Ron Capps of the NAPA Auto Parts team at the last event to take the points lead heading to Las Vegas. Big O Tires/Service Central's Johnny Gray is ranked fourth, and Hagan is 11th with two events remaining in the season.
"All our drivers look forward to racing at Las Vegas; a big part of the reason is staying at New York-New York," said Brown, who has won six NHRA titles this year. "We really don't have to leave New York-New York except to go to the racetrack."
The New York-New York is offering a special package that includes two-for-one patio breakfast at Il Fornaio and passes for rides on the roller coaster at New York-New York for those booking new rooms for the week of the Big O Tires NHRA Nationals. For booking information, log on to http://nyny.lv/ShoeRacing1012.