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Tony Schumacher: From catastrophic engine failure to the winner's circle in one weekend

Before winning the 2024 Super Grip NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway, Tony Schumacher experienced an engine explosion in his Top Fuel dragster that fans in the stands will never forget.
11 Jun 2024
Posted by NHRA.com staff

 The incident occurred during the qualifying rounds, capturing the attention of fans and racers alike. As Tony Schumacher's dragster roared down the track, the engine lost multiple cylinders and let go with a massive explosion. The force of the blast was so intense that it shattered the carbon-fiber scoop that feeds the supercharger and parts went flying in all directions.