NHRA Racer Tony Schumacher to Visit Cal Poly Pomona on Thursday


NHRA Racer Tony Schumacher to Visit Cal Poly Pomona on Thursday
Tony “The Sarge” Schumacher will speak with Cal Poly Pomona students on Thursday, Nov. 7.

Schumacher's U.S. Army-sponsored dragster will be on display at Cal Poly Pomona.

In a profession where time is truly of the essence, NHRA Top Fuel drag racer Tony ?The Sarge? Schumacher will spend some of this valuable commodity speaking with students on Thursday, Nov. 7 during a visit to the Cal Poly Pomona campus.

Schumacher, the 1999 NHRA Top Fuel World champion, is scheduled for a classroom session with engineering students from 9:30-10:30 a.m. He will be available to the campus community from 10:30-11:30 a.m. during an open meet-and-greet session.

During Schumacher?s visit, his U.S. Army-sponsored dragster ? featuring a 500 cubic inch TFX aluminum hemi engine ? and the team?s specially equipped Hummer support vehicle will be on display between buildings 9 & 17. Running on nitro-methane fuel, an NHRA Top Fuel dragster goes from zero to 100 miles-per-hour in just 0.8 seconds. It accelerates faster than any other land vehicle on earth, and starts faster than even the space shuttle.

?This is a wonderful opportunity for Cal Poly Pomona and our students,? says Karen Capestro, events coordinator for the university?s Career Center. ?The fact that the Army is one of our Career Center partners makes the visit even more special for us.?

Schumacher, the son of legendary Funny Car driver Don ?The Shoe? Schumacher, has two Top Fuel victories and five finals appearances this season. He will be competing in the season-ending Auto Club of Southern California Finals Nov. 7-10 at historic Pomona Raceway.

For additional information, contact the Cal Poly Pomona Career Center at (909) 869-2344.