• Army Top Fuel pilot Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher\'s crew rolls the Army dragster onto the track at the zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C. Schumacher set became the winningest top fuel driver in history with 53 wins.

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    Army Top Fuel pilot Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher\'s crew rolls the Army dragster onto the track at the zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C. Schumacher set became the winningest top fuel driver in history with 53 wins.

  • One of Army Top Fuel pilot Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher's crew straps him into the cockpit prior to making a launch down the dragway that will propel him 330 mph and a 1,000 feet in less than four seconds.

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    One of Army Top Fuel pilot Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher's crew straps him into the cockpit prior to making a launch down the dragway that will propel him 330 mph and a 1,000 feet in less than four seconds.

  • U.S. Army Top Fuel driver Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher roared to his 53rd career victory Sunday at the new zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C. setting the record for most National Hot Rod Association victories of all-time. Sgt. 1st Class Andy Hardy (left) and Staff Sgt. Michael Gainey help him celebrate his win. Schumacher made the eighth and final run against former Army Pro Stock Motorcycle master Antron Brown who switched to top fuel in 2007. The Sarge\'s 53rd career win also give him one more victory than previous holder and Hall of Famer Joe Amato.

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    U.S. Army Top Fuel driver Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher roared to his 53rd career victory Sunday at the new zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C. setting the record for most National Hot Rod Association victories of all-time. Sgt. 1st Class Andy Hardy (left) and...

  • Army Top Fuel driver Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher\'s dragster belches fire as it launches from the starting line in the fourth race of the second day of the Carolina Nationals at the new zMax Dragway in Corcord, N.C.

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    Army Top Fuel driver Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher\'s dragster belches fire as it launches from the starting line in the fourth race of the second day of the Carolina Nationals at the new zMax Dragway in Corcord, N.C.

  • While one member of the crew changes the tires on Army Top Fuel pilot Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher\'s dragster, other crew members work on the engine. After each run, which is usually under four seconds, the entire engine is dismantled and

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    While one member of the crew changes the tires on Army Top Fuel pilot Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher\'s dragster, other crew members work on the engine. After each run, which is usually under four seconds, the entire engine is dismantled and

  • After each run of 1,000 feet, Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher\'s dragster engine was torn apart by his crew down to the chassis and rebuilt. Here a member of the crew replaces the injectors.

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    After each run of 1,000 feet, Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher\'s dragster engine was torn apart by his crew down to the chassis and rebuilt. Here a member of the crew replaces the injectors.

  • Army Top Fuel driver Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher\'s crew removes the engine from his dragster which generates 8,000 horsepower -- the equivalent of nine NASCARs -- in less than four seconds.

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    Army Top Fuel driver Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher\'s crew removes the engine from his dragster which generates 8,000 horsepower -- the equivalent of nine NASCARs -- in less than four seconds.

  • Assistant crew chief Jason McCulloch pours nearly 16 gallons of nitro methane fuel into Schumacher\'s dragster. The car generates 7,000 horsepower and will burn all the fuel within 1,000 feet in under four seconds.

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    Assistant crew chief Jason McCulloch pours nearly 16 gallons of nitro methane fuel into Schumacher\'s dragster. The car generates 7,000 horsepower and will burn all the fuel within 1,000 feet in under four seconds.

  • Army Top Fuel pilot Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher does a burn-out prior to making his run down the 1,000 foot track at the zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C.

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    Army Top Fuel pilot Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher does a burn-out prior to making his run down the 1,000 foot track at the zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C.

  • Army Top Fuel driver Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher ready to make a run on the dragstrip at the the new zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C.

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    Army Top Fuel driver Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher ready to make a run on the dragstrip at the the new zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C.

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