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NHRA 4-Wide Nationals
Mar 27 - 29
Charlotte, NC



U.S. Army Racing
The U.S. Army NHRA Top Fuel Dragster smokes its tires


The U.S. Army Top Fuel Dragster - it has the fastest acceleration on land.

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U.S. Army Racing NHRA driver Tony Schumacher

Tony Schumacher

Tony Schumacher grew up watching his father Don “The Shoe” Schumacher dominate the NHRA Funny Car field. So it was only a matter of time before Tony began racing.

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U.S. Army Racing NHRA driver Antron Brown

Antron Brown

The Army’s major associate sponsorship of Antron Brown’s dragster continues to keep him on the Army Racing team. Antron originally rode the U.S. Army Suzuki in the Pro Stock Motorcycle Class from 2003 – 2007.

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U.S. Army Racing NHRA Top Fuel pit crew

Pit Crew

Meet the team that keeps the U.S. Army Top Fuel Dragster fueled, lubed and on track to fly.

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U.S. Army Racing NHRA Top Fuel dragster flies off the starting line


View this year's NHRA Top Fuel Schedule - look fast: you don't want to miss a race.

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NHRA’s Y.E.S. logo

NHRA Y.E.S. Program

NHRA Youth & Education Services (Y.E.S.) program presented by the U.S. Army is motorsports' first and only full-time event dedicated to educational programming for high school and college-aged students.

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U.S. Army Racing NHRA driver Tony Schumacher prepares to race in his top fuel dragster


Read the NHRA Top Fuel News Archive.

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Students at a Ten80 NHRA Event

Ten80 Program

Education immersing students, educators, and administrators from across the country in the real-life applications of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts and careers.

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Engineered to Win

The technology is growing faster than we can use it.

Technology has come a long way in our sport to lighten parts, strengthening parts, make them faster.

What happens is you get so much information, wind tunnel data, different aero packages, the seven post machine, push up rig, the shock values.

Anything we can do to lighten up our race car is what were doing.

Try to make the race car go fast.

A lot more engineering, a lot more technology has come into this sport. NHRA the sanctioning body had to start slowing it down because the cars were almost going too fast.

You know our clutch apartment, our cylinder heads, our fuel system, there's always something evolving, kind of top secret stuff. There's not a time were we don’t roll up in the lanes that there's not four or five different crew members from every team looking at our car as it rolls by.

If you do have one little secret, you don’t want to give it away. You’d be surprised how many teams that hire people just to go walk around the race track and take pictures of peoples stuff.

There is things that we will contact the army about. Just say “Hey we’re thinking about doing this, you know, do you have any technology?” like our tow strap on our car that we tow it around with. We were trying to think of a better release mechanism for it. They have a mechanism on their parachutes that if a parachute fails they pull this wire.

They sent us a working solid model of it and were going to go and make some now. The technology that the US army has is just so vast. Every once in awhile we get to use a little bit of it.