It turned out to be a wonderful day for racing at Route 66 Raceway, after all the clouds and rain cleared the area from overnight. Tony Schumacher raced to his 80th Wally over longtime rival Larry Dixon in the Top Fuel final round. Schumacher, formerly of the Chicago suburbs, has three victories this season and five total at the Chicago track.
Schumacher’s teammate, Tommy Johnson Jr. also won his final round contest, only in the Funny Car class. He defeated another teammate Matt Hagen for his first victory of the season. The win also locks Johnson into the Traxxas Shootout for Funny Cars at the U.S. Nationals. All in all a great day for Don Schumacher Racing.