Scag Power Equipment is joining forces with Tony Schumacher, the most-decorated Top Fuel driver in NHRA history, and Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) as a primary partner. Scag will have top billing on Schumacher’s 11,000-horsepower machine at five events during the 2022 season; the company will also serve as a co-primary supporter at six additional races. Scag will make its NHRA debut at the unofficial “East Coast opener,” the NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway in Florida, March 11-13.
While Scag has previously ventured into the motorsports industry, the company is eager to tap into NHRA’s audience of straight-line speed enthusiasts. Scag views DSR as the perfect vehicle to showcase its product line.
“We’re excited to partner with premier Top Fuel team, Don Schumacher Racing, and driver Tony Schumacher. Like Tony and DSR on the track, Scag has long been the lawn mower brand all others are trying to catch. We’re looking forward to a great 2022 season together,” says Meghan McCabe, corporate marketing manager, Metalcraft of Mayville/Scag Power Equipment.
Schumacher announced in October that he would be returning to the Don Schumacher Racing stable to compete on the NHRA Camping World Series circuit full-time in 2022.
“I’m really looking forward to next year,” says Schumacher, whose on-track return at the season-opening NHRA Winternationals will mark his first championship campaign since the conclusion of the 2018 season. “To be able to introduce Scag Power Equipment to drag racing fans, what an incredible opportunity. This is their first foray into our sport, so this will all be brand-new for them. I’m so excited to be a part of something big, and for them to be a part of our team. I’m looking forward to helping promote their brand, winning races, and hopefully, winning a championship.
“It’s the type of partnership that seems like it was just made for the sport of NHRA Drag Racing,” adds Schumacher. “Scag is all about bringing the power, and that’s what we do best. Not to mention, they’re well-known for their zero-turn mower models, and of course, we all know in drag racing, going straight is always the ultimate goal. We’re here for a couple of reasons – building brand awareness for Scag Power Equipment and mowing down the competition, and I’m just ready to get going.”
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