NHRA FULL THROTTLE SERIES TITLEIST TONY SCHUMACHER PRESENTS CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY TO FORT HOOD TROOPS

NHRA president Tom Compton on hand to support the presentation

GLENDORA, Calif. (Dec. 11, 2009) -- The first thing U.S. Army driver Tony Schumacher said when he claimed his sixth straight and seventh overall NHRA Full Throttle Series championship title was that the trophy would be heading to Fort Hood.

Schumacher won the championship just days after the Nov. 5 shooting at Fort Hood that claimed 12 lives and left 31 injured and today he will be presenting the trophy during the "Fort Hood Community Strong" event that will feature a number of formal presentations followed by a series of musical acts.

"This trophy will go to Fort Hood," Schumacher said after winning the championship Nov. 14, just nine days after the Fort Hood shootings. "I don't think there's any question in the world where it belongs. We're going to give this trophy to the families of the victims. Hopefully they'll know how much we're thinking of them when they see it on display. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with them."

Schumacher will make the presentation at approximately 1 p.m. local time today and NHRA president Tom Compton will be on hand to offer the full support of the sanctioning body.

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