This morning the most decorated Top Fuel driver in NHRA history, announced that when he makes his bid for a ninth championship he’ll be mowing down the competition with help from his new sponsor, Scag Power Equipment.
Scag Power Equipment is an industry leader in commercial riding, stand-on and walk-behind lawn mowers. They have joined DSR as a primary partner so they will have top billing on Tony’s 11,000 horsepower Top Fuel dragster at five events during the 2022 season. Additionally, Scag will serve as a co-primary supporter at six races, sharing equal branding space with the Maynard family, who joined drag racing’s winningest organization at the start of the 2021 season and later announced that they would be expanding their relationship to become one of Tony’s primary backers in 2022.
Tony had this to say about the new partnership, “I’m really looking forward to next year. 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 excited to be part of something big, and for them to be 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. 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.”
Though Scag has previously ventured into the motorsports industry, the Wisconsin based organization is eager to tap into the NHRA’s audience and views DSR as the perfect vehicle to showcase its vast product line.
Meghan McCabe, Corporate Marketing Manager, Metalcraft of Mayville/Scag Power Equipment, had this to say, “We’re excited to partner with premier Top Fuel team, Don Schumacher Racing, and driver, Tony Schumacher. Like Tony and DSR on track, Scag has long been the lawn mower brand all others trying to catch. We’re looking forward to a great 2022 season together.”
Scag Power Equipment will make its NHRA debut at the unofficial ‘East Coast opener,’ the NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway in Florida, March 11th – 13th.