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JCM Racing Pre-Race Report: Pomona 1

NHRA Winternationals

Event 2 of 21

In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip

Pomona, Calif.

March 22 – 24, 2024


Driver of the Leatherwood Distillery Top Fuel Dragster

NHRA Winternationals Event Highlights:

  • Two-time event winner (2004, 2008)  

  • Two-time runner-up (2013, 2018)  

  • Four-time No. 1 qualifier (2005, 2006, 2007, 2013) 

2023 NHRA Winternationals Recap:

Qualified 8th; First round exit (defeated by Shawn Langdon in E1)

Career Statistics:

556 races; 86 wins, 88 No. 1 qualifiers


  • Leads the Top Fuel class in number of No. 1 qualifiers (10) at Pomona

  • Schumacher’s father, the late Funny Car pioneer Don Schumacher, won the 1973 event 


It’s about time that we see all of the hard work that’s gone into the back end of this operation show up on the race track. Our car and performance have stepped up so much. We really saw a turnaround during the Countdown last year, and we’ve only continued to improve on that in both testing and in Gainesville. Our Leatherwood Distillery team is looking forward to our first win together; we know it’s coming. Like so many others, Pomona has been a good track to me over the years, but it’s been a while since I was in the winner’s circle there. It’s going to be cool, throw down conditions this weekend and as long as we continue on this current path, I have no doubt we’ll have a strong showing this weekend.”


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