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Don Schumacher returns from cancer treatment, gets sweep of top NHRA series at Gatornationals

Don Schumacher Racing swept the top two NHRA series at the Gatornationals on Sunday, giving the car owner the perfect welcome back gift following cancer treatment.

Spencer Massey won the Top Fuel division, edging DSR teammate Tony Schumacher in the final. Ron Capps won the Funny Car division by beating surprising finalist John Hale, the No. 15 qualifier.

Greg Anderson got the victory in Pro Stock, ending a 59-race victory drought. Anderson missed the first five events last season after undergoing heart surgery.

Karen Stoffer won Pro Stock Motorcycle division, the 198th victory by a woman in NHRA history.

But most of the post-race conversation was about Schumacher, a member of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame who was one of the Funny Car pioneers. Schumacher has 13 NHRA championships and 245 event titles.

It was the 43rd Schumacher sweep of the NHRA's top two series, including his second this season.