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Shawn Langdon did more than carry his weight in the 30 races he drove a Top Fuel dragster for Don Schumacher Racing, and team owner Don Schumacher wishes him the best in the next chapter of his racing career with Kalitta Motorsports.
Langdon, the 2013 NHRA Top Fuel world champion, joined DSR on loan from Alan Johnson Racing after AJR shut down its racing operation.
Langdon won the last NHRA Countdown the Championship race at Pomona, Calif., in 2015 for DSR and added three more Mello Yello Drag Racing titles in 2016 as a full-time DSR driver for the entire 24-race season last year.
“Shawn always will be part of the Don Schumacher Racing family,” said Don Schumacher. “He was a great, great asset to our team and an excellent teammate for our seven other drivers.
Funding issues kept Langdon from starting this season for DSR, but his Top Fuel career will resume with Kalitta.
“We have been looking for partners to help us run his team, but I will never stand in the way of a driver wanting to race. If I can’t give him that opportunity then I won’t hold him back.”