first out gay drag racer in history competed in the Brooklyn Half–a 13.1-mile loop through New York’s most populous borough.
His journey began with an early morning trip on the subway and concluded with mimosas. In between, Shumake ran half of a marathon–and gave off totally hot sporty dad vibes.
Despite the dreary weather, Shumake shined, with his wet salt-and-pepper hair glistening under his baseball cap. His song selection, Tom Petty’s “Running Down A Dream,” is perfect too.See for yourself here:A post shared by Travis Shumake (@travieshu)Growing up, Shumake’s dream was supposed to be drag racing.
His father, Tripp Shumake, is a National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) legend. The elder Shumake was so dedicated to racing, he once left church on a helicopter so he could make it to the track on time.But up until recently, Shumake stayed away from his family’s pastime.