NJ NATIVE ANTRON BROWN WINS!! RETURNING TO ENGLISHTOWN AT THE SUPERNATIONALS MAY 31 – JUNE 3
Hometown hero Antron Brown held off fellow Don Schumacher Racing teammate Tony Schumacher in the final round when he powered his Matco Tools dragster to a 3.793-second pass at 319.82 mph. It was Brown’s first win of the season in his second consecutive final round appearance. It was also his 32nd career win, with 16 wins in Top Fuel and 16 wins in Pro Stock Motorcycle. Brown began his racing career in motocross racing at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park’s moto track, before jumping to the asphalt.
It was an incredible day,” said the Chesterfield, New Jersey native. “The competition in Top Fuel now, pound for pound, is like a 324 mph Pro Stock class. Even though the odds were against us, we dug down deep and believed in our Matco Tools boys. We took it one round at a time and really had to battle with these guys. Making it to the final round for the second race in a row is a real huge statement. But it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish especially when the Countdown gets tight.”
The win moved Brown to the top spot in the Top Fuel standings, 32 points ahead of second-place Schumache. Last year’s Englishtown Top Fuel Champion an fellow Don Schumacher Racing teammate Spencer Massey sits third after his second round appearance.
The NHRA Supernationals has been a stop on the Full Throttle Series tour for 43 years, yielding some of drag racing’s most thrilling and historical moments. This year’s NHRA Supernationals, May 31 – June 2, 2012, at famed OldBridgeTownshipRacewayPark is the northeast’s most action-packed motorsport event. It once again promises to include record setting performances and the thrills only NHRA Championship Drag Racing can provide. Don’t miss the excitement of Top Fuel Dragsters and Nitro Burning Funny Cars tearing down the Englishtown asphalt strip at over 300 Mile Per Hour. Remember, each spectator ticket is a pit pass giving you up-close access to both NHRA legends and today’s top stars. Get your tickets today!
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