Persistent storms force NHRA officials to cancel Friday’s action at the Keystone Nationals

Antron Brown: “This track is going to be super mean,”

Mohnton, Pa. – Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to cancel Friday’s racing action at the NHRA Keystone Nationals. Rain started in the morning and showers were expected to fall throughout the day at Maple Grove Raceway.

Despite Friday's washout, 2012 Top Fuel world champ and current points leader Antron Brown is confident that conditions on Saturday and Sunday are capable of providing national record-like runs that will thrill fans at the facility in eastern Pennsylvania.

“This track is going to be super mean,” said Brown, who is seeking his first win at Reading, a track well-known as one of the fastest on the circuit. “It’s going to have a razor edge. You have to have your power right and your combination right so you can get off the starting line. When the conditions are that good, you have to bring enough power and bring the clutch to the party to make everything happen.”

Racing is scheduled to begin on Saturday with sportsman qualifying and time trials at 9 a.m. NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series qualifying sessions are scheduled for at 11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.

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Series NHRA
Event Reading
Sub-event Friday
Track Maple Grove Raceway
Drivers Antron Brown , Hector Arana Jr.
Article type Breaking news