Antron Brown on Phoenix "The Phoenix track has been good to our Matco Tools team. We tested well there last year and got our first win of the season. We're looking to do the same thing. We want to bounce back from our performance at ...
Antron Brown on Phoenix
"The Phoenix track has been good to our Matco Tools team. We tested well there last year and got our first win of the season. We're looking to do the same thing. We want to bounce back from our performance at Pomona (Calif.) at the Winternationals and qualify well and go some rounds at Phoenix. Our new DSR chassis is working well and I know (crew chiefs) Brian (Corradi) and Mark (Oswald) are getting a good handle on the tune-up of our DSR Matco/U.S. Army car."
Brian Corradi (crew chief) on Phoenix
"Pomona didn't go as we expected, but some of the things we're working on shows a lot of promise. This season is a sprint, not a marathon. We had a good outing at Phoenix last year and hopefully we can duplicate that. We want to work on our consistency and make sure we're peaking at the right time, which is when the Countdown (to 1) begins in September."
Antron Brown Phoenix NHRA Notebook
Last week at the season-opening Winternationals in Pomona, Calif., Brown qualified his Matco Tools dragster in the No. 11 position at 3.869-seconds. That broke a string of two straight No. 1 qualifying awards at the season-opening event for Brown. On race day, Brown defeated Steve Torrence before his bright blue dragster smoked the tires against Tony Schumacher in the second round. Brown is now 7-9 in 16 career matches against the U.S. Army dragster.