Pomona: Antron Brown Friday rain notes

FRIDAY'S RACING ACTION CANCELED AT POMONA POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2009) - Rain has ruined the opening of the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season for the second straight day. Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to cancel...

FRIDAY'S RACING ACTION CANCELED AT POMONA

POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2009) - Rain has ruined the opening of the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season for the second straight day. Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to cancel Friday's qualifying action at the 49th annual Kragen O'Reilly Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Antron Brown and the Mike Ashley-owned Matco Tools Top Fuel team will attempt to qualify for the 2009 NHRA season-opening event on Saturday afternoon at Noon and 3:30 p.m. (PT).

"Man, what a day; I thought it never rained in Southern California," Brown joked. "It's rained harder here than I've ever seen in the Midwest and (New) Jersey. We had a great time this morning with my girl Gayle (Anderson) of KTLA channel 5 doing the morning show, but other than than we did a lot of standing around. We hope this weather front breaks tomorrow and we get some good old NHRA drag racing in here at Pomona." Brown raced the Matco Tools dragster to the quickest pass of preseason testing at 3.781 seconds at 316.45 mph near Phoenix on January 25. It was the second quickest 1,000-foot pass recorded. Weather permitting, professional nitro qualifying will begin at Noon on Saturday afternoon with Funny Car followed by Top Fuel.

-credit: mar

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Series NHRA
Drivers Antron Brown , Mike Ashley