ANTRON BROWN AND MATCO TOOLS DRAGSTER TO VISIT STUDENTS AT CERRITOS COLLEGE ON FEB. 9 NORWALK, Calif. (Feb. 2, 2010) - Two days before beginning the 2010 NHRA season, 24-time NHRA winner and driver of the Matco Tools dragster Antron Brown will...
ANTRON BROWN AND MATCO TOOLS DRAGSTER TO VISIT STUDENTS AT CERRITOS COLLEGE ON FEB. 9
NORWALK, Calif. (Feb. 2, 2010) - Two days before beginning the 2010 NHRA season, 24-time NHRA winner and driver of the Matco Tools dragster Antron Brown will visit with students at Cerritos College. The former college track star at Mercer (N.J.) Community College will speak to students at Cerritos College about education and career choices. Brown's 7,000-horsepower Matco Tools dragster also will be on display.
"I really enjoy these school visits we do for Matco (Tools)," Brown said. "I was just like many of these students not too long ago when I was a student at Mercer (Community) College in New Jersey. It's nice to give back and speak to the kids about career paths and the importance of focusing on education. These kids at the vocational schools are the technicians of tomorrow and it's great to have the chance to meet them and hopefully deliver the right message. It's great that Matco makes the vocational program a top initiative for the company."
The Cerritos College visit is the first of seven technical school visits this season for Brown and the Matco Tools dragster as part of the Matco Tools Racing TechEd program. Brown and the Matco Tools dragster will next visit Glendale Community College in Glendale, Ariz. on Feb. 22, 2010, after competing in nearby Chandler, Ariz., Feb. 19-21. Brown is the defending event champion of the Phoenix NHRA race.
Brown will appear at Cerritos College from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. before competing at the 50th annual Winternationals, Feb. 11-14, at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Brown will visit with four groups of students who also will have the opportunity to get an up-close look at the 7,000 horsepower Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster that Brown raced to a category-best six wins last season. Matco Tools pit crew members John Benshoof and Caleb Williams, who graduated from Wyotech and Southern Illinois University, respectively, also will be on hand to speak with the Cerritos College students.