Dallas: Antron Brown preview

Antron Brown on Dallas "We got our first career NHRA win at the (Texas) Motorplex way back in 1999 on the Pro Stock Bike and Dallas would be a great place for us to strike for our first win of 2010. We're way overdue. Testing went well after ...

Antron Brown on Dallas
"We got our first career NHRA win at the (Texas) Motorplex way back in 1999 on the Pro Stock Bike and Dallas would be a great place for us to strike for our first win of 2010. We're way overdue. Testing went well after Charlotte and we need to put it all together on race day."

Brian Corradi (crew chief) on Dallas
"We tested Monday after Charlotte and were happy with the results. We've been running really well during the night sessions, but need to improve our consistency in the heat and that's what we worked on at testing. We know it will be hot and greasy at Dallas and we hope the testing pays off this weekend."

Antron Brown Dallas NHRA Notebook
Last weekend at zMax Dragway at Concord, Brown qualified his Matco Tools dragster in the No. 2 position for the fourth time this season at 3.832-seconds. Only DSR teammate Cory McClenathan was quicker at 3.831-seconds. On race day, Brown defeated Troy Buff before his bright blue rail smoked the tires against perennial title contender Doug Kalitta in the quarterfinals. Brown has not advanced passed the second round of eliminations since posting a runner-up finish at the Seattle race in July.

Brown scored his first career NHRA victory at Texas Motorplex in 1999. It was his 16th career Pro Stock Motorcycle race as he defeated cousin-in-law and three-time Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Angelle Sampey in the final round to earn his first 'Wally' trophy. Brown won three races in four final rounds in 1999 and has 16 career Pro Stock Motorcycle wins.

Last Sept. at Texas Motorplex, Brown qualified his Matco Tools dragster sixth at 3.878 seconds at 314.61 mph. On race day, the Matco Tools flagship driver defeated Terry Haddock before falling to current DSR and U.S. Army Racing teammate Tony Schumacher, 3.915 to 4.113. Brown was 6-2 in eight races against Schumacher last year.

Brown, who won a category-best six races last season, enters the 20th race on the 2010 NHRA schedule ranked seventh in the Countdown to 1 standings. He trails two-time champion Larry Dixon by 209 points. Brown has six final-round appearances this season (Gainesville, Charlotte 1, Houston, Englishtown, Norwalk and Seattle) and five No. 1 qualifiers (Gainesville, Las Vegas 1, Topeka, Bristol and Denver). Last year, Brown had 10 finals and seven poles. His average qualifying position in 18 races this year is 4.57.

-source: dsr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Antron Brown , Larry Dixon , Tony Schumacher , Doug Kalitta , Cory McClenathan , Terry Haddock , Troy Buff , Angelle Sampey