Antron Brown on Las Vegas 1 "We've been to three straight final rounds, so this DSR Matco Tools dragster is running strong. We're making progress in the points and we're going to give it our all in (Las) Vegas and see how the dice roll ...
Antron Brown on Las Vegas 1
"We've been to three straight final rounds, so this DSR Matco Tools dragster is running strong. We're making progress in the points and we're going to give it our all in (Las) Vegas and see how the dice roll and hopefully we can bring one of the race wins home in 2010. We're hungry to get it done."
Brian Corradi (crew chief) on Las Vegas 1
"We've been running pretty well and we're always excited to get to Las Vegas. We've gone to three straight final rounds and we're very hungry to cash in and we hope (Las) Vegas is the place for us.
Antron Brown Las Vegas 1 NHRA Notebook
Last weekend near Houston, Brown raced to his third straight final-round appearance. The 24-time NHRA winner qualified second at Houston Raceway Park with a career-best elapsed time of 3.777-seconds. He also recorded a personal-best speed during qualifying at 321.96 mph. On race day, he marched to the final round for the third straight race before falling to two-time champion Larry Dixon in a peddle-fest 4.541 to 4.638. Brown is 1-2 in three career final rounds against Dixon.
Last year at The Strip at LVMS, Brown qualified his Matco Tools dragster second at the spring race in April (3.878 seconds) and third at the fall race in October (3.834). At the 2009 Summitracing.com Nationals, Brown fell in the semifinals to Brandon Bernstein after both cars lost traction, 4.004 to 4.149. Brown, a two-time finalist at The Strip at LVMS (2001, '08), has won races at 14 current NHRA tracks. In 12 tries at the Vegas race, he has an average qualifying position of 6.4.