Antron Brown on Seattle "We had an awesome weekend in Denver and we just want to keep it going. This season has been so awesome for our MAR Matco Tools team and we just want to do the same thing we've been doing for the first 13 races....
Antron Brown on Seattle
"We had an awesome weekend in Denver and we just want to keep it going. This season has been so awesome for our MAR Matco Tools team and we just want to do the same thing we've been doing for the first 13 races. It's exciting to come back to Seattle after racing there for the first time last summer and I'm hoping to eat some good seafood and have a good weekend at the race track."
Brian Corradi (crew chief) on Seattle
"We did very well last weekend in Denver and we hope to be able to repeat that in Seattle. The conditions are drastically different, so hopefully we can adapt well and continue to run like we have all season long. The goal is to qualify well and go rounds and maybe win another race and possibly sweep the Western Swing. That would be a great accomplishment for the team."
Antron Brown Seattle NHRA Notebook
Last weekend at Denver, the start of the three-race Western Swing, Brown swept the Mile-High Nationals in his Matco Tools dragster. The former college track star earned his fifth No. 1 qualifying award of the season at 3.862-seconds. He claimed his third victory of the season in a category-best six final round appearances. Brown also took home low elapsed time of the meet (3.862 seconds) and top speed of the meet (318.39 mph) honors. It was the first time Brown has won a race from the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel. Brown remains the only Top Fuel driver to not have lost in the first round of eliminations this season.
Brown made his Pacific Raceways debut last July. The veteran racer had never competed at the Seattle NHRA race as the Pro Stock Motorcycle class does not compete at all 24 races. Brown qualified his Matco Tools dragster third at 3.831 seconds at 312.06 mph before falling in round one to Bob Vandergriff, Jr., after the Matco Tools car lost traction, 4.229 to 6.784. Pacific Raceways is the only track in which Brown has yet to win an elimination round.
As a result of winning the 30th annual Mile-High Nationals, Brown extended his lead in the NHRA Top Fuel standings to 116 over two-time series champion Larry Dixon. It is Brown's largest lead of the season. He entered the Denver race with a 53-point lead over Dixon. Brown has led the standings following eight of 13 races this season.