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Brown looking for Top Fuel Wally from this weekend’s Toyota Summernationals

Antron Brown will certainly be one of the favorites to win the Toyota NHRA Summernationals, May 30-June 2 at Raceway Park. Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Johnny Gray (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are the defending winners of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event, which will be televised nationally on ESPN2HD.

Brown nabs Atlanta victory on NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series

Antron Brown claimed his second victory of the season and his fifth win at the Georgia dragstrip, powering past Brandon Bernstein in the final round. Brown covered the distance in 3.801 seconds at 321.25 mph in his Matco Tools dragster, while Bernstein’s dragster lost traction at the start and finished in 7.105 at 90.64.

Johnson wins K&N Horsepower Challenge

Veteran Pro Stock driver Allen Johnson claimed his second victory in the K&N Horsepower Challenge in his Mopar’s Express Lane Fast Oil Changes Dodge Avenger by holding off Erica Enders-Stevens’ GK Motorsports Chevy Camaro in the final round. Johnson, who earned $50,000 for the victory, also defeated Greg Anderson and teammate Jeg Coughlin in earlier rounds.

Johnson among Gatornationals winners on the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series

Allen Johnson used a quicker reaction time to defeat teammate Jeg Coughlin in the final round of the Pro Stock division action for his first victory of the season and the 17th of his career. The defending world champion finished in 6.535 at 212.59 in his Team Mopar Dodge Avenger, just in front of the quicker, but losing, Dodge Avenger of Coughlin, which posted a 6.514 at 212.25.

Brown, Gray and Edwards lead NHRA qualifying in Arizona

Antron Brown bounced back in a big way from last weekend's accident to claim the top spot in Top Fuel qualifying during Friday's action at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.

Brown eager for fresh start after tough season-opening event in Pomona

Antron Brown, the defending NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel champion, escaped injury last weekend when his dragster flipped after an engine explosion during elimination rounds. This weekend's stop for the series has Brown thankful for new safety equipment the series Top Fuel cars are implementing and for a repeat victory in the Valley of the Sun.

Antron Brown makes auto racing history

Antron Brown, who lost in the opening round of eliminations, had to wait until the final round before he could grab the championship trophy, when Tony Schumacher lost in a photo finish to Brandon Bernstein.

Brown, Beckman, Enders and Krawiec win NHRA divisions at St. Louis

Antron Brown, who battled side-by-side with Massey all weekend, took the victory with a final round performance of 3.766 seconds at 325.22 mph in his Matco Tools/Aaron’s dragster, while Massey trailed with a 3.812 at 324.05 in his FRAM/Prestone dragster.

Brown, Tasca, Johnson and Ray pick up NHRA wins at Texas Motorplex

Antron Brown claimed his fifth victory of the season and moved into a tie for the points lead with the driver he beat in the final round, teammate Spencer Massey. Brown powered his Matco Tools dragster to a 3.898 second run at 311.49 mph to hold off Massey’s FRAM dragster, which finished with a 3.945 at 300.60.

Brown, Johnson aim to make NHRA history in Seattle

WIth the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series invading Seattle's Pacific Raceways this weekend all eyes will be on two of the sports best as they aim to sweep the series famed Western Swing.

Brown wins NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Top Fuel event in Sonoma

Antron Brown, who became one of seven drivers in NHRA history to sweep the Western Swing in 2009, outran Spencer Massey in the final to claim his third win at Sonoma, his fourth victory of the season and 35th of his career. Brown’s Matco Tools dragster produced a final round performance of 3.814 seconds at 318.02 mph to hold off Massey’s charging FRAM/Prestone dragster, which finished in 3.826 at 323.50.

Johnson nets Mile High Nationals victory on NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series

Allen Johnson driving his Team Mopar Dodge Avenger defeated V. Gaines in the final round with a winning run of 6.951 seconds at 197.31 mph. Local favorite Gaines trailed with a performance of 7.144 at 160.35 in his Kendall Oil Avenger. Johnson was the No. 1 qualifier, set a new track record for elapsed time and was able to set the overall top speed and elapsed time during the event.It was his sixth consecutive career final round appearance at the track. Antron Brown, Jack Beckman and Eddie Krawiec also scored wins in their respective categories at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event near Denver.

Brown sets track record in NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series qualifying

Antron Brown set both ends of the Top Fuel track record in his Aaron’s dragster with a 3.814 second pass at 323.12 mph during his second qualifying attempt Friday night under the lights at Bristol Dragway. Brown posted one of the quickest runs of the day – a 3.843 second pass in Saturday’s hot conditions — but no one was able to beat his Friday night run and he remained No. 1 for the second of the season and 31st of his career.

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