Top Fuel points leader Brown tickled pink to drive Matco’s ‘Tools for the Cause’ dragster to deliver message, raise funds
ST. LOUIS – Breast cancer has touched everyone, and Don Schumacher Racing can be counted on that list.
Linda Matranga, the mother-in-law of DSR’s NHRA Top Fuel points-leading driver Antron Brown of the Matco Tools team, is a breast cancer survivor.
So is Ellen Tobler, wife of DSR’s NHRA Funny Car points leading crew chief Rahn Tobler.
Those close connections to the disease will put added luster on DSR’s special-edition pink Matco Tools dragster in which Brown will drive wearing a pink firesuit and helmet in October at two NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series events to help promote Matco’s Tools for the Causecampaign to benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization.
“Wearing my pink suit and driving that pink dragster will be just like flying Matco’s red, white and blue colors. It’s great to be part of Matco and be able to help others, Brown said.
“That’s God’s way and the American way.”
Starting on Oct. 1 when Breast Cancer Awareness month begins, Matco will donate 15 percent of the sale for each product purchased from a list of selected items with a guaranteed minimum donation of $100,000 to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® organization.
Brown’s unique firesuit, helmet and the race team’s pink crew shirts will be on eBay.com in November with all proceeds going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.
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