JUPITER, Fla. (Jan. 17, 2014) – Antron Brown and the Matco Tools Top Fuel team continued the strong performance that saw the 2012 NHRA champ vault to a second-place finish late last season as the 25-time NHRA Top Fuel winner posted impressive laps of 3.770 and 3.735 seconds. Brown’s 3.735 was second only to defending NHRA champion Shawn Langdon’s 3.726. Brown holds the NHRA national record at 3.701-seconds.

“It was a good boost of confidence for this Matco Tools team here at DSR,” Brown said. “More and more cars are getting down the track running really good ETs. We’d like to be low and quick of the session, so tomorrow we’ll go to work a little bit harder and get after it a little bit more and see what we got for (Shawn) Langdon. We don’t want to be second, we want to be the quickest. But it was a great job by the entire Matco/Toyota team. It was a good day.”

TOP FUELAntron Brown, Matco Tools

First session: 3.770 secs., 303.16 mph

Second session: 3.735, 325.37