NHRA Champ Antron Brown, Sandvik/Matco Tools Dragster to Visit LeMay Car Museum on July 30
TACOMA, Wash. (July 25, 2014) – NHRA Top Fuel champion Antron Brown and his Sandvik/Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster will visit LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM) on Wednesday, July 30, before competing at Pacific Raceways, Aug. 1-3.
Brown, who will campaign a one-off Sandvik Coromont Top Fuel dragster during the NHRA Northwest Nationals at nearby Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash., will visit the LeMay Museum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 30. He will tour the 2-year-old museum, which spotlights America’s love affair with the automobile, before signing autographs Noon-1 p.m. The Sandvik dragster will be on display 10 a.m.-2 p.m.at the museum’s main entrance.
Brown, who won the event at Pacific Raceways in 2009, currently ranks second in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel standings with a category-best five wins this season. He has 46 career wins.
“I’m a car lover; I was raised around cars,” Brown said. “I’m fired up to check out the LeMay Museum and see some of the 300 cars on display. Also, we’ll get to showcase our sport of Mello Yello NHRA Drag Racing to a new audience before the Seattle race.
“We’re excited to develop Sandvik’s commitment to DSR and the sport of NHRA racing and I can’t wait to see that bright yellow dragster on the track next weekend. I’m gonna feel like Eddie Hill racing the 2014 version of his ‘nuclear banana. ‘ ”
The 165,000-square-foot LeMay ACM, located at 2702 East D Street in Tacoma, is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
About LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM)
The LeMay – ACM is a non-profit organization chartered to preserve and interpret the history and technology of the automobile and its influence on American cultures. The museum is dedicated to securing and interpreting the valuable LeMay Collection and to acquiring, preserving and interpreting additional artifacts that explore broad themes of American mobility lifestyle in an instructive and entertaining manner. The Museum will sustain its vital public service through value, professional operations and complementary alliances. For more information, visit www.lemaymuseum.org.