Route 66 NHRA Nationals
Event 9 of 24 (Chicago)
Route 66 Raceway
Joliet, Ill.
May 31 – June 2, 2019

Chicago Saturday Highlight:

  • Antron Brown blasted to the quickest pass of the final Top Fuel qualifying session to add three more bonus points to his total of five

Qualified: No. 2 (lane choice)

The Competition: No. 15 Brittany Force

The Results: 
Q1: 3.784 E.T. at 320.89 MPH
Q2: 3.753 E.T. at 320.74 MPH (Two bonus points for second quickest run of the session)
Q3: 4.265 E.T. at 195.68 MPH
Q4: 3.715 E.T. at 328.14 MPH (Three bonus points for quickest run of the session)

Bonus Points: Five

“It felt really good for our Matco team to step up and go to the No. 2 spot and to be low E.T. of Q4, but our main focus is on tomorrow. I feel really confident in Mark Oswald, Mike Neff, Brad Mason, and all our Matco Tools/Toyota boys and the direction that we’re going. We’re building and improving each weekend, and we’re hoping this could be our breakout race. We’re going to take it one round at a time tomorrow, that’s the game plan, and see if we can put it in the winner’s circle here at Route 66.”