MOPAR Express Lane NHRA Nationals
Presented by Pennzoil

Event 19 of 24 (Reading)
Countdown Event 1 of 6
Maple Grove Raceway
Mohnton, Pa.
Sept. 13-15, 2019

DSR Reading Elimination Highlights:

  • Antron Brown maintains his ranking inside the Top Fuel ‘top five’

Qualified: No. 5 (3.689 E.T. at 323.81 MPH)

The Results:
E1: 3.743 E.T. at 328.30 MPH defeated Terry McMillen 4.130 E.T. at 237.59 MPH
E2: 9.080 E.T. at 81.48 MPH defeated by Richie Crampton 3.781 E.T. at 324.44 MPH

Race Recap:
Antron Brown continued his trend of winning at least one round at 12 of the past 13 events, but was hoping to add to his 2019 round win total by claiming his first event victory of the season on Sunday at Maple Grove Raceway. As the No. 5 qualifier, Brown faced Terry McMillen in the opening session, and his quick reaction time coupled with a 3.743-second E.T. awarded him the round win versus McMillen’s tire-smoking effort. Unfortunately, the two-time event champion’s hopes of another Reading Wally trophy went up in smoke when his machine immediately lost traction against Richie Crampton in the quarterfinals, allowing Crampton to take the round win.

“We came out and qualified well and learned a lot. This isn’t the result we wanted. We wanted to get past round two, for sure. Race day could have been worse, but it also certainly could have been better for this Matco Tools Toyota team. We’ll take what we learned from here and move forward for St. Louis. We have to keep on pushing. We’ll keep our heads down, stay poised, and get after it. We have to learn from this and be better.”