NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals
Event 21 of 24 (Charlotte II)
Countdown Event 3 of 6
zMAX Dragway
Concord, N.C.
Oct. 11-13, 2019


  • Antron Brown leads the class in most victories (five) at zMAX Dragway:
    • Fall: 2011, 2015 – 2016
    • Spring: 2014 – 2015

Countdown to the Championship standing: 6th (tied)

Charlotte II Event Highlights: 

  • Three-time event champion (2011, 2015-2016)
  • 2008 runner-up

2018 Charlotte II Recap:
Qualified 11th; First round exit (defeated by Tony Schumacher in E1)

Last Event (St. Louis):
Qualified 11th; First round exit (defeated by Leah Pritchett in E1)

2019 Season Statistics:
23 round wins; ranked sixth (tied) in points

Career Statistics:
426 races; 66 wins (16 Pro Stock Motorcycle); 49 No. 1 qualifiers (11 PSM)


  • Leads the class in most victories (five) at zMAX Dragway:
    • Fall: 2011, 2015 – 2016
    • Spring: 2014 – 2015
  • Campaigning the Matco Tools Top Distributor Top Fuel Dragster for one event only
    • The Top Distributor scheme celebrates Joe Gaulin, Matco Tools’ No. 1 distributor in 2018. Gaulin is a four-time Matco Tools Top Distributor
    • The campaign commemorates the Ashville, N.C. resident’s hard work at his ‘home track’
    • Mr. Gaulin will be treated to a day at the races where he will bring 150 of his customers to join in on the celebration.
    • At the conclusion of the race weekend, Gaulin will keep Brown’s firesuit and helmet, both of which were designed for the occasion

“Really excited to go to Charlotte, our third race of the Countdown. St. Louis didn’t go the way we wanted it to, but we learned a lot during that race. Charlotte is definitely going to be our breakout race; I can feel it. I can see the synergy; I can feel the energy within our team and (crew chiefs) Mark (Oswald) and Brad (Mason). They have a great game plan headed into Charlotte, so I’m just excited and ready to go out there and execute and do what we do, which is be a competitive team that’s capable of winning races.”