NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals
Event 21 of 24 (Charlotte II)
Countdown Event 3 of 6
Oct. 11-13, 2019
Qualified: No. 7 (3.758 E.T. at 328.94 MPH)
E1: 6.032 E.T. at 114.16 MPH defeated by Doug Kalitta 3.905 E.T. at 326.95 MPH
Starting from seventh, Antron Brown and the Matco Tools Top Distributor Top Fuel team faced Doug Kalitta in the opening round of eliminations on Monday morning. Brown used his machine-like reflexes to capture the starting line advantage but quickly powered into tire smoke, and Kalitta was able to drive away with the win.
“We really thought we had a good chance today. Our Matco Tools Toyota was running really strong. We had a great 60-foot time, it was just overly aggressive, and it caused us to lose the round. But, we’re not going to quit, we’re not going to let it get us down, we’re just going to move forward and do what we can and win as many rounds in this Countdown as we can.”