Auto Club NHRA Finals
Event 24 of 24 (Pomona II)
Countdown Event 6 of 6
Auto Club Raceway at Pomona
November 15-17, 2019
Qualified: No. 9 (3.729 E.T. at 330.07 MPH)
E1: 6.601 E.T. at 114.89 MPH defeated by Brittany Force 4.075 E.T. at 218.41 MPH
Antron Brown qualified the Matco Tools Diagnostics Toyota Top Fuel Dragster ninth to set up a first-round meeting with Brittany Force. Brown, a three-time event winner, was first out of the gate, but his machine went into immediate tire smoke as soon as he stood on the gas, and Force was able to drive away with the win.
The three-time Top Fuel world champ and 66-time race winner closed out the season ranked ninth. Brown has finished in the ‘top 10’ every year since making his debut aboard a Pro Stock Motorcycle in 1998.
“Pomona has always been a challenging track, and today was as challenging as ever. When you come here, you’re used to running phenomenal numbers because that’s what it will hold. We were trying to throw down today, but it was tricky. We’re going to suck it up, we have a long off-season coming up, we’re going to prepare, and we’ll come out swinging next year.”