NHRA Gatornationals Post-Race Recap
Qualified: No. 3 (3.831 E.T. at 320.36 MPH)
E1: 3.821 E.T. at 325.06 MPH defeated Cameron Ferre 8.300 E.T. at 74.27 MPH
E2: 4.575 E.T. at 178.05 MPH defeated by Terry McMillen 3.827 E.T. at 310.63 MPH
Antron Brown qualified the Matco Tools/Global Electronic Technology/Toyota dragster third with a 3.831-second pass at 320.36 mph to open up Sunday with a first-round match-up against Cameron Ferre. Brown, who made his NHRA debut at the 1998 event aboard a Pro Stock Motorcycle, launched his 11,000-horsepower machine hard. He kept it hooked up and straight down the groove for the win, clocking a 3.821 E.T. at 325.06 mph, which held up to be top speed of the meet. In round two, Brown was out of the gate first but started to lose traction. He pedaled it but his opponent, Terry McMillen, made a clean pass for the win.
“We were trying to step in up in the second round and the track just didn’t hold what we were trying to put down. We’re just going to learn from this and go to St. Louis next weekend with our heads down and go in ‘on mean.’ St. Louis has always been a great track for us and we have our sights set on a solid weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway.”