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NHRA St. Louis Pre-Race Report

Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals Presented by Pennzoil
Event No. 8
World Wide Technology Raceway
Madison, Ill.
October 2-4, 2020

Highlights:

  • Top Fuel star Antron Brown leads the NHRA’s pro classes in number of wins at St. Louis (five)

St. Louis Event Highlights: 

  • Five-time event champion (2009, 2012-2015)
  • 2005 runner-up (Pro Stock Motorcycle)
  • Two-time No. 1 qualifier
    • Pro Stock Motorcycle (2001, 2004)

2019 St. Louis Recap:
Qualified 11th; First round exit (defeated by Leah Pruett)

Last Event (Gainesville):
Qualified third; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Cameron Ferre in E1; defeated by Terry McMillen in E2)

2020 Statistics:
Seven round wins; ranked eighth in points

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

Noteworthy:

  • Leads the pro classes as most victorious driver in St. Louis history having won five events: 2009, 2012 – 2015

Quotable:
“I’m really looking forward to getting back to St. Louis. World Wide Technology Raceway feels like home for me. Each time we go there, the conditions are always good and seem to favor our Matco Tools/Global Electronic Technology/Toyota team. We’ve had a lot of successful years there. Normally, St. Louis is one of our first end-of-year Countdown events, where the races and points really count. St. Louis was one of the first races that you needed to do really well at if you wanted to have a shot to win the championship. There’s no Countdown this year of course, but it still feels like a ‘Countdown’ because after St. Louis there will only be three races left before a champion is crowned, so it’s important that we have another successful showing there this year.

“Our team is on the rise. We feel really good, and it’ll feel good to be ‘home’ at World Wide Technology Raceway and do what we do, and that’s be competitive, try and run low E.T. and take it one round at a time on Sunday to try to win the Wally.”

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