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Epping Pre-Race Report

NHRA New England Nationals
Event No. 6 of 21
New England Dragway
Epping, N.H.
June 11-13, 2021

Epping Event Highlights: 

  • 2016 event champion
  • Two-time runner-up (2017, 2018)
  • 2014 No. 1 qualifier

2020 Epping Recap:
N/A (canceled due to COVID-19)

2019 Epping Recap:
Qualified fourth; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Cameron Ferre in E1; defeated by Scott Palmer in E2)

Last Event (Houston):
Qualified third; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Lee Callaway in E1; defeated by Doug Kalitta in E2)

Career Statistics:
446 races; 68 wins (16 Pro Stock Motorcycle); 49 No. 1 Qualifiers (11 PSM)

Noteworthy:

  • Brown has been to the final round in Epping three out of the past four times the NHRA his visited New England Dragway, winning in 2016 and finishing as the runner-up in 2017 and 2018
    • Brown, who won the Atlanta event, is currently ranked second in the Top Fuel point standings
  • Brown will debut his new 2021 Matco Tools paint scheme, which he will run at the remainder of the events, with the exception of his pink Breast Cancer Awareness livery in October

Quotable:

“I’m looking forward to going back up to the Northeast and seeing some familiar faces from my old stomping grounds not too far away in New Jersey. New England Dragway has always been good to our Matco Tools/Toyota team. The weather is looking really good this weekend, mid-to-high 70s and the track surface is always super smooth there. We want to make sure we qualify well on Friday night, and get our ‘summer swing’ as I’m calling it, off to a good start. We have so many races coming up over the next few months, and I’m really excited to get back out there and do what we do.”

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