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Norwalk Pre-Race Report

NHRA Norwalk Nationals
Event No. 7 of 21
Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park
Norwalk, Ohio
June 25-27, 2021

Appearance Note:
Antron Brown will make an appearance at Master Pizza (2736 Medina Rd, Medina, Ohio) tonight, June 23rd, from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Area fans are invited to join the three-time Top Fuel world champion and Master Pizza owner, Brian Corradi, for food, fun, autographs, and photos. The event is free and open to the public.

Norwalk Event Highlights: 

  • 2014 event champion
  • Two-time runner-up (2010, 2015)

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

2019 Norwalk Recap:
Qualified seventh; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Scott Palmer in E1; defeated by Leah Pruett in E2)

Last Event (Epping):
Qualified sixth; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Brittany Force in E1; defeated by Billy Torrence in E2)

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

Noteworthy:

  • Norwalk is considered a homecoming race for the Matco Tools Top Fuel team. Matco’s corporate headquarters are located approximately 75 miles east of the track in Stow, Ohio, and crew chief Brian Corradi is a native of the area.

Quotable:
“Really looking forward to getting back to Norwalk. We’re coming off of a really good test session this week in Indy, and we’re ready to show out in our Matco Tools Toyota, especially in front of our hometown Matco Tools crowd. Their corporate headquarters are not too far from Norwalk, so this is their home race. I’m ready to step on the gas, turn on some win lights, and have some fun. This track has always been good to us.

“Norwalk is also home to my crew chief Brian Corradi, and we always have a good time doing our annual Master Pizza/Matco Tools customer appreciation dinner so I’m excited about getting out there tonight, having fun, and then on Friday, it’s time to turn our focus to bringing that coveted blue Camping World winner’s circle hat back home to DSR.”

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