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Sonoma Pre-Race Report

NHRA Sonoma Nationals
Event No. 9 of 20
Sonoma Raceway
Sonoma, Calif.
July 23-25, 2021

Sonoma Event Highlights: 

  • Four-time event champion (2009, 2011, 2012, 2015)
  • Three-time runner-up:
    • Top Fuel (2017)
    • Pro Stock Motorcycle (2004, 2006)
  • Two-time No. 1 qualifier (2008, 2015)

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

2019 Sonoma Recap:
Qualified fourth; Semifinal finish (defeated Cameron Ferre in E1, Doug Kalitta in E2; defeated by Clay Millican in E3)

Last Event (Denver):
Qualified ninth; First round exit (defeated by Greg Carrillo in E1)

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

Noteworthy:

  • The Sonoma Nationals marks No. 2 ranked Antron Brown’s 450th NHRA event         
    • *Includes Pro Stock Motorcycle

Quotable:

  • “Very excited to go back to Sonoma. There’s always such a great crowd out there, the fans come from all over, you can feel the energy, and it’s just such a great atmosphere. After our outing in Denver, our Matco Tools team is looking to get back on track and back to thriving. Brian Corradi, Mark Oswald, Brad Mason, all my crew guys, I can see that look in their eye. That look of hunger that says ‘we’re ready.’ We’re ready to go to Sonoma, not just to drink wine, we’re ready to go there and eat.”

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