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Brainerd Pre-Race Report

NHRA Brainerd Nationals
Event 12 of 20
Brainerd International Raceway
Brainerd, Minn.
Aug. 20 – 22, 2021

Noteworthy:

  • Antron Brown is ranked in the ‘top five’ heading into Brainerd, Minn., the penultimate event of NHRA’s ‘regular season,’ and will be jockeying to continue to improve his standing before Countdown positions are set at the conclusion of the next event, the U.S. Nationals
    • Antron Brown has officially clinched a berth in the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship. Brown is currently ranked third in the Top Fuel standings.
  • Brown has been victorious in both the Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle categories in Brainerd

Brainerd Event Highlights: 

  • Five-time event champion
    • Top Fuel (2011)
    • Pro Stock Motorcycle (2000, 2001, 2003, 2006)
  • Four-time runner-up (2012, 2016-2018)
  • Four-time No. 1 qualifier
    • Top Fuel (2014, 2016)
    • Pro Stock Motorcycle (2001, 2004)

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

2019 Brainerd Recap:
Qualified 12th; First round exit (defeated by Billy Torrence in E1)

Last Event (Topeka):
Qualified eighth; First round exit (defeated by Shawn Langdon in E1)

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

Noteworthy:

  • Brown has been victorious in both the Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle categories in Brainerd

Quotable:
“I’ve always enjoyed going out to Brainerd. It’s a great facility, and the fans out there are like no other. They really get you pumped up and motivated, and they’re always waiting for you at the end of the race track cheering you on when you pull up to the scales. Plus, it’s always fun to enjoy some time out at ‘The Zoo.’ I have a lot of wins at Brainerd, and we’re just looking to get back on track this weekend. The weather is looking good and we’re getting geared up for Indy. Brainerd is that last event where you’ve really got to get it together before going to Indy. We’re looking forward to the challenge, and getting after it again.”

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