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Charlotte II Pre-Race Report

NHRA Carolina Nationals
Event 15 of 20
Countdown Event 2 of 7
zMAX Dragway
Concord, N.C.
Sept. 17 – 19, 2021

Countdown to the Championship standing: 6th

Charlotte II Event Highlights: 

  • Three-time event champion (2011, 2015-2016)
  • 2008 runner-up

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

2019 Charlotte II Recap:
Qualified seventh; First round exit (defeated by Doug Kalitta in E1)

Last Event (Reading):
Qualified seventh; First round exit (defeated by Leah Pruett in E1)

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

Noteworthy:

  • Seeking a record-tying sixth Top Fuel win at zMAX Dragway this weekend as he pursues a fourth world championship
    • In addition to Brown’s three Carolina Nationals triumphs, he also won the Four-Wide event at zMAX Dragway in 2014 and 2015.

Quotable:
“We’re glad we got to go straight from Reading to Charlotte for the second race of the Countdown. We know we have to go out and compete, and we’re looking forward to the challenge. We feel like we’re in a really good spot with our Matco team. Our goal is to go out and throw down. We want to qualify well and give it all we’ve got on race day.”

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