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Dallas Pre-Race Report

Texas NHRA FallNationals
Event 17 of 20
Countdown Event 4 of 7
Texas Motorplex
Ennis, Texas
Oct. 7 – 10, 2021

Noteworthy:

  • No. 7 ranked Top Fuel pilot Antron Brown will debut the Matco Tools ‘Tools for the Cause’ livery benefitting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Brown will drive the pinked-out machine during the month of October
  • Brown is focused on reclaiming his position within the Top Fuel ‘top five’

Countdown to the Championship standing: 7th

Dallas Event Highlights: 

  • Two-time event champion (2012, 2016)
  • 2016 No. 1 qualifier

2020 Dallas Recap:
Qualified eighth; First round exit (defeated by Doug Kalitta in E1)

Last Event (St. Louis):
Qualified 11th; Quarterfinal finish (defeated by Spencer Massey in E1; defeated by Steve Torrence in E2)

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

Noteworthy:

  • Brown claimed his first NHRA national event win in 1999 at the Texas Motorplex while competing in the Pro Stock Motorcycle category
    • The event win occurred at the discontinued 1999 Dallas I event
  • Campaigning the ‘Tools for the Cause’ livery during the month of October to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF)
    • Throughout October, 15% of the purchase price of ‘Tools for the Cause’ merchandise will be donated directly to BCRF
    • Since ‘Tools for the Cause’ began in 2012, Matco has donated over one million dollars to breast cancer research
    • The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer. They provide critical funding for cancer research worldwide to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis, and survivorship.
    • NHRA fans can visit their Matco Tools distributor to purchase Tools for the Cause merchandise or visit www.matcotools.com/toolsforthecause

Quotable:
“Dallas is really bringing it this year with the Stampede of Speed. I’m looking forward to all of the festivities leading up to the race, from testing today to Fanfest tomorrow to nostalgia racing, it’ll be a full week of fun. Our Matco Tools Toyota team is looking forward to throwing down on Friday night to try and get that 15K bonus for the No. 1 qualifying spot. Dallas has always been good to our team. This event helped us win our 2012 and 2016 championships, and it was also the first NHRA national event I ever won back in ‘99 when I was competing in Pro Stock Motorcycle. The Texas Motorplex holds so many special memories for me, and I’m ready for a great outing this weekend.”

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