NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals
Event 18 of 20
Countdown Event 5 of 7
Bristol Dragway
Bristol, Tenn.
Oct. 15 – 17, 2021

DSR Driver Appearance:

Countdown to the Championship standing: 7th

Bristol Event Highlights: 

  • 2011 event runner-up
  • 2010 No. 1 qualifier

2020 Bristol Recap:
N/A, canceled due to COVID-19

2019 Bristol Recap:
Qualified fourth; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Audrey Worm in E1; defeated by Mike Salinas in E2)

Last Event (Dallas):
Qualified seventh; First round exit (defeated by Doug Kalitta in E1)

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


  • Brown has won at every track on the current NHRA tour with the exception of Bristol, and he hopes to capture that elusive first Thunder Valley victory this weekend while he works toward reclaiming a ‘top five’ ranking in the Countdown to the Championship standings
  • 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

“Bristol has long been one of our favorite race tracks. We love going to Thunder Valley, and we want to do well there. We’ve won everywhere except Bristol, so we want to notch that win there badly. It’s the last piece that we need to complete the puzzle of winning at every event on our current schedule. It’s always been a special place for us and we’ve been close numerous times. It will be huge to be able to bring that win home and put that whole picture together for all the years I’ve been at Don Schumacher Racing. We can’t wait to get out there. We’ll go in with our heads down and we’re hungry and ready to do battle.”