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Las Vegas 2 Pre-Race Report

Dodge//SRT NHRA Nationals
Presented by Pennzoil

Event 19 of 20
Countdown Event 6 of 7
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Las Vegas, Nev.
October 29-31, 2021

Noteworthy:

  • Antron Brown is the defending Top Fuel event champion, having powered to victory during the 2020 October Vegas race. Brown will be looking for his second consecutive Fall Vegas event triumph as he campaigns the pink Matco Tools ‘Tools for the Cause’ Top Fuel dragster benefitting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for the final time in 2021

Countdown to the Championship standing: 8th

Las Vegas 2 Event Highlights: 

  • Two-time event champion (2013, 2020)
  • 2001 runner-up (Pro Stock Motorcycle)
  • 2015 No. 1 qualifier

2020 Las Vegas 2 Recap:
Qualified fourth; Event champion (defeated Tony Schumacher in E1, Clay Millican in E2, Billy Torrence in E3, Steve Torrence in E4)

Last Event (Bristol):
Qualified 13th; First round exit (defeated by Mike Salinas in E1)

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

Noteworthy:

  • Brown is the defending Top Fuel event champion, having powered to victory during the 2020 October Vegas race.
  • With five LVMS victories, Brown leads the class among active Top Fuel drivers
  • Campaigning the 2021 ‘Tools for the Cause’ livery for the final time this weekend 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:
“Looking forward to getting to Las Vegas. It’s the second-to-last race of the year, and it’s always a big event. The last time we were in Vegas in the Fall, we ended up with a win to close out our 2020 season. So, we’re looking to lean on what we did last year and push hard and see if we can put this Matco Tools ‘Tools for the Cause’ dragster in the winner’s circle. This is our last race fielding the pink Matco car in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, and we’d love nothing more than to close it out with a win.”

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