BROWNSBURG, Ind. (February 11, 2022) – Longstanding NHRA supporter Summit Racing Equipment has joined AB Motorsports in a multi-year agreement, team owner and driver Antron Brown announced today.
The familiar Summit Racing Equipment red, white and blue logo will be featured on the canopy sides of Brown’s Matco Tools/Lucas Oil/Toyota dragster, along with additional AB Motorsports trackside assets.
Summit Racing Equipment owns title rights sponsorship of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, June 23-26, at the Norwalk, Ohio track that also flies Summit’s flagship name, Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, and the NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Racing Series, the world’s largest motorsports program in terms of racer participation.
“What a great way to kick off the 2022 season, announcing our partnership with Antron’s (Brown) new team, AB Motorsports,” said Jim Greenleaf, Motorsports & Events Manager for Summit Racing Equipment. “We’ve been associated with Antron through the Jr. Dragster programs over the years and now we look forward to Summit Racing riding along on his Top Fuel dragster and to an exciting season of NHRA Drag Racing and celebrating with Antron and his team in the winner’s circle.”
Brown, 45, is the only competitor in NHRA history to have won races in both the Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle categories. A 68-time NHRA national event winner with 52 Top Fuel triumphs, he became the first Black driver to win a major U.S. auto racing championship when he captured his first of three NHRA Top Fuel series titles in 2012.
“This is such an exciting time for my family and me to start this journey and it wouldn’t be possible to do that without surrounding ourselves with great people and partners,” Brown said. “I’ve known the Summit Racing folks for many years and they’ve been such loyal supporters of NHRA Drag Racing on so many levels of the sport, including the Juniors (dragsters) where my kids still compete. It’s great to add Summit to our growing roster of partners at AB Motorsports and we’re hungry to throw down and start winning rounds and races real soon.”
Brown begins his inaugural season in the dual role of team owner and driver at the PRO Nitro Spring Training test session, Feb. 10-12, at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park near Phoenix before the 22-race 2022 NHRA Camping World Series campaign kicks-off just six days later with the Lucas Oil Winternationals at Pomona, Calif.
About Summit Racing Equipment
Summit Racing Equipment has been the World’s Speed Shop® for over 50 years! Summit Racing is the world’s largest e-commerce, mail order, and retailer of performance automotive parts and accessories. Summit Racing offers a huge selection of parts in stock from over 1,500 manufacturers for all forms of racing, street performance, off-roading, restoration, tools, and yes, diesel. It also offers fast ground service shipping to most areas of the country and same-day shipping on in-stock items. Summit Racing has the industry’s top-rated customer service and a full-time technical department to answer your questions. With headquarters in Tallmadge, Ohio, Summit operates distribution and retail stores in Tallmadge, Sparks, NV, McDonough, GA, and Arlington, TX.
About AB Motorsports
Established in 2019 and making its on-track debut in 2022, AB Motorsports is a single-car NHRA Top Fuel team owned and operated by three-time world champion Antron Brown. Headquartered in Brownsburg, Ind., the team competes on the 22-race NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series circuit thanks to the support of Matco Tools, Lucas Oil, Toyota, SiriusXM, Hangsterfer’s Metal Working Lubricants, and Summit Racing Equipment.
Brown, who serves as both the owner and driver of the AB Motorsports Top Fuel dragster, is the only competitor in NHRA history to have won races in both the Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle categories. Brown is a 68-time NHRA national event winner and became the first Black driver to win a major U.S. auto racing championship when he captured the 2012 NHRA Top Fuel series title.
For more information, visit www.antronbrown.com or @antronbrown on Twitter, and @antronbrowntf on Instagram and Facebook.