Menards NHRA Nationals
Presented by PetArmor
Event 14 of 22
Heartland Motorsports Park
Topeka, Kan.
Aug. 12-14, 2022

Topeka Event Highlights:

  • 2017 event champion
  • 2016 event runner-up
  • Four-time No. 1 qualifier (2009, 2010, 2012, 2015)

2021 Topeka Recap:
Qualified eighth; First round exit (defeated by Shawn Langdon in E1)

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

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


  • On Thursday afternoon, Antron Brown will throw out the first pitch at the Kansas City Royals game
  • The Brown family spent NHRA’s sole ‘off weekend’ between the Western Swing and the Topeka/Brainerd events at a Jr. Drag Racing event in Cordova, Ill. where Brown’s middle child, Anson, raced to a runner-up finish

“Topeka has always been one of my favorite races, especially since it brings back memories of one of my drag racing heroes, Gary Ormsby, when you turn into the track onto Gary Ormsby Drive. We’ve won at Topeka before and we tend to qualify well there. We’ve lost some close ones there in the past, and it’s definitely one of those tracks that can hold big numbers. After our Seattle race, I feel that our team as a whole at AB Motorsports has turned a corner, and we’re excited to get out there. The track is going to be hot, it’s going to be tricky, and those are definitely the types of conditions where we shine.”