Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals
Event 18 of 22
Countdown Event 2 of 6
zMAX Dragway
Concord, N.C.
Sept. 23-25, 2022

Countdown to the Championship Ranking: 4th

Charlotte II Event Highlights:

  • Three-time event champion (2011, 2015-2016)
  • 2008 runner-up

2021 Charlotte II Recap:
Qualified eighth; First round exit (defeated by Spencer Massey in E1)

Last Event (Reading):
Qualified eighth; Semifinal finish (defeated Josh Hart in E1, Brittany Force in E2; defeated by Austin Prock in E3)

2022 Statistics:
17 races; two wins

Career Statistics:
478 races; 70 wins (16 Pro Stock Motorcycle); 49 No. 1 qualifiers (11 PSM)


  • Brown is seeking a record-tying sixth Top Fuel win at zMAX Dragway this weekend as he pursues a fourth world championship
    • In addition to Brown’s three Carolina Nationals triumphs, he also won the Four-Wide event at zMAX Dragway in 2014 and 2015.
  • Brown and the Matco Tools team have enjoyed a recent hot streak that has seen them race to victory at two of the last four events (Topeka, Kan.; Indianapolis), and a semifinal finish in Reading, Pa. last weekend
  • Brown jumped up to fourth place in Reading, and is less than three round wins behind the current point leader

“I’m looking forward to getting to Charlotte, especially with all of the momentum we have after our big win at the U.S. Nationals and racing to a semifinal finish in Reading last weekend. We’re looking to go out there and qualify well. We want to qualify better; our goal is to qualify in the top five, and then we’re going to take it one round at a time. This is a crucial, pivotal points-race with the fact that there’s only 20 rounds of eliminations left this season. The points are really close and we’re going in with our heads down. We know there’s going to be some monster match-ups this weekend; there are a lot of really great cars out there. We know there is going to be another very tight Top Fuel field, and our Matco Tools team is looking forward to the challenge. Charlotte is always one of our favorite race tracks to go to; we’ve fared well there, so we’re looking forward to another opportunity to move our way up in the rankings this weekend. We’re fully focused; these qualifying points are going to be very crucial, and we’re looking to attack every round. This will be one of those races that can make or break your championship hopes.”