NHRA Midwest Nationals
Event 19 of 22
Countdown Event 3 of 6
World Wide Technology Raceway
Madison, Ill.
Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2022

Countdown to the Championship Ranking: 2nd

St. Louis Event Highlights:

  • Five-time event champion (2009, 2012-2015)
  • 2005 runner-up (Pro Stock Motorcycle)
  • Two-time No. 1 qualifier
    • Pro Stock Motorcycle (2001, 2004)

2021 St. Louis Recap:
Qualified 11th; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Spencer Massey in E1; defeated by Steve Torrence in E2)

Last Event (Charlotte II):
Qualified seventh; Event champion (defeated Austin Prock in E1, Brittany Force in E2, Clay Millican in E3, Justin Ashley in E4)

2022 Statistics:
18 races; three wins

Career Statistics:
479 races; 71 wins (16 Pro Stock Motorcycle); 49 No. 1 qualifiers (11 PSM)


  • With five Midwest Nationals trophies, championship-contender Antron Brown returns to St. Louis as the winningest nitro-class driver in the track’s history
  • Brown and the Matco ‘Tools for the Cause’ team have raced to victory at three of the last five events (Topeka, Kan., Indianapolis, Charlotte)
  • Brown started the Countdown to the Championship ranked sixth, and has made major advances in the standings after powering to a semifinal finish in Reading, Pa., and the event win in Charlotte last weekend. Brown now occupies second place and is 43 points behind No. 1-ranked Justin Ashley
  • Brown is campaigning the bright pink ‘Tools for the Cause’ livery during the month of October to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF):
    • Throughout October, 15% of the sales from select TFC items sold will be donated directly to BCRF
    • Since ‘Tools for the Cause’ began in 2012, Matco has donated over two 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.

Fan Events:
Antron Brown and the Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster will be at Big St. Charles Motorsports (3830 West Clay St., St. Charles, Mo.) on Weds., 9/28, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public

“I always love going to World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Ill. We have had a whole bunch of success there over the years. I’m looking forward to getting there, especially coming off of our win in Charlotte last weekend. The weather forecast is looking good; should see some prime conditions. We have a lot of great folks coming out this weekend, and we’re looking forward to seeing all of our local Matco distributors, and all of our good friends from the track. We just want to ride our momentum, and just keep doing what we’ve been doing. We want to start off by qualifying well this weekend, and we’ll take Sunday one round at a time. It feels really good going in there as No. 2 in points and we want to continue our climb to the top, and see if we can really put ourselves in a good position to compete for the championship.”