Auto Club NHRA Finals
Event 22 of 22
Countdown Event 6 of 6
Auto Club Raceway at Pomona
Pomona, Calif.
Nov. 11-13, 2022

Countdown to the Championship Ranking: 4th

NHRA Finals Event Highlights:

  • Three-time event champion
    • Top Fuel (2009, 2010)
    • Pro Stock Motorcycle (1999)
  • Three-time runner-up
    • Top Fuel (2015, 2021)
    • Pro Stock Motorcycle (2004)
  • 2015 No. 1 qualifier

2021 NHRA Finals Recap:
Qualified fifth; Event runner-up (defeated Justin Ashley in E1, Billy Torrence in E2, Tripp Tatum in E3; defeated by Steve Torrence in E4)

Last Event (Las Vegas 2):
Qualified ninth; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Doug Kalitta in E1; defeated by Brittany Force in E2)

2022 Statistics:
21 races; three wins

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


  • While it would be a bit of a longshot, first-year NHRA team owner Antron Brown enters the NHRA Finals still in contention to make a run for the 2022 Camping World Series Top Fuel title
  • The three-time Top Fuel world champion begins the weekend 78 points – or three round wins – behind No. 1 ranked Brittany Force
  • No. 4-ranked Brown is seeking his best season-ending points finish since he won his third world championship in 2016. Since that time, Brown’s best finish has been fourth place (2017)
    • Currently, Brown sits 12 points behind No. 3 Mike Salinas, and 71 points behind his technical alliance teammate, No. 2-ranked Justin Ashley
  • At the 2021 NHRA Finals, Brown raced to a runner-up finish after defeating Ashley in the first round
  • The owner/driver of AB Motorsports has collected three race wins and four semifinal finishes in his rookie season as a team owner

Fan Events:

  • On Friday, Brown will join his Toyota Gazoo Racing teammates for an autograph session at the Toyota Midway display from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

“We’re going into Pomona this weekend with a chance to bring a championship home. With this being the first year for our AB Motorsports team, I’m really proud that we’re in this position, and I couldn’t be more blessed to be surrounded by such a great team. We’re going to go in with our heads down, and give it all we’ve got and see if we can snag that championship trophy. We know what’s up for grabs; there’s a lot at stake. We’re looking forward to the challenge, and our Matco Tools team is ready to get after it.”