Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals
Event 9 of 21
Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park
Norwalk, Ohio
June 23 – 25, 2023

Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals Event Highlights:

  • 2014 event champion
  • Two-time runner-up (2010, 2015)

2022 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals Event Recap:
Qualified 11th; First round exit (defeated by Doug Kalitta in E1)

Last Event (Bristol):
Qualified 15th; Event runner-up (defeated Brittany Force in E1, Tony Schumacher in E2, Doug Kalitta in E3; defeated by Justin Ashley in E4)

2023 Statistics:
Eight races; one win, one runner-up, one No. 1 qualifier

Career Statistics:
491 races; 72 wins, 50 No. 1 qualifiers


  • Powered to a runner-up finish at the Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, Tenn., the most recent event on tour
  • Will participate in the Norwalk #2Fast2Tasty Challenge presented by Mission Foods on Saturday
  • Enters the weekend ranked fifth (tied) in the Top Fuel standings, and is within one round-win of the two drivers ranked ahead of him
  • Recently achieved two significant milestones:
    • Won his 800th competition round during the Bristol event, and is one of only six drivers in NHRA history to have as many round wins
    • Captured his 50th No. 1 qualifier in Epping, N.H.
  • Norwalk is considered a homecoming race for the Matco Tools Top Fuel team:
    • Matco’s corporate headquarters are located approximately 75 miles east of the track in Stow, Ohio, and Summit’s headquarters are located in Tallmadge, Ohio
    • Crew chief Brian Corradi is an Ohio native, and is the owner of the popular Master’s Pizza restaurant with multiple locations in the Cleveland area, and asst. crew chief Mark Oswald originally hails from Cincinnati
  • Brown’s 18 y.o. son, Anson, recently took home a $75K prize for defeating 2013 Top Fuel world champion Shawn Langdon in the final round of the TB Promotions Twin Fifties Bracket Race, contested last weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway

Fan Events:

  • Wednesday, 4 – 7  p.m., Summit Racing driver meet-and-greet and car show at Summit Racing’s Ohio retail store (1200 Southeast Ave., Tallmadge)
  • Saturday, 11 – 11:30 a.m., #2Fast2Tasty autograph session at the Mission Foods midway display

“Norwalk is always a big race for us because we have a lot of family and a lot of partners in the northern Ohio area. Matco Tools’ corporate headquarters are located in Stow, Summit Racing Equipment, which came on with us when we started ABM, they’re Ohio-based; Race Winning Brands, and of course, Master’s Pizza. So, we’re really looking forward to getting out there and getting things off to a great start. Like always, we want to qualify in the top three, get some bonus points, and put ourselves in a good starting position on race day. We qualified for this weekend’s Mission Foods #2Fast2Tasty Challenge, and we’re hoping to put one of those in the bag and carry that on into Sunday. We ended up falling slightly short at the last race in Bristol, so we’re ready to take it one step further this weekend in Norwalk.”