Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals
Event 11 of 21
Pacific Raceways
Kent, Wash.
July 21-23, 2023

NHRA Northwest Nationals Event Highlights:

  • Four-time event champion (2009, 2016 – 2018)
  • Two-time runner-up (2010, 2014)
  • Two-time No. 1 qualifier (2011, 2017)

2022 NHRA Northwest Nationals Event Recap:
Qualified fifth; First round exit (defeated by Leah Pruett in E1)

Last Event (Denver):
Qualified No. 3; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Buddy Hull in E1; defeated by Steve Torrence in E2)

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

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


  • Brown has visited the NHRA Northwest Nationals winner’s circle at three out of the last five NHRA Camping World Series events contested at Pacific Raceways
  • Brown holds the track E.T. record (3.685 seconds), which he set at the 2016 event
  • As a member of the Toyota Gazoo Racing team, Brown is vying to win Toyota’s 200th NHRA trophy (current Toyota NHRA win count: 199)
  • Recently debuted the new Matco Tools ‘Test Drive’ livery which he will campaign until the team switches to its annual pink Breast Cancer Awareness wrap in October
    • Matco’s Test Drive program allows prospective Matco franchise owners to take a six-month ‘test drive’ with minimal risk to see if franchise ownership is for them

Fan Events:
Saturday, 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Team Toyota autograph session – Toyota midway display

“We’re so looking forward to getting to Seattle and Pacific Raceways. We’ve always ran well there with a few race wins and even though we’re back to sea level, it’s another challenging race that brings out the best in you. It can be cool or hot like it was last summer, and that track surface keeps you on your A-game. We’re gonna get after it. We tested well at Indy before The Swing and we’re looking forward to getting back to sea level and applying what we learned a few weeks ago. We have great Matco and FVP support in the Pacific Northwest. We’re coming in hungry, and it’s not for king salmon.”