NHRA Sonoma Nationals
Event 12 of 21
Sonoma Raceway
Sonoma, Calif.
July 28-30, 2023

NHRA Sonoma Nationals Event Highlights:

  • Four-time event champion (2009, 2011, 2012, 2015)
  • Three-time runner-up:
    • Top Fuel (2017)
    • Pro Stock Motorcycle (2004, 2006)
  • Two-time No. 1 qualifier (2008, 2015)

2022 NHRA Sonoma Nationals Event Recap:
Qualified eighth; First round exit (defeated by Shawn Langdon in E1)

Last Event (Seattle):
Qualified seventh; First round exit (defeated by Shawn Langdon in E1)

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

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

Brown’s car will see the addition of a Russian River Brewing Co. decal during the Sonoma Nationals. Located in nearby Windsor, Calif. Brown’s team will be hosting guests from the brewery throughout the weekend as part of a one-race collaboration.

Fan Events:

  • Wednesday, July 26, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., Russian River Brewing Co. NHRA Night (700 Mitchell Lane, Windsor, Calif.) – driver autograph session featuring Antron Brown, Justin Ashley, and Ron Capps; All three cars will be on display
  • Saturday, July 29, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m., Team Toyota autograph session at Toyota midway display

“We’re looking forward to getting to Sonoma, especially with our new Matco Tools red, white and blue ‘Test Drive’ livery. We’re trying to spread the word that people can come on board and test drive a Matco franchise so that they can put some change in their pocket, and for me, that’s our goal going into the race weekend. We’re going to make some changes to our race program. We’re really pumped up, we know we can run fast. It’s going to get hot during the day, it’s going to get cool at night, it’s going to give us all the different weather conditions that Mother Nature will throw at us but that’s what makes Sonoma so special.

“We’re collaborating with the great folks from Russian River Brewing Co. this weekend. We’re going to be running a Russian River Brewery sticker on our car, and hosting a lot of their guests, and we love going up there with their IPAs. Hopefully, we can finish our Swing in the winner’s circle and celebrate like rock stars with a Pliny the Elder.”