Menards NHRA Nationals
Presented by PetArmor
Event 13 of 21
Heartland Motorsports Park
Topeka, Kan.
Aug. 11-13, 2023

Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor Event Highlights:

  • Two-time event champion (2017, 2022)
  • 2016 event runner-up
  • Four-time No. 1 qualifier (2009, 2010, 2012, 2015)

2022 Menards NHRA Nationals presented by PetArmor Event Recap:
Qualified 11th; Event champion (defeated Brittany Force in E1, Josh Hart in E2, Justin Ashely in E3, Steve Torrence in E4)

Last Event (Sonoma):
Qualified third; Event runner-up (defeated Mike Salinas in E1, Brittany Force in E2, Steve Torrence in E3; defeated by Justin Ashley in E4)

2023 Statistics:
12 races; one win, two runner-up finishes, one No. 1 qualifier

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


  • Brown scored his first win as an NHRA team owner at the 2022 event. He powered past Steve Torrence in the final round to record victory No. 1 for his AB Motorsports team during its rookie season
  • The 2022 Topeka event was considered a turning point in Brown’s season. Brown entered the 2022 Topeka race in 11th place after a string of nine first-round losses and a DNQ. After winning Topeka, Brown and the ABM team went on to race to victory at the U.S. Nationals two races later before recording a Charlotte win, a runner-up at the season finale in Pomona, Calif., and a pair of semifinal appearances during the Countdown to the Championship to finish the season in second place
  • Tied with Cory McLenathan for number of Top Fuel poles at Topeka (four)
  • Brown enters the weekend after having raced to a runner-up finish at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals, the most recent race on tour
  • By advancing beyond the quarterfinals in Sonoma, Brown secured a spot in the Topeka #2Fast2Tasty Challenge presented by Mission Foods

Fan Events:

  • Saturday, Aug. 12, 12:00 – 12:30 p.m., #2Fast2Tasty driver autograph session at Mission Foods midway display

“Love going to Topeka, love going to Gary Ormsby Drive. We’re the defending champions from last year and we’re coming off of Sonoma with some momentum. We’re going to go in there with our heads down and do what we do. It can get hot, it can get tricky out there like we saw last year. But, we can’t wait to get there and show out. That’s where we turned our season around last year and got on a roll, and we’re looking forward to one last showing out there and gaining some good points and momentum as we approach Indy and the Countdown.”