Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals
Event 2 of 21
In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip
Pomona, Calif.
March 22 – 24, 2024

Driver of the Matco Tools Toyota Top Fuel Dragster

NHRA Winternationals Event Highlights:

  • Three-time runner-up (2009, 2012, 2015)
  • Two-time No. 1 qualifier (2008, 2009)

In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip Overall Highlights:

  • Three-time champion (1999, 2009, 2010)
    • 1999’s victory was in the Pro Stock Motorcycle category
  • Seven-time runner-up
  • Three-time No. 1 qualifier

2023 NHRA Winternationals Recap:
Qualified fourth; Semifinal finish (defeated Doug Kalitta in E1, Mike Salinas in E2; defeated by Justin Ashley in E3)

Last Event (Gainesville):
Qualified fourth; Semifinal finish (defeated Tripp Tatum in E1, Josh Hart in E2; defeated by Shawn Langdon in E3)

Career Statistics:
505 races, 74 wins, 50 No. 1 qualifiers


  • Enters the second event of 2024 following an impressive performance at the NHRA Mission Foods season-opener, which saw Brown and the Matco Tools team advance to the semifinals after clinching the Pep Boys Top Fuel All-Star Callout win the day before
  • By advancing to the semis at the Gatornationals, Brown earned a spot in the first Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge of the year. The specialty race-within-a-race will be contested on Saturday during Top Fuel qualifying
  • Brown enters the Lucas Oil Winternationals with 74 NHRA national event victories as he seeks to achieve a milestone 75th win
  • Earned his first No. 1 qualifier in the Top Fuel category during the 2008 Pomona 1 event
  • While Brown has been triumphant at Pomona, all three of his wins have come from the NHRA Finals event contested at the end of the season

Fan Events:

  • Saturday, March 23, 9 – 9:30 a.m., Mission #2Fast2Tasty driver autograph session, Mission Foods midway display
  • Saturday, March 23, 9:30 – 10 a.m., Team Toyota autograph session, Toyota midway display

“In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip is a facility that we always love to visit and now with this race being a little later in the season, we’re heading into this weekend with some runs already under our belt. We did well in Gainesville at our season opener and that allowed us to qualify for the first Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge of the year. We’re very much looking forward to that specialty race especially since we just came off of that big Pep Boys All-Star Callout win at the Gatornationals.

“The competition has been at an all-time high and it’s got our AB Motorsports Matco Tools/Toyota/Lucas Oil Top Fuel dragster team very excited to get to Pomona. We ran well in Gainesville, fell a little short in the semis but we’re looking forward to making it up and having a rematch with Shawn Langdon on Saturday for the first round of the Mission Foods Challenge. The weather is looking good; it’s going to be cool and brisk, and the fans are going to be treated to some really fast runs.”