ANTRON BROWN NETS FIRST VICTORY AT THE FOUR-WIDES
CONCORD, N.C. (April 13, 2014) – NHRA 2009 Funny Car champion Robert Hight was the only familiar face in the Four-Wide Nationals victory lane Sunday at zMAX Dragway as three veteran drivers celebrated first-time wins in the unique event.
Antron Brown, the 2012 Top Fuel champion and the weekend’s fourth qualifier, earned his first NHRA Four-Wide Nationals victory with doublehole shots. Norrkoping, Sweden’s Jimmy Alund, driving for Greg Anderson who’s recovering from heart surgery, became the NHRA’s first international winner in Pro Stock, and three-time Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Andrew Hines collected his first Four-Wide victory.
“When you go into a final round and you’ve got two Kalitta cars and an Al-Anabi car, it’s pretty much docked against you because the Kalitta team and Al-Anabi team work really close together. So that’s like three teammate cars against one,” Brown said after earning his 27th Top Fuel victory and fourth in five years in the Four-Wide for Don Schumacher Racing. “So they definitely have the advantage. You don’t try to add pressure to yourself because you have enough pressure with all the people out there.”
Brown, who raced Pro Stock Motorcycle before moving to Top Fuel, now owns 43 career victories. However, the first African-American to capture a major U.S. auto racing championship said he doesn’t think about history or breaking records. Read Full Article