Who was the leader in drag racing competitions in 2015?
Antron Brown is an American Drag Racer. In the 1960’s, Brown’s grandfather participated in drag racing, and passed his passion on to family members. At the early age, Brown started drag racing with his father and uncle who were NHRA Sportsman racers.
Antron Brown first participated in drag racing while he was in high school riding a Suzuki GSXR 1100. During college, his dream became his profession by participating in Team 23 racing and was guided and mentored by NHRA rider Dave Schultz. Brown currently drives the Matco Tools Toyota racing in NHRA’s Top fuel division.
In 2008, after 10 years as a top rider for Pro Stock Motorcycle division, he then switched to Matco Tools dragsters. In 2009, Antron participated in drag racing and drove for three different Top Fuel team owners and, in the same year, won the No.1 position seven times and six event titles and advanced to the championship 10 times.
- In 2012, Antron Brown was honored by the African-American Chambers of Commerce with their Achievement Award.
- NBC’s 2013 edition elected Antron for “The Grio’s 100” list that features African- American Industry, community leaders, and sports figures.
- In 2013, Antron, along with Terry Bradshaw, James Worthy, Dave Winfield, and other famous athletes, was honored at the 28th annual sport legend dinner “The Buoniconti Fund” to cure paralysis.
- In 2014, Antron led the Top Fuel category by winning six Mello Yello Racing series.
- Antron is the first driver to finish the race in 3.68 sec. which became the record time and won the championship in 2012 and 2015 leading to the No.1 position.
- Brown escaped several times from crashes during racing.