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Hometown: Trenton, New Jersey, USA

A drag racer, originally in the Pro Stock Motorcycle division from 1998-2007, and after switching to Top Fuel in 2008 he's been champion of the division for 2012, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Biography

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Automotive Industries page on 13 August 2017, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Antron Brown (born c, 1976) is an American drag racer, currently driving the Matco Tools Toyota for Don Schumacher Racing in NHRA's Top Fuel division. He is known for winning the 2012, 2015 and 2016 Top Fuel championships. Antron is the sport's first African American champion.

Brown lived in Trenton, New Jersey until age six, when his family moved to his grandmother's 10-acre farm in rural Chesterfield Township, New Jersey following the death of his grandfather. His father Albert ran a septic tank service, and was a drag racer at the sportsman level along with Antron's uncle Andre. Antron maintained the cars as a child and began racing motorcycles at age six and motocross at age 12, practicing on a course he built on the farm. He ran his first competitive drag race as a high school senior.

Brown studied at Northern Burlington County Regional High School before becoming a track star at Mercer County Community College in New Jersey as a sprinter and long jumper, graduating in 1997 with an associate's degree in business administration. After being offered a full scholarship to run track for Long Island University, he was contacted by football player Troy Vincent (married to Brown's cousin) who was starting a racing team.

Brown raced in the NHRA's Pro Stock Motorcycle division from 1998 to 2007, running his first three years with Vincent's Team 23 Racing. Brown won 16 events in the motorcycle division, and had a best finish of 2nd in points in 2001 and 2006. In 2008 he switched to Top Fuel dragsters. Brown won the Top Fuel championship in 2012, 2015, 2016, and 2017.


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2010 Mac Tools U.S. Nationals Antron Brown 2010 Mac Tools U.S. Nationals
Antron Brown autographs a fan’s sleeve during an open house held at the Don Schumacher Racing facility to coincide with the unveiling of the new U.S. Army dragster, Sept. 3, 2010. Brown is a Matco Tools and U.S. Army drag car racer.
Photo by U.S. Army Spc. John Crosby, 3 September 2010
View photo of Antron Brown at the 2010 Mac Tools U.S. Nationals - 536KB


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
18 October 2006National Hot Rod Association Media ConferenceBrandon Bernstein
Antron Brown
Andrew Hines
Doug Kalitta
Angelle Sampey
Tony Schumacher
3 March 2009National Hot Rod Association Media ConferenceAntron Brown
Ron Capps
15 September 2009National Hot Rod Association Media ConferenceAntron Brown
Ron Capps
Jeg Coughlin
Eddie Krawiec
Tony Pedregon
Tony Schumacher
7 September 2011National Hot Rod Association Media ConferenceAntron Brown
Ron Capps
Jason Line
Bob Tasca
2 November 2011National Hot Rod Association Media ConferenceJack Beckman
Antron Brown
Jason Line
Tony Pedregon
Del Worsham
12 September 2012National Hot Rod Association Media ConferenceAntron Brown
Ron Capps
Allen Johnson
Eddie Krawiec
10 October 2012National Hot Rod Association Media ConferenceAntron Brown
Spencer Massey
31 October 2012National Hot Rod Association Media ConferenceAntron Brown
Spencer Massey
Tony Schumacher
14 November 2012National Hot Rod Association Media ConferenceAntron Brown
31 January 2013National Hot Rod Association Media ConferenceJack Beckman
Antron Brown
Allen Johnson
10 July 2013National Hot Rod Association Media ConferenceAntron Brown




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