Antron Brown leads Top Fuel qualifying

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (AP) Points leader Antron Brown led Top Fuel qualifying Friday in the Toyota NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.

Brown, the 2012 series champion and a two-time winner this season, powered his dragster to a 3.725-second pass at 317.57 mph. He's from nearby Chesterfield.

''This track is so good it can actually yield better numbers,'' Brown said. ''We were going for it. Once the car took off, I felt my car jump up on the tire and I was like, `Oh, she's on one.' I looked at the scoreboard and we nipped a 72. That thing was running hard. It's going to be a good weekend.''

Cruz Pedregon topped the Funny Car division, Erica Enders paced the Pro Stock field, and Hector Arana Jr. was the fastest in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Pedregon had a 3.967 at 306.53 in a Toyota Camry. Enders, the points leader and a three-time winner this year, finished in 6.508 at 213.06 a Chevy. Arana had a 6.849 at 196.53 on a Buell.

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