Home run: Antron Brown races to 50th NHRA victory
ENGLISTHWON, N.J. (AP) Antron Brown raced to his 50th NHRA victory Sunday, beating Brittany Force in the Top Fuel final in the Toyota NHRA Summernationals at his home track.
Brown, from nearby Chesterfield, had a 3.843-second run at 318.47 mph at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park for the milestone victory. He has 34 victories in Top Fuel after winning 16 times in Pro Stock Motorcycle. The victory was his third of the season, and first in Top Fuel at the track.
The 2012 Top Fuel series champion and current points leader raced past Force, who lost traction early in the run and finished in 5.398 at 150.16.
Matt Hagan won in Funny Car, Greg Anderson in Pro Stock, and Jerry Savoie in Pro Stock Motorcycle.
Hagan also raced to his third victory of the season, beating Alexis DeJoria with a 4.132 at 299.53 in a Dodge Charger R/T. Hagan, the defending series champion, took the points lead.