Antron Brown wins NHRA Midwest Nationals

MADISON, Ill. (AP) Antron Brown raced to second straight Top Fuel victory and fourth in a row at Gateway Motorsports Park on Sunday in the NHRA Midwest Nationals.

Brown beat Dave Connolly in the final for his sixth victory of the season, 53rd overall and fifth in the event, finishing in 3.721 seconds at 325.92 mph.

Brown won the Countdown opener last week in North Carolina and has a 77-point lead over teammate Tony Schumacher with four events left.

Del Worsham won in Funny Car, Drew Skillman in Pro Stock, and Hector Arana Jr. in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Worsham outran Matt Hagan for his second consecutive victory in the playoffs, finishing in 3.964 at 320.13 in a Toyota Camry. Worsham also earned a 20-point bonus during the event when he set a national elapsed time record of 3.899 seconds during qualifying.

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