Antron Brown has been the No. 1 top fuel qualifier in the National Hot Rod Assn. Winternationals the past two years. Even though he made the final last year, losing to Doug Kalitta in the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Brown said qualifying No. 1 in 2008 was his favorite Winternationals moment.
It was his first top fuel race and he started fast.
Brown has only been in two Winternationals, but he has a win in Pomona. He won the season finale in 2009, beating Spencer Massey in the final in Pomona.
Brown finished third in the top fuel standings last year, behind Tony Schumacher, who won his sixth straight top fuel championship in a row, and Larry Dixon.