Antron Brown wins 51st Top Fuel Wally in Las Vegas

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

It’s been more than two years since Antron Brown won a Wally. However, that streak ended on Sunday.

Brown defeated his “brother” Steve Torrence in the final round of the 20th annual Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Matco Tools Top Fuel Dragster pilot Antron Brown racing on Sunday at the 20th annual Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil
Antron Brown racing on Sunday at the 20th annual Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil (Photo by the NHRA)

Brown went 3.759 at 315.34 mph to claim the Wally. Torrence went 3.740 at 322.19 mph in the losing effort.

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“It feels great and it was a whole team effort,” Brown said. “Everyone is working hard and we’re looking forward to next year. Everybody stuck with us and it’s a process. We just never gave up when the chips were down. We stayed persistent.”

According to Drag Race Central, 15% of Steve Torrence’s losses in his career have come against Antron Brown.Brown had a 30-16 advantage over the three-time Top Fuel Champion before this final round.

Related: Angie Smith wins second career Pro Stock Motorcycle Wally

However, in the final round, both driver were tied. Before this final round in Las Vegas, each driver had five final round wins against the other.

Drag Race Central is reporting that Antron leaves first in the pairings, 71% of the time. Brown went 0.042, while Torrence went 0.128.

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Brown – who himself is also a three-time Top Fuel Champion – won on a hole shot. He won by 0.0671 seconds, or approx. 32 feet.

This is Brown’s first Wally of the season. He snapped a winless streak that dated back to Seattle in 2018.

Related: Matt Smith wins fourth Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship

This win has given Brown his 67th career Wally. He has 51 in Top Fuel and 16 in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

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