zMAX Dragway's 13-Part Online Series Discovers What Else NHRA Top Fuel Star Antron Brown Can Do in Four Seconds
It is established that NHRA Top Fuel driver Antron Brown can pilot his dragster from zero to 320 mph in less than four seconds. However, can he drink a 20-ounce can of Full Throttle in less than four seconds? How about recite the alphabet or solve a Rubik’s Cube? Fans will find out over the next three weeks in zMAX Dragway’s new Web series of videos titled “What Can Antron Do in Four Seconds?”
Brown, the affable 34-year-old driver of the Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster in the NHRA’s elite division, attempts to complete a different task in less than four seconds in each of the 13 Web videos designed to promote the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals, Sept. 16-19 at zMAX Dragway. A new video will be posted during each business day beginning today and running through Sept. 15.
“It was a lot of fun to see how many different things we could do in under four seconds and try to make it happen,” Brown said. “We didn’t pass all the tests, but we still had fun. It was really cool to do things outside of drag racing that we do in everyday life and compare that to what we do in our Top Fuel dragsters.
“The finished product looks great and I’m just very thankful that zMAX Dragway chose our Matco Tools team to be a part of these really cool videos.”
The video shoot took place in and around the Don Schumacher Racing shop in Brownsburg, Ind., in mid-August. While Brown did many of the 13 different tasks in less than four seconds, perhaps the most impressive feat took him a bit longer. The former college sprinter managed to run the 40-yard dash in 4.51 seconds, which was faster than many prospecting running backs ran during February’s NFL Scouting Combine.
Brown and all of the stars of the NHRA return to zMAX Dragway for round two of the NHRA Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship, Sept. 16-19, at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals. Tickets can be obtained by calling the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or online. General admission four-packs are available for only $14.75 per person on Friday and $29.75 for Saturday or Sunday.