COMMERCE, Ga. (AP) — Antron Brown became the winningest Top Fuel driver in Atlanta Dragway history, racing his dragster to victory in the Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals on Sunday.
Brown got his fifth career win at the facility, beating reigning champion Steve Torrence in the final round with his 3.752-second lap at 325.22 mph. Torrence finished in 3.794 seconds at 323.81 mph.
“That’s Rocky Balboa right there,” Brown said of Torrence. “And I’m Apollo. To get this win, it was truly remarkable. We just built on it every lap. Any time you can do this and get one of these (Wally trophies), it’s just so special.