Top Fuel driver to visit Indiana State

March 3 2008

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Top Fuel Driver Antron Brown will speak on careers in motorsports Wednesday, March 5 from 5-6 p.m. in the auditorium of the John T. Myers Building on the campus of Indiana State University. A question and answer session will follow his presentation.

Brown, the former ARMY Pro Stock Motorcycle racer in the National Hot Rod Association, finished second in the championship points in 2001 and 2006. He has now turned his sights to Top Fuel in 2008, driving the Matco Tools dragster.

A 16-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle (PSM) winner with 12 career poles, Brown was named to drive the Matco Tools dragster last fall. Brown earned his crossover Top Fuel license in January and paced the field at the season-opening Winternationals to claim his 12th career No. 1 qualifying award. He currently ranks sixth in the Top Fuel standings and twice finished second in the NHRA PSM standings (2001 and '06). Brown drives for David Powers Motorsports.

The 33-year-old native of Chesterfield, N.J., will sign autographs after the presentation. His visit is being sponsored by Team Sycamore Racing, a student organization established in January 2007 to give students the ultimate hands-on experience. Students affiliated with the team will soon operate, manage and drive the Team Sycamore Racing dragster at area speedways as an official NHRA team.

The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Randy Peters, College of Technology, at 812-237-4962 or email rpeters@indstate.edu.

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Contact: Randy Peters, College of Technology Motorsports Coordinator, rpeters@indstate.edu

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3783 or pmeyer4@isugw.indstate.edu

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National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Top Fuel Driver Antron Brown will speak on careers in motorsports Wednesday, March 5 from 5-6 p.m. in the auditorium of the John T. Myers Building on the campus of Indiana State University. A question and answer session will follow his presentation.

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