Antron Brown wins NHRA Arizona Nationals

  • Associated Press
  • February 19, 2012 - 9:34 PM

CHANDLER, Ariz. - Antron Brown won the Top Fuel division in the NHRA Arizona Nationals on Sunday at Firebird International Raceway, holding off Don Schumacher Racing teammate Tony Schumacher in the final round with a run of 3.793 seconds at 319.82 mph.

Robert Hight topped the Funny Car field and Jason Line won the Pro Stock competition in the second of 23 races in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing season.

Brown took the top spot in the Top Fuel standings, 32 points ahead of Schumacher.

Schumacher is winless in his last eight finals. He last win came in Las Vegas in Oct. 2010.

In Funny Car, Hight powered his Ford Mustang past John Force Racing teammate Mike Neff with a 4.139-second pass at 307.07 mph. It was Hight's first win at Firebird International Raceway and 24th victory of his career.

Hight moved to second in the standings behind Neff.

Defending Pro Stock champion Line held off KB Racing teammate Greg Anderson. Line drove his Pontiac GXP to a 6.558 at 211.69 to secure his 28th career win and first at Firebird International.

Line moved to second in the standings, a point behind Anderson.

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