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Alum Antron Brown Wins at Indy


West Windsor, N.J. -- MCCC alum Antron Brown ('98) is making history in the one of the fastest sports in the world. He was featured in an article by Tim Tuttle in Sports Illustrated (SI) Sept. 2, prior to a major Top Fuel drag race in Indianopolis over the Labor Day weekend. Read the SI story here.

Brown ended the weekend victorious. According to USA Today, dated Sept. 6, "In powering his dragster to a 3.813-second run at 321.73 mph to eke past Del Worsham (3.830, 320.43) in the Top Fuel final round in Clermont, Ind., Brown became the first driver to collect wins in the Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle class at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals."

Brown's first fast moving career was racing Pro Stock motorcyles from 1998 to 2007, when he collected 16 victories and twice finished second in the standings (2001 and '06). He is in his fourth season in Top Fuel.

Photo by Greg Griffo, Indianapolis Star

In the USA Today article Brown says, "To come here and win at Indy, the biggest stage in drag racing, means so much. It just goes back to my childhood dream and sitting under those grandstands as a kid and saying, 'I want to do that one day.' It's the greatest feeling I've ever had."

Brown earned his associate degree in Business Administration and competed for the Vikings' track and field team in the 1990s, qualifying for the 1996 National Junior College Athletic Association indoor track championships in the 55-meter dash as a freshman. He attributes many of the problem solving skills he uses today to his Mercer education.

Read MCCC's alumni feature on Brown here.

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