Brown moves into tie for NHRA lead

2012-09-24T00:00:00Z Brown moves into tie for NHRA lead
September 24, 2012 12:00 am

Brown wins NHRA Fall Nationals

Antron Brown raced to his fifth Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday to move in to a tie for the points lead, beating teammate Spencer Massey in the final of the Texas NHRA Fall Nationals in Ennis, Texas.

Brown beat Massey with a 3.898-second run at 311.49 mph. Massey, tied with Brown for the lead in the season standings, finished in 3.945 at 300.60.

Bob Tasca topped the Funny Car field, Allen Johnson won in Pro Stock and Michael Ray in Pro Stock Motorcycle in the second of six playoff events in the Countdown to the Championship. The NHRA comes to Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison next weekend.

Formula One• Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel won the Singapore Grand Prix for the second straight year, jumping up to second place in the Formula One drivers' championship. Vettel inherited the lead from pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton of McLaren, who led the race until a gearbox failure on lap 22 forced him to drop out.

Associated Press

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