Two seasons ago Antron Brown experienced what could be described as one of his highest of highs as a drag racer.
The former Pro Stock Bike rider drove his way to a clean sweep of the NHRA’s famed Western Swing in just his second season as a driver.
On February 21, 2010, the usually upbeat Brown experienced his lowest of lows.
Brown’s dragster lost a tire and crashed into the wall during the NHRA Full Throttle Series event in Phoenix, Ariz. He was uninjured but the errant tire hurtled through the pits and fatally injured a first-time drag race attendee.
“The accident part didn’t hurt me,” Brown said. “I understand that we put on a show for entertainment, we’re out there racing, and we always have our mindset focused on winning. Never once do you think about endangering somebody’s life in the stands.”
Brown has talked little in the media about the days following the accident -- days, he believes, were the darkest he’s faced in his life.