On this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast, Antron Brown and Matt Smith join host Brian Lohnes to talk about their successes this season, the hard work behind them, and what they both think it will take to add to their championship career résumés.
For Smith, the 2022 Midwest Nationals were a showcase of his abilities as a tuner and a rider. Setting low e.t. on Friday and then carrying a strong motorcycle through an evolving track surface on Saturday and Sunday set him up for a win that gave him the points lead. We talk about that win, what he's doing to prepare for the final three races, and the mindset of a man chasing his sixth career title.
Brown has shown his class and his classic approach to team building, hard work, and faith this season. After frustrations through much of the year, the talented organization put the train back on the tracks fully in Topeka, dipped into the 3.60s in Brainerd, won the U.S. Nationals, and roared into championship contention with a blistering start to the 2022 Countdown to the Championship. Some of the things Brown reveals and talks about here are very telling in the best of ways.
Two guys who are in the running for titles in their classes tell all! A very interesting and informative show.