Brown wins again 2 consecutive. This year in 2017 he ran a 3.747-second pass at 321.04 mph to defeat Don Schumacher Racing teammate Tony Schumacher, who ran a 3.809 at 325.14 in his U.S. Army dragster. This is Brown’s 46th career Top Fuel victory and first of the season. It was also Don Schumacher Racing’s 300th team win.
Brown said, “Today was tough battles. When you race two of your teammates, you know you got a battle on your hands because you all have the same quality parts. And when you go up there, you have to throw everything up there. Especially with Tony -- he hasn’t been an eight-time champion for nothing, buddy he knows how to race. We had to push hard.”
Brown, has been racing Top Fuel for 10 years now and has won a race every year since he began his Top Fuel career. Un-matched in NHRA history with a win every season, 10 consecutive. He raced past Scott Palmer, No. 1 qualifier Steve Torrence and two-time 2017 event winner Leah Pritchett en route to the finals. Schumacher faced Terry McMillen and Doug Kalitta before seeing Brown in the final round.