This morning Antron Brown of AB Motorsports and Justin Ashley of Justin Ashley Racing/Davis Motorsports announced that they have formed a multi-faceted alliance.
The three time Top Fuel world champion and 2020 NHRA Rookie of the Year have come together to form a Research & Development and Marketing Alliance between their teams. This move will not only help to solidify their positions as top contenders in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, but will pair two of the most decorated crew chiefs in Top Fuel, Brian Corradi (AB Motorsports) and Mike Green (Justin Ashley Racing/Davis Motorsports).
The 2022 season will mark a lot of first for Antron Brown who started his career in 1988 aboard a Pro Stock Motorcycle, including his first season as owner and driver of the Matco Tools Toyota Top Fuel Dragster as it begins it’s rookie season under the AB Motorsports umbrella.
For his part, Antron sees this as a strategic pact with his longtime friend Justin, who, for two seasons, as had interest in ownership, along with Dustin Davis in the Vita C Shot Top Fuel Dragster team, as a partnership that will greatly benefit both of the up and coming team owners on and off the track.
“The goal with this partnership is to make both our programs stronger overall,” explained Brown. “Even though we’re two separate teams with two separate operations, having this partnership will allow us to enjoy many of the advantages that the multi car teams have. It’s not just about the collaboration between our brain trust of crew chiefs, but this will also help us in being able to secure the best parts and pieces; we’ll have stronger purchasing power. We’re both looking to this alliance to help us compete on a high level and go toe-to-toe with the heavy-hitters in our category.”
Justin had this to say about the alliance, ” I am excited to be joining forces with Antron and his team. This alliance is going to improve the performance of both our programs on and off the track. My team has made great strides the past two seasons with our Vita C Shot Top Fuel dragster and now is the time to keep moving forward in an effort to establish a high level of success for years to come. Getting our crew chiefs together to share on-track and off-track technical information is invaluable. When it comes to marketing, working together opens the door to so many possibilities for our existing partners and any new relationships we start in 2022 and beyond.”
This research and development alliance will include the sharing of on track data as well as consultation between the teams during and between NHRA national events. Just will also benefit from Antron’s 14 year partnership with Toyota. As part of his association with AB Motorsports, Justin Ashley Racing/Davis Motorsports will have access to engineering and on track technical assistance at all 22 NHRA of the Camping World Series events.
Off of the race track, Antron and Justin, along with their respective marketing representatives will work together to present programs to potential sponsors throughout the 2022 NHRA Camping World Series in hopes of creating one of the most marketable one-two punches in motorsports.