U.S. Army Pro Stock Motorcycle pilot Antron Brown was beaten in the second round of eliminations and thus lost his shot at the 2006 NHRA POWERade world championship.
Brown, who came into race day having to advance three rounds further than point leader Andrew Hines to win his first world championship, beat Ryan Schnitz in the opening round of eliminations before dropping a match up with Craig Treble in round two.
With Hines losing in the first round, the door was actually open for Brown to claim the 2006 crown, but he couldn’t get by Treble and as a result was taken out of contention.
“I’m disappointed for sure,” said Brown. “We had destiny in our own hands, but we couldn’t quite finish the mission. I can’t thank my U.S. Army team enough for putting me in the position that I was in today.
“We’ll go back to the shop next week and immediately start to prepare for 2007. To get as close as we did this year, we obviously want to take that next step.”