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NHRA Top Fuel points leader Antron Brown has hatched an extreme concept for his Sequoia in the Toyota Racing Dream Build Challenge. Straight line speed is what Top Fuel is all about, and Brown is leaving no stone unturned to make sure his vehicle is the fastest of the four in the competition.
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"The build process is going to be intense...blood, sweat, and tears," said Brown. "We're chopping it down, we're making it low, we're making it mean, we're making it aggressive, and in all...we're making it fast!"
Plans for the "Dragquoia" include 33-inch drag slicks, a big TRD blower, nitrous, and custom chassis fabrication. Brown wants to make sure that it'll go fast...from his house, to the grocery store.
But the competition is going to be fierce. NASCAR stars Kyle Busch and Clint Bowyer are currently modifying a Camry sedan and a Prius hybrid, respectively, while NHRA Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria is reworking a Tundra pickup truck.
Though the drivers are competing for glory against one another, the real victor will be the winning driver's charity of choice, which will receive a $50,000 check from Toyota.
Voting will open on Oct. 20 and continue for 10 days. Fans will be able to vote once per day via Facebook and enter to win prizes, including a Toyota Racing "Dream Trip", which will be given away to one lucky fan.
The final vehicle builds will be unveiled at a press conference in the Toyota display at the SEMA show in Las Vegas on Oct. 30. Fans will be able to tune in live to watch the entire press conference and see the winner announced in real time.