Brandon Booher started racing at an early age, driving a Junior Dragster. A brief stint in Super Comp followed before he stepped up to his father’s blown alcohol Pro Top Outlaw dragster at age 16. Brandon won the PTO championship in 2007 and never finished lower than 4th in the points standings, earning 2nd twice. He was the first Top Dragster to run in the 5 second zone.
The father-son duo made the decision to enter the ultra-competitive NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster class in 2009. The team ran with some success in 2009 and 2010, but really hit a stride in 2011. Brandon reached his first national event TAD final round at the Summit Nationals in Norwalk, OH. A month later, he made another final round appearance, this time at the Cordova regional. Booher did well at the U.S. Nationals the following month, beating defending event winner Marty Thacker and Matt Cummings before a small parts failure ended his day in the semifinals.
Possibly Brandon’s proudest accomplishment came at the 2011 Auto-Plus Nationals in Reading, PA, where he ran the first 5.3-second pass in a torque converter-equipped race car. It was a goal the team had set in the beginning of their TAD career, one that few thought was possible. Most recently, the AB Construction team raced at the 2012 U.S. Nationals, where they qualified 7th with a 5.42 at 261 mph. Booher plans on running a schedule of 8 races in 2013.