Megan Meyer and sister, Rachel Meyer, competed together in the Top Alcohol Dragster Class at Heartland Park Topeka July 27-31st with support from Meyer Truck Center Inc., Quality Structures Inc., and Up In Smoke BBQ Sauce. This was their second race this year racing side-by-side at their home track with the Randy Meyer Racing Team. Although Rachel claimed the runner-up finish at the NHRA National event, it was Megan who would take home the win at the Lucas Oil Regional race.
Rachel scored the number one qualifying spot with the quickest and fastest time of the three sessions, a 5.30 E.T. at 275 mph. Megan was not far behind in the third position with her 5.34 E.T. at 273 mph. With the two girls placed on opposite sides of the ladder, it was a perfect match for an all Meyer final round.
As the number one qualifier, Rachel faced Marty Thacker from Indiana for the opening round of eliminations. Unfortunately Rachel had a slow reaction time, as Marty shot off the starting line first and never trailed for the win with a 5.41 E.T. to Rachel’s 5.34 E.T. Megan was up against the sixth qualifier, David Brounkowski, who encountered tire smoke and Megan powered down the track for the win with a 5.37 E.T. at 273 mph.
Going into the second round, Megan had to take down the newcomer, Mike Edstrom, who had just received his Top Alcohol Dragster NHRA license the day before eliminations. Megan got off the starting line first, but Mike got ahead of her down the track. Megan powered through to cross the finish line first, by a mere .003 seconds, approximately 14 inches.
Megan was then faced up against Marty, who defeated Rachel in round 1, for the finals. Marty had the advantage at the tree but was no match for Megan’s winning 5.30 E.T. at 274 mph. This was a special win for the team because it is Megan’s first time winning at her home track. Megan extends her Lucas Oil Regional Series points lead and clinches the second points position in the NHRA National Series.
The next race for the Randy Meyer Racing Team will be the NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals held in Brainerd, Minnesota with Megan Meyer and Justin Ashley piloting the two A/Fuel Dragsters.
About Randy Meyer Racing
A highly respected member of the NHRA Drag Racing family, Randy Meyer has had a successful career spanning over 35 years of drag racing as driver, team owner, and crew chief from AHRA Pro-Comp to IHRA Top Fuel and NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster. Randy Meyer is a multiple World Champion in the sport of drag racing. Together the team has won over 40 races and holds 9 Championships.
The Randy Meyer Racing Team is proudly supported by: QSI Buildings, Up In Smoke BBQ Sauce, Meyer Truck Center, Weld Wheels, Technician.Academy, Lucas Oil, NGK Spark Plugs, Gunk Cleaners, Mahle-Clevite Rings and Bearings, Burnyzz Speed Shop, Epic Motorsports Marketing, Realty Warehouse, Racepak Data, ARP Bolts and Studs, Pitsco Education, Aeroquip, ProThings Apparel, Quik-Latch, Boninfante, and Taylor Cable.