The Randy Meyer Racing Team continues their win streak of the 2019 season at the NHRA Lone Star Nationals outside of Dallas, Texas with the Meyer Sisters. Since Megan and Rachel grabbed the win and runner-up in the Top Alcohol Dragster category, they secured their spot to represent the Central Region of the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series in the JEGS Allstars event held at Route 66 Raceway. Randy Meyer has competed in the JEGS Allstars race many times before he retired from driving in 2016, and won the prestigious event in 2014 to carry the Central Region/Division 5 to their first overall team win.
The team has made an unheard-of final round appearance at every NHRA event they’ve entered this year so far between their five drivers; Megan Meyer, Rachel Meyer, Julie Nataas, Matt Sackman, and rookie Camrie Caruso. Hot off the Gatornationals win, Megan quickly jumped to the top of the field and claimed the no. 1 qualifying position in the NGK Spark Plugs dragster with a 5.23 ET at 280 mph, to set the quickest and fastest pass for the class at the Lone Star Nationals. Rachel Meyer, who already has her first win of the year as well in her Super Comp dragster, clinched the third position with a 5.30 ET at 272 mph with support from Crane Cams, setting up the sisters on the opposite sides of the eliminations ladder.
Megan defeated Mike Bucher and Spencer Massey in eliminations, while Rachel took out Jared Dreher and Steve Collier to meet her sister in the final round. This is the second time that the Meyer Sisters have met in the finals, see the first all Meyer final here. Megan had the starting line advantage over Rachel with a better reaction time, but Rachel was quicker to the first 60-feet and in the lead until she did a quick pedal job to gain traction. This split-second step off the throttle gave Megan enough room to take the lead and cross the finish line first, just .06 of a second ahead of her sister, for the win.
“It was a thrilling race, and I’m so happy that we stayed motivated despite all of the rain and bad weather we had,” said Megan. “To be able to race against my sister, again, is always so much fun and to have both cars in the final round is the best outcome we could ever ask for. Our crew has been on point since the start of the season, and although the cars are starting to get tired after all the runs we’ve already made this year, we have plenty of parts to refresh and continue this hot-streak and keep winning.”
“I was pretty pumped after each round,” said Rachel. “It felt really good to be back out at the track with my family racing the nitro cars and working on the clutch between each round. I knew I needed to win this race to get into the JEGS Allstars, but I made a tiny driver error going down the track that cost me the win, and trust me, I am still beating myself up about it. The next time I get to race Megan there will be a different outcome. But I am very excited to have made it into the JEGS Allstars with my runner-up finish; I’ve wanted to be eligible for this race ever since I got to help my dad win it a couple of years ago.”
The next time the Meyer Sisters will be on the track together will be in Tulsa, Oklahoma for the next Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Central Regional event, home of where the first all Meyer final took place last year. Until then, Rachel will continue to bracket race her Super Comp car while Megan will head to the NHRA Spring Nationals in Houston this weekend with teammate Julie Nataas. Catch the Houston Spring Nationals on Fox Sports 2 on Thursday, April 25 at 7pm ET.