This weekend’s 7th Annual NHRA 4-Wide Nationals event marks the third race of 2016 for NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster rookie Megan Meyer and so far, the second generation A/Fuel driver is off to an incredible start.
Megan debuted her new Racer’s Evolved A/Fuel Dragster at the beginning of the 2016 season to start her official rookie campaign. She opened the year with two runner-up finishes, first at the Gatornationals event in March, and then most recently at the LODRS South Central regional event in Belle Rose, LA.
This weekend marks her first racing experience at the unique Charlotte, NC zMax Dragway facility, which features 4 lanes of head-to-head competition. Her father, Randy Meyer, has competed at the facility previously in TAD, but has not yet landed a Meyer Racing victory at the track.
Megan Meyer 4-Wide National debut will begin with her in the No. 6 position in championship points, after a strong start at the National and Regional levels. But competition at the 4-Wide Nationals event will be tough, and over 20 entrants will battle for a qualifying spot in the field.
A lot of the front runners of TAD will be there this weekend, and I’m excited to be in the top 10 in points so far, so we are expecting it to be a tough weekend for all of us. The points that we gain early in the season can make or break us in the end, so we are going to give it our all to claim as many points as possible,” said Megan Meyer of her Charlotte debut.
There are over 20 cars entered for this race, and I’d say they are the best cars in our field, so we are going to have our best tune up and best parts this weekend to stay in the top half of the field and hopefully take our dragster to the finals again!”