Just days after winning the Top Alcohol Dragster World Championship, Megan Meyer entered the NHRA AAA of Texas FallNationals with teammate Julie Nataas, as her final entry for the 2019 season. Megan went on to qualify in the no. four position with a 5.21 ET in the NGK Spark Plugs dragster with additional support from Smart Chicken, while Julie sat tenth with her 5.27 ET pass.
“I’ve been to the final round at Dallas before, but have never won the race,” Megan claimed. “We previously won this event in 2014 with Shayne Lawson driving with backing from Smart Chicken, and they’ve continued their partnership with the Randy Meyer Racing team since then. I’m very happy to have taken them back to the winner’s circle this year for my first time winning in Dallas. We had beautiful weather and a great track all weekend.”
The duo kicked off first round of eliminations with a win over Fred Hanssen for Megan, while Julie defeated David Sheetz. A strong 5.20 ET at 275 mph for Megan and 5.24 ET at 275 mph for Julie moved them onto the semi-final round of the FallNats. Megan then slowed to a 5.28 ET over Monroe Guest, but got the win as Monroe was too quick on the tree and turned the red light on, and she advanced onto the final round to face Buddy Domingue who won over Julie.
Megan nailed down the tree with a .020 reaction time to get the starting line advantage over Buddy and crossed the finish line first with about 16 feet to spare running a 5.29 ET. This is Megan’s 10th NHRA National event Wally, and fifth this season to extend her points championship.
“I’m shocked by our success this year,” Megan said. “We’ve had the best year ever this season and this win is just an exclamation point on the reason why we’re the current champions. I’ve been able to double my success this season thanks to my parents and guys who work so hard every weekend to make sure our race car is capable of winning rounds. We look forward to continue our winning streak in 2020.”
As Megan closes her 2019 season with a win and the championship, Julie and the Randy Meyer Racing Team will try to do the same as they will go to Las Vegas next for the Dodge Nationals presented by Pennzoil.
Tune in to FS2 on Thursday, October 31 at 9:30pm ET to catch the first airing of the NHRA AAA Texas FallNationals.