Megan Meyer has had a season full of ups and downs this year, collecting wins in Dallas and Columbus for the regional events, and winning the U.S. Nationals at the beginning of this month while setting a new national record time. But she also has four first-round losses, which has hindered her efforts of winning the Regional Championship for the fourth year in a row. Despite having her worst outing of the year at her last event in Earlville, Iowa, she is looking forward to this weekend’s NHRA GatorNationals race.
“I am really excited to returning to Gainesville Raceway one last time. Winning this race last year meant so much to me – it’s been on my bucket list for years. I’m really hoping to take home this year’s Wally for my final GatorNationals to get a lead on the national points standings, and because this is the track where I got my Super Comp license, Top Alcohol Dragster license, and competed in my first National event. This track is sentimental to me and it would mean the world to win one last time,” Megan said.
Megan is currently sitting second in the National standings, tied for first place with rival Shawn Cowie. Both racers have one national event win this season and NHRA has revised the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series points structure this year. As a result of limited races due to COVID-19, Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car classes will be able to count their best two regional events plus their best five national events.
“If we could walk away with the 2020 World Championship, it would really show how dedicated our team is to this sport. We made some crew changes after winning the championship last year and I have an even better group of guys on my team this year. It’s a bummer we haven’t been able to flex our stuff at more races, and defend our championship, but I have a really good feeling we will be able to have some quick and fast runs in Gainesville this weekend. The weather calls for low 80’s with some cloud cover on Sunday, which is perfect conditions for our NGK Spark Plugs car to show what it can really do,” Megan said.
Joining Megan at the GatorNationals is teammate Julie Nataas, who is sitting fifth in national standings and first in the North Central Region. The Randy Meyer Racing Team will get two qualifying passes on Friday, with one on Saturday followed by two rounds of eliminations. The race will be concluded on Sunday.