Randy Meyer is a jack of all trades when it comes to tuning his two Top Alcohol Dragsters, and his team accomplished a major milestone this past weekend: not only did the team split up for the first time and run two completely different races at the same time, but they also dominated the Top Alcohol Dragster fields and took home both event wins.
The day after his first grandson was born, Randy, his wife Mary, and youngest daughter Rachel headed to Western Kansas for the Central Regional event. For this race, held at the historic SRCA Dragstrip in Great Bend, Kansas, Rachel was piloting the NTK Sensors dragster and clinched the number 1 qualifying spot with a 5.25 ET at 264 mph, an entire tenth of a second quicker than the number two qualifier. She went on to have a bye run first round as Terry Schmidt didn’t show up for the elimination round, where she slowed to a 5.33 ET at 268 mph, but was the only car to make it down the quarter-mile. She advanced onto the final round after running a 6.88 ET in the semi-finals, and faced-off against Jared Dreher. The pair had similar reaction times but it was Rachel who crossed the finish line first and claimed the track record, previously set by her older sister Megan, with a 5.24 ET at 272 mph.
While at the North Central Regional race in Indianapolis on the same days, the second-half of the team led by JJ Lester, Rich Tretter, and Howard Mazei competed with Julie behind the wheel of the OTG dragster. Julie also clinched the number 1 qualifying spot with a 5.22 ET at 275 mph and beat Brad McBride in first round of eliminations. She went on to take down Duane Shields in an outstanding holeshot finish running a 5.27 ET to Duane’s 5.25 ET before defeating Rich McPhillips Jr. in the final round running a 5.21 ET at 277 mph to his 5.27 ET.
The Randy Meyer Racing Team has now collected 4 wins in a row, 8 total for the 2021 season and both girls are first in their Regions. Rachel is currently in first place for the NHRA National standings with Julie right behind her in second place. The team will compete at the Heartland Nationals their home track in Topeka, KS with just Rachel and the NTK Sensors dragster this weekend.