Megan and Rachel Meyer of the Randy Meyer Racing Team will continue their battle for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Central Regional Championship this weekend at their home track in Topeka, Kansas. The Meyer Sisters are currently tied for first place, both having one win and two runner-up finishes this season, and will have three more races after this weekend to continue their chances of winning the series.
Taylor Cable Products will be the associate sponsor for the Meyer Sisters this weekend. Taylor has been a partner of Randy Meyer Racing for years and supplies the team with spark plug wires, along with the protective windshields from Taylor Top Glass. Taylor was the first to make custom-colored spark plug wires for Megan and Rachel when they were racing Junior Dragsters and will do the same for their Top Alcohol Dragsters later on this year.
Rachel’s last Regional event was in Indianapolis, where she earned a runner-up finish in her new Copeland Race Cars chassis backed by Dot’s Homestyle Pretzels and Menards.
“I think the car is going to continue to perform well like it has been the past few races,” said Rachel. “Hopefully we can qualify in the top-half of the field and make it to the winner’s circle, but you have to take it one round at a time. The weather has been hot and humid at most of the tracks I have been to this year, and we were still able to make consistent passes with the new car. I don’t think the weather will be too difficult this year to tune the car, but it’s up to me to be a good driver and cut a good light and pedal when I need to.”
Megan and her NGK Spark Plugs dragster are ready to get back on the track after a month off since her last race in Louisiana where she short to Rachel in the final round.
“We took some much-needed time off to refresh the motor and components on the car since we were not happy with our performance at the last couple of events,” Megan said. “We have been slowly losing MPH on the top end, which is a big deal to us since we are the fastest car in the field this season. We hope to make some test runs tomorrow to make sure our changes were for the best, so I can be competitive on race day, especially if I have to run Rachel again.”
The Heartland Motorsports Park event, previously won by Megan in 2017 and Rachel in 2018, will host one qualifying run on Thursday and two on Friday, followed by eliminations on Saturday for the Top Alcohol Dragster class.