The Kansas-based team, Randy Meyer Racing, competed at their home track in Topeka, Kansas for the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Central Regional event last weekend, taking home a second-place finish with Rachel Meyer. Rachel was backed by two Kansas City-based companies, Aeromotive Fuel Systems and Taylor Cable Products, both are long-time partners of the family-owned team.
Rachel, the youngest daughter of Randy, struggled in qualifying and was positioned fifth out of eight with a 5.40 ET pass at 264 mph, while Megan, Randy’s oldest daughter, powered to the top spot with a 5.29 ET at 266 mph. Unfortunately, Megan had her second first-round exit of the 2020 year losing to Christine Chambless after discovering some bottom-end issues with the motor.
However, Rachel got the win in the opening round over James Stevens running a 5.36 ET at 265 mph, then she took down Christine running a consistent 5.37 ET at 268 mph. Rachel moved onto the final round to be defeated by Robin Samsel, the number two qualifier. Rachel had the starting line advantage, but the car slowed to a 5.43 ET with only 7 cylinders lit.
The Meyer Sisters extended their first and second place lead in points for the Central Region, and Rachel will get the chance to collect more points next weekend at the Indianapolis Summer Spectacle. Joining Rachel is teammate Julie Nataas, the girls will get one qualifying session on Friday, followed by two on Saturday before the start of eliminations. You can watch the action LIVE at Dragracer TV on YouTube.
The team was looking forward to competing at the NHRA Heartland Nationals in Topeka scheduled for August 21st, but the race has now been postponed due to county restrictions for pandemic-related reasons. The new date is currently undetermined.