Last year, the Randy Meyer Racing Team found the highest highs and the lowest lows at the biggest drag race of the 2022 season. With two races held during the long Labor Day weekend, driver Julie Nataas secured the win for both events but it came at a cost of losing the entire carbon fiber one-piece body.


This year, the team is prepared to defend their title as they compete for the NHRA Dodge Power Brokers U.S. Nationals. The team has won this race 3 times in the last 5 years, and has high chances to claim a fourth win with Julie currently sitting third in the national standings.


“I’m excited to be back in Indy for the Big Go,” said Julie. “I’m not sure if anything can top what we did here last year, but nothing beats the excitement, nerves, emotions and atmosphere that the us nationals brings. I’m ready to defend my last years win (in a less dramatic way) and since Jegs Allstars has been moved to Dallas this year we only have the US Nationals Wally to focus on.”


2023 Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals


Joining Julie in competition is teammate Hunter Green, who recently won the final NHRA Topeka Nationals. Hunter won the first round of eliminations here last year, and is hoping to go even further this year.


“I’m happy I get to be part of the biggest race of the year again for my second time,” Hunter says. “Even better since this time we are coming off of a win in Topeka. Hopefully we can carry that momentum into Indy and throughout the rest of the year.”


Qualifying for the Top Alcohol Dragster class begins Friday at noon, and eliminations will kick off Sunday morning at the Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park.