The Randy Meyer Racing Team celebrated a momentous victory this past weekend at the brand new NHRA quarter-mile track, Flying H Dragstrip, located close to home in Odessa, Missouri. Competing for RMR in the Top Alcohol Dragster category were reigning world champion Julie Nataas and promising talent Scott Dean.

Facing fierce competition, including current points leader and number one qualifier Shawn Cowie, the RMR team showcased outstanding performances. Julie Nataas secured the 2nd qualifying spot with a run of 5.280 ET at 269.27 mph, while Scott Dean followed closely in 3rd with a 5.295 ET at 272.68 mph.



Scott’s journey to the finals was marked by impressive runs. He defeated Greg Hunter in the first round with a 5.263 ET at 269.78 mph. Julie Nataas also advanced past the first round, taking out Nick Spiegel with a 5.306 ET at 274.21 mph. The semi-finals saw a thrilling RMR team matchup, where Scott’s starting line advantage propelled him to victory over Julie, running 5.302 ET at 272.20 mph to her 5.334 ET at 267.70 mph.

In the final round, Scott faced Shawn Cowie. With a stellar reaction time, Scott took an early lead and never looked back, running 5.344 ET at 269.95 mph to Cowie’s 5.678 ET at 205.56 mph, securing the win as Cowie experienced tire shake down the track.

Scott Dean shared his excitement, stating, “When the schedule was released last November, I circled, highlighted, and underlined the inaugural race at Flying H Dragstrip in Odessa MO. Being our new home track, I wanted to claim the first Wally from the new facility. The weekend was filled with my career-best elapsed time, speed, and reaction times all resulting in a WIN for Team Randy Meyer Racing in the Gunk Dragster, and personally my first win in TAD. A huge thank you to Randy, Jake, Kevin, and the entire Team all weekend long. Being able to share all of the winning celebrations with family and friends not normally at the track was truly something special that I will always remember.”

Scott also extended gratitude to the track and NHRA personnel, noting, “A special thank you to Blake and all the track and NHRA personnel at Flying H. They kept the racing surface in excellent condition through 135º surface temperatures, torrential downpours, and windy conditions. Not to mention everyone I spoke to from the gate to the water box were incredibly nice people. Nick with Division 5 had a very challenging weekend with weather conditions and made the best decisions with the options he had in front of him.”

Scott is now gearing up for his next appearance at Brainerd International Raceway’s Central Region event on July 19th weekend, where they aim to continue their pursuit of a regional championship.

Scott and RMR extends heartfelt thanks to all our partners Gunk, NGK Spark Plugs and Shop Squad, Maxima Racing Oils, Aeromotive and Waterman Components, CP-Carillo pistons, and Speedy Car Wash for their unwavering support in keeping this operation moving forward.