Top Alcohol Dragster
Years Racing: 38
Quickest E.T.: 5.17
Fastest MPH: 278
Driver Bio: Randy Meyer began drag racing in bracket race competitions in 1978. After winning multiple local meets, he upgraded to the Top-Comp Class with a self-built dragster. In 1983, Randy stepped up to the Pro-Comp category, again designing and building his own dragster, before winning the 1983 AHRA Pro-Comp World Championship Title. Randy designed and tested a Top Fuel dragster in 1988. In 1989, after improving upon the design of the dragster, Randy began his career in the IHRA and NHRA, which lasted until 1997.
In 2001, Randy entered the fast-growing Top Alcohol Dragster Class of NHRA, setting the stage for his most successful years of racing. After winning his first divisional race as driver, Randy handed the driving duties over to Gary Ormbsy Jr in 2002. Together, they set a new record as the first Top Alcohol Dragster to run in the teens with a solid 5.135-second pass in the quarter-mile drag strip.
A highlight for the Randy Meyer Racing Team followed in 2003, when Randy tuned Alan Bradshaw to the Top Alcohol Dragster World Championship and cemented the Meyer name as a force in the Top Alcohol ranks. Since then, multiple men and women have been in the driver’s seat of the Randy Meyer Racing Top Alcohol Dragsters, but none have been as successful as Randy. As a championship team owner and driver, Randy has won multiple Regional Championships with over 90 event wins, and has set numerous track records across the nation.
Date of Birth: October 1, 1957
Hometown: Huntingburg, IN
Began Racing: 1979
Career Best: 5.17 E.T. at 278 mph
Occupation: Owner of Randy Meyer Racing Inc. and Meyer Truck Center Inc.
Major Sponsor: Lucas Oil
Favorite Track: Heartland Park Topeka, Topeka, KS
Most Memorable Moment: Winning the Blown Alcohol World Championship in 1983
First Drag Racing Vehicle: Front Engine Dragster
First Win: AHRA nationals in Gary, Indiana
Racing Goals: Challenge myself to do better than the previous year and win races in TAD with my two daughters
# National Wins: 8
# Regional Wins: 16