The Randy Meyer Racing Team made their first final round appearance this year at the 2024 NHRA Las Vegas 4-Wide Nationals. Drivers Scott Dean and Hunter Green were behind the wheels of the nitro-burning machines tuned by Randy Meyer. Scott, in the OTG dragster, powered to a 5.296 ET at 263 mph for the no. 3 spot, and Hunter’s best came last of the 4 qualifying sessions running a 5.313 ET at  269 mph to take no. 4.

With only 3 rounds of eliminations running 4 cars at a time, the first round quad saw Hunter go up against Jackie Fricke (12), Mike Quayle (13), and Joey Severance (5). Unfortunately, Hunter’s dragster smoked the tires at the launch ending his weekend. However, Randy was able to use that data to make last minute adjustments to Scott’s dragster that resulted in the round win. Scott faced Casey Grisel (14), Madison Payne (6), and Juan Cantau-Pompa (11) first round. Scott slowed to a 5.312 ET at 269 mph but advanced onto the semi-finals alongside Casey Grisel.

In the second round quad, Scott lined up against Mike Coughlin (2), Mike Lewis (7), and Casey Grisel. Mike Coughlin crossed the finish line first and Scott was second running an improved 5.263 ET at 272 mph to advance to the final round quad.


Up against Shawn Cowie (1), Jackie Fricke, and Mike Coughlin, Scott had the best reaction time of 0.031 and ran a 5.291 ET at 274 mph for his final pass, but it wasn’t enough to hold off Shawn Cowie’s winning 5.200 ET at 279 mph. Scott and Randy Meyer’s team are pleased with their first final round appearance of the season, but of course hope to go home with the Wally.

“We had great success last year at the Las Vegas Regional race and this last weekend was no different,” said Scott. “Unfortunately, it ended up with the same result, losing to Cowie in the final by less than a thousandth of a second. We almost had the hole-shot win by grabbing 9 hundredths on the reaction time, but Cowie was a missile all weekend. Everyone has their own opinion on 4-wide racing, but for me I really enjoyed it. You are forced out of your same routine and comfort zone, which is where I thrive. Randy and the entire RMR crew had the OTG hot rod tuned up great this weekend. I can’t wait to race with RMR at my new home track, Flying H Dragstrip in Odessa, Missouri in June!”