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Drag Illustrated Driver Blog Presented by Weld Racing

Drag Illustrated Driver Blog Presented by Weld Racing

“The most powerful thing you can do right now is to be patient while things are unfolding for you.” – Idil Ahmed

A great big THANK YOU to the hundreds of people who have congratulated us on our 2018 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Central Region points championship!!! The amount of love and support we have received this week is second to none. Continue reading Drag Illustrated Driver Blog Presented by Weld Racing

MEGAN MEYER TAKES ALL AT CHARLOTTE

MEGAN MEYER TAKES ALL AT CHARLOTTE

Megan Meyer revisited her favorite drag strip in the country, zMax Dragway, in Charlotte, North Carolina for the NHRA Carolina Nationals on October 12-14th, 2018. Megan has previously won twice at zMax in the spring for the NGK Spark Plugs 4-Wide Nationals, but never held a podium finish at the fall event, until now.

This was the first event at Charlotte for Julie Nataas, Megan’s teammate on the Randy Meyer Racing Team. Julie qualified eighth in the 16-car field with a 5.33 ET at 276 mph and took out Dan Page in the first round of eliminations. Megan qualified third with a 5.26 ET, then posted low elapsed time of the event in round one with a 5.200 ET at 283 mph to defeat Tiffany Januik. Continue reading MEGAN MEYER TAKES ALL AT CHARLOTTE

Win Lights, Records, and the Points Lead for Megan Meyer at SRCA Dragstrip

Win Lights, Records, and the Points Lead for Megan Meyer at SRCA Dragstrip

NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster team Randy Meyer Racing made the most of their weekend and came out on top at SRCA Dragstrip in Great Bend, KS. Sisters Megan and Rachel Meyer drove the NGK Spark Plugs/Lucas Oil/Meyer Truck Center backed dragsters and worked through the chilly weather conditions to compete in the final Division 5/Central Region Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event. Continue reading Win Lights, Records, and the Points Lead for Megan Meyer at SRCA Dragstrip

The Girls Are Back in Town: The Meyer Sisters head to SRCA Dragstrip

The Girls Are Back in Town:
The Meyer Sisters head to SRCA Dragstrip

Daughters of World Champion Randy Meyer, Megan and Rachel Meyer, will visit SRCA Dragstrip in Great Bend, KS for the closing Central Region drag race. Going into the event, Megan is tied for first place with 245 points, and Rachel is currently third with 181 points after winning her last race in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.

The Meyer Sisters Racing Team previously ran at the infamous SRCA Dragstrip about 10 years ago with their Super Comp Dragsters. Now, they will return in their nitro-injected 4,000 HP Top Alcohol Dragsters. Continue reading The Girls Are Back in Town: The Meyer Sisters head to SRCA Dragstrip

Drag Illustrated Driver Blog Presented by Weld Racing

Drag Illustrated Driver Blog Presented by Weld Racing
“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” – Lyndon B. Johnson

We all know that feeling of defeat when you just miss the tree by a mile and can’t reach the finish line first. Unfortunately, it happens (a lot more than we want to admit) in racing, and letting down your team, your car, and your sponsors is the worst feeling in the world.

This past weekend, my teammate Julie and I both lost first round for the second race in a row. For us that is a big deal; we have been to 11 final rounds this year in 18 races and naturally expect both cars to go rounds on race day. Yet, that wasn’t the case at Indy or Reading. Continue reading Drag Illustrated Driver Blog Presented by Weld Racing

DI DRIVER BLOG PRESENTED BY WELD RACING: Megan Meyer

DI DRIVER BLOG PRESENTED BY WELD RACING: Megan Meyer

“No excuses. No explanations. You don’t win on emotion – you win on execution.” – Tony Dungy

Being a witness to my sister achieving her first Top Alcohol win is one of my favorite memories of 2018. Many of you know that my sister only races in our A/Fuel dragster that was previously driven by my dad a few times a year, simply because she is a full-time employee at an international engineering firm. On her weekends off, Rachel hops in her Super Comp dragster and competes at her local dragstrip, Mo-Kan Dragway in Asbury, Missouri, where she is a top-10 points contender. She is scheduled to race at two more NHRA events – one National event and one Regional event – with our team, and for her it’s all about having fun and getting her hands dirty. Rachel’s Instagram handle is Clutch Girl for a reason; she has been a clutch mechanic on our dragsters for many years and it was her first interest into becoming a mechanical engineer. While she handles the driver duties, she also handles taking out a scorching hot clutch pack immediately after a run and putting in a fresh set of discs and floaters for the next pass.

Our weekend at Heartland Motorsports Park kicked off great and ended even better, as we took the top two qualifying spots and had the best cars on track all weekend long. On the day of eliminations, we had many customers, friends, and family come out to cheer us on, and we ended up feeding over 100 people with our racer appreciation lunch for all of the Top Alcohol pits. For the opening round, I faced off with Dean Dubbin, who is the Central Region points leader that I am now currently tied with, and took the win with lane choice for the next round. Rachel had opponent Terry Schmidt and although she shook, she got the win and later beat Gary Cooper. I lost in the second round to Jared Dreher as I shook and had to lift off the throttle to regain traction, but lost crucial time on the track as he flew by me. We were all very excited and confident going into the finals for Rachel, as it was her second final round of the year and the odds were in her favor to win. Jared had a slight advantage on the tree, but Rachel got around him and took the win with a 5.29 ET at 268 mph. We had many showers for her celebration and had a few of our friends stay for the winner’s circle picture while the track was still running the other Sportsman classes.

Finishing up the month of July and headed into August, I completed most of my summer goals and will check a few more off my list soon. It’s crucial for me to set goals outside of racing to grow financially, physically, and psychologically. My racing season is over halfway done and I only have six races remaining on my schedule (Brainerd, Indy, Earlville, Reading, Charlotte and St. Louis) and all of these races will determine my 2018 points finish. The points chase is close this year, and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top after Pomona.

Randy Meyer Racing Team Scores 50th NHRA Win at Norwalk Nationals with Megan Meyer

Randy Meyer Racing Team Scores 50th NHRA Win at Norwalk Nationals with Megan Meyer

Jun 28, 2018 | Featured, Megan Meyer, Race Results
Randy Meyer Racing Team Scores 50th NHRA Win at Norwalk Nationals with Megan Meyer

In the finals at Summit Motorsports Park for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Megan Meyer, Olathe, Kansas, took home the win in Top Alcohol Dragster for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. Continue reading Randy Meyer Racing Team Scores 50th NHRA Win at Norwalk Nationals with Megan Meyer

DI DRIVER BLOG PRESENTED BY WELD RACING: Megan Meyer

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DI DRIVER BLOG PRESENTED BY WELD RACING: Megan Meyer
By Drag Illustrated | June 27, 2018

“Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.” –Humphry Davy

This past week was full of amazing moments with my team that I will treasure forever. We always try to have new experiences at each race we attend, and we now have many memories of racing in Norwalk, Ohio. Continue reading DI DRIVER BLOG PRESENTED BY WELD RACING: Megan Meyer

Meyer vs. Meyer: All Female Final at Tulsa

Meyer vs. Meyer: All Female Final at Tulsa

Jun 12, 2018 | Featured, Megan Meyer, Race Results, Rachel Meyer
Meyer vs. Meyer: All Female Final at Tulsa

The Randy Meyer Racing Team has been racing at Tulsa Raceway Park for decades but has had a wide range of success at the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event held at the track in June. Last year, driver Megan Meyer earned a Runner-Up finish to James Stevens, ending her streak of a perfect 5-race win record.

This year, Megan and her sister, Rachel Meyer, who was driving the team’s second A/Fuel Dragster, dominated the field. The girls were the only females competing in the 8-car field and were very successful taking down the boys. Megan and Rachel qualified first and second with a 5.22 ET and 5.25 ET respectively, running over a tenth of a second ahead of the competition. Continue reading Meyer vs. Meyer: All Female Final at Tulsa

Meyer Dominates at NGK Spark Plugs 4-Wide Nationals – Carries 7 Round Win Streak

Female Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car racing stars Megan Meyer and Annie Whiteley shared the winner’s stage to highlight the list of champions at the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. Megan, the daughter of championship tuner Randy Meyer, collected her third national event win in the last three years, earning her first one at zMAX Dragway in 2016. Continue reading Meyer Dominates at NGK Spark Plugs 4-Wide Nationals – Carries 7 Round Win Streak

Central Region Champion Megan Meyer Seeking Second Consecutive Belle Rose, Louisiana Regional Win

Central Region Champion Megan Meyer Seeking Second Consecutive Belle Rose, Louisiana Regional Win

After helping the Randy Meyer Racing Team earn the number 1 qualifying spot at the NHRA Pomona Winternationals, with Julie Nataas driving, Megan Meyer is ready to kick off her Junior year in the Top Alcohol Dragster class at the Nitro in the Bayou event. Megan and the Randy Meyer Racing Team will be competing for their second consecutive title at the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series’ (LODRS) Central Regional race on March 2-4 with teammate Julie Nataas driving the team’s second dragster.

“I’m stoked to be back in Louisiana,” said Megan. “Our first year ever here, in 2016, we finished second, and won the next year. This track is one of my favorite’s because of the great weather, fun competition, and amazing fans.” Continue reading Central Region Champion Megan Meyer Seeking Second Consecutive Belle Rose, Louisiana Regional Win

Megan Meyer’s Drag Illustrated Driver Blog Presented by WELD Racing

Megan Meyer’s Drag Illustrated Driver Blog Presented by WELD Racing
“You have to stay ahead of the game, or you’ll get left behind.” –Randy Meyer

This is the motto for our team coming into the new race season, and we are not one to back down. We are always striving to be stronger, faster, and quicker on the track and in the pits. We didn’t make any major changes in the off season. Instead, we made little changes that make a big difference in cutting down maintenance, time spent working on the cars, and organization. Each year my dad comes up with new ideas to increase our speed between rounds, because it seems like we get less and less time on race day. Simply making things easier and work more efficient was our focus this offseason.

Before we headed to Phoenix for the Nitro Spring Training, Julie and I visited Scottsdale for the Women In Auto Care Leadership Conference and had an absolute blast. It was a short conference, but the knowledge we absorbed and connections we made are priceless. I highly encourage all women (and men!) in the motorsports/automotive industry to take a look at this growing group.

WELD Racing Named Presenting Sponsor of Megan Meyer’s Drag Illustrated Driver Blog

WELD Racing Named Presenting Sponsor of Megan Meyer’s Drag Illustrated Driver Blog
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. (Jan. 23, 2018) – Drag Illustrated magazine announced today that its popular Driver Blog series written by NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster star Megan Meyer will be presented by WELD Racing this season. Now in her fourth year as a Drag Illustrated Driver Blog contributor, Meyer will give readers a behind-the-scenes look at her experiences as a championship-contending driver and team manager at Randy Meyer Racing.

“Since becoming a brand ambassador for WELD last year, I have learned a tremendous amount about wheel specs for all different types of motorsports,” said Meyer, a two-time NHRA national event winner. “I would like to transfer that knowledge to other racers through the blogs, while also touch on other important aspects of racing. In my blogs for this year, I have a few creative ideas to cover, such as shop talk, fitness, outdoors lifestyle, how to get started in drag racing, sponsorships, and more. My goal is to create awareness of a driver’s lifestyle and how I can help fellow racers become well-rounded on and off the track through my personal experiences.”

High Stakes: Record Speed with Bill Litton

High Stakes: Record Speed with Bill Litton

Nov 9, 2017 | Race Results
High Stakes: Record Speed with Bill Litton

For two back-to-back weekends in Las Vegas, Team Litton Racing combined its efforts with Randy Meyer Racing to leave their mark on both the NHRA Toyota Nationals and Lucas Oil Regionals. Going into the Toyota Nationals, Team Litton knew there was plenty at stake being the next-to-last event of the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Every run was important, and a slip could be worse than snake eyes at the other Strip’s craps tables. With the Team pumped up and Randy Meyer horsepower ready, Driver Bill Litton, Crew Chief Randy Meyer, and Co-Crew Chief Dan Pomponio along with Co-Crew Chief Adrian Long, and team member Megan Meyer were all confident to roll the dice before a “sell out” crowd. Continue reading High Stakes: Record Speed with Bill Litton

Drag Illustrated Driver Blog: Megan Meyer

Drag Illustrated Driver Blog: Megan Meyer

One word to describe how my rookie year (2016) in Top Alcohol Dragster ended: heartbreaking. This year, I’d say we ended confidently. Although we had a few ups and downs, we still came out strong with one NHRA national event win at Joliet, four Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series wins at Florida, Louisiana, Kansas, Iowa, and three runner-ups. That’s eight final rounds, one Lucas Oil Central Region championship, and a provisional second-place finish in national points, in 15 races. Continue reading Drag Illustrated Driver Blog: Megan Meyer

Megan Meyer Finishes 2nd at FallNationals, Ends 2017 Season with Regional Championship

Megan Meyer Finishes 2nd at FallNationals, Ends 2017 Season with Regional Championship

In only her sophomore year of competing in the Top Alcohol Dragster class, Megan Meyer, daughter of World Champion Tuner and Team Owner, Randy Meyer, claimed a Runner-Up finish at the NHRA AAA FallNationals in Dallas, as well as the Lucas Oil Series Central Region Points Championship. Continue reading Megan Meyer Finishes 2nd at FallNationals, Ends 2017 Season with Regional Championship

Meyer Hopes To Close Championship Gap at Dodge NHRA Nationals in Reading, PA

Meyer Hopes To Close Championship Gap at Dodge NHRA Nationals in Reading, PA

Sep 21, 2017 | Featured, Megan Meyer, Pre-Race Releases, Race Results
Meyer Hopes To Close Championship Gap at Dodge NHRA Nationals in Reading, PA

Megan Meyer and the Randy Meyer Racing Team had a short outing at the NHRA Carolina Nationals last weekend. Megan, who was the number one qualifier of the event with a 5.23 ET at 279 mph, exited eliminations in the second round running a 5.31 ET to Dan Page’s 5.32 ET. Her teammate, Justin Ashley, lost in the opening round of eliminations after qualifying as the third quickest car. Continue reading Meyer Hopes To Close Championship Gap at Dodge NHRA Nationals in Reading, PA

Megan Meyer Scores Holeshot Victory in Iowa, Eyes Set on Regional Championship

Megan Meyer Scores Holeshot Victory in Iowa, Eyes Set on Regional Championship

Sep 13, 2017 | Featured, Megan Meyer, Pre-Race Releases, Race Results
Megan Meyer Scores Holeshot Victory in Iowa, Eyes Set on Regional Championship

Megan Meyer, with teammate Justin Ashley, will return to the home of her first NHRA National event win, zMax Dragway in North Carolina. Since winning the 4-Wide Nationals in the spring of 2016, Megan has won five events including the NHRA Chicago Route 66 Nationals. Continue reading Megan Meyer Scores Holeshot Victory in Iowa, Eyes Set on Regional Championship

Top Alcohol’s Megan Meyer Post Runner-Up Finish at U.S. Nationals

Top Alcohol’s Megan Meyer Post Runner-Up Finish at U.S. Nationals
Known as the World’s Biggest Drag Race, the NHRA Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals held at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis saw 22 Top Alcohol Dragsters compete for the 16-car field. Amongst the best were Megan Meyer and rookie Justin Ashley driving for the Randy Meyer Racing Team. Continue reading Top Alcohol’s Megan Meyer Post Runner-Up Finish at U.S. Nationals