NHRA’s current winningest female in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series (LODRS), Megan Meyer, will return to zMAX Dragway with teammate Julie Nataas for this weekend’s NGK Spark Plugs NHRA 4-Wide Nationals. Megan will debut a new wrap on her 4,000 HP Nitro-Injected Dragster on Friday to kick off the #4WideNats, with a special live look at the dragster on Thursday only on Megan’s Facebook and Instagram pages (@MeganMeyer.Racing). Megan will represent the new NGK RUTHENIUM HX™ Spark Plug with the primary color of purple for the remainder of the 2019 NHRA season.
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Operating out of the Randy Meyer Racing camp, Megan began her NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster career in 2016 after competing in the Junior Dragster and Super Comp ranks. Megan kicked off her freshman year with the team’s first win at zMAX Dragway in 2016 and won the event again in 2018. As the team enters its 40th year of drag racing, they will also feature a special 40 Years of Racing badge on both of their A/Fuel Dragsters.
The two-time LODRS Central Region Champion couldn’t be more excited about the decision to debut a new livery at her favorite race of the year. “zMAX Dragway is my favorite track for many reasons, but mostly because some of my most memorable racing memories were made at this facility. I love how the new purple on the car makes the red and blue pop. It will stand out on the track and bring a fresh look to the traditional NGK Spark Plugs that everybody knows and loves.”
“It was very special to win the first NGK Spark Plugs 4-Wide Nationals last year. The entire NGK Spark Plugs team was here to cheer us on from the suite and join us in the winner’s circle. Then to come back in the fall and win the Carolina Nationals at the end of my season was the cherry on top. 2018 was my best year so far, and 2019 already has set the bar high for us with our team having one of our cars visiting the final round at each race so far. We know we have two of the best cars in our class, and we’ve inspected every element to make sure they are in their best conditions for each pass.”
Megan Meyer and Julie Nataas will take to the track on Friday, April 26 in Charlotte, North Carolina for the first qualifying round at 1pm followed by the second session at 5:30 pm. Qualifying will conclude with the third session on Saturday at noon, with two rounds of eliminations on Saturday night, and the semi-finals and final round to be held on Sunday. Fans can get new hero cards showing the new livery at the Randy Meyer Racing pits and the NGK Spark Plugs trailer, located in the midway.
Tune in to FS2 on Thursday, May 9th at 9pm ET to catch the first airing of the LODRS NGK Spark Plugs 4-Wide Nationals, with multiple re-airs on FS2 and FS1 until June 8th.