Megan Meyer, 26, kicked off her 2020 Championship defending season by entering the Belle Rose, LA regional race with her younger sister, Rachel Meyer. For the second year in a row, Rachel Meyer dominated the Top Alcohol Dragster class at No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose, Louisiana this past weekend.
This year’s Nitro on the Bayou was the first outing for the Randy Meyer Racing Team of the 2020 season with the Meyer Sisters. Rachel, in the Dot’s Homestyle Pretzels/Menards A/Fuel Dragster, qualified sixth and ran consistently in the 5.30s range all during eliminations. Megan, in the NGK Spark Plugs A/Fuel Dragster, struggled to get down the track and unfortunately never made a full-pull all weekend. She qualified seventh and lost first round to Dean Dubbin.
However, Dubbin had motor issues during the opening round of eliminations, and was unable to make an appearance for second round. This allowed Rachel a bye run in the semi-finals, where she ran a 5.35 ET at 269 mph after running a 5.37 ET to defeat Robin Samsel first round. Rachel did lose lane choice to Fricke, but she made it up on the starting line getting a .05-second advantage over Fricke. Rachel’s winning time was 5.34 ET at 268 mph to Fricke’s 5.36 ET at 269 mph.
Following the Belle Rose, LA regional event is the NHRA GatorNationals that Megan won in 2019. She is anxious to return to the track as defending Champion, “we had such a great start to 2019 that set us up to eventually win the championship before the season was over. However, we struggled at the Belle Rose regional race two weeks ago and couldn’t take enough power out of the car to get down the track. I don’t think we will have that problem here this weekend, we have a lot of data running at Gainesville and we know what this track can handle. I’m very excited to return to the cockpit of my NGK Spark Plugs, Lucas Oil dragster, and although we have a shorter field with only 13 cars entered for the 16 car field, we can’t underestimate the tough competition here this weekend.”
Megan will get two qualifying sessions on Friday at 12:15pm and 7:30pm ET, followed by the final session on Saturday at 10:30am ET. First round of eliminations will kick off Saturday at 5:15pm ET and will conclude on Sunday. Catch the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series TV coverage on Thursday 3/26 at 9:00pm ET.