Dallas: Jay Meyer preview

ENNIS, Texas - Federal Mogul Dragster driver Jay Meyer hopes to close his career best season with a win during this weekend's resumption of the O'Reilly Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec at the Texas Motorplex just south of Dallas. Meyer...

ENNIS, Texas - Federal Mogul Dragster driver Jay Meyer hopes to close his career best season with a win during this weekend's resumption of the O'Reilly Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec at the Texas Motorplex just south of Dallas. Meyer scored a runner-up finish in front of his hometown fans in Houston last weekend, and would love to finish the year with a win in his home state.

Meyer, owner of Brazosport Equipment in Freeport, Texas, qualified No. 6 with an elapsed time of 5.520 at 253.90 miles per hour and is scheduled to run Steve Federlin in round one. Meyer defeated Federlin in the semifinals in Houston last weekend.

"We're going to continue to try some new things in Dallas," said Meyer. "We changed a lot of stuff we were afraid to earlier in the year because of the points battle with Santos. We only get one practice run, so were not going to get too wild. I think if the air and track is right this weekend, we could possibly get down into the 5.30's with what we know now."

In addition to getting the win this weekend, Meyer hopes to get a run on next year's Championship chase.

"We learned a lot last weekend because we were trying new things," explained Meyer. "Even though we didn't win, I think last weekend was a really good race for us because we learned so much. We always knew we needed a little bit more to be running with Santos, and now we have had the chance to experiment. Given these last two races of the year, and the testing we plan to do over the offseason, we feel will be ready to go for the Championship next year."

The Federal Mogul Dragsters are scheduled to receive one warm up run at 9:45 a.m. Friday, with first round to follow at noon. Final eliminations are scheduled for Saturday. Stay tuned to SummitRacing.com's Drag Race Central for round by round updates from Dallas.

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