Randy Meyer Racing signs new 'Young Gun' Driver for '08 Season Olathe, KS - Three time Division Five Champion and 2007 Brute Essence of Racing Award Winner, Randy Meyer has announced that he will be foregoing the driving duties of his...
Randy Meyer Racing signs new 'Young Gun' Driver for '08 Season
Olathe, KS - Three time Division Five Champion and 2007 Brute Essence of Racing Award Winner, Randy Meyer has announced that he will be foregoing the driving duties of his A/Fuel Dragster for the 2008 season to focus on improving the teams performance and will instead hand the driver responsibilities over to new 'young gun' and rookie driver, Diana Harker.
A highly respected member of the NHRA Drag Racing family, Randy Meyer has had a successful career spanning over 30 years of racing as Driver, Team Owner and Crew Chief from AHRA Pro-Comp to IHRA Top Fuel and NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster. A highlight for Meyer and team came in 2003 as Team Owner and Crew Chief, Randy Meyer tuned current Top Fuel Driver, Alan Bradshaw to an NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster Championship cementing the Meyer Racing Team as force in the Alcohol Dragster ranks.
Meyer's decision to sign Harker as driver for the team came after a successful debut in late 2007 where the Harker-Meyer team campaigned across four events at both the National and Divisional levels of the NHRA Lucas Oil Series. The 2008 season will see Harker and Meyer competing at a scheduled 12 races comprising of 7 National and 5 Divisional events on the Lucas Oil Series and the team will proudly represent Headman Hedders, ARP, Aeroquip, Taylor Cables, Solder Seal Gunk, Aeromotive, and Meyer Truck Center.
"After a disappointing 2007 season, I've decided to forego the driving duties and focus solidly on improving the performance of this new car and to make sure it is once again up to our standards. I did not have to look very far for a replacement driver, Diana has proven that she can do the job very well and represent my team professionally. There is a new attitude and exciting times ahead for Randy Meyer Racing and I am proud to have Diana be apart of it." said Meyer
Second generation Alcohol driver, Diana Harker is no slouch when it comes to racing. Having already had an extensive 11 year drag racing career in Australia, the 24 year old rookie is looking to follow her twin sister, Kate's example and gain much needed seat time in the A/Fuel Dragster ranks. Having made the transition to the United States in early 2007, Harker spent the year learning the ropes crewing on her father, Steve's Alcohol Funny Car along with Sister, Kate's A/Fuel Dragster ride owned by Tom Conway.
"I can't tell you how excited I am to finally have the opportunity to be competing this season on the NHRA Circuit and to be working with such a great professional team is a dream come true. Randy Meyer is a fantastic teacher and I have already learned a great deal from working with him and his team and I can't thank them all enough for this opportunity." said Harker
The Harker-Meyer Team will make their first debut race at the GatorNationals, March 13-16 in Gainesville FL but will first make a stop at the Eastern Spring Test Nationals in Valdosta GA March 6-8th in preparation for their debut.