Meyer striving to bring home Division 4 Championship for fallen niece NOBLE, Okla. - Last Friday, NHRA Federal Mogul Dragster driver Jay Meyer's niece, Lindsay Meyer, was killed in a car accident, at the age of 17, less than a week away from her...
Meyer striving to bring home Division 4 Championship for fallen niece
NOBLE, Okla. - Last Friday, NHRA Federal Mogul Dragster driver Jay Meyer's niece, Lindsay Meyer, was killed in a car accident, at the age of 17, less than a week away from her 18th birthday. This weekend, Meyer will not only be vying to win his second straight Division 4 Championship, but to bring one home in memory of Lindsay at the final Division 4 Federal Mogul Drag Racing Series event at Thunder Valley Raceway Park just outside of Oklahoma City, Okla.
Meyer, from Freeport, Texas, must make it to the final round in order to clinch the Division 4 Championship. As if the normal Division 4 cast of heavy hitters like current points leader Shelly Howard and Troy Buff wasn't enough, this weekend's event will be a veritable 'who's who' in the category, with big out of division hitters like Rick Santos, Mark Hentges, and Bruce Bowler expected to be in attendance.
"We just have to stay on the ball," said Meyer. "We have to take it one round at a time. If we can make it to the finals, we can win the division. I sure hope we can do it. In the midst of everything that has happened this week, we just have to keep pressing along. We want to win this race for Lindsay; we are dedicating this race to her."
At his last race, Meyer posted a career-best elapsed time of 5.382 seconds in air conditions similar to what is forecasted for this weekend. With the caliber of cars that will be in attendance, the bar has definitely been raised. Meyer feels it will be a matter of what the track can handle.
"The altitude is relatively high, and we have never had any luck there," commented Meyer. "We really don't have a feel for that track. I feel like we can run .40's at that track, if the track is good, but I don't know about .30's. I think up in Chicago, we could have ran some low .30's if we had went some rounds, but it didn't work out that way. We just have to move on to the next race. They say that a true measure of champions is not what you do when you're up, but what you do when you're down. We're pretty down this weekend. We'll just keep going forward, and see how it goes. We'll give it our best shot, and if it's meant to be, it is, if it isn't, it isn't."
Qualifying begins on Friday for the Federal Mogul Dragsters, with two more sessions following on Saturday. Final eliminations will conclude the event on Sunday. Stay tuned to InsideFMRacing.com for the latest Federal Mogul Racing news.
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