Randy Meyer racing news 2007-06-13

Meyer's Busy Spring Schedule Spring Hill, Kan., June 13, Randy Meyer Racing has just completed an intense four races in a row on both the divisional and national schedules. Highlights include a semifinal finish and a second number one qualifying...

Meyer's Busy Spring Schedule

Spring Hill, Kan., June 13, Randy Meyer Racing has just completed an intense four races in a row on both the divisional and national schedules. Highlights include a semifinal finish and a second number one qualifying position to their 2007 season. Randy Meyer put himself sixth in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series national points. And the defending Top Alcohol Dragster Division 5 Champion for the past three years is leading the West Central Division once again.

Kicking off the stretch, Meyer traveled to the LODRS Division 4 race in Rusk, Texas on May 18-20. The team managed to qualify in the top half of the field in the number four spot with a 5.482 second pass. Randy was the slight favorite as he staged for the opening round against Darryl Hitchman. Unfortunately, Meyer's car spun the tires early in the run and he recovered to a 5.76 that trailed Hitchman's 5.458.

Randy Meyer Racing returned to their home division May 25-27 at Brainerd International Speedway in Brainerd, Minn.. Meyer went right to the top of qualifying with a stellar 5.283 at over 250 mph. Randy's day was cut short in the semifinals against Richard Putz when he fouled with a rare red light.

June 1-3, Meyer and company were at the O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals in Topeka, Kan. Qualified in the eleventh position with a 5.528 pass, Randy was paired with Dave Hirata in eliminations. Meyer was off the starting line first and was running quicker to just past half track when a cylinder in his engine failed and the car slowed, allowing Hirata to sneak by at the finish line.

This past weekend was the Torco Racing Fuels Route 66 NHRA Nationals in Jolliet, Ill. Meyer was in the top half of the qualified field. His 5.327 was good for the number six spot. When eliminations came on Sunday Meyer was suspect of the tricky track conditions and after watching some of the early cars having trouble he made the necessary changes to his car. Those changes inevitably slowed the car too much and Randy could only run a 5.414 against the 5.357 of Brandon Pierce.

-credit: rmr

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