Bradshaw and Meyer looking to make third race the charm. BAYTOWN, Texas - Defending NHRA Division 5 Top Alcohol Dragster driver Alan "QuickDraw" Bradshaw and team owner Randy Meyer will be looking to make their third race together the charm...
Bradshaw and Meyer looking to make third race the charm.
BAYTOWN, Texas - Defending NHRA Division 5 Top Alcohol Dragster driver Alan "QuickDraw" Bradshaw and team owner Randy Meyer will be looking to make their third race together the charm during this weekend's O'Reilly Spring Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Houston Raceway Park. The team has also finalized a deal with Tony Owens, Attorney at Law to stay on board as an associate sponsor for the remainder of the season.
Despite the team's optimism, the team also enters the race on a sad note. Last Thursday, one of the team's crewmembers, Rick Meyer, nephew of chassis builder Bob Meyer (no relation to team owner Randy) passed away due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. The team plans to dedicate this race to the memory of Rick.
"We're dedicating this race to Rick," said Bradshaw. "We would really like to honor him and his family with a win this weekend. He was a great guy, was always fun to be around, and a great crewman. He's going to be missed."
Bradshaw, who is a practicing chiropractor in Odessa, Texas, feels the team has not reached their potential yet this year. Driving the car that has made the two quickest laps in the history of the class, Bradshaw and Meyer hope to regain that form this weekend.
"We haven't reached our potential yet," stated Bradshaw. "I think that 5.27 in Memphis was just a small taste of what we can do. It's going to be a tough race this weekend. Our goal is to run consistent .20's on raceday. I think if we can do that, we'll be a player on Sunday afternoon. We're three races into this deal, and I feel better every time out about the choice I made to team up with Randy Meyer and switch to A/Fuel. We are both looking forward to the rest of the year."
Houston also marks the renewal of associate sponsor Tony Owens, Attorney at Law. Owens specializes in personal injury lawsuits, and can be reached toll-free at 1-888-CAR WRECK.
"We're happy to keep Tony Owens on board," cited Bradshaw. "We gave him a taste last year of what NHRA Drag Racing has to offer, and we hope to show him even more this year. He joins our other associate sponsors Meyer Truck Center, MAR Leasing and Bradshaw Chiropractic Center."
Qualifying begins on Friday for the alcohol cars with two sessions, followed by one final session Saturday morning. Eliminations will begin with first round on Saturday afternoon, and final eliminations will conclude the event on Sunday. Stay tuned to InsideTopAlcohol.com for the latest news in alcohol racing.