Baton Rouge; Jay Meyer looking to stay perfect

BATON ROUGE, La-Federal Mogul Dragster driver Jay Meyer will be looking to keep a perfect record in Division 4 this season at Division 4's fourth stop on the series in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at State Capitol Dragway. Meyer has won all three of...

BATON ROUGE, La-Federal Mogul Dragster driver Jay Meyer will be looking to keep a perfect record in Division 4 this season at Division 4's fourth stop on the series in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at State Capitol Dragway. Meyer has won all three of the previous races in the division (Houston, Ennis, and Memphis), and a win in Baton Rouge will virtually clinch a Division 4 Championship for the Freeport, Texas based team.

Meyer said, "We just have to get our focus back this weekend. There was a lot going on in Houston, and we had a leaking rear end seal that was leaking onto the brakes, and made it hard for me to hold the car while staging. I had to put the clutch pedal on the stop [pedal stop], and it caused me to be late. We thought we had found a clutch problem in Houston, but when we got back home, we found that the pressure plate was warped from side to side instead of being cone shaped like we originally thought. We just put a whole new clutch in it. Hopefully that will bring it around."

"As far as dealing with the Baton Rouge track, its just one of those deals where you have to make a run and adjust to it. It may be good or bad, you never know," said Meyer.

If Meyer wins this weekend he will virtually lock up the Division 4 crown, which he last won in 1986, and he will have won four out of the five divisional events you can claim towards national standings. Meyer currently is No. 1 nationally followed by three time World Champion, Rick Santos, 413 pts to Santos' 368.

"I don't know if we will be able to chase the National Championship. I believe in fate and destiny, and if you are meant to win it, you will, but money is our main problem," Meyer said. "Right now, we have enough money to make Hallsville [Division 4 FMDRS], Dallas [Castrol Nationals], and maybe Columbus [Pontiac Excitement Nationals, TRW Sportsman All-star Race] if we qualify for the All-star Race, then wait for the races to come back to Texas in the fall. The only way we can pursue the World Championship is if we find a major sponsor."

To check out more on the Meyer team, visit their website at www.jaymeyerracing.com

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Drivers Rick Santos