Bradshaw & Meyer sweep 'Western Swing' SONOMA, Calif. - The 'dynamic duo' of NHRA A/Fuel Dragster driver Alan "Quick Draw" Bradshaw and car owner Randy Meyer took over the Top Alcohol Dragster national points lead by sweeping the 'Western...
Bradshaw & Meyer sweep 'Western Swing'
SONOMA, Calif. - The 'dynamic duo' of NHRA A/Fuel Dragster driver Alan "Quick Draw" Bradshaw and car owner Randy Meyer took over the Top Alcohol Dragster national points lead by sweeping the 'Western Swing.' Over the past two weeks, the team used a barrage of consistent 5.2 second times to win the CarQuest Nationals in Seattle two weeks ago, and then to win this past weekend's Fram-Autolite Nationals in Sonoma, Calif.
Bradshaw, a practicing chiropractor in Odessa, Texas, dominated in Sonoma. Meyer's tune-up qualified them No. 1 with a track-record 5.236 at 263.67 mph. In round one, he took out Tony Meredyk with an off-pace 5.711 at 234.49 mph, but stepped back up to take out Duane Shields in round two with a 5.250 at 259.36 mph. Bradshaw and Meyer kept it in the .20's to take out Darryll Hitchman in the semifinals with a 5.261 at 255.97 mph.
In the final Bradshaw would square off against Garrett Bateman, who was in just his first race. Bradshaw took the holeshot and never looked back, running a 5.304 at 259.46 mph for the win. The win moved Bradshaw into first place nationally by 20 points over Tony Bartone and Morgan Lucas, who are both tied for second.
"These past two weeks have been great for the team," said Bradshaw. "It really was a team effort to win these two races. Between Randy putting a great tune-up in the car to the crew - Ted, Stacey, Craig, Myron and Mary getting the car ready in between rounds. Randy put the car in the 5.20's pretty consistently over the past two weeks, and we burnt a few pistons, but that's why we carry spares. This team is willing to do what it takes to win the national championship; that's our ultimate goal."
After winning the back-to-back races, there will be no rest for the Back Attack/Randy Meyer Racing team. The team will be racing the next eight out of ten weeks. From Sonoma, the team will be racing for the next six weeks straight.
"The way we look at it, this is two down, six to go on our road swing," stated Bradshaw. "We really are enjoying the moment, though. We're thrilled to be able to come out here and win these two events for our sponsors 1-888-CAR-WRECK, Go-DragRacing.com, Valvoline, Meyer Truck Center, MAR Leasing and Bradshaw Chiropractic Center. It was also nice to be able to win one out here on the West Coast for my friends Terry and Roxanne Thom who live out here. All in all, these two weeks couldn't have been much better."
The team will head straight to Scribner, Neb., for race four in the Division 5 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, where Bradshaw, the current Division 5 Champion, will try to defend his title and boost his national title hopes. Stay tuned to InsideTopAlcohol.com for the latest news on the team's quest for the national title.