BAYTOWN, Texas - Federal Mogul Dragster driver Jay Meyer will debut new associate sponsor Sounds and Signals during this weekend's Matco Tools Fall SuperNationals presented by Racing Champions at Houston Raceway Park. Meyer won his last...
BAYTOWN, Texas - Federal Mogul Dragster driver Jay Meyer will debut new associate sponsor Sounds and Signals during this weekend's Matco Tools Fall SuperNationals presented by Racing Champions at Houston Raceway Park. Meyer won his last national event he attended, the biggest race of the year, the US Nationals in Indianapolis.
Meyer, of Freeport, Texas, is coming into the event after qualifying sixth at last weekend's rain delayed O'Reilly Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex near Dallas. Meyer hopes to test some new ideas for next year, but still come away with the win at his home track.
"We are trying to experiment for next year," Meyer said. "Our deal has been changing a lot of transmission ratios and running the inner-liner type wheels and we feel we need to get the beadlock wheels to work. All year long we haven't ran any mile per hour, and we are trying to figure out why we have been slipping the clutch so bad in high gear. We tried some of our new ideas last weekend, but didn't get to learn a lot because it started raining."
In addition to preparing for the 2001 season, Meyer has announced a one race deal with Sounds and Signals, that could possibly turn into a full sponsor deal for next season.
Meyer said, "We are bringing in Sounds and Signals for a one race deal this weekend. They have two locations in Houston, and may be wanting to do a full time deal for next year, so we are going to introduce them to NHRA Drag Racing, and see how they like it."
If Jeff Wilson who is currently in third place nationally does not attend the event and win, Meyer will finish No. 2 in national standings this year. Meyer's previous best finish was tenth in 1986, when he won his first Division 4 Championship, which he also won this year. Meyer has his eye on the World Championship in 2001.
"We are shooting for the championship next season," Meyer added. "Since I redlighted in Hallsville we kind of lost our momentum. We went and won Indy, then lost the Championship in Noble with another redlight, so it has been real up and down. We just hope to end the season on a high note at these last two races here in Texas to get us in the right direction for next year."