Memphis Jay Meyer Wrap Up

MEMPHIS, TN-Federal Mogul Dragster driver Jay Meyer won his third straight race this weekend at the Division 4 Federal Mogul Drag Racing Series race at Memphis Motorsports Park. Meyer came from the number one qualifying position to meet up...

MEMPHIS, TN-Federal Mogul Dragster driver Jay Meyer won his third straight race this weekend at the Division 4 Federal Mogul Drag Racing Series race at Memphis Motorsports Park. Meyer came from the number one qualifying position to meet up with number two qualifier Dave Hirata in the final. Meyer used a .459 to .547 holeshot to take the win, running a 5.539/ 253.75 to Hirata's quicker but later 5.477/ 258.37.

"The track was marginal all weekend. We tried everything we knew, and all it would do is shake the tires. We went through a lot of different things trying to figure out what to do, and finally I asked Tom [Conway-Tuning Consultant] what we should do and he just said to leave it alone. So we left it alone, and I tried to cut the best light I could, and just hoped for the best. We just tried to be consistent, and we got lucky again," said Meyer.

On his way to the finals, Meyer had to match up with the A/fuel car of Daryl Hitchman in the semi's. Hitchman had run low e.t. of the first round at a 5.484/ 240.98, and had lane choice going into the second round.

"Hitchman had run that .48, so we stepped on it really hard. It went out there and shook really bad. I pedaled it and shifted it, and it went down through there and still ran 255 [mph]. Luckily for us he didn't make it down the track," Meyer said.

With the win in Memphis, Meyer solidifies his national and divisional points lead. Meyer has won three of the six divisional events on the Division 4 series.

Meyer will come back to his home track of Houston Raceway Park, for his next race at the O'Reilly Nationals presented by Pennzoil, where he will be gunning for his fourth straight win, and fifth on the year.

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