Noble, Okla. - Federal Mogul Dragster title contender Jay Meyer will enter his biggest race of the year thus far during this weekend's Division 4 Federal Mogul Drag Racing Series closer at Thunder Valley Raceway Park in Noble, Oklahoma. ...
Noble, Okla. - Federal Mogul Dragster title contender Jay Meyer will enter his biggest race of the year thus far during this weekend's Division 4 Federal Mogul Drag Racing Series closer at Thunder Valley Raceway Park in Noble, Oklahoma.
Meyer enters the race just one week after defending World Champion Rick Santos completed his perfect ten win season [only 5 out of 10 national and 5 out of 8 divisional races can count towards championship points] with his fifth in-division win at the Division 7 [Pacific Division] race in Salt Lake City, Utah. With the win, Santos forced a must-win situation on the Meyer team to pick up their fifth in-division win this weekend in Noble, the final Division 4 race of the year.
"We're going to push it as hard as we can to win," said Meyer. "We're not going to roll over. It's a do or die situation; the whole season comes down to this one race. We still have this one chance, and we are going to give it all we have to win. We just have to take it one round at a time, and hop it up as much as we can get away with. This is just one step. Win this race, then move on to the next one."
In addition to the challenge of facing a must-win situation, Santos is expected to show up in an attempt to clinch his fate. Meyer has been quoted earlier in the season as not being ready for Santos, but now feels confident that he has the power to run with Santos, anchored with a recent win at the U.S. Nationals.
Meyer said, "We have to beat him sooner or later to be the World Champion. We have to beat him at least once, so it is actually a good thing that he might show up. We'll get our chance to beat him and win the race at the same time."
"If he comes, we will race him like we do everyone else," Meyer added.
Given his past experiences at the Thunder Valley facility, Meyer feels the track can hold some pretty good elapsed times.
"I think we should be able to run in the 5.50's, if the air is cool enough," Meyer commented. "Maybe even .40's. Noble is a pretty good racetrack."