Scribner: Jay Meyer preview

Meyer looking to keep championship hopes alive in Scribner SCRIBNER, Neb. - Defending NHRA Division 4 Federal Mogul Dragster Champ Jay Meyer will head north to continue his bid for the 2001 World Championship at this weekend's NHRA Division 5 ...

Meyer looking to keep championship hopes alive in Scribner

SCRIBNER, Neb. - Defending NHRA Division 4 Federal Mogul Dragster Champ Jay Meyer will head north to continue his bid for the 2001 World Championship at this weekend's NHRA Division 5 Federal Mogul Drag Racing Series event at the Nebraska Motorplex in Scribner, Neb.

Meyer comes into the event hot off a win at last weekend's Division 2 event in Atlanta, Ga. Not only has the Freeport, Texas, resident won his last two straight races, but has a win/loss record of 19-1 in his last 20 rounds of competition. The win, Meyer's fifth of the year, has changed Meyer's outlook on the year from 'just having fun,' to gunning for a top three finish again.

"We're just going to go in there with our usual gameplan," said Meyer. "We'll check the air [density], and make a tune up for it. We'll put it on the car and see if the tires will stick. If they don't, you just come back and make adjustments from there. We'll just have to see what the track will let us do."

"They say there might be a front move through there," Meyer added. "If it gets cool, then we'll just have to see how it goes."

Meyer, who finished second nationally last year, feels that he has a shot of repeating that finish this year, and maybe a shot at the No. 1 for next year. In NHRA's Federal Mogul Dragster, driver's can claim their best five out of ten national event finishes plus the best five out of eight divisional races. Meyer currently sits sixth nationally, with three national event wins, and two divisional wins.

"I don't know about the Championship," stated Meyer. "We could certainly finish No. 2 again, if we push hard. We still have a lot of national events to claim, and we have already won three. We have six more races and only have to win two more of those. We just really have to work on these divisional races, because we have already been to six of them, and have only won two. We need to win in Scribner and in Noble [Okla.] to stay in the hunt."

Qualifying begins at 4 p.m. Friday for the Federal Mogul Dragsters. Stay tuned to InsideFMRacing.com for the latest news from Scribner.

-JM-

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