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SPOTLIGHT ON SPEED: Megan Meyer

SPOTLIGHT ON SPEED: Megan Meyer
It's no secret that Megan Meyer, who currently competes in the Super Pro class in Heartland Park Topeka's E.T. Bracket Racing Series, is being groomed to eventually take over for her father, two-time national champion Randy Meyer, in the Spring Hill family's Top Alcohol Dragster.
The plan for Megan, currently a student at Pittsburg State University, is to move into the Top Alcohol ranks in 2015, once she completes college.
She has already been getting seat time in the 260-mile-per-hour dragster and will continue to ramp up her training next year under the tutelage of her father.
"(The seat time) has helped out a lot, giving me a lot of experience and new ways to think about things,'' Megan Meyer said. "The speed and the size difference between the (Alcohol and Super Comp) cars has been the main thing I had to get used to.''
And while Meyer is looking forward to making the jump in classes she also realizes she has to be patient,.
"I'm anxious, I want to get in (the Alcohol Dragster),'' she said. "After being in something that fast you want to keep going. But I also want to take my time, I don't want to rush into anything.
"I want to go slow, learn how to do things right and get all the right training and do the right stuff.''
That's where her dad, who was recently the runnerup in the Division V event at HPT, comes in.
"(My dad's) going to set up the car to smoke the tires or do something so that way if it does happen to me I'll already be prepared and know what to do,'' she said.
Randy Meyer has been happy with Megan's progress thus far.
"She's done a great job,'' he said. "Everything I explain to her about the car, once she was in it and experienced it for the first time it all made sense and that's what you look for, someone that can (understand) what you're saying and respond back with what the car is doing and give you good feedback.''
In addition to having her father as a role model, Megan Meyer also keeps a close eye on fellow female drivers Courtney Force, Brittany Force and Alexis DeJoria, who have made it to the Mello Yello Series, the NHRA's premier series.
"I always watch Courtney and Brittany and Alexis,'' Meyer said. "(Alexis) is one of my idols and she actually is the one that signed off on my license. It's been a really big influence on me watching those girls.''
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SPOTLIGHT ON SPEED: Megan Meyer 

It's no secret that Megan Meyer, who currently competes in the Super Pro class in Heartland Park Topeka's E.T. Bracket Racing Series, is being groomed to eventually take over for her father, two-time national champion Randy Meyer, in the Spring Hill family's Top Alcohol Dragster.   The plan for Megan, currently a student at Pittsburg State University, is to move into the Top Alcohol ranks in 2015, once she completes college.   She has already been getting seat time in the 260-mile-per-hour dragster and will continue to ramp up her training next year under the tutelage of her father.   "(The seat time) has helped out a lot, giving me a lot of experience and new ways to think about things,'' Megan Meyer said. "The speed and the size difference between the (Alcohol and Super Comp) cars has been the main thing I had to get used to.''   And while Meyer is looking forward to making the jump in classes she also realizes she has to be patient,.   "I'm anxious, I want to get in (the Alcohol Dragster),'' she said. "After being in something that fast you want to keep going. But I also want to take my time, I don't want to rush into anything.    "I want to go slow, learn how to do things right and get all the right training and do the right stuff.''   That's where her dad, who was recently the runnerup in the Division V event at HPT, comes in.   "(My dad's) going to set up the car to smoke the tires or do something so that way if it does happen to me I'll already be prepared and know what to do,'' she said.   Randy Meyer has been happy with Megan's progress thus far.   "She's done a great job,'' he said. "Everything I explain to her about the car, once she was in it and experienced it for the first time it all made sense and that's what you look for, someone that can (understand) what you're saying and respond back with what the car is doing and give you good feedback.''   In addition to having her father as a role model, Megan Meyer also keeps a close eye on fellow female drivers Courtney Force, Brittany Force and Alexis DeJoria, who have made it to the Mello Yello Series, the NHRA's premier series.   "I always watch Courtney and Brittany and Alexis,'' Meyer said. "(Alexis) is one of my idols and she actually is the one that signed off on my license. It's been a really big influence on me watching those girls.''                                                                ------------------------------ HPT.com will feature drivers throughout the 2013 season. If you have a driver you would like to see spotlighted, send details and contact information to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Rick Peterson can also be reached at (785) 295-1129.