Female drivers winning races, making names for themselves

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – In a sport historically dominated by men, women are now racing and winning. 

Drag racing is fast loud and now Randy Meyer Racing and their drivers are making a name for themselves. Since the age of 8, Megan Meyer has been driving dragsters. She grew up around the sport and says women are more accepted than you might think.

“For me and my sister, we were different because we’re very hands-on with the cars,” said Megan. “We can work on them, we can do anything the guys can do because that’s how we were raised. We were the only crew guys our dad had so we were forced to do it even though we didn’t want to do it sometimes.” 

Randy Meyer Racing is known in the NHRA community, the team has been around for years. Now Randy’s daughters, Megan and Rachel Meyer, along with Julie Nataas, a young woman from Norway, are trying to make it to the top. 

Over the weekend ,at the NHRA Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway, Megan raced a few times and did well. She’s had a few wins this season already including one in Charlotte, North Carolina. Megan says she hopes to inspire another generation of young drivers. 

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“It’s proven that this is the safest motorsport out there and it’s just really great to get young kids started as early as possible in the sport its all about family competition going fast and staying safe all at the same time.”

Megan says she doesn’t want to go pro. She would rather give back and help younger drivers who may want to get to the next level. 

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