World Champ Megan Meyer Ready to Bring New Energy, New Sponsors to Nitro Chaos Championship Chase
*World Champ Megan Meyer Ready to Bring New Energy,*
*New Sponsors to Nitro Chaos Championship Chase*
OLATHE, KS (April 11, 2023) --- Two-time Top Alcohol Dragster World
Champion Megan Meyer will be making a new championship run this season in
the inaugural Nitro Chaos Championship Series, a four-race gauntlet across
the Midwest. Meyer will be competing at Nitro Chaos events beginning with
Edgewater Sports Park near Cincinnati on April 28-29 with the attitude of
having fun but also feeding the competitive fire that led her to two NHRA
world championships. The popular world champion unveiled a new look racecar
<https://youtu.be/U07cN-4h2Uc> yesterday through her new YouTube channel
with primary sponsor Gunk <https://gunk.com/> and new associate sponsor Shop
Squad <https://ngksparkplugs63323.ac-page.com/shop-squad> from NGK NTK. The
racer and mother of one is looking forward to building on her Nitro Chaos
success from last year.
*Megan Meyer and Gunk/Shop Squad Dragster, photo courtesy of Megan Meyer
â€œAfter we won the Nitro Chaos last year at Mo-Kan, it planted a seed in my
head that maybe I could come back and do more of it,â€??? said Megan, who
stepped away from full-time competition after winning back-to-back NHRA Top
Alcohol Dragster world championships in 2019-2020. â€œRepresenting Gunk and
expanding our relationship with NGK and Shop Squad will make this adventure
possible. We have so many exciting programs coming up this season I canâ€™t
wait to get to the track.â€???
Shop Squad is a support program from NGK NTK to advance the automotive
repair industry through education, resources, and dialogue. Their Training
Program is designed to educate automotive professionals on their parts and
service channels and offers an online portal for on-demand learning. When
automotive professionals sign up for Shop Squad an account is automatically
created, and they have access to the expansive tech training portal.
â€œI canâ€™t think of a better representative for the Shop Squad program than
Megan Meyer,â€??? said Jacklyn Donahue, Group Marketing Manager â€“ Aftermarket,
Niterra. â€œHer team knows all the ins and outs of what it takes to be an
automotive professional. We are working together to build content and a
community through her reach, creativity, and education and that is the goal
of the Shop Squad program.â€???
Megan and Shop Squad are partnering up with Boxo USA Tools and Chad Green
Motorsports to promote a monthly Student Appreciation Contest
<https://ngksparkplugs63323.ac-page.com/student-tech-contest> for college
students studying to become an automotive professional. Students can sign
up each month using their simple online form
<https://ngksparkplugs63323.ac-page.com/student-tech-contest> and one
winner each month will win prizes valued at over $500.
Last season Meyer represented Shop Squad at the Mo-Kan event with a local
community event and display of the dragster and took top honors in the â€œAâ€???
Field outrunning teammate Julie Nataas in the final. This year Meyer will
be racing for the championship and will also be taking fans along for the
ride. Fans can follow Meyerâ€™s journey through a five-part series called
â€œChasing Chaosâ€??? on her new YouTube channel. The team will have a
videographer capturing behind-the-scenes footage as well as on track
action. Fans can subscribe to â€œChasing Chaosâ€??? here.
The unique Nitro Chaos series, which has a rules-free format that only
requires entries to burn a minimum of 80% nitromethane, will hold
championship events at Edgewater Sports Park near Cincinnati on April
28-29, Eddyville Raceway Park on May 26-28, Mo-Kan Dragway on July 14-15,
and Thunder Valley Raceway Park on Sept. 22-23.
â€œI know Iâ€™m going to be 100% committed to chasing points and trying to get
a championship in a different series,â€??? Megan said. â€œFrom my point of view,
if I want to race, I want to do the best that I can and try to compete for
a championship. The fact that thereâ€™s only four races is perfect for me and
our family. At the same time, Iâ€™m trying not to get too serious about it,
just have fun.â€???
â€œI know thereâ€™s going to be a lot of tough competition and a lot more cars
this year,â€??? Megan continued. â€œItâ€™s going to be tough. We donâ€™t really know
exactly what weâ€™re going up against, whereas in NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster
you know every person, every car, what they can run, and what their
strategies are. Now, itâ€™s a completely different ballgame. Iâ€™m excited for
this new challenge. Iâ€™m going to do the best that I can, and hopefully it
works out in our favor.â€???
Fans can follow Megan on YouTube HERE