Florida’s Burnyzz Speed Shop has agreed to partner with the NHRA’s premier Top Alcohol Dragster team, Randy Meyer Racing, for the Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals this weekend. The Gatornationals will be held at Gainesville Raceway, just one hour North of Ocala where Burnyzz is located.
Burnyzz was founded in 2009 and has grown into a dealership of classic cars. The speed shop offers services such as paint, vintage installations, motor swaps, interior restorations, and dyno tuning. Burnyzz also encourages consignments and storage of American classic cars. Josh Hart, who also competes in the Top Alcohol Dragster class, is the owner of Burnyzz and sees great potential of the new partnership in the TAD class.
The Randy Meyer Racing Team visited Burnyzz after winning their first regional race of the year at Gainesville Raceway. Megan Meyer, who finished fourth in the nation last year, competed in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event and qualified in the second position. Her teammate, Justin Ashley, claimed the number one position, but had a failure with the fuel pump and was unable to compete in first round. Megan took down Jackie Fricke in the opening round with a 5.25 E.T. at 276 mph, followed by a 5.29 E.T. at 274 mph to defeat Mia Tedesco in the semi-finals. In the final round of eliminations, Megan had the starting line advantage and never looked back as she defeated Rich Bourke with a 5.24 E.T. at 276 to Bourke’s 5.38 E.T. at 251 mph. This is Megan’s first Lucas Oil Regional event win, and the Randy Meyer Racing Team’s 40th NHRA win.
“Josh Hart is a great competitor,” said Megan. “His performance on the track grows each race and it makes for great racing. We built a friendship at the races after I won the 4-Wide Nationals last year against Josh in the finals. We look forward to building the Burnyzz brand with Josh’s Fearless Racing Team. There is a lot to come in the 2017 season, and there will be no lack of friendly competition in the TAD class.”
The sponsorship agreement will continue after the Gatornationals with Burnyzz on the side of Megan’s dragster as a contingency sponsor. The Burnyzz branding will appear on the team’s new website, which will launch Monday after the Gatornationals, as well as on social media and merchandise. Megan will continue to use her marketing and graphic design knowledge to help promote Burnyzz on social media and other advertising platforms throughout the year.
The NHRA Gatornationals will begin on Thursday, March 16th with two qualifying sessions on Friday for Top Alcohol. Saturday holds the final qualifying session followed by the opening round of eliminations. The final rounds of eliminations are on Sunday and NHRA will conclude the race at 4:00 pm. There are 18 dragsters entered in the Top Alcohol Dragster class, including Justin Ashley, Megan Meyer, and Josh Hart. The race will air on Fox Sports 2 Thursday, March 30th at 8:00-9:00 pm ET.
Release written by Megan Meyer