Meyer sisters race for titles at hometown Heartland Park

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- For Megan and Rachel Meyer, racing is in their blood.

Of course, when you start at the ages of 10 and eight, respectively, it seems logical.

The duo are the daughters of Randy Meyer, head of Randy Meyer Racing and the crew chief for the team. Randy's drag racing career spans over 35 years and includes multiple world championships.

Natives of Spring Hill, Kan., the sisters race across the country in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series in the top alcohol dragster division.

This weekend, they're bringing their talents back to their home track of Heartland Park.

"The last time I was here I actually won the regional event," Rachel said. "It just feels good to come out here and have a lot of our friends and family come out and help support us. We want to put on a good show for them."

"How this track is set up with the staging lanes, we come in straight onto the track," Megan said, "so while you're sitting under the tower waiting for your turn to race, you can see the stands full and everyone in the crowd. (We're) trying to just stay focused on the finish line and on the Christmas tree to get a good reaction time and have a solid run."

Currently, Megan is No. 1 in the nation and in the region, and is tied for the winningest female sportsman driver of all time.

Rachel, who's fresh off a win against her sister, follows at number two in the region.

Through the sisters' competition, though, the Randy Meyer racing team has become the team to beat.

"Every single race we've been at this year, we've had one of our racers in the finals and I just hope we can keep up that momentum," Rachel said.

After Friday night's competition, Rachel sits in fifth and Megan sits in 13th.

Qualifying rounds for the Meyer's begin at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets can be purchased at the Heartland Motorsports Park gate or at any Topeka Menards location throughout the weekend.