By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
One week after Megan Lingner got married, she won a Championship at the 20th annual Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil. This was the first-time, according to her social media, that she competed at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Lingner defeated Joey Severance in the final round. She went 5.200 at 281.07 mph to claim the Wally.
Severance went 7.126 at 128.70 mph in the losing effort.
The Oregon-based driver had a huge starting line advantage, as he had a 0.015 reaction time. The Kansas-based driver trailed with a 0.176 reaction time.
“We did it,” Lingner said. “Two-time NHRA Lucas Oil World Champions in the NGK Spark Plugs Top Alcohol Dragster. And first-time winners at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.”
According to Drag Race Central, Meyer (Lingner) held a 5-2 advantage over Severance in prior events. However, in previous final rounds, each driver had two wins against the other before Sunday’s showdown in Sin City.
Severance had to get help from other teams to get an engine swap before the final round. He put Shawn Cowie’s engine into his dragster.
After having the starting line advantage, his dragster went silent after having a problem. Lingner had no issues, as she went down the track for the win.
This is Lingner’s second straight Top Alcohol Dragster Championship. In addition, this is her third win of the season.
Lingner now has 13 career national event wins. Following this race, she announced that she will take a hiatus to have a kid with her new husband.
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