Julie Nataas competed at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series North Central Regional event in Indianapolis, August 7-9. Julie qualified her VP Racing Fuels Top Alcohol Dragster in the eight-car field with a 5.34 ET for the no. 6 spot.
The first round of eliminations, she faced Shawn Cowie, who ran a 5.28 for the no. 3 spot in qualifying. Julie ran a 5.38 for the win against Shawn Cowie and went on to race Duane Shield in the semi-finals. Duane Shield started before the green light turned on, and it was an automatic win for Julie. She ran 5.29 ET in the semi-finals and ran her best past of her weekend! For the first time, Julie raced her teammate Rachel Meyer in the final. Rachel got the win with a 5.27 to Julie’s 5.34.
“It was an awesome weekend for the Randy Meyer Racing team. We had two cars in the final round, and me and Rachel got to race each other for the first time. Rachel had an awesome car all weekend long. I’m happy she got the win! Hopefully, we can figure out the engine problems for my next race in Bowling Green, KY, and get my first win of the season”.
Julie’s next race is the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series North Central Regional Event in Bowling Green, KY August 28-30.
You can watch Julie’s Vlog from the event right here: