World champion drag racer to be featured in special event at Block22  

Two-time NHRA World Champion racer Megan Meyer Lingner, a 2015 graduate of Pittsburg State University’s College of Technology, will be back in Pittsburg on July 14 for an event at Block22 in downtown Pittsburg that is free and open to the public. 

And she’s bringing along her new nitro injected dragster. Top speed: 285 miles per hour. 

Dragster new

Lingner got her start behind the wheel at age 10 and grew up in the drag racing world. In college, she spent weekends at Mo-Kan Dragway. She went on to become a two-time NHRA World Champion Racer, following in the footsteps of her dad, Randy Meyer.  

Having earned a degree in graphic design, she is now using her education and experience to create products, brands, and promotions for the professional racing world, and has partnered with Pittsburg-based Pitsco Education on a paper dragster kit for youth. 

Dragster driver

From 5 to 7:30 p.m. July 14, she’ll park her dragster in the Evergy Courtyard in front of The Pitsco Idea Shop, 402 N. Broadway, before racing in the 60th Anniversary Nitro Chaos at Mo-Kan July 15-16.  

Fans of all ages will be able to see, touch, and photograph the dragster, and get autographs from Lingner as well as other professional racers who will be in town for the Mo-Kan event.  

Inside the Idea Shop, Pitsco employees will offer opportunities for youth to build fold-n-roll dragsters (paper cars with axels and wheels) and race them. 

Food and drink options will be available.

Learn more about the Pitsco Idea Shop:

Pitsco Idea Shop