Drag Illustrated Issue 178, September / October 2022 - Page 64

MOVERS & SHAKERS

CASHING CHECKS : Aiden Lawson is no stranger to the winner ’ s circle at Wabash Valley Dragway , as the Paris , Illinois , native has collected three wins at the Terre Haute , Indiana , dragstrip . Most recently , Lawson collected his biggest payday yet after winning the Lucky 7 ’ s event , which made the 13-year-old racer $ 777 richer .
JACK OF ALL TRADES : Chase Copeland appears enthusiastic about getting to make a pass in the A / Fuel Altered that he built and tunes alongside his father , Clay Copeland , during Nitro Chaos at Mo-Kan .
OFFICIAL BUSINESS : Dwayne Lang holds down the starting line at the PDRA Northern Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway , one of the several races per year that he works with his son , Kyle Lang , the PDRA ’ s chief starter .
TRIUMPHANT RETURN : Megan Meyer , who retired from full-time driving after winning the 2020 NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster world championship , returned to the driver ’ s seat for Nitro Chaos at Mo-Kan Dragway . She won the “ A ” field , beating Randy Meyer Racing teammate Julie Nataas in the final .
CONTROLLING CHAOS : Chris Graves , the Funny Car Chaos series director and promoter , goes over the game plan with Kebin Kinsley and the “ War Wagon ” AA / Fuel Altered team in the lanes at Nitro Chaos .
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