Friday, December 1, 2023

DragChamp Racer Spotlight with Megan Lotts

First female SFG main event winner, Megan Lotts is in the DragChamp Racer Spotlight.

Megan Lotts is this week’s Racer Spotlight. After being introduced to the sport by her dad, Megan has already made her mark in the bracket racing world.

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Megan has drag racing in her blood. Her dad, Daren Lotts started racing well before Megan was born. Naturally, she started in a junior dragster and has since worked her way up into the big ranks.

One of her most recent accomplishments includes her $50K win at the SFG race at Dragway 42. Along with her win, she also made history and became the first female SFG main event winner!

Megan currently races in Top ET and travels to different states to chase big money races like SFG, Spring Fling, Fall Fling and Loose Rocker events.

DragChamp tracked Megan down to learn more about her racing career.

Learn more about Megan Lotts in the following Q&A.

DragChamp Racer Spotlight with Megan Lotts

How did you get introduced to the sport?

I was introduced through my dad who has been racing since before I was born.

Tell us a little bit about your racing operation. What vehicles do you own? Any other family members race or have raced?

It’s a family affair in the Lotts household. Megan races a 2014 Racetech dragster and her dad races a 2008 Racetech dragster as well. Her sister used to race a junior dragster but has since transitioned into a ’77 AMC Pacer Wagon.

What’s on your bucket list, future goals, what do you hope to achieve?

Win the SFG 1.1 Million Dollar race!

Who do you hate to see in the other lane, and why?

I hate to see any of my friends we travel with because none of us want to lose and we didn’t travel that far to have to run each other unless it’s the final round.

Tell us what you do for a living?

I work for my parents as the secretary, they own a furniture and appliance store.

What do you enjoy the most at the racetrack?

The friendships that are made and everyone becomes like a second family.

How do you think we can get more women involved in racing?

I think we could get more women involved if they would offer more all girl races at some of the big money events or even local points races. Another way to get women involved is to offer prizes for the woman who goes the farthest in each.

Megan Lotts
Megan Lotts & Tonya Pruett

Who would you like to thank, who helps you the most?

 I would like to thank my mom for staying back and running the business while we are gone so I am able to race. I want to thank my dad for making sure the car is running right and for taking me to all of the races. Also, Shannon Justice for being there supporting me every race and fixing my car in between rounds.

Beal’s racing engine, FTI converters, Weaver’s transmission, House of Payne starters, Racetech racecars, Mickey Thompson tires, and Ron’s fuel injection.

What’s one piece of advice you’d like to give to younger inspiring racers?

Never give up on your dreams!

Please list your major racing accomplishments.

  • Won my first race in my dad’s dragster on my 2nd time ever running his car at Eastside Speedway in 2013
  • Runner- up in a 10k at Virginia Motorsports Park my first year racing in 2013
  • Semifinal finish in the 50k at Darlington for the Triple Crown 25’s in 2019
  • Runner- up in the top 64 points runoff at Darlington for the Triple Crown 25’s and won a Racetech dragster chassis
  • Semifinal in the 50k at Galot for the Spring Fling 2019
  • Won 50k at Dragway 42 and became the first female to win a SFG main event

For more bracket racing news, like this interview with Megan Lotts, and drag race results, click here.

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