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Drag racing cars to be featured in event, exhibit at Pitt State


PITTSBURG, Kan. — Area drag racing enthusiasts can get an up close and personal look today at dragsters, funny cars, and muscle cars; meet drivers with local connections; and see an exhibit of photographs that capture the thrill of drag racing. 

From 5 to 7 p.m., “Full Throttle in Print,” will be held at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts at 1711 S. Homer. The event, which is free and open to the public, is being held in tandem with the Nitro Chaos drags planned for July 14-15 at MoKan Raceway near Asbury, Missouri. 

Activities at the Full Throttle event will include a station to build and race paper dragsters, an interactive reaction time test, video clips, and an autograph signing. 

Also at the Full Throttle event, Randy Meyer Racing — a team that includes Pittsburg State University graduate and award-winning drag racing driver Megan Meyer Lingner — will provide opportunities for children to get inside a junior dragster for a photo and learn what it feels like to sit behind the steering wheel. 

Lingner’s younger sister, Rachel, who raced on the team from 2016 to 2021, also graduated from Pitt State and will be present to sign autographs and interact with visitors. 

The car display and activities are one night only, while the photo exhibit will be on display through the end of September.