PSU graduate Meyer-Lingner brings dragster to downtown Pittsburg, prepares to race at Mo-Kan

Megan Meyer-Lingner is a 2015 Pitt State graduate.

PITTSBURG, Kan. – (WATCH) Folks in southeast Kansas got a chance to meet a 2X NHRA world champion on Thursday.

Megan Meyer-Lingner, a 2015 Pitt State graduate, brought her dragster to downtown Pittsburg Thursday evening – spending a few hours visiting with fans, signing autographs and taking pictures.

Meyer-Lingner, who actually retired from racing a couple years ago, is coming out of retirement to race at the 60th Anniversary Nitro Chaos event this weekend at Mo-Kan Dragway.

“I raced at Mo-Kan when I was a kid. I would bring my junior dragster out here starting at 10 years old,” says Meyer-Lingner, who grew up in Spring Hill, Kansas, “I naturally wanted to go to Pittsburg State because the drag strip is right down the road, and they also have a really good program at the college of technology. It’s really special to have the Nitro Chaos come here to Mo-Kan for the first time. It’s something I had to do as soon as I heard it was going to be at Mo-Kan. Mo-Kan and Pitt State is my home track.”

At Thursday’s event, Meyer-Lingner, who earned her degree in graphic design, partnered with Pittsburg-based Pitsco Education on a paper dragster kit for kids – giving them the chance to build their own car.

Kids Dragster

There will be two qualifiers at Mo-Kan on Friday night at 7 PM and 9 PM. Races will resume at 2 PM on Saturday with the final qualifying session, before elimination races begin and will run the remainder of the evening.

Tickets are $20 for Friday, and $30 for Saturday, while kids 12-and-under can get in for free.

Click HERE for more information on this weekend’s event.