By Cade Barker
The Reflector 

Megan Moore gets a head start with drag racing


Last updated 10/26/2023 at 9:41am

Cade Barker, The Reflector

Megan Moore, a freshman at Battle Ground High School stands with her Junior Dragster car during the off-season on Saturday, Oct. 21.

Megan Moore, a freshman at Battle Ground High School, already has four years of driving experience with her success behind the wheel of a Junior Dragster car.

In 2022, Moore earned first place in the Junior Thunder class at the Woodburn Dragstrip. In 2023 she moved up to the Junior Lightning class and raced her way to third place in the points system at Woodburn Dragstrip in Oregon.

"I would love to go pro if I could," Moore said of her aspirations in drag racing. "Not a lot of people get to do it, but if I got the chance, I would love to go race top field for somebody."

Moore's father, Duane Moore, has 30 years of drag racing under his belt but said he's put racing on hold while his daughter takes the journey on the track.

"My aunt used to take me, and I don't know, there's something about it. It's a visceral experience at the race track," Duane Moore said of his experience. "It's all of your senses combined, and there's something about it. It's a combination of things. It's the competition. It's kind of a brutal sport. There's no second chances. It's unlike any other motor sport in that you don't get another lap. If you lose a pass then you're done for the day."

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