Video by Bobby Bennett Tue, 2022-10-25 08:18
Storytellers, the entertaining series created by the producers of Legends: The Series, allows drag racing's legends to tell their stories of the good old days for drag racing.
In this episode, Billy Meyer tells about the time getting burned in a Funny Car during the Montreal race in 1977 was the least of his worries. Waco Willie found out just how treacherous getting Connie Kalitta to fly you to the burn hospital could be. Sit back as Billy tells how he cheated death twice in one weekend.
by Bobby Bennett Wed, 2022-10-12 20:41
Forget any preconceptions you might have had about Billy Meyer, the Hall of Fame Funny Car driver, developer of the game-changing Texas Motorplex and one-time owner of the IHRA. In this episode of Legends: The Series, producer/director Bobby Bennett cuts through the brash, bold façade that was the talented Texan’s alter ego to reveal a thoughtful visionary whose impact on the sport has been immeasurable.
From fielding one of the first 18-wheel support rigs to introducing myriad new corporate sponsors through previously untapped B2B relationships to building a racetrack that set a new standard for the sport at almost every level, Meyer’s fingerprints are all over the straight-line landscape.
Growing up in a household in which failure was not an option, he was the youngest son of motivational entrepreneur Paul J. Meyer, founder of Success Motivation Institute, who early-on taught him the value of goal setting, focus and hard work.