- Megan hosts kick off for Cruise The Burg event.
- Megan attends annual DARF Toys for Tots Car Show.
- Megan participates in Race To the Finish Event.
- Reitenour graduates from Finish Line Racing School.
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- Megan kicked of the 2009 Cruise The Burg event. Megan's NASCAR Whelen All American Series Drive for Diversity race car was on display and Megan was available for autographs and interacted with many of her friends, family and city supporters. The Cruise the Burg event is a cruise-in held every fourth Saturday in each month in the summer. This year's event was hosted by Ron's Pizza and the Miamisburg Merchants at Central Ave and Main Street in historic downtown Miamisburg. Megan said, "I had a great time. I was thankful that my team worked so hard to get the car completed, making it possible for us to make the event. They did a great job on the car it really looks awesome and I'm very proud of it. It was great the event was in my home town and that many of my friends and family members were able to enjoy it with me."
- Megan attended DARF's annual race car show. The event was held in Beavercreek, Ohio at Lang's Chevrolet. The fundraising benefit was for the Toys for Tots organization. Megan's race car was only display and she was available for autographs. Megan said, "It was fun being involved in the event again this year. It is for a good cause and I was able to talk to several friends and people from my home town. I really enjoyed being there."
- Megan hosted the Race To The Finish event at the Dayton Mall in Miamisburg, Ohio. Sears Portrait Studio set up a display where Megan signed autographs and answered questions from fans and spectators. "Megan said, "I really like doing events in or around my home town. It's always fun talking with race fans and being the event was held at the same mall that I currently work at, it gave the people I work with the opportunity to understand more about what I'm all about and the sport which I love."
- Reitenour attends Finish Line Driving School in New Smyrna, Florida. Megan attended a three day seminar on racing. The school helps you get rid of your bad habits and teachers you a proper line and technique. The school guarantees to take seconds of your lap times.
The first day started off with a half day of class room instructions on safety, safety products, proper nutrition etc. After the class room instruction off to the race track the students and instructors went. The session started off with everyone getting familiar with the track. Everyone walked the track to get tips and instructions from the instructors and then were asked to take their own personal vehicles around the track. Upon completion each student was paired with an instructor to ride along with them and observe. Each driver had a driving session with the instructor and then two sessions by themselves. The lap times and feedback was recorded and at the end of each session, the instructor reviewed with each student their session and instruction of what to do differently in order to improve their performances.
Megan said, "I learned a different style of driving then I have been used in the past. I have always been a momentum driver using very little brakes and kind of muscling the car to get the nose down in the corners. The school taught me to use more brakes on the entry of the corner which made it possible for me to be full throttle at the apex and allowed me to run more consistent times.
I also learned by using their style of driving I use a lot less energy and I am not getting tired nearly as fast. I plan to experiment with everything I learned at the school with my own race car. I want to take the things that I know work well, what I've learned at school and any ideas my team have for me and figure out what gets the best results for racing.
I'm really so thankful to have been able to attend the school. My participation would have never been possible with out the help from Mike & Kristal Loescher from Finish Line Racing School and also my partners, Project Podium, Women's Sports Foundation and my parents. I also had excellent instruction from BJ and Mike from Finish Line which I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to work with them. I'm so excited for the season to start. I know we have a great opportunity and I know my team is committed to winning races."
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