MEYERS FINISHES SIXTH IN THE NORTH STAR STATE Minnesota is known by many names from the Land of 10,000 Lakes to the North Star State. This weekend Jason Meyers and his Elite Racing squad along with the other drivers of the World of Outlaws ...
MEYERS FINISHES SIXTH IN THE NORTH STAR STATE
Minnesota is known by many names from the Land of 10,000 Lakes to the North Star State. This weekend Jason Meyers and his Elite Racing squad along with the other drivers of the World of Outlaws Series traveled north taking the starring role at Jackson Speedway in Jackson, Minnesota.
After finishing fourth in the dash, Meyers made some changes before Saturday's main event. Changing an engine before the main event can be a hard call to make, but prior to tonight's A-Main the Elite Racing team made the difficult decision to swap out engines. With precision and speed the Elite Racing crew worked together diligently to make sure the 14 GLR Investments KPC would be ready for the feature.
"Unfortunately we had an oil leak that we were afraid could cause catastrophic damage to our Charlie Garrett horsepower if we continued to run the engine in the feature on Saturday night and therefore we made the call to make the change after the dash," explained Meyers.
When the green flag flew in the feature, Meyers was slotted in the fourth spot and held that position until he waged a fierce battle with Jac Haudenschild. On Lap 3, the "Wild Child" was able to slide around Meyers to take the fourth position.
Settling into fifth, Meyers held on to that spot until Lap 16 when he closed on Paul McMahan who was running fourth. It looked as if Meyers was close to re-taking fourth, but the caution flag flew. On the restart with eight laps to go, Meyers would lose the fifth position to Lucas Wolfe. Meyers would retake the position though, when misfortune fell on the 9 car of Joey Saldana as he slowed on the track and was forced to visit the work area with a flat tire.
Two consecutive caution flags would lead to two green-white-checkered finishes at the end of the 25-lap contest. On the final restart, Craig Dollansky would get the jump on Meyers and take the fifth position away from him.
"We just missed the setup a little tonight and allowed our car to get too tight. The restarts at the end of the race allowed the right rear tire to get down on air pressure making the car even tighter and relegating us to the 6th position. It's unacceptable, we need to be better than that, and we will," said Meyers.
Meyers sixth place finish continues his streak of not finishing outside of the top-10 this season. Over the first 13 races of 2010 Meyers has averaged a 4.7 finish and currently leads the point standings by eighteen markers over Steve Kinser
Next weekend, Jason Meyers and his Elite Racing team will be traveling to Eldora Speedway for two nights of racing action on Friday, May 7th and Saturday, May 8th.
-source: elite racing