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"HOT FOOT" JASON MEYERS DOES THE TEXAS TWO STEP When most people think of the Texas two step images of the dance floor at Billy Bob's infamous saloon in Dallas may come to mind, but not this weekend. This weekend the World of Outlaws did their...

"HOT FOOT" JASON MEYERS DOES THE TEXAS TWO STEP

When most people think of the Texas two step images of the dance floor at Billy Bob's infamous saloon in Dallas may come to mind, but not this weekend. This weekend the World of Outlaws did their own version of the Texan dance with the first step happening at Lonestar Speedway and step two finishing up at Houston Raceway Park. Needless to say, "Hot Foot" Jason Meyers was up to the challenge.

Step one: Meyers finishes fourth at Lonestar Speedway

At Lonestar Speedway, Meyers collected his fifth top-five finish this season in his #14 GLR Investments KPC by finishing fourth in Friday night's A Main. Meyers started the feature event in the fourth position and by lap 20 had moved up to third. On the restart on lap 21, Joey Saldana battled with Meyers and eventually took the position away from him. In the closing laps Meyers held off Jason Sides to finish in the fourth position while Craig Dollansky went on to take the victory.

"It was a night where you had to survive really," Meyers expressed." I guess due to all the rain they had the track was rough and pretty treacherous. I think we missed it there a little bit and were kind of trying to hang on and salvage what we could out of it. I had a good race car when we were racing, I just wasn't restarting well. It seemed like every restart we were losing a position. We battled and hung in there and picked up a Top-Five and got out of there in one piece and that was a tough thing to do there."

Step two: Meyers collects his seventh top-ten finish in 2010 at Houston Raceway Park

On Saturday night at Houston Raceway Park, Meyers continued his streak of not finishing outside of the top-ten this season. Meyers began the feature event in the fourteenth position in his #14 GLR Investments KPC. When the green flag flew he quickly moved up and was running in the tenth position on lap 11. Meyers battled with Kraig Kinser for most of the evening trading back and forth the tenth position. With just five laps remaining Meyers established himself back in tenth and held on to the position while Jason Sides collected his first win in the season. As a result Meyers holds on to second in the points standings. "I feel good and it's a good start, but it's a long season and there are a lot of races to go" explained Meyers." We've had our share of struggles and still been able to finish in the Top-10 every race. We'll keep battling and staying up front, I think it's going to be a very tough year. Donny (Schatz) is always tough. Joey (Saldana) is tough again this year and Steve (Kinser) looks like he'll be tough all year. You can't count out your other four or five contenders that are there every night. It's going to be a very competitive year and if you can believe it, a more competitive year that last year. It's going to be a great year and a good time. Hopefully we can keep the GLR No. 14 up front."

Flash Back to Tulare

John Force and Jason at Tulareresized

A Step Back to Tulare: Elite Racing is visited by NHRA Champions

On Friday night last week at Groppetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway, Jason Meyers and the Elite Racing team had some special guests visit them in the pits. Fourteen-time NHRA Funny Car Champion John Force was on hand with his son-in-law and 2009 Funny Car titlist Robert Hight. A third NHRA Champion, Gary Scelzi was also in attendance as he is from nearby Fresno. Elite Racing has a special relationship with John Force Racing as their race shop is housed in Force's state-of-the-art facility in Brownsburg, Indiana.

"They had a great time," shared Meyers of Force and Hight. "I realized that they would be down in the area, so I gave John (Force) a call and invited him and Robert (Hight) over. It was cool that they were able to make it over. Ever since we moved into our facility at John Force Racing in Brownsburg, IN, we've been trying to get them to a race, but they have very busy schedules. It was great that they took time out of their evening, when they could have been home with their families to come over here and see some great short track racing and spend some time up in the grandstands with the fans. They are really great about that. It was great to have them down and of course they come out to the first race to see us and we win. It couldn't be much better. They are great guys and to see them out here supporting our sport is awesome."

-source: elite racing

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers John Force , Gary Scelzi , Craig Dollansky , Jason Meyers , Jason Sides , Kraig Kinser , Robert Hight