Meyers maneuvers through Magic City Showdown Magic can be defined as an event that possesses distinctive qualities that produces unaccountable or a baffling effect. In racing magic happens on and off the track, from that pass for the lead that...
Meyers maneuvers through Magic City Showdown
Magic can be defined as an event that possesses distinctive qualities that produces unaccountable or a baffling effect. In racing magic happens on and off the track, from that pass for the lead that you have no idea how one car beat the other to the finish line to the diabolical flip that a driver walks away from. This weekend Jason Meyers and his Elite Racing team were hoping to make some magic at Nodak Speedway in the Magic City Showdown.
Meyers fast on night one
On the first night of racing action at Nodak Speedway, Meyers was fast out of the box recording a lap of 13.750 to take quick time. He would go on to secure the 3rd starting position in the dash, but would have to battle an ill handling car in the feature.
When the race began, Meyers fell back to 7th on the start, but by Lap 2 he would drive his #14 GLR Investments KPC back up to 6th. He would ride in the 6th position up until Lap 10. Craig Dollansky had been stalking him for the position and took it just before the first yellow flag of the night flew for trouble at the front of the pack.
Meyers would restart the race in the 6th position, but he would lose the position to a hard charging Steve Kinser. The green flag would not stay out for long as there was impact between two cars running in the top ten. As a result the California native would restart the race on Lap 13 in the 5th position.
On lap 16, the red flag would come out. When the track went green again, Meyers was battling an ill handling car. On the restart, he would lose the 6th position to Jason Sides. Then a few laps later Donny Schatz would get around him.
In the closing laps, Meyers would fight to stay in the top-ten, with Brad Sweet, Danny Lasoski, and Dollansky closing oh him. With just three laps left running in the 10th position, Meyers would battle Paul McMahan for the position, but at the end of the 35 Lap feature event Meyers would have to settle for an 11th place finish, while Joey Saldana would edge Steve Kinser at the line to take the win.
"We had a great car early in the night," explained Meyers. "My crew did a great job, but after the red flag in the feature our car was not the same. I hung on to it and did the best I could. We will have to make some adjustments and come back tomorrow night."
Meyers holds on for 7th place on night two
On the second night of racing action the complexion of the track had changed greatly and with most two day shows, track position was valuable. After winning the second heat race from the pole position Meyers would finish 8th in the dash in his #14 DDNI KPC setting the stage for the feature.
Starting in the 8th position, Meyers would quickly get past Sam Hafertepe to pick up the 7th position and start chasing down Craig Dollansky. Saldana would close on Meyers and on Lap 5 take the 7th position away from him.
With a long green flag run, Meyers would fall into the clutches of Donny Schatz and lose the 8th position to him. "Hot Foot" would fight back though. After the position was settled, Schatz would get around Danny Lasoski. Meyers would then close on and get around Lasoski to pick up the 8th position on Lap 24.
The first yellow of the evening would come out on Lap 24 and on the following restart Meyers would get past Mark Dobmeier to pick up the 7th position. Another yellow flag would come out with just 3 laps to go when two cars suffered flat tires in front of Meyers.
On the restart, Meyers would be lined up in the 5th position, but he would fall back with Dobmeier and Chad Kemenah getting past him. At the end of the night Meyers would have to settle for a 7th place finish, while Dollansky went on to win the final night of the Magic City Showdown.
"My guys did a good job tonight and gave me great car to drive," Meyers stated. "This DDNI, GLR, Elite Landscaping, Media Tile car has been good this year. I don't want to keep running in the top-ten though. Now it is important to go out there and win races. Hopefully we can get things together next weekend and pick up a win in Canada."
Over this week Meyers and his Elite Racing Squad will be traveling west as they go north of the boarder to Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to contend for the Oil City Cup. There two nights of racing will take center stage on Friday night August 27 and Saturday night August 28.