Elite Racing news 2010-12-16

Kicking off 2011 Aussie Style: Jason Meyers Announces plans to race "down under" After taking a year hiatus from racing in Australia, Jason Meyers is returning in 2011. In a year not much has changed except this time as he races in front of his...

Kicking off 2011 Aussie Style: Jason Meyers Announces plans to race "down under"

After taking a year hiatus from racing in Australia, Jason Meyers is returning in 2011. In a year not much has changed except this time as he races in front of his Australian fans, he will be racing as the reigning World of Outlaws champion.

Today Meyers announced that he will be joining Steve Caunt Racing for some notable sprint car events next month. He will kick off his Australian tour at the President's Cup at Avalon Raceway before moving on to the King's Challenge at Borderline Speedway and The Classic at Premier Speedway. All these events promise to be thrilling as Meyers takes on both Australian Champions and some familiar World of Outlaw drivers.

"This is a great opportunity and I am looking forward to racing in Australia again after taking the last two seasons off. I have only been able to race the Classic one other time in my career and I am looking forward to having the opportunity to try and win this race for the first time. I can't think of a better way to start the 2011 season after the amazing 2010 season we had, winning our first World of Outlaw title."

In addition, The Classic will qualify Meyers for the World Challenge at the 2011 Knoxville Nationals. This will give Elite Racing a chance to win not only one race Nationals weekend, but a second one as he takes on the best drivers in the World.

Meyers has two victories on the Australian dirt. His first came in 2001 at Perth. The Californian's last victory came in 2007 at Parramatta City Raceway when he beat Kerry Madsen, Donny Schatz and Steve Kinser to the finish line.

Joining Meyers in Australia will be a familiar face turning the wrenches. His Elite Racing teammate and Australian native Glen Beaton will be looking to bring a taste of their 2010 season success overseas as they face some of the best drivers on both sides of the Pacific Ocean.

-source: er

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Donny Schatz , Steve Kinser , Jason Meyers , Kerry Madsen