MEYERS POSTS TWO TOP-10 FINISHES IN FLORIDA Barberville, FL - Jason Meyers and the Elite Racing Team have been preparing all winter for this weekend's World of Outlaws Alltel Dirt Car Nationals season opener. With three...
MEYERS POSTS TWO TOP-10 FINISHES IN FLORIDA
Barberville, FL - Jason Meyers and the Elite Racing Team have been preparing all winter for this weekend's World of Outlaws Alltel Dirt Car Nationals season opener. With three nights of All Star racing action under his belt Meyers was geared up for Outlaw action.
Friday Night- Meyers Opens 2009 Outlaw Season with Top 10 Finish
Qualifying solidly in the top ten with a time of 13.267 seconds around the half-mile of Volusia Speedway Park, Meyers was eighth on the leader board. Running 2nd in his heat race, Meyers would have a spot in the Crane Cams Dash, where he would finish seventh. By virtue of his finish in the Crane Cams Dash, Meyers would line the Elite Racing KPC chassis up on the inside of row four for the start of the thirty lap A-Main event. Crossing the line 8th after the checkered flags flew; Meyers posted his first top-10 finish of the 2009 season.
Saturday Night- Meyers Battles Handling Issues
Qualifying 17th, less than three-hundredths of a second off of the pace set by Sammy Swindell, Meyers would line up fifth in the first heat race. After finishing sixth in his heat, Meyers started on the pole position in the B main and drove away with the win. The team quickly made a few more changes to the car and returned immediately to the track to start in the eighteenth spot. Jason began to charge through the field racing all the way to the 10th spot. "It was a challenging night for us, but that is why we are here. I am really proud this Elite Racing team for keeping their head up tonight and solving our handling issues. Sometimes, it takes several nights to overcome these issues, but they made the right changes and got us going in the right direction."
Sunday Night- Meyers Posts Top 10 Finish Final Night of DIRTcar Nationals
For the second night Meyers' qualifying time put him just outside the inversion which would have had him starting on the pole in heat four. With a difference of just five one-hundreths of a second Meyers would line up 5th in heat one. Heat race action saw Meyers fall back to sixth at the start of the race, but with an impressive last lap pass of fellow driver Daryn Pittman Meyers crossed the line 5th getting the final transfer spot into the A-main. Lining up 17th for the feature event, Meyers quickly drove his way towards the front of the field. With only one caution during the 30 lap event Meyers passed nine cars to cross the line in eighth, giving him his second top-ten finish of the young 2009 season. "Eighth place isn't quite as good as we wanted to be, obviously we want to win, but to come from seventeenth to eighth here at Volusia is a good night for us," noted the Clovis, Calif. native. "We have to make it into the (Crane Cams) Dash every night from our heats though, otherwise we simply have to start too far back in the field to give ourselves a good, solid chance to win."
UP NEXT FOR ELITE RACING:
Jason Meyers and the Elite Racing team will head back to California to prepare for the upcoming race at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV on Thursday February 26th.