Jason Meyers news 2008-10-22

JASON MEYERS ADDS TWO MORE TOP FIVE FINISHES TO CAREER CLOVIS, Calif. (October 22, 2008) Ocean Speedway- Watsonville, CA - Jason Meyers and the Elite Racing team visited Ocean Speedway back on March 14 to get reacquainted with the tight ...

JASON MEYERS ADDS TWO MORE TOP FIVE FINISHES TO CAREER

CLOVIS, Calif. (October 22, 2008) Ocean Speedway- Watsonville, CA - Jason Meyers and the Elite Racing team visited Ocean Speedway back on March 14 to get reacquainted with the tight confines and to find a solid set-up for the Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event on Friday, October 17.

Meyers wound up winning that night at Ocean Speedway in his return to the track, leading all 30 laps against a very strong field of cars. That night he was second fastest in time trials, and won a heat race to start on the pole position for the A-Feature.

Meyers was looking for a repeat in victory lane Friday night when he returned to Ocean Speedway. Meyers started the night by qualifying 15th putting him on the front row of his heat race. He piloted the GLR Investments, DDNi, KPC Chassis to a 2nd place finish earning him a spot in the Crane Cams dash where he finished 5th.

Meyers would line up on the inside of row three for the 40-lap contest to post a 5th place feature event finish aboard the GLR Investments, DDNi, KPC Chassis to earn his series-best 46th Top-Five finish of the season.

Thunderbowl Raceway- Tulare, CA

Meyers was quickest in qualifying on Saturday night at his home track of Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare to earn five bonus points in the standings.

Starting 4th in his heat race, Meyers was able to gain one position to post a 3rd place finish. Meyers' 3rd place finish in his heat would keep him out of the pill draw for the Crane Cams Dash, but still allowed him to make the dash through his qualifying time where he would finish in the 9th position.

Lining up 9th in the nights A-main Meyers was able to race his way to a 5th place finish aboard the GLR Investments, DDNi, KPC Chassis. Meyers used the two fifth-place finishes over the weekend to gain 41 points on Donny Schatz in the Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship standings. The difference between the two title contenders is now just 97 markers with three events remaining in 2008. "We just have to keep doing what we are doing and finishing up front," Meyers said, when asked what it will take to win his first title.

UP NEXT FOR ELITE RACING:

Jason Meyers and the Elite Racing team travel full-time on the World of Outlaws (WoO) circuit, returning to action with a visit to Heartland Park Topeka in Kansas on Saturday, October 25 for an event which was postponed by rain last month,

Meyers currently leads the series in Top-Five finishes (45), as well as laps led (377) and fast time honors in qualifying (13). He has set four new track records in time trials as well this season, which tops the series. The native of Clovis, California also is tied for the series lead with six wins in the Crane Cams Dash which has earned him pole positions in A-Feature events.

The veteran driver has nine overall wins with the World of Outlaws in 2008, with eight of those being A-Feature triumphs, along with one preliminary feature win. Meyers enters this weekend with 26 A-Feature wins in his career with the World of Outlaws, and is just two victories short of moving into the 15th spot on the all-time win list.

-credit: jasonmeyers.com

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Donny Schatz , Jason Meyers