Jason Meyers pre-season preview

Clovis, CA-February 1 - Jason Meyers finished 2nd in the World of Outlaw points standings in 2008, matching his career best season finish with the series. 2008 noted significant career highlights for Meyers; he led the series...

Clovis, CA-February 1 - Jason Meyers finished 2nd in the World of Outlaw points standings in 2008, matching his career best season finish with the series. 2008 noted significant career highlights for Meyers; he led the series championship standings for the first time in his career, he won a career-high nine overall races, he lead the series in Top-Five finishes with 48, in addition to being fastest in time trials a series-best 16 times. Meyers also led the most laps in feature racing competition, and was tied for the top spot in wins in the Crane Cams Dash to earn pole positions.

Meyers will start the 2009 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season off February 6-8 at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida with the 38th Annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals presented by UNOH. A strong start in Florida last season set the tone for Meyers and his team, earning a victory and finishing in the Top-Five in all three World of Outlaws events in the Alltel DIRTcar Nationals presented by UNOH. Meyers looks to repeat his start from last year, and hopes to better it by leaving Florida as the series point's leader. "It's always nice to go to Florida at this time of the year," said Meyers. "We have run well there over the past few seasons and are looking to come out of the box strong like we did last year and start the season off right."

Meyers has the exact same crew in place this year that he had last year led by veteran crew chief D.J. Lindsey. "The crew looks absolutely phenomenal," he stated. "They have been working very hard and I have the same guys back this year. They have been working every day, including nights and weekends to get ready for the season. We're very excited about returning with the same team and hopefully keeping the streak alive. We still have to improve one position and we have worked hard over the winter with new designs and new ideas. We're really looking forward to the start of the season." The team has been busy in the shop, as they return to competition with their newly designed KPC chassis with the help of Steve Kent. In addition, the Elite Racing team will utilize the expertise of Charlie Garrett again in 2009 for their powerplants after reaching an exclusive agreement with Garrett at the conclusion of the 2008 season. "We feel very privileged to have Charlie Garrett as part of our team and we are very confident in his abilities to help in taking our team to the next level," stated Meyers.

Meyers has one goal this year and that is to win the World of Outlaws championship. When asked what it takes to win a championship Meyers said, "I think it will take a lot of little things, I don't think there is any one area where a Top-Five team will make a change that will put them that far ahead of the competition. We have paid very close attention to the minor details over the winter and worked to strategically place the necessary resources in place to improve every area of the team." In addition to running strong on the track, Meyers is quick to point out that preparation and hard work at the shop over the winter will play a key role in capturing the coveted 2009 World of Outlaws title.

-credit: jasonmeyers.com

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