Meyers/Elite Racing news 2008-09-19

JASON MEYERS STORMING THROUGH THE MIDWEST CLOVIS, Calif. (September 18, 2008) - Heading for the Midwest from Chico, California means a 1750 mile plus trip and a chance for Jason Meyers and the Elite Racing Team to narrow the point gap between ...

JASON MEYERS STORMING THROUGH THE MIDWEST

CLOVIS, Calif. (September 18, 2008) - Heading for the Midwest from Chico, California means a 1750 mile plus trip and a chance for Jason Meyers and the Elite Racing Team to narrow the point gap between Jason and the current point leader. A 4 race swing in 3 states in 5 days is grueling for any racer, not for Jason though. "At this point in the season, we are looking to race as much as we can in order to catch the points leader, and win our first World of Outlaw Championship," said Meyers.

Clay County Fairgrounds- Spencer, IA

Jason Meyers and the Elite Racing Team set a new track record to begin the night in time trials. Starting 4th in his heat race, Meyers would cross the line gaining one position to finish 3rd giving him a 7th place starting position in the ever-important Crane Cams Dash. A fifth place finish would line Meyers up on the inside of the third row for the 30 lap event. With the race going green-to-checkers without any interruptions, Meyers steadily picked off competitors in the A-Main event, coming across the line 4th in the GLR Investments, DDNi, KPC chassis.

US36 Raceway- Osborne, MO

Amid severe weather including several inches of rain from Hurricane Ike, WoO officials were forced to cancel the already once rescheduled (from a rain out earlier in the year) Missouri High Banked Nationals at US 36 Raceway. The Elite Racing team was forced to wait out the storm in Missouri with hopes that Mother Nature would cooperate for Saturdays event at Heartland Park in Topeka, KS.

Heartland Park- Topeka, KS

With rain falling through the night on Friday and continuing into Saturday morning, WoO officials were once again forced to cancel another night of racing. The Heartland Park event has been rescheduled for the weekend of October 25th. Jason and the Elite Racing Team held up in Missouri for another night in anticipation for the WoO debut at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Lucas Oil Speedway- Wheatland, MO

Jason Meyers was thoroughly impressed with the World of Outlaws debut at Lucas Oil Speedway. "I heard them call it the 'Diamond of the Dirt Tracks' tonight and they absolutely hit the nail on the head," said Meyers. "What an incredible place. Lucas Oil has done amazing things for motorsports all around. What they have done here is certainly second to none. What a beautiful facility and I am looking forward to coming back."

Meyers began the night by setting fast time for the 12th time this season and a new track record. Running 2nd in the heat race from his 4th starting position, Meyers would pull the 6 for the Crane Cams Dash, where he would finish 3rd. Meyers searched high and low to see where his car would work best on Sunday night and had to negotiate a couple of big ruts late in the race. He ran in the Top-Four all night running as high as 2nd. Meyers finished 3rd for the 13th time this season in the GLR Investments, DDNi, KPC chassis, "It was a solid night, but not the night we were hoping for," said Meyers. "We just could not get our car to go through the slick part of the race track tonight. It's still a podium finish and a respectable finish for the team. These guys worked hard tonight and we just didn't get it quite right. Hopefully we can use what we learned tonight to better our performance next year at this beautiful facility."

UP NEXT FOR ELITE RACING:

Jason Meyers and the Elite Racing Team travel full-time on the World of Outlaws (WoO) circuit, stopping off next at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, OH on Saturday September 19th. The team will then head to Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, NY for a make-up feature event on Sunday September 21st where Meyers will one up on the pole.

-credit: ert

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Jason Meyers