Jason Meyers Picks Up Victory at Virginia; Extends WoO Point Lead Supports our Troops, both Past and Present, For All They Have Given CLOVIS, Calif. (May 26, 2008) - While after this week, you might think that Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws...
Jason Meyers Picks Up Victory at Virginia; Extends WoO Point Lead
Supports our Troops, both Past and Present, For All They Have Given
CLOVIS, Calif. (May 26, 2008) - While after this week, you might think that Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws (WoO) driver and California native Jason Meyers is from Hollywood, you are wrong - he calls Clovis home, near Fresno. After being interviewed on SPEED Channel's 'Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain' last Sunday, then competing live on SPEED Channel Friday evening at Lowe's Motor Speedway, Meyers has spent quite a bit of time this week in front of the television cameras, all in preparation for his fifth WoO victory of the season, this time at the Virginia Motor Speedway.
WARMING UP AT THE DIRT TRACK AT LOWE'S MOTOR SPEEDWAY
As the WoO point leader rolled onto the grounds at The Dirt Track at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, NC, he couldn't help but remember rolling into Victory Lane last year during the World of Outlaws World Finals and couldn't help but notice the SPEED Channel cameras set up around the speedway for the live broadcast of the evening's events.
Rolling onto the beautiful North Carolina clay speedway for qualifying, Meyers set down a lap time of 12.739 seconds, good enough for sixth place. Unfortunately, a sixth place finish in his heat race would exclude him from the coveted and very important Crane Cams Dash and line him up eleventh in the Rite Aid Outlaw Showdown A-Main event.
Starting in the middle of the field, Meyers and the Elite Racing Team knew they had their work cut out for them. Working his way into the top five, the track saw a red flag thrown with six laps to go. Moving into second on the restart, the red would once again fly with five to go, unfortunately giving Meyers' right rear tire a chance to cool down a little bit. On the restart, he would try to go after eventual race winner Lance Dewease, but just wouldn't make it to the front.
"We didn't need that last red, but to start eleventh and finish second for us shows the strength of this Elite Racing Team, especially against such a stellar field as we had here tonight," noted Meyers. "As much as I wanted the victory, I was happy to see Lance (Dewease) get the win, and happy to have the chance to extend our points lead a little bit."
MEYERS A ROOKIE AT VIRGINIA? SO IS EVERYONE ELSE
The WoO drivers arrived at the Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Virginia for the first time, and the Elite Racing Team was looking forward to the evening. Knowing that everyone was on the track for the first time, they knew that their momentum thus far in the 2008 season would definitely be on their side.
Meyers wasn't able to qualify as well as he wanted, ending up eighth, however he won his heat, giving him a spot in the ever-important Crane Cams Dash, where he would finish second to Daryn Pittman. Jumping to an early lead in the A-Main even, Meyers and Pittman would stage a good race, with Meyers giving up the lead briefly to Pittman on the 17th circuit, before getting Pittman back on the next lap, and never looking back, crossing the finish line in front of the field for his 25th A-Main win of his career.
"We had a couple of hairy moments in lapped traffic tonight, but once again the guys were able to dig deeper than they ever have and gave me the car to win with tonight," said Meyers. "Every single person who has anything at all to do with this team is giving everything right now, and that is why we are sitting in the point lead. It's a long season, but this momentum is not going to hurt us and we are going to continue to work hard and dig deep and hopefully pick up some more wins and stay on top of the field."
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION
The World of Outlaws event from the William's Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Penn., is scheduled to be on SPEED Channel on Saturday, May 31 at 4 pm EST. You can catch all of the action from the World of Outlaws events on the internet at www.dirtvision.com.
UP NEXT FOR ELITE RACING:
The Elite Racing Team honors all of our troops, both past and present on Memorial Day at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park, before heading to the state of Ohio for two days of great racing, beginning on Friday evening at Attica Raceway Park and culminating on Saturday at the famed Eldora Speedway.
Jason Meyers and the Elite Racing team travel full-time on the Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws sprint series with support from Elite Landscaping, GLR Investments, Primerica Financial, Motorsports Designs, Dave Meyers Construction, Don Carter Metal Stamping and Garrett's Racing Engines.
For more information on Jason Meyers and the Elite Racing team, please visit www.jasonmeyers.com
Win number five on the season and Outlaw win number 25 for Jason!! Congrats to the guys and so proud to call myself a member of the Elite Racing Team! Jason, Robyn and the guys will spend their Memorial Day holiday racing at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park and want to extend their thanks to the troops, as do myself and the rest of the team.
I'm looking forward to Attica and Eldora this weekend. Hopefully we can pick up another win at Rolling Wheels before heading back to Ohio.
Make sure you stop by the t-shirt trailer, say hi to Robyn and meet little Delaney.
Thanks for all of your support and we hope to see you at a track soon!
Elite Racing Team