Jason Meyers Uses Seventh Win of 2010 to Close Gap on Joey Saldana & Steve Kinser: Just 27 Points Separate the Trio in the Championship Standings Concord, NC-July 4, 2010- Jason Meyers used his series leading seventh A-Feature win of the season...
Jason Meyers Uses Seventh Win of 2010 to Close Gap on Joey Saldana & Steve Kinser: Just 27 Points Separate the Trio in the Championship Standings
Concord, NC-July 4, 2010- Jason Meyers used his series leading seventh A-Feature win of the season on Saturday night at North Central Speedway to move to within 27 points of current World of Outlaws championship leader Joey Saldana, and is now just seven points behind Steve Kinser who is second. Meyers has 26 Top-10 finishes in 32 races, with 17 of those being Top-Five performances as he chases his first series title. In three races last week, the California native finished first, fourth and sixth, along with setting fast time twice in qualifying to earn bonus points in the standings.
Saldana used a third-place finish on Saturday night at North Central Speedway to extend his lead in the standings to 20 markers over Kinser. The pair was separated by just 10 points entering the race. Saldana leads the series with 21 Top-Five finishes this season including six wins as he too seeks his first title.
Kinser, the 20-time World of Outlaws champion, charged from the 19th starting spot to finish eighth on Saturday night to pick up his series leading 30th Top-10 finish of the season. He finished second last Thursday at Huset's Speedway and also came from the 19th starting spot at Missouri State Fair Speedway last Wednesday to finish ninth.
Donny Schatz, the four-time and defending series champion, finished third on Saturday night to remain in the fourth spot in points. He finished third, fourth and sixth in three races last week and has racked up 24 Top-10 finishes on the season.
Jason Sides used a win at Sedalia and a sixth-place effort on Saturday night at North Central Speedway to remain fifth in points. He has won three times this season and has 23 Top-10 finishes with 11 of those being Top-Fives.
Paul McMahan had a steady week, finishing seventh, eighth and ninth to hold down the sixth spot in points. The veteran has won once this year and has 18 Top-10 finishes, with nine Top-Fives.
Lucas Wolfe finished third at Huset's Speedway last Thursday night and was 10th at North Central Speedway to remain seventh in the standings. He is just 11 points behind McMahan as the pair battles for the sixth spot. Wolfe has 18 Top-10 finishes with 10 of those being Top-Five performances.
Jac Haudenschild, who has won twice this season, remains eighth in points. The Hall of Famer has 17 Top-10 finishes with eight of those being Top-Five finishes.
Craig Dollansky, who finished fifth at Huset's Speedway and eighth at Sedalia, is currently ninth in points, just 21 markers behind Haudenschild as the pair battles for the eighth spot. The veteran has one win this season along with 16 Top-10 finishes of which eight are Top-Fives.
Kraig Kinser used a fourth-place finish on Saturday night to move into the 10th spot in the standings. The third generation driver has 16 Top-10 finishes on the season with four of those being Top-Five runs.
The World of Outlaws return to action on Thursday, July with Kasey's King of LaSalle Presented By Budweiser at LaSalle Speedway in Illinois.