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GOLD Cup Race of Champions Night #1: Meyers takes advantage of golden opportunity

When Jason Meyers and his Elite Racing team got back to their Californian roots on Thursday night at Silver Dollar Speedway in the first night of the Gold Cup Race of Champions, they took advantage of every opportunity they got on track. It was a successful night for the team as they not only ended the night with the points lead for the Gold Cup, but also the World of Outlaws point lead.

Meyers began his first night at the Gold Cup Race of Champions by setting quick time with a lap of 10.944. Then after winning his heat race, Meyers would finish 9th in the dash. From his 9th place starting position Meyers would have to not only keep up with a track that was lightening fast, but also do some defensive driving in his #14 GLR Investments KPC.

In a race that was mired in caution flags, Meyers would gradually move up through the field. In the closing laps, Meyers would get past Jason Sides to finish 4th. With that fourth place finish Meyers would take the World of Outlaws points lead by two markers over Joey Saldana. The Californian would also pick up the points lead in the Gold Cup which will be used to set up the line-up for Saturday night's feature event. Meyers currently leads the points by 6 points over Jason Sides and Sammy Swindell who are tied for second.

"The track tonight was sticky and fast," commented Meyers. "It was wide open throughout the night. It is great to be home and it is great to be back in Chico with all these great fans out here. I missed being here at the beginning of the year, but tonight made up for it. I usually am not lucky. That is why I do not buy lottery tickets, but we had some luck on our side tonight. Most importantly we were able to mind our Ps and Qs and stay out of trouble. Thanks to Charlie Garrett horsepower we were able to get a top-5 run and most importantly the points lead. We are fighting really hard to bring this points championship home to California. We will keep fighting and digging throughout the weekend and hopefully we will be able to leave here with the points lead."

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Friday, September 10
Gold Cup Race of Champions
Silver Dollar Speedway
Chico, CA

Saturday, September 11
Gold Cup Race of Champions
Silver Dollar Speedway
Chico, CA

-source: ert

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Series World of Outlaws
Drivers Sammy Swindell , Jason Meyers , Jason Sides , Joey Saldana