JASON MEYERS EARNS THREE TOP-FIVES DURING PENNSYLVANIA SWING Rained Out and Rescheduled at Lebanon Valley Speedway Looking to earn World of Outlaw (WoO) victory number two this year at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Penn., and career victory ...
JASON MEYERS EARNS THREE TOP-FIVES DURING PENNSYLVANIA SWING
Rained Out and Rescheduled at Lebanon Valley Speedway
Looking to earn World of Outlaw (WoO) victory number two this year at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Penn., and career victory number three at the high-banked 4/10 mile oval, Jason Meyers and the Elite Racing Team headed east from the state of Ohio with the season looking brighter after a victory at the Brad Doty Classic at Limaland Motorsports Park.
PENNSYLVANIA POSSE COUNTRY, HOME OF A 2008 VICTORY
The annual Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup, a 40-lap event at the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Penn., kicked off with a stellar field of 47 sprint cars taking AMB i.t. timed laps. Of the 47 drivers, Clovis, Calif. native Jason Meyers wound up sixth with a time of 13.919 seconds. Winning his heat race, Meyers finished third in the Crane Cams Dash, lining him up on the inside second row for the A-Main event. Taking over second place early in the event, Meyers went after leader Steve Kinser, inching past him on lap 27, and unfortunately couldn't hold the position and Kinser was scored the lap leader, eventually picking up the victory, with Meyers finishing third.
"I really hoped to have another run on him (Kinser) before the end of the race, but you can't give Steve Kinser an open red flag with the lead an expect to beat him to the checkered, especially that late in the race," said Meyers. "Tonight, I'm taking all of the blame for where we ended up, as I made the wrong call under the red flag, I should have just let DJ (Lindsey, the crew chief) make the call, but you live, learn and move on to the next race."
WILLIAMS GROVE SUMMER NATIONALS - IN CHARLIE GARRETT'S BACKYARD
Playing host to the Cleveland Brothers Summer Nationals, the famed Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Penn. was ready for the 44 cars that rolled through the gate to partake in the weekend's festivities, the two night event on the semi-banked ½ mile oval.
Qualifying sixth with a time of 17.380 seconds, Meyers finished third in his heat race, which was not good enough for a coveted Crane Cams Dash starting position. Lining up fourteenth for the A-Main event, Meyers was called for jumping the start and penalized a row, granting him the sixteenth place starting position. Charging his way to the front of the field, Meyers would get up to fifth at the end of the 25-lap event, granting him his 24th top-five finish on the World of Outlaw season.
HOW FAR WILL THE 'SUPERCLEAN START OF THE RACE' AWARD GET MEYERS?
With $25,000 on the line, Jason Meyers so desperately wanted to best his Friday night finish of fifth at the Cleveland Brothers Summer Nationals at Williams Grove. With WoO announcer Johnny Gibson shouting "Jason Meyers with QUICK TIME" after he laid down a lap of 17.217 seconds at an average speed of 104.566 mph, Meyers earned a coveted five bonus points for the WoO points standings as well as tying for the lead for Quick Time leaders. Winning his heat and running fifth in the Crane Cams Dash, Meyers started on the inside of the third row for the thirty lap A-Main event. Earning the "SuperClean Start of the Night," Meyers' third place finish gave him his best weekend ever at Williams Grove Speedway.
"We learned a lot here this weekend, enough for us to be confident coming back here this fall," noted the Californian. "We like the long green flag runs, we set our car up for them, but we just want to get a big win for Charlie Garrett (the motor builder) out here, especially since we are in his backyard."
The event at Lebanon Valley Speedway scheduled for Sunday was postponed until September 21.