JASON MEYERS - OH SO CLOSE IN COUNTDOWN TO KNOXVILLE 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...
JASON MEYERS - OH SO CLOSE IN COUNTDOWN TO KNOXVILLE
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.
DISAPPOINTING NIGHT AT PADUCAH
Monday, July 28
Paducah Int'l Raceway
After setting the third-fastest time of the night in the AMB i.t. Qualifications, running third in his heat and sixth in the Crane Cams Dash, Meyers lined up on the outside of the third row for the 35 lap main event at the high-banked Paducah International Raceway. Passing a single car on the start and then about mid-way through the event, Meyers passed three cars in three laps and set himself up for the victory, chasing down fellow competitor Jason Sides. Getting the lead on the 27th lap, the caution came out and Meyers was put back to second, a call made by the WoO officials. Not able to get around Sides in the remaining laps, Meyers had to settle for second, after being one of a small group to break the track record during qualifications.
"There is no hiding it, we were not happy at all with the call the Outlaw officials made tonight," said the native of Clovis, California. "I'm so disappointed in myself tonight because it shouldn't have came down to a call made by an official on the track or in the tower."
BURLINGTON IOWA - GETTING CLOSER TO KNOXVILLE!
Wednesday, July 30
Rolling into the beautiful high-banked 3/8 mile 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa, the fans knew they were in for a treat and the drivers were excited to roll out onto the speedway.
With a fourth place qualification effort, a third place heat race finish, Meyers crossed the line ninth in the Crane Cams Dash, definitely not where he wanted to be. Using every single lap of the 35 lap feature, Meyers did everything he could to get the GLR Investments, KPC Chassis machine to the front of the field, where he would end up fifth, looking forward to Wilmot Speedway.
TRYING TO MAKE UP GROUND ON POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP AT WILMOT
Friday, August 1
With a night that seemed to contain everything that Meyers and the Elite Racing Team needed to earn win number seven on the WoO season, it was hard to swallow when they came up short. Qualifying tenth was not the way Meyers wanted to start his night, however he quickly turned it around with a win in his heat race and a seventh place finish in the Crane Cams Dash. As usual, Crew Chief DJ Lindsey knew that Meyers likes to have his KPC mount ready for the long green-flag runs, and set the car up as such. With a 30-lap green-flag run in a 40-lap race, Meyers was confident, however fell two spots short of the checkered flag, finishing third.
"It was a good run, there's no doubt, because anytime you can start seventh, run two and three wide, it's a good night," said Meyers. "However, it was just tough to make up ground, as the track surface was almost too good tonight."
CAN MEYERS CHARTER A WIN AT BEAVER DAM?
Saturday, August 2
Charter Raceway Park
Knowing that the finale of the Badger Classic at Charter Raceway Park was the last race leading up to the busy, hectic week of the Front Row Challenge and the Knoxville Nationals, Meyers knew he had to be on the top of his game to carry some momentum into Iowa. Qualifying fourth, running second in his heat race and winning the Crane Cams Dash set the stage for the team to build every little bit of momentum they could. Jumping out to the lead of the 40-lap A-Main, Meyers realized his car was tight in lapped traffic, and unfortunately lost the lead on lap 32, regained the lead and lost it for the final time on the following lap, and would finish second on the evening.
"There is no way that we can't be happy with how the season has gone thus far, we have had so many more good nights than bad nights," said Meyers. "The motors are running strong and the cars are consistent, not to mention, every single person involved with this team is going a great job."
Knoxville Nationals, Knoxville, IA
WEDNESDAY 8/6/2008 through SATURDAY 8/9/2008