CLOVIS, Calif. (November 2, 2008) Jason Meyers had a perfect start to the weekend in the second annual VAULT World Finals. He not only was fastest in both rounds of time trials for the event on Thursday night, but also swept every round of ...
CLOVIS, Calif. (November 2, 2008) Jason Meyers had a perfect start to the weekend in the second annual VAULT World Finals. He not only was fastest in both rounds of time trials for the event on Thursday night, but also swept every round of the inaugural 'Breaking the VAULT dashes, defeating a total of nine drivers to claim the top prize.
"That's awesome for this whole team," said Meyers. "I don't know if that's an official clean sweep, but this event was a lot of fun. Everyone down here this weekend is working hard, including our engine builder Charlie Garrett who brought us a new development motor for 2009 that is incredible. Hopefully the fans enjoyed the Breaking the VAULT event and I want to thank the World of Outlaws and the track for putting it together."
The California native set fast time for the Friday night portion of the VAULT World Finals in the first round of time trials, with a lap of 12.293 seconds.
Meyers started Friday nights racing finishing 3rd in his heat race which would line him up 9th in the Crane Cams Dash. Finishing 7th in the dash Meyers would have his work cut out for him in the nights 30 lap feature event. "The DIRT Track at Lowes Motor Speedway is a beautiful facility, but often is very difficult to pass on, and tonight was no exception," said Meyers. Meyers would pilot the GLR Investments, DDNi, KPC Chassis to an 8th place finish.
Meyers was also fastest in the second round of time trials, which set the line-ups for the Saturday night portion of the racing program. He turned a lap of 12.406 seconds to best the 46 cars that attempted to qualify for the final night of the VAULT World Finals.
Looking to best Friday night's finish Meyers would once again finish 3rd in his heat race, lining him up 9th in the Crane Cams dash. Meyers quickly fell into a groove around the bottom side of the race track moving up to 6th, gaining two rows for the feature event. Meyers started off strong moving into the top five quickly. "We decided that we needed to try some things for 2009 tonight and after a few adjustments, we really hit on a great set up," commented Meyers. Meyers did everything he could late in the race to catch Kinser and was right on him during the last two laps. Meyers would finish 3rd in the GLR Investments, DDNi, KPC Chassis to earn his series leading 48th Top-Five finish of the year.
"About two or three more laps and I think we would have had a heck of a race for the lead in lapped traffic," Meyers said. "Donny (Schatz) did a good job tonight and Kraig (Kinser) had a good run as well. My guys did a great job, giving me a car that I could go forward with and I am very happy with what we learned tonight and looking forward already to 2009."
"We had a great year and we wish we were standing on the top of the podium tonight, but that will have to wait until next year," he said. "Coming from mid pack is very difficult here and our race car was excellent tonight."
Meyers, who matched his career-best finish in points with a runner-up performance led the World of Outlaws in a number of statistical categories this season, including laps led, Top-Five finished and fast time honors in time trials. He also won a career-best eight A-Feature events along with a one preliminary feature.
UP NEXT FOR ELITE RACING:
Jason Meyers and the Elite Racing team travel full-time on the World of Outlaws (WoO) circuit. Now that the season has come to an end, the team will focus on preparations for the 2009 season which will start in Volusia County, FL.