Meyers Produces two more top-ten finishes at Paducah and Pevely This weekend Jason Meyers continued his consistent ways as he extended his streak of not finishing outside of the top-ten and held on to the World of Outlaws points lead by 17...
Meyers Produces two more top-ten finishes at Paducah and Pevely
This weekend Jason Meyers continued his consistent ways as he extended his streak of not finishing outside of the top-ten and held on to the World of Outlaws points lead by 17 markers after a double header in the Midwest. With a total of 12 top-ten finishes Meyers has been nothing short of the face of consistency in 2010.
Keeping Pace at Paducah
When the Outlaws began their campaign at Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, Kentucky on Friday night, Meyers and his Elite Racing team were up to the challenge. After qualifying eighth, and claiming the fourth starting position in the dash, Meyers was ready to take on the main event.
Meyers began the A-Main in the fourth position, but did not stay there long as he quickly got around Danny Lasoski for the third position before the first lap could be completed. By Lap 3, the #14 GLR Investments KPC slid around Jason Sides to take second position. Meyers would then stalk race leader Jac Haudenschild, until the first yellow flag of the night was displayed on Lap 10.
On the restart, Joey Saldana would pull to the inside of Meyers and the two would run side-by-side for several laps for the second position. Just as Meyers had inched ahead, the yellow flag flew and Saldana retook the spot since the lap had not been completed.
When racing action resumed Meyers and Saldana picked up where they left off running side-by-side for the second position. The two would stage a fierce battle for second up until the final restart on Lap 20 of the 30 lap event.
When the field restarted Sammy Swindell, who was filling in for Terry McCarl in the 24 car, slid around Meyers to take the third position. Over the final laps of the race Meyers would hold off a challenge from Donny Schatz to bring his Elite Racing #14 home in fourth place.
"Tonight did not turn out the way we had hoped, but another top five finish is in the books and we will try to make up for it tomorrow night at Pevely," commented Meyers following racing action on Friday night.
Meyers Picks up 12th top-ten at Pevely
After an overnight drive from Kentucky to Missouri, Elite Racing was ready to compete at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri. At the 1/3-mile banked oval Meyers had another consistent run, qualifying in the top-ten.
After finishing 5th in the dash, Meyers would start in the same position in the A-Main. The beginning of the race would feature a fast and furious green flag run that would see Meyers battle for every position from fourth to ninth. By the time the first yellow flag flew on Lap 25, Meyers was in the ninth position.
On the restart, Meyers in his #14 GLR Investments KPC would get around Swindell to take over the 9th position. The green would stay out for five laps, and in that time Meyers would also take the 8th position away from Brad Sweet. When the final green flag flew in the event, Meyers would battle with fellow Californian Tim Kaeding for the seventh position and establish himself in the spot with just a few laps remaining.
"It appears we missed something tonight. It was looking pretty grim at the start of the race and I am just thankful that the track came to me in the closing laps and we were able to make up a few of the positions that we had lost. This is disappointing and I'm not going to sleep very well tonight or for the rest of the week for that matter. We have a great team and we won't let this happen again," said Meyers.
Up Next for Elite Racing....
"Hot Foot" Jason Meyers and his Elite Racing squad will be back in action next weekend as the World of Outlaws travel to Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana for a single night show on Saturday, April 24.
-source: elite racing