OKLAHOMA IS MORE THAN OK FOR ELITE RACING: JASON MEYERS RECORDS FOURTH VICTORY OF THE SEASON As the saying goes - sometimes you are good and sometimes you are lucky. This was very true for Jason Meyers and his Elite Racing team at Tri-State ...
OKLAHOMA IS MORE THAN OK FOR ELITE RACING: JASON MEYERS RECORDS FOURTH VICTORY OF THE SEASON
As the saying goes - sometimes you are good and sometimes you are lucky. This was very true for Jason Meyers and his Elite Racing team at Tri-State Speedway in Pocola, Oklahoma. The team had to battle back from an uncharacteristic starting position outside of the top-ten and two flat tires during tonight's A-main, but with hard work and a little luck the team recorded their fourth victory of the year.
After just narrowly missing the dash, Meyers began the A-Main in the eleventh position. Meyers would move his way into the top-ten and retain the position until the caution flag came out on Lap 16. It was at that point in the event that Meyers would have to bring his GLR Investments KPC to the work area to replace a flat left front tire. This would relegate Meyers to the last car on the lead lap, eighteenth position. Then only four laps later, Meyers was faced with a flat right rear on the DDNi #14. The crew took advantage of a mandatory fuel stop to change the flat right rear tire and once again start at the tail of the race.
Over the last half of the race Meyers would begin picking off spots. Some was because of hard work and others were because of the track taking a toll on the tires of his competitors. In a series of caution flags and restarts, Meyers steadily climbed through the field picking up position after position. With two laps to go Meyers was in the second position behind Steve Kinser, but when Kinser had his own tire issue Meyers inherited the lead. On the final restart of the event, Meyers got a jump over Lucas Wolfe and Kraig Kinser then drove on to the victory.
"I do not know how that happened," Meyers stated in victory lane. "You do not get a flat tire in a race very often, then come back and win it. These guys did a great job. I want to say hi to my wife at home. She is at home in California with our little girl and our baby-to-be. Thanks to Guy (Luck) and Guy (Stockbridge), Rene (North), and Charlie (Garrett) who are all at home. Here at the track, thanks to D.J. (Lindsey), Brian (Bloomfield) who make this all possible. This track was tough tonight. I am not sure you can even call it a marathon; it was more of a triathlon. It is a new track, our first time here, and sometimes it is hard to learn the dirt. I would like to thank the fans for coming out tonight. I am sorry it went that way, but I guess it added a lot of drama to tonight. Hopefully we made it interesting for them."
As a result, Meyers and his Elite Racing team kept their streak of not finishing outside of the top-ten alive, and retained the World of Outlaws point lead. For Meyers this was his 39th World of Outlaws victory as he looks to become just the 12th driver in history to cross the 40 A-Feature win mark.
"Winning races always makes you confident," expressed Meyers. "We have a great team and have had one for a few years. We have built it to this point, but it is a long season. We have a lot of great people we are racing against, so we have to get every point you can every night. Tonight was another great night and we are going to keep on digging throughout the summer. Hopefully we can get it done (win the championship) this year."
Up Next for Elite Racing....
Meyers and his Elite Racing squad will be back in action next weekend as the World of Outlaws return to battle on Friday, April 16 at Paducah International Raceway in Kentucky and on Saturday, April 17 at I-55 Raceway in Missouri.
-source: elite racing