"HOT FOOT" JASON MEYERS SEES HOW TOUGH ELITE RACING REALLY IS Bounces Back After Rough Night at Eldora Speedway CLOVIS, Calif. (April 13, 2008) - After dealing with the aftermath of the thousands of airline flights cancelled this week, Clovis ...
"HOT FOOT" JASON MEYERS SEES HOW TOUGH ELITE RACING REALLY IS
Bounces Back After Rough Night at Eldora Speedway
CLOVIS, Calif. (April 13, 2008) - After dealing with the aftermath of the thousands of airline flights cancelled this week, Clovis Calif. native Jason Meyers finally made it to the great state of Ohio in preparation for Friday and Saturday night's World of Outlaws (WoO) races at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Looking forward to a repeat of the 2007 April WoO event which Meyers won, everyone on the Elite Racing Team was concerned about the dismal weather forecast for the weekend.
GREAT QUALIFYING RUN, BUT WHERE IS MEYERS IN THE RUN-DOWN?
After a gray, rainy day, WoO and Eldora Speedway officials were able to prepare the fast, half-mile track for the first of several WoO visits to the famed high-banks. With the sun peeking out of the clouds, Meyers was slotted into the final hot lap session. After only a lap, Meyers realized something serious was wrong with his motor and made the decision to shut the power plant down and pull off of the speedway. The Elite Racing Team, led by crew chief DJ Lindsey, began to quickly comb through the motor to try to find the problem, and quickly made the decision to pull the motor out and put a new one in the car.
Missing his scheduled qualifying slot, Meyers was faced with two consequences: only getting one lap and not being able to qualify better than seventeenth place. Laying down a lap that would have been second quick, Meyers would have to finish in the top two in his heat race in order to get a starting spot in the Crane Cams Dash, which would ensure that he would start in the top ten of the A-Main event.
Making a late race pass to finish second in his heat, car owner Guy Stockbridge pulled the number one pill for starting position in the Dash event. With a half-straightaway lead, Meyers struggled coming into turn four to keep the car out of the wall on lap five when his right rear tire shredded.
ELDORA SPEEDWAY--2; JASON MEYERS--0
Lining up tenth in the A-Main event, Meyers was up to sixth place when he shredded his second tire of the evening, bringing out the first caution of the event. Running in a four-car pack for several laps, Meyers would take advantage of several late-race cautions to finish eighth overall on the evening.
"Not only was tonight frustrating on several levels, but it was also very gratifying," noted Meyers. "The team dug in hard tonight to give me a great car, despite the problems that we had, leaving the ball in my court to go out and dig even harder on the track."
Saturday's WoO event at the Eldora Speedway was canceled due to inclement weather and freezing temperatures.
UP NEXT FOR ELITE RACING:
The Elite Racing Team will be competing at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana on Saturday, April 19th.
For those of you who weren't at Eldora on Friday, you missed something that I thought was pretty exciting. With all of the "issues" we had, DJ and Brian just kept digging in harder and harder to give Jason the best car they could, and Jason subsequently drove the wheels off of it!
I'm very much looking forward to going to Haubstadt this coming weekend. Last year's WoO event there was one of the best features I saw in over 100 events last year, so if you are anywhere close, make sure you stop by the new trailer and say hello!
Next week, we will begin highlighting a supporter of Elite Racing every week, similar to what we did last year.
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Thanks for all of your support and we hope to see you at a track soon!
Elite Racing Team