Jason Meyers Nets Third Outlaw Win of the Season at Dodge City; Kicks off Another Busy Stretch
Calif. (June 24, 2007) – On May
11, 2007, Jason Meyers and the Elite Racing team visited the World of Outlaws
(WoO) Victory Lane at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri.Forty-one days later, the Elite Landscaping,
Primerica Financial, GLR Investments Maxim Racing with Garrett Racing Engines
machine found themselves back in Victory
Lane at Dodge City
in Dodge City, Kansas.
Before heading west to Dodge
City, the Elite Racing team made a stop in Sedalia, Mo.
for the event at the Missouri State Fair Speedway, in an event that benefited
the Michael Ross Memorial Foundation on Wednesday night.
Qualifying sixth at the semi-banked half-mile
oval, Meyers was only just over a tenth of a second off of the fast qualifier,
Jason Solwold.Finishing fourth in his
heat race, Meyers finished tenth in the Crane Cams Dash, which set the lineup
of the first half of the WoO field for the A-Main event.
Fighting a tight machine on the restarts during
the course of the event, Meyers was able to get his machine up to the sixth
position, but was unable to sustain, coming across the line in ninth position.
"Between competing in the Michael Ross Memorial
Foundation charity golf event earlier in the day and then racing for the
foundation tonight, it's been a great day in terms of helping out this
foundation," commented Meyers.
Heading down the road to the Boot Hill Showdown
at the Dodge City Raceway Park
in Dodge City, Kansas, Meyers and the Elite Racing team had
visited the semi-banked 3/8 mile oval five times prior to the June 22, 2007
Qualifying ninth during the AMB i.t. time trial
event, Meyers crossed the finish line first in his heat and ran second in the
Crane Cams Dash, which would line him up on the outside of the first row for
the A-Main event, next to the 2006 WoO Champion and current point leader, Donny
Winning the battle for position entering the
first turn of the first lap, Meyers was able to hold on to the lead until the
thirteenth circuit, when Schatz would motor around him.Not losing ground to Schatz, Meyers held on
and when Schatz bobbled on the high side of the track on lap sixteen, which
allowed Meyers to utilize slower traffic to get around Schatz.Meyers would hold on for the close victory,
which would be his third on the season.
"The race was tough tonight—we battled Donny all
night long and this brand new Maxim is the best race car we've ever had," noted
Meyers."We have new MBE heads on this
Charlie Garrett motor, which are phenomenal, but the real thanks go to (crew
chief) DJ (Lindsey) and Brian (Bloomfield)
for putting that horsepower on the track.I always love coming to Dodge
City, and it's nice to have good news to email home
Returning to Dodge City for night two of the Boot Hill
Showdown, Meyers was confident that their car would be fast out of the box,
considering the night they had in Victory
the cameras from ESPN2 rolling for the WoO "SuperClean Summer of Money" on the
famed network, Meyers knew that they would need to have a solid run to put the
black no. 14 in front of the cameras as much as possible.
However, victory simply wasn't in the cards for
Meyers during the second night of the event.Qualifying twenty-sixth, and running seventh in his both his heat race
and the B-Main event, Meyers would have to take a provisional and start at the
rear of the field.
With a finish of twenty-second, Meyers was
disappointed in the finish that he had on the evening.
"We struggled, plain and simple," commented
Meyers."I'm looking forward to moving
on, heading north and catching Daryn (Pittman) in points."
Coming up next for the Elite Racing team will be
the event at the Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City,
South Dakota, followed by The Duel in the
Dakotas on Friday, June 29th at River Cities Speedway in Grand
Forks, North Dakota and Saturday,
June 30th at Red River Valley Speedway in West
Fargo, North Dakota.
The WoO will finish their stretch with a trip to Cedar Lake Speedway in Wisconsin on Sunday,
All of the action from the Red River Valley
Speedway will be broadcast on ESPN2 on Sunday, July 1st from
12:30-1:30 p.m. EST.
You can also catch all of the action from Black
Hills, River Cities
and Cedar Lake live on the Dirt Radio Network at www.dirtvision.com, beginning all three
nights at 8:00 pm, EST.
Jason Meyers and the Elite Racing team travel
full-time on the WoO sprint car tour with support from Elite Landscaping, Primerica
Financial, GLR Investments, Team Worldwide, Carbon Raptor, Ridgeline Framing,
Maxim Chassis and Garrett Racing Engines, among many other supporters.
Maxim Racing is the only domestic sprint car
chassis manufacturer to offer a guarantee with their chassis, realizing that in
a competitive arena, one opportunity is all you have to succeed. Dedicated to the
success of their customers, they strive to exceed every expectation of quality,
performance and service. Your commitment to Maxim is their guarantee to you,
which is: Buy a Maxim. Race the car three races, if you don't like the car for
any reason return the car without damage, and Maxim will refund all your money
or build you a new car.
For more information on Jason Meyers and the
Elite Racing team, please visit www.jasonmeyers.com or www.worldofoutlaws.com