Jason Meyers and the Elite Racing Team joined veteran American Sprint Car Series
(ASCS) owner Jeff McCall and picked up his first ASCS Short Track Nationals
victory at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Jason Meyer's wins ASCS Short Track Nationals
McCall supplied Meyers with a Charlie Garrett 360 power plant to
run a completely different format. Meyers ran more than eighty races in 2007
with the World of Outlaws, but the Short Track Nationals are run without giving
the teams a pair of single-car qualifying laps.
Teams run a heat race and earn passing points. From there they are slotted into
a second set of heat races to eventually place into the feature events. All
racers earn points throughout the night.
During the heat, Meyers struggled and finished in fourth place. The pit crew
made changes to the car and sent him back to line up in seventh place in the
25-lap preliminary A-main event.
Meyers had to finish third or better to be locked into the next night’s 40-lap
A-main event. He worked his way forward and took third place which also gave him
a shot in the main and the Dash. “Our car was off a bit in the first heat, but
the guys got it where it needed to be,” he said. “The track was great, it was
fast.” A fourth place starting position worked out well, and by turn two of the
first lap, he took lead in the Dash, eventually winning it.
In the 40-lap A-main, Meyers took the lead coming off turn four and never looked
back for the win and a $20,000 purse. “We have grown to rely on our K&N
Engineering products to get us through every race and they were instrumental in
putting us in victory lane,” he said. “We were fast and when you combine the K&N
products with the Charlie Garrett motors, we were unbeatable.”
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