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The National Open at Williams Grove Speedway a Big Battle for Jason Meyers
World of Outlaws racer Jason Meyers is second in points standings, just behind Donny Schatz as he chases his first championship title.
Jason Meyers and the Elite Racing Team are gaining momentum as they prepare for the World of Outlaw World Finals on The Dirt Track at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina
Tensions were high at Williams Grove Speedway for the National Open in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. “We were headed into the toughest track that we raced on all year and faced the toughest competition,” said Meyers. “But we had some great runs at Williams Grove this year and we had a lot of momentum going into the race.”
Jason Meyers is currently second in points heading into his next event in Texas, just behind leader Donny Schatz as he chases his first World of Outlaws Championship title.
Schatz holds the most impressive record of all Word of Outlaw drivers at Williams Grove Speedway. Meyers did not let that deter him and continued to improve at the one-half mile semi-banked clay oval.
Meyers was fastest in the 2nd hot lap session on Saturday evening. During qualifying the track began to slow almost immediately. Meyers circled in 16.729 seconds to come in 13th, just one position behind Schatz.
Meyers lined up on the pole of the 1st heat and won a qualifying position in the Crane Cams Dash. The Elite Racing Team driver charged high in turns 1 and 2 to take 3rd place, where he eventually finished. This put Meyers in 3rd position for the 30 lap A Main.
Meyers lined up for the best starting position in his career at a National Open Main event. Pole sitter Greg Hodnett set a blistering pace at the start and Meyers slipped to 4th place. Meyers and Schatz moved around the race track looking for a way to get to the front. On lap 16 Meyers used a run off to move past Schatz and take 2nd position. Unfortunately a red flag flew before he completed it and the pass was voided by officials.
On the restart Meyers slipped to 5th place. “I was struggling with a full fuel load,” he said. “It took me a few laps to get going.” As the laps wound down, Meyers moved back into 3rd position behind Schatz. Both closed in on the leader until the red flag flew again.
On the restart the top two points leaders in the World of Outlaws tried to find a way to the front. Meyers was close on the bumper of 2nd place racer Schatz and tried to make another pass. Schatz however was looking for a way around Hodnett. As the three exited turn 4 for the last time, it was Hodnett for the win, Schatz in second and Meyers in third.
The 3rd place finish was Meyers’ career best at the National Open. He only lost two points in the overall point battle for the championship.
The Clovis, California native uses K&N oil filter part number,
and K&N sprint car air box, part number
. “K&N filters are absolutely the best and that is why you will find them in every application within our team,” said Meyers. “We work hard to make horsepower and our K&N air filter allows us to protect our motors from track debris in the worst conditions.”
Meyers and the Elite Racing Team will next head to Rolling Wheels Speedway in Elbridge, New York to continue their chase for the World of Outlaw Championship. Meyers remaining races include the October 24 event at Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas and then the two night World Finals event in Concord, North Carolina on November 6 and 7.
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