Every so often, regardless of how sour things appear to be turning, how out of control the situation seems, despite it all, some people just can't help winning. Take Jason Meyers and his Elite Racing team for example at Tri-State Speedway in Pocola, Oklahoma. The team battled back from an uncharacteristic starting position outside of the top-ten, plus front and rear flat tires and they still managed to record their fourth A-Main victory of the season.
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
Meyers and Elite Racing dug deep to get their fourth win of the season
"The neat thing about sprint car racing is that you never really know what to expect, though when attending a race there is a pretty good chance that it is going to be exciting," says Meyers.
"The race in Pocola, Oklahoma was no different, however instead of witnessing breathtaking speeds and passes, fans saw a different kind of excitement, a dramatic kind if you will. The tricky part about Pocola was tire choice and only 15 laps into the race it appeared that many teams had chosen the wrong tire, including our team. Due to an abrasive track surface, the tires of many cars began to go away immediately and many teams were forced to the work area to repair flat tires. During the race, we had a flat left front tire and then flat right rear as well, and we wound up winning the race. I have never seen that happen before. It was a strange night that led to a dramatic finish."
With this win the K&N supported driver and his Elite Racing team were able to keep their streak of not finishing outside of the top-ten intact, and they continue to retain the World of Outlaws point lead. Meyers is now a single World of Outlaws victory away from becoming only the 12th driver in history to cross the 40 A-Main win mark.
Michael Jordan, feeling totally in the "zone," once took a free throw with his eyes closed and made the shot; we asked Meyers if he was feeling anything similar to that.
"I couldn't agree more. In racing, the zone is a peaceful place. The zone is where things become second nature and you are able to focus on the really fine details of outperforming the competition. Our team is definitely in the zone, and they are working together very well, which has brought on our recent success."
This coming weekend the Elite Racing team is heading to two tracks on which they have experienced success in the past. On Friday April, 16, they will run in Paducah, Kentucky, where they won last year and finished a close second in 2008. Then on Saturday, they head to I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri, where they have also won, and where some of the most exciting action in sprint car racing takes place, in the team's opinion.
"We are looking forward to the weekend and to keeping the streak alive," says Meyers. "Right now, World of Outlaw sprint car racing is as exciting as it has ever been, and we are thrilled to be part of the action."
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