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Jason Meyers and Elite Racing Strike Gold at 57th Gold Cup Race of Champions

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The K&N sponsored racer crossed the finish line a mere 0.964 ahead of second place.
The K&N sponsored racer crossed the finish line a mere 0.964 ahead of second place.
"Winning the Gold Cup is by far the biggest win in my sprint car career to this point and also the biggest win for our entire Elite Racing team," remarked K&N sponsored sprint car driver Jason Meyers.
Winning 57thGold Cup Race of Champions puts Jason Meyers in elite company, as only three other Californian's before him have accomplished that feat.
Winning 57thGold Cup Race of Champions puts Jason Meyers in elite company, as only three other Californian's before him have accomplished that feat.


Jason Meyers and his Elite Racing team ventured to Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California recently for the 57th Gold Cup Race of Champions. Amidst a gathering of the cream-of-crop racers, Meyers pulled off a feat only three other Californian's ever had; in fact the last time that a racer from the golden state had won the Gold Cup Race of Champions was 21 years ago.

"Being from California, the Gold Cup has always been on our top five list of things we wanted to accomplish and it feels great to be able to put a check mark next to it. I had never realized that so few Californians had actually won the Gold Cup and it makes us very proud to be able to add our names to the list."
Winning the Gold Cup is by far the biggest win in his sprint car career to this point says Meyers.
Winning the Gold Cup is by far the biggest win in his sprint car career to this point says Meyers.


For his historic victory Meyers took home a $50,000 payday, along with the cup, and most importantly add his name to the racing legends who have won the Gold Cup.
In a wicked twist, the Gold Cup is actually crystal, and the Oil City Cup is gold.
In a wicked twist, the Gold Cup is actually crystal, and the Oil City Cup is gold.


Meyers started the race from the pole position. Lined up to his outside was Jason Sides. When the Green Flag was unfurled, Sides attempted to make a move to Meyers inside, but before it could be settled the yellow flag came out. On the restart, Meyers choose the inside line, and when the race resumed Meyers grabbed the lead on the first lap, and he never looked back. "Hot Foot" quickly opened up a two second lead by lap five.

"I felt that I had a pretty good line through turns one and two on the bottom, and then the top in three and four, but because we cannot see behind us, you just never know if the cars behind you are gaining on you or not," explained Meyers.

"My crew did a great job of relaying what was going on behind me on the caution flags and fortunately I was able to get a good start off of turn four on the bottom each time and hold off the challenges from McMahan. I really felt great in the car that night and was able to get into a rhythm right at the start. I simply just shut out everything that was going on around me and concentrated on making good laps."

Meyers and McMahan put on a show at the front of the pack in traffic. There were several breaks in racing action, but on each restart Meyers choose the inside lane, and then once the Green Flag flew the two would pick up where they left off.

The race ended with a green, white, checkered situation, and Meyers was up to the challenge. With a clear race track in front of him Meyers put the pedal to the gold-metal leaving McMahan and Steve Kinser to squabble about who would finish second. Meyers crossed the line with a heart-stopping 0.964 second lead.

Two weeks before winning the at Silver Dollar Speedway, in the oil capitol of Canada, Meyers and his Elite Racing team got busy getting a pre-taste of gold cup victory by winning another cup. Keeping with the goblet theme Meyers won the Oil City Cup at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Canada.

"When we rolled into Edmonton, I had a new idea on how we could make our car better, and right out of the gate, it started paying off. We have been very good at Edmonton in the past and we used that knowledge to better ourselves every time we touched the race track. When they dropped the green for the A-main on the first night, we instantly went forward. The win at Edmonton was our first after making some changes within our team just two nights prior, and it felt great to see the progress that we made," said Meyers.

With these two victories Meyers now finds himself only two points out of the lead for the championship. "We are very motivated going into the final nine races of the season to win this championship, just as motivated as we have been all season," commented Meyers. "

"The goal is to race the race tracks as hard as we can and see where the chips fall. We have the car, the talent, and the means necessary to win the championship and all we have to do is execute. We have to properly execute every move we make from now until the end of the season. The World of Outlaws championship is one of the toughest things in the world to win and we are ready to prove that we have what it takes!"

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