Jason Meyers, of Clovis, California, and the Elite Racing Team, recently embarked upon their annual journey to Edmonton, Canada, where they would compete in the 410 class of the World of Outlaws series in the Oil City Cup and Commonwealth Clash.
Jason Meyers and the Elite Racing Team recently expereinced a win at the Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Canada in the 410 class of the World of Outlaws Series.
Jason Meyers resently set a track record prior to winning the feature at the Castrol Raceway, in Edmondton, Canada.
Arriving on the first night at the Castrol Raceway, Jason Meyers immediately got down to business in his number 14 GLR Investments KPC car, as he set quick time and established a new track record. Finishing fourth in his heat race, Meyers lined up fourth on the dash and worked his way to the third place position before the run's end. Starting in the third position in the feature, the driver was confident he was in an ideal spot to challenge his fellow drivers for the checkered flag.
"Castrol Raceway is a beautiful facility, and the track is known for great racing," shared Meyers. "We went out and set a track record on both Friday and Saturday night. Setting a track record does give you a lot of confidence," he continued, "but you also have to have everything else go right during the night in order to turn a track record into a win. Having Charlie Garrett horsepower on any race track is an advantage, and it is what helped us get a few track records this season."
Meyers said, "The dash draw really went our way, since they either invert the top four, six, or eight cars. Having the four car be a diversion did help. During the dash, I was able to feel out the track, and gained position. That set us up to start third in the feature. You want to move up as many positions as you can in the dash so you can have a good start in the main event," explained Meyers. "It's like you are essentially laying the groundwork for the main event during both the heat and the dash."
Lining up beside Donny Schatz in the thirty-lap main event, Meyers began to work his way to the front upon the waving on the green flag.
Although fellow driver, Jason Sides, got the jump and passed Meyers in lap one, he continued his quest for the first place position, and by the end of the fourth lap had already made it to the runner-up spot. At that point, the 83 car of Paul McMahan was the only obstacle separating him from the first place position. The 2010 Oil City Champion continued to pursue McMahan, and ultimately took the lead in lap eighteen. Although Donny Schatz challenged him in the final laps, Meyers managed to hold the lead, earning his fourth victory of the season.
"We had a really good start in the #14 GLR Investments KPC," recalled Meyers. "By the fourth lap of the race, we had cleared Jason Sides, who had started in the second position, and were starting to track down, Paul McMahan, who was the leader at the time. Donny Schatz got past McMahan, and had a shot at us on a late race restart. We were able to find a little more speed at the end of the race to pull away for the win."
Having led in the points race since July, Jason Meyers and his team believe that consistency is the key to continued success. "We have not had a lot of wins this season, compared to the past two years, but we've been consistent" explained Meyers. "This is why we are leading the championship."
"We have been trying to go out and win as many races as possible, but it comes down to those top-five finishes and staying out of trouble. If we are able to finish the rest of the races consistently this season, and stay out of trouble, the points will take care of themselves."
Referring to the importance of proper maintenance, Meyers said, "We have been using K&N's products since 1993. We use a variety of K&N products on our race cars and street cars. They make the best products on the market."
When asked what he enjoys most about the sport of racing, Jason Meyers said, "I just love competing. I love that thrill of the intensity it takes to win races and the focus you have to maintain to win championships."
When asked if there was a message that he would like to relay to his sponsors and fans, Meyers answered, "Thank you DDNI, GLR Investments, Media Tile, Allstar Performance, K&N and everyone who makes this happen. My guys just keep digging, and the results show that."
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