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Jason Meyers Sweeps Sydney Speedway Lighting Fire to 2012 with Four Wins

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Meyers' 2011 win at Williams Groove was his second in a row at the speedway.
Meyers' 2011 win at Williams Groove was his second in a row at the speedway.
As a racer you learn real fast to let go of the stuff you can't control and move on, because in racing the amount of stuff you have no say over can be staggering. To have any hope at triumph then, you best tighten-up on things you can manage. Jason Meyers' procedure for keeping on his game is to reduce down time and keep racing.
K&N supported Jason Meyers kicked-off 2012 the same way he has his last two championship seasons, by keeping his skills sharp and winning in Australia
K&N supported Jason Meyers kicked-off 2012 the same way he has his last two championship seasons, by keeping his skills sharp and winning in Australia.


"I think it is very important to do some racing through the winter in order to keep in proper shape," Meyers told K&N. "You can work in the Gym all winter, but there is no way of replicating the G-forces that your body experiences in the car. We had a good run in Australia this season and we are looking forward to getting to Florida in a few weeks."

Who could argue with his procedure, as the results state all that needs to be said. Meyers and the Elite Racing Team completed 2010 and 2011 with back-to-back World of Outlaw Championships, and only seven days into 2012 Meyers and the team were already celebrating their third win at Sydney Speedway in Australia. Then in the week between races at Sydney Speedway, Meyers took on Archerfield Speedway, to bump any remaining rust off with some of his American rivals.

After doing battle with fellow Californian Rico Abreu in the early rounds of the 35-lap contest at Archerfield, and swapping positions with David Muir in the later laps, Meyers managed to wrestle an edge finishing sixth.
A win is always special remarked Meyers, but flipping, then fixing his car, making it through the B-Main and enduring a tough feature race, makes for a particularly sweet victory.
A win is always special remarked Meyers, but flipping, then fixing his car, making it through the B-Main and enduring a tough feature race, makes for a particularly sweet victory.


However, it's his return to Sydney Speedway the following Saturday that best illustrates the state of readiness Meyers and his team are in already. The sweetest road to victory is often the bumpiest and hardiest earned, for Meyers and Elite Racing that first potholed road to reward came during that weekend.

Meyers started the evening by timing in second behind Lynton Jeffery. Then, in one of those moments you have no control over, Meyers flipped with a second car in the heat race, forcing the team to rebuild his car in time to send him to the B-Main.
Each year the races in Australia continue to get more competitive as word gets out and more top American and Australia racers enter the field.
Each year the races in Australia continue to get more competitive as word gets out and more top American and Australia racers enter the field.


"We tore a lot of stuff up in a heat race down there and it was all we could do to get back out for the B-Main," said Meyers. "We had a lot of help from a lot of other teams in order to get ready in time. That is the impressive thing about sprint car racing, how everyone works together to get a competitors' car back into competition."

After winning the B-Main, Meyers lined up 21st for the main event. The two-time champion sliced and diced his way through the field, outlasting several cautions in the 35-lap A-Main. Once he made his way to the front, the Californian had to endure three more green-white-checkered flag restarts before taking the win at Sydney Speedway. This was Meyers' third victory at the track going into the Scott Darley $50,000 Challenge at Sydney Speedway. (Note: The Scott Darley $50,000 Challenge has been rescheduled and will now run on Friday and Saturday March 16 and 17).

Meyers added, "A win is always special, but to come from the B-Main after crashing, and then racing from the tail of the A-Main to the lead in 17 laps was a great night."

Meyers and the Elite Racing Team will head back to Florida on February 15th for the season opener at Volusia Speedway Park in DeLeon Springs, Florida. "We race two nights with the Allstar's and three nights with the World of Outlaws. Five nights in a row to start," laughs Meyers, "the Outlaws try to separate the men from the boys in the first week."

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