Jason Meyers Captured His First World of Outlaws Championship in the 2010 Race Season

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Elite Racing has 3 World of Outlaws Feature Wins this season
Elite Racing has 3 World of Outlaws Feature Wins this season
After a whirlwind 2010 season, 2010 World of Outlaws Champion Jason Meyers knew his team had a tough path ahead of them if they wanted to repeat as champions in the premier dirt racing series in the world. But heading into the sport's biggest event, the 51st Knoxville Nationals, Meyers' Elite Racing team finds themselves in a familiar position; at the top of the points standings, and one of the favorites to win at the historic Knoxville Raceway this weekend.
Jason Meyers captured his first World of Outlaws Championship in 2010
Jason Meyers captured his first World of Outlaws Championship in 2010

"Our team never gives up. It all starts with a great maintenance program and an elite engine shop," Meyers told K&N. "Our entire team has done an incredible job keeping me in great equipment and finishing races. Our win category isn't quite where we want it to be, but we have run a lot of close seconds and sometimes a close second is better than pushing it beyond the limits only to find yourself with a DNF."

That perspective has Meyers 52 points ahead of former World of Outlaws and Knoxville Champion Donnie Schatz, despite just 3 wins to this point. Six drivers, including Schatz and the legendary Steve Kinser have more wins than Meyers, but his 25 Top 5's are 7 ahead of the next driver, and Meyers also leads the series with 6 Quick Time's. The team has really come on strong in the last month, giving them extra confidence for their Super Bowl.
Meyers and his Elite Racing team are looking for their first Knoxville Nationals win this weekend
Meyers and his Elite Racing team are looking for their first Knoxville Nationals win this weekend

"I am really excited about the nationals this week. For many years, I came here and had good runs, but the last two seasons have not been that way. We have a lot of momentum right now and we plan on using every bit of that to help us achieve our goals of winning a Knoxville Nationals title," Meyers said.

When asked whether or not winning a championship has put more pressure on his team, Meyers gave a double-sided answer. "Winning the championship has done both. In some ways the pressure of winning your first championship is gone, but then comes the pressure of backing it up. When you compete at this level, there is always pressure. There has to be, because that is what drives excellence, the pressure to be great."

Following this weekend's event in Knoxville, the Outlaws embark on the grueling Great Northern Tour, consisting of five races in four different cities over an eight day stretch. The series then calms down for the final two months, building up to the World Finals in Charlotte, North Carolina, from November 3-5. Meyers thinks his Elite Racing team has what it takes to remain on top and defend their title.

"I am very confident that we are capable of repeating, while at the same time being very cautious to not assume anything. We are competing against the best in the business and we have to strive to be better in every way in order to accomplish our goal of repeating the championship."

When asked about K&N Filters, Meyers noted that K&N's strive to be the best is a perfect match for his team.

"We have worked with the professionals at K&N for many years now and their drive for excellence parallels our team exactly. Our K&N products protect one of our most valuable assets from the harsh environments and abuse that encounter daily. From the road to the track, if it is in our fleet, it is protected by K&N."

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