Deja Vu: Weather shortens Weekend at Williams Grove
by Elite Racing PR
MAY 16, 2011
Each time the World of Outlaws has attempted to race this spring, it is a little bit like the movie Ground Hog Day where the main character finds himself living the same day over and over again. The weekend began about the same way when the Elite Racing team made their way this weekend to Williams Grove Speedway for the Morgan Cup. And just like last weekend, the race was run on the first night, but on the second night of racing action the skies opened up canceling the race. The second night of racing may have left Jason Meyers and his Elite Racing team with déjà vu, but on the first night the Champion had a much better night than the previous weekend.
A not so freaky Friday the 13th
Some people see Friday the 13th as an unlucky day, but Jason Meyers and his Elite Racing team did not feel its wrath at Williams Grove Speedway. Meyers began his night in the 11th position in qualifying, but during his heat race a bobble took the Champion out of the dash. As a result Meyers would transfer to the feature, but he would have to start in the 16th position against the PA Posse.
In the early stages of the race, Meyers would battle with Lucas Wolfe for the 15th position. The two would trade the spot back and forth over the first five laps of the race before he took the position for good on Lap 8. On the 12th revolution of the track, a red flag came out as a result Meyers restarted the race in the 14th position. On the restart, another caution would fly and move the Californian up to the 13th position.
Meyers defended his position during the restart and began tracking down Chad Kemenah for the next position. The champion saw his chance on Lap 19 and moved up to the 12th spot. With five laps to go, Meyers was sizing up Sammy Swindell when the final caution flag of the night flew.
The champion used the final restart to his advantage picking up three positions, getting past Swindell and Posse members Donald Kreitz Jr. and Lance Dewease. Then on the final lap Meyers would move up to the 8th position when Brian Montieth slowed on the course. With round one going to Daryn Pittman and the PA Posse, Meyers would pick up his 11th top-10 finish of the season.
Morgan Cup Rescheduled
With rain spoiling the second night of racing action, the battle for the Morgan Cup was rescheduled. The unique PA Posse vs. Outlaw race will be ras when the World of Outlaws return to Williams Grove on Friday July 22.
Meyers qualified to be a part of the Morgan Cup Challenge by finishing 3rd in the National Open last fall. The top-5 Outlaws from the race and the top-5 Posse members will line up for a 12-lap grudge match to see who is superior at the Grove.
Twice as nice for Attica and I-96
For the second time this season Elite Racing will expand to a two-car team at Attica Raceway Park and I-96 Speedway. At both races this weekend Stevie Smith will be joining Jason Meyers in the #14s Allstar Performance KPC.
“It has been a goal of ours to turn Elite Racing into a two car team,” explained team co-owner Jason Meyers. “We have been working aggressively to get sponsorship to field a second car with the world of Outlaws Series. The purpose of fielding two cars for a few races this season is to get the ball rolling for the future. Our only obstacle right now is having the sponsorship to make this a two car operation. Hopefully Stevie’s performances in these select events we are running will build some interest and help us meet our goal.”
Up next for the Elite Racing team will be Attica Raceway Park located in Attica, Ohio on Friday night May 20. Then the following night the team will be traveling to compete at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan. Meyers has had success at both tracks. Earlier this season the Champion ran second in a weekly race at Attica. In 6 World of Outlaws starts at the track, Meyers has 1 victory and 5 top-5 finishes. At I-96 Speedway the Champion has won the two last events at the Michigan based track and after 5 starts there he has an average finish of 3rd.
“I am looking forward to this weekend,” Meyers stated. “I have had a lot of success at both tracks in the past and won at I-96 Speedway last year, so I am really excited to race there. I was at Attica a few weeks ago and I really cannot wait to get back there. So far the weather for next weekend looks good, so I am really looking forward to a rain free weekend.”