Mother Nature has definitely not been the World of Outlaws’ best friend this spring. As the Elite Racing team loaded up and traveled towards Oklahoma, they had to dodge storms in the St. Louis area before getting the news that the racing weekend had been washed out. With the team needing valuable track time, it seems like rain has spoiled every attempt they have made the past couple of weeks.
“It was a major disappointment last weekend to travel all the way to Oklahoma only to have the race called due to weather, but the good news is all of the team was able to make it home for Easter with their families,” Meyers explained. “I never actually made it to the track, but from all the reports I have received from others I understand that Salina is a great facility and should be a great race. As of now, the forecast looks good and we are looking forward to getting some racing in next week.”
After the postponement this weekend, the debut of the World of Outlaws at the Salina Highbanks has been delayed until Tuesday, May 3.
New Fan Promotions Coming Soon
Thanks to April showers there has not been that much on track excitement, but soon there will be some online excitement in the form of fan give-a-ways on Elite Racing’s Twitter site and the Jason Meyers fan page group on Facebook. Up for grabs in the first round will be five autographed photos from Jason Meyers and Elite Racing’s historic victory in the 57th Gold Cup Race of Champions.
For a chance to be the winner of this prize, make sure you are following @eliteracing on Twitter.
On Saturday, April 30, the Elite Racing team will be packing up the #14 DDNi KPC and traveling to southern Indiana to take on one of the tightest bull-rings the World of Outlaws see all season – Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana.
In six starts at the 1/4-mile high banked oval, Meyers has four top-10 finishes. His best finish came in 2007 when he placed 3rd. Over those starts the California Champion has averaged a 10.2 average finish.
“Haubstadt is always a place that can be tough on the points race because it is really easy to get into trouble there which is probably why it is so exciting for the fans,” explained Meyers. “ For a small track you really carry a lot of speed and if things go wrong in front of you it gets real tight real fast and there is almost no way to avoid getting collected. In the past I have let this place get in my head, but not this year. I have vowed this year to conquer the bullring at Haubstadt in 2011.”