After winning at Williams Grove Speedway what is Jason Meyers going to do next? Well in the immortal words of the 1980s advertising campaign, “I’m going to Disneyland.” The 2010 World of Outlaws Champion celebrated his 6th win of 2011 on Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway. After having the second night of racing postponed to next Friday night, Meyers will be celebrating his triumph with his family at Disneyland on Monday. While we wait to see who will be the victor of the 2011 National Open, it’s time to reflect on Elite Racing’s second win in a row at the immortal Williams Grove Speedway.
On Friday night at “The Grove” Jason Meyers’ #14 GLR Investments KPC, came off the truck like it had not been changed since his first win at the track in July. The night started off when the Californian qualified in the 13th position which put him on the front row of his heat race. Meyers then went on to not only win in his heat race, but crushed the field in the dash. Lined up on the pole for the feature, all Meyers had before him were 25 laps around the legendary 1/2 -mile track. On the initial start, Meyers jetted out to the lead, but the yellow flag would come out before a lap was completed. On the second start of the race, Meyers did not miss a beat as he jumped out into the lead again. Throughout the race there was only one car that could hang with Meyers and that was Logan Schuchart. The two left the field in the dust using the high line to their advantage. Schuchart tried a few times to get past Meyers in traffic, but each attempt was unsuccessful. At the half way point of the race, Meyers had a one second lead. With only 6 laps to go, Meyers closest contender brought out the yellow flag. On the restart, Meyers was lined up by Greg Hodnett. Choosing the inside line, Meyers drove out to a commanding lead quickly. As the laps ticked down, Meyers was untouchable. The 2010 champion crossed the finish line 3.251 seconds in front of Hodnett and Fred Rahmer. Going into the last 6 races of the season Meyers currently holds the point lead by 181 points over his closest competitor. “We love coming to Williams Grove Speedway. This is the home of our engine builder Charlie Garrett, “said Elite racing Co-Owner Chris Luck. “It means a lot to everyone on this team to win here. It was my birthday on Thursday, so this is a wonderful birthday present.” “I was surprised as heck when they pulled the front row in the dash draw for us,” explained Meyers in Victory Lane. These guys gave me a great race car tonight and I think we could have won from anywhere. Charlie (Garrett) told me this morning at the shop that he is not against winning two in a row, especially at Williams Grove. We got into traffic and I got to moving around a little bit and found a few lines that worked. Once we were able to get out of traffic, I was able to get the wing back and just go after it. My crew gave me a great race car and they never quit. They worked hard all night long. When they get the car that good, it really makes me look good. They are a big part of it.” “This is a special night for us. Shane Bowers who is a big part of our team, he is such an incredible guy and we are so glad to have him with us. He lost his Grandfather Sunday morning, after driving back from Lernerville to try and see him. Our hearts really go out to him and his family. He is such a dedicated guy and great individual. He’s just a great human being and my heart has been with him all week. This is for him and Grandpa tonight. It’s really special for us and one we’ll always remember.” “Winning an Outlaws race is hard and winning an Outlaws race at Williams Grove is really, really hard. We are really proud of this to do it here for Shane and his family tonight and all of our partners. There are so many people that help to make this happen. All the guys out here are tough and this is just great for this entire team to win here. My wife is out here tonight and it seems like every time she is here we win a race, so she is going to get a lot of air miles by the end of the year. It’s a family affair with our team and we always treat it that way and they are all here tonight. Thanks to all the fans. What a great crowd tonight. I know you like to see the (Pennsylvania) Posse win, but this is a special one for us too. Thanks for cheering for us.” Up Next After being postponed, on Friday night October 7 Elite Racing will be back at the Grove contending for $50,000 in the National Open. After winning two races in a row at the historic track, Meyers is a favorite going into this weekend. After the makeup race, the 2010 champions will be traveling to Rolling Wheels Speedway in New York on Saturday October 8. In his last five starts at Rolling Wheels, Meyers has four top-5 finishes to his credit.