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Meyers Caps Off Red Hot July with Autodrome Drummond Win 

Points leader earns third victory of 2011, 50th of his career

DRUMMONDVILLE, Quebec – July 30, 2011 – Jason Meyers has been a man on a mission in July, closing out the month Saturday night at Autodrome Drummond with his third World of Outlaws victory of the season. Since taking the checkers on July 7 at Cedar Lake Speedway in Wisconsin, Meyers and his Elite Racing Team have posted 11 Top 5 finishes in 14 events, including his three wins, to vault himself to the top of the championship standings.

“The month of July has just been awesome for us, and so has Canada,” said Meyers, of Clovis, Calif., who earned the 50th victory in his World of Outlaws career. “We almost got the win last night at Brockville (Ontario Speedway) but broke through tonight. We need to dedicate this one to Shane Bowers though. He’s new to our team this year and his grandfather was having some issues so Shane flew back to be with him during the Ohsweken (Speedway) race. We’re happy to say that Shane is with us here tonight and Grandpa is doing much better.”

Meyers started the night on the pole after winning the dash but it was Lucas Wolfe on the charge early as he took aim at his first win by leading the first five circuits before Meyers’ preferred line worked itself in.

“They watered the low groove so it took some time in the feature to get it worked in,” Meyers said. “Once it did and we got the wing pulled back and the fuel load off, the car was simply amazing.”

While Meyers ran away with the victory, the battle for second intensified as Steve Kinser began to challenge Lucas Wolfe in the latter stages of the 35-lap event. Kinser, a 20-time champion and last year’s winner at Autodrome Drummond, used lapped traffic to his advantage to work past Wolfe.

“Lucas and I had a pretty good little battle there going on,” said Kinser, of Bloomington, Ind. “Lapped traffic was key to getting around him. He had a good car tonight. We did too but the result wasn’t as good as last year’s.”

Wolfe remained upbeat after the race despite settling for the third-place finish.

“We have been running better as of late so to come home third is pretty good,” said Wolfe, the 2008 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year from Mechanicsburg, Pa. “We just want to keep building some momentum and the good finishes will hopefully continue.”

The night’s fastest qualifier and new track-record holder, Brad Sweet, raced his way to a fourth-place finish in relief of Joey Saldana. Brockville Ontario Speedway winner Paul McMahan rounded out the Top 5. After experiencing mechanical issues in time trials and his heat race, Craig Dollansky raced his way from 19th to 10th to earn the KSE Hard Charger Award.

The Outlaws next head south to Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway on Friday, Aug. 5, and then to I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Mo., on Saturday, Aug. 6, for the Ironman 55, the most grueling event on the series schedule.

AUTODROME DRUMMOND NOTEBOOK

SALDANA UPDATE – Joey Saldana, who sustained a broken right arm, broken ribs and a punctured lung in a crash during the Kings Royal continues to recover at his suburban Indianapolis home. He expects this week to have the cast removed that goes from his right hand to his shoulder. Later in August his ribs and lung will be re-evaluated. “I can’t really do too much of anything,” Saldana said. “My arm, I’m foreseeing it wouldn’t be an issue, you could probably race through the pain. But they won’t let me fly, I can’t do anything with my lung until they clear me on that. … It seems like every time things get rolling something stupid happens. You can’t just fix a lung. I’ve never been in this position. You usually break something and you fix it and go on. Well, you can’t just fix what I broke. I’m kind of in a weird situation.” Saldana is hoping to be at Bloomington Speedway on Friday night to watch his Kasey Kahne Racing team in action.

QUICK TIME – Brad Sweet was the night’s fastest qualifier with a lap around the 4/10th‘s mile oval in 13.606 seconds, earning five championship points. Sammy Swindell, Donny Schatz, Cody Darrah and Steve Kinser also earned qualifying points. It marked Meyer’s fifth Quick Time of the season.

WINNERS – There have been 39 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature events in 2011. The winners include: Craig Dollansky – 6 (Silver Dollar Speedway on March 12, Salina Highbanks Speedway on May 3, River Cities Speedway on June 17 and 18, Dodge City Raceway Park on July 1, Lebanon Valley Speedway on July 24); Steve Kinser – 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 11 and 12, Pike County Raceway on Feb. 25, the Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Lakeside Speedway on June 4); Sammy Swindell – 4 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 26, Merced Speedway on April 1, Tri-State Speedway on April 30, Knoxville Raceway on June 11); Joey Saldana – 4 (Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 3, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 19, Eldora Speedway on May 6, Beaver Dam Raceway on July 9); Jason Sides – 4 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Calistoga Speedway on April 2, I-96 Speedway on May 30, Dodge City Raceway Park on July 2); Paul McMahan – 3 (the Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 28, Belleville Highbanks on June 3, Brockville-Ontario Speedway on July 29); Jason Meyers – 3 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 8, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23, Autodrome Drummond on July 30); Donny Schatz – 3 (Attica Raceway Park on May 20, Princeton Speedway on June 25, Limaland Motorsports Park on July 13); Tim Shaffer – 2 (Eldora Speedway on July 15, Lernerville Speedway on July 19); Dale Blaney – 1 (Lernerville Speedway on July 19); Greg Hodnett – 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); Daryn Pittman – 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 13); Tony Stewart – 1 (Oshweken Speedway on July 27); Tyler Walker – 1 (Eldora Speedway on July 16.)

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World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Autodrome Drummond; Drummondville, Quebec; July 30, 2011

A-Main – (35 Laps) – 1. 14-Jason Meyers [1] [$10,000]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser [3] [$5,500]; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [2] [$3,200]; 4. 9-Brad Sweet [6] [$2,800]; 5. 83-Paul McMahan [4] [$2,500]; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell [8] [$2,300]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [5] [$2,200]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [9] [$2,100]; 9. 91-Cody Darrah [7] [$2,050]; 10. 7-Craig Dollansky [19] [$2,000]; 11. 63-Chad Kemenah [11] [$1,500]; 12. 6R-Bill Rose [12] [$1,200]; 13. 6-Kraig Kinser [13] [$1,100]; 14. 1Z-Jessica Zemken [10] [$1,050]; 15. 15C-Anthony Cain [16] [$1,000]; 16. 24K-Devin Caron [15] [$900]; 17. 3-Dale Gosselin [20] [$800]; 18. 8B-Alain Borgeron [14] [$800]; 19. X2-Curt Bradshaw [18] [$800]; 20. 8L-Benoit Lafleur [21] [$800]; 21. 29-Dick Spadaro [17] [$800]; 22. 11X-Jake Langlois [22] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Lucas Wolfe 1-5, Jason Meyers 6-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 7-Craig Dollansky [+9].

Qualifying – 1. 9-Brad Sweet, 13.606; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.739; 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.849; 4. 91-Cody Darrah, 13.875; 5. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.890; 6. 83-Paul McMahan, 13.912; 7. 63-Chad Kemenah, 13.972; 8. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 14.058; 9. 6R-Bill Rose, 14.085; 10. 14-Jason Meyers, 14.162; 11. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.287; 12. 1Z-Jessica Zemken, 14.355; 13. 6-Kraig Kinser, 14.453; 14. 8B-Alain Borgeron, 14.559; 15. 24K-Devin Caron, 14.966; 16. 15C-Anthony Cain, 15.012; 17. 29-Dick Spadaro, 16.092; 18. X2-Curt Bradshaw, 16.623; 19. 7-Craig Dollansky, -.—; 20. 3-Dale Gosselin, 15.784; 21. 8L-Benoit Lafleur, 16.572; 22. 11X-Jake Langlois, -.—

Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 14-Jason Meyers [1]; 2. 9-Brad Sweet [4]; 3. 63-Chad Kemenah [2]; 4. 91-Cody Darrah [3]; 5. 6-Kraig Kinser [5]; 6. 15C-Anthony Cain [6]; 7. 11X-Jake Langlois [8]; 8. 7-Craig Dollansky [7]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser [3]; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell [4]; 5. 8B-Alain Borgeron [5]; 6. 29-Dick Spadaro [6]; 7. 3-Dale Gosselin [7]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 1Z-Jessica Zemken [1]; 2. 83-Paul McMahan [3]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 6R-Bill Rose [2]; 5. 24K-Devin Caron [5]; 6. X2-Curt Bradshaw [6]; 7. 8L-Benoit Lafleur [7]

Dash – (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature) – 1. 14-Jason Meyers [1]; 2. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser [4]; 4. 83-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 6. 9-Brad Sweet [8]; 7. 91-Cody Darrah [5]; 8. 1-Sammy Swindell [7]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [9]; 10. 1Z-Jessica Zemken [10].

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Points Standings through July 30, 2011

Pos.

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5

Top 10

QT

1.

Jason Meyers

5232

3

23

32

5

2.

Donny Schatz

5180

-52

3

16

31

2

3.

Steve Kinser

5146

-86

5

18

30

1

4.

Craig Dollansky

5033

-199

6

17

26

1

5.

Jason Sides

5005

-227

4

14

26

3

6.

Paul McMahan

4999

-233

3

11

25

8

7.

Joey Saldana

4728

-504

4

16

23

5

8.

Sammy Swindell

4725

-507

4

15

22

4

9.

Cody Darrah

4661

-571

0

5

14

0

10.

Lucas Wolfe

4615

-617

0

3

13

0

11.

Chad Kemenah

4591

-641

0

2

9

4

12.

Kraig Kinser

4529

-703

0

2

11

0

13.

Bill Rose

4207

-1025

0

1

3

0

14.

Kerry Madsen

2970

-2262

0

3

10

0

15.

Brad Sweet

2680

-2552

0

5

11

2

16.

Ben Gregg

2648

-2584

0

1

1

0

17.

Sam Hafertepe Jr.

1876

-3356

0

3

8

0

18.

Daryn Pittman

1597

-3635

1

4

6

0

19.

Lance Dewease

1367

-3865

0

0

3

0

20.

Jessica Zemken

1325

-3907

0

0

0

0

 

 

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