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Meyers Claims $50,000 to Win National Open at Williams Grove      

Series points leader grabs third win in a row; extends points lead over Kinser

MECHANICSBURG, Pa — Oct. 7, 2011 — It’s been said that the best way to protect a points lead is to win races. Jason Meyers did just that as he continued his winning ways by taking the checkers in the $50,000 to win National Open at Williams Grove Speedway. Meyers has now won the last three consecutive Outlaw races at the famed half mile oval near Mechanicsburg, Pa. and the past three races on the schedule.

“I’m not even sure where to begin,” said Meyers as he caught his breath in Victory Lane. “We wanted to win here for so long and now we’ve got three in a row. It’s a huge race to win, not only because of the prestige and the payday but because it’s in Charlie Garrett’s backyard. His shop is in Hanover (Pa.) and this is just a testament to just how strong his engines are. I knew I wasn’t going to get very many shots at Daryn (Pittman) and I didn’t want to see that late race single file restart but we made it work. We started fifth and won tonight which is very difficult to do here. Everybody on this DDNi/Media-Tile/GLR Investments/All-Star Performance team totally deserves this and I still can’t believe it.”

(Click here to watch a post race interview with Meyers.)

20 time champion Steve Kinser started from the pole position and led the first eleven circuits until Owasso, Okla. native Daryn Pittman but his #27 Leylands.com Maxim into the lead. Pittman would then blast away from the field until a series of late race cautions bunched the field up enough for Meyers to get within striking distance. On a double file restart, Meyers dove underneath Pittman in turns one and two but couldn’t hold the position. Doug Esh crashed hard into the wall moments later which set up a single file restart for the28 car field. Pittman looked to have the advantage initially but was reeled in by the 2010 Champion on lap 34 of 40.

“We just got beat tonight,” said Pittman, who won the spring World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at Williams Grove.”Jason and his entire time are really great and there’s a reason why they are winning a lot of races. I thought I had him cleared but I just made some mistakes. It’s pretty hard to swallow the fact that we just lost the $50,000 but we did finish second. There are two types of seconds; the ones you feel good about and the ones you feel like the win got away. Tonight was certainly the latter.”

Kinser would end up settling for third after battling with Justin Henderson late in the race.

“We weren’t quite as good as we needed to be tonight,” said Kinser, driver of the #11 Bass Pro Shops/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet. “We ended up blistering both rear tires and you hate to throw away such a good starting position. It’s just tough to lose a race where you led some laps like we did.”

Henderson would settle for fourth as Tim Shaffer rounded out the top-5. Sammy Swindell set Quick Time on the night and finished 25th in his bid to repeat as National Open champion.

The Outlaws now head north to the Empire State of New York and Rolling Wheels Raceway Park. The STP Shootout will see the series best tackle a 5/8th’s mile oval as the series winds down before the World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte.

WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY NOTEBOOK

WINNERS – There have been 60 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature events in 2011. The winners include: Craig Dollansky – 9 (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, I-55 Raceway on August 6, Skagit Speedway on September 2, Clay County Fair Speedway on September 16); Steve Kinser – 9 (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, River Cities Speedway on August 19, Huset’s Speedway on August 20, Antioch Speedway on September 12, Deer Creek Speedway on September 17); Jason Meyers – 7 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 8, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23, Autodrome Drummond on July 30, Castrol Raceway on August 26, Lernerville Speedway on September 24, Williams Grove Speedway on September 30, Williams Grove Speedway on October 7); Joey Saldana – 6 (Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 3, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 19, Eldora Speedway on May 6, Beaver Dam Raceway on July 9, Hartford Motor Speedway on September 21, Eldora Speedway on September 23); Donny Schatz – 6 (Attica Raceway Park on May 20, Princeton Speedway on June 25, Limaland Motorsports Park on July 13, Bloomington Speedway on August 5, Knoxville Raceway on August 13, Black Hills Speedway on August 23); Paul McMahan – 4 (the Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 28, Belleville Highbanks on June 3, Brockville-Ontario Speedway on July 29, Silver Dollar Speedway on September 9); 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); 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); Tim Shaffer – 2 (Eldora Speedway on July 15, Lernerville Speedway on July 19); Dale Blaney – 1 (Lernerville Speedway on July 19); Cody Darrah – 1 (Castrol Raceway on august 27); Sam Hafertepe Jr. – 1 (Skagit Speedway on September 3); Greg Hodnett – 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); Kraig Kinser – 1 (Cottage Grove Speedway on September 5); Kyle Larson – 1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on September 10); 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.)

TIME TRIALS– Sammy Swindell was the fastest qualifier around the half mile oval with a time of 16.175 seconds and earned five championship points. Also earning points were Jason Meyers, Fred Rahmer, Craig Dollansky and Justin Henderson. It marked Swindell’s Tenth Quick Time of the season.

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World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Williams Grove Speedway; Mechanicsburg, Pa.; October 7, 2011

A-Main – (40 Laps)

1. 14-Jason Meyers[5][$50,000]; 2. 27-Daryn Pittman[4][$12,000]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[1][$7,500]; 4. 35-Justin Henderson[6][$4,000]; 5. 83X-Tim Shaffer[17][$3,500]; 6. 30C-Lance Dewease[11][$3,000]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides[9][$2,700]; 8. 7-Craig Dollansky[14][$2,500]; 9. 51-Fred Rahmer[13][$2,200]; 10. 15A-Adam Wilt[10][$2,100]; 11. 15-Donny Schatz[22][$2,000]; 12. 83-Paul McMahan[25][$750]; 13. 9-Joey Saldana[16][$1,550]; 14. 48-Danny Dietrich[20][$1,200]; 15. 63-Chad Kemenah[18][$1,100]; 16. 6-Kraig Kinser[12][$1,050]; 17. 39-Greg Hodnett[8][$1,000]; 18. 1Z-Stevie Smith[21][$950]; 19. 2B-Dale Blaney[15][$950]; 20. 11C-Cory Haas[23][$950]; 21. 87-Alan Krimes[19][$900]; 22. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[27][$]; 23. 30-Doug Esh[26][$]; 24. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[2][$900]; 25. 1-Sammy Swindell[3][$900]; 26. 21-Brian Montieth[24][$900]; 27. 75-Nicole Bower[7][$900]; 28. 7L-Chad Layton[28][$]

Lap Leaders: Steve Kinser 1-11, Daryn Pittman 12-33, Jason Meyers 34-40

KSE Hard Charger Award: 83-Paul McMahan[+13]

Qualifying –

1. 1-Sammy Swindell, 16.175; 2. 14-Jason Meyers, 16.306; 3. 51-Fred Rahmer, 16.334; 4. 7-Craig Dollansky, 16.371; 5. 35-Justin Henderson, 16.372; 6. 2B-Dale Blaney, 16.419; 7. 9-Joey Saldana, 16.484; 8. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.493; 9. 83X-Tim Shaffer, 16.501; 10. 91-Cody Darrah, 16.505; 11. 27-Daryn Pittman, 16.513; 12. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 16.514; 13. 63-Chad Kemenah, 16.514; 14. 75-Nicole Bower, 16.522; 15. 87-Alan Krimes, 16.527; 16. 11-Steve Kinser, 16.538; 17. 39-Greg Hodnett, 16.547; 18. 15A-Adam Wilt, 16.553; 19. 30C-Lance Dewease, 16.556; 20. 6-Kraig Kinser, 16.584; 21. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.585; 22. 6R-Ian Madsen, 16.604; 23. 1Z-Stevie Smith, 16.615; 24. 93-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 16.623; 25. 20S-Derek Sell, 16.643; 26. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.655; 27. 11C-Cory Haas, 16.670; 28. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 16.681; 29. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 16.684; 30. 11E-Mike Erdley, 16.688; 31. O-Rick Lafferty, 16.691; 32. 3-Pat Cannon, 16.696; 33. 28F-Davey Franek, 16.700; 34. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 16.706; 35. 21-Brian Montieth, 16.708; 36. 69K-Donald Kreitz Jr., 16.709; 37. 92-Kerry Madsen, 16.715; 38. 2-Ryan Bohlke, 16.757; 39. 59-Jim Siegel, 16.783; 40. 19M-Brent Marks, 16.806; 41. 7L-Chad Layton, 16.825; 42. 30-Doug Esh, 16.834; 43. 83-Paul McMahan, 16.853; 44. 7M-Mark Smith, 16.864; 45. 16-Gerard McIntyre, 16.879; 46. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 16.881; 47. 20-Ryan Taylor, 16.891; 48. 71-Brian Leppo, 16.941; 49. 32-Justin Barger, 16.947; 50. 747-Davey Sammons, 16.971; 51. 89G-David Gravel, 17.025; 52. 19-Todd King, 17.032; 53. 8-Steve Petry, 18.439

Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 11-Steve Kinser[1] ; 2. 27-Daryn Pittman[2] ; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell[4] ; 4. 2B-Dale Blaney[3] ; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich[5] ; 6. 7L-Chad Layton[9] ; 7. 15-Donny Schatz[6] ; 8. 89G-David Gravel[11] ; 9. 69K-Donald Kreitz Jr.[8]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[2] ; 2. 39-Greg Hodnett[1] ; 3. 14-Jason Meyers[4] ; 4. 11C-Cory Haas[6] ; 5. 92-Kerry Madsen[8] ; 6. 3-Pat Cannon[7] ; 7. 9-Joey Saldana[3] ; 8. 30-Doug Esh[9] ; 9. 20-Ryan Taylor[10] ; 10. 6R-Ian Madsen[5] ; 11. 19-Todd King[11]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 15A-Adam Wilt[1] ; 2. 7S-Jason Sides[3] ; 3. 63-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 4. 51-Fred Rahmer[4] ; 5. 1Z-Stevie Smith[5] ; 6. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[6] ; 7. 83-Paul McMahan[9] ; 8. 2-Ryan Bohlke[8] ; 9. 28F-Davey Franek[7] ; 10. 8-Steve Petry[11] ; 11. 71-Brian Leppo[10]

Heat 4 – (8 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 30C-Lance Dewease[1] ; 2. 75-Nicole Bower[2] ; 3. 7-Craig Dollansky[4] ; 4. 83X-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 5. 93-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[5] ; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart[6] ; 7. 7M-Mark Smith[9] ; 8. 59-Jim Siegel[8] ; 9. D4-Danny Holtgraver[7] ; 10. 32-Justin Barger[10]

Heat 5 – (8 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 6-Kraig Kinser[1] ; 2. 35-Justin Henderson[4] ; 3. 87-Alan Krimes[2] ; 4. 21-Brian Montieth[7] ; 5. 19M-Brent Marks[8] ; 6. 11E-Mike Erdley[6] ; 7. 20S-Derek Sell[5] ; 8. 91-Cody Darrah[3] ; 9. 747-Davey Sammons[10] ; 10. 16-Gerard McIntyre[9]

Dash – (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 12 starting positions of A-feature)

1. 11-Steve Kinser[1] ; 2. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[3] ; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell[8] ; 4. 27-Daryn Pittman[4] ; 5. 14-Jason Meyers[7] ; 6. 35-Justin Henderson[6] ; 7. 75-Nicole Bower[2] ; 8. 39-Greg Hodnett[9] ; 9. 7S-Jason Sides[5] ; 10. 15A-Adam Wilt[10] ; 11. 30C-Lance Dewease[11] ; 12. 6-Kraig Kinser[12]

C-Main – (10 Laps – Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature)

1. 2-Ryan Bohlke[1] [-]; 2. 59-Jim Siegel[2] [-]; 3. 83-Paul McMahan[6] [$125]; 4. 19M-Brent Marks[3] [$125]; 5. 20-Ryan Taylor[9] [$125]; 6. 19-Todd King[13] [$100]; 7. 30-Doug Esh[5] [$100]; 8. 747-Davey Sammons[11] [$100]; 9. 89G-David Gravel[12] [$100]; 10. O-Rick Lafferty[15] [$100]; 11. 12-Lynton Jeffrey[16] [$100]; 12. 71-Brian Leppo[17] [$100]; 13. 8-Steve Petry[14] [$100]; 14. 7M-Mark Smith[7] [$100]; 15. 7L-Chad Layton[4] [$100]; 16. 16-Gerard McIntyre[8] [$100]; 17. 32-Justin Barger[10] [$100]

B-Main – (12 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 48-Danny Dietrich[3] [-]; 2. 9-Joey Saldana[1] [-]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz[8] [-]; 4. 1Z-Stevie Smith[5] [-]; 5. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[9] [$200]; 6. 92-Kerry Madsen[16] [$180]; 7. 3-Pat Cannon[12] [$175]; 8. 93-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[6] [$160]; 9. 6R-Ian Madsen[4] [$150]; 10. D4-Danny Holtgraver[14] [$150]; 11. 2-Ryan Bohlke[17] [$150]; 12. 20S-Derek Sell[7] [$150]; 13. 59-Jim Siegel[18] [$150]; 14. 69K-Donald Kreitz Jr.[15] [$150]; 15. 91-Cody Darrah[2] [$150]; 16. 11E-Mike Erdley[11] [$150]; 17. 28F-Davey Franek[13] [$150]; 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart[10] [$150]

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Points as of 10-7-11:

 

Pos.

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5

Top 10

QT

1

Jason Meyers

8191

 

7

37

51

10

2

Steve Kinser

7998

-193

9

29

47

3

3

Donny Schatz

7984

-207

6

29

48

2

4

Paul McMahan

7830

-361

4

20

43

10

5

Craig Dollansky

7765

-426

9

25

42

2

6

Jason Sides

7723

-468

4

21

39

3

7

Lucas Wolfe

7267

-924

0

7

24

0

8

Kraig Kinser

7178

-1013

1

5

21

0

9

Chad Kemenah

7103

-1088

0

5

18

4

10

Cody Darrah

6838

-1353

1

6

18

0

11

Sammy Swindell

6756

-1435

4

19

29

10

12

Joey Saldana

6605

-1586

6

21

28

6

13

Bill Rose

6366

-1825

0

1

4

0

14

Kerry Madsen

5226

-2965

0

5

19

0

15

Brad Sweet

5072

-3119

0

10

25

2

16

Sam Hafertepe Jr.

2879

-5312

1

5

12

1

17

Ben Gregg

2723

-5468

0

1

2

0

18

Austen Wheatley

2127

-6064

0

0

0

0

19

Daryn Pittman

1953

-6238

1

6

9

1

20

Tim Shaffer

1925

-6266

2

8

12

1

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