MEYERS PICKS UP HIS 5TH WoO WIN OF THE SEASON AT VMS
JAMAICA, VA (May 15, 2010) Jason Meyers and his team picked up their fifth win of the season in dominant fashion Saturday at Virginia Motor Speedway in the Third Annual Paul Sawyer Memorial. Powered by VP’s M1 Methanol, Meyers’ win was his 40 th career World of Outlaws A-Feature win, making him just the 12 th driver in series history to accomplish that feat.
Meyers started third and tracked down Joey Saldana on the eighth lap to move into second, before setting his sights on leader Jason Sides. Meyers took the lead from Sides on the high side of turn two on the 12 th lap of the 30-lapper and would lead the remainder of the distance to score his second career win at Virginia Motor Speedway.
"This team is what makes me good," said Meyers in Victory Lane. "There are so many people that work hard on this team I had a great race car tonight. This is a great race track, friendly fans and a beautiful facility. We just enjoy coming here to Virginia and look forward to next year."
The entire 30-lap event went green to checkers in just under nine minutes at the pristine half-mile before a very strong crowd. Meyers masterfully worked his way through lapped traffic aboard the GLR Investments KPC and was stout in open track as well.
"What a beautiful race track here tonight," Meyers stated. "You could run the top, the middle or the bottom, wherever you wanted to go. When you get race tracks like this, you get races like that. My hat's off to the promoter's and everyone here that gave us such a great race track."
Meyers entered the East Coast swing second in points, just three markers out of the lead, before falling to third after the two nights at Williams Grove. He remains third, but gained ground after setting fast time on Saturday night to earn five bonus points. He is currently 20 points behind Joey Saldana as that pair each looks for their first World of Outlaws title, though Meyers is not looking at points, but rather is focusing on winning races and being in contention to win races.
"It's a start," he noted of the win after the two tough finishes at Williams Grove. "It's a long season and you worry about winning races right now. This is what it's all about. We have had a great start to the season and we have a long ways to go and I'm looking forward to it."