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Meyers Gets First Outlaws Win

Jim Pedley | Managing Editor, RacinToday.com Saturday, July 9 2011

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Defending World of Outlaws champion Jason Meyers snapped a season-long victory drought on Friday night at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., and wound up on top of the series point standings at the same time.

Using his third consecutive front-row starting spot, Meyers earned the first victory of his career at Cedar Lake and took over the race for the season-long title. Meyers, of Clovis, Calif., becomes the fourth different driver this season to lead the standings, joining Steve Kinser, Joey Saldana and Donny Schatz.

“It really does feel like the first one ever,” said Meyers, who last won a World of Outlaws race in November when he clinched the crown during the World Finals. “It’s been such a long time since this team and I have been to victory lane but we’ve finally done it.”

Meyers started the 35-lap main event on the outside of the front row alongside Danny Lasoski and quickly charged into the lead on the first lap. Through numerous restarts, Meyers was good enough to maintain his advantage throughout the night.

“I found something in (turns) 3 and 4 that really helped my car get going on the outside,” said Meyers, who led all 35 laps in his DDNi/Media-Tile/Allstar Performance KPC. “Danny got pinned down to the inside a couple of times and that wasn’t the place to get going. We were really lucky tonight to have the lead so we had lane choice.”

Lasoski kept the pressure on Meyers and finished second, but knew getting past him was going to be tough.

“Jason just had an amazing car tonight,” said Lasoski, the 2001 series champion from Dover, Mo. “I knew I had to take care of my tires and wait for him to mess up but he didn’t. We had a pretty good battle going with Kerry (Madsen) there back and forth through the middle of the race. Overall, to come out here and run second for all of the folks that support us and stand behind us is huge.”

Despite suffering minor damage to the nose wing of his Maxim during the nights Dash, Steve Kinser charged his way forward throughout the feature to finish third in the Bass Pro Shops/J.D. Byrider/Chevrolet Maxim.

Madsen faded to fourth as the race wore on as Brad Sweet rounded out the top five. KSE Hard Charger Donny Schatz finished sixth and fell to second in the series standings by one point. Sammy Swindell, the night’s fastest qualifier, finished seventh with Joey Saldana in eighth.

The Outlaws are back in action again Saturday night at Beaver Dam (Wis.) Raceway as they gear up for the mystical Month of Money next week. Make sure to follow the series on Twitter @worldofoutlaws and on Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldRacing.

Notes

QUICK TIME – Sammy Swindell was the night’s fastest qualifier with a lap around the three eighths-mile oval in 11.226 seconds, earning five championship points. Paul McMahan, Joey Saldana, Brian Brown and Terry McCarl also earned qualifying points. It marked Swindell’s fourth Quick Time of the season.

WINNERS – There have been 27 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-Feature events in 2011. The winners include: Craig Dollansky – 5 (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); 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); 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); Joey Saldana – 3 (Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 3, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 19, Eldora Speedway on May 6); Paul McMahan – 2 (the Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 28, Belleville Highbanks on June 3); Donny Schatz – 2 (Attica Raceway Park on May 20, Princeton Speedway on June 25); Jason Meyers – 1 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 8); Daryn Pittman – 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 13.)

NEW ONLINE HOME – Make sure to check out the all-new WorldofOutlaws.com for the latest news and results, plus exclusive driver interviews, video and pictures. Also listen to every event live at DIRTVision.com .

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Cedar Lake Speedway; New Richmond, Wis.; July 8, 2011

A-Main – (35 Laps) – 1. 14-Jason Meyers [2] [$10,000]; 2. 33-Danny Lasoski [1] [$5,500]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser [8] [$3,200]; 4. 92-Kerry Madsen [7] [$2,800]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [3] [$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [19] [$2,300]; 7. 1-Sammy Swindell [10] [$2,200]; 8. 9-Joey Saldana [5] [$2,100]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [15] [$2,050]; 10. 13-Mark Dobmeier [16] [$2,000]; 11. 7-Craig Dollansky [13] [$1,500]; 12. 91-Cody Darrah [12] [$1,200]; 13. 6-Kraig Kinser [14] [$1,100]; 14. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [18] [$1,050]; 15. 59-Brooke Tatnell [20] [$1,000]; 16. 6R-Bill Rose [25] [$100]; 17. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [23] [$800]; 18. 63-Chad Kemenah [11] [$800]; 19. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [24] [$800]; 20. 21-Brian Brown [9] [$800]; 21. 17B-Bill Balog [21] [$800]; 22. 2B-Ben Gregg [22] [$800]; 23. 83-Paul McMahan [6] [$800]; 24. 24-Terry McCarl [4] [$800]; 25. 56-Davey Heskin [17]. Lap Leaders: Jason Meyers 1-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz [+13].

Qualifying – 1. 1-Sammy Swindell, 11.226; 2. 83-Paul McMahan, 11.233; 3. 9-Joey Saldana, 11.343; 4. 21-Brian Brown, 11.358; 5. 24-Terry McCarl, 11.368; 6. 63-Chad Kemenah, 11.378; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.389; 8. 91-Cody Darrah, 11.394; 9. 33-Danny Lasoski, 11.399; 10. 14-Jason Meyers, 11.406; 11. 11-Steve Kinser, 11.409; 12. 92-Kerry Madsen, 11.417; 13. 7-Craig Dollansky, 11.423; 14. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 11.461; 15. 6-Kraig Kinser, 11.474; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.481; 17. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 11.487; 18. 56-Davey Heskin, 11.495; 19. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 11.537; 20. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.548; 21. 34-Brad Barickman, 11.599; 22. 59-Brooke Tatnell, 11.610; 23. 17B-Bill Balog, 11.714; 24. 2B-Ben Gregg, 11.753; 25. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 11.820; 26. 1H-Kurt Davis, 12.445; 27. 6R-Bill Rose, 15.103.

Heat 1 – (10 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 14-Jason Meyers [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell [4]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 6. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [7]; 7. 7-Craig Dollansky [5]; 8. 59-Brooke Tatnell [8]; 9. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [9].

Heat 2 – (10 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 11-Steve Kinser [1]; 2. 24-Terry McCarl [3]; 3. 91-Cody Darrah [2]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [7]; 5. 83-Paul McMahan [4]; 6. 13-Mark Dobmeier [6]; 7. 17B-Bill Balog [8]; 8. 1H-Kurt Davis [9]; 9. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [5].

Heat 3 – (10 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 33-Danny Lasoski [2]; 2. 92-Kerry Madsen [1]; 3. 9-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 6-Kraig Kinser [5]; 5. 56-Davey Heskin [6]; 6. 2B-Ben Gregg [8]; 7. 6R-Bill Rose [9]; 8. 34-Brad Barickman [7]; 9. 63-Chad Kemenah [3].

Dash – (8 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature) – 1. 33-Danny Lasoski [2]; 2. 14-Jason Meyers [1]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 24-Terry McCarl [4]; 5. 9-Joey Saldana [6]; 6. 83-Paul McMahan [7]; 7. 92-Kerry Madsen [10]; 8. 11-Steve Kinser [9]; 9. 21-Brian Brown [5]; 10. 1-Sammy Swindell [8].

B-Main – (10 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 63-Chad Kemenah [1] [-]; 2. 7-Craig Dollansky [2] [-]; 3. 17B-Bill Balog [6] [-]; 4. 59-Brooke Tatnell [5] [-]; 5. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [3] [-]; 6. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [7] [-]; 7. 6R-Bill Rose [9] [$200]; 8. 34-Brad Barickman [4] [$180]; 9. 1H-Kurt Davis [8] [$175].

Jim Pedley | Managing Editor, RacinToday.com Saturday, July 9 2011
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