AKRON, Ohio (Oct. 17, 2010) - Two races remain in the 2010
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship struggle and, after
crisscrossing North America for the last eight months, the racers haven't
Jason Meyers leads the standings by 96 points over Donny
Schatz. Both Steve Kinser and Joey Saldana are within striking distance.
Decided? No, the whole thing is still up for grabs and will not be decided
until the first weekend of November in Charlotte, N.C.
Goodyear is the Official Tiremaker for the Series and is the
exclusive tire supplier for the two rear tire positions. Most teams use
Goodyear tires on the front positions as well. Goodyear offers a variety of
tread compounds for each event, allowing the teams to use a variety of
Schatz gained ground on Meyers by finishing fourth in the
most recent WoO race, won by Craig Dollansky at Tri State Speedway in
Saldana finished second at Tri State, followed by Paul
McMahan, Schatz and Dale Blaney. Meyers came home ninth and Kinser was 10th.
Meyers leads the standings with 9,019 points. Schatz has
8,923 and is followed by Kinser with 8,919 and Saldana with 8,901.
More information about Goodyear Racing is available at
www.racegoodyear.com. More information about the World of Outlaws is
available at www.worldofoutlaws.com.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Deux, zwei, dos, kaksi: it does not matter what language you say it in. Two may seem like a small number, until you have two items separating you from your goal. In the case of Jason Meyers and Elite Racing, they just have two races to wrap up the 2010 World of Outlaws title. This weekend Meyers crept closer to taking the title home with a top-10 finish at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana.
Meyers started his evening at Tri-State Speedway by recording the 9th quick lap in qualifying. From there, he went on to win the first heat race from the outside pole position in his #14 GLR Investments KPC. That would put Meyers in the dash and secure a top-10 starting spot for the Californian. Meyers would go on to start and finish 7th in the dash, putting him in the 7th position at the beginning of the night's feature event.
Beginning on the 4th row beside Kraig Kinser, Meyers would favor the inside line early in the main event. The inside line seemed problematic for the #14 DDNI KPC as three cars got past it before the first pause in racing action on Lap 5. On the restart, Meyers would be lined up 10th behind title rival Steve Kinser.
When racing resumed, Meyers would start trying out different lines. He first stayed low, gradually moving his line to the high side. While up top, Meyers would gain on 9th place Jason Sides, but could not make the pass. About 15 laps in, the inside line started to pick up steam and Meyers would lose two more positions.
At the halfway point of the 40-lap contest, Meyers was running 12th and moved back into the low groove to try to use it to get under the #63 of Chad Kemenah and Sam Hafertepe Jr. During the long green flag run, Meyers held strong.
With just 3 laps to go, the Yellow Flag would slow the frenzied action on the track. Meyers would restart 12th, but would pick up three positions when Steve Kinser, Chad Kemenah, and Sam Hafertepe Jr. were involved in an incident in Turn 4 with two laps to go. With a green-white checkered start, Meyers would retain the 9th place, finishing one spot in front of fellow title contender Steve Kinser.
Going into the final races of the season Meyers currently holds a 96 point margin over 4-time champion Donny Schatz. Steve Kinser holds the third position just 100 points out. With just two races remaining, Meyers has to finish 21st or better in both races to take the title home to California.
"Right now, we are not just looking for solid finishes in each race," Meyers commented. "We want to end the season winning both the race and title at Charlotte. We have a combination of 24 titles chasing us in the championship, so we cannot lay up. I believe we have a championship caliber team. I just have to go out there and bring home the title for them. Glen (Beaton), Brian (Bloomfield), and Sam (Mathews) have been doing an excellent job with the car this season. We are in very good position right now and are staying focused on the big picture and the ultimate prize, bringing the 2010 World of Outlaws Championship home to California."
Thursday, October 14, 2010
It is my great pleasure to announce that Neupert Raceway Park has received final approval, from Jefferson Township, to construct our much anticipated racing facility! The concept was born in May of 2009, and has manifested into quite an undertaking. Our first proposal township meeting was in July 2009 and we have been busy ever since. A total of 25 twp meetings and 436 days later, NRP can say we are close to bringing the community one more great attraction that the whole family can enjoy!
Our final approval meeting was on Oct. 11th 2010, and we just cannot believe the amount of supporters that attended and packed the township building. Without support from race fans like you, this dream would have fizzled out into a memory.
For those who don’t know, NRP is going to be a high banked, ¼ mile clay oval track, designed for smaller dirt track race vehicles such as Micro Sprints, Mod-Lites, Flat Track Quads and 4 Cylinder Compact Cars. We will be hosting these races on Saturday nights, during the summer. There is a high demand in western Pennsylvania for a race facility that supports these more economical race machines, and it is our pleasure to fully accommodate them.
Our construction date is not yet determined. After we receive our NPDES and septic permit, we are allowed to start excavation. As of now, our pending opening is still May of 2011.
On a more sincere note, I can not thank all of you enough for being the drive and determination of this project. I will strive to do my best and offer you the premier, small car racing facility in western Pennsylvania.
Brett Neupert, CEO
Brett Neupert, CEO
Neupert Raceway Park- NRP
138 Neupert Rd.
Cabot, PA 16023