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Meyers gets fifth win of season in first ever appearance to Virginia Motor Speedway
May 25, 2008 - updated May 25th, 2008 11:22am
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Jamaica, VA. --

The first ever appearance by the Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series to Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, VA was everything it was billed to be and more as Clovis, CA Jason Meyers held off Daryn Pittman of Owasso, OK to pick up his fifth win in eleven races driving his Elite Racing #14 GLR Investments, Elite Landscaping, Primerica Financial, Charlie Garrett powered KPC.

Meyers looked untouchable from the drop of the green flag as here rocketed to the lead from his outside front row starting position to lead the first lap. As Meyers pulled away the battle for second on battle heated up. On lap 7 the races only caution came out for Tony Bruce Jr. who made heavy contact with the turn 2 wall. On the restart Joey Saldana rocketed to the outside of Sam Hefertepe Jr. to take over the third spot. Hefertepe battle back as the two raced side by side, swapping the position back and forth over the next seven laps.

On lap 16 Meyers and Pittman began working heavy traffic. Pittman got to the inside of Meyers out of turn four taking the lead at the line. Pittman’s stay at the top was short lived as Meyers wrestled the lead away on lap 18.

Pittman kept applying the pressure, looking for a way around the very fast Myers as they worked lapped traffic. Meyers was up to the task as he held off Pittman to record his fifth win of the season and extending his current point lead.

“What an exciting race, this facility is just awesome and the track was perfect. I was better with an open track; I struggled a bit when we were in traffic. We have worked awful hard to get to this point, and getting another win tonight and extending our point lead gets us heading in the right direction, towards a championship,” commented Meyers in victory lane.

Rounding out the top five were Daryn Pittman, Sam Hefertepe Jr., Jac Haudenschild and Joey Saldana.

In the Victory Lap Late Model 35 feature it was Anthony Kincaid of Hayes, VA and defending champion Austin Hubbard of Laurel, DE led with field to green with Hubbard powering around the outside to lead the first lap. That left Kincaid to deal with current point leader Stevie Long of Mechanicsville, MD for the second spot.

A couple of quick cautions closed the field on the back of Hubbard for the restart. On lap 4 Walker Arthur worked inside Long in turn 3 taking third in the process. Hubbard held a car length advantage over Kincaid and Arthur as the trio began to work traffic. On lap 9 Kincaid began to apply pressure for the lead as the two diced through traffic.

On lap 11 Long and Tom Cohick battled for fourth as Arthur looked inside Kincaid for second. Arthur finally took over the second spot on lap 13. The races third an final caution came out for a spinning Dave Savage in turn 4 and nearly took out the leader as Hubbard was able to avoid making contact and was placed back in his spot as the leader.

On the restart Hubbard and Arthur pulled away from the field as Ronald Cusic, Donnie Marshall Jr. and Stephen Evans raced three wide for seventh. By lap 19 Arthur began applying more pressure for the lead, using every inch of the race track to find a way around Hubbard.

Arthur was able to get the nose of his car under Hubbard but could never make the pass. With six laps to go the leaders began working heavy traffic. On lap 30 Hubbard stumbled in turn 2 allowing Arthur to get to his inside as the two raced side by side into turn 3.

Every move Arthur made it seemed as if Hubbard had an answer as he was able to hold off Arthur for the victory by a margin of .511 seconds. With the victory Hubbard became the fourth different winner in as many races.

Rounding out the top five were Walker Arthur, Stevie Long, Anthony Kincaid and Tom Cohick. Tony Buckler picked up the Thurston Spring Service Dirt Series Rookie of the race Award with a thirteenth place finish.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway returns to action Saturday May 31st and will host Thurston Spring Service Dirt Series Night at the Races. See the Victory Lap Late Model, Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified, New Generation Racing Sprint Car and Limited Stock divisions. Come experience the raw, pure excitement that is dirt racing!

Competitor gates for Saturday, May 31st will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 4pm. On track activities will begin at 7pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Friday May 9th: Victory Lap Late Models (35 Laps); Truckin Thunder Sportsman (25 Laps); Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps);New Generation Racing Sprint Cars (25 Laps); and the VMS Limited Stocks (20 Laps). All divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features.

Adult admission is just $10, Senior and Military $8, Students 13 –17 yrs old $7, Children 7 – 12 yrs old $4 and Children 6 and under free. The Speedway offers a Family Pack for two adults and two children 12 and under for only $20. Also check our website for discount coupons.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track affiliate, is a ½ mile dirt oval track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA in Jamaica, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and its 2008 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.



MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223



RACE RESULTS FOR PAUL SAWYER MEMORIAL presented by THURSTON SPING SERVICE MAY 1, 2008:



ADVANCE AUTO PARTS WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR 30 LAP FEATURE (23 CARS):



Heat 1 (10 Laps, top 6 finishers transferred to A-feature)

1) 8K-Chad Kemenah 2) 9-Joey Saldana 3) 2-Craig Dollansky 4) R19-Jac Haudenschild 5) 7S-Jason Sides 6) 6-Tim Shaffer 7) 20-Kraig Kinser 8) 42-Eric Keck



Heat 2 (10 Laps, top 6 finishers transferred to A-feature)

1) 14-Jason Meyers 2) 21-Daryn Pittman 3) 11-Steve Kinser 4) 5B-Chad Blonde 5) 24-Terry McCarl 6) 55-Kerry Madsen 7) 83-Shane Stewart 8) 4-Randy Kaylor



Heat 3 (10 Laps, top 6 finishers transferred to A-feature)

1) 5W-Lucas Wolfe 2) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 3) 15-Donny Schatz 4) 2L-Ed Lynch Jr. 5) 18-Tony Bruce Jr. 6) 5C-Chad Hillier 7) 81-Craig Folmar



Crane Cams Dash (8 laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature)

1) 21-Daryn Pittman 2) 14-Jason Meyers 3) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 4) 9-Joey Saldana 5) R19-Jac Haudenschild 6) 5W-Lucas Wolfe 7) 15-Donny Schatz 8) 55-Kerry Madsen 9) 2L-Ed Lynch Jr. 10) 8K-Chad Kemenah



A-main (30 laps) - Starting Position [#]

1) 14-Jason Meyers[2] [$10,000] 2) 21-Daryn Pittman[1] [$5,500] 3) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[3] [$3,200] 4) R19-Jac Haudenschild[5] [$2,800] 5) 9-Joey Saldana[4] [$2,500] 6) 55-Kerry Madsen[8] [$2,300] 7) 15-Donny Schatz[7] [$2,200] 8) 5W-Lucas Wolfe[6] [$2,100] 9) 8K-Chad Kemenah[10] [$2,050] 10) 2-Craig Dollansky[11] [$2,000] 11) 11-Steve Kinser[12] [$1,500] 12) 5B-Chad Blonde[16] [$1,200] 13) 24-Terry McCarl[18] [$1,100] 14) 2L-Ed Lynch Jr.[9] [$1,050] 15) 6-Tim Shaffer[13] [$1,000] 16) 7S-Jason Sides[15] [$900] 17) 83-Shane Stewart[19] [$800] 18) 20-Kraig Kinser[20] [$800] 19) 5C-Chad Hillier[14] [$800] 20) 18-Tony Bruce Jr.[17] [$800] 21) 4-Randy Kaylor[23] [$800] 22) 42-Eric Keck[22] [$800] 23) 81-Craig Folmar[21] [$800]



FAST TIME: Joey Saldana – 14.537 seconds, 123.822mph. (New Track Record)

Note: 20 cars bested the previous overall track record of 15.864 seconds.



Qualifying

1) 9-Joey Saldana 14.537 2) 83-Shane Stewart 14.585 3) 15-Donny Schatz 14.606 4) R19-Jac Haudenschild 14.619 5) 55-Kerry Madsen 14.643 6) 2L-Ed Lynch Jr. 14.654 7) 8K-Chad Kemenah 14.656 8) 14-Jason Meyers 14.710 9) 5W-Lucas Wolfe 14.711 10) 2-Craig Dollansky 14.716 11) 11-Steve Kinser 14.763 12) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. 14.841 13) 6-Tim Shaffer 14.860 14) 21-Daryn Pittman 14.892 15) 5C-Chad Hillier 14.896 16) 7S-Jason Sides 14.897 17) 5B-Chad Blonde 14.995 18) 18-Tony Bruce Jr. 15.023 19) 20-Kraig Kinser 15.080 20) 24-Terry McCarl 15.285 21) 81-Craig Folmar 16.340 22) 42-Eric Keck 17.441 23) 4-Randy Kaylor 18.149





VICTORY LAP LATE MODEL 35 LAP FEATURE (21 CARS):

A-Main 01 -- 1. Austin Hubbard, Laurel, Del.; 2. Walker Arthur, Forest; 3. Stevie Long, Mechanicsville, Md.; 4. Anthony Kincaid, Hayes; 5. Tom Cohick, Gloucester; 6. Ronald Cusic, California, Md.; 7. Stephen Evans, Tyner, N.C.; 8. Donnie Marshall Jr., Gloucester; 9. Joe Bounds, Partlow; 10. Brett Royal, Owings, Md.; 11. Tyler Bailey, Chesterfield; 12. Chris Stacy, Spotsylvania; 13. Tony Buckler, King George; 14. Brandon Long, Mechanicsville, Md.; 15. Ben Bowie, Brandywine, Md.; 16. Kevin Atkins, Louisa; 17. Scott Adams, Chester; 18. Dave Savage, Mattaponi; 19. Matt Morgan, Hughesville, Md.; 20. Brad Rigdon, Chesapeake; 21. David Parker, Powhatan.



FAST TIME: Walker Arthur – 18.759 seconds, 95.954mph.


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