CONCORD, N.C. — Jason Meyers survived a calamitous 30 laps to claim the opening night of the World of Outlaws World Finals Friday at The Dirt Track @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
Meyers led Donny Schatz, Danny Lasoski, Craig Dollansky and Fred Rahmer to the finish and narrowed the gap between he and Schatz for the series title to 25 points with just Saturday’s finale to determine the 2009 champion.
Meyers’s second victory at The Dirt Track came in a wild feature that saw multiple flips and took more than an hour to complete
“One more night to go,” Meyers said. “I am proud of this entire team and everyone that works so hard on it. To get a win here at Lowe’s was great and come tomorrow night, whether we win the championship or not, to get another win for this team is great. This team had a great year and we are really looking forward to 2010.”
Scott Bloomquist won a hard-fought battle over Earl Pearson, Jr. to triumph in the 50-lap late model feature, his sixth at the four-tenths-mile clay oval.
Like in the sprint car series, the fight for the late model crown will go down to the wire in Saturday’s finale. With a fifth-place finish, Thursday night winner Josh Richards claimed the point lead over 2007 series champion Steve Francis by four points.