Sweeping the Memorial Day Weekend King of the West events at the Thunderbowl in Tulare, CA in May, Jason Meyers looked to be well on his way to a KWS season sweep at the track until a lap 23 flat tire forced him to the work area, and ‘Hotfoot’ finished in the 10th spot.
“We had a very fast racecar all night, but unfortunately we had some bad luck,” Meyers said. “My guys worked hard all night, and we really had a car to win the race.”
With 28 cars on hand, Meyers timed the Corporate Lending Investments/Tarlton and Son/Bandy and Associates No.21M in ninth fastest, putting him on the front row of his heat race.
In a heat race that was very tough to see based on a dust storm that swarmed the area, Meyers was able to get the jump, and win the heat, putting him in the all-important Dash.
Lining up in the sixth spot for the Dash, the Clovis, CA drier was able to make some moves, and earn a second place finish, putting him on the outside of the front row, the preferred line to start the race.
The initial start saw Meyers power his way to the early lead, but just behind him ‘the big one’ took place, and the red negated the start as 10-cars had stacked up.
The second attempt at a start again saw Meyers get out front aboard his Pro Signs/BG Lubricants/All Star Performance backed entry, but the caution again waived negating the start.
The third start was the charm, and Meyers continued on business as usual, as he motored away out front, and ran the top of Tulare to near perfection fox six laps, before the next yellow flew for debris.
Again getting the jump, the two-time World of Outlaw Champion continued to set a pace, as the only thing that seemed to slow him down was numerous cautions.
Survivng a couple more stoppages, it was noticeable that Meyers had a left front flat tire under a lap 23 yellow, and on the restart, he fell to the second spot, as Bud Kaeding was able to slide under him.
With the caution waiving on the 24th lap, Meyers pulled into the work area, where he changed tires and restarted in the 12th spot.
The final six-laps saw Meyers work up into the 10th spot, where he would go on to finish.
“I hate it for my guys, but at the end of the day, we were able to roll it back into the pits with no damage, and on a wild night like it was, the whole team is fortunate for that.”
Tarlton Racing would like to thank Corporate America Investments, Tarlton and Son, Bandy and Associates, Pro Signs, BG Lubricants, All Star Performance, Winters Performance, XYZ Machining, Factory Kahne, Carillo Rods, Victory Valves, Kinser, Fel Pro, Bosch, Brown and Miller, and Astro Titanium for their continued support.
2013 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-19, Wins-3, Top 5’s- 4, Top 10’s-9.
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