Last night the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series ventured north of the border to take on Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for a two-night battle on the 3/8 mile oval. It was a night of domination for defending champion Jason Meyers, who started his night off with quick time, a time so fast it shattered the track record with a blistering 12.653 lap around the Canadian track. Here is a rundown of how qualifying ended up.
Time Trials: 14, 15, 83, 5W, 11, 7, 9, 91, 63, 11EH, 7S, 6, 6R, 12, 39C, 38, 59, 1M, 16, 3, 5, 31, 44, 55, 9X, 33, 75, 27
Here’s a look at how the heat races, dash and Last Chance Showdown finished.
Heat 1: 9, 11EH, 38, 14, 5W, 6R, 16, 31, 9X
Heat 2: 7S, 91, 11, 15, 59, 12, 44, 3, 33
Heat 3: 63, 6, 83, 7, 39C, 1M, 55, 5
Dash: 83, 5W, 14, 15, 7S, 9, 6, 91, 11EH, 63
LCS: 44, 3, 16, 31, 55, 33, 9X, 5
At the start of the A-main it was the 83 of Paul McMahan and the 5W of Lucas Wolfe making up the front row of the 24-car field. McMahan stepped out with the early lead, but the 7S of Jason Sides was charging quickly from that fifth starting position to move up to the second spot to challenge for the lead. On lap five, it was the 7S at the point, but a caution on that same lap would put him back to the runner-up position for the restart. With less than a .002 second margin between McMahan and Sides, the battle for the lead was closer than ever. It looked as though McMahan and Sides were going to be the guys to beat in the 30-lap main event, but by lap 10, the 14 machine of Jason Meyers was showing his strength, moving his way around Wolfe and Sides to take the second spot. The battle between McMahan and Meyers was fierce, but it was the 14 who seemed to be able to run both high and low, and used it to his advantage to power around McMahan on lap 18. A caution the very next lap would bring the field back together again for a ten lap run to the finish. At the restart it was Meyers, McMahan, Sides, Wolfe and the 15 of Donny Schatz. The 15 didn’t look to be much of a contender for the first half of the event, but at the restart, he was showing his late race strength and closing in on the leaders. Wolfe was able to get around McMahan and looked as though he might have second wrapped up. But with two to go in the feature, Schatz had gotten up to Wolfe to take the second position and set his sights on Meyers. A late race caution with only two to go brought the field back to nose to tail formation for a two-lap dash to the finish, with all of the top five looking strong. At the restart, the green was quickly followed by the red flag after Steve Kinser ended up on his side following contact at the start. At the restart, it was Meyers, Schatz, Wolfe, McMahan and Sides leading the way. Schatz tried everything he had up his sleeve to get around the 14, but Meyers’ car was the one to beat from the start of the night. When the checkered flag was in the air, it was ‘Hot Foot,’ Jason Meyers who took his fourth checkered flag of the season, putting him 88 points ahead of Donny Schatz in the championship standings.
Here is a full rundown of the A-main finishers and an updated list of how the top ten in points is looking at this point in the season.
A-main: 14, 15, 5W, 83, 7S, 7, 9, 91, 6R, 63, 39C, 6, 31, 11EH, 11, 38, 44, 12, 3, 33, 1M, 55, 59
Points: 1. Jason Meyers (6,192), 2. Donny Schatz (6.104), 3. Steve Kinser (6,071), 4. Craig Dollansky (5,919), 5. Paul McMahan (5,904), 6. Jason Sides (5,855), 7. Lucas Wolfe (5,538), 8. Cody Darrah (5,451), 9. Chad Kemenah (5,397), 10. Kraig Kinser (5,390)
Tune in tomorrow for another full recap of night #2 from Castrol Raceway, right here at OneDirt.com!