World of Outlaws titles on line
Saturday, Nov. 07, 2009
After two accident-filled features, Jason Meyers and Scott Bloomquist each found Victory Lane on Friday night in the World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track @ Lowe's Motor Speedway.
Pole-winner Meyers led most of the laps and won a Sprint Car feature marred by a number of wild wrecks. The victory was his second at Charlotte and ninth win of the season.
"As you can see here tonight with this race track, anything can happen here at Lowe's," said Meyers in Victory Lane. "And of course, when you're starting restart after restart and you've got a guy like Donny Schatz behind you, you know he's going to challenge you."
In Late Model action, Bloomquist scored his sixth win at Charlotte.
Bloomquist started the 50-lap feature in second place and battled with Earl Pearson Jr. for much of the race, until Pearson's engine failed on Lap 28.
"It's a fine art trying to figure out whether you want to really push and take a chance at tearing something up," said Bloomquist after the race.
"That cushion on this end was pretty tricky to work with, but the car was really great and it allowed us to move all over on the race track."
The point battles remain tight in each series with Josh Richards now leading the Late Model points by four over veteran Steve Francis.
In the Sprints, Meyers and Donny Schatz remain locked in a tight battle after finishing first and second, respectively.
The World of Outlaws World Finals conclude Saturday night with a full slate of racing action that will decide the champions in both series.
Tickets are available at the gate or by calling the Lowe's Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS.