Two-time defending World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion Jason Meyers will be stepping away from racing following a 14-race “Allstar Appreciation Tour” during the 2012 season. Meyers, who turned 33 on Jan. 30, made the announcement this past week that he will be making the move in order to spend more time with his wife and two young daughters.

“This offseason has been like all the rest, filled with obstacles and challenges that force you to analyze your current position and also your short and long term goals,” said Meyers in a statement released on his team’s website.

“It is time for me to build a career outside of racing that will allow me to fulfill my commitments to my children and wife both financially and in person.”

Since making his debut at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in 2003, Meyers has seen great success. In 17 starts, Meyers has claimed four victories at the track, all of them at the season-ending World of Outlaws World Finals.

Meyers will begin his “Allstar Appreciation Tour” at Volusia County Speedway in Barberville, Fla., on Feb. 15 and end at the Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., on March 31.