Jason Myers Starts on Pole for Hayes Jewelers 200 at Bowman Gray
A new car comes together at the right time for the fastest lap.

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Jason Myers of Walnut Cove turned the fastest lap during Friday night qualifying sessions at Bowman Gray Stadium, placing him on the pole for the start of the Hayes Jewelers 200 for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series.
            Myers was pleasantly surprised by his own performance. “I really thought from practice laps that the 83 [of Tim Brown] and the 1 [of brother Burt Myers] were about a tenth of two better than we were. But when it counted, our car was good,” said Jason Myers.
            The #4 team feels they were lucky to even make it to the track much less to qualify on the pole. They’ve been working on a brand new car and have also been dealing with motor issues.
            “Our car is right out of the box. We got it from Troyer the last week in February – and it was just a bare chassis with a body on it,” said Myers. “We had to make all our brackets and do a lot of welding and cutting.”
            After running some NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour events with only one good motor, Myers didn’t have a lot of time to get his Stadium ride set up. “I put the motor in it last Sunday and we worked up until last night on it,” said Myers.
            Tim Brown of Rural Hall, last year’s defending Modified champion, turned the second fastest lap and will start right beside Myers. Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg will start third, with Danny Bohn of Huntersville starting in fourth.
            Myers’s game plan is simple. “Stay up front, take care of the tires, and be there at the end.” But that may be easier said than done at the Madhouse. “If the guy behind you is wanting to race, you’ve got to run as hard as you have to. You’d like to run easy, but you’ve got to run as hard as everyone else is running.”
            If Myers were to take the checkered, it would be his first time winning the 200-lapper. And with a brand new car, that could be the start of a powerful season. “It’s definitely a good feeling to be doing as well as we’re doing, and we know we’re going in the right direction,” said Myers. “If we got the car this good after just one day of practice, hopefully over the next few weeks we can get it even better.”
            The top ten competitors have their positions locked in. The remaining competitors have the option of requalifying on Saturday to determine their starting spots.
            Taylor Branch of Lewisville qualified on the pole for the 40-lap race for the Classic Muscle Sportsman Series. Now that the field is determined, competitors draw for starting position.
            Ticket gates open at 6:00 for practice. The first race starts at 8:00. For more information, visit www.bowmangrayracing.com.


QUALIFYING RESULTS

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series

April 26 Qualifying Results for the Hayes Jewelers 200.
The top 10 positions are locked in. Remaining competitors have the option of requalifying on Saturday, April 27.


RANK

TIME

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

13.446

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

2

13.456

83

Tim Brown

Rural Hall, NC

3

13.476

77

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

4

13.532

65

Danny Bohn

Huntersville, NC

5

13.545

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

6

13.551

22

Jonathan Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

7

13.570

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

8

13.582

25

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

9

13.629

28

Zach Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

10

13.655

04

Kevin Powell

Winston-Salem, NC

11

13.683

53

Andy Seuss

Hampstead, NH

12

13.707

2

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

13

13.715

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

14

13.751

20

Brian Loftin

Lexington, NC

15

13.780

05

Tony Black

Lexington, NC

16

13.789

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

17

13.800

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

18

13.809

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

19

13.815

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

20

13.817

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

21

13.874

75

Robert Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

22

13.894

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

23

14.103

48

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

24

14.118

64

Steven Truell

Winston-Salem, NC

25

14.355

07

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

26

14.461

3

Danny Propst

Monroe, NC

27

14.959

01

Brian Weber

Coram, NY

 

Classic Muscle Sportsman Series

April 26 qualifying results for Saturday’s 40-lapper to determine which drivers would compete.
Starting lineup yet to be determined by random draw.

RANK

TIME

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

14.860

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

2

14.952

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

3

14.959

83

Cale Gale

Mobile, AL

4

15.000

70

Noah Triplett

Tyro, NC

5

15.017

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

6

15.061

18

Kenny Bost

Lexington, NC

7

15.070

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

8

15.121

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

9

15.146

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

10

15.229

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

11

15.271

7

Ronnie Barron

Lexington, NC

12

15.319

11

Wayne Hill

Winston-Salem, NC

13

15.342

13

Jordan Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

14

15.394

22

Stacey Miller

Kernersville, NC

15

15.445

16

Joey Long

Winston-Salem, NC

16

15.480

9

David Adams

Yadkinville, NC

17

15.488

26

Michael Tilley

Winston-Salem, NC

18

15.509

28

Todd Tilley

Winston-Salem, NC

19

15.510

03

Kenny Mitchell

Winston-Salem, NC

20

15.713

92

Kyle Southern

King, NC

21

15.723

8

Bobby Reed

Clemmons, NC

22

16.826

00

Corey Skidmore

Winston-Salem, NC