Luck Changes for Myers, Smith at Bowman Gray
 

Jason Myers in Winner’s Circle receiving his trophy from NASCAR legends Darrell Waltrip and Mike Joy. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Saturday night at Bowman Gray Stadium showed that luck at the Madhouse can turn around quickly.
            Last week, Jason Myers of Walnut Cove was involved in a massive pileup that left his car damaged and gave him a 17th place finish. But this week, things changed: Myers qualified on the pole and led every lap to take the checkered flag for the first Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series 25-lapper.
            Defending Champion Tim Brown of Rural Hall started right beside Myers on the outside front row, putting Myers to the test on the initial start. But the #4 car of Myers was able to hold the inside lane and retain the lead.
            “I knew Tim had a heck of a race car. But I knew that if I could beat him on the start, I had a pretty good idea we could beat him in the race. I knew Tim wouldn’t do me dirty,” said Myers.
            After falling in behind Myers, Brown began delivering a few nudges to the rear bumper of Myers. Brown in turn was being pressured from behind by Jason’s brother, Burt Myers.
            Mechanical issues struck for Brown, and he began to fall back. That allowed older brother Burt to move up and nudge Jason Myers – and Burt didn’t hold back from trying to grab the win for himself.
            Jason Myers went on to take the victory with Burt Myers finishing in second. Joseph Brown of Winston-Salem brought home third.

Jason Myers (4) and Tim Brown (83) fight for the lead during the first Modified race. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

            Luck also changed for John Smith of Mount Airy. He spun in the first race and finished 12th, but a lucky “Madhouse Scramble” draw put him in third for the start of the second race. After a few mechanical tweaks between races, Smith was hard to beat as he passed by Steven Truell of Winston-Salem and Kevin Neal of Walkertown to grab the checkered.
            “We were way too loose the first race - and I messed up and spun it out,” said Smith. “They made some changes in between races that made it really good. I told them just tighten her up as much as you can.”
            Chris Fleming of Mount Airy finished behind him in second, with Steven Truell taking third.
            Saturday was also the Whelen Sportsman 100 – the longest race of the season for the Classic Muscle Sportsman Series. With the Midway Trailer Rental Double-File Restart Rule, a novel element of strategy was at work during each of the nine restarts.
            Derek Stoltz of Walkertown, Cale Gale of Mobile, AL, and Mack Little of Mocksville all took their turn at trying to unseat pole-starter Taylor Branch of Lewisville from the lead. But it was Noah Triplett of Tyro who claimed the lead, helped by the fortunate timing of a caution flag. Even though Triplett didn’t complete his pass of Branch, the caution came out as Triplett was a nose ahead of him – putting Triplett at the front for the next restart.
John Smith celebrating as he exits his car in Victory Lane after winning the second Modified race. photo by Eric Hylton Photography
            Branch unsuccessfully tried to reclaim the top spot through a few outside-row restarts. But on the final laps of the race, Branch began giving some stiff bumps to the rear of Triplett. He managed to get to the inside of Triplett as they both dashed towards the checkered flag in a photo finish. Once again, Triplett was ahead by just a nose.
            “I think that’s the most fun I’ve ever had driving a racecar,” said Triplett. “That was good hard racing there that whole time.”
            Branch finished second by a few inches, with Mack Little claiming third.
            Although Billy Gregg of Lexington took the checkered flag for the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series, he failed post-race technical inspection. John Holleman of Winston-Salem was declared the winner.
            Chuck Wall of Lexington and Jason Keaton of Mocksville each brought home a win in the Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series.

 

Race Results

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series
1st  Modified race: 25 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

2

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

3

2

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

4

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

5

83

Tim Brown

Rural Hall, NC

6

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

7

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

8

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

9

77

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

10

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

11

05

Tony Black

Lexington, NC

12

25

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

13

07

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

14

64

Steven Truell

Winston-Salem, NC

15

53

Danny Bohn

Huntersville, NC

16

16

William Smith

Mount Airy, NC

17

3

Danny Propst

Monroe, NC

18

75

Robert Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

19

80

Mike Speeney

Newton, PA

2nd  Modified race: 25 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

25

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

2

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

3

64

Steven Truell

Winston-Salem, NC

4

07

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

5

77

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

6

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

7

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

8

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

9

83

Tim Brown

Rural Hall, NC

10

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

11

53

Danny Bohn

Huntersville, NC

12

2

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

13

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

14

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

15

3

Danny Propst

Monroe, NC

16

16

William Smith

Mount Airy, NC

17

05

Tony Black

Lexington, NC

18

75

Robert Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

 

Classic Muscle Sportsman Series:
Whelen Sportsman 100: 100 laps


FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

70

Noah Triplett

Tyro, NC

2

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

3

76

Mack Little

Mocksville, NC

4

18

Kenny Bost

Lexington, NC

5

31

Ryan Nelson

Kernersville, NC

6

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

7

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

8

83

Cale Gale

Mobile, AL

9

28

Todd Tilley

Winston-Salem, NC

10

92

Kyle Southern

King, NC

11

3

Jeff Garrison

Arcadia, NC

12

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

13

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

14

09

David Adams

Yadkinville, NC

15

55

Zack Ore

Winston-Salem, NC

16

22

Stacey Miller

Kernersville, NC

17

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

18

11

Wayne Hill

Winston-Salem, NC

19

13

Luke Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

20

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

21

7

Dillon Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

22

21

Ryan Robertson

Winston-Salem, NC

23

26

Michael Tilley

Winston-Salem, NC

24

8

Bobby Reed

Clemmons, NC

 

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series
Street Stock race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

4

John Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

2

22

David Creed

Ararat, NC

3

21

Justin Taylor

King, NC

4

50

Austin Edwards

Winston-Salem, NC

5

77

Trevor Collins

Seaford, DE

6

12

Doug Wall

Pfafftown, NC

7

88

Evan Ingleston

Pfafftown, NC

8

23

Kris Hoots

Mocksville, NC

9

30

Blake Shupe

Mount Airy, NC

10

14

Aaron Hylton

Kernersville, NC

11

66

Whitney Clifton

Walkertown, NC

12

61

Richard Hoots

Mocksville, NC

13

11

Clifton Richardson

Mocksville, NC

14

20

Derrick Rice

Kernersville, NC

15

8

K.J. Stimpson

Lewisville, NC

16

92

Casie Doub

Germanton, NC

17

40

Taylor Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

18

00

Donnie Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

19

54

Dakota Ratcliff

Cornelius, NC

20

99

John McNeal

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series
1st Stadium Stock race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

81

Chuck Wall

Lexington, NC

2

26

Derek Taylor

Yadkinville, NC

3

39

Jimmy Absher

Rural Hall, NC

4

55

Tyler Burke

Winston-Salem, NC

5

40

Daniel Yates

Lexington, NC

6

7

Chris Allison

Mocksville, NC

7

29

Cody Arrington

Mount Airy, NC

8

13

Chase Hunt

Lexington, NC

9

49

P-Nut Vernon

Lexington, NC

10

86

Tyler Ziglar

Kernersville, NC

11

91

Coty Crews

Greensboro, NC

12

28

D.J. Allyster

Trinity, NC

13

78

Robert Mabe

Winston-Salem, NC

14

20

Ronald Moser

Yadkinville, NC

15

54

Jeremy Smith

Rural Hall, NC

16

5

Bobby Yountz

Clemmons, NC

17

00

Trey Phelps

Winston-Salem, NC

18

98

T.J. Cox

Winston-Salem, NC

2nd Stadium Stock race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

01

Jason Keaton

Mocksville, NC

2

60

Ted Mickalowski

Mocksville, NC

3

22

Jason Tutterow

Advance, NC

4

24

A.J. Sanders

Mocksville, NC

5

59

Shane Tuttle

Winston-Salem, NC

6

76

Billy Cameron Jr

Salisbury, NC

7

89

Joseph Swanson

Rural Hall, NC

8

8

Shane Southard

Yadkinville, NC

9

14

Ken Bridges

King, NC

10

10

Jacob Griffin

Tobaccoville, NC

11

62

Kevin Hedgecock

Thomasville, NC

12

79

James Allison

Mocksville, NC

13

4

Andrew Sanders

Mocksville, NC

14

6

Dale Patterson

Winston-Salem, NC

15

9

Robbie Shrewsbury

Walnut Cove, NC

16

70

Tyler Lalone

Thomasville, NC

17

58

David Beauchamp

East Bend, NC

18

44

Buddy East

Winston-Salem, NC