Myers Benefits from Other’s Misfortune at Bowman Gray
 

Burt Myers celebrates his victory in the FOX8 WGHP 100. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) All that you need to know about Saturday’s racing at Bowman Gray Stadium: It was billed as the Night of Destruction at the track known as the Madhouse.
            After everyone else at the head of the pack ran into bad luck, Burt Myers of Walnut Cove was able to take over the lead and steer clear of any misfortune himself. He grabbed the checkered in the FOX8 WGHP 100 for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series.
            Former Sportsman Series champ Derek Stoltz of Walkertown drew the pole for the start of the Modified 100-lapper. It was the first ever Modified start for the talented driver and crowd favorite. Stoltz shot out into the lead on the initial start but was soon forced to pit due to his machine leaking fluid.
            Burt Myers took over the lead. “Derek was running a good race there, but he was just puking water,” said Myers. “I kinda laid back, and I was curious to see what was going to happen there. I knew if we got up front it would be ours to lose.”
            Myers then had to contend with the outside row challenges from brother Jason Myers of Walnut Cove, and Tim Brown of Tobaccoville was right there giving some hard shots to the bumper of Burt Myers as well.
            Burt stayed out front while Brown and Jason Myers duked it out for second. After several restarts, Brown gave a strong shot to the bumper of Jason Myers. As the 4 car of Jason Myers tried to steer back into the groove and Brown tried to avoid any spin, the two cars collided. Brown headed off to the pits. Jason Myers headed to the rear.
            Chris Fleming of Mount Airy moved up to the second place position, hoping to move past Burt Myers and grab the win. Fleming gave a few shots to Myers, particularly right after cautions – but Myers held the lead.
            “I was a little snug on restarts,” said Burt Myers, whose car performed better as racing continued. “We needed green flag runs.”
Myers won, with Fleming finishing second and Lee Jeffreys of Winston-Salem taking third.

Jason Myers (4) and Tim Brown (83) spin as they race through turns three and four. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

            In the Yates Grading and Paving Sportsman Series, Zack Clifton of Walkertown and Michael Adams of Yadkinville battled furiously for the lead in a display of racing prowess. A late bump from Michael Adams sent Clifton spinning. Adams went on to win, with Clifton retaliating after the fact by ramming into Adams’s car.
            Adams claims the racing tap to Clifton’s bumper was unintentional. “There was water everywhere. I was slipping and sliding. I was all over my brakes – it was locking the rear up going into one down here. I could not stop,” said Adams.
            The second 20-lapper was just as wild. John Holleman of Winston-Salem led for the bulk of the race. Robbie Brewer of Winston-Salem gradually made his way up from ninth to second. The two racers have tangled before, so it wasn’t a surprise to the crowd when a stiff shot from Brewer sent Holleman spinning out of the lead. Holleman retaliated in turn, damaging Brewer’s machine. Billy Gregg of Lexington took advantage of the opening to slip in and grab the win.
            Taylor Robbins of Winston-Salem claimed the checkered for the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series, her second career win. In the McDowell Heating & Air Stadium Stock Series, A.J. Sanders of Mocksville and Chris Allison of Mocksville each won a 15-lapper.
                

 

Race Results

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series
FOX8 WGHP 100: 100 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

2

16

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

3

77

Lee Jeffreys

Winston-Salem, NC

4

53

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

5

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

6

87

Mike Speeney

King, NC

7

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

8

22

Jonathan Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

9

27

Joe Ryan Osborne

Kannapolis,NC

10

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

11

18

Daniel Yates

Lexington, NC

12

04

Brandon Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

13

26

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

14

44

Andy Jankowiak

Buffalo, NY

15

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

16

83

Tim Brown

Tobaccoville, NC

17

2

Joseph Brown

Lewisville, NC

18

79

James Civali

Meridan, CT

19

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

20

01

Jimmy Wallace

Lexington, NC

21

75

Al Hill

Jonesville, NC

22

19

Ryan Nelson

Winston-Salem, NC

23

40

Mike Norman

Lewisville, NC

24

14

Jason Tutterow

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Yates Grading & Paving Sportsman Series
1st Sportsman race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

0

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

2

21

Tommy Neal

Rural Hall, NC

3

28

Billy Gregg

Lexington, NC

4

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

5

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

6

7

Dylan Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

7

81

Zack Clifton

Belews Creek, NC

8

75

Andrew Durham

Winston-Salem, NC

9

55

Zack Ore

Winston-Salem, NC

10

07

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

11

70

Tony Black

Winston-Salem, NC

12

4

John Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

13

41

Frank Fritts

Kernersville, NC

14

14

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

15

18

Justin Taylor

King, NC

16

71

D.J. Moore

Walnut Cove, NC

17

91

Phillip Faircloth

Winston-Salem, NC

18

19

Rob Dixon

Winston-Salem, NC

19

47

Terry Thompson

Winston-Salem, NC

2nd Sportsman race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

28

Billy Gregg

Lexington, NC

2

07

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

3

70

Tony Black

Winston-Salem, NC

4

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

5

0

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

6

18

Justin Taylor

King, NC

7

14

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

8

41

Frank Fritts

Kernersville, NC

9

71

D.J. Moore

Walnut Cove, NC

10

21

Tommy Neal

Rural Hall, NC

11

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

12

4

John Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

13

91

Phillip Faircloth

Winston-Salem, NC

14

7

Dylan Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

15

55

Zack Ore

Winston-Salem, NC

16

19

Rob Dixon

Winston-Salem, NC

17

75

Andrew Durham

Winston-Salem, NC

18

47

Terry Thompson

Winston-Salem, NC

 

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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

40

Taylor Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

2

22

Brian Wall

Lexington, NC

3

12

Doug Wall

Pfafftown, NC

4

20

Derrick Rice

Kernersville, NC

5

50

Austin Edwards

Winston-Salem, NC

6

14

Aaron Hylton

Kernersville, NC

7

69

Gerald Robinson Jr

Winston-Salem, NC

8

16

Brad Lewis

Winston-Salem, NC

9

13

Kevin Gilbert

Mocksville, NC

10

1

Jasper Sumner

Trinity, NC

11

88

Nick Brill

Winston-Salem, NC

12

19

Tommy Zachary

Yadkinville, NC

13

67

Susan Kimel

Shoals, NC

14

09

David Creed

Ararat, NC

15

30

Blake Shupe

Mount Airy, NC

16

97

Jeremy Warren

Winston-Salem, NC

17

49

Phillip Jones

Lexington, NC

18

24

Chris Thomas

East Bend, NC

19

52

Fletcher Whaley

Advance, NC

20

0

Kirk Sheets

Hornytown, NC

21

10

Zach Linville

Kernersville, NC

 

McDowell Heating & Air Stadium Stock Series
1st Stadium Stock Race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

24

A.J. Sanders

Mocksville, NC

2

48

Junior Smith

Lexington, NC

3

38

Christian Joyce

Winston-Salem, NC

4

16

Stephen Sanders

Lexington, NC

5

81

Chuck Wall

Lexington, NC

6

10

David Hopkins

Winston-Salem, NC

7

77

Randy McElveen

Winston-Salem, NC

8

56

Tyler Burke

Winston-Salem, NC

9

62

Kevin Hedgecock

Thomasville, NC

10

68

Tyler Bush

Clemmons, NC

11

0

Carlos Clifton

Germanton, NC

12

74

Hayden Hall

Siloam, NC

13

88

Gene Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

14

29

Cody Arrington

Mount Airy, NC

 

2nd Stadium Stock Race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

01

Chris Allison

Mocksville, NC

2

02

Wesley Thompson

Advance, NC

3

8

Shane Southard

Yadkinville, NC

4

97

Bryan Sykes

Lexington, NC

5

76

Billy Cameron Jr

Salisbury, NC

6

40

Brandon Brendle

Winston-Salem, NC

7

09

Tim Evans

Clemmons, NC

8

71

Auston McElveen

Winston-Salem, NC

9

06

Derek Sheets

Walkertown, NC

10

6

Dale Patterson

Winston-Salem, NC

11

22

Adam Thomas

Winston-Salem, NC

12

78

Robert Mabe

Germanton, NC

13

27

Austin Cates

Tobaccoville, NC

14

1

Grayson Keaten

Mocksville, NC

15

14

Ken Bridges

King, NC