Myers and Crew Prepare for Two-Day Show at Bowman Gray
 

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) The fans may concentrate on the pass for the lead or the bump on the white flag lap. But drivers know that races are won and lost in the garage as much as on the track.
            Jason Myers of Walnut Cove and his crew were put to the test during last event’s twin 50s. They came away with the checkered for the second race – and now Myers turns his sights to this weekend’s two-day show.
            “We had a heck of a race car, but the first race we struggled,” said Myers. “I’m not sure what happened. We came over for practice this morning because we got the left front torn up last week in that wreck. So we brought it over here to make sure everything was still okay, and we ran great in practice. We ran super great this evening in practice.”
            “We qualified second. We were three hundredths off the pole and two tenths ahead of the guy in third, but the first race we just couldn’t get any grip,” said Myers. “We weren’t sure even what to do for the second race. We made a couple adjustments hoping it would make it better – and it did.”
            Myers slipped past Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem to win the second 50-lapper, attributing the victory to his crew. “I can’t thank my guys enough for sticking with me tonight. I gave everything I had for 100 laps tonight,” said Myers. “With this heat, it really works on you – really works on my guys. But thankfully, I was able to get a win tonight so we can celebrate all week long and bring some momentum back in here next week.”
            And the heat is just a small part of the issue. This weekend will be a two-day show at Bowman Gray Stadium with the Brad’s Golf Modified Series competing on Friday night and the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour battling on Saturday night.
            Several competitors, including Jason Myers, will be there both nights.
            “We’re going to have our hands full next week,” said Myers. “My guys have two races coming up next week and I’m going to work them to absolute death. But they love it as much as I do, and I can’t thank them enough.”
            Jason’s brother, Burt Myers of Walnut Cove, will also be competing both nights this weekend. But Burt will additionally have the championship at stake as he defends his points lead on Friday night.
            Burt Myers turned in a smooth performance last Saturday to hold on to the top spot on the points ladder. Tim Brown of Tobaccoville moved closer but still has a long way to go.
            In the Yates Grading & Paving Sportsman Series, Zack Clifton of Walkertown runs into some bad luck. He’s able to stay in second, but the gap separating him from points leader Tommy Neal of Walkertown grows wider.
            Derrick Rice of Kernersville finished 10th on Saturday in the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series. The mediocre finish cuts down dramatically on Rice’s points lead, with Brian Wall of Winston-Salem finishing second to make up a lot of ground.
            In the McDowell Heating & Air Stadium Stock Series, A.J. Sanders of Mocksville wrecked as he fought for the lead. His 10th place finish could have spelled disaster, but points challenger Billy Cameron, Jr. of Salisbury ran into problems of his own. Now only four points separate the two drivers.
            The points battles continue to heat up as the competitors look to this weekend’s two-day show at the Madhouse. On Friday night, it’s the Racing Electronics 100 for the Modifieds with racing for the Stadium Stocks, Legends, Bandoleros, and Classic Modifieds. Then on Saturday, it’s the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour battling in the Strutmasters.com 199 – with a Sportsman 100-lapper and racing for the Street Stock Division.
            Gates open at 6:00 for practice, and the first race begins at 8:00 PM on both Friday and Saturday. Ticket prices, directions, and more information can be found online at www.bowmangrayracing.com or by calling (336) 723-1819.



POINTS

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

1

Burt Myers

519

44

2

77

Lee Jeffreys

456

38

3

4

Jason Myers

454

46

4

83

Tim Brown

448

46

5

53

John Smith

437

45

6

04

Brandon Ward

378

30

7

5

Randy Butner

337

14

8

50

Michael Clifton

320

28

9

66

Ronnie Clifton

295

31

10

27

Joe Ryan Osborne

275

27

11

87

Mike Speeney

269

31

12

18

Daniel Yates

267

12

13

16

Chris Fleming

246

0

14

2

Joseph Brown

232

34

15

71

Dean Ward

221

34

 

Yates Grading & Paving Sportsman Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

21

Tommy Neal

510

43

2

81

Zack Clifton

486

33

3

07

Kevin Neal

471

40

4

0

Michael Adams

455

28

5

68

Robbie Brewer

448

35

6

4

John Holleman

447

25

7

7

Dylan Ward

443

48

8

28

Billy Gregg

399

43

9

55

Zack Ore

380

42

10

26

Michael Tilley

371

0

11

3

Jeff Garrison

311

0

12

86

Taylor Branch

224

41

13

70

Noah Triplett

185

0

14

12

Justin Taylor

184

0

15

31

Mike Robertson

152

0

 

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

20

Derrick Rice

488

32

2

22

Brian Wall

466

48

3

50

Austin Edwards

450

46

4

30

Blake Shupe

416

44

5

40

Taylor Robbins

372

16

6

19

Tom Zachary

366

20

7

97

Jeremy Warren

334

40

8

69

Gerald Robinson Jr

304

36

9

14

Aaron Hylton

300

12

10

13

Kevin Gilbert

298

34

11

0

Kirk Sheets

296

14

12

1

Jasper Sumner

292

18

13

12

Doug Wall

284

50

14

16

Brad Lewis

272

42

15

52

Fletcher Whaley

262

0

 

McDowell Heating & Air Stadium Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

24

A.J. Sanders

490

32

2

76

Billy Cameron Jr

486

36

3

97

Bryan Sykes

472

34

4

8

Shane Southard

450

44

5

30

Stephen Sanders

434

46

6

62

Kevin Hedgecock

408

38

7

06

Derek Sheets

390

40

8

02

Wesley Thompson

370

50

9

10

David Hopkins

364

24

10

81

Chuck Wall

346

48

11

38

Christian Joyce

330

42

12

09

Tim Evans

324

26

13

40

Brandon Brendle

316

28

14

71

Auston McElveen

308

30

15

22

Adam Thomas

306

42