Myers Gets Redemption Victory at Bowman Gray
 

Burt Myers smiling in Winner’s Circle. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Friday night at Bowman Gray Stadium may have brought frustration for Burt Myers – but redemption came on Saturday.
            The Walnut Cove resident took the checkered in Saturday’s Strutmasters.com 199 for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour. It was a welcome change from Friday night’s second-place finish after being passed by rival Tim Brown.
            “After last night, I was pretty disappointed - couldn’t blame anybody but myself,” said Burt Myers. “It doesn’t matter how bad the storm is if God’s in the boat with you. And blue skies shine tonight.”
            Pole starter Kyle Ebersole of Hummelstown, PA shot out to the initial lead and stayed there for 71 laps. Danny Bohn of Freehold, NJ pressured his bumper and slipped to the inside to make a pass on lap 72. Bohn then soared forward at the head of the pack and seemed the man to beat.
            After biding his time, Ebersole began to battle back on lap 148 to retake the lead. He was able to briefly take over the top spot, but Bohn was ready to dial up the aggression. Ebersole and Bohn collided on a restart on lap 162, sending both of them veering and allowing Burt Myers to dash into the lead.
            “One went this way, one went another way – and I saw daylight,” said Burt Myers. Myers then held off his brother Jason Myers to claim the victory. “To come home first and second in our home track is definitely a feather in our cap this year.”

Burt Myers (1) leading the way with brother Jason Myers (4) close behind. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

             The Yates Grading & Paving Sportsman Series had a wild 100-lapper on Saturday. John Holleman of Winston-Salem grabbed the lead away from Zack Clifton of Walkertown and held on for nearly 80 laps. But during a final caution flag with only two laps to go, Michael Adams of Yadkinville turned on the heat.
            Adams gave a good tap to the rear bumper of Holleman and then slipped inside to make a pass for the lead. “I gave him a little shot going in - didn’t want to turn him,” said Adams. “Just gave him just enough to get up underneath him, and then we had a good race to the checkered.”
            After post-race technical inspection, John Holleman, Billy Gregg of Lexington, and Tony Black of Winston-Salem were disqualified – making the second place finisher Tommy Neal of Walkertown.
            In the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series, Jamie Byrd of Mount Airy brought home the win. Jasper Sumner of Trinity finished second.
                

 

Race Results

NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour
Strutmasters.com 199 : 199 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

2

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

3

11

Andy Seuss

Hampstead, NH

4

74

Bobby Measmer, Jr.

Concord, NC

5

77

Gary Putnam

Vernon, CT

6

97

Bryan Dauzat

Alexandria, LA

7

70

Shawn Balluzo

Newport News, VA

8

33

Austin Pickens

Orlando, FL

9

14

Trey Hutchens III

Winston - Salem, NC

10

5

Kyle Ebersole

Hummelstown, PA

11

40

Danny Bohn

Freehold, NJ

12

2

J.R. Bertuccio

Centereach, NY

13

22

Kyle Bonsignore

Bay Shore, NY

14

28

George Brunnhoelzl III

West Babylon, NY

15

8

Dalton Baldwin

Dunedin, FL

16

15

Jeremy Gerstner

Wesley Chapel, FL

17

79

James Civali

Meriden, CT

 

Yates Grading & Paving Sportsman Series
Sportsman Race: 100 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

0

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

2

21

Tommy Neal

Rural Hall, NC

3

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

4

18

Kenny Bost

Tyro, NC

5

31

Ryan Robertson

Winston-Salem, NC

6

07

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

7

3

Jeff Garrison

Clemmons, NC

8

81

Zack Clifton

Belews Creek, NC

9

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

10

19

David Adams

Yadkinville, NC

11

71

D.J. Moore

Walnut Cove, NC

12

10

Justin Taylor

King, NC

13

26

Michael Tilley

Winston-Salem, NC

14

55

Zack Ore

Winston-Salem, NC

15

11

Wayne Hill

Winston-Salem, NC

16

14

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

17

7

Dylan Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

18

47

Eddie Collins

Winston-Salem, NC

19

41

Terry Thompson

Winston-Salem, NC

 

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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

7

Jamie Byrd

Mount Airy, NC

2

1

Jasper Sumner

Trinity, NC

3

22

Brian Wall

Lexington, NC

4

30

Blake Shupe

Mount Airy, NC

5

14

Aaron Hylton

Kernersville, NC

6

20

Derrick Rice

Kernersville, NC

7

69

Gerald Robinson Jr

Winston-Salem, NC

8

19

Tommy Zachary

Yadkinville, NC

9

13

Kevin Gilbert

Mocksville, NC

10

88

Nick Brill

Winston-Salem, NC

11

49

Phillip Jones

Lexington, NC

12

50

Austin Edwards

Winston-Salem, NC

13

16

Brad Lewis

Winston-Salem, NC

14

97

Jeremy Warren

Winston-Salem, NC

15

40

Taylor Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

16

67

Susan Kimel

Shoals, NC

 

East Coast Flathead Fords: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

99

Johnny Johnson

Tobaccoville, NC

2

4

Kenneth Tuttle

King, NC

3

14

Richard Wikle

Reidsville, NC