Myers Flies from Rear to Front at Bowman Gray
 

Burt Myers and family celebrate for the second week in a row in Winner’s Circle – this time for winning the Kevin Powell Motorsports 100. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Burt Myers right now has one game plan for his season at Bowman Gray Stadium. As he puts it, “When the train is running, you ride it - because it’ll throw you off eventually.” And right now, the train is certainly running for Myers.
            Myers took the checkered in Saturday night’s Kevin Powell Motorsports 100 for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series, giving him two wins out of two races so far this season. But not only did Myers grab the win – he also won $3,000 as part of Bowman Gray Stadium’s Fans’ Challenge Award.
            For Modified 100-lappers, the top four qualifiers can choose to accept the Fans’ Challenge and start in the rear. If they then make it back to at least a fourth-place finish, they’ll win a huge cash payout. Myers qualified second on Saturday and elected to start in the rear for the chance to make a dash for the money.
            “As the day went on, and I got here - I just felt really good about it. They say go with your gut,” said Myers about the decision to start in the rear. “Everything just started pointing in the direction that we might could just do this.”
            Bobby Measmer of Concord and Daniel Yates of Lexington tangled for the initial lead as the green flag dropped. Measmer grabbed control and maintained the lead until Danny Bohn of Huntersville slipped by him during a double-file restart to take over the top spot.
            “The outside seemed really good,” said Bohn about passing Measmer. “I was able to get up enough to pass him, and I was sideways when I passed him - just up on the wheel. That’s what you have to do at this place.”
            But as Bohn was making his way forward, Myers was also skillfully using the double-file restarts to climb through the field. With about 20 laps to go, Myers darted by Bohn on the outside to take over the lead. Myers held on to win.
            “He just got a good start. I spun the tires a little bit,” said Bohn. “He had the advantage across the line. And once the guy on the outside has the advantage across the line, they can manipulate how much room you have getting into turn one.”

Burt Myers (1 – outside row) takes the lead from the outside as he passes Danny Bohn (65). photo by Eric Hylton Photography

            Myers was, of course, pleased to take the checkered – realizing that many factors all contributed to his feat. “Everything just seemed to play out in our favor,” said Myers. “I caught a couple breaks. I don’t care how good you are or how fast you are, without a couple breaks it’s virtually impossible. Especially on the next to last restart - I got clear, passed about three cars, and that was the move that helped us to win the race.”
            “Danny Bohn ran me clean and hard- and I’ll remember that,” said Myers. “He gave me the room, but he ran me hard. These nerf bars hang out there for a reason.”
            Bohn ended up finishing second with Tim Brown of Tobaccoville taking third. Brody Jones of Statesville qualified third fastest and started in the rear to also give the Fans’ Challenge an attempt. Jones caught some bad luck and finished 15th.
            In the Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series, Defending Champion Tommy Neal of Walkertown battled past Robbie Brewer of Winston-Salem to steal away the lead and take the win in the first 20-lapper. John Holleman of Winston-Salem claimed victory in the second race.
            Jeremy Warren of Winston-Salem pulled off the hat trick in the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series. He finished second in the season-opening race but was awarded the win after post-race technical inspection. Now, Warren returned on Saturday to grab another win – making him two for two so far this season.
            In the Law Offices of John Barrow Stadium Stock Series, Wesley Thompson of Advance and Chuck Wall of Lexington each won in a 15-lapper.
           

 

Race Results

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series
Kevin Powell Motorsports 100: 100 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

2

65

Danny Bohn

Huntersville, NC

3

83

Tim Brown

Tobaccoville, NC

4

79

James Civali

Davidson, NC

5

75

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

6

53

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

7

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

8

31

Zach Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

9

14

Bobby Measmer Jr.

Concord, NC

10

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

11

18

Daniel Yates

Lexington, NC

12

12

Mike Norman

Lewisville, NC

13

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

14

27

Jonathan Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

15

92

Brody Jones

Statesville, NC

16

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

17

7

Al Hill

Jonesville, NC

 

Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series
1st Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

2

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

3

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

4

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

5

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

6

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

7

4

John Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

8

7

Dylan Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

9

55

Zack Ore

Winston-Salem, NC

10

98

Billy Gregg

Lexington, NC

11

70

Tony Black

Lexington, NC

12

92

Kyle Southern

Rural Hall, NC

13

2

Joseph Brown

Lewisville, NC

14

6

Shane Tuttle

Winston-Salem, NC

15

11

Wayne Hill

Winston-Salem, NC

16

47

Jeffery Wood

Winston-Salem, NC

17

14

Terry Thompson

Winston-Salem, NC

18

1

John Wall

Pfafftown, NC

19

99

Corey Rose

Trinity, NC

2nd Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

4

John Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

2

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

3

7

Dylan Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

4

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

5

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

6

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

7

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

8

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

9

98

Billy Gregg

Lexington, NC

10

92

Kyle Southern

Rural Hall, NC

11

55

Zack Ore

Winston-Salem, NC

12

99

Corey Rose

Trinity, NC

13

11

Wayne Hill

Winston-Salem, NC

14

6

Shane Tuttle

Winston-Salem, NC

15

2

Joseph Brown

Lewisville, NC

16

70

Tony Black

Lexington, NC

17

14

Terry Thompson

Winston-Salem, NC

 

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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

97

Jeremy Warren

Winston-Salem, NC

2

22

Brian Wall

Winston-Salem, NC

3

99

Bryan Sykes

Winston-Salem, NC

4

30

Blake Shupe

Mount Airy, NC

5

14

Aaron Hylton

Kernersville, NC

6

02

Amber Lynn

Walkertown, NC

7

20

Derrick Rice

Kernersville, NC

8

52

Fletcher Whaley

Advance, NC

9

00

Donnie Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

10

69

Gerald Robinson Jr

Winston-Salem, NC

11

40

Taylor Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

12

2

Willie Wall

Winston-Salem, NC

13

88

Nick Brill

Winston-Salem, NC

14

1

Jasper Sumner

Trinity, NC

15

49

Phillip Jones

Lexington, NC

16

16

Brad Lewis

Winston-Salem, NC

17

08

Jake Creed

Dobson, NC

18

4

Spencer Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Law Offices of John Barrow Stadium Stock Series
1st Stadium Stock Race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

81

Chuck Wall

Lexington, NC

2

01

Chris Allison

Mocksville, NC

3

24

A.J. Sanders

Mocksville, NC

4

09

Tim Evans

Arcadia, NC

5

35

Johnny Baker

Randleman, NC

6

44

Doug Rembold

Harrisburg, NC

7

27

Austin Cates

Tobaccoville, NC

8

04

Josh Broome

Thomasville, NC

9

39

Michael Tucker

Winston-Salem, NC

10

76

Billy Cameron Jr

Salisbury, NC

11

69

Brandon Crotts

Winston-Salem, NC

12

6

Dale Patterson

Mocksville, NC

13

3

Kyler Staley

Reedy Creek, NC

14

68

Tyler Bush

Clemmons, NC

 

Law Offices of John Barrow Stadium Stock Series
2nd Stadium Stock Race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

02

Wesley Thompson

Advance, NC

2

13

Chase Hunt

Lexington, NC

3

16

Stephen Sanders

Midway, NC

4

8

Shane Southard

Yadkinville, NC

5

11

David Hopkins

Winston-Salem, NC

6

33

DJ Dean

Thomasville, NC

7

77

Randy McElveen

Winston-Salem, NC

8

71

Auston McElveen

Winston-Salem, NC

9

54

Justin Owens

Walnut Cove, NC

10

00

Daryl Bryant

Pilot Mountain, NC

11

14

Ken Bridges

King, NC

12

06

Derek Sheets

Walkertown, NC

13

23

Andy Spears

Lexington, NC

14

1

Grayson Keaton

Mocksville, NC

15

56

Tyler Burke

Midway, NC