Myers and Civali Grab Season-Changing Wins at Bowman Gray
 

Jason Myers celebrating in Winner’s Circle after winning the first Modified Race. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Sometimes, Victory Lane can be fickle at Bowman Gray Stadium. A race team may work tirelessly and not be rewarded with the checkered. But then suddenly luck can change, giving teams a boost of morale and much needed momentum as the season rages on.
            Jason Myers of Walnut Cove certainly started off his 2017 with a continued streak of bad fortune. “We’ve been struggling this year, but it’s not from a lack of hard work. My guys have been killing themselves,” said Myers. “We just keep running into problems: motor issues, alternator issues, battery issues – it’s just one thing after another.”
            “But we made some adjustments last week that really got the car good – then we had some motor issues. I think we got all that straightened out, and tonight we got a good lap qualifying,” said Myers.
            The #4 car of Jason Myers qualified on the pole and grabbed the lead on the initial start with Brandon Ward of Winston-Salem on the outside. Then, Myers held off Tim Brown of Tobaccoville to take the checkered in the first 25-lapper for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series. “Those 25-lappers are all about the first start and running hard for 25 laps,” said Myers.

Jason Myers (4) fights for the lead on the initial start with Brandon Ward (04 – outside row). photo by Eric Hylton Photography

            It was the first win of the season and a much needed change for Myers and crew. “I tell you we really needed this win tonight big time,” said Myers, who hopes to keep up the performance. “Racing is one of those things where you try to bring this momentum into next week.”
            Tim Brown finished second, with Burt Myers of Walnut Cove taking third.
            The “Madhouse Scramble” put Ronnie Clifton of Walkertown on the pole for the start of the second race, with racing Legend Junior Miller of Winston-Salem beside him on the outside. Miller and Clifton played mind games on the initial start, with Miller leaping out into the lead.
            But making his way up quickly was James Civali of Davidson, who pressured Miller for lap after lap until stealing the lead away on lap 16. Civali never looked back, going on to win his first race ever at the Madhouse.
            “That was one of those deals where you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do,” said Civali about moving past Miller for the lead. “I just gave him a little bit of a shot, got him up the hill a little bit, and drove away.”

A huge crowd joins James Civali in Winner’s Circle to cheer on his first ever win at the Madhouse. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

            With Civali grabbing the victory, he is now added to the famed list of Modified winners at Bowman Gray Stadium, which includes such iconic names as Junior Johnson, Glen Wood, and Richard Petty.
            In the Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series, Michael Adams of Yadkinville won the first race. In the second 20-lapper, John Holleman of Winston-Salem took the checkered. Holleman grabbed the lead away from Dylan Ward of Winston-Salem on the white flag lap as they passed lapped traffic, sending Ward bouncing into the guard rail.
            Amber Lynn of Walkertown won in the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series after shoving Jake Creed of Dobson out of the way on the last lap.
            And in the Law Offices of John Barrow Stadium Stock Series, Chase Hunt of Lexington walked away as the proud winner of the Winston-Salem Journal Stadium Stock 50 – the longest and most prestigious event of the season for the 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

83

Tim Brown

Tobaccoville, NC

3

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

4

04

Brandon Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

5

75

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

6

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

7

18

Daniel Yates

Lexington, NC

8

92

Brody Jones

Statesville, NC

9

76

Scott Gordon

Lewisville, NC

10

79

James Civali

Davidson, NC

11

69

Junior Miller

Winston-Salem, NC

12

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

14

14

Bobby Measmer Jr.

Concord, NC

14

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

15

27

Daniel Beeson

Kernersville, NC

16

9

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

17

8

Darin Redmon

Walnut Cove, NC

18

16

William Smith

Mount Airy, NC

19

7

Al Hill

Jonesville, NC

20

51

Marty Butner

King, NC

21

41

Jason Tutterow

Winston-Salem, NC

2nd Modified Race: 25 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

79

James Civali

Davidson, NC

2

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

3

69

Junior Miller

Winston-Salem, NC

4

75

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

5

18

Daniel Yates

Lexington, NC

6

92

Brody Jones

Statesville, NC

7

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

8

83

Tim Brown

Tobaccoville, NC

9

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

10

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

11

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

12

16

William Smith

Mount Airy, NC

13

76

Scott Gordon

Lewisville, NC

14

8

Darin Redmon

Walnut Cove, NC

15

9

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

16

27

Daniel Beeson

Kernersville, NC

17

7

Al Hill

Jonesville, NC

18

04

Brandon Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

19

51

Marty Butner

Winston-Salem, NC

20

41

Jason Tutterow

Winston-Salem, NC

21

14

Bobby Measmer Jr.

Concord, NC

 

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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

2

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

3

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

4

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

5

4

John Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

6

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

7

7

Dylan Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

8

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

9

98

Billy Gregg

Lexington, NC

10

55

Zack Ore

Winston-Salem, NC

11

11

Wayne Hill

Winston-Salem, NC

12

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

13

3

Jeff Garrison

Arcadia, NC

14

6

Shane Tuttle

Winston-Salem, NC

15

14

Terry Thompson

Winston-Salem, NC

16

70

Noah Triplett

Lexington, NC

2nd Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

4

John Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

2

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

3

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

4

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

5

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

6

98

Billy Gregg

Lexington, NC

7

70

Noah Triplett

Lexington, NC

8

55

Zack Ore

Winston-Salem, NC

9

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

10

11

Wayne Hill

Winston-Salem, NC

11

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

12

3

Jeff Garrison

Arcadia, NC

13

7

Dylan Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

14

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

15

6

Shane Tuttle

Winston-Salem, NC

16

14

Terry Thompson

Winston-Salem, NC

 

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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

02

Amber Lynn

Walkertown, NC

2

30

Blake Shupe

Mount Airy, NC

3

5

Spencer Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

4

97

Jeremy Warren

Winston-Salem, NC

5

69

Gerald Robinson Jr

Winston-Salem, NC

6

16

Brad Lewis

Winston-Salem, NC

7

08

Jake Creed

Dobson, NC

8

13

Kevin Gilbert

Mocksville, NC

9

88

Nick Brill

Winston-Salem, NC

10

22

Brian Wall

Winston-Salem, NC

11

2

Willie Wall

Winston-Salem, NC

12

40

Taylor Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

13

99

Bryan Sykes

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Law Offices of John Barrow Stadium Stock Series
Winston-Salem Journal Stadium Stock 50: 69 laps completed (race extended due to caution)

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

13

Chase Hunt

Lexington, NC

2

24

A.J. Sanders

Mocksville, NC

3

76

Billy Cameron Jr

Salisbury, NC

4

16

Stephen Sanders

Midway, NC

5

31

Zack Staley

Lexington, NC

6

3

Kyler Staley

Reedy Creek, NC

7

02

Wesley Thompson

Advance, NC

8

45

Derek Sheets

Walkertown, NC

9

56

Tyler Burke

Midway, NC

10

27

Austin Cates

Tobaccoville, NC

11

22

Adam Thomas

Winston-Salem, NC

12

20

Scarlett Dahmer

Kernersville, NC

13

14

Ken Bridges

King, NC

14

1

Grayson Keaton

Mocksville, NC

15

23

Andy Spears

Lexington, NC

16

81

Chuck Wall

Lexington, NC

17

68

Tyler Bush

Clemmons, NC

18

09

Tim Evans

Arcadia, NC

19

54

Justin Owens

Walnut Cove, NC

20

35

Johnny Baker

Randleman, NC

21

11

David Hopkins

Winston-Salem, NC

22

00

Daryl Bryant

Pilot Mountain, NC

23

01

Chris Allison

Mocksville, NC

24

2

Michael Tucker

Winston-Salem, NC

25

44

Doug Rembold

Harrisburg, NC