Myers and Jones Win on Slick Track at Bowman Gray
 

Burt Myers celebrates with family after winning Saturday’s Modified 50-lapper. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Every race at Bowman Gray Stadium brings new challenges to the drivers. And with Saturday’s early rain storms pelting the Stadium, the slick and humid track conditions tested the mettle and quick reflexes of the Modified teams at the Madhouse.
            Brandon Ward of Winston-Salem started on the pole for the initial 50-lapper for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series. To claim the lead, Ward would have his work cut out for him: starting on the outside front row was points leader Burt Myers of Walnut Cove.
            As the two battled during the initial start, colliding fenders left the front right tire of Ward damaged. He limped off to the pits, while Myers took over the lead. Brother Jason Myers of Walnut Cove tried his hand three times at challenging for the lead from the outside row but was unsuccessful.
            James Civali of Davidson was able to slip by Jason Myers to take over second. Just 11 laps into the 50-lapper, the fourth caution of the night came out, allowing Civali to choose the outside lane and take on Burt Myers side-by-side. Civali pinched Myers down to the inside lane, where the track conditions were the slickest. Then the 79 of Civali powered into the lead.

James Civali (79) grabs the lead away from Burt Myers (1) from the outside during a double-file restart. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

            Myers attempted to reclaim the lead once with no success. But the multiple cautions gave Myers another chance. On the second try, he made the pass from the outside stick. He then held on to bring home the victory.
            “Our car has been really good on the longer runs. It was the same in the beginning as it was in the end,” said Myers, who added that recent adjustments for his new motor package made all the difference on Saturday. “It suited the track conditions tonight. This motor needs a little bit more gear - and with the track being the way it was, it needed some more gear to help you get slowed down and to work into traffic and to work in the double-file restarts. The car was flawless.”
            “I got the grip I needed when I needed it,” said Myers. “We were fortunate. We could’ve just as easily been one that hit the water and got into the fence.”
            Jason Myers finished in second, with Civali coming in third.

Brody Jones smiles with his family after claiming victory in the second Modified race – his first ever win at the Madhouse. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

            The “Madhouse Scramble” sent Darin Redmon of Walnut Cove to the pole for the start of the second race. Redmon shot out into an early lead, beating out William Smith of Mount Airy on the initial start. But soon, Brody Jones of Statesville was hammering on Redmon’s bumper.
            During a restart on lap 8, Jones shoved Redmon as they raced, sending Redmon spinning. “I didn’t want to wreck him, but I had to get by him,” said Jones about spinning Redmon. “They were beating on me - and with everybody behind me, I had to go. And I kinda got into him and turned him.”
            Jones then had to hold off Bobby Measmer, Jr. of Concord. Measmer gave a few shots to Jones’s bumper but began to fade as the race continued on. Jones ended up taking the checkered – his first ever win at the Madhouse. He joins the historic list of winners that includes such legends as Junior Johnson, Glen Wood, and Richard Petty.
            “I want my name in that record book beside my dad,” said Jones, whose father, Steve Jones, also has won at the Madhouse. “I’ve been over here since I was a little kid. To be able to win with my family and everything - it just means the world to me.”
            Measmer finished on his bumper in second with Chris Fleming of Mount Airy taking third.
            Michael Adams of Yadkinville won the exhausting 60-lapper for the Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series. Brian Wall of Winston-Salem got the monkey off his back by winning in the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series. And in the Law Offices of John Barrow Stadium Stock Series, Shane Southard of Yadkinville and Zack Staley of Lexington each won a 15-lapper.


Race Results

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series
1st Modified Race: 50 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

2

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

3

79

James Civali

Davidson, NC

4

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

5

53

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

6

14

Bobby Measmer Jr.

Concord, NC

7

75

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

8

92

Brody Jones

Statesville, NC

9

18

Daniel Yates

Lexington, NC

10

33

Jason Tutterow

Winston-Salem, NC

11

16

William Smith

Mount Airy, NC

12

8

Darin Redmon

Walnut Cove, NC

13

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

14

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

15

9

Ryan Nelson

Winston-Salem, NC

16

83

Tim Brown

Tobaccoville, NC

17

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

18

41

Jimmy Wallace

Winston-Salem, NC

19

7

Al Hill

Jonesville, NC

20

51

Marty Butner

Winston-Salem, NC

21

10

Ryan Robertson

Winston-Salem, NC

22

04

Brandon Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

2nd Modified Race: 25 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

92

Brody Jones

Statesville, NC

2

14

Bobby Measmer Jr.

Concord, NC

3

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

4

79

James Civali

Davidson, NC

5

53

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

6

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

7

18

Daniel Yates

Lexington, NC

8

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

9

51

Marty Butner

Winston-Salem, NC

10

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

11

9

Tim Brown

Tobaccoville, NC

12

33

Jason Tutterow

Winston-Salem, NC

13

8

Darin Redmon

Walnut Cove, NC

14

16

William Smith

Mount Airy, NC

15

41

Jimmy Wallace

Winston-Salem, NC

16

75

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

17

7

Al Hill

Jonesville, NC

18

10

Ryan Robertson

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series
Sportsman Race: 60 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

 

2

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

 

3

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

 

4

4

John Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

 

5

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

 

6

7

Dylan Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

 

7

70

Noah Triplett

Lexington, NC

 

8

92

Kyle Southern

Rural Hall, NC

 

9

28

Billy Gregg

Lexington, NC

 

10

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

 

11

36

Christian Joyce

Trinity, NC

 

12

6

Shane Tuttle

Winston-Salem, NC

 

13

2

Joseph Brown

Lewisville, NC

 

14

55

Zack Ore

Winston-Salem, NC

 

15

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, 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

22

Brian Wall

Winston-Salem, NC

2

00

Donnie Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

3

97

Jeremy Warren

Winston-Salem, NC

4

08

Jake Creed

Dobson, NC

5

02

Amber Lynn

Walkertown, NC

6

2

Willie Wall

Winston-Salem, NC

7

18

Chad Brooks

Lexington, NC

8

13

Kevin Gilbert

Mocksville, NC

9

01

Mike Staley Jr

Belews Creek, NC

10

30

Blake Shupe

Mount Airy, NC

11

99

Bryan Sykes

Winston-Salem, NC

12

1

Jasper Sumner

Trinity, NC

13

40

Taylor Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

14

69

Gerald Robinson Jr

Winston-Salem, NC

 

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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

8

Shane Southard

Yadkinville, NC

2

01

Chris Allison

Mocksville, NC

3

13

Chase Hunt

Lexington, NC

4

24

A.J. Sanders

Mocksville, NC

5

02

Wesley Thompson

Advance, NC

6

35

Johnny Baker

Randleman, NC

7

16

Stephen Sanders

Midway, NC

8

45

Derek Sheets

Walkertown, NC

9

1

Grayson Keaton

Mocksville, NC

10

81

Chuck Wall

Lexington, NC

11

68

Tyler Bush

Clemmons, NC

12

76

Billy Cameron Jr

Salisbury, NC

13

27

Austin Cates

Tobaccoville, NC

14

54

Justin Owens

Walnut Cove, NC

15

44

Doug Rembold

Harrisburg, NC

16

11

David Hopkins

Winston-Salem, NC

 

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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

31

Zack Staley

Lexington, NC

2

56

Tyler Burke

Midway, NC

3

00

Daryl Bryant

Pilot Mountain, NC

4

04

Josh Broome

Thomasville, NC

5

43

Tony Meadows

Clemmons, NC

6

23

Andy Spears

Lexington, NC

7

09

Tim Evans

Arcadia, NC

8

20

Scarlett Dahmer

Kernersville, NC

9

22

Adam Thomas

Winston-Salem, NC

10

14

Ken Bridges

King, NC

11

07

Joe Steder

Winston-Salem, NC

12

33

DJ Dean

Thomasville, NC

13

69

Brandon Crotts

Winston-Salem, NC

14

3

Kyler Staley

Reedy Creek, NC

15

0

Carlos Clifton

Germanton, NC