Experience and Luck Benefit Myers at Bowman Gray
 

Burt Myers stands in Winner’s Circle after winning the O’Reilly Auto Parts 100. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Burt Myers took a little luck and turned it into a victory in Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 100 at Bowman Gray Stadium. Of course, the decades of experience his family has racing at the Madhouse allowed him to capitalize on it all.
            With Saturday’s lineup for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series being determined by random draw, Burt Myers of Walnut Cove could’ve started anywhere in the field from first to 20th. But in a stroke of good luck, he drew the pole as his start. Brandon Ward of Winston-Salem drew second to start on Myers’s outside.
            Myers held on to lead the entire way, fending off Ward for a total of seven double-file restarts after cautions. “Brandon kept me on my toes. He ran me hard all night,” said Myers. “Where he would worry me was when I could get away, and I was sitting there running my pace. He was still there. I knew how good my car was and he was still there – which means his car was pretty good too.”
            “Typically in my career I’ve been the type where I try to save as much as I can. You never know if you’re going to get in a last lap restart or something where you don’t want to use up too much. But he was right there,” said Myers. “He’s got a great car and a great team. You’re never comfortable until you can come under that checkered flag first and you can breathe a sigh of relief.”
            Myers credited the victory to hard work, a good car, and the experience that comes with decades of turning laps at Bowman Gray Stadium. After all, with storms ravaging the area but leaving the Stadium untouched, track conditions were hard to guess at. “We came over this morning and practiced a little bit. We made some tweaks. We came back this afternoon and put some of them back,” said Myers. “A lot of it is years of experience: knowing what to expect, knowing how the track is in the afternoon and how’s that going to affect it during the race that night.”

After winning the first Sportsman race, John Holleman receives his victory trophy in Winner’s Circle. He would end up winning the second race as well. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

            “We hit the adjustment just right before the race. And if you had stopped time and said we could work on the car, I would’ve left it alone. It was that good,” said Myers.
            Brandon Ward finished second, with Danny Bohn of Huntersville finishing third.
            In the Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series, John Holleman of Winston-Salem bumped Zack Clifton of Walkertown out of the way to take the checkered in the first 20-lapper. But the Madhouse Scramble sent some good luck Clifton’s way, placing him on the pole for the start of the second race.
            Clifton went on to cross the finish line first, while John Holleman climbed up from eighth to finish on his bumper. However, Clifton was disqualified after post-race technical inspection, awarding the victory to Holleman. He pulls off the rare accomplishment of winning both races in Saturday’s double-header.
            Brian Wall of Winston-Salem banged fenders with Donnie Martin of Winston-Salem as they battled for the lead in the 20-lapper for the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series. Wall emerged victorious and took the checkered.
            In the Law Offices of John Barrow Stadium Stock Series, Wesley Thompson of Advance and Zack Staley of Lexington each brought home a victory trophy.  

 

Race Results

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series
O’Reilly Auto Parts 100: 100 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

2

04

Brandon Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

3

65

Danny Bohn

Huntersville, NC

4

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

5

16

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

6

79

James Civali

Davidson, NC

7

83

Tim Brown

Tobaccoville, NC

8

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

9

53

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

10

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

11

14

Bobby Measmer Jr.

Concord, NC

12

76

Scott Gordon

Lewisville, NC

13

18

Daniel Yates

Lexington, NC

14

92

Brody Jones

Statesville, NC

15

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

16

12

Mike Norman

Lewisville, NC

17

41

Jimmy Wallace

Winston-Salem, NC

18

7

Al Hill

Jonesville, NC

19

75

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

20

33

Jason Tutterow

Winston-Salem, NC

21

9

Ryan Nelson

Winston-Salem, NC

22

44

Daniel Beeson

Kernersville, NC

 

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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

4

John Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

2

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

3

7

Dylan Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

4

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

5

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

6

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

7

55

Zack Ore

Winston-Salem, NC

8

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

9

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

10

28

Billy Gregg

Lexington, NC

11

70

Noah Triplett

Lexington, NC

12

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

13

2

Joseph Brown

Lewisville, NC

14

3

Jeff Garrison

Arcadia, NC

15

11

Wayne Hill

Winston-Salem, NC

16

92

Kyle Southern

Rural Hall, NC

17

14

Terry Thompson

Winston-Salem, NC

18

6

Shane Tuttle

Winston-Salem, NC

19

41

Chris Miller

Winston-Salem, NC

2nd Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

4

John Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

2

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

3

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

4

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

5

7

Dylan Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

6

55

Zack Ore

Winston-Salem, NC

7

28

Billy Gregg

Lexington, NC

8

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

9

3

Jeff Garrison

Arcadia, NC

10

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

11

70

Noah Triplett

Lexington, NC

12

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

13

14

Terry Thompson

Winston-Salem, NC

14

6

Shane Tuttle

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series
Street Stock Race: 19 of 20 laps (time limit expiration)

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

22

Brian Wall

Winston-Salem, NC

2

08

Jake Creed

Dobson, NC

3

5

Spencer Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

4

40

Taylor Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

5

02

Amber Lynn

Walkertown, NC

6

16

Brad Lewis

Winston-Salem, NC

7

30

Blake Shupe

Mount Airy, NC

8

97

Jeremy Warren

Winston-Salem, NC

9

2

Willie Wall

Winston-Salem, NC

10

99

Bryan Sykes

Winston-Salem, NC

11

88

Nick Brill

Winston-Salem, NC

12

01

Mike Staley Jr

Pine Hall, NC

13

13

Kevin Gilbert

Mocksville, NC

14

00

Donnie Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

15

1

Jasper Sumner

Trinity, NC

16

03

Mike Evans

King, NC

17

69

Gerald Robinson Jr

Winston-Salem, NC

18

18

Chad Brooks

Lexington, NC

19

49

Phillip Jones

Lexington, NC

 

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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

02

Wesley Thompson

Advance, NC

2

01

Chris Allison

Mocksville, NC

3

24

A.J. Sanders

Mocksville, NC

4

8

Shane Southard

Yadkinville, NC

5

13

Chase Hunt

Lexington, NC

6

81

Chuck Wall

Lexington, NC

7

76

Billy Cameron Jr

Salisbury, NC

8

1

Grayson Keaton

Mocksville, NC

9

68

Tyler Bush

Clemmons, NC

10

54

Justin Owens

Walnut Cove, NC

11

22

Adam Thomas

Winston-Salem, NC

12

14

Ken Bridges

King, NC

13

21

Stephen Sanders

Midway, NC

14

44

Doug Rembold

Harrisburg, NC

15

27

Austin Cates

Tobaccoville, NC

 

Law Offices of John Barrow Stadium Stock Series
Stadium Stock B 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