Myers Breaks Drought at Bowman Gray
With a new paint scheme, Jason Myers takes first win in three years.

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Jason Myers of Walnut Cove owes Saturday’s win at Bowman Gray Stadium to many things: a strong crew, great sponsors, a new Ford motor, and – perhaps in the minds of superstitious racers – a new paint job.
            Myers last visited Winner’s Circle in 2006 after winning the Advance Auto Parts 199. “I really don’t want to talk about how long it’s been since my last win,” said Myers.
            “When I won the 199, my car was solid black. Then, I painted the gold stripes on my car in 2007 - and I didn’t win in 2007, 2008, and so far in 2009,” said Myers, who showed up to race on Saturday with a new paint scheme. “Now, the first time I’ve been out without those gold stripes, we sat on the pole and won the race.”
            When the qualifying session came for the Farm Bureau Insurance Modified Series, Myers turned the fastest lap of the night and saw his opportunity. “When I ran the lap, I knew it was pretty good,” said Myers. “I’ve been telling these guys all year that if I can get my car up front I’ll show everybody how fast it is.”
            But Myers would have his work cut out for him: starting on the outside front row was points leader and Defending Champion Tim Brown of Cana, VA. When the green dropped, Myers was able to beat Brown into the first turn to secure the lead.
            Brown looked for an opening, trying to slip back behind Myers and claim second – but Burt Myers of Walnut Cove stayed right on his younger brother’s bumper, denying Brown second.
           Lee Jeffreys from Wallburg moved into third place and delivered some hard taps to the rear bumper of Burt Myers. But the Myers brothers were able to hang on to their positions, finishing first and second. It was Jason Myers’ first victory since 2006.
            The “Madhouse Scramble” sent Kevin Powell of Winston-Salem to the pole for the start of the second race, with Matt Caldwell of Lexington in second and Gene Pack of Walkertown starting in third. Powell grabbed the lead and stayed strong throughout the race until he claimed the win. It was Powell’s first ever Modified victory at the Stadium, making him the 116th driver to win a feature race at the historic quarter-mile in its 61-year history.
            “It’s almost a sigh of relief,” said Powell. “We’ve won in every race car we’ve ever sat in at every track we’ve ever been to - except the illustrious Bowman Gray Stadium.”
            “I wanted my name in that record book,” said Powell. “Dad and I would sit down and watch Richard Petty, Bobby Allison – all the greats. All the same guys that are in that book.”
            Finishing in second was Gene Pack with Brad Robbins of Winston-Salem taking third.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Kyle Edwards of King grabbed the checkered flag in the first race, with Steven Berrier of Germanton and Tommy Neal of Walkertown finishing in second and third. Scott Hall of Walkertown claimed victory in the second race. Ronnie Clifton of Walkertown took second, and Mitch Gales of Thomasville finished third.
            Randy Larimore of Walkertown brought home the win in the 20-lapper for the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series. It was Larimore’s first win ever at the Stadium. Billy Gregg of Winston-Salem came in second, with Brian Doty of Winston-Salem taking third.
            In the Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series, Jimmy Absher of Rural Hall won the first race. Victory in the second race was initially given to Jordan Fleming of Mount Airy, until post-race technical inspection led to Fleming’s disqualification. Instead, K.C. Myers of Lexington was awarded the win – his first win ever at the Stadium.

           

Race Results

Farm Bureau Insurance Modified Series
First Modified Race: 25 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

2

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

3

77

Lee Jeffreys

High Point, NC

4

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

5

83

Tim Brown

Cana, VA

6

75

Robert Jeffreys

Winston-Salem, NC

7

70

Alfred Hill

Jonesville, NC

8

53

Jonathan Brown

Kernersville, NC

9

72

Brent Elliott

Denton, NC

10

40

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

11

33

Matt Caldwell

Lexington, NC

12

31

Gene Pack

Walkertown, NC

13

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

14

99

Kevin Powell

Winston-Salem, NC

15

51

Stan Welborn

Germanton, NC

16

45

Lee Stimpson

Lewisville, NC

17

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

18

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

19

20

Jeremy Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

20

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

21

11

Ricky Knapp

Rochester, NY

22

00

Ricky Tatum

Kernersville, NC

Second Modified Race: 25 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

99

Kevin Powell

Winston-Salem, NC

2

31

Gene Pack

Walkertown, NC

3

40

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

4

53

Jonathan Brown

Kernersville, NC

5

33

Matt Caldwell

Lexington, NC

6

72

Brent Elliott

Denton, NC

7

75

Robert Jeffreys

Winston-Salem, NC

8

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

9

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

10

77

Lee Jeffreys

High Point, NC

11

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

12

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

13

83

Tim Brown

Cana, VA

14

70

Alfred Hill

Jonesville, NC

15

20

Jeremy Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

16

45

Lee Stimpson

Lewisville, NC

17

51

Stan Welborn

Germanton, NC

18

00

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

19

11

Ricky Knapp

Rochester, NY

 

Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series
First Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

05

Kyle Edwards

King, NC

2

79

Steven Berrier

Germanton, NC

3

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

4

44

Daniel Beeson

Kernersville, NC

5

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

6

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

7

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

8

35

David Sell

Winston-Salem, NC

9

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

10

23

Scott Hall

Walkertown, NC

11

0

Steve Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

12

70

Gary Ledbetter

Lexington, NC

13

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

14

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

15

18

Kenny Bost

Kernersville, NC

16

9

David Adams

Yadkinville, NC

17

3

Jeff Garrison

Winston-Salem, NC

18

99

T.J. Moran

East Bend, NC

19

64

Steve Truell

Midway,NC

20

00

Shaun Cockerham

East Bend, NC

21

17

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

22

77

Keith McMichael

Belews Creek, NC

23

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

24

30

Mike Evans

King, NC

25

8

Darin Redmon

Walkertown, NC

2nd Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

23

Scott Hall

Walkertown, NC

2

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

3

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

4

44

Daniel Beeson

Kernersville, NC

5

79

Steven Berrier

Germanton, NC

6

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

7

05

Kyle Edwards

King, NC

8

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

9

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

10

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

11

70

Gary Ledbetter

Lexington, NC

12

18

Kenny Bost

Kernersville, NC

13

9

David Adams

Yadkinville, NC

14

0

Steve Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

15

3

Jeff Garrison

Winston-Salem, NC

16

00

Shaun Cockerham

East Bend, NC

17

64

Steve Truell

Midway,NC

18

99

T.J. Moran

East Bend, NC

19

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

20

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

21

77

Keith McMichael

Belews Creek, NC

 

104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series
Street Stock Race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

14

Randy Larimore

Walkertown, NC

2

99

Billy Gregg

Winston-Salem, NC

3

20

Brian Doty

Winston-Salem, NC

4

27

Matt Cotner

Rural Hall, NC

5

69

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

6

1

David Sumner

Trinity, NC

7

15

Jerry Helms

Winston-Salem, NC

8

00

Donnie Martin

Wallburg, NC

9

12

Doug Wall

Pfafftown, NC

10

16

Allen Henkel

Trinity, NC

11

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

12

3

Michael Nichols

Trinity, NC

13

21

Justin Taylor

King, NC

14

8

K.J. Stimpson

Lewisville, NC

15

44

Daniel Fishel

Greensboro, NC

16

18

Tim Vaden

Kernersville, NC

17

13

Kevin Gilbert

Mocksville, NC

18

11

Richard Reeves

Cooleemee, NC

19

04

Reggie Doub

Germanton, NC

20

4

Billy Cotner

King, NC

 

Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series
First Stadium Stock Race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

39

Jimmy Absher

Rural Hall, NC

2

56

Johnny Burke

Midway, NC

3

70

D.J. Moore

Germanton, NC

4

24

A.J. Sanders

Mocksville, NC

5

22

Dale Barneycastle

Mocksville, NC

6

79

Chris Allison

Mocksville, NC

7

34

Chris Lawing

King, NC

8

28

Robert Mabe

Winston-Salem, NC

9

11

Wayne Hill

Kernersville, NC

10

23

Kenny Dixon

Pfafftown, NC

11

26

Derek Taylor

Yadkinville, NC

12

98

T.J. Cox

Winston-Salem, NC

13

00

Adam Baker

Winston-Salem, NC

14

72

Gerald Robertson

Germanton, NC

15

42

Phillip Wright

King, NC

16

36

William Chilton

Eden, NC

17

27

Darren Cotner

King, NC

18

01

Jason Keaton

Mocksville, NC

19

62

Kevin Hedgecock

Thomasville, NC

20

90

Brandon Crotts

King, NC

21

13

Andrew Sanders

Mocksville, NC

2nd Stadium Stock race: 11 of laps (shortened due to time limit)

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

78

K.C. Myers

Lexington, NC

2

69

Matt Keller

Advance, NC

3

77

Randy McElveen

Winston-Salem, NC

4

7

James Allison

Mocksville, NC

5

67

Jason Asbury

King, NC

6

8

Shane Southard

Yadkinville, NC

7

20

Bobby Harrison

Walkertown, NC

8

48

Bobby Smith, Jr

Lexington, NC

9

49

Rodney Sears

Lexington, NC

10

44

Randy Lineberry

Winston-Salem, NC

11

86

Tyler Ziglar

Kernersville, NC

12

4

Steven Sanders

Mocksville, NC

13

2

Nolan Marshall

Tobaccoville, NC

14

03

Ray Forrest

Winston-Salem, NC

15

6

Dale Patterson

Winston-Salem, NC

16

50

David Conner

Sandy Ridge, NC

17

19

Richard Brannock

King, NC

18

93

Robert Collins

Winston-Salem, NC

19

73

April Myers

Lexington, NC

20

71

Archie Sanders

Mocksville, NC