Myers Flies through Field to Win at Bowman Gray
Aggressive veterans and rookies battle at the historic quarter mile.

Burt Myers (center) in Winner’s Circle with family and Steve Plemmons, Grand Marshal for the Bill Plemmons RV World 100. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) On Saturday, fans were reminded why Bowman Gray Stadium is known as “The Madhouse.” Experienced veterans tangled with talented rookies, many fans were on their feet for more laps than not – and although Burt Myers of Walnut Cove won the race, the real star of the night was the Double-File “Choice” Restart Rule.
            Saturday’s Bill Plemmons RV World 100 was the first 100-lapper of the season for the Bill Plemmons RV World Modified Series – and like all 100-lap races, the field was determined by random draw. Junior Miller of Danbury drew the pole with Brian King of Gibsonville starting on the outside front row. Although King is a rookie to Bowman Gray Stadium, he’s far from a novice driver – so he pulled no punches as he battled with Miller, known as “the King of the Modifieds,” for the lead.
            As the green fell, neither driver would budge. The #69 car of Miller and the #17 car of King collided, spinning King around and bringing out the caution. Although Miller was able to maintain the lead, his car was badly damaged as a result of the incident.
            “We ran down there, and the 17 just turned in - I guess he thought he had us cleared,” said Miller. And although he fought his best and fended off several challenges, Miller knew it was only a matter of time until someone grabbed the lead away from him and his ailing car.
            That’s exactly what Tim Brown of Cana, VA did less than 30 laps later, jumping up to the outside during a double-file restart and powering past Junior Miller on the outside. Brown stayed up front despite hard nudges from Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem and several outside-row challenges from Junior Miller.
            Burt Myers, who had been steadily climbing his way up from a 16th place start, was able to move up to the outside front row during a double-file restart at just a little over the halfway point. Brown was nudged by Zach Brewer of Winston-Salem as he tried to hold onto the top spot. The tap was just enough to get him off the pace and allow Myers to steal away the lead.

Burt Myers (1) taking over the lead with Tim Brown (83) getting bumped by Rookie Zach Brewer (11). photo by Eric Hylton Photography

            “I knew that when I got to pull up to the outside of Tim that we had a shot at it,” said Myers. “I cleared him into turn one and then it was clear sailing.”
            Brewer gave another hard tap to the rear of Tim Brown on the next lap, sending Brown heading off towards the guard rail. Brewer went on to pass, while Brown fell back several positions.
            Myers held onto the lead for the remainder of the race. Brown fought forward during the final laps to salvage a fifth place finish. Brian Loftin of Lexington finished in second, with Brent Elliott of Denton taking third.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Bryant Robertson claimed the checkered in the first 20-lapper – his first win ever at the Stadium. Ryan Nelson of Winston-Salem held off Derek Stoltz of Walkertown to win the second 20-lap race.
            Matt Cotner of Rural Hall brought home the victory in the 20-lapper for the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series. Billy Gregg of Winston-Salem grabbed the lead away from Cotner during a restart, but a bump from Cotner sent Gregg spinning. Cotner reclaimed the lead and was able to hang on the rest of the way. John McNeal of Winston-Salem and Allen Henkel of Trinity finished in second and third.
            In the Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series, Kenny Dixon of Pfafftown took the checkered in the first 15-lap race, with Ted Mickalowski of Mocksville winning the second 15-lapper.

           

Race Results

Bill Plemmons RV World Modified Series
Bill Plemmons RV World 100: 100 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

2

23

Brian Loftin

Lexington, NC

3

72

Brent Elliott

Denton, NC

4

40

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

5

83

Tim Brown

Cana, VA

6

77

Lee Jeffreys

High Point, NC

7

70

Alfred Hill

Jonesville, NC

8

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

9

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

10

11

Zach Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

11

66

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

12

75

Robert Jeffreys

Winston-Salem, NC

13

53

Jonathan Brown

Kernersville, NC

14

33

Matt Caldwell

Lexington, NC

15

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

16

17

Brian King

Burlington, NC

17

99

Kevin Powell

Winston-Salem, NC

18

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

19

36

Rupert Sink

Lexington, NC

20

81

Austin Pack

Walkertown, NC

21

12

Mike Norman

Lewisville, NC

22

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

23

46

Gary Young, Jr.

Burlington, NC

24

97

Bryan Dauzat

Midland,NC

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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

2

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

3

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

4

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

5

70

Gary Ledbetter

Lexington, NC

6

69

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

7

23

Ryan Robertson

Winston-Salem, NC

8

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

9

05

Kyle Edwards

King, NC

10

17

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

11

31

Ryan Nelson

Winston-Salem, NC

12

64

Steven Truell

Midway,NC

13

13

Luke Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

14

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

15

44

Daniel Beeson

Kernersville, NC

16

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

17

18

Kenny Bost

Kernersville, NC

18

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

19

26

Jim Shoaf

Lexington, NC

20

12

Brad Smith

Winston-Salem, NC

21

30

Cody Evans

King, NC

22

03

Raymond Theiss

Kannapolis, NC

23

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

24

25

Matt Bodenheimer

Wallburg, NC

2nd Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

31

Ryan Nelson

Winston-Salem, NC

2

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

3

05

Kyle Edwards

King, NC

4

17

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

5

64

Steven Truell

Midway,NC

6

13

Luke Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

7

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

8

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

9

18

Kenny Bost

Kernersville, NC

10

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

11

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

12

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

13

23

Ryan Robertson

Winston-Salem, NC

14

44

Daniel Beeson

Kernersville, NC

15

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

16

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

17

25

Matt Bodenheimer

Wallburg, NC

18

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

19

69

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

20

70

Gary Ledbetter

Lexington, NC

21

26

Jim Shoaf

Lexington, NC

22

03

Raymond Theiss

Kannapolis, NC

23

12

Brad Smith

Winston-Salem, NC

24

30

Cody Evans

King, NC

 

104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series
Street Stock race
: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

27

Matt Cotner

Rural Hall, NC

2

99

John McNeal

Winston-Salem, NC

3

16

Allen Henkel

Trinity, NC

4

04

Reggie Doub

Germanton, NC

5

22

Brian Wall

Winston-Salem, NC

6

12

Doug Wall

Pfafftown, NC

7

01

Donnie Martin

Wallburg, NC

8

1

David Sumner

Trinity, NC

9

44

Daniel Fishel

Greensboro, NC

10

07

Kenneth Stimpson Sr.

Lewisville, NC

11

13

Kevin Gilbert

Pfafftown, NC

12

98

Billy Gregg

Winston-Salem, NC

13

06

Leon Hutchens

Winston-Salem, NC

14

9

Darren Cotner

King, NC

15

3

Michael Nichols

Trinity, NC

16

97

Hal Seats

Yadkinville, NC

17

11

Richard Reeves

Cooleemee, NC

18

78

K.C. Myers

Linwood, NC

19

23

Kris Hoots

Mocksville, NC

20

89

John Gregg

Wallburg, NC

21

18

Tim Vaden

Kernersville, NC

22

05

Spencer Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

23

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

 

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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

23

Kenny Dixon

Pfafftown, NC

2

98

T.J. Cox

Winston-Salem, NC

3

67

Jason Asbury

King, NC

4

34

Chris Lawing

King, NC

5

11

Wayne Hill

Kernersville, NC

6

04

Jason Tutterow

Advance, NC

7

33

Gary Brewer

Germanton, NC

8

77

Randy McElveen

Winston-Salem, NC

9

00

Adam Baker

Winston-Salem, NC

10

4

Andrew Sanders

Mocksville, NC

11

3

Mike McKnight

Pfafftown, NC

12

7

James Allison

Mocksville, NC

13

51

Matt Brelsford

Salisbury, NC

14

37

Steve Smith

Kannapolis, NC

15

69

Drew Moffitt

Winston-Salem, NC

16

20

Bobby Harrison

Walkertown, NC

17

39

Jimmy Absher

Rural Hall, NC

18

01

Jason Keaton

Mocksville, NC

19

90

Ike Roberts

Pinnacle, NC

20

62

Kevin Hedgecock

Thomasville, NC

21

84

Ben Brown

Westfield,NC

22

1X

Ben Badger

Lexington, NC

23

45

Dennis Weaver

East Bend, NC

24

36

William Chilton

Eden, NC

2nd Stadium Stock race: 13 of 15 laps
(race ended early due to curfew constraint)

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

60

Ted Mickalowski

Mocksville, NC

2

88

Marty Freedle

Lexington, NC

3

72

Gerald Robertson

Germanton, NC

4

1

Rob Young

Winston-Salem, NC

5

17

Andy Southern

Winston-Salem, NC

6

16

Stephen Sanders

Midway, NC

7

22

Dale Barneycastle

Mocksville, NC

8

24

A.J. Sanders

Mocksville, NC

9

8

Shane Southard

Yadkinville, NC

10

41

Bobby Yountz

Clemmons, NC

11

97

Todd Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

12

14

Ken Bridges

King, NC

13

03

Ray Forrest

Winston-Salem, NC

14

56

Johnny Burke

Midway, NC

15

13

Jordan Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

16

92

Kyle Southern

King, NC

17

6

Dale Patterson

Winston-Salem, NC

18

0

Cody Adams

Lexington, NC

19

86

Tim Smith

Kernersville, NC

20

19

Jeremy Stainback

Winston-Salem, NC

21

6A

Michael Bennett

King, NC

22

42

Phillip Wright

King, NC

23

26

Derek Taylor

Yadkinville, NC

24

79

Chris Allison

Mocksville, NC