Myers Works Hard to Win at Bowman Gray
Double-file restarts kept the former champion on his toes.

Burt Myers and family celebrate in Winner’s Circle after winning the USG Modified 50. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) “They made me work my tail off tonight,” said Burt Myers after taking the checkered in the USG Modified 50 Saturday night at Bowman Gray Stadium. In just 50 laps, Myers had to deal with more than many drivers do in an entire season.
            After Tim Brown of Cana, VA qualified on the pole, a redraw of the top six positions put brothers Burt and Jason Myers, both Walnut Cove residents, right up on the front row for the start of the race. Pole-sitter Jason pushed hard to grab the lead during the opening start, but Burt was able to muscle past him on the outside to claim the lead.
            Almost as soon as the green flag came out, the caution flag was waving for the first of several cautions on Saturday. With the always entertaining Double-File “Choice” Restart Rule in effect for the USG Modified 50, Tim Brown got the chance to take to the outside and challenge Myers.
            Myers defended his lead, but another caution on lap 7 would put him right back in the same situation with Brown to his outside. This time, the #83 of Brown powered past Myers to grab the lead.
            But Brown’s time at the front was short-lived as a few hard taps from Myers allowed Myers’ #1 car to slip back and reclaim his spot as leader. “We got together on the restart, and I got the lead,” said Brown. “Our car was just a little tight for the 50-lapper and it let him get under there and give me a shot to get by me,” said Brown, who became caught on the outside row and fell back to fifth.
            Myers’ work was just beginning: eight more cautions in the next 30 laps gave Brian Loftin of Lexington eight chances to try and steal Myers’ lead from the outside. Myers was able to stay up front, but it was no cake walk. “It makes you work, even though you’ve got the preferred line. You still have to do everything just right,” said Myers about the restarts.

Burt Myers (1) slips to the inside of Tim Brown (83) to pass for the lead. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

            Brian Loftin put up a fight, a few times driving door-to-door with Myers as they battled for position. “It was a little frustrating because we just couldn’t get any green flag laps,” said Loftin. “I wanted the cautions so I could get up beside him and have a shot at him. But we couldn’t even get two or three laps in. One time, we ran side by side for about a lap and a half until a caution came out. It was frustrating, but it was still a lot of fun,” said Loftin.
            The win was Myers’ 41st at the historic quarter-mile. Rookie Zach Brewer of Winston-Salem finished second, with Brian Loftin coming in third.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Taylor Branch of Lewisville brought home the win in the first 20-lap race on Saturday. Kyle Edwards of King and Derek Stoltz of Walkertown finished in second and third.
            Gary Ledbetter of Lexington claimed victory in the second 20-lapper, with Robbie Brewer of Winston-Salem taking second. Brad Smith of Winston-Salem claimed third.
            In the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series, Saturday was the K&N Filters Street Stock 50 – the largest and most prestigious race of the season for the Street Stock class. John McNeal of Winston-Salem tapped Doug Wall of Pfafftown out of the way to claim the lead and the win. Matt Cotner of Rural Hall finished second, and Reggie Doub of Germanton finished third.
            A.J. Sanders flew from 23rd up to the front to take the checkered in the first 15-lapper for the Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series on Saturday. Jimmy Absher of Rural Hall was the winner of the second 15-lap race.

           

           

Race Results

Bill Plemmons RV World Modified Series
USG Modified 50: 50 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

2

11

Zach Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

3

23

Brian Loftin

Lexington, NC

4

70

Alfred Hill

Jonesville, NC

5

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

6

53

Jonathan Brown

Kernersville, NC

7

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

8

72

Brent Elliott

Denton, NC

9

7

Bobby Reed

Clemmons, NC

10

77

Lee Jeffreys

High Point, NC

11

75

Robert Jeffreys

Winston-Salem, NC

12

83

Tim Brown

Cana, VA

13

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

14

40

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

15

17

Brian King

Burlington, NC

16

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

17

12

Mike Norman

Lewisville, NC

18

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

19

36

Rupert Sink

Lexington, NC

20

33

Matt Caldwell

Lexington, NC

21

81

Austin Pack

Walkertown, NC

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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

2

05

Kyle Edwards

King, NC

3

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

4

23

Ryan Robertson

Winston-Salem, NC

5

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

6

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

7

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

8

1

Brad Smith

Winston-Salem, NC

9

70

Gary Ledbetter

Lexington, NC

10

64

Steven Truell

Midway,NC

11

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

12

26

Jim Shoaf

Lexington, NC

13

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

14

7

Ronnie Barron

Lexington, NC

15

69

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

16

17

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

17

79

Steven Berrier

Germanton, NC

18

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

19

44

Daniel Beeson

Kernersville, NC

20

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

21

16

Ryan Nelson

Winston-Salem, NC

22

13

Luke Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

23

18

Kenny Bost

Kernersville, NC

24

71

D.J. Moore

Germanton, NC

2nd Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

70

Gary Ledbetter

Lexington, NC

2

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

3

1

Brad Smith

Winston-Salem, NC

4

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

5

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

6

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

7

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

8

23

Ryan Robertson

Winston-Salem, NC

9

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

10

7

Ronnie Barron

Lexington, NC

11

64

Steven Truell

Midway,NC

12

17

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

13

18

Kenny Bost

Kernersville, NC

14

79

Steven Berrier

Germanton, NC

15

69

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

16

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

17

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

18

44

Daniel Beeson

Kernersville, NC

19

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

20

05

Kyle Edwards

King, NC

21

13

Luke Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

22

26

Jim Shoaf

Lexington, NC

23

16

Ryan Nelson

Winston-Salem, NC

24

71

D.J. Moore

Germanton, NC

 

104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series
K&N Filters Street Stock 50: 50 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

99

John McNeal

Winston-Salem, NC

2

27

Matt Cotner

Rural Hall, NC

3

04

Reggie Doub

Germanton, NC

4

07

Kenneth Stimpson

Lewisville, NC

5

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

6

98

Billy Gregg

Winston-Salem, NC

7

22

Brian Wall

Winston-Salem, NC

8

44

Daniel Fishel

Greensboro, NC

9

16

Allen Henkel

Trinity, NC

10

18

Tim Vaden

Kernersville, NC

11

12

Doug Wall

Pfafftown, NC

12

23

Kris Hoots

Mocksville, NC

13

01

Donnie Martin

Wallburg, NC

14

13

Kevin Gilbert

Pfafftown, NC

15

9

Darren Cotner

King, NC

16

97

Hal Seats

Yadkinville, NC

17

1

David Sumner

Trinity, NC

18

78

K.C. Myers

Linwood, NC

19

89

John Gregg

Wallburg, NC

20

3

Michael Nichols

Trinity, NC

21

15

Jerry Helms

Winston-Salem, NC

22

05

Spencer Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

 

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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

24

A.J. Sanders

Mocksville, NC

2

16

Stephen Sanders

Midway, NC

3

01

Jason Keaton

Mocksville, NC

4

34

Chris Lawing

King, NC

5

69

Drew Moffitt

Winston-Salem, NC

6

89

Joseph Swanson

Rural Hall, NC

7

03

Ray Forrest

Winston-Salem, NC

8

17

Andy Southern

Winston-Salem, NC

9

55

Tyler Burke

Winston-Salem, NC

10

41

Bobby Yountz

Clemmons, NC

11

04

Jason Tutterow

Advance, NC

12

1

Rob Young

Winston-Salem, NC

13

19

Jeremy Stainback

Winston-Salem, NC

14

77

Randy McElveen

Winston-Salem, NC

15

6

Dale Patterson

Winston-Salem, NC

16

97

Todd Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

17

92

Kyle Southern

King, NC

18

13

Jordan Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

19

60

Ted Mickalowski

Mocksville, NC

20

3

Mike McKnight

Pfafftown, NC

21

4

Andrew Sanders

Mocksville, NC

2nd Stadium Stock race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

39

Jimmy Absher

Rural Hall, NC

2

26

Derek Taylor

Yadkinville, NC

3

72

Gerald Robertson

Germanton, NC

4

56

Johnny Burke

Midway, NC

5

8

Shane Southard

Yadkinville, NC

6

11

Wayne Hill

Kernersville, NC

7

98

T.J. Cox

Winston-Salem, NC

8

00

Adam Baker

Winston-Salem, NC

9

23

Kenny Dixon

Pfafftown, NC

10

22

Dale Barneycastle

Mocksville, NC

11

09

Gene Adams

Lexington, NC

12

42

Phillip Wright

King, NC

13

14

Ken Bridges

King, NC

14

84

Ben Brown

Westfield,NC

15

74

Jose Gonzalez

Winston-Salem, NC

16

91

Zack Bralley

Asheboro, NC

17

49

Rodney Sears

Lexington, NC

18

61

Charlie Curry

Lexington, NC

19

0

Cody Adams

Lexington, NC

20

38

Wes Athan

Winston-Salem, NC

21

1X

Ben Badger

Lexington, NC

22

7

James Allison

Mocksville, NC

23

43

Tony Meadows

Clemmons, NC