Myers Repeats Performance at Bowman Gray
Double-file restarts put him to the test again.

Burt Myers in Winner’s Circle after winning the Whelen 100. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) For the second week in a row, Burt Myers of Walnut Cove found himself battling outside-row challengers for restart after restart. And on Saturday – for the second week in a row – Myers was able to maintain his composure and come away with the checkered flag.
            Tim Brown of Cana, VA had the fastest qualifying lap for Saturday’s Whelen 100 for the Bill Plemmons RV World Modified Series. But when the competitors had a full-field draw for starting positions, it was Myers who plucked the pole as his starting spot. On the outside row beside Myers was Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem – a competitor that has had a history of run-ins and hard racing with the Myers team.
            As the green flag waved, Myers shot out into the lead – but a series of cautions gave Brown a few more chances to pull up beside Myers for another shot. In fact, with 5 cautions before lap 60, Myers had to again and again perform flawlessly to defend his lead.
            “If you can start on the inside of the front row, it’s up to you – it’s your race to lose,” said Myers. “With Jonathan running on the outside, he had to have me make a major mistake in order to clear me. So I knew that if I could just keep hitting my marks - it may take a lap or two - but I could eventually clear him.”
            Although Brown was unable to complete a pass for the lead, he raced many times side-by-side with Myers – and more than once he delivered a few stout taps to Myers’ bumper. “I was definitely faster than Burt right through the center of the corner. I could roll in there and hit him a little bit,” said Brown. “The car was good. I felt like we were better than Burt in the long run but we just kept having those cautions.”
            Realizing that the track conditions on the outside groove were starting to not favor his car setup, Brown opted not to choose the outside lane and challenge Brown for the remaining four cautions of the night. Instead, Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg was given the chance to pull up and fight for the lead. With a 12th place starting position, the outside row was something that Jeffreys used each and every time to claw his way through the field. “We didn’t have anything for Burt. We wore out what we had trying to get there, and he could just run what he needed to,” said Jeffreys.
            Myers went on to claim the checkered with Jeffreys taking over second place. Jonathan Brown finished third.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, hard-charging Derek Stoltz of Walkertown claimed checkered in the first 20-lap race. Steven Truell of Midway finished second, and Luke Fleming of Mount Airy took third.
            Joseph “Bobo” Brown of Winston-Salem initially claimed the win in the second Sportsman race. However, Brown failed to submit to post-race technical inspection – and Mitch Gales of Thomasville was declared the winner. Tommy Neal of Walkertown and Ronnie Clifton of Walkertown finished in second and third.
            Brian Wall of Winston-Salem brought home the win in the 20-lap race for the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series. It was Wall’s first win ever at the Stadium. Zack Clifton of Walkertown came in second with Allen Henkel of Trinity close behind in third.
            In the Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series, veteran Gerald Robertson of Germanton showed the young guns how it’s done by taking the victory in the first 15-lapper. Wayne Hill of Kernersville claimed the checkered in the second race.            

           

Race Results

Bill Plemmons RV World Modified Series
Whelen 100: 100 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

2

77

Lee Jeffreys

High Point, NC

3

53

Jonathan Brown

Kernersville, NC

4

19

James Civali

Miridian, CT

5

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

6

25

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

7

11

Zach Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

8

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

9

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

10

23

Brian Loftin

Lexington, NC

11

40

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

12

75

Robert Jeffreys

Winston-Salem, NC

13

83

Tim Brown

Cana, VA

14

7

Bobby Reed

Clemmons, NC

15

33

Matt Caldwell

Lexington, NC

16

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

17

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

18

72

Brent Elliott

Denton, NC

19

00

Ricky Tatum

Kernersville, NC

20

81

Austin Pack

Walkertown, NC

21

36

Rupert Sink

Lexington, NC

22

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

23

14

Bobby Hutchens

Lexington, NC

24

70

Alfred Hill

Jonesville, NC

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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

2

64

Steven Truell

Midway,NC

3

13

Luke Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

4

77

Keith McMichael

Belews Creek, NC

5

79

Steven Berrier

Germanton, NC

6

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

7

23

Ryan Robertson

Winston-Salem, NC

8

1

Brad Smith

Winston-Salem, NC

9

18

Kenny Bost

Kernersville, NC

10

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

11

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

12

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

13

05

Kyle Edwards

King, NC

14

25

Matt Bodenheimer

Wallburg, NC

15

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

16

69

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

17

44

Daniel Beeson

Kernersville, NC

18

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

19

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

20

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

21

36

Scott Hall

Walkertown, NC

22

39

Jeff Garrison

Clemmons, NC

23

17

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

24

7

Ronnie Barron

Lexington, NC

2nd Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

2

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

3

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

4

05

Kyle Edwards

King, NC

5

1

Brad Smith

Winston-Salem, NC

6

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

7

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

8

18

Kenny Bost

Kernersville, NC

9

77

Keith McMichael

Belews Creek, NC

10

23

Ryan Robertson

Winston-Salem, NC

11

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

12

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

13

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

14

44

Daniel Beeson

Kernersville, NC

15

64

Steven Truell

Midway,NC

16

13

Luke Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

17

79

Steven Berrier

Germanton, NC

18

39

Jeff Garrison

Clemmons, NC

19

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

20

25

Matt Bodenheimer

Wallburg, NC

21

7

Ronnie Barron

Lexington, NC

22

69

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

 

104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series
Street Stock Race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

22

Brian Wall

Winston-Salem, NC

2

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

3

16

Allen Henkel

Trinity, NC

4

98

Billy Gregg

Winston-Salem, NC

5

27

Matt Cotner

Rural Hall, NC

6

44

Daniel Fishel

Greensboro, NC

7

12

Doug Wall

Pfafftown, NC

8

9

Darren Cotner

King, NC

9

78

K.C. Myers

Linwood, NC

10

05

Spencer Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

11

11

Richard Reeves

Cooleemee, NC

12

41

Frank Fritts

Kernersville, NC

13

10

Jody Fritts

Winston-Salem, NC

14

97

Hal Seats

Yadkinville, NC

15

04

Reggie Doub

Germanton, NC

16

13

Kevin Gilbert

Pfafftown, NC

17

07

Kenneth Stimpson

Lewisville, NC

18

89

John Gregg

Wallburg, NC

19

1

David Sumner

Trinity, NC

20

99

John McNeal

Winston-Salem, NC

21

15

Jerry Helms

Winston-Salem, NC

22

23

Kris Hoots

Mocksville, NC

23

18

Tim Vaden

Kernersville, NC

24

3

Michael Nichols

Trinity, NC

 

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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

72

Gerald Robertson

Germanton, NC

2

24

A.J. Sanders

Mocksville, NC

3

39

Jimmy Absher

Rural Hall, NC

4

09

Gene Adams

Lexington, NC

5

34

Chris Lawing

King, NC

6

22

Dale Barneycastle

Mocksville, NC

7

13

Jordan Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

8

56

Johnny Burke

Midway, NC

9

58

Brandon Brendle

Winston-Salem, NC

10

41

Bobby Yountz

Clemmons, NC

11

98

T.J. Cox

Winston-Salem, NC

12

55

Tyler Burke

Winston-Salem, NC

13

03

Ray Forrest

Winston-Salem, NC

14

23

Kenny Dixon

Pfafftown, NC

15

60

Ted Mickalowski

Mocksville, NC

16

90

Brandon Crotts

King, NC

17

3

Mike McKnight

Pfafftown, NC

18

14

Ken Bridges

King, NC

19

36

William Chilton

Eden, NC

20

04

Jason Tutterow

Advance, NC

21

54

Jeremy Smith

Stuart, VA

22

97

Todd Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

23

38

Wes Athan

Winston-Salem, NC

2nd Stadium Stock race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

11

Wayne Hill

Kernersville, NC

2

4

Andrew Sanders

Mocksville, NC

3

00

Adam Baker

Winston-Salem, NC

4

01

Jason Keaton

Mocksville, NC

5

33

Gary Brewer

Germanton, NC

6

1

Rob Young

Winston-Salem, NC

7

26

Derek Taylor

Yadkinville, NC

8

77

Randy McElveen

Winston-Salem, NC

9

8

Shane Southard

Yadkinville, NC

10

17

Andy Southern

Winston-Salem, NC

11

69

Drew Moffitt

Winston-Salem, NC

12

02

Wesley Thompson

Mocksville, NC

13

47

Kevin C. Neal

Danbury, NC

14

89

Joseph Swanson

Rural Hall, NC

15

42

Phillip Wright

King, NC

16

86

Tim Smith

Kernersville, NC

17

19

Richard Brannock

Tobaccoville, NC

18

16

Stephen Sanders

Midway, NC

19

29

Cody Arrington

Mount Airy, NC

20

49

Rodney Sears

Lexington, NC

21

46

Jeffrey Wood

Southmont, NC

22

74

Jose Gonzalez

Winston-Salem, NC

23

61

Charlie Curry

Lexington, NC

24

0

Cody Adams

Lexington, NC