Myers Takes Fourth Win at Bowman Gray
On-track rivalries heat up.

Burt Myers (1) and Jonathan Brown (53) fight for the lead in the Sheetz 100.photo by Eric Hylton Photography

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) As a heat wave creates scorching temperatures across the South, the action was heating up on the track at Bowman Gray Stadium.
            Saturday’s Sheetz 100 for the GMAC Insurance Modified Series was primed and ready for fireworks. Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem turned in a strong qualifying lap and then drew the pole for his starting position.
Brown shot out into the lead, holding off Austin Pack of Walkertown and Dean Ward of Winston-Salem. Ward took advantage of the double-file restarts to challenge Brown from the outside, but the #53 of Brown held strong.
Points leader Burt Myers of Walnut Cove drew seventh as his starting spot. After turning the fastest qualifying lap of the entire season during time trials, Myers knew his car would be tough to beat. “The car was awesome tonight,” said Myers, who slowly made his way up through the field. “I just tried to bide my time.”
            Brown and Myers knew they would be each other’s toughest competition. Brown had the strategic task of defending his lead in the early race while still maintaining his tires to compete against Myers later in the race. “I felt like I saved my tires. I think we had Burt concerned just a little bit,” said Brown.
            After spending most of the race making his way steadily towards the front, Myers was in a position to challenge Brown for the lead during a double-file restart on lap 73. Brown was able to fend off Myers this time – and then again on another restart. But on the third try, Myers powered past Brown on the outside to claim the lead.
            Brown felt that Myers’s pass was the result of illegal car alterations. “Hands down: a straight-up car, not a cheated-up car - no one’s going to outrun the 53,” said Brown.                        

Burt Myers celebrating his victory in Winner’s Circle. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

            Meanwhile, Myers takes his fourth win of the season. “You don’t realize how hard it is to win over here,” said Myers. “So to win four races over here and to be leading in the points, we’re blessed.”
            Brown finished second with Dean Ward taking third.
            While Myers was fighting for the lead, many people had their eyes on the back of the field where eight-time champion Tim Brown of Rural Hall tangled with points contender Brian Loftin of Lexington. The two had several run-ins during the race and have no love lost as a result of Saturday’s battles. “I would say it’s going to stick around for a while,” said Loftin about the rivalry.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Kyle Edwards of King slips by Todd Gray of Lexington to take the lead and the win in the first 20-lapper.Michael Adams of Yadkinville finishes behind him in second. Derek Stoltz of Walkertown passes Taylor Branch of Lewisville to grab the checkered in the second race.
            Billy Gregg of Winston-Salem holds off Matt Cotner of Rural Hall to win the 20-lap race for the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series. The two had been involved in an on-track dispute two weeks ago which left both their cars damaged and Cotner suspended for a week.
            In the Freeman’s Auto Center Stadium Stock Series, Jason Tutterow of Advance and Andrew Sanders of Mocksville each won a 15-lapper.

 

Race Results

GMAC Insurance Modified Series
Sheetz 100: 100 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

2

53

Jonathan Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

3

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

4

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

5

28

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

6

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

7

81

Austin Pack

Walkertown, NC

8

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

9

3

Terry Gaither

Walkertown, NC

10

04

Kevin Powell

Winston-Salem, NC

11

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

12

17

Johnny Sutton

Harrisburg, NC

13

75

Robert Jeffreys

Winston-Salem, NC

14

59

Danny Bohn

Huntersville, NC

15

78

Susan Harwell

Jonesville, NC

16

23

Brian Loftin

Lexington, NC

17

77

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

18

83

Tim Brown

Rural Hall, NC

19

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

20

64

Steven Truell

Winston-Salem, NC

21

48

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

 

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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

05

Kyle Edwards

King, NC

2

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

3

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

4

31

Ryan Robertson

Winston-Salem, NC

5

70

Gary Ledbetter

Lexington, NC

6

16

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

7

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

8

12

Evan Duggins

Rural Hall, NC

9

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

10

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

11

18

Kenny Bost

Kernersville, NC

13

3

Jeff Garrison

Clemmons, NC

14

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

15

30

Cody Evans

King, NC

16

92

Kyle Southern

King, NC

17

9

David Adams

Yadkinville, NC

18

6

Kirk Sheets

Winston-Salem, NC

19

22

Todd Gray

Lexington, NC

20

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

21

50

Steven Berrier

Germanton, NC

22

79

John Lain

Germanton, NC

23

71

Robert Lawson

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Second Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

2

70

Gary Ledbetter

Lexington, NC

3

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

4

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

5

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

6

31

Ryan Robertson

Winston-Salem, NC

7

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

8

18

Kenny Bost

Kernersville, NC

9

12

Evan Duggins

Rural Hall, NC

10

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

11

3

Jeff Garrison

Clemmons, NC

12

50

Steven Berrier

Germanton, NC

13

79

John Lain

Germanton, NC

14

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

15

92

Kyle Southern

King, NC

16

30

Cody Evans

King, NC

17

05

Kyle Edwards

King, NC

18

16

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

19

9

David Adams

Yadkinville, NC

20

6

Kirk Sheets

Winston-Salem, NC

21

71

Robert Lawson

Winston-Salem, NC

22

22

Todd Gray

Lexington, NC


104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series
Street Stock Race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

98

Billy Gregg

Winston-Salem, NC

2

27

Matt Cotner

Rural Hall, NC

3

25

Johnny Arnder

Mount Airy, NC

4

22

Brian Wall

Winston-Salem, NC

5

10

Jody Fritts

Winston-Salem, NC

6

4

John Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

7

18

Tim Vaden

Kernersville, NC

8

99

John McNeal

Winston-Salem, NC

9

00

Donnie Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

10

16

Allen Henkel

Trinity, NC

11

31

Kris Hoots

Mocksville, NC

12

66

Whitney Clifton

Walkertown, NC

13

13

Kevin Gilbert

Pfafftown, NC

14

41

Frank Fritts

Kernersville, NC

15

32

Craig West

Walkertown, NC

16

9

Darren Cotner

King, NC

17

15

Jerry Helms

Winston-Salem, NC

18

0

Steve Newsom

King, NC

19

39

David Thomas

Walkertown, NC

20

55

Stephen Baker

Kernersville, NC

21

21

Justin Taylor

King, NC

22

1

David Sumner

Trinity, NC

23

94

Jeffery Wood

Southmont, NC

24

14

Randy Larimore

Walkertown, NC

 

Freeman’s Auto Center Stadium Stock Series
Stadium Stock A Race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

22

Jason Tutterow

Advance, NC

2

21

Michael Wells

Walkertown, NC

3

34

Chris Lawing

King, NC

4

39

Jimmy Absher

Rural Hall, NC

5

61

Charlie Curry

Lexington, NC

6

13

Jordan Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

7

01

Jason Keaton

Mocksville, NC

8

81

Chuck Wall

Clemmons, NC

9

58

Brandon Brendle

Winston-Salem, NC

10

02

Wesley Thompson

Mocksville, NC

11

1H

Chase Hunt

Lexington, NC

12

60

Ted Mickalowski

Mocksville, NC

13

62

Kevin Hedgecock

Thomasville, NC

14

26

Derek Taylor

Yadkinville, NC

15

24

Dale Barneycastle

Mocksville, NC

16

23

Kenny Dixon

Pfafftown, NC

17

17

Andy Southern

Winston-Salem, NC

18

69

Drew Moffitt

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Stadium Stock B Race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

4

Andrew Sanders

Mocksville, NC

2

56

David Vernon

Winston-Salem, NC

3

48

Bobby Smith

Lexington, NC

4

3

Rik Newsome

East Bend, NC

5

93

Robert Collins

Winston-Salem, NC

6

77

Randy McElveen

Winston-Salem, NC

7

42

Phillip Wright

King, NC

8

66

Eric Hockett

Thomasville, NC

9

14

Ken Bridges

King, NC

10

86

Tyler Ziglar

Kernersville, NC

11

8

Shane Southard

Yadkinville, NC

12

31

Brian Goforth

Statesville, NC

13

97

Mike Staley

Winston-Salem, NC

14

80

Dalton Seat

King, NC

15

06

Michael Bennett

King, NC