Myers Wins Another, Avoids Pileup at Bowman Gray
 

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

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Looking at the weather predictions for Saturday at Bowman Gray Stadium was a roller coaster ride. But it was nothing prepared to the ups and downs on the track once the racing got started.
            Saturday night was a 100-lap race for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series – and like all Modified 100-lappers, the entire field drew for starting position. Brad Robbins of Winston-Salem drew the pole for his starting spot, with Robert Jeffreys of Winston-Salem drawing the outside front row.
            When Jeffreys ran into some mechanical issues and was unable to start, Burt Myers of Walnut Cove was moved up to starting on the outside front row. Myers shot out into the lead as the green flag waved and held on to the top spot for the remainder of the race – although it was far from easy.
            Myers defended his lead for eight double-file restarts, holding on against the outside row challenges from John Smith of Mount Airy and Danny Bohn of Mooresville.
            “If the car will keep running like it is, then I think we’re going to get a lot of victories this year,” said Burt Myers about his #1 machine on Saturday. “We were fortunate enough to start up front – but we had an awesome car and that makes my job a lot easier.”
            Being up front was especially helpful when Myers avoided a pileup that took out nearly half of the field. Tight double-file racing between Brad Robbins and Bobby Shefield of Mooresville led to the entire outside row crashing into each other’s bumpers and into the guard rail on the backstretch. The #68 car of Robbie Brewer of Winston-Salem flipped upside-down, several cars were mangled, but all drivers were unhurt.
            Avoiding the pileup is what allowed Danny Bohn to make his way up through the field from a 19th place start, eventually challenging Burt Myers for the lead. It was the first week that Bohn piloted a new ride: the #53 Modified owned by former driver Melvin “Puddin’” Swisher.

Burt Myers (1) defending the lead from Danny Bohn (53 – outside row). photo by Eric Hylton Photography

            “The car was surprisingly good,” said Bohn. “I was hoping the grip would stick a little better so I could get a nose on Burt. But 19th to 2nd, car in one piece, in a new car – we’ll take it for sure.”
            “I knew Danny was going to give me a hard time. That’s a good car and he’s a heck of a driver,” said Burt Myers. “I tried to ride and save some stuff, but I couldn’t because Danny was pushing me. I would pick the pace up and look up and Danny was still there – so I had to just keep the pace faster than what I really wanted. But the car was so good it just stayed there all night long.”
            Myers grabbed the checkered for the 100-lapper with Bohn taking second. John Smith finished in third, while Michael Clifton of Walkertown finished fourth.
            Doug Wall won the annual Street Stock 50 – the longest race of the year for the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series. “We have worked so hard on this car for this race. The 50-lapper is the thing that I concentrate the most on every year,” said Wall.
            Whitney Clifton of Walkertown was on Wall’s rear bumper, but the skies opened up and the race was ended early due to deteriorating track conditions. Clifton finished second, with Billy Gregg of Lexington coming in third.
            In the Classic Muscle Sportsman Series, Noah Triplett grabbed the checkered in the first 20-lapper after bumping Bryant Robertson of Lexington out of the way. Barry Edwards of Pinnacle and David Adams of Yadkinville finished second and third.
            In the Summer Shootout Series, Shane Southard won the first 15-lap race.
            The second Sportsman race and second Stadium Stock race were unable to get started due to the late night rain storm.

 

Race Results

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series
Modified 100-lap race: 104 laps (race extended due to caution)

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

2

53

Danny Bohn

Huntersville, NC

3

25

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

4

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

5

05

Tony Black

Lexington, NC

6

2

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

7

77

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

8

28

Zach Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

9

3

Danny Propst

Monroe, NC

10

83

Tim Brown

Rural Hall, NC

11

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

12

07

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

13

12

Mike Norman

Lewisville, NC

14

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

15

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

16

64

Steven Truell

Winston-Salem, NC

17

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

18

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

19

81

Austin Pack

Walkertown, NC

20

48

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

21

9

Bobby Sheffield

Mooresville, NC

22

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

23

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

24

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

 

Classic Muscle Sportsman Series:
1st Sportsman race: 20 laps


FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

70

Noah Triplett

Tyro, NC

2

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

3

09

David Adams

Yadkinville, NC

4

3

Jeff Garrison

Arcadia, NC

5

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

6

76

Mack Little

Mocksville, NC

7

26

Michael Tilley

Winston-Salem, NC

8

28

Todd Tilley

Winston-Salem, NC

9

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

10

11

Wayne Hill

Winston-Salem, NC

11

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

12

18

Kenny Bost

Lexington, NC

13

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

14

13

Jordan Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

15

92

Kyle Southern

King, NC

16

55

Zack Ore

Winston-Salem, NC

17

31

Ryan Nelson

Kernersville, NC

18

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

19

8

Bobby Reed

Clemmons, NC

20

22

Stacey Miller

Kernersville, NC

21

12

Evan Duggins

Rural Hall, NC

22

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

23

03

Kenny Mitchell

Winston-Salem, NC

24

16

Kirk Sheets

Winston-Salem, NC

 

2nd Sportsman race – Cancelled due to late night rain.

 

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series
Street Stock 50-lap race: 35 laps completed (race ended early due to late night rain)

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

12

Doug Wall

Pfafftown, NC

2

66

Whitney Clifton

Walkertown, NC

3

98

Billy Gregg

Lexington, NC

4

8

K.J. Stimpson

Lewisville, NC

5

99

John McNeal

Winston-Salem, NC

6

50

Austin Edwards

Winston-Salem, NC

7

22

David Creed

Ararat, NC

8

23

Kris Hoots

Mocksville, NC

9

02

Bobby Whiteman

Providence, NC

10

92

Casie Doub

Germanton, NC

11

14

Aaron Hylton

Kernersville, NC

12

4

John Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

13

40

Taylor Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

14

61

Richard Hoots

Mocksville, NC

15

20

Derrick Rice

Kernersville, NC

16

5

Donnie Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

17

21

Justin Taylor

King, NC

18

30

Blake Shupe

Mount Airy, NC

19

54

Dakota Ratcliff

Cornelius, NC

20

88

Evan Ingleston

Pfafftown, NC

21

11

Clifton Richardson

Mocksville, NC

 

Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series
1st Stadium Stock race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

8

Shane Southard

Yadkinville, NC

2

24

A.J. Sanders

Mocksville, NC

3

01

Jason Keaton

Mocksville, NC

4

4

Andrew Sanders

Mocksville, NC

5

17

Andy Southern

Winston-Salem, NC

6

60

Ted Mickalowski

Mocksville, NC

7

89

Joseph Swanson

Rural Hall, NC

8

76

Billy Cameron Jr

Salisbury, NC

9

58

David Beauchamp

East Bend, NC

10

14

Ken Bridges

King, NC

11

70

Tyler Lalone

Thomasville, NC

12

15

R.J. Bingman

Ararat, NC

13

22

Jason Tutterow

Advance, NC

14

6

Dale Patterson

Winston-Salem, NC

15

62

Kevin Hedgecock

Thomasville, NC

16

48

Junior Smith

Lexington, NC

17

59

Shane Tuttle

Winston-Salem, NC

18

44

Buddy East

Winston-Salem, NC

2nd Stadium Stock race – Cancelled due to late night rain.