Myers Continues Streak; Black Makes History at Bowman Gray
 

Burt Myers (1) fighting with younger brother Jason Myers (4 – outside row) for the lead during the opening laps of the first Modified race on Saturday. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) In 10 weeks of racing at Bowman Gray Stadium, Burt Myers of Walnut Cove has been on fire – visiting Winner’s Circle a grand total of five times.
            “Over here you’re a hero or a zero - there’s no in-between. So when you are a hero, take advantage of it. And hope that you stay a hero as long as possible,” said Myers after taking the checkered in Saturday’s first 25-lapper for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series.
            And to add to his victory, younger brother Jason Myers of Walnut Cove finished right on his bumper in second. “For the Myerses to finish one and two – of course I want to be first, but if I have to finish second I hope it’s to the 4 car. That’s twice this year we’ve been one and two. I can get used to it,” said Burt Myers.
            As the green flag fell, the two brothers fought side-by-side for the lead for nearly a lap. “I hit dirt coming off of turn two and turned sideways - and Jason was able to run almost past me coming down the backstretch,” said Burt Myers. “I don’t know if he overdrove it or just lost grip, but he came into turn three and just disappeared - and I was able to clear him.”
            “I love it when Jason and I run side by side. I know that it’s two of the best out here. I know that we can race each other hard but we’ll race each other clean,” said Burt Myers.

Burt Myers and family celebrating in Winner’s Circle. photo by Eric Hylton Photography
            The O’Reilly Auto Parts “Madhouse Scramble” sent Tony Black of Lexington to the pole for the start of the second race. Black has made his presence known at the Stadium lately, leading several laps and besting Burt Myers in a restart during the June 15 100-lapper. But Black was still chasing that elusive first victory.
            Black had his hands full – Junior Miller of Danbury would be starting to the outside of him. The racing legend is known not only for winning more Modified races than anyone else at the Stadium but also for being one of the most aggressive drivers to ever get behind the wheel.
            But Black seized his opportunity – leaping out into the lead and never looking back to take the checkered. It was his first Modified win ever at the Stadium, making him the 126th driver to win a featured event at Bowman Gray Stadium and adding him to the list of legendary winners such as Richard Petty, Junior Johnson, Glen Wood, and Ralph Earnhardt.
            “It hasn’t even sunk in yet. It’s unbelievable,” said Black after the win. “You do well some weeks and then you do badly. And you can’t quite get it. And now it actually fell our way tonight. It feels really good.”
            “The competition we’ve got – it is so hard. When you’ve got the Myerses and Tim Brown and you’ve got Junior Miller starting on the outside of me – it is so hard,” said Black. “I’ve got to thank Burt Myers – from running the 100-lap race the other week and outrunning him on the restarts. I really learned some stuff about how to outrun some experienced drivers here on the restart.”
            Randy Butner of Pfafftown finished second, with Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg taking third.
Tony Black in Winner’s Circle after winning his first ever Modified race at the Stadium. photo by Eric Hylton Photography
            In the Classic Muscle Sportsman Series, Derek Stoltz of Walkertown claimed the checkered in a wild 60-lapper, slipping by Ryan Robertson of Winston-Salem. Zack Clifton of Walkertown fought hard to finish third.
            It seemed like the entire crowd was cheering for Taylor Robbins of Winston-Salem, the teenaged daughter of Modified driver Brad Robbins. Robbins led 19 laps of the 20-lapper for the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series but was passed on the final lap by Justin Taylor of King. Justin Taylor went on to win with Doug Wall also slipping by Robbins to take second.
            In the Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series, A.J. Quakenbush of Winston-Salem claimed victory in the first 15-lapper, with David “P-Nut” Vernon winning the second.

 

 

 

 

Race Results

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series
1st Modified race: 25 laps

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

53

Danny Bohn

Huntersville, NC

83

Tim Brown

Rural Hall, NC

25

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

77

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

05

Tony Black

Lexington, NC

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

2

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

07

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

48

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

75

Robert Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

3

Danny Propst

Monroe, NC

16

William Smith

Mount Airy, NC

64

Steven Truell

Winston-Salem, NC

2nd Modified race: 25 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

05

Tony Black

Lexington, NC

2

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

3

77

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

4

25

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

5

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

6

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

7

83

Tim Brown

Rural Hall, NC

8

53

Danny Bohn

Huntersville, NC

9

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

10

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

11

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

12

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

13

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

14

07

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

15

2

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

16

75

Robert Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

17

3

Danny Propst

Monroe, NC

18

16

William Smith

Mount Airy, NC

19

48

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Classic Muscle Sportsman Series
Sportsman 60-lap race

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

21

Ryan Robertson

Winston-Salem, NC

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

76

Mack Little

Kernersville, NC

70

Noah Triplett

Tyro, NC

3

Jeff Garrison

Arcadia, NC

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

09

David Adams

Yadkinville, NC

26

Michael Tilley

Winston-Salem, NC

8

Bobby Reed

Clemmons, NC

32

Zack Staley

Lexington, NC

55

Zack Ore

Winston-Salem, NC

20

Jacob Creed

Ararat, NC

01

Jimmy Absher

Rural Hall, NC

07

Danny Cornwell

Clemmons, NC

03

Kenny Mitchell

Winston-Salem, NC

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

28

Todd Tilley

Winston-Salem, NC

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

83

Cale Gale

Mobile, AL

2

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series
Street Stock race: 20 laps

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

21

Justin Taylor

King, NC

12

Doug Wall

Pfafftown, NC

98

Billy Gregg

Lexington, NC

40

Taylor Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

4

John Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

1

David Sumner

Trinity, NC

9

Tommy Zachary

Yadkinville, NC

20

Derrick Rice

Kernersville, NC

8

K.J. Stimpson

Lewisville, NC

99

John McNeal

Winston-Salem, NC

50

Austin Edwards

Winston-Salem, NC

23

Kris Hoots

Mocksville, NC

88

Evan Ingleston

Pfafftown, NC

61

Richard Hoots

Mocksville, NC

54

Dakota Ratcliff

Cornelius, NC

92

Casie Doub

Germanton, NC

66

Whitney Clifton

Walkertown, NC

36

William Chilton

Eden, NC

22

David Creed

Ararat, NC

14

Aaron Hylton

Kernersville, NC

30

Blake Shupe

Mount Airy, NC

11

Clifton Richardson

Mocksville, NC

 

Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series
Stadium Stock “A” race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

11

A.J. Quakenbush

Winston-Salem, NC

2

7

Chris Allison

Mocksville, NC

3

40

Daniel Yates

Lexington, NC

4

81

Chuck Wall

Lexington, NC

5

4

Andrew Sanders

Mocksville, NC

6

24

A.J. Sanders

Mocksville, NC

7

26

Derek Taylor

Yadkinville, NC

8

60

Ted Mickalowski

Mocksville, NC

9

29

Cody Arrington

Mount Airy, NC

10

69

Billy Cameron Jr

Salisbury, NC

11

48

Junior Smith

Lexington, NC

12

8

Shane Southard

Yadkinville, NC

13

89

Joseph Swanson

Rural Hall, NC

14

13

Chase Hunt

Lexington, NC

15

55

Tyler Burke

Winston-Salem, NC

16

01

Jason Keaton

Mocksville, NC

17

62

Kevin Hedgecock

Thomasville, NC

Stadium Stock “B" race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

49

David Vernon

Lexington, NC

2

44

Stephen Sanders

Winston-Salem, NC

3

18

Randy Lineberry

Lexington, NC

4

77

Randy McElveen

Winston-Salem, NC

5

4H

Spencer Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

6

98

T.J. Cox

Winston-Salem, NC

7

00

Trey Phelps

Winston-Salem, NC

8

02

Wesley Thompson

Mocksville, NC

9

91

Coty Crews

Greensboro, NC

10

70

Tyler Lalone

Thomasville, NC

11

14

Ken Bridges

King, NC

12

58

David Beauchamp

East Bend, NC

13

78

Robert Mabe

Winston-Salem, NC

14

75

Brent Brown

Thomasville, NC

15

20

Ronald Moser

Yadkinville, NC

16

0

David Hopkins

Winston-Salem, NC

17

3

Chad Hopkins

Winston-Salem, NC