Night of Destruction at Bowman Gray
 

Tim Brown (83) slows to take Burt Myers (1) out of the lead during the final stages of last event’s Modified race. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Fans came to Bowman Gray Stadium on Saturday to see monster trucks and a demolition derby – the annual Night of Destruction. But they saw some extra destruction that perhaps wasn’t anticipated.
            A little drizzle cancelled the qualifying sessions for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series, leading to the starting position being determined by points standings. Tim Brown of Tobaccoville started on the pole with Burt Myers of Walnut Cove starting in second.
            On the initial start, Myers quickly ducked in behind Brown, giving him a few stout hits to the rear bumper. Brown stayed in control and secured the lead, holding on for the next 20 laps.
            But as Brown and Myers navigated lapped traffic, Myers had his chance to close the distance on Brown’s #83 car. Flying around turns three and four with less than five laps to go, Myers gave a stiff shot to Tim Brown’s bumper. Brown slid into turn four and lost control, sending him spinning out of the lead.
            Brown headed off to the pits briefly before entering the track right as Myers was leading the field and headed his way. The #83 slowed and crowded Myers against the guardrail, taking Myers out of the lead. Then the two fuming competitors rammed each other in an early demolition derby.
            Lee Jeffreys of Winston-Salem slowed to a stop to avoid hitting Myers and Brown as Myers lost the lead. Danny Bohn of Huntersville slipped past the wreckage and kept racing. NASCAR Officials initially ruled that Jeffreys wasn’t involved in the wreck but was merely stopping to avoid the accident - so he was declared the race leader.
            The rain clouds then opened up, ending the race prematurely on lap 22. Jeffreys was unofficially declared the winner with Bohn in second. However, the results are pending review by NASCAR Officials.
            In the Double D Construction Services Sportsman Series, Michael Tilley of Winston-Salem won a cautionless 20-lapper. John Holleman of Winston-Salem crossed the finish line in second but failed to submit to post-race technical inspection. Ryan Nelson of Kernersville was declared the second place finisher.
            Jason Keaton of Mocksville and A.J. Sanders of Mocksville were battling for the lead in the 15-lapper for the Traffic Control Safety Services Stadium Stock Series. Sanders bumped Keaton out of the way to grab the lead, but Keaton retaliated and rammed Sanders. A.J. Quakenbush of Kernersville was in the right place at the right time to take over the lead and the win.
            Although the monster truck car crushing and the 109 U-Pull-It Demolition Derby took place in the rain, the remainder of the racing events were unable to be completed.


Race Results

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series
UNOFFICIAL FINISH – PENDING NASCAR REVIEW
Modified 25-lapper: 22 laps completed (race ended early due to rain)

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

77

Lee Jeffreys

Winston-Salem, NC

2

53

Danny Bohn

Huntersville, NC

3

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

4

27

Mike Bohn

Winston-Salem, NC

5

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

6

05

Tony Black

Lexington, NC

7

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

8

79

Spencer Davis

Dawsonville, GA

9

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

10

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

11

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

12

92

Brody Jones

Statesville, NC

13

82

Cale Gale

Winston-Salem, NC

14

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

15

48

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

16

83

Tim Brown

Tobaccoville, NC

17

16

William Smith

Mount Airy, NC

18

28

Duke Bare

Winston-Salem, NC

19

44

Daniel Beeson

Kernersville, NC

20

75

Robert Jeffreys

Winston-Salem, NC

21

12

Mike Norman

Lewisville, NC

 

Double D Construction Services Sportsman Series
1st Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

26

Michael Tilley

Winston-Salem, NC

 

2

27

Ryan Nelson

Kernersville, NC

 

3

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

 

4

55

Zack Ore

Winston-Salem, NC

 

5

31

Ryan Robertson

Winston-Salem, NC

 

6

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

 

7

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

 

8

11

Wayne Hill

Winston-Salem, NC

 

9

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

 

10

00

Justin Taylor

King, NC

 

11

28

Dillon Tilley

Winston-Salem, NC

 

12

9

David Adams

Yadkinville, NC

 

13

14

Curt Sheets

Winston-Salem, NC

 

14

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

 

15

41

Gary Ledbetter

Winston-Salem, NC

 

16

40

Taylor Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

 

17

72

Mark Faust

Winston-Salem, NC

 

18

4

John Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

 

 

Traffic Control Safety Services Stadium Stock Series
Stadium Stock Race (A Race): 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

11

A.J. Quakenbush

Kernersville, NC

2

69

Billy Cameron Jr

Salisbury, NC

3

81

Chuck Wall

Lexington, NC

4

02

Wesley Thompson

Advance, NC

5

40

Daniel Yates

Lexington, NC

6

00

Trey Phelps

Winston-Salem, NC

7

7

Chris Allison

Mocksville, NC

8

8

Shane Southard

Yadkinville, NC

9

89

Joseph Swanson

Rural Hall, NC

10

62

Kevin Hedgecock

Thomasville, NC

11

24

Doug Rembold

Concord, NC

12

44

A.J. Sanders

Mocksville, NC

13

50

Jimmy Walker

Winston-Salem, NC

14

01

Jason Keaton

Mocksville, NC