Ward Wins Race; Myers Takes Title at Bowman Gray
 

Brandon Ward (04 – outside row) powers past James Civali (79) to grab the lead away in the Carolina Farm Credit 150. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) The dust has now settled on the 2017 racing season at Bowman Gray Stadium – and just as expected, the final night had enough fireworks to get the fans on their feet.
            In the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series, Tim Brown of Tobaccoville qualified on the pole for Saturday’s Carolina Farm Credit 150. Brandon Ward of Winston-Salem started on the outside front-row but was unable to steal the lead away on the initial start.
            Ward tried again during the first double-file restart, but he was caught on the outside row while James Civali of Davidson moved up to second. Civali began immediately applying the pressure to Tim Brown. On lap 27, Civali gave a strong shot to the bumper of Brown, sending him sliding to the outside row and falling back in position. Civali took over the lead.
            However, Civali quickly began receiving the same pressure from Brandon Ward. A string of cautions gave Ward four chances to take to the outside and challenge for the lead. On the fourth attempt, Ward battled with Civali side-by-side for a full lap until eventually clearning Civali and stealing away the lead.

Brandon Ward celebrates in Winner’s Circle after his Carolina Farm Credit 150 victory. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

            Ward then had to defend the top spot from Tim Brown, Bobby Measmer of Concord, James Civali, and Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem. Through it all, Ward held strong and went on to win. The last time Ward had entered Winner’s Circle was last year’s season-ending Carolina Farm Credit 150.
            “I hate it took us all year to win one again. We’ve had good race cars,” said Ward. “A couple mechanical issues put us behind, but these guys have worked super hard to get caught back up. Tonight’s the best car we’ve had.”
            While the battle for the checkered was raging on, Burt Myers of Walnut Cove was making his way through the field on a mission for his eighth Modified championship. Myers moved up to third early in the race but was involved in a wreck that dropped him back. Despite the incident, Myers fought forward to finish fourth – more than enough to clear the rest of the field in the points standings.
            “I used to sit right there in the stands - and to think about winning eight championships is just unbelievable,” said Myers. “You start out the season, you try to win as many races as you can. You try to do the best you can, be as consistent as you can. And we were just right there. God’s blessed me so much – me and my family.”
            In the Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series, John Holleman of Winston-Salem led the first few laps of Saturday’s 40-lapper. He seemed to be on the way to taking his ninth win – and potentially even the Sportsman title.
            But Dylan Ward of Winston-Salem bumped him out of the lead. A few laps later, Zack Clifton of Walkertown banged fenders with Holleman – sending his car spinning along with his championship hopes.

The team of Burt Myers smiles after taking the 2017 Modified Championship. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

            Dylan Ward went on to take the checkered. Finishing a smooth second place was Derek Stoltz of Walkertown, who claimed the Sportsman championship.
            The points battle in the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series was as tight as they come entering Saturday’s race. Jacob Creed of Dobson was tied for the lead with Jeremy Warren of Winston-Salem. Brian Wall of Winston-Salem was just eight points behind.
            With hard racing and wrecks left and right, Warren and Wall were taken out of the race early. Their ailing cars weren’t enough to make it back to the front – but Jacob Creed was able to avoid any incident, finishing second and winning his first Street Stock Championship.
            In the Law Offices of John Barrow Stadium Stock Series, Chase Hunt of Lexington was one lap away from winning the championship when disaster struck and Hunt began slowing due to a flat tire. He tried to continue the race, needing to preserve his position in order to win the title.
            But on the white flag lap, Hunt fell back several positions. Wesley Thompson of Advance went on to win, boosting him past Hunt and A.J. Sanders of Mocksville in the points rankings and giving him the Stadium Stock title for 2017.


Final Points Standings

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

1

Burt Myers

779

88

2

79

James Civali

691

84

3

83

Tim Brown

680

68

4

4

Jason Myers

650

40

5

5

Randy Butner

637

80

6

14

Bobby Measmer

624

92

7

75

Lee Jeffreys

594

72

8

53

John Smith

523

44

9

18

Daniel Yates

473

52

10

16

Chris Fleming

445

24

11

66

Ronnie Clifton

444

60

12

92

Brody Jones

424

 0

13

04

Brandon Ward

397

100

14

65

Danny Bohn

364

0

15

50

Michael Clifton

362

32

 

Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

02

Derek Stoltz

817

96

2

4

John Holleman

766

72

3

21

Tommy Neal

718

60

4

19

Michael Adams

688

36

5

7

Dylan Ward

682

100

6

28

Billy Gregg

648

80

7

81

Zack Clifton

636

92

8

68

Robbie Brewer

595

84

9

55

Zack Ore

574

44

10

86

Taylor Branch

555

88

11

2

Joseph Brown

432

52

12

14

Terry Thompson

354

24

13

27

Shane Tuttle

326

56

14

92

Kyle Southern

325

0

15

38

Mitch Gales

267

20

 

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

08

Jake Creed

722

96

2

97

Jeremy Warren

706

80

3

22

Brian Wall

682

64

4

30

Blake Shupe

654

92

5

02

Amber Lynn

632

44

6

40

Taylor Robbins

604

72

7

99

Bryan Sykes

596

76

8

5

Spencer Martin

560

100

9

69

Gerald Robinson Jr

512

88

10

13

Kevin Gilbert

504

84

11

2

Willie Wall

474

48

12

00

Donnie Martin

440

0

13

88

Nick Brill

438

36

14

16

Brad Lewis

384

40

15

1

Jasper Sumner

318

0

 

Law Offices of John Barrow Stadium Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

02

Wesley Thompson

766

100

2

24

A.J. Sanders

762

92

3

13

Chase Hunt

708

24

4

01

Chris Allison

682

32

5

1

Grayson Keaton

678

84

6

76

Billy Cameron Jr

678

80

7

8

Shane Southard

666

96

8

81

Chuck Wall

656

88

9

21

Stephen Sanders

554

60

10

23

Andy Spears

534

76

11

27

Austin Cates

530

68

12

68

Tyler Bush

524

44

13

44

Doug Rembold

510

52

14

22

Adam Thomas

496

48

15

56

Tyler Burke

494

64

 


Race Results

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series
Carolina Farm Credit 150: 150 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

04

Brandon Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

2

2

Jonathan Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

3

14

Bobby Measmer Jr.

Concord, NC

4

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

5

79

James Civali

Davidson, NC

6

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

7

73

Cole Powell

Mount Brydes, ON

8

75

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

9

83

Tim Brown

Tobaccoville, NC

10

27

Joe Ryan Osborne

Kannapolis,NC

11

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

12

44

Daniel Beeson

Kernersville, NC

13

18

Daniel Yates

Lexington, NC

14

92

Kevin Wilson

15

53

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

16

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

17

9

Andrew Harra

Greensboro, NC

18

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

19

12

Mike Norman

Lewisville, NC

20

16

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

21

7

Al Hill

Jonesville, NC

22

41

Jimmy Wallace

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series
Sportsman Race: 40 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

7

Dylan Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

2

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

3

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

4

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

5

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

6

28

Billy Gregg

Lexington, NC

7

07

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

8

4

John Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

9

18

Justin Taylor

King, NC

10

3

Jeff Garrison

Arcadia, NC

11

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

12

27

Shane Tuttle

Winston-Salem, NC

13

2

Joseph Brown

Lewisville, NC

14

9

David Adams

Yadkinville, NC

15

55

Zack Ore

Winston-Salem, NC

16

11

Wayne Hill

Winston-Salem, NC

17

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

18

49

Kale Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

19

71

Austin Taylor

Winston-Salem, NC

20

14

Terry Thompson

Winston-Salem, NC

21

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

 

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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

5

Spencer Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

2

08

Jake Creed

Dobson, NC

3

30

Blake Shupe

Mount Airy, NC

4

69

Gerald Robinson Jr

Winston-Salem, NC

5

13

Kevin Gilbert

Mocksville, NC

6

97

Jeremy Warren

Winston-Salem, NC

7

99

Bryan Sykes

Winston-Salem, NC

8

40

Taylor Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

9

9

Steven Berrier

Germanton, NC

10

22

Brian Wall

Winston-Salem, NC

11

98

Nate Gregg

Lexington, NC

12

49

Phillip Jones

Lexington, NC

13

31

Brandon Butner

Clemmons, NC

14

2

Willie Wall

Winston-Salem, NC

15

02

Amber Lynn

Walkertown, NC

16

16

Brad Lewis

Winston-Salem, NC

17

88

Nick Brill

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Law Offices of John Barrow Stadium Stock Series
Stadium Stock race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

02

Wesley Thompson

Advance, NC

2

8

Shane Southard

Yadkinville, NC

3

24

A.J. Sanders

Mocksville, NC

4

81

Chuck Wall

Lexington, NC

5

1

Grayson Keaton

Mocksville, NC

6

76

Billy Cameron Jr

Salisbury, NC

7

23

Andy Spears

Lexington, NC

8

10

David Hopkins

Winston-Salem, NC

9

27

Austin Cates

Tobaccoville, NC

10

56

Tyler Burke

Midway, NC

11

21

Stephen Sanders

Midway, NC

12

00

Daryl Bryant

Pilot Mountain, NC

13

44

Doug Rembold

Harrisburg, NC

14

22

Adam Thomas

Winston-Salem, NC

15

68

Tyler Bush

Clemmons, NC

16

33

DJ Dean

Thomasville, NC

17

45

Derek Sheets

Walkertown, NC

18

01

Chris Allison

Mocksville, NC

19

54

Justin Owens

Walnut Cove, NC

20

13

Chase Hunt

Lexington, NC

21

14

Ken Bridges

King, NC

22

3

Kyler Staley

Reedy Creek, NC