Burt Myers combines luck and skill to win at Bowman Gray


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Burt Myers (1) and Jason Myers (4 – outside row) battle side by side for the lead as they head down the backstretch.


Eric Hylton Photography | For The Stokes News

When you’re fighting for the points championship at Bowman Gray Stadium, it takes a strong car, lots of driving talent, and unshakeable nerves.

A little luck doesn’t hurt either.

Burt Myers of Walnut Cove started second on Saturday after the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series randomly drew for starting position. He went on to take the checkered in Saturday’s Midway Mobile Storage Modified 100.

Knowing that starting position would be determined by draw, Myers used the opportunity to experiment. “We tried some stuff in qualifying, and it didn’t work – but we knew we could try tonight,” said Myers, who ended up being the ninth fastest qualifier.

Qualifying times for Modified 100-lappers are crucial, however, in order to be eligible to take the Fans’ Challenge – where the top four qualifiers can choose to start in the rear for a chance at massive prize money.

Younger brother Jason Myers was instead the one burning up the track and qualifying the fastest, although he opted out of accepting the Fans’ Challenge and starting in the rear. Bobby Measmer of Conord and Randy Butner of Pfafftown were daring enough to take the Fan’s Challenge. Unfortunately, wrecks and mechanical problems kept them from fighting their way to the front and earning the prize money.

Jason Myers drew fourth as his start – right on his brother’s bumper. When the green flag fell, Burt Myers shot out past pole-starter Daniel Beeson of Kernersville to claim the lead. Jason Myers filed in behind Burt in second, and the brotherly conflict began.

Through eight double-file restarts, Jason Myers took to the outside to challenge his brother. Each time, Burt Myers was able to defend the lead. However, each restart certainly increased the pressure for Burt Myers.

“I tried to set a good pace and endure those 500 restarts we had,” said Burt Myers. “The first lap after cautions, I was really good. Then after we ran about three laps I’d start getting a little free – and then when we ran about 10 laps, I was really good. So it was going back and forth.”

Jason Myers gave a few stout shots to the bumper of Burt, but the #1 of Burt Myers held firm in the lead. “It’s so hot, so slick,” said Burt Myers. “Jason had a really good car. I just want to make sure I didn’t make a mistake and cost myself.”

Jason Myers ended up finishing second, with Brandon Ward of Winston-Salem taking third.

In the Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series, Tommy Neal of Walkertown held off John Holleman of Winston-Salem to grab the win in the first 20-lapper. Andrew Durham of Winston-Salem motored past Derek Stoltz of Walkertown to steal away the lead and the win in the second race.

Jacob Creed of Dobson slipped by Bryan Sykes of Winston-Salem on the last lap to win the 20-lapper for the Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series. In the Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series, Chuck Wall of Lexington and Brandon Brendle of Winston-Salem each claimed the checkered.

Race Results

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series

Midway Mobile Storage Modified 100: 106 laps completed (race extended due to caution)

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 1 Burt Myers Walnut Cove, NC

2 4 Jason Myers Walnut Cove, NC

3 04 Brandon Ward Winston-Salem, NC

4 53 John Smith Mount Airy, NC

5 83 Tim Brown Tobaccoville, NC

6 22 Jonathan Brown Winston-Salem, NC

7 92 Brody Jones Statesville, NC

8 8 Darin Redmon Walnut Cove, NC

9 5 Randy Butner Pfafftown, NC

10 75 Lee Jeffreys Wallburg, NC

11 27 Shawn Balluzzo Hampton, VA

12 79 George Brunnhoelzl III Mooresville, NC

13 44 Daniel Beeson Kernersville, NC

14 14 Bobby Measmer Jr. Concord, NC

15 18 Daniel Yates Lexington, NC

16 77 Susan Harwell Jonesville, NC

17 78 Bobby Skinger Charlotte, NC

Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series

1st Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 21 Tommy Neal Walkertown, NC

2 4 John Holleman Winston-Salem, NC

3 86 Taylor Branch Lewisville, NC

4 55 Zack Ore Winston-Salem, NC

5 2 Andrew Durham Winston-Salem, NC

6 81 Zack Clifton Walkertown, NC

7 92 Kyle Southern Rural Hall, NC

8 02 Derek Stoltz Walkertown, NC

9 68 Robbie Brewer Winston-Salem, NC

10 70 Dylan Ward Winston-Salem, NC

11 12 Justin Taylor Kernersville, NC

12 01 Amber Lynn Walkertown, NC

13 07 Kevin Neal Walkertown, NC

14 11 Wayne Hill Winston-Salem, NC

15 38 Mitch Gales Thomasville,NC

16 30 Tanner Tilley Mount Airy, NC

17 25 Matt Bodenheimer Wallburg, NC

18 8 Casey Kepley Jr Winston-Salem, NC

19 62 Bubba Tilley Mount Airy, NC

20 19 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC

21 14 Terry Thompson Winston-Salem, NC

2nd Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 2 Andrew Durham Winston-Salem, NC

2 55 Zack Ore Winston-Salem, NC

3 4 John Holleman Winston-Salem, NC

4 02 Derek Stoltz Walkertown, NC

5 68 Robbie Brewer Winston-Salem, NC

6 01 Amber Lynn Walkertown, NC

7 86 Taylor Branch Lewisville, NC

8 38 Mitch Gales Thomasville,NC

9 92 Kyle Southern Rural Hall, NC

10 21 Tommy Neal Walkertown, NC

11 30 Tanner Tilley Mount Airy, NC

12 8 Casey Kepley Jr Winston-Salem, NC

13 70 Dylan Ward Winston-Salem, NC

14 81 Zack Clifton Walkertown, NC

15 12 Justin Taylor Kernersville, NC

16 07 Kevin Neal Walkertown, NC

17 25 Matt Bodenheimer Wallburg, NC

18 19 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC

19 14 Terry Thompson Winston-Salem, NC

Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series

Street Stock Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 08 Jacob Creed Dobson, NC

2 99 Bryan Sykes Winston-Salem, NC

3 97 Jeremy Warren Winston-Salem, NC

4 22 Brian Wall Winston-Salem, NC

5 09 David Creed Mount Airy, NC

6 5 Spencer Martin Winston-Salem, NC

7 16 Brad Lewis Winston-Salem, NC

8 13 Kevin Gilbert Mocksville, NC

9 49 Steven Berrier Germanton, NC

10 72 Bryant Robertson Dobson, NC

11 28 Billy Gregg Lexington, NC

12 15 Nick Wall Pfafftown, NC

13 33 Dennis Lanier Lexington, NC

14 40 Taylor Robbins Winston-Salem, NC

15 30 Blake Shupe Mount Airy, NC

16 98 Nate Gregg Lexington, NC

17 14 Aaron Hylton Kernersville, NC

18 11 Hunter Hutchens Boonville, NC

19 31 Brandon Butner East Bend, NC

20 71 Willie Newman Tobaccoville, NC

21 69 Gerald Robinson Jr Winston-Salem, NC

22 18 Chad Brooks Lexington, NC

23 29 Bradley Potts Clemmons, NC

Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series

1st Stadium Stock Race: 15 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 81 Chuck Wall Lexington, NC

2 24 A.J. Sanders Mocksville, NC

3 61 Jason Keaton Mocksville, NC

4 22 Adam Thomas Winston-Salem, NC

5 76 Billy Cameron Jr Salisbury, NC

6 23 Andy Spears Lexington, NC

7 27 Austin Cates Tobaccoville, NC

8 68 Tyler Bush Clemmons, NC

9 54 Justin Owens Walnut Cove, NC

10 60 Brad Mickalowski Mocksville, NC

11 99 Blake Walker Lenoir, NC

12 28 Robert Mabe Germanton, NC

13 20 Scarlett Dahmer Kernersville, NC

14 01 Chris Allison Mocksville, NC

15 09 Tim Evans Arcadia, NC

16 0 Carlos Clifton Germanton, NC

17 83 T.J. Whaley Germanton, NC

2nd Stadium Stock Race: 15 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 2 Brandon Brendle Winston-Salem, NC

2 1 Grayson Keaton Mocksville, NC

3 8 Shane Southard Yadkinville, NC

4 35 Johnny Baker Randleman, NC

5 13 Chase Hunt Lexington, NC

6 02 Wesley Thompson Advance, NC

7 3 Kyler Staley Reedy Creek, NC

8 26 K.C. Myers Winston-Salem, NC

9 49 Shawn Hayes Lenoir, NC

10 11 Chad Hopkins Winston-Salem, NC

11 69 Brandon Crotts Winston-Salem, NC

12 6 Dale Patterson Mocksville, NC

13 37 Josh Osborne Salisbury, NC

14 75 Jeffery Burrow Thomasville, NC

15 91 David Houck New London, NC

16 14 Ken Bridges King, NC

17 18 Jonathan Stimelchek Winston-Salem,NC

Burt Myers (1) and Jason Myers (4 – outside row) battle side by side for the lead as they head down the backstretch.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_BMyers1JMyers4.jpgBurt Myers (1) and Jason Myers (4 – outside row) battle side by side for the lead as they head down the backstretch. Eric Hylton Photography | For The Stokes News

https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_MyersWC-8-.jpgEric Hylton Photography | For The Stokes News

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