Myers wins 100-lapper at Bowman Gray

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Burt Myers (1 – outside row) stays ahead of Tim Brown (83) by a nose to claim the lead when the caution flag waved. - Eric Hylton Photography | For The Stokes News
After claiming the victory, Burt Myers smiles with family in Winner’s Circle. - Eric Hylton Photography | For The Stokes News

“I didn’t think this was going to happen,” said Burt Myers about Saturday’s racing at Bowman Gray Stadium. Myers claimed the checkered in the 100-lapper for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series after battling forward from a ninth place start.

When the competitors randomly drew for starting position, points contender Tim Brown of Tobaccoville was placed on the pole. He shot out past Brian Loftin to take over the initial lead but was quickly challenged by Bobby Measmer of Concord. Measmer powered past Brown on the outside during a double-file restart to take over the top spot.

Brown quickly returned the favor on the next double-file restart and reclaimed the lead by passing Measmer on the outside. Measmer tried his chances again on the next restart to motor past Brown. The two battled side by side for laps until Measmer fell back on the outside row and Burt Myers of Walnut Cove moved up to second place.

The #83 car of Tim Brown appeared to struggle as well as the #1 car of Myers. Myers tried a move on the outside but was unsuccessful. But on a second attempt, Myers was able to get a nose ahead of Brown when the caution flag flew – putting Myers in the lead.

“We made changes – some shocks and springs changes right before the race,” said Burt Myers. “And the car wasn’t great, but I don’t think anybody’s was. It’s so hot and so greasy. The tires have been sitting in these tire trucks and they’re hardening up. Everybody’s fighting for everything they’ve got.”

Tim Brown gave some stout shots to the bumper of Burt Myers, but Brown was unable to shake him out of the lead. “I knew Tim was really tight, but it gave him a really good drive off the corner,” said Myers. “When we got down and kept logging laps in, I just tried to protect the bottom – and it seemed like I was creeping away from him.”

While Brown, Myers, and Measmer battled for the checkered – another battle was taking place throughout the field. Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg, Chris Fleming of Mount Airy, Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem, and Jason Myers of Walnut Cove were the fastest four qualifiers on Saturday – and each accepted the Fans’ Challenge. They dropped to the rear for a chance to win $9,000 if they made it back up to a top-four finish.

Jason Myers broke into the top four at around the halfway point in the race, but staying there is the real challenge. Jonathan Brown was right on Myers’s tail throughout the race, passing by him with less than 20 laps to go. That put Jonathan Brown in the position to grab the $9,000 all for himself unless Jason Myers could make a move into the top four.

The #4 car of Jason Myers gave a shot to the bumper of Jonathan Brown, spinning him out and sending him to the rear. Jason Myers moved up to third. Chris Fleming took over fourth, putting him in position to split the $9,000 with Myers.

With a little over 10 laps to go, Brown flew through the field to take over fifth place. He began to put the pressure on Chris Fleming in an attempt to move back into the top four. He nudged Fleming during the final laps, getting Fleming off the pace enough to attempt a pass on the white flag lap. But with the checkered flag waving, Fleming was still able to beat Brown to the line by inches. Jason Myers and Chris Fleming each won $4,500, while Brown finished fifth and lost his chance at the prize money.

In the Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series, Kevin Neal of Walkertown and Zack Ore of Winston-Salem each claimed the checkered. Taylor Robbins of Winston-Salem held on to win in the Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series. And there was cause for a family celebration as father James Allison and son Chris Allison of Mocksville each won in the Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series.

Race Results

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series

Modifed 100-Lap Race: 100 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 1 Burt Myers Walnut Cove, NC

2 83 Tim Brown Tobaccoville, NC

3 4 Jason Myers Walnut Cove, NC

4 16 Chris Fleming Mount Airy, NC

5 22 Jonathan Brown Winston-Salem, NC

6 53 John Smith Mount Airy, NC

7 79 George Brunnhoelzl III Mooresville, NC

8 44 Daniel Beeson Kernersville, NC

9 5 Randy Butner Pfafftown, NC

10 8 Darin Redmon Walnut Cove, NC

11 75 Lee Jeffreys Wallburg, NC

12 14 Bobby Measmer Jr. Concord, NC

13 78 Bobby Skinger Charlotte, NC

14 40 Frank Fleming Winston-Salem, NC

15 11 Brian Loftin Winston-Salem, NC

16 18 Daniel Yates Lexington, NC

17 41 Jimmy Wallace Winston-Salem, NC

18 7 TJ Zacharias Winston-Salem, NC

19 77 Susan Harwell Jonesville, NC

20 33 Jeremy Gerstner Wesley Chapel, FL

Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series

1st Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 07 Kevin Neal Walkertown, NC

2 81 Zack Clifton Walkertown, NC

3 2 Andrew Durham Winston-Salem, NC

4 19 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC

5 4 John Holleman Winston-Salem, NC

6 70 Dylan Ward Winston-Salem, NC

7 12 Justin Taylor Kernersville, NC

8 55 Zack Ore Winston-Salem, NC

9 21 Tommy Neal Walkertown, NC

10 92 Kyle Southern Rural Hall, NC

11 38 Mitch Gales Thomasville,NC

12 30 Tanner Tilley Mount Airy, NC

13 8 Casey Kepley Jr Winston-Salem, NC

14 9 Austin Harris Yadkinville, NC

15 01 Mike Staley Belews Creek, NC

16 0 David Latour Jr Advance, NC

17 22 Amber Lynn Walkertown, NC

18 14 Terry Thompson Winston-Salem, NC

2nd Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 55 Zack Ore Winston-Salem, NC

2 70 Dylan Ward Winston-Salem, NC

3 19 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC

4 81 Zack Clifton Walkertown, NC

5 07 Kevin Neal Walkertown, NC

6 21 Tommy Neal Walkertown, NC

7 2 Andrew Durham Winston-Salem, NC

8 8 Casey Kepley Jr Winston-Salem, NC

9 92 Kyle Southern Rural Hall, NC

10 38 Mitch Gales Thomasville,NC

11 30 Tanner Tilley Mount Airy, NC

12 01 Amber Lynn Walkertown, NC

13 12 Justin Taylor Kernersville, NC

14 0 David Latour Jr Advance, NC

15 4 John Holleman Winston-Salem, NC

16 9 Austin Harris Yadkinville, NC

17 14 Terry Thompson Winston-Salem, NC

18 22 Mike Staley Belews Creek, NC

Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series

Street Stock Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 40 Taylor Robbins Winston-Salem, NC

2 28 Billy Gregg Lexington, NC

3 5 Spencer Martin Winston-Salem, NC

4 99 Bryan Sykes Winston-Salem, NC

5 09 David Creed Mount Airy, NC

6 97 Jeremy Warren Winston-Salem, NC

7 69 Gerald Robinson Jr Winston-Salem, NC

8 72 Bryant Robertson Lexington, NC

9 15 Nick Wall Pfafftown, NC

10 30 Blake Shupe Mount Airy, NC

11 08 Jacob Creed Dobson, NC

12 13 Kevin Gilbert Mocksville, NC

13 33 Dennis Lanier Lexington, NC

14 66 Mike Evans King, NC

15 14 Aaron Hylton Kernersville, NC

16 6 Jason Brown Winston-Salem, NC

17 16 Brad Lewis Winston-Salem, NC

18 31 Brandon Butner East Bend, NC

19 98 Nate Gregg Lexington, NC

Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series

Stadium Stock A Race: 15 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 01 Chris Allison Mocksville, NC

2 8 Brandon Brendle Winston-Salem, NC

3 02 Wesley Thompson Advance, NC

4 68 Tyler Bush Clemmons, NC

5 81 Chuck Wall Lexington, NC

6 24 A.J. Sanders Mocksville, NC

7 1 Grayson Keaton Mocksville, NC

8 76 Billy Cameron Jr Salisbury, NC

9 26 K.C. Myers Winston-Salem, NC

10 54 Justin Owens Walnut Cove, NC

11 60 Brad Mickalowski Mocksville, NC

12 20 Scarlett Dahmer Kernersville, NC

13 22 Adam Thomas Winston-Salem, NC

14 27 Austin Cates Tobaccoville, NC

15 14 Ken Bridges King, NC

16 69 Brandon Crotts Winston-Salem, NC

Stadium Stock B Race: 15 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 61 James Allison Mocksville, NC

2 3 Kyler Staley Reedy Creek, NC

3 49 Shawn Hayes Lenoir, NC

4 99 Blake Walker Lenoir, NC

5 12 Todd Barnhardt Advance, NC

6 91 David Houck New London, NC

7 83 T.J. Whaley Germanton, NC

8 77 Chelsea Adkins Pilot Mountain, NC

9 10 Chad Hopkins Winston-Salem, NC

10 35 Johnny Baker Randleman, NC

11 33 DJ Dean Thomasville, NC

12 2 Blake Spears Lexington, NC

13 6 Dale Patterson Mocksville, NC

14 75 Jeffery Burrow Thomasville, NC

15 43 Tony Meadows Clemmons, NC

Burt Myers (1 – outside row) stays ahead of Tim Brown (83) by a nose to claim the lead when the caution flag waved.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_Myers1Brown83-2-.jpgBurt Myers (1 – outside row) stays ahead of Tim Brown (83) by a nose to claim the lead when the caution flag waved. Eric Hylton Photography | For The Stokes News

After claiming the victory, Burt Myers smiles with family in Winner’s Circle.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_MyersWC-9-.jpgAfter claiming the victory, Burt Myers smiles with family in Winner’s Circle. Eric Hylton Photography | For The Stokes News

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