Trouble for Jeffreys gives Measmer victory at Bowman Gray


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Bobby Measmer celebrating his victory in the first Modified 25-lapper on Saturday.


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The winner of the second Modified race, Burt Myers, smiles in Winner’s Circle.


Eric Hylton Photography | For The Stokes News

Derek Stoltz receives his victory trophy after taking the checkered in the Sportsman 100-lapper.


Eric Hylton Photography | For The Stokes News

Lady Luck can be fickle at Bowman Gray Stadium, and one man’s misfortune can be another man’s lucky break.

Such was the case for Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg in Saturday’s first race for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series. He turned the fastest lap yet again – taking the pole for the third time in a row and the fifth time this season.

He bolted out into the lead on the initial start past the outside pole-starter, Bobby Measmer of Concord. Measmer followed closely behind Jeffreys, but the #75 of Jeffreys seemed hard to beat.

But disaster struck for Jeffreys when mechanical problems sent his car to the pits on lap 13. Measmer was the beneficiary of Jeffreys’s absence, moving up to the lead. “I thought I saw a tire going down. He started getting really loose,” said Measmer about Jeffreys’s ailing car. “I saw him pull over and waving outside – and I’m like, ‘Alright, this is mine.’”

Despite the threats from Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem, Measmer held on to grab the victory. “We’ve rebuilt this car front to back, and every week we come out it’s fast. But the driver loses his head, or I get caught up in somebody else’s stuff,” said Measmer.

The “Madhouse Scramble” sent Daniel Yates of Lexington to the pole for the start of the second race. Darin Redmon of Walnut Cove started beside him on the outside. Redmon encountered some disasters of his own as mechanical issues caused him to lose control and slide into the guard rail on the first lap.

George Brunnhoelzl III of Mooresville moved up to battle with Yates for the lead and slipped by him in short order. But Brunnhoelzl soon had his hands full with Burt Myers pressuring his bumper.

On lap 8, Myers made a risky move on the outside row to power his way around Brunnhoelzl to grab the lead. Then it was smooth sailing to the checkered flag for Myers, with John Smith of Mount Airy finishing on his bumper.

“We knew we were bad,” said Myers about his car in the first race. “We didn’t quit. It’s hard to believe I’m standing here.”

In the Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series, Kevin Neal of Walkertown dominated the first part of Saturday’s 100-lapper. Neal defended his lead for five double-file restarts and was just a few laps from taking the checkered flag. But a late-race caution gave Derek Stoltz of Walkertown the chance to dart to the inside of Neal and steal the lead. Stoltz went on to win.

Billy Gregg of Lexington claimed the checkered in a caution-filled race for the Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series. And in the Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series, both Wesley Thompson of Advance and Tim Evans of Arcadia walked away with a victory trophy.

Race Results

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series

1st Modified Race: 25 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 14 Bobby Measmer Jr. Concord, NC

2 22 Jonathan Brown Winston-Salem, NC

3 5 Randy Butner Pfafftown, NC

4 4 Jason Myers Walnut Cove, NC

5 53 John Smith Mount Airy, NC

6 1 Burt Myers Walnut Cove, NC

7 83 Tim Brown Tobaccoville, NC

8 79 George Brunnhoelzl III Mooresville, NC

9 44 Daniel Beeson Kernersville, NC

10 18 Daniel Yates Lexington, NC

11 8 Darin Redmon Walnut Cove, NC

12 16 William Smith Mount Airy, NC

13 75 Lee Jeffreys Wallburg, NC

14 7 Derrik Hill Winston-Salem, NC

15 41 Jimmy Wallace Winston-Salem, NC

16 2 Joseph Brown Winston-Salem, NC

17 51 Matt Smith King, NC

18 10 Tommy Dillon Winston-Salem, NC

19 77 Susan Harwell Jonesville, NC

2nd Modified Race: 25 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 1 Burt Myers Walnut Cove, NC

2 53 John Smith Mount Airy, NC

3 79 George Brunnhoelzl III Mooresville, NC

4 22 Jonathan Brown Winston-Salem, NC

5 5 Randy Butner Pfafftown, NC

6 44 Daniel Beeson Kernersville, NC

7 83 Tim Brown Tobaccoville, NC

8 4 Jason Myers Walnut Cove, NC

9 14 Bobby Measmer Jr. Concord, NC

10 77 Lee Jeffreys Wallburg, NC

11 18 Daniel Yates Lexington, NC

12 16 William Smith Mount Airy, NC

13 7 Derrik Hill Winston-Salem, NC

14 2 Joseph Brown Winston-Salem, NC

15 51 Matt Smith King, NC

16 41 Jimmy Wallace Winston-Salem, NC

17 10 Tommy Dillon Winston-Salem, NC

18 8 Darin Redmon Walnut Cove, NC

Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series

Sportsman 100: 116 laps (race extended due to caution)

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 02 Derek Stoltz Walkertown, NC

2 07 Kevin Neal Walkertown, NC

3 2 Andrew Durham Winston-Salem, NC

4 86 Taylor Branch Lewisville, NC

5 01 Amber Lynn Walkertown, NC

6 4 John Holleman Winston-Salem, NC

7 12 Justin Taylor Kernersville, NC

8 19 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC

9 3 Jeff Garrison Arcadia, NC

10 21 Tommy Neal Walkertown, NC

11 38 Mitch Gales Thomasville,NC

12 8 Casey Kepley Jr Winston-Salem, NC

13 30 Tanner Tilley Mount Airy, NC

14 55 Zack Ore Winston-Salem, NC

15 25 Matt Bodenheimer Wallburg, NC

16 81 Zack Clifton Walkertown, NC

17 70 Dylan Ward Winston-Salem, NC

18 41 Donnie Martin Winston-Salem, NC

19 68 Robbie Brewer Winston-Salem, NC

20 92 Kyle Southern Rural Hall, NC

21 62 Bubba Tilley Mount Airy, NC

Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series

Street Stock Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 28 Billy Gregg Lexington, NC

2 08 Jacob Creed Dobson, NC

3 15 Nick Wall Pfafftown, NC

4 5 Spencer Martin Winston-Salem, NC

5 97 Jeremy Warren Winston-Salem, NC

6 6 Shane Tuttle Winston-Salem, NC

7 16 Brad Lewis Winston-Salem, NC

8 99 Bryan Sykes Winston-Salem, NC

9 09 David Creed Mount Airy, NC

10 11 Hunter Hutchens Boonville, NC

11 13 Kevin Gilbert Mocksville, NC

12 40 Taylor Robbins Winston-Salem, NC

13 1 Christian Joyce Trinity, NC

14 69 Gerald Robinson Jr Winston-Salem, NC

15 66 Mike Evans King, NC

16 29 Bradley Potts Clemmons, NC

17 62 Kevin Hedgecock Thomasville, NC

18 30 Blake Shupe Mount Airy, NC

19 72 Bryant Robertson Lexington, NC

20 98 Nate Gregg Lexington, NC

21 33 Dennis Lanier Lexington, NC

22 14 Aaron Hylton Kernersville, NC

Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series

Stadium Stock A Race: 15 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 02 Wesley Thompson Advance, NC

2 81 Chuck Wall Lexington, NC

3 2 Brandon Brendle Winston-Salem, NC

4 01 Chris Allison Mocksville, NC

5 24 A.J. Sanders Mocksville, NC

6 1 Grayson Keaton Mocksville, NC

7 61 Jason Keaton Mocksville, NC

8 68 Tyler Bush Clemmons, NC

9 3 Kyler Staley Reedy Creek, NC

10 76 Billy Cameron Jr Salisbury, NC

11 69 Brandon Crotts Winston-Salem, NC

12 27 Austin Cates Tobaccoville, NC

13 54 Justin Owens Walnut Cove, NC

14 20 Scarlett Dahmer Kernersville, NC

15 26 K.C. Myers Winston-Salem, NC

16 22 Adam Thomas Winston-Salem, NC

Stadium Stock B Race: 15 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 09 Tim Evans Arcadia, NC

2 8 Shane Southard Yadkinville, NC

3 35 Johnny Baker Randleman, NC

4 39 Patrick Mullen Lexington, NC

5 33 DJ Dean Thomasville, NC

6 6 Dale Patterson Mocksville, NC

7 37 Josh Osborne Salisbury, NC

8 2 Jason Everhart Lexington, NC

9 91 David Houck New London, NC

10 14 Ken Bridges King, NC

11 9 Robbie Shrewsbury Walnut Cove, NC

12 28 Robert Mabe Germanton, NC

13 49 Shawn Hayes Lenoir, NC

14 10 David Hopkins Winston-Salem, NC

Bobby Measmer celebrating his victory in the first Modified 25-lapper on Saturday.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_MeasmerWC-1-.jpgBobby Measmer celebrating his victory in the first Modified 25-lapper on Saturday. Eric Hylton Photography | For The Stokes News

The winner of the second Modified race, Burt Myers, smiles in Winner’s Circle.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_MyersWC-10-.jpgThe winner of the second Modified race, Burt Myers, smiles in Winner’s Circle. Eric Hylton Photography | For The Stokes News

Derek Stoltz receives his victory trophy after taking the checkered in the Sportsman 100-lapper.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_StoltzWC.jpgDerek Stoltz receives his victory trophy after taking the checkered in the Sportsman 100-lapper. Eric Hylton Photography | For The Stokes News

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