Burt Myers Combines Luck and Skill to Win at Bowman Gray

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
Bowman Gray Stadium PR/Photo Credit Eric Hylton Photography

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