Myers Wins 100-Lapper at Bowman Gray

 “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
Bowman Gray Stadium PR/Photo Credit Eric Hylton Photography

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