Jason Myers Wins Grueling Race at Bowman Gray

Racing at Bowman Gray Stadium
pushes drivers and cars to their limit. And after the checkered flag
flew on Saturday, Jason Myers of Walnut Cove celebrated in Victory Lane
as one of the few gladiators left standing.
    Myers drew 13th as his start in the FOX8 WGHP 100 for the Brad’s Golf
Cars Modified Series and weathered a storm that saw eight cautions and
only 10 of 24 competitors finishing the race. He strategically fought
his way forward to claim his third win of the 2018 season.
    The race began with Daniel Yates of Winston-Salem and Chris Fleming of
Mount Airy playing mind games with each other as they battled for the
lead on the initial start. After a false start, Fleming was able to
battle from the outside and take the top spot. Fleming fended off a
challenge from Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg and then a challenge from George
Brunnhoelzl III of Mooresville.
    But something went awry on Fleming’s ride as he continued to tangle
with Brunnhoelzl. Fleming skidded across the infield and into the
guardrail while Brunnhoelzl took over the lead on lap on 45.
    For the first half of the race, Jason Myers had been climbing his way
through the field. Fleming’s crash into the guardrail brought out a
caution, which allowed Myers to move up to the outside of Brunnhoelzl to
challenge for the head position.
    His first attempt was unsuccessful. So was his second. But on his third
outside row challenge, Myers made the pass stick. The #4 car of Myers
then held off John Smith of Mount Airy, Bobby Measmer of Concord, and
James Civali of Davidson.
    “Thirteenth to first in a 100 laps is a lot harder than you think it
is,” said Myers. “I had my hands full right there at the end.”
    Part of the battle was unseen – occurring in the pit garage before the
green flag even fell. “We made a lot of changes, and it didn’t work. We
missed the first two of the night tonight when they were running the
other races,” said Myers. “We literally barely got this thing put
together before race time.”
    Danny Bohn of Huntersville qualified fourth fastest and was the only
competitor to take on the Fans’ Challenge. A crash took him out of
contention for the $6,000. The same wreck collected points leader Burt
Myers of Walnut Cove. Although his crew tried feverishly to repair the
car, he was unable to return to the race and finished 11th.
    In the Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series, Dylan Ward of
Winston-Salem won in the first 20-lapper – his fifth win of the season.
Tommy “the Tiger” Neal of Walkertown beat Michael Adams of Yadkinville
to take the checkered in the second race.
    Spencer Martin won for the second week in a row in the Law Offices of
John Barrow Street Stock Series. And in the Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series,
both Chris Allison of Mocksville and Johnny Baker of Randleman brought
home a victory.
Race Results
Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series
FOX8 WGHP 100: 100 laps
FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    4    Jason Myers    Walnut Cove, NC
2    53    John Smith    Mount Airy, NC
3    14    Bobby Measmer Jr.    Concord, NC
4    22    Jonathan Brown    Winston-Salem, NC
5    83    Tim Brown    Tobaccoville, NC
6    79    James Civali    Davidson, NC
7    2    Joseph Brown    Winston-Salem, NC
8    66    Zack Clifton    Walkertown, NC
9    8    Darin Redmon    Walnut Cove, NC
10    18    Daniel Yates    Lexington, NC
11    1    Burt Myers    Walnut Cove, NC
12    27    Danny Bohn    Huntersville, NC
13    34    George Brunnhoelzl III    Mooresville, NC
14    44    Daniel Beeson    Kernersville, NC
15    75    Lee Jeffreys    Wallburg, NC
16    16    Chris Fleming    Mount Airy, NC
17    5    Randy Butner    Pfafftown, NC
18    78    Bobby Skinger    Charlotte, NC
19    71     Rich Hunter    Winston-Salem, NC
20    7    Derrik Hill    Winston-Salem, NC
21    92    Doug Patton    Winston-Salem, NC
22    9    Lane Hill    Winston-Salem, NC
23    41    Jimmy Wallace    Winston-Salem, NC
24    77    Susan Harwell    Jonesville, NC
Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series
1st Sportsman Race: 20 laps
FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    70    Dylan Ward    Winston-Salem, NC
2    02    Derek Stoltz    Walkertown, NC
3    92    Kyle Southern    Rural Hall, NC
4    4    John Holleman    Winston-Salem, NC
5    01    Amber Lynn    Walkertown, NC
6    07    Kevin Neal    Walkertown, NC
7    21    Tommy Neal    Walkertown, NC
8    19    Michael Adams    Yadkinville, NC
9    86    Taylor Branch    Lewisville, NC
10    38    Mitch Gales    Thomasville,NC
11    30    Tanner Tilley    Mount Airy, NC
12    8    Casey Kepley Jr    Winston-Salem, NC
13    14    Terry Thompson    Winston-Salem, NC
14    68    Robbie Brewer    Winston-Salem, NC
15    12    Justin Taylor    Kernersville, NC
16    55    Zack Ore    Winston-Salem, NC
17    16    Bubba Tilley    Mount Airy, NC
18    41    Kale Martin    Winston-Salem, NC
19    9    Austin Harris    Yadkinville, NC
20    78    Nick Collins    Winston-Salem, NC
2nd Sportsman Race: 20 laps
FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    21    Tommy Neal    Walkertown, NC
2    02    Derek Stoltz    Walkertown, NC
3    07    Kevin Neal    Walkertown, NC
4    70    Dylan Ward    Winston-Salem, NC
5    19    Michael Adams    Yadkinville, NC
6    86    Taylor Branch    Lewisville, NC
7    12    Justin Taylor    Kernersville, NC
8    92    Kyle Southern    Rural Hall, NC
9    4    John Holleman    Winston-Salem, NC
10    55    Zack Ore    Winston-Salem, NC
11    01    Amber Lynn    Walkertown, NC
12    68    Robbie Brewer    Winston-Salem, NC
13    38    Mitch Gales    Thomasville,NC
14    8    Casey Kepley Jr    Winston-Salem, NC
15    41    Kale Martin    Winston-Salem, NC
16    9    Austin Harris    Yadkinville, NC
17    30    Tanner Tilley    Mount Airy, NC
Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series
Street Stock Race: 20 laps
FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    5    Spencer Martin     Winston-Salem, NC
2    28    Billy Gregg    Lexington, NC
3    97    Jeremy Warren    Winston-Salem, NC
4    99    Bryan Sykes    Winston-Salem, NC
5    1    Christian Joyce    Trinity, NC
6    00    Donnie Martin    Winston-Salem, NC
7    30    Blake Shupe    Mount Airy, NC
8    09    David Creed    Mount Airy, NC
9    69    Gerald Robinson Jr    Winston-Salem, NC
10    98    Nate Gregg    Lexington, NC
11    15    Nick Wall    Pfafftown, NC
12    13    Kevin Gilbert    Mocksville, NC
13    08    Jacob Creed    Dobson, NC
14    16    Brad Lewis    Winston-Salem, NC
15    7    Jamie Byrd    Mount Airy, NC
16    33    Dennis Lanier    Lexington, NC
17    11    Hunter Hutchens    Boonville, NC
18    31    Brandon Butner    East Bend, NC
19    40    Taylor Robbins    Winston-Salem, NC
Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series
Stadium Stock A Race: 15 laps
FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    01    Chris Allison    Mocksville, NC
2    61    Jason Keaton    Mocksville, NC
3    22    Adam Thomas    Winston-Salem, NC
4    02    Wesley Thompson    Advance, NC
5    24    A.J. Sanders    Mocksville, NC
6    8    Brandon Brendle    Winston-Salem, NC
7    76    Billy Cameron Jr    Salisbury, NC
8    49    Shawn Hayes    Lenoir, NC
9    1    Grayson Keaton    Mocksville, NC
10    81    Chuck Wall    Lexington, NC
11    27    Austin Cates    Tobaccoville, NC
12    54    Justin Owens    Walnut Cove, NC
13    69    Brandon Crotts    Winston-Salem, NC
14    68    Tyler Bush    Clemmons, NC
15    47    Tyler McDonald    Thomasville, NC
16    60    Brad Mickalowski    Mocksville, NC
17    26    K.C. Myers    Winston-Salem, NC
18    3    Kyler Staley    Reedy Creek, NC
Stadium Stock B Race: 15 laps
FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    35    Johnny Baker    Randleman, NC
2    33    DJ Dean    Thomasville, NC
3    51    Junior Snow    King, NC
4    2x    Todd Barnhardt    Advance, NC
5    09    Tim Evans    Arcadia, NC
6    2    Jason Everhart    Lexington, NC
7    7    James Allison    Mocksville, NC
8    20    Scarlett Dahmer    Kernersville, NC
9    0    Carlos Clifton    Germanton, NC
10    77    Chelsea Adkins    Pilot Mountain, NC
11    10    David Hopkins    Winston-Salem, NC
12    29    Cody Arrington    Mount Airy, NC
13    28    Robert Mabe    Germanton, NC
14    14    Ken Bridges    King, NC
15    23    Andy Spears    Lexington, NC
16    00    Ricky Wall    Pilot Mountain, NC
17    99    Blake Walker    Lenoir, NC
Bowman Gray Stadium PR/Photo Credit Eric Hylton Photography

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