Myers Dominates 100-Lapper at Bowman Gray

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Burt Myers turned his luck 
around in the most dramatic fashion on Saturday, coming from the back to 
the front to grab the checkered – sending a clear message about where 
his season may be headed.
    Myers had a stellar season last year, taking the championship for the 
Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series with five victories under his belt. Yet 
his 2019 season started off with a few bumps in the road. Due to some 
collisions and bad luck in the early races, he entered Saturday with 
only one top-five finish – a fourth place showing on May 25.
    But the team of Myers had been putting the finishing touches on 
preparing a new car – one that they were ready to take for a spin on 
Saturday. “I know everybody saw me in the gold car last week. I wanted 
to spend some extra time getting this car where it needed to be,” said 
Myers. “This is the new generation of Fury chassis, and there’s a lot of 
stuff on this car that’s different from what they’ve been doing in the 
past. I’ve kinda been the R&D guy, and we’ve been working hard to get 
this car to where it needs to be.”
    In qualifying sessions, Burt Myers took the fastest lap. Then he made 
the risky choice to take on the Fans’ Challenge and start in the rear. 
With a full field of 24 cars in  the Kevin Powell Motorsports 100, Myers 
would have his work cut out for him if he was to make it back to the top 
four and claim the $3,000 Fans’ Challenge bonus.
    Meanwhile, Chris Fleming of Mount Airy and Darin Redmon of Walnut Cove 
drew the front row as their starting positions. Fleming charged out into 
an early lead and held off challenges from Zack Clifton of Walkertown 
and Brandon Ward of Winston-Salem.
    Daniel Beeson of Kernersville tried his hand at the outside as well but 
couldn’t make the pass stick. Beeson fell back through the field as 
James Civali of Davidson moved up to second. Burt Myers had been taking 
advantage of the four cautions so far to make his way forward and was 
right on Civali’s bumper in third.
    Slightly before the halfway point, the caution waved once again. Civali 
elected to stay to the inside lane, giving Myers the chance to go 
outside and challenge Fleming side by side for the lead. Fleming motored 
ahead and crowded Myers out of the turn, maintaining his position. Myers 
fell back to second.
    The #1 car of Myers tried the outside once more unsuccessfully during 
the next caution. But on lap 75, Myers challenged Fleming again on the 
outside lane and this time took the lead.
    Fleming tried to reclaim the position on two future restarts, but Myers 
held strong. He went on to not only claim the checkered, but he also 
took home $3,000 in Fans’ Challenge bonus money for finishing in the 
top-four after starting in the rear.
    “With this many cars here tonight, I knew things had to go our way,” 
said Myers about charging forward from the rear. “As great as our car 
was, we also had a night where everything went our way. Every lane I 
picked on the restart, every wreck, a hole opened up – just one of those 
nights where things fell our way and we were able to capitalize on it.”
    But Saturday night’s performance wasn’t merely just another victory. 
For Burt Myers and his team, it was a sign of what is to come. “I’m 
really happy with the results from being able to get the win, but I’m 
more ecstatic about where we got our racecar,” said Myers. “To be able 
to qualify as fast as we did and to be able to start last and drive 
through the field and win the race – I think it erases all doubts in our 
minds that our car should be right where we need it.”
    As far as the points race, Myers knows he has some ground to make up – 
but that could end up being his biggest asset. “We can’t control what 
happens as far as what’s happened in the past. All we can do is come out 
and do what we did tonight,” said Myers. “With the misfortune that we’ve 
had through this year, it’s given us the mindset that we didn’t have to 
be conservative. We could be real aggressive with setups and with my 
driving – with chances like taking the challenge. Maybe it is a little 
bit of the old Burt Myers that can be more aggressive and take some 
chances.”
    James Civali moved up to second on the final caution, finishing right 
behind Myers. Chris Fleming claimed third, with Tim Brown of 
Tobaccoville taking fourth. Danny Bohn of Huntersville also started in 
the back after accepting the Fans’ Challenge. He was close to earning 
the bonus money but finished fifth – one position short of where he 
needed to be.
    Tommy Neal of Walkertown held off Derek Stoltz of Walkertown to win the 
first 20-lapper for the McDowell Heating & Air Sportsman Series. Kyle 
Southern of Rural Hall won the second Sportsman race.
    In the Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series, Jacob Creed of 
Dobson claimed victory in the Whelen Street Stock 50. His father, David 
Creed of Mount Airy, finished in second. Brian Wall of Winston-Salem 
took third.
    Junior Smith of Lexington won the first 15-lap race for the Q104.1 
Stadium Stock Series. Tyler McDonald of Thomasville brought home the win 
in the second race after a wild three-wide crashing photo finish.

Race Results

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series
Kevin Powell Motorsports 100: 100 laps

FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    1    Burt Myers    Walnut Cove, NC
2    79    James Civali    Davidson, NC
3    16    Chris Fleming    Mount Airy, NC
4    83    Tim Brown    Tobaccoville, NC
5    65    Danny Bohn    Huntersville, NC
6    22    Jonathan Brown    Winston-Salem, NC
7    4    Jason Myers    Walnut Cove, NC
8    18    Daniel Yates    Lexington, NC
9    04    Brandon Ward    Winston-Salem, NC
10    53    John Smith    Mount Airy, NC
11    40    Frank Fleming    Winston-Salem, NC
12    44    Daniel Beeson    Kernersville, NC
13    81    Zack Clifton    Walkertown, NC
14    15    Brian Loftin    Winston-Salem, NC
15    41    Chris Williams    Martinsville, VA
16    50    Michael Clifton    Walkertown, NC
17    8    Darin Redmon    Walnut Cove, NC
18    75    Lee Jeffreys    Wallburg, NC
19    66    Ronnie Clifton    Walkertown, NC
20    5    Randy Butner    Pfafftown, NC
21    24    Andrew Harrah    Greensboro, NC
22    78    Bradley Mcaskill    Winston-Salem, NC
23    12    Dean Ward    Winston-Salem, NC
24    77    Susan Harwell    Jonesville, NC

McDowell Heating & Air Sportsman Series
1st Sportsman race: 20 laps

FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    21    Tommy Neal    Walkertown, NC
2    02    Derek Stoltz    Walkertown, NC
3    12    Justin Taylor    Kernersville, NC
4    4    John Holleman    Winston-Salem, NC
5    68    Robbie Brewer    Winston-Salem, NC
6    92    Kyle Southern    Rural Hall, NC
7    50    Ross Dalton    Liberty, NC
8    19    Michael Adams    Yadkinville, NC
9    2    Amber Lynn    Walkertown, NC
10    55    Zack Ore    Winston-Salem, NC
11    31    Chase Robertson    Winston-Salem, NC
12    30    Blake Shupe    Mt Airy, NC
13    7    Dylan Ward    Winston-Salem, NC
14    22    Wesley Thompson    Advance, NC
15    03    Sterling Plemmons    Winston-Salem, NC
16    17    Michael Caudill    Lexington, NC
17    5    Bubba Tilley    Mount Airy, NC
18    0    Steve Holleman    Winston-Salem, NC
19    80    Brian Shupe    Winston-Salem, NC
20    9    Ryan Dixon    Yadkinville, NC
21    14    Terry Thompson    Winston-Salem, NC

2nd Sportsman race: 20 laps

FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    92    Kyle Southern    Rural Hall, NC
2    02    Derek Stoltz    Walkertown, NC
3    19    Michael Adams    Yadkinville, NC
4    21    Tommy Neal    Walkertown, NC
5    4    John Holleman    Winston-Salem, NC
6    50    Ross Dalton    Liberty, NC
7    22    Wesley Thompson    Advance, NC
8    7    Dylan Ward    Winston-Salem, NC
9    55    Zack Ore    Winston-Salem, NC
10    03    Sterling Plemmons    Winston-Salem, NC
11    31    Chase Robertson    Winston-Salem, NC
12    12    Justin Taylor    Kernersville, NC
13    80    Brian Shupe    Winston-Salem, NC
14    17    Michael Caudill    Lexington, NC
15    0    Steve Holleman    Winston-Salem, NC
16    68    Robbie Brewer    Winston-Salem, NC
17    9    Ryan Dixon    Yadkinville, NC
18    2    Amber Lynn    Walkertown, NC
19    30    Blake Shupe    Mt Airy, NC

Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series
Whelen Street Stock 50: 54 laps completed (race extended due to caution)

FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    08    Jacob Creed    Dobson, NC
2    02    David Creed    Mount Airy, NC
3    22    Brian Wall    Winston-Salem, NC
4    19    Corey Rose    Trinity, NC
5    97    Jeremy Warren    Winston-Salem, NC
6    99    Bryan Sykes    Winston-Salem, NC
7    98    Billy Gregg    Lexington, NC
8    16    Brad Lewis    Winston-Salem, NC
9    28    Nate Gregg    Lexington, NC
10    1    Christian Joyce    Trinity, NC
11    23    Andy Spears    Lexington, NC
12    2    Willie Wall    Winston-Salem, NC
13    40    Taylor Robbins    Winston-Salem, NC
14    33    Dennis Lanier    Lexington, NC
15    31    Brandon Butner    East Bend, NC
16    62    Kevin Hedgecock    Thomasville, NC
17    69    Gerald Robinson Jr    Winston-Salem, NC
18    00    Donnie Martin    Winston-Salem, NC
19    52    Fletcher Whaley    Advance, NC
20    0    Shane Tuttle    Winston-Salem, NC

Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series
1st Stadium Stock Race: 15 laps

FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    79    Junior Smith    Lexington, NC
2    24    A.J. Sanders    Mocksville, NC
3    68    Tyler Bush    Clemmons, NC
4    80    Luke Smith    Advance, NC
5    81    Chuck Wall    Lexington, NC
6    7    Chris Allison    Mocksville, NC
7    60    Brad Mickalowski    Mocksville, NC
8    54    Justin Owens    Walnut Cove, NC
9    22    Adam Thomas    Winston-Salem, NC
10    69    Brandon Crotts    Winston-Salem, NC
11    49    Shawn Hayes    Lenoir, NC
12    76    Billy Cameron Jr    Salisbury, NC
13    01    Derek Taylor    Yadkinville, NC
14    39    Patrick Mullen    Lexington, NC
15    20    Scarlett Dahmer    Kernersville, NC
16    34    Steven Stoneman    Asheboro, NC
17    37    Josh Osborne    Salisbury, NC
18    0    Carlos Clifton    Germanton, NC
19    23    Blake Spears    Lexington, NC
20    38    Eddie Hunter    Walkertown, NC

2nd Stadium Stock Race: 15 laps

FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    47    Tyler McDonald    Thomasville, NC
2    43    Brandon Brendle    Winston-Salem, NC
3    1    Grayson Keaton    Mocksville, NC
4    16    Stephen Sanders    Midway, NC
5    10    David Hopkins    Winston-Salem, NC
6    4    Justin Whitaker    Elon, NC
7    44    Tim Giesen    Mocksville, NC
8    03    Cody Gum    Winston-Salem, NC
9    40    Kenny Dixon    Pfafftown, NC
10    51    Junior Snow    King, NC
11    31    Kyler Staley    Reedy Creek, NC
12    25    Justin Emory    King, NC
13    14    Ken Bridges    King, NC
14    70    Jeffery Burrow    Thomasville, NC
15    3    K.C. Myers    Winston-Salem, NC
16    28    Robert Mabe    Germanton, NC

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