Despite the Heat, Myers Dials in Car and Wins at Bowman Gray

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Burt Myers has had a year of 
ups and downs at Bowman Gray Stadium – but he’s hopeful that he’s due 
for a smoother season now.
    Myers claimed the pole on Saturday for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified 
Series, sailing ahead to win the first 25-lapper and taking third in the 
second race. It was a welcome change from the previous week.
    Several weeks ago – on June 1 – Myers was the fastest qualifier for the 
100-lap race and elected to take on the Fans’ Challenge by starting the 
rear. Then he went on to take the win and claim the $3,000 Fans’ 
Challenge bounty.
    He returned the next event to finish third and fourth – and then in 
last week’s 100-lap race, he finished second after trading the lead back 
and forth with Brandon Ward.
    “We had one of the best nights we’ve had ever a couple weeks ago: 
qualified on the pole, started last, won the money, won the race and 
everything. Then to come back last week – and even though we finished 
second, it was a real heart breaker for us because I felt like we gave 
it away,” said Myers. “I told my wife that a lot of times the Lord lets 
stuff like that happen to see how you handle both situations. So I 
didn’t like it, but I accepted it.”
    Myers and crew were just as determined as ever on Saturday, once again 
qualifying on the pole – but this time also turning the fastest 
qualifying lap of the entire 2019 season. Myers held off Lee Jeffreys of 
Wallburg to take the checkered.
    But Myers feels like the key decision was to invest the time and the 
money to dial in his car in the morning practice sessions. “We came back 
this morning and ran all three practices. I spent the money, bit the 
bullet, and bought a set of practice tires,” said Myers. “With my Fury 
car, I run a different setup than a lot of people. And with the 
resources that I have and the technology that I have with Fury, it 
allows me to try to do some extra things.”
“But we have to buy a set of tires to test it. When you race on a set of 
tires and then they cool down – when you run three or four heat cycles 
in them, it’s hard to tune your car. So you have to bite that bullet and 
spend the money,” said Myers. “If we got our car to where it needed to 
be for these weather conditions and these track conditions for the rest 
of the year, it was worth it.”
The “Madhouse Scramble” put Andrew Harrah of Greensboro and Daniel 
Beeson of Kernersville on the front row for the start of the second 
Modified 25-lapper. The two collided as they fought for the lead, 
resetting the field for a restart. Then Harrah battled with Dean Ward of 
Winston-Salem for the top spot – but Tim Brown of Tobaccoville saw an 
opening to leap ahead of both of them on the outside to claim the lead.
Brown went on to win, although he had to hold off the stout taps from 
Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem. “We’ve got so many people to thank – my 
race team, my wife,” said Tim Brown after the victory. Jonathan Brown 
finished second.
    Saturday was another long-distance race for the McDowell Heating & Air 
Sportsman Series – it was the Thunder Road Grill Sportsman 100.
    Tommy Neal of Walkertown claimed the lead from the outside row on the 
initial start, shooting past Spencer Martin of Lexington. Neal held the 
top spot for the first half of the race – fighting off the outside row 
challenges from John Holleman of Winston-Salem and Derek Stoltz of 
Walkertown.
    On lap 77, Holleman made an attempt to move past Neal, making contact 
and causing Neal to lose control. As the two slowed, Stoltz took 
advantage of the situation and flew by them to claim the lead. Neal then 
showed his displeasure toward Holleman, taking both cars out of the 
race.
    The ensuing caution, however, allowed Dylan Ward of Winston-Salem to 
move up to the outside row beside Stoltz. Ward slammed the gas during 
the restart and took over the lead. Stoltz gave some powerful nudges to 
the rear bumper of Ward, but the #7 of Ward held on to claim the 
victory.
    Bryan Sykes of Winston-Salem brought home the win in the 20-lapper for 
the Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series. Grayson Keaton of 
Mocksville and Chris Allison of Mocksville each won in the Q104.1 
Stadium Stock Series.

Race Results

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series
1st Modified race: 25 laps

FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    1    Burt Myers    Walnut Cove, NC
2    75    Lee Jeffreys    Wallburg, NC
3    22    Jonathan Brown    Winston-Salem, NC
4    65    Danny Bohn    Huntersville, NC
5    4    Jason Myers    Walnut Cove, NC
6    04    Brandon Ward    Winston-Salem, NC
7    83    Tim Brown    Tobaccoville, NC
8    8    Darin Redmon    Walnut Cove, NC
9    12    Dean Ward    Winston-Salem, NC
10    18    Daniel Yates    Lexington, NC
11    44    Daniel Beeson    Kernersville, NC
12    24    Andrew Harrah    Greensboro, NC
13    16    Chris Fleming    Mount Airy, NC
14    53    John Smith    Mount Airy, NC
15    79    James Civali    Davidson, NC
16    5    Randy Butner    Pfafftown, NC
17    51    Drew Moffitt    Lexington, NC
18    30    Steven Lane    Winston-Salem, NC
19    76    William Smith    Mount Airy, NC
20    6    Marty Butner    East Bend, NC
21    78    Stan Welborn    Winston-Salem, NC
22    77    Susan Harwell    Jonesville, NC
23    41    Cory Lovette    Winston-Salem, NC

2nd Modified race: 25 laps

FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    83    Tim Brown    Tobaccoville, NC
2    22    Jonathan Brown    Winston-Salem, NC
3    1    Burt Myers    Walnut Cove, NC
4    53    John Smith    Mount Airy, NC
5    16    Chris Fleming    Mount Airy, NC
6    65    Danny Bohn    Huntersville, NC
7    04    Brandon Ward    Winston-Salem, NC
8    75    Lee Jeffreys    Wallburg, NC
9    4    Jason Myers    Walnut Cove, NC
10    24    Andrew Harrah    Greensboro, NC
11    12    Dean Ward    Winston-Salem, NC
12    18    Daniel Yates    Lexington, NC
13    79    James Civali    Davidson, NC
14    30    Steven Lane    Winston-Salem, NC
15    76    William Smith    Mount Airy, NC
16    8    Darin Redmon    Walnut Cove, NC
17    6    Marty Butner    East Bend, NC
18    77    Susan Harwell    Jonesville, NC
19    78    Stan Welborn    Winston-Salem, NC
20    44    Daniel Beeson    Kernersville, NC
21    41    Cory Lovette    Winston-Salem, NC

McDowell Heating & Air Sportsman Series
Thunder Road Grill Sportsman 100: 106 laps (race extended due to 
caution)

FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    7    Dylan Ward    Winston-Salem, NC
2    02    Derek Stoltz    Walkertown, NC
3    2    Amber Lynn    Walkertown, NC
4    12    Justin Taylor    Kernersville, NC
5    19    Michael Adams    Yadkinville, NC
6    92    Kyle Southern    Rural Hall, NC
7    30    Blake Shupe    Mt Airy, NC
8    22    Wesley Thompson    Mocksville, NC
9    56    Fishel Dale    Thomasville,NC
10    55    Zack Ore    Winston-Salem, NC
11    3    Jeff Garrison    Arcadia, NC
12    31    Chase Robertson    Winston-Salem, NC
13    03    Sterling Plemmons    Winston-Salem, NC
14    17    Michael Caudill    Lexington, NC
15    05    Spencer Martin    Winston-Salem, NC
16    4    John Holleman    Winston-Salem, NC
17    21    Tommy Neal    Walkertown, NC
18    1    Wayne Hill    Winston-Salem, NC
19    5    Bubba Tilley    Mount Airy, NC

Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series
Street Stock Race: 20 laps

FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    99    Bryan Sykes    Winston-Salem, NC
2    98    Billy Gregg    Lexington, NC
3    02    David Creed    Mount Airy, NC
4    08    Jacob Creed    Dobson, NC
5    28    Nate Gregg    Lexington, NC
6    16    Brad Lewis    Winston-Salem, NC
7    97    Jeremy Warren    Winston-Salem, NC
8    31    Brandon Butner    East Bend, NC
9    6    Austin Powell    Concord, NC
10    69    Gerald Robinson Jr    Winston-Salem, NC
11    13    Kevin Gilbert    Mocksville, NC
12    2    Willie Wall    Winston-Salem, NC
13    12    Nick Wall    Pfafftown, NC
14    62    Kevin Hedgecock    Thomasville, NC
15    33    Dennis Lanier    Lexington, NC
16    19    Corey Rose    Trinity, NC
17    40    Taylor Robbins    Winston-Salem, NC
18    23    Andy Spears    Lexington, NC
19    22    Brian Wall    Winston-Salem, NC
20    1    Christian Joyce    Trinity, NC
21    11    Hunter Hutchens    Boonville, NC
22    29    Bradley Potts    Clemmons, NC

Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series
Stadium Stock “A” Race: 15 laps completed

FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    1    Grayson Keaton    Mocksville, NC
2    43    Brandon Brendle    Winston-Salem, NC
3    47    Tyler McDonald    Thomasville, NC
4    81    Chuck Wall    Lexington, NC
5    24    A.J. Sanders    Mocksville, NC
6    16    Stephen Sanders    Midway, NC
7    27    Austin Cates    Tobaccoville, NC
8    60    Brad Mickalowski    Mocksville, NC
9    40    Kenny Dixon    Pfafftown, NC
10    80    Luke Smith    Advance, NC
11    69    Brandon Crotts    Winston-Salem, NC
12    76    Billy Cameron Jr    Salisbury, NC
13    79    Junior Smith    Lexington, NC
14    68    Tyler Bush    Clemmons, NC
15    51    Junior Snow    King, NC
16    33    DJ Dean    Thomasville, NC
17    54    Justin Owens    Walnut Cove, NC
18    03    Cody Gum    Winston-Salem, NC
19    3    K.C. Myers    Winston-Salem, NC
20    14    Ken Bridges    King, NC

Stadium Stock “B” Race: 7 of 15 laps completed (race shortened due to 
time limit)

FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    01    Chris Allison    Mocksville, NC
2    39    Patrick Mullen    Lexington, NC
3    04    Josh Broome    Thomasville, NC
4    7    Joel Stewart    Mocksville, NC
5    44    Justin Whitaker    Elon, NC
6    88    Mickey Tuttle    Pinnacle, NC
7    61    Braxton McDaniel    Mocksville, NC
8    23    Blake Spears    Lexington, NC
9    31    Kyler Staley    Reedy Creek, NC
10    74    Matt Alley    Walnut Cove, NC
11    20    Scarlett Dahmer    Kernersville, NC
12    28    Robert Mabe    Germanton, NC
13    72    Dennis Weaver    Winston-Salem, NC
14    2    Jason Everhart    Lexington, NC
15    9    Robbie Shrewsbury    Walnut Cove, NC
16    18    Kenny Flippen    Winston-Salem, NC
17    4    Tim Giesen    Mocksville, NC
18    34    Steven Stoneman    Asheboro, NC
19    70    Jeffery Burrow    Thomasville, NC

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