Ward Battles His Way to Win; Myers Takes Title at Bowman Gray

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The fans were on their feet and 
the air was thick with tension as the championships were decided on 
Saturday at Bowman Gray Stadium. The legendary quarter mile is called 
the Madhouse for a reason.
    Brandon Ward of Winston-Salem claimed the checkered in the Carolina 
Farm Credit 150 after a roller coaster ride of a race. Burt Myers of 
Walnut Cove walked away with the title in the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified 
Series – his 10th championship.
    Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg turned a blazingly fast lap – the quickest of 
the entire 2019 season. That placed him on the pole, with second-fastest 
qualifier Brandon Ward starting on the outside front row.
    Jeffreys claimed the lead on the initial start, but a caution in the 
first few laps gave Ward another shot. This time, the outside row seemed 
superior as Ward smoothly motored into the lead as the two fought side 
by side for turn after turn.
    Ward defended the lead against Tim Brown until Brown was able to get a 
good run on the outside and move past Ward in a similar manner. But 
Brown’s lead was short-lived – Ward reclaimed the top spot just a few 
laps later.
    Defending champion and points leader Burt Myers made his way up to 
challenge Ward for the lead. Myers tried time and time again 
unsuccessfully, until he finally made the pass stick on lap 135.
    But while Myers and Ward were battling for the lead, much of the field 
was opting to pit and put on fresh tires. Points contender James Civali 
did just that – but with some good usage of the double-file restart, 
Civali was soon back up in the fight for the lead.
    Civali held nothing back as he pressured Burt Myers on his way to the 
front – but Myers opted to let Civali pass by and instead concentrate on 
securing the points title. Civali then moved up to hammer the bumper of 
Ward, slipping by him on lap 155 as the race extended due to caution.
    Not to be outdone, Ward banged bumpers with Civali as the white flag 
waved. Ward slipped under Civali as the two slid across the finish line. 
Ward was out front, giving him the win.
    “These guys got to pit and take on tires. You’re kinda vulnerable when 
you’re leading this thing over here in these long races. You can’t pit 
from the lead,” said Ward. “Me and Burt were sitting here with older 
tires than everybody else.”
    Myers finished in third, taking the championship for the fourth 
straight year in a row. “When you’re in the hunt for the championship, 
this is the most stressful week of your life – period,” said Myers, who 
was pleased with his decision to avoid any confrontation with Civali 
“The 79 [of Civali] had new tires. I knew he was going to be too much 
for us. I banked on that championship.”
In the McDowell Heating & Air Sportsman Series, Justin Taylor of 
Kernersville took his first ever championship. Tommy Neal of Walkertown 
claimed the checkered in the season-ending 40-lapper.
Billy Gregg of Lexington left with the title for the Law Offices of John 
Barrow Street Stock Series. Gregg finished three positions ahead of 
points contender Jeremy Warren of Winston-Salem – had he finished one 
position further back, Warren would have taken the title. David Creed of 
Mount Airy took the victory.
And in the Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series, Brandon Brendle of Winston-Salem 
battled forward to claim the checkered – with Chuck Wall of Lexington 
winning the championship.

Final Points Standings

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series Points Standings

RANK    CAR    DRIVER    POINTS    GAINED
LAST EVENT
1    1    Burt Myers    649    92
2    79    James Civali    626    96
3    83    Tim Brown    606    56
4    04    Brandon Ward    554    100
5    22    Jonathan Brown    549    48
6    4    Jason Myers    517    84
7    18    Daniel Yates    508    80
8    75    Lee Jeffreys    507    76
9    16    Chris Fleming    502    44
10    5    Randy Butner    484    32
11    53    John Smith    437    20
12    44    Daniel Beeson    324    0
13    65    Danny Bohn    310    88
14    81    Zack Clifton    275    12
15    8    Darin Redmon    257    36

McDowell Heating & Air Sportsman Series Points Standings

RANK    CAR    DRIVER    POINTS    GAINED
LAST EVENT
1    12    Justin Taylor    708    88
2    21    Tommy Neal    676    100
3    7    Dylan Ward    658    96
4    19    Michael Adams    620    80
5    92    Kyle Southern    613    64
6    31    Chase Robertson    531    72
7    22    Wesley Thompson    509    84
8    2    Amber Lynn    502    60
9    55    Zack Ore    485    92
10    4    John Holleman    477    0
11    02    Derek Stoltz    410    0
12    30    Blake Shupe    404    44
13    07    Kevin Neal    344    0
14    3    Jeff Garrison    300    68
15    03    Sterling Plemmons    297    56

Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series Points Standings

RANK    CAR    DRIVER    POINTS    GAINED
LAST EVENT
1    98    Billy Gregg    690    88
2    97    Jeremy Warren    688    76
3    08    Jacob Creed    656    40
4    02    David Creed    642    100
5    22    Brian Wall    610    92
6    19    Corey Rose    604    72
7    1    Christian Joyce    596    96
8    99    Bryan Sykes    540    64
9    69    Gerald Robinson Jr    518    68
10    28    Nate Gregg    488    56
11    40    Taylor Robbins    462    84
12    16    Brad Lewis    460    20
13    33    Dennis Lanier    422    52
14    2    Willie Wall    410    60
15    13    Kevin Gilbert    350    48

Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series Points Standings

RANK    CAR    DRIVER    POINTS    GAINED
LAST EVENT
1    81    Chuck Wall    666    88
2    24    A.J. Sanders    650    80
3    43    Brandon Brendle    628    100
4    1    Grayson Keaton    600    92
5    47    Tyler McDonald    586    84
6    01    Chris Allison    520    96
7    16    Stephen Sanders    498    52
8    51    Junior Snow    496    64
9    80    Luke Smith    480    72
10    69    Brandon Crotts    452    48
11    3    K.C. Myers    446    68
12    60    Brad Mickalowski    442    12
13    68    Tyler Bush    400    76
14    27    Austin Cates    396    16
15    10    David Hopkins    362    60

Race Results

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series
Carolina Farm Credit 150: 166 laps (race extended due to caution)

FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    04    Brandon Ward    Winston-Salem, NC
2    79    James Civali    Davidson, NC
3    1    Burt Myers    Walnut Cove, NC
4    65    Danny Bohn    Huntersville, NC
5    4    Jason Myers    Walnut Cove, NC
6    18    Daniel Yates    Lexington, NC
7    75    Lee Jeffreys    Wallburg, NC
8    77    Susan Harwell    Jonesville, NC
9    34    George Brunnhoelzl III    Mooresville, NC
10    41    Chris Williams    Martinsville, VA
11    78    Jody Fritts    Winston-Salem, NC
12    83    Tim Brown    Tobaccoville, NC
13    24    Andrew Harrah    Greensboro, NC
14    22    Jonathan Brown    Winston-Salem, NC
15    16    Chris Fleming    Mount Airy, NC
16    69    John Holleman    Winston-Salem, NC
17    8    Darin Redmon    Walnut Cove, NC
18    5    Randy Butner    Pfafftown, NC
19    30    Steven Lane    Winston-Salem, NC
20    2    Joseph Brown    Winston-Salem, NC
21    53    John Smith    Mount Airy, NC
22    17    Zack Staley    Winston-Salem, NC
23    81    Zack Clifton    Walkertown, NC
24    51    Drew Moffitt    Lexington, NC
25    31    Zach Brewer    Winston-Salem, NC
26    66    Ronnie Clifton    Walkertown, NC
27    36    Cory Lovette    Walnut Cove, NC

McDowell Heating 7 Air Sportsman Series
Sportsman Race: 40 laps completed

FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    21    Tommy Neal    Walkertown, NC
2    7    Dylan Ward    Winston-Salem, NC
3    55    Zack Ore    Winston-Salem, NC
4    12    Justin Taylor    Kernersville, NC
5    22    Wesley Thompson    Mocksville, NC
6    19    Michael Adams    Yadkinville, NC
7    4    Spencer Martin    Wallburg, NC
8    31    Chase Robertson    Winston-Salem, NC
9    3    Jeff Garrison    Arcadia, NC
10    92    Kyle Southern    Rural Hall, NC
11    2    Amber Lynn    Walkertown, NC
12    03    Sterling Plemmons    Winston-Salem, NC
13    66    Tim Giesen    Mocksville, NC
14    80    Brian Shupe    Winston-Salem, NC
15    30    Blake Shupe    Mt Airy, NC
16    38    Mitch Gales    Thomasville, NC
17    27    Coy Beard    Lexington, NC

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

FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    02    David Creed    Mount Airy, NC
2    1    Christian Joyce    Trinity, NC
3    22    Brian Wall    Winston-Salem, NC
4    98    Billy Gregg    Lexington, NC
5    40    Taylor Robbins    Winston-Salem, NC
6    09    Trevor Ward    Winston-Salem, NC
7    97    Jeremy Warren    Winston-Salem, NC
8    19    Corey Rose    Trinity, NC
9    69    Gerald Robinson Jr    Winston-Salem, NC
10    99    Bryan Sykes    Winston-Salem, NC
11    2    Willie Wall    Winston-Salem, NC
12    28    Nate Gregg    Lexington, NC
13    33    Dennis Lanier    Lexington, NC
14    13    Kevin Gilbert    Mocksville, NC
15    91    Austin Harris    Yadkinville, NC
16    08    Jacob Creed    Dobson, NC
17    62    Kevin Hedgecock    Thomasville, NC
18    15    Clay Jones    Goldsboro, NC
19    31    Brandon Butner    East Bend, NC
20    6    Austin Powell    Concord, NC
21    16    Brad Lewis    Winston-Salem, NC
22    23    Andy Spears    Lexington, NC

Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series
Stadium Stock race: 15 laps

FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    43    Brandon Brendle    Winston-Salem, NC
2    01    Chris Allison    Mocksville, NC
3    1    Grayson Keaton    Mocksville, NC
4    81    Chuck Wall    Lexington, NC
5    47    Tyler McDonald    Thomasville, NC
6    24    A.J. Sanders    Mocksville, NC
7    68    Tyler Bush    Clemmons, NC
8    80    Luke Smith    Advance, NC
9    3    K.C. Myers    Winston-Salem, NC
10    51    Junior Snow    King, NC
11    10    David Hopkins    Winston-Salem, NC
12    40    Kenny Dixon    Pfafftown, NC
13    16    Stephen Sanders    Midway, NC
14    69    Brandon Crotts    Winston-Salem, NC
15    31    Junior Smith    Lexington, NC
16    44    Justin Whitaker    Elon, NC
17    76    Billy Cameron Jr    Salisbury, NC
18    33    DJ Dean    Thomasville, NC
19    14    Ken Bridges    King, NC
20    20    Scarlett Dahmer    Kernersville, NC
21    03    Cody Gum    Winston-Salem, NC
22    27    Austin Cates    Tobaccoville, NC
23    60    Brad Mickalowski    Mocksville, NC
24    23    Blake Spears    Lexington, NC
25    54    Justin Owens    Walnut Cove, NC

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