Myers and Jeffreys emerge victorious at Bowman Gray


Lee Jeffreys smiles after his victory in last event’s second Modified race.


Eric Hylton Photography

Jason Myers in Winner’s Circle after winning last event’s first Modified race – his sixth win this season.


Eric Hylton Photography

Jason Myers of Walnut Cove has been working hard on his car at the Stadium for years. And while it may have taken some time, his efforts are paying off large dividends now.

Myers qualified on the pole on Saturday and won the first 25-lapper for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series – his ninth pole and sixth win of the season.

“We’ve had probably about the best season we’ve had over here,” said Jason Myers. “We bought that car a couple years ago brand new, and we didn’t cut any corners. We spent a ton of money on it and it’s paid off.”

But the race was far from a cakewalk for Myers. Starting on the outside front row was brother Burt Myers. And both knew that the initial start would be crucial.

On the first attempt at starting, Burt Myers held back while Jason Myers moved forward – leading to NASCAR officials calling for another start attempt. It was a situation reminiscent of a few weeks ago when the two brothers had

another false start. That time, Burt Myers ended up slamming the gas and stealing the lead in the next attempt.

But this time, Jason Myers wouldn’t fall for the mind games. “Last time Burt beat me on the front row, and I learned a lesson and tried to carry that into tonight,” said Jason Myers. “And it worked out for the best.”

The next test for Jason Myers came as he approached lapped traffic with just a few laps to go in the race. He was in the precarious position of having to defend his lead while navigating around the slower traffic.

“We caught some traffic there at the end, and I didn’t want to blow it with three to go because we caught traffic. They obviously weren’t going to move out of the way and give us any room, so you run the last three laps in the

middle of the racetrack blocking,” said Jason Myers. “You don’t want the guy behind you to get side by side with you – because then you can get pinned in either way.”

Jason Myers claimed the checkered with brother Burt finishing in second and Chris Fleming of Mount Airy finishing third.

The “Madhouse Scramble” draw put Lee Jeffreys of Winston-Salem to the pole for the start of the second race. Jeffreys beat out John Smith of Mount Airy to claim the victory.

“We didn’t run quite as well as we wanted to the first race. We came in between races and changed a lot of stuff on the car,” said Jeffreys. “Seemed to help it some but it’s still not where we need to be.”

But while Jeffreys was worried about his car holding up until the end, John Smith was battling power steering issues. “We went into the corners and sometimes you would have it and sometimes you wouldn’t,” said Smith. “It was hit

or miss.”

The win was the first time Jeffreys had made it to Winner’s Circle in four years. “It feels good, and it’ll feel even better tomorrow,” said Jeffreys. “At least this’ll give us a little more momentum for the year.”

In the Farm Bureau Insurance Sportsman Series, Taylor Branch of Lewisville grabbed the checkered in the first 20-lapper, with Tommy Neal of Walkertown winning in the second.

Brian Wall of Winston-Salem claimed victory in the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series race, while A.J. Sanders of Mocksville and David “P-Nut” Vernon of Walkertown each won in the McDowell Heating & Air Stadium Stock

Series.

Race Results

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series

1st Modified Race: 25 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 4 Jason Myers Walnut Cove, NC

2 1 Burt Myers Walnut Cove, NC

3 13 Chris Fleming Mount Airy, NC

4 83 Tim Brown Tobaccoville, NC

5 71 Dean Ward Winston-Salem, NC

6 66 Ronnie Clifton Walkertown, NC

7 53 John Smith Mount Airy, NC

8 77 Lee Jeffreys Winston-Salem, NC

9 5 Randy Butner Pfafftown, NC

10 75 Robert Jeffreys Winston-Salem, NC

11 27 Jonathan Brown Winston-Salem, NC

12 92 Brody Jones Statesville, NC

13 16 William Smith Mount Airy, NC

14 69 Junior Miller Winston-Salem, NC

15 44 Daniel Beeson Kernersville, NC

16 18 Brad Robbins Winston-Salem, NC

2nd Modified Race: 25 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 77 Lee Jeffreys Winston-Salem, NC

2 53 John Smith Mount Airy, NC

3 71 Dean Ward Winston-Salem, NC

4 66 Ronnie Clifton Walkertown, NC

5 83 Tim Brown Tobaccoville, NC

6 4 Jason Myers Walnut Cove, NC

7 27 Jonathan Brown Winston-Salem, NC

8 92 Brody Jones Statesville, NC

9 69 Junior Miller Winston-Salem, NC

10 1 Burt Myers Walnut Cove, NC

11 13 Chris Fleming Mount Airy, NC

12 75 Robert Jeffreys Winston-Salem, NC

13 5 Randy Butner Pfafftown, NC

14 16 William Smith Mount Airy, NC

15 44 Daniel Beeson Kernersville, NC

16 18 Brad Robbins Winston-Salem, NC

Farm Bureau Insurance Sportsman Series

1st Sportsman race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 86 Taylor Branch Lewisville, NC

2 02 Derek Stoltz Walkertown, NC

3 13 Chase Hunt Lexington, NC

4 68 Robbie Brewer Winston-Salem, NC

5 81 Zack Clifton Walkertown, NC

6 19 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC

7 28 Billy Gregg Lexington, NC

8 21 Tommy Neal Rural Hall, NC

9 4 John Holleman Winston-Salem, NC

10 12 Justin Taylor King, NC

11 51 Rob Knabel Tobaccoville, NC

12 71 D.J. Moore Germanton, NC

13 3 Jeff Garrison Arcadia, NC

14 38 Mitch Gales Thomasville,NC

15 55 Zack Ore Winston-Salem, NC

16 9 David Adams Yadkinville, NC

17 26 Michael Tilley Winston-Salem, NC

18 14 Steve Holleman Winston-Salem, NC

19 8 Dean Blevins Kernersville, NC

2nd Sportsman race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 21 Tommy Neal Rural Hall, NC

2 71 D.J. Moore Germanton, NC

3 02 Derek Stoltz Walkertown, NC

4 12 Justin Taylor King, NC

5 81 Zack Clifton Walkertown, NC

6 3 Jeff Garrison Arcadia, NC

7 19 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC

8 55 Zack Ore Winston-Salem, NC

9 68 Robbie Brewer Winston-Salem, NC

10 4 John Holleman Winston-Salem, NC

11 9 David Adams Yadkinville, NC

12 38 Mitch Gales Thomasville,NC

13 8 Dean Blevins Kernersville, NC

14 14 Steve Holleman Winston-Salem, NC

15 86 Taylor Branch Lewisville, NC

16 51 Rob Knabel Tobaccoville, NC

17 28 Billy Gregg Lexington, NC

18 13 Chase Hunt Lexington, NC

19 26 Michael Tilley Winston-Salem, NC

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series

Street Stock Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 22 Brian Wall Winston-Salem, NC

2 50 Austin Edwards Winston-Salem, NC

3 30 Blake Shupe Mount Airy, NC

4 97 Jeremy Warren Winston-Salem, NC

5 40 Taylor Robbins Winston-Salem, NC

6 5 Spencer Martin Winston-Salem, NC

7 52 Fletcher Whaley Advance, NC

8 13 Kevin Gilbert Mocksville, NC

9 14 Aaron Hylton Kernersville, NC

10 09 Marshall Creed Ararat, NC

11 20 Derrick Rice Kernersville, NC

12 01 Trey Phelps Winston-Salem, NC

13 10 Zach Linville Kernersville, NC

14 2 Willie Wall Lexington, NC

15 69 Gerald Robertson Jr Winston-Salem, NC

16 4 Steven Berrier Germanton, NC

17 1 Jasper Sumner Trinity, NC

18 49 Phillip Jones Lexington, NC

McDowell Heating & Air Stadium Stock Series

Stadium Stock “A” Race: 15 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 24 A.J. Sanders Mocksville, NC

2 16 Stephen Sanders Midway, NC

3 81 Chuck Wall Lexington, NC

4 11 Brandon Brendle Winston-Salem, NC

5 7 Chris Allison Mocksville, NC

6 02 Wesley Thompson Advance, NC

7 76 Billy Cameron Jr Salisbury, NC

8 48 Junior Smith Lexington, NC

9 80 Mark Smith Advance, NC

10 8 Shane Southard Yadkinville, NC

11 97 Bryan Sykes Lexington, NC

12 19 Jeremy Stainback Winston-Salem, NC

13 40 Daniel Yates Lexington, NC

14 10 David Hopkins Winston-Salem, NC

‘Stadium Stock “B” Race: 15 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 49 P-Nut Vernon Walkertown, NC

2 71 Auston McElveen Winston-Salem, NC

3 62 Kevin Hedgecock Thomasville, NC

4 29 Cody Arrington Mount Airy, NC

5 4 Andrew Sanders Mocksville, NC

6 50 Jimmy Walker Winston-Salem, NC

7 2 Michael Bennett Pinnacle, NC

8 6 Dale Patterson Winston-Salem, NC

9 14 Ken Bridges King, NC

10 23 Andy Spears Lexington, NC

11 17 Andy Southern Winston-Salem, NC

12 09 Tim Evans Clemmons, NC

13 41 Dustin Holt Lexington, NC

14 68 Tyler Bush Clemmons, NC

Lee Jeffreys smiles after his victory in last event’s second Modified race.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_JeffreysWC.jpgLee Jeffreys smiles after his victory in last event’s second Modified race. Eric Hylton Photography

Jason Myers in Winner’s Circle after winning last event’s first Modified race – his sixth win this season.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_MyersWC.jpgJason Myers in Winner’s Circle after winning last event’s first Modified race – his sixth win this season. Eric Hylton Photography
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