Myers’s speed on display at Bowman Gray


Jason Myers (4) powering ahead of Tim Brown (83 – outside row), securing the lead in the first Modified race.

Jason Myers smiling with family in Winner’s Circle after winning the first Modified 25-lapper.

John Smith, winner of the second Modified race, receives his trophy in Winner’s Circle.

Nothing displays a car’s raw speed and handling quite like the twin 25-lap races for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series at Bowman Gray Stadium. And on Saturday, Jason Myers of Walnut Cove showed that he had the car to beat.

With starting position being determined strictly by qualifying, Myers turned the fastest lap to start up front and then led all the way. It was his sixth pole of the season and his third victory.

“You’ve got to have a good car to start up front. Fortunately, we do – and that’s where we’ve been starting from,” said Myers. “In these 25-lappers, when this thing gets up front, it is nasty.”

With no need to save tires or to hold anything back, each lap is just a white-knuckled, pedal-to-the-metal dash. “You get this number four car out front and this baby will run,” said Myers.

Jason Myers secured the lead on the opening lap with Tim Brown of Tobaccoville starting to his outside in second. “You’ve got to get a good start or else you’re going to lose the race on the first lap. We got it pointed and got it going,” said Myers.

Brown was caught on the outside row as older brother Burt Myers of Walnut Cove, who started third, moved up to claim second place on Jason Myers’s bumper. “The main concern I had,” said Burt Myers, “was hoping Jason would slip and I could capitalize on it. He didn’t, and

I finished second.”

The Myers brothers one-and-two finish was a welcome Father’s Day gift for the patriarch and former Modified racer, Gary Myers. “I’ve always said if I can’t win, I want Jason to,” said Burt Myers. “To win first and second on Father’s day kinda takes some of the sting away of not

being able to win.”

The “Madhouse Scramble” sent John Smith of Mount Airy to the pole for the start of the second race, with Joseph “Bobo” Brown of Winston-Salem starting in second. Smith jumped out into the lead. Joseph Brown gave him a few nudges, particularly in a harrowing last lap

encounter with lapped traffic, but Smith held on to grab his first win of the season.

“I knew after the first race we had a good car if we could just get up there. And we proved it. The car has been running well,” said Smith, who was piloting the iconic number 53 owned by former racer Melvin “Puddin’” Swisher. “There’s been a lot of good drivers in this car,

and to add my name to the list of people who’ve won in it – it’s a pretty good feeling.”

In the Farm Bureau Insurance Sportsman Series, Jordan Fleming of Mount Airy dominated in the first 20-lap race, taking his first win of the season. In the second race, Robbie Brewer of Winston-Salem seemed on his way to winning his fourth race of 2015. But Michael Adams

of Yadkinville pressured Brewer’s rear bumper for lap after lap, eventually making a move to the inside to grab the lead and the win.

Derrick Rice of Kernersville claimed the checkered for the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series after dodging a few collisions. In the McDowell Heating & Air Stadium Stock Series, Chuck Wall of Lexington and Stephen Sanders of Midway each won in a 15-lapper.

The 109 U-Pull-It Skid Race at the end of the night belonged to Matt Smith of King. Smith is a well-known motorcycle racer – the 2007 and 2013 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Champ – who showed that he also had some skills driving a skid plate car around a quarter mile

track.

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 83 Tim Brown Tobaccoville, NC

4 13 Chris Fleming Mount Airy, NC

5 66 Ronnie Clifton Walkertown, NC

6 5 Randy Butner Pfafftown, NC

7 18 Cale Gale Winston-Salem, NC

8 92 Brody Jones Statesville, NC

9 2 Joseph Brown Lewisville, NC

10 53 John Smith Mount Airy, NC

11 69 Junior Miller Winston-Salem, NC

12 77 Lee Jeffreys Winston-Salem, NC

13 27 Mike Bohn Huntersville, NC

14 44 Daniel Beeson Kernersville, NC

15 3 Danny Propst Waxhaw, NC

16 75 Robert Jeffreys Winston-Salem, NC

17 16 William Smith Mount Airy, NC

18 50 Michael Clifton Walkertown, NC

2nd Modified Race: 25 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 53 John Smith Mount Airy, NC

2 2 Joseph Brown Lewisville, NC

3 18 Cale Gale Winston-Salem, NC

4 92 Brody Jones Statesville, NC

5 66 Ronnie Clifton Walkertown, NC

6 83 Tim Brown Tobaccoville, NC

7 5 Randy Butner Pfafftown, NC

8 4 Jason Myers Walnut Cove, NC

9 1 Burt Myers Walnut Cove, NC

10 77 Lee Jeffreys Winston-Salem, NC

11 13 Chris Fleming Mount Airy, NC

12 69 Junior Miller Winston-Salem, NC

13 3 Danny Propst Waxhaw, NC

14 44 Daniel Beeson Kernersville, NC

15 75 Robert Jeffreys Winston-Salem, NC

16 16 William Smith Mount Airy, NC

17 50 Michael Clifton Walkertown, NC

18 27 Mike Bohn Huntersville, NC

Farm Bureau Insurance Sportsman Series

1st Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 40 Jordan Fleming Mount Airy, NC

2 4 John Holleman Winston-Salem, NC

3 86 Taylor Branch Lewisville, NC

4 55 Zack Ore Winston-Salem, NC

5 81 Zack Clifton Walkertown, NC

6 28 Billy Gregg Lexington, NC

7 12 Justin Taylor King, NC

8 13 Chase Hunt Lexington, NC

9 19 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC

10 68 Robbie Brewer Winston-Salem, NC

11 21 Tommy Neal Rural Hall, NC

12 71 D.J. Moore Germanton, NC

13 9 David Adams Yadkinville, NC

14 51 Rob Knabel Tobaccoville, NC

15 14 Steve Holleman Winston-Salem, NC

16 02 Derek Stoltz Walkertown, NC

17 26 Michael Tilley Winston-Salem, NC

18 41 David Sumner Winston-Salem, NC

2nd Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 19 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC

2 81 Zack Clifton Walkertown, NC

3 68 Robbie Brewer Winston-Salem, NC

4 4 John Holleman Winston-Salem, NC

5 86 Taylor Branch Lewisville, NC

6 21 Tommy Neal Rural Hall, NC

7 28 Billy Gregg Lexington, NC

8 55 Zack Ore Winston-Salem, NC

9 13 Chase Hunt Lexington, NC

10 12 Justin Taylor King, NC

11 71 D.J. Moore Germanton, NC

12 9 David Adams Yadkinville, NC

13 51 Rob Knabel Tobaccoville, NC

14 40 Jordan Fleming Mount Airy, NC

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series

20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 20 Derrick Rice Kernersville, NC

2 4 Steven Berrier Germanton, NC

3 30 Blake Shupe Mount Airy, NC

4 22 Brian Wall Winston-Salem, NC

5 52 Fletcher Whaley Advance, NC

6 50 Austin Edwards Winston-Salem, NC

7 0 Kirk Sheets Hornytown, NC

8 08 Jacob Creed Ararat, NC

9 14 Aaron Hylton Kernersville, NC

10 09 David Creed Ararat, NC

11 7 Jamie Byrd Mount Airy, NC

12 12 Doug Wall Pfafftown, NC

13 13 Kevin Gilbert Mocksville, NC

14 97 Jeremy Warren Winston-Salem, NC

15 40 Taylor Robbins Winston-Salem, NC

16 6 A.J. Quakenbush Winston-Salem, NC

17 70 Tyler LaLone Thomasville, NC

18 1 Jasper Sumner Trinity, NC

19 47 Steve Idol Kernersville, NC

20 01 Trey Phelps Winston-Salem, NC

21 10 Zach Linville Kernersville, NC

McDowell Heating & Air Stadium Stock Series

1st Stadium Stock Race: 15 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 81 Chuck Wall Lexington, NC

2 11 Brandon Brendle Winston-Salem, NC

3 40 Daniel Yates Lexington, NC

4 76 Billy Cameron Jr Salisbury, NC

5 97 Bryan Sykes Lexington, NC

6 55 Tyler Burke Midway. NC

7 62 Kevin Hedgecock Thomasville, NC

8 7 Chris Allison Mocksville, NC

9 24 A.J. Sanders Mocksville, NC

10 08 Dan Speeney Mocksville, NC

11 14 Ken Bridges King, NC

12 48 Junior Smith Lexington, NC

2nd Stadium Stock Race: 15 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 16 Stephen Sanders Midway, NC

2 31 Zack Staley Lexington, NC

3 89 Joseph Swanson Rural Hall, NC

4 19 Jeremy Stainback Winston-Salem, NC

5 23 Andy Spears Lexington, NC

6 10 David Hopkins Winston-Salem, NC

7 64 Ricky Wall East Bend, NC

8 09 Tim Evans Clemmons, NC

9 25 Pete Harris Winston-Salem, NC

10 06 Derek Sheets Walkertown, NC

11 44 Tim Giesen Mocksville, NC

12 41 Dustin Holt Lexington, NC

13 29 Cody Arrington Mount Airy, NC

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