Myers Breaks Winless Streak at Bowman Gray


Burt Myers (1) overpowers Lee Jeffreys (77) on the outside to take away the lead.


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An early Father’s Day celebration as Burt Myers stands in Winner’s Circle with his father and his son.


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John Smith and car sponsors receive the trophy for the second Modified 50-lapper.


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It had been a long time coming for Burt Myers, but he’s happy to finally get there.

Nearing the halfway point in the season at Bowman Gray Stadium, Myers had yet to qualify on the pole or win a race. All that changed in Saturday’s Twin 50s for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series as Myers

turned in a dominant performance.

“We’ve been working really hard with this car and it’s been there. It’s been right there – we just lacked that little bit,” said Myers. “We were so close, and it was just one minor adjustment that set this car on

fire.”

The #1 car of Myers ran the fastest qualifying lap, fought forward to win the first race, and then made his way through the field to finish well in the second race. “The car was as good tonight as it has been

all year, and I think it showed.”

After the top six qualifiers redrew for position, Myers started third. On the initial start, Myers slipped past Brandon Ward of Winston-Salem to take over second. He then set his sights on moving by pole-

starter Lee Jeffreys of Winston-Salem to take the lead.

Lee Jeffreys was hard to beat, holding off Myers for three double-file restarts. Jeffreys was racing for more than just the trophy. He wanted to cheer up his hospitalized father, racing legend Robert Jeffreys.

But the fourth restart gave Myers the opportunity he needed to finally power past Jeffreys on the outside. “I knew I could get around him, but it was tough. Lee had a great car,” said Myers.

Myers claimed his first win of the 2016 season. Jeffreys finished in second with Tim Brown of Tobaccoville coming in third.

The “Madhouse Scramble” draw put northern invader James Civali of Meridan, CT on the pole for the start of the second race. He claimed the initial lead but spun on a restart, allowing Dean Ward of

Winston-Salem to take over the lead.

Ward then had to contend with John Smith of Mount Airy who was quickly pressuring his bumper. But disaster struck for Ward as he approached lapped traffic and ended up colliding with the slower car of

William Smith of Mount Airy. John Smith grabbed the lead away.

“Dean had bad luck with the 16 car when we came up to lap him,” said John Smith. “I don’t know if he slowed down quicker than he thought.”

Jason Myers of Walnut Cove, who at one time was sixth in the race, took over second place and the pursuit of the lead. He battled side-by-side for several laps with Smith on double-file restarts, but was

unable to seal the deal. Jason Myers even tried a few stiff shots to the bumper of Smith, but Smith wasn’t shaken.

“Jason and I had a heck of a race there. He about got me there – it was two or three laps side-by-side,” said Smith. “We were racing hard. That’s about as hard as you can race. We were beating nerf bars a

little bit, and that’s just how you do it.”

Myers finished on Smith’s bumper, while Smith claimed the victory.

In the Yates Grading and Paving Sportsman Series, Kevin Neal of Walkertown won the first 20-lapper. The second 20-lapper was a wild race with John Holleman of Winston-Salem and Zack Clifton of

Walkertown trading the lead back and forth with plenty of rubbing fenders and dented sheet metal involved as well. Clifton collided with Michael Tilley of Winston-Salem and slammed the guard rail. Holleman

went on to win.

The Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series was an endurance contest of a race as wreck after wreck took out much of the field. Fletcher Whaley of Advance was there at the end to take the win.

And in the McDowell Heating and Air Stadium Stock Series, Billy Cameron, Jr. of Salisbury and David “P-Nut” Vernon of Walkertown won.

Race Results

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series

1st Modified Race: 50 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 1 Burt Myers Walnut Cove, NC

2 77 Lee Jeffreys Winston-Salem, NC

3 83 Tim Brown Tobaccoville, NC

4 27 Joe Ryan Osborne Kannapolis,NC

5 53 John Smith Mount Airy, NC

6 4 Jason Myers Walnut Cove, NC

7 66 Ronnie Clifton Walkertown, NC

8 71 Dean Ward Winston-Salem, NC

9 87 Mike Speeney King, NC

10 79 James Civali Meridan, CT

11 18 Daniel Yates Lexington, NC

12 11 Junior Miller Winston-Salem, NC

13 5 Randy Butner Pfafftown, NC

14 16 William Smith Mount Airy, NC

15 04 Brandon Ward Winston-Salem, NC

16 28 Jimmy Zacharias Candor, NY

17 12 Mike Norman Lewisville, NC

18 44 Daniel Beeson Kernersville, NC

19 76 Scott Gordon Lewisville, NC

20 01 Jimmy Wallace Lexington, NC

21 75 Al Hill Jonestown, NC

2nd Modified Race: 50 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 53 John Smith Mount Airy, NC

2 4 Jason Myers Walnut Cove, NC

3 04 Brandon Ward Winston-Salem, NC

4 1 Burt Myers Walnut Cove, NC

5 83 Tim Brown Tobaccoville, NC

6 27 Joe Ryan Osborne Kannapolis,NC

7 66 Ronnie Clifton Walkertown, NC

8 77 Lee Jeffreys Winston-Salem, NC

9 87 Mike Speeney King, NC

10 5 Randy Butner Pfafftown, NC

11 79 James Civali Meridan, CT

12 18 Daniel Yates Lexington, NC

13 44 Daniel Beeson Kernersville, NC

14 16 William Smith Mount Airy, NC

15 71 Dean Ward Winston-Salem, NC

16 01 Jimmy Wallace Lexington, NC

17 11 Junior Miller Winston-Salem, NC

18 12 Mike Norman Lewisville, NC

19 75 Al Hill Jonestown, NC

Yates Grading & Paving Sportsman Series

1st Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 07 Kevin Neal Walkertown, NC

2 0 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC

3 68 Robbie Brewer Winston-Salem, NC

4 21 Tommy Neal Rural Hall, NC

5 7 Dylan Ward Winston-Salem, NC

6 26 Michael Tilley Winston-Salem, NC

7 81 Zack Clifton Belews Creek, NC

8 31 Braeden Havens Winston-Salem, NC

9 70 Tony Black Winston-Salem, NC

10 28 Billy Gregg Lexington, NC

11 72 Bryant Robertson Lexington, NC

12 3 Jeff Garrison Clemmons, NC

13 14 Les Miranda Manassas, VA

14 91 Phillip Faircloth Winston-Salem, NC

15 55 Zack Ore Winston-Salem, NC

16 4 John Holleman Winston-Salem, NC

17 19 Rob Dixon Winston-Salem, NC

18 22 Robert Lawson Winston-Salem, NC

19 41 Terry Thompson Winston-Salem, NC

2nd Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 4 John Holleman Winston-Salem, NC

2 21 Tommy Neal Rural Hall, NC

3 68 Robbie Brewer Winston-Salem, NC

4 55 Zack Ore Winston-Salem, NC

5 07 Kevin Neal Walkertown, NC

6 0 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC

7 7 Dylan Ward Winston-Salem, NC

8 72 Bryant Robertson Lexington, NC

9 31 Braeden Havens Winston-Salem, NC

10 3 Jeff Garrison Clemmons, NC

11 22 Robert Lawson Winston-Salem, NC

12 70 Tony Black Winston-Salem, NC

13 81 Zack Clifton Belews Creek, NC

14 26 Michael Tilley Winston-Salem, NC

15 91 Phillip Faircloth Winston-Salem, NC

16 28 Billy Gregg Lexington, NC

17 14 Les Miranda Manassas, VA

18 19 Rob Dixon Winston-Salem, NC

19 41 Terry Thompson Winston-Salem, NC

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series

Street Stock Race: 12 of 20 laps completed (time limit expiration)

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 52 Fletcher Whaley Advance, NC

2 50 Austin Edwards Winston-Salem, NC

3 12 Doug Wall Pfafftown, NC

4 30 Blake Shupe Mount Airy, NC

5 13 Kevin Gilbert Mocksville, NC

6 19 Tommy Zachary Yadkinville, NC

7 20 Derrick Rice Kernersville, NC

8 16 Brad Lewis Winston-Salem, NC

9 5 Spencer Martin Winston-Salem, NC

10 97 Jeremy Warren Winston-Salem, NC

11 7 Jamie Byrd Mount Airy, NC

12 14 Aaron Hylton Kernersville, NC

13 1 Jasper Sumner Trinity, NC

14 22 Brian Wall Lexington, NC

15 10 Zach Linville Kernersville, NC

16 40 Taylor Robbins Winston-Salem, NC

17 0 Kirk Sheets Hornytown, NC

18 17 Jeremiah Simonis Germanton, NC

19 24 Chris Thomas East Bend, NC

19 94 Jeffery Wood Winston-Salem, NC

21 67 Susan Kimel Shoals, NC

22 69 Gerald Robinson Jr Winston-Salem, NC

McDowell Heating & Air Stadium Stock Series

1st Stadium Stock Race: 15 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 76 Billy Cameron Jr Salisbury, NC

2 8 Shane Southard Yadkinville, NC

3 40 Brandon Brendle Winston-Salem, NC

4 24 A.J. Sanders Mocksville, NC

5 97 Bryan Sykes Lexington, NC

6 81 Chuck Wall Lexington, NC

7 31 Zack Staley Lexington, NC

8 77 Randy McElveen Winston-Salem, NC

9 02 Wesley Thompson Advance, NC

10 06 Derek Sheets Walkertown, NC

11 71 Auston McElveen Winston-Salem, NC

12 62 Kevin Hedgecock Thomasville, NC

13 10 David Hopkins Winston-Salem, NC

14 30 Stephen Sanders Lexington, NC

2nd Stadium Stock Race: 15 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 49 P-Nut Vernon Walkertown, NC

2 38 Christian Joyce Winston-Salem, NC

3 48 Junior Smith Lexington, NC

4 09 Tim Evans Clemmons, NC

5 91 Coty Crews Greensboro, NC

6 22 Adam Thomas Winston-Salem, NC

7 27 Austin Cates Tobaccoville, NC

8 7 Barry Wilson Stokesdale, NC

9 6 Dale Patterson Winston-Salem, NC

10 78 Robert Mabe Germanton, NC

11 68 Tyler Bush Clemmons, NC

12 88 Ronnie Cranfill Mocksville, NC

13 54 Justin Owens Walnut Cove, NC

Burt Myers (1) overpowers Lee Jeffreys (77) on the outside to take away the lead.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Myers1Jeffreys77-1.jpgBurt Myers (1) overpowers Lee Jeffreys (77) on the outside to take away the lead. Eric Hylton Photography

An early Father’s Day celebration as Burt Myers stands in Winner’s Circle with his father and his son.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_MyersWC-1-1-1.jpgAn early Father’s Day celebration as Burt Myers stands in Winner’s Circle with his father and his son. Eric Hylton Photography

John Smith and car sponsors receive the trophy for the second Modified 50-lapper.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_SmithWC-1-1-1.jpgJohn Smith and car sponsors receive the trophy for the second Modified 50-lapper. Eric Hylton Photography
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