Myers Benefits from Other’s Misfortune at Bowman Gray


Jason Myers (4) and Tim Brown (83) spin as they race through turns three and four.


Eric Hylton

Burt Myers celebrates his victory in the FOX8 WGHP 100.


Eric Hylton

All that you need to know about Saturday’s racing at Bowman Gray Stadium: It was billed as the Night of Destruction at the track known as the Madhouse. After everyone else at the head of the pack ran into bad luck, Burt Myers of Walnut Cove was able to take over the lead and steer clear of any misfortune himself. He grabbed the checkered in the FOX8 WGHP 100 for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series. Former Sportsman Series champ Derek Stoltz of Walkertown drew the pole for the start of the Modified 100-lapper. It was the first ever Modified start for the talented driver and crowd favorite. Stoltz shot out into the lead on the initial start but was soon forced to pit due to his machine leaking fluid. Burt Myers took over the lead. “Derek was running a good race there, but he was just puking water,” said Myers. “I kinda laid back, and I was curious to see what was going to happen there. I knew if we got up front it would be ours to lose.” Myers then had to contend with the outside row challenges from brother Jason Myers of Walnut Cove, and Tim Brown of Tobaccoville was right there giving some hard shots to the bumper of Burt Myers as well. Burt stayed out front while Brown and Jason Myers duked it out for second. After several restarts, Brown gave a strong shot to the bumper of Jason Myers. As the 4 car of Jason Myers tried to steer back into the groove and Brown tried to avoid any spin, the two cars collided. Brown headed off to the pits. Jason Myers headed to the rear. Chris Fleming of Mount Airy moved up to the second place position, hoping to move past Burt Myers and grab the win. Fleming gave a few shots to Myers, particularly right after cautions – but Myers held the lead. “I was a little snug on restarts,” said Burt Myers, whose car performed better as racing continued. “We needed green flag runs.” Myers won, with Fleming finishing second and Lee Jeffreys of Winston-Salem taking third. In the Yates Grading and Paving Sportsman Series, Zack Clifton of Walkertown and Michael Adams of Yadkinville battled furiously for the lead in a display of racing prowess. A late bump from Michael Adams sent Clifton spinning. Adams went on to win, with Clifton retaliating after the fact by ramming into Adams’s car. Adams claims the racing tap to Clifton’s bumper was unintentional. “There was water everywhere. I was

slipping and sliding. I was all over my brakes – it was locking the rear up going into one down here. I could not stop,” said Adams. The second 20-lapper was just as wild. John Holleman of Winston-Salem led for the bulk of the race. Robbie Brewer of Winston-Salem gradually made his way up from ninth to second. The two racers have tangled before, so it wasn’t a surprise to the crowd when a stiff shot from Brewer sent Holleman spinning out of the lead. Holleman retaliated in turn, damaging Brewer’s machine. Billy Gregg of Lexington took advantage of the opening to slip in and grab the win. Taylor Robbins of Winston-Salem claimed the checkered for the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series, her second career win. In the McDowell Heating & Air Stadium Stock Series, A.J. Sanders of Mocksville and Chris Allison of Mocksville each won a 15-lapper. Race Results Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series FOX8 WGHP 100: 100 laps FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN 1 1 Burt Myers Walnut Cove, NC 2 16 Chris Fleming Mount Airy, NC 3 77 Lee Jeffreys Winston-Salem, NC 4 53 John Smith Mount Airy, NC 5 50 Michael Clifton Walkertown, NC 6 87 Mike Speeney King, NC 7 4 Jason Myers Walnut Cove, NC 8 22 Jonathan Brown Winston-Salem, NC 9 27 Joe Ryan Osborne Kannapolis,NC 10 5 Randy Butner Pfafftown, NC 11 18 Daniel Yates Lexington, NC 12 04 Brandon Ward Winston-Salem, NC 13 26 Derek Stoltz Walkertown, NC 14 44 Andy Jankowiak Buffalo, NY 15 71 Dean Ward Winston-Salem, NC 16 83 Tim Brown Tobaccoville, NC 17 2 Joseph Brown Lewisville, NC 18 79 James Civali Meridan, CT 19 66 Ronnie Clifton Walkertown, NC 20 01 Jimmy Wallace Lexington, NC 21 75 Al Hill Jonesville, NC 22 19 Ryan Nelson Winston-Salem, NC 23 40 Mike Norman Lewisville, NC 24 14 Jason Tutterow Winston-Salem, NC

Yates Grading & Paving Sportsman Series 1st Sportsman race: 20 laps FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN 1 0 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC 2 21 Tommy Neal Rural Hall, NC 3 28 Billy Gregg Lexington, NC 4 68 Robbie Brewer Winston-Salem, NC 5 86 Taylor Branch Lewisville, NC 6 7 Dylan Ward Winston-Salem, NC 7 81 Zack Clifton Belews Creek, NC 8 75 Andrew Durham Winston-Salem, NC 9 55 Zack Ore Winston-Salem, NC 10 07 Kevin Neal Walkertown, NC 11 70 Tony Black Winston-Salem, NC 12 4 John Holleman Winston-Salem, NC 13 41 Frank Fritts Kernersville, NC 14 14 Mitch Gales Thomasville,NC 15 18 Justin Taylor King, NC 16 71 D.J. Moore Walnut Cove, NC 17 91 Phillip Faircloth Winston-Salem, NC 18 19 Rob Dixon Winston-Salem, NC 19 47 Terry Thompson Winston-Salem, NC 2nd Sportsman race: 20 laps FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN 1 28 Billy Gregg Lexington, NC 2 07 Kevin Neal Walkertown, NC 3 70 Tony Black Winston-Salem, NC 4 86 Taylor Branch Lewisville, NC 5 0 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC 6 18 Justin Taylor King, NC 7 14 Mitch Gales Thomasville,NC 8 41 Frank Fritts Kernersville, NC 9 71 D.J. Moore Walnut Cove, NC 10 21 Tommy Neal Rural Hall, NC 11 68 Robbie Brewer Winston-Salem, NC 12 4 John Holleman Winston-Salem, NC 13 91 Phillip Faircloth Winston-Salem, NC 14 7 Dylan Ward Winston-Salem, NC 15 55 Zack Ore Winston-Salem, NC 16 19 Rob Dixon Winston-Salem, NC 17 75 Andrew Durham Winston-Salem, NC 18 47 Terry Thompson Winston-Salem, NC Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series Street Stock Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN 1 40 Taylor Robbins Winston-Salem, NC 2 22 Brian Wall Lexington, NC 3 12 Doug Wall Pfafftown, NC 4 20 Derrick Rice Kernersville, NC 5 50 Austin Edwards Winston-Salem, NC 6 14 Aaron Hylton Kernersville, NC 7 69 Gerald Robinson Jr Winston-Salem, NC 8 16 Brad Lewis Winston-Salem, NC 9 13 Kevin Gilbert Mocksville, NC 10 1 Jasper Sumner Trinity, NC 11 88 Nick Brill Winston-Salem, NC 12 19 Tommy Zachary Yadkinville, NC 13 67 Susan Kimel Shoals, NC 14 09 David Creed Ararat, NC 15 30 Blake Shupe Mount Airy, NC 16 97 Jeremy Warren Winston-Salem, NC 17 49 Phillip Jones Lexington, NC 18 24 Chris Thomas East Bend, NC 19 52 Fletcher Whaley Advance, NC 20 0 Kirk Sheets Hornytown, NC 21 10 Zach Linville Kernersville, NC McDowell Heating & Air Stadium Stock Series 1st Stadium Stock Race: 15 laps FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN 1 24 A.J. Sanders Mocksville, NC 2 48 Junior Smith Lexington, NC 3 38 Christian Joyce Winston-Salem, NC 4 16 Stephen Sanders Lexington, NC 5 81 Chuck Wall Lexington, NC 6 10 David Hopkins Winston-Salem, NC 7 77 Randy McElveen Winston-Salem, NC 8 56 Tyler Burke Winston-Salem, NC 9 62 Kevin Hedgecock Thomasville, NC 10 68 Tyler Bush Clemmons, NC 11 0 Carlos Clifton Germanton, NC 12 74 Hayden Hall Siloam, NC 13 88 Gene Ward Winston-Salem, NC 14 29 Cody Arrington Mount Airy, NC 2nd Stadium Stock Race: 15 laps FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN 1 01 Chris Allison Mocksville, NC

2 02 Wesley Thompson Advance, NC 3 8 Shane Southard Yadkinville, NC 4 97 Bryan Sykes Lexington, NC 5 76 Billy Cameron Jr Salisbury, NC 6 40 Brandon Brendle Winston-Salem, NC 7 09 Tim Evans Clemmons, NC 8 71 Auston McElveen Winston-Salem, NC 9 06 Derek Sheets Walkertown, NC 10 6 Dale Patterson Winston-Salem, NC 11 22 Adam Thomas Winston-Salem, NC 12 78 Robert Mabe Germanton, NC 13 27 Austin Cates Tobaccoville, NC 14 1 Grayson Keaten Mocksville, NC 15 14 Ken Bridges King, NC

Jason Myers (4) and Tim Brown (83) spin as they race through turns three and four.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_Myers4Brown83.jpgJason Myers (4) and Tim Brown (83) spin as they race through turns three and four. Eric Hylton

Burt Myers celebrates his victory in the FOX8 WGHP 100.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_MyersWC-3-.jpgBurt Myers celebrates his victory in the FOX8 WGHP 100. Eric Hylton
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