Myers and Smith grab wins at Bowman Gray


Jason Myers takes his celebratory victory lap after winning last event’s first 50-lapper.


Jason Myers stands with family in Winner’s Circle.


The winner of the second Modified race, John Smith, celebrates in Winner’s Circle.


Saturday night brought a chance for redemption for Jason Myers at Bowman Gray Stadium. And it was an opportunity he didn’t let go to waste.

Myers, a resident of Walnut Cove, took the checkered in the first 50-lapper for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series on Saturday. He qualified second but started on the pole after the top six qualifiers drew for starting position.

Starting on the outside row beside him was Chris Fleming of Mount Airy.

It was a situation reminiscent of one week earlier – when Jason Myers started on the pole and brother Burt Myers started in second. As the two played mind-games, Burt got the jump on Jason, taking the lead and going on to win.

This time, however, Jason Myers made sure to secure the lead during the initial start. “He stuck me last week,” said Jason about being passed by his brother. “He took me to school, but we’re driving the school bus this week.”

Jason Myers had to defend the lead one other time during a double-file restart, but the race remained cautionless after that. “When you’re in front, you don’t want to see cautions,” said Myers. “It could’ve stayed green for 50 laps,

and I would’ve been tickled to death.”

It was the fourth win of the season for Jason Myers. “We had a good night: We won the race, in the second race we didn’t tear it up – what else can you ask for?”

The “Madhouse Scramble” put Ronnie Clifton of Walkertown on the pole for the start of the second race. Clifton was an unstoppable juggernaut as a Sportsman competitor, but he’s still hoping for that first Modified win.

Clifton grabbed the lead in the opening lap and held off Dean Ward of Winston-Salem during two double-file restarts. But making his way through the field was John Smith of Mount Airy.

“I was starting ninth in the second race,” said Smith. “I got to racing and I got one or two, the next restart I got one or two, and I thought that I got a shot at this thing.”

Smith moved to the outside to make an attempt at stealing the lead away during the third caution on lap 13. On the restart, Clifton faltered and Smith bolted out to take the top spot.

“I know Ronnie was hungry – and if anybody could’ve won, I’d want to see him win if it wasn’t me,” said Smith. “I timed that restart perfectly. I don’t know if he missed a shift.”

The remainder of the race was caution-free, and Smith pulled away from the field. The iconic #53 of Smith grabbed the checkered flag, with Ronnie Clifton finishing in second.

In the Farm Bureau Insurance Sportsman Series, John Holleman of Winston-Salem muscled his way forward to win in the first 20-lapper. Tommy Neal of Walkertown took a long-awaited win in the second race – it was the first

victory for the veteran racer after his return this season to the Sportsman Division.

Blake Shupe of Mount Airy brought home the trophy in the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series, and both A.J. Sanders of Mocksville and Mark Smith of Advance won in the McDowell Heating & Air Stadium Stock Series.

Race Results

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series

1st Modified Race: 50 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 4 Jason Myers Walnut Cove, NC

2 83 Tim Brown Tobaccoville, NC

3 13 Chris Fleming Mount Airy, NC

4 1 Burt Myers Walnut Cove, NC

5 18 Cale Gale Winston-Salem, NC

6 53 John Smith Mount Airy, NC

7 92 Brody Jones Statesville, NC

8 77 Lee Jeffreys Winston-Salem, NC

9 2 Joseph Brown Lewisville, NC

10 71 Dean Ward Winston-Salem, NC

11 5 Randy Butner Pfafftown, NC

12 3 Danny Propst Waxhaw, NC

13 44 Daniel Beeson Kernersville, NC

14 66 Ronnie Clifton Walkertown, NC

15 75 Robert Jeffreys Winston-Salem, NC

16 16 Mike Norman Lewisville, NC

2nd Modified Race: 50 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 53 John Smith Mount Airy, NC

2 66 Ronnie Clifton Walkertown, NC

3 77 Lee Jeffreys Winston-Salem, NC

4 1 Burt Myers Walnut Cove, NC

5 71 Dean Ward Winston-Salem, NC

6 2 Joseph Brown Lewisville, NC

7 13 Chris Fleming Mount Airy, NC

8 5 Randy Butner Pfafftown, NC

9 83 Tim Brown Tobaccoville, NC

10 18 Cale Gale Winston-Salem, NC

11 92 Brody Jones Statesville, NC

12 4 Jason Myers Walnut Cove, NC

13 3 Danny Propst Waxhaw, NC

14 44 Daniel Beeson Kernersville, NC

15 75 Robert Jeffreys Winston-Salem, NC

16 16 Mike Norman Lewisville, NC

Farm Bureau Insurance Sportsman Series

1st Sportsman race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 4 John Holleman Winston-Salem, NC

2 81 Zack Clifton Walkertown, NC

3 19 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC

4 86 Taylor Branch Lewisville, NC

5 40 Jordan Fleming Mount Airy, NC

6 21 Tommy Neal Rural Hall, NC

7 13 Chase Hunt Lexington, NC

8 28 Billy Gregg Lexington, NC

9 68 Robbie Brewer Winston-Salem, NC

10 3 Jeff Garrison Arcadia, NC

11 14 Steve Holleman Winston-Salem, NC

12 55 Zack Ore Winston-Salem, NC

13 26 Michael Tilley Winston-Salem, NC

14 12 Justin Taylor King, NC

15 38 Mitch Gales Thomasville,NC

16 00 Dallas Butner Winston-Salem, NC

17 9 David Adams Yadkinville, NC

18 51 Rob Knabel Tobaccoville, NC

19 71 D.J. Moore Germanton, NC

20 47 Terry Thompson Winston-Salem, NC

21 8 Dean Blevins Kernersville, NC

22 48 Luke Fleming Winston-Salem, NC

2nd Sportsman race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 21 Tommy Neal Rural Hall, NC

2 4 John Holleman Winston-Salem, NC

3 68 Robbie Brewer Winston-Salem, NC

4 86 Taylor Branch Lewisville, NC

5 19 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC

6 13 Chase Hunt Lexington, NC

7 28 Billy Gregg Lexington, NC

8 81 Zack Clifton Walkertown, NC

9 55 Zack Ore Winston-Salem, NC

10 9 David Adams Yadkinville, NC

11 38 Mitch Gales Thomasville,NC

12 00 Dallas Butner Winston-Salem, NC

13 14 Steve Holleman Winston-Salem, NC

14 3 Jeff Garrison Arcadia, NC

15 12 Justin Taylor King, NC

16 40 Jordan Fleming Mount Airy, NC

17 71 D.J. Moore Germanton, NC

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series

Street Stock Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 30 Blake Shupe Mount Airy, NC

2 4 Steven Berrier Germanton, NC

3 1 Jasper Sumner Trinity, NC

4 20 Derrick Rice Kernersville, NC

5 40 Taylor Robbins Winston-Salem, NC

6 5 Spencer Martin Winston-Salem, NC

7 14 Aaron Hylton Kernersville, NC

8 22 Brian Wall Winston-Salem, NC

9 97 Jeremy Warren Winston-Salem, NC

10 12 Doug Wall Pfafftown, NC

11 13 Kevin Gilbert Mocksville, NC

12 01 Trey Phelps Winston-Salem, NC

13 50 Austin Edwards Winston-Salem, NC

14 0 Kirk Sheets Hornytown, NC

15 81 Robert Lawson King, NC

16 69 Gerlad Robinson Jr Winston-Salem, NC

17 08 Jacob Creed Ararat, NC

18 6 A.J. Quakenbush Winston-Salem, NC

19 52 Fletcher Whaley Advance, NC

20 7 Jamie Byrd Mount Airy, NC

21 09 David Creed Ararat, NC

22 49 Bink Lucas Thomasville, NC

23 10 Zach Linville Kernersville, 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 81 Chuck Wall Lexington, NC

3 11 Brandon Brendle Winston-Salem, NC

4 02 Wesley Thompson Advance, NC

5 76 Billy Cameron Jr Salisbury, NC

6 16 Stephen Sanders Midway, NC

7 40 Daniel Yates Lexington, NC

8 48 Junior Smith Lexington, NC

9 97 Bryan Sykes Lexington, NC

10 8 Shane Southard Yadkinville, NC

11 7 Chris Allison Mocksville, NC

12 62 Kevin Hedgecock Thomasville, NC

13 06 Derek Sheets Walkertown, NC

14 55 Tyler Burke Midway. NC

15 64 Ricky Wall East Bend, NC

16 14 Ken Bridges King, NC

17 08 Tommy Stewart Winston-Salem, NC

‘Stadium Stock “B” Race: 15 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 80 Mark Smith Advance, NC

2 31 Zack Staley Lexington, NC

3 19 Jeremy Stainback Winston-Salem, NC

4 71 Auston McElveen Winston-Salem, NC

5 50 Jimmy Walker Winston-Salem, NC

6 89 Joseph Swanson Rural Hall, NC

7 41 Dustin Holt Lexington, NC

8 10 David Hopkins Winston-Salem, NC

9 09 Tim Evans Clemmons, NC

10 68 Tyler Bush Clemmons, NC

11 29 Cody Arrington Mount Airy, NC

12 6 Dale Patterson Winston-Salem, NC

13 23 Andy Spears Lexington, NC

14 61 Cody Herring Linwood, NC

Jason Myers takes his celebratory victory lap after winning last event’s first 50-lapper.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_MyersVL.jpgJason Myers takes his celebratory victory lap after winning last event’s first 50-lapper.

Jason Myers stands with family in Winner’s Circle.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_MyersWC.jpgJason Myers stands with family in Winner’s Circle.

The winner of the second Modified race, John Smith, celebrates in Winner’s Circle.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_SmithWC.jpgThe winner of the second Modified race, John Smith, celebrates in Winner’s Circle.
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