(Winston-Salem, NC) 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.

 

-Bowman Gray Stadium Press Release.  Photo Credit: Eric Hylton Photography

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

Jason Myers, Smith Split Twin-25’s at The Madhouse