2015 was another solid year for southern Modified ace Burt Myers. Four wins at Bowman Gray Stadium (NC) this summer and a win on the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour would be enough for some drivers, but not for Myers. The Walnut Cove, North Carolina driver did most of his damage on the KOMA Modified tour en route to his second series title in as many years.
“We are just blessed to have the opportunity to race as much as we do,” said Myers. “We had a great year and won a bunch of races, but we always want to be better next season.”
Myers won four times in eight starts and finished out of the top five only once in KOMA action. His victories on the tour came at Hickory Speedway (NC), Ace Speedway (NC), Concord Speedway (NC) and Anderson Motor Speedway (SC). That pushed his career win total to six in the series, an impressive feat for the driver that made an offseason switch to LFR Chassis’.
“What can I say about them?” said Myers. “They build a great racecar and we proved that early on this season. We ended last year hot and we stayed hot in the spring and then we hit kind of a dead spot. That’s okay. It’s called racing for a reason. It’s not called winning. Sometimes you need the non-winning days to work harder to get better.”
Despite the fact that it will be four months before the Myers hit the track again, unless they make the decision to go to the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing, the work never stops.
“We will take a few weeks off here for Thanksgiving and do the family thing and then go to the banquet and before we know it 2016 will be here,” said Myers. “We are looking forward to it.”
The title for Burt Myers was his 14th across the board in the Modified ranks.
In addition’s to Burt’s impressive season, his brother Jason Myers won a state title in North Carolina and will be honored at the NASCAR banquet for his first championship. He won seven times this summer at Bowman Gray leading all drivers in that category.
The Myers brother’s shop will now sit quiet for a Thanksgiving break before the pair of Modified aces get back to work looking to do even better in 2016.
Tale of the Tape – Burt Myers
Bowman Gray Stadium Track Champion (1999, 2001, 2007, 2010, 2011, and 2013)
North Carolina State Champion (2010, 2011)
NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Champion (2010)
KOMA Modified Tour Champion (2014, 2015)
ASA Southern Modified Tour Champion (2006, 2007)
SMART Tour Modified Champion (2002)
Total number of Modified championships: 14
-By Elgin Traylor, Speed51.com Southeast Correspondent – Twitter: @ElginTraylor
-Photo credit: Daryl Canfield/Speed51.com