Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC — “To be the best, you’ve got to beat the best,” said Jason Myers of Walnut Cove. “And we may not be the best next week, but I feel like we were the best tonight.”

 

Myers qualified on the pole for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series and grabbed the victory in the first race in dominant fashion. It was his second win, but most impressively it was his fourth pole of the season – twice more than any other competitor.

 

His qualifying performance is what Myers credits with much of his 2015 success. After all, with Saturday’s first Modified race starting strictly by qualifying times, a fast lap was what put Myers out ahead from the beginning.

 

“We’ve got a super fast racecar, and in qualifying you have to be fast,” said Myers. “We don’t work on our qualifying setup. It worked the first week, so we just keep doing the same thing and hope it stays good.”

 

Jason was able to get a strong jump from the beginning as second-place-starter Dean Ward of Winston-Salem battled for position with third-place-starter Burt Myers of Walnut Cove. Then without any cautions in the race, Jason rarely had to worry about any pressure from behind.

 

“We got a little bit away from them on the start when second and third were racing – and with no cautions we were able to keep it. And when you get a good lead over here and you’ve got a good car, you don’t put yourself in a position to overdrive it. Overdriving it will kill you over here. You’ve just got to be smooth and fast, and that’s what we did,” said Myers. “Burt got a little close there at one time, but we caught lapped traffic. He caught them in the wrong spot – and we were able to get back to where we were.”

 

Older brother Burt Myers finished behind Jason in second. “The trophy still came back to our shop. I’ve always said if I can’t win, I want Jason to win,” said Burt Myers.

 

The “Madhouse Scramble” sent Brad Robbins of Winston-Salem to the pole with last year’s champion Danny Bohn starting on the outside front-row. Bohn has moved back up to his hometown in New Jersey to pursue his career, but he came back to the Madhouse for a brief stint – one he obviously didn’t regret.

 

Bohn shot out into the lead from the moment the green waved, and a particular point of pride was winning in his family car: one that is an ancient relic by racing standards. “My dad built this car in 1991 and we haven’t changed anything,” said Bohn. “We started second, and I was on cruise control.”

 

In the Farm Bureau Insurance Sportsman Series, Taylor Branch of Lewisville won in an absolutely wild first 20-lap race. Derek Stoltz of Walkertown was involved in a wreck as he fought for the lead in the first race. But Stoltz was able to fix his car to come back and grab the checkered for the second Sportsman race.

 

Kirk Sheets of Horneytown won the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series race after tangling with Derrick Rice of Kernersville.

 

Saturday was the big one for the McDowell Heating & Air Stadium Stock Series: their annual Stadium Stock 50-lapper. Brandon Brendle of Winston-Salem was the fastest qualifier and ended up taking the victory. Brendle had been up and down in the field and got aggressive at just the right time, taking to the outside row to challenge in the last double-file restart. Brendle passed by Chuck Wall of Lexington to take the win.

 

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

 

Bowman Gray Stadium Race Results – Saturday, June 6

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 71 Dean Ward Winston-Salem, NC
5 13 Chris Fleming Mount Airy, NC
6 43 David Calabrese Toms River, NJ
7 65 Danny Bohn Huntersville, NC
8 48 Brad Robbins Winston-Salem, NC
9 53 John Smith Mount Airy, NC
10 66 Ronnie Clifton Walkertown, NC
11 77 Lee Jeffreys Winston-Salem, NC
12 69 Junior Miller Winston-Salem, NC
13 95 Cale Gale Winston-Salem, NC
14 2 Joseph Brown Lewisville, NC
15 5 Randy Butner Pfafftown, NC
16 92 Brody Jones Statesville, NC
17 75 Robert Jeffreys Winston-Salem, NC
18 44 Daniel Beeson Kernersville, NC
19 16 William Smith Mount Airy, NC

2nd Modified Race: 25 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN
1 65 Danny Bohn Huntersville, NC
2 13 Chris Fleming Mount Airy, NC
3 43 David Calabrese Toms River, NJ
4 83 Tim Brown Tobaccoville, NC
5 71 Dean Ward Winston-Salem, NC
6 4 Jason Myers Walnut Cove, NC
7 1 Burt Myers Walnut Cove, NC
8 53 John Smith Mount Airy, NC
9 66 Ronnie Clifton Walkertown, NC
10 77 Lee Jeffreys Winston-Salem, NC
11 2 Joseph Brown Lewisville, NC
12 92 Brody Jones Statesville, NC
13 75 Robert Jeffreys Winston-Salem, NC
14 16 William Smith Mount Airy, NC
15 69 Junior Miller Winston-Salem, NC
16 48 Brad Robbins Winston-Salem, NC
17 44 Daniel Beeson Kernersville, NC

Farm Bureau Insurance Sportsman Series
1st Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN
1 86 Taylor Branch Lewisville, NC
2 21 Tommy Neal Rural Hall, NC
3 13 Chase Hunt Lexington, NC
4 19 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC
5 3 Jeff Garrison Arcadia, NC
6 51 Rob Knabel Tobaccoville, NC
7 81 Zack Clifton Walkertown, NC
8 33 Gregg West Winston-Salem, NC
9 28 Billy Gregg Lexington, NC
10 55 Zack Ore Winston-Salem, NC
11 9 David Adams Yadkinville, NC
12 2 Tyler Jordan Winston-Salem, NC
13 70 Noah Triplett Lexington, NC
14 12 Justin Taylor King, NC
15 02 Derek Stoltz Walkertown, NC
16 68 Robbie Brewer Winston-Salem, NC
17 14 Steve Holleman Winston-Salem, NC
18 4 John Holleman Winston-Salem, NC
19 92 Kyle Southern King, NC

2nd Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN
1 02 Derek Stoltz Walkertown, NC
2 28 Billy Gregg Lexington, NC
3 68 Robbie Brewer Winston-Salem, NC
4 81 Zack Clifton Walkertown, NC
5 21 Tommy Neal Rural Hall, NC
6 70 Noah Triplett Lexington, NC
7 13 Chase Hunt Lexington, NC
8 86 Taylor Branch Lewisville, NC
9 4 John Holleman Winston-Salem, NC
10 19 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC
11 12 Justin Taylor King, NC
12 9 David Adams Yadkinville, NC
13 2 Tyler Jordan Winston-Salem, NC
14 51 Rob Knabel Tobaccoville, NC
15 3 Jeff Garrison Arcadia, NC
16 33 Gregg West Winston-Salem, NC

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series
20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN
1 0 Kirk Sheets Horneytown, NC
2 09 David Creed Ararat, NC
3 08 Jacob Creed Ararat, NC
4 22 Brian Wall Winston-Salem, NC
5 30 Blake Shupe Mount Airy, NC
6 4 Steven Berrier Germanton, NC
7 40 Taylor Robbins Winston-Salem, NC
8 14 Aaron Hylton Kernersville, NC
9 50 Austin Edwards Winston-Salem, NC
10 13 Kevin Gilbert Mocksville, NC
11 2 Willie Wall Lexington, NC
12 52 Fletcher Whaley Advance, NC
13 10 Zach Linville Kernersville, NC
14 97 Jeremy Warren Winston-Salem, NC
15 01 Trey Phelps Winston-Salem, NC
16 20 Derrick Rice Kernersville, NC
17 41 Cory Laett Winston-Salem, NC
18 12 Doug Wall Pfafftown, NC
19 9 Darren Cotner King, NC
20 5 Spencer Martin Winston-Salem, NC
21 1 Jasper Sumner Trinity, NC

McDowell Heating & Air Stadium Stock Series
Stadium Stock 50: 53 laps (race extended due to caution)

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN
1 11 Brandon Brendle Winston-Salem, NC
2 81 Chuck Wall Lexington, NC
3 40 Daniel Yates Lexington, NC
4 24 A.J. Sanders Mocksville, NC
5 02 Wesley Thompson Advance, NC
6 76 Billy Cameron Jr Salisbury, NC
7 8 Shane Southard Yadkinville, NC
8 49 P-Nut Vernon Walkertown, NC
9 09 Tim Evans Clemmons, NC
10 7 Chris Allison Mocksville, NC
11 62 Kevin Hedgecock Thomasville, NC
12 14 Ken Bridges King, NC
13 48 Junior Smith Lexington, NC
14 64 Ricky Wall East Bend, NC
15 08 Dan Speeney Mocksville, NC
16 97 Bryan Sykes Lexington, NC
17 55 Tyler Burke Midway. NC
18 19 Jeremy Stainback Winston-Salem, NC
19 29 Cody Arrington Mount Airy, NC
20 41 Dustin Holt Lexington, NC
21 89 Joseph Swanson Rural Hall, NC
22 80 Mark Smith Advance, NC
23 10 David Hopkins Winston-Salem, NC
24 6 Dale Patterson Winston-Salem, NC
25 31 Zack Staley Lexington, NC
26 50 Jimmy Walker Winston-Salem, NC
27 23 Andy Spears Lexington, NC

Myers, Bohn ‘Beat the Best’ in Bowman Gray Twin 25’s