At Bowman Gray Stadium on Saturday, Jason Myers of Walnut Cove had the perfect combination for a victory: a fast car, a little luck, and a long stretch of green flag racing.

After turning the fastest qualifying lap for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series, Myers drew the pole for his start when the top six qualifiers plucked their starting position randomly. He battled side by side with Randy Butner of Pfafftown and eventually secured the lead.

Then, Myers went as hard as he could for 50 clean and green laps. Danny Bohn of Huntersville moved up to second and started to chase down Myers as they caught up to lapped traffic. “You’ve got to have a real good race car to win races, but you’ve got to be lucky too,” said Myers. “Who would’ve thought we’d run 50 laps without a caution? Luckily I had enough lead on the 53 [of Bohn] – I could see him back there but I knew when we caught traffic he’d be on me real quick. Five more laps and it’d probably have been a mess.”

It’s quite unusual to see fifty laps at the Stadium without a caution, but it played right into Myers’s hands. “Anytime you’re in the lead and you’ve got a straightaway, you never want to see a caution. Even if you’re just right in front of the guy – with the double-file restarts you never want to see a caution,” said Myers.

Bohn finished right behind Myers in second. Older brother Burt Myers of Walnut Cove came in third.

The “Madhouse Scramble” sent Ronnie Clifton of Walkertown to the pole with Dean Ward of Winston-Salem starting right beside him. Ward slammed the gas as they entered turn one, nearly losing control of his car. Clifton looked like he might pull ahead into the lead, but Ward was able to steer back into the groove and move to the head of the pack.

Clifton tried to take back the top spot during two double-file restarts, with Tommy Neal of Walkertown trying his hand at an outside row challenge on the third restart. Ward held strong each time to maintain his position, going on to grab the checkered flag.

“We started off today not even knowing if we were going to make it over here tonight,” said Ward, who added that his team has been blessed recently. “We started out our season really going downhill but things have just turned around.”

The biggest concern for Ward was pacing himself. “I just didn’t want to run it too hard because I was afraid we’d have a bunch of restarts – and I didn’t want to use up my tires,” said Ward. “I’m the world’s worst at burning tires off.

I don’t know how to save tires. Never have.”

Lee Jeffreys of Winston-Salem finished in second, with Tommy Neal taking third.

In the Double D Construction Services Sportsman Series, Michael Adams of Yadkinville bumped race leader Derek Stoltz of Walkertown to the outside in order to make a move and steal away the lead. On the white flag lap, Adams and Stoltz raced side-by-side.

Wayne Hill of Winston-Salem and Robbie Brewer of Winston-Salem saw an opportunity and dashed to the inside to take the lead for themselves. With fenders scraping, the competitors raced three-wide towards the checkered flag in one of the wildest finishes ever at the Madhouse. Adams ended up taking the win by a nose with Hill and Brewer finishing second and third.

Zack Ore of Winston-Salem started on the pole for the first race but fell back in the pack. But a win must have been his destiny on Saturday: the “Madhouse Scramble” sent him to the pole for the start of the second race as well. Ore went on in that race to take his first ever checkered flag.

The 20-lapper for the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series was a wreck-filled endurance contest. Brian Wall of Winston-Salem emerged as the winner.
In the Traffic Control Safety Services Stadium Stock Series, Jason Keaton of Mocksville and Junior Smith of Lexington each won a 15-lap race.

Track PR – Eric Hylton Photography

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 53 Danny Bohn Huntersville, NC
3 1 Burt Myers Walnut Cove, NC
4 79 Spencer Davis Dawsonville, GA
5 05 Tony Black Lexington, NC
6 5 Randy Butner Pfafftown, NC
7 48 Brad Robbins Winston-Salem, NC
8 77 Lee Jeffreys Winston-Salem, NC
9 71 Dean Ward Winston-Salem, NC
10 66 Ronnie Clifton Walkertown, NC
11 13 Chris Fleming Mount Airy, NC
12 21 Tommy Neal Walkertown, NC
13 20 Mike Adams Winston-Salem, NC
14 27 Mike Bohn Winston-Salem, NC
15 92 Brody Jones Statesville, NC
16 44 Daniel Beeson Kernersville, NC
17 72 Brent Elliott Denton, NC
18 7 Matt Cotner Rural Hall, NC
19 51 Bobby Measmer Concord, NC
20 75 Robert Jeffreys Winston-Salem, NC
21 0 Stan Welborn Winston-Salem, NC

2nd Modified Race: 50 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN
1 71 Dean Ward Winston-Salem, NC
2 77 Lee Jeffreys Winston-Salem, NC
3 21 Tommy Neal Walkertown, NC
4 20 Mike Adams Winston-Salem, NC
5 4 Jason Myers Walnut Cove, NC
6 27 Mike Bohn Winston-Salem, NC
7 66 Ronnie Clifton Walkertown, NC
8 92 Brody Jones Statesville, NC
9 05 Tony Black Lexington, NC
10 44 Daniel Beeson Kernersville, NC
11 51 Bobby Measmer Concord, NC
12 79 Spencer Davis Dawsonville, GA
13 1 Burt Myers Walnut Cove, NC
14 48 Brad Robbins Winston-Salem, NC
15 13 Chris Fleming Mount Airy, NC
16 7 Matt Cotner Rural Hall, NC
17 75 Robert Jeffreys Winston-Salem, NC
18 72 Brent Elliott Denton, NC
19 53 Danny Bohn Huntersville, NC
20 5 Randy Butner Pfafftown, NC
21 0 Stan Welborn Winston-Salem, NC

Double D Construction Services Sportsman Series
1st Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN
1 19 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC
2 11 Wayne Hill Winston-Salem, NC
3 68 Robbie Brewer Winston-Salem, NC
4 02 Derek Stoltz Walkertown, NC
5 64 Steven Truell Winston-Salem, NC
6 81 Zack Clifton Walkertown, NC
7 00 Justin Taylor King, NC
8 31 Ryan Robertson Winston-Salem, NC
9 28 Dillon Tilley Winston-Salem, NC
10 55 Zack Ore Winston-Salem, NC
11 86 Taylor Branch Lewisville, NC
12 07 Kevin Neal Winston-Salem, NC
13 9 David Adams Yadkinville, NC
14 04 Reggie Doub Winston-Salem, NC
15 50 Barry Edwards Pinnacle, NC
16 41 Gary Ledbetter Winston-Salem, NC
17 72 Mark Faust Winston-Salem, NC
18 1 Mike Kiger Winston-Salem, NC
19 4 John Holleman Winston-Salem, NC
20 26 Michael Tilley Winston-Salem, NC

2nd Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN
1 55 Zack Ore Winston-Salem, NC
2 86 Taylor Branch Lewisville, NC
3 11 Wayne Hill Winston-Salem, NC
4 31 Ryan Robertson Winston-Salem, NC
5 68 Robbie Brewer Winston-Salem, NC
6 64 Steven Truell Winston-Salem, NC
7 4 John Holleman Winston-Salem, NC
8 81 Zack Clifton Walkertown, NC
9 9 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC
10 28 Michael Tilley Winston-Salem, NC
11 00 Justin Taylor King, NC
12 07 Kevin Neal Winston-Salem, NC
13 02 Derek Stoltz Walkertown, NC
14 50 Barry Edwards Pinnacle, NC
15 1 Mike Kiger Winston-Salem, NC
16 19 David Adams Yadkinville, NC
17 72 Mark Faust Winston-Salem, NC

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series
Street Stock Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN
1 22 Brian Wall Winston-Salem, NC
2 1 David Sumner Trinity, NC
3 98 Billy Gregg Lexington, NC
4 20 Derrick Rice Kernersville, NC
5 8 K.J. Stimpson Lewisville, NC
6 99 John McNeal Winston-Salem, NC
7 16 Chase Hunt Lexington, NC
8 33 Evan Ingleston Pfafftown, NC
9 54 Dakota Ratcliff Cornelius, NC
10 09 David Creed Ararat, NC
11 00 Donnie Martin Winston-Salem, NC
12 2 Willie Wall Lexington, NC
13 50 Austin Edwards Winston-Salem, NC
14 14 Aaron Hylton Kernersville, NC
15 97 Jeremy Warren Winston-Salem, NC
16 39 Randy Shupe Mt. Airy, NC
17 29 Bradley Potts Clemmons, NC
18 92 Casie Doub Germanton, NC
19 30 Blake Shupe Mount Airy, NC
20 12 Doug Wall Pfafftown, NC
21 40 Taylor Robbins Winston-Salem, NC
22 94 Jeffery Wood Southmont, NC

Traffic Control Safety Services Stadium Stock Series
Stadium Stock Race (A Race): 15 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN
1 01 Jason Keaton Mocksville, NC
2 02 Wesley Thompson Advance, NC
3 44 A.J. Sanders Mocksville, NC
4 7 Chris Allison Mocksville, NC
5 81 Chuck Wall Lexington, NC
6 8 Shane Southard Yadkinville, NC
7 40 Daniel Yates Lexington, NC
8 89 Joseph Swanson Rural Hall, NC
9 69 Billy Cameron Jr Salisbury, NC
10 60 Ted Mickalowski Mocksville, NC
11 00 Trey Phelps Winston-Salem, NC
12 50 Jimmy Walker Winston-Salem, NC
13 62 Kevin Hedgecock Thomasville, NC
14 24 Doug Rembold Concord, NC
15 10 David Hopkins Winston-Salem, NC
16 29 Cody Arrington Mount Airy, NC
17 11 A.J. Quakenbush Kernersville, NC
18 79 Steve Wallace Mooresville, NC
19 3 Chad Hopkins Winston-Salem, NC

Stadium Stock Race (B Race): 15 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN
1 48 Junior Smith Lexington, NC
2 59 Stephen Sanders Lexington, NC
3 49 P-Nut Vernon Walkertown, NC
4 19 John Crotts Jr Winston-Salem, NC
5 71 Auston McElveen Winston-Salem, NC
6 97 Brian Skyes Lexington, NC
7 70 Tyler Lalone Lexington, NC
8 91 Coty Crews Greensboro, NC
9 64 Ricky Wall East Bend, NC
10 51 Sam Whitman Winston-Salem, NC
11 14 Ken Bridges King, NC
12 23 Andy Spears Lexington, NC

Myers Wins & Gains Ground in Title Fight