Experience and Luck Benefit Myers at Bowman Gray

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Experience and Luck Benefit Myers at Bowman Gray

Story By: Loren Pinillis/Bowman Gray Stadium

Photos By: Eric Hylton/Bowman Gray Stadium

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Burt Myers took a little luck and turned it into a victory in Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 100 at Bowman Gray Stadium. Of course, the decades of experience his family has racing at the Madhouse allowed him to capitalize on it
all.
With Saturday’s lineup for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series being determined by random draw, Burt Myers of Walnut Cove could’ve started anywhere in the field from first to 20th. But in a stroke of good luck, he drew the pole as his start. Brandon Ward of
Winston-Salem drew second to start on Myers’s outside.
Myers held on to lead the entire way, fending off Ward for a total of seven double-file restarts after cautions. “Brandon kept me on my toes. He ran me hard all night,” said Myers. “Where he would worry me was when I could get away, and I was sitting there running
my pace. He was still there. I knew how good my car was and he was still there – which means his car was pretty good too.”
“Typically in my career I’ve been the type where I try to save as much as I can. You never know if you’re going to get in a last lap restart or something where you don’t want to use up too much. But he was right there,” said Myers. “He’s got a great car and a great
team. You’re never comfortable until you can come under that checkered flag first and you can breathe a sigh of relief.”
Myers credited the victory to hard work, a good car, and the experience that comes with decades of turning laps at Bowman Gray Stadium. After all, with storms ravaging the area but leaving the Stadium untouched, track conditions were hard to guess at. “We came
over this morning and practiced a little bit. We made some tweaks. We came back this afternoon and put some of them back,” said Myers. “A lot of it is years of experience: knowing what to expect, knowing how the track is in the afternoon and how’s that going to affect it
during the race that night.”
“We hit the adjustment just right before the race. And if you had stopped time and said we could work on the car, I would’ve left it alone. It was that good,” said Myers.
Brandon Ward finished second, with Danny Bohn of Huntersville finishing third.
In the Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series, John Holleman of Winston-Salem bumped Zack Clifton of Walkertown out of the way to take the checkered in the first 20-lapper. But the Madhouse Scramble sent some good luck Clifton’s way, placing him on the
pole for the start of the second race.
Clifton went on to cross the finish line first, while John Holleman climbed up from eighth to finish on his bumper. However, Clifton was disqualified after post-race technical inspection, awarding the victory to Holleman. He pulls off the rare accomplishment of winning both
races in Saturday’s double-header.
Brian Wall of Winston-Salem banged fenders with Donnie Martin of Winston-Salem as they battled for the lead in the 20-lapper for the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series. Wall emerged victorious and took the checkered.
In the Law Offices of John Barrow Stadium Stock Series, Wesley Thompson of Advance and Zack Staley of Lexington each brought home a victory trophy.
Race Results

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series
O’Reilly Auto Parts 100: 100 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN
1 1 Burt Myers Walnut Cove, NC
2 04 Brandon Ward Winston-Salem, NC
3 65 Danny Bohn Huntersville, NC
4 4 Jason Myers Walnut Cove, NC
5 16 Chris Fleming Mount Airy, NC
6 79 James Civali Davidson, NC
7 83 Tim Brown Tobaccoville, NC
8 66 Ronnie Clifton Walkertown, NC
9 53 John Smith Mount Airy, NC
10 5 Randy Butner Pfafftown, NC
11 14 Bobby Measmer Jr. Concord, NC
12 76 Scott Gordon Lewisville, NC
13 18 Daniel Yates Lexington, NC
14 92 Brody Jones Statesville, NC
15 50 Michael Clifton Walkertown, NC
16 12 Mike Norman Lewisville, NC
17 41 Jimmy Wallace Winston-Salem, NC
18 7 Al Hill Jonesville, NC
19 75 Lee Jeffreys Wallburg, NC
20 33 Jason Tutterow Winston-Salem, NC
21 9 Ryan Nelson Winston-Salem, NC
22 44 Daniel Beeson Kernersville, NC
Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series
1st Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN
1 4 John Holleman Winston-Salem, NC
2 19 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC
3 7 Dylan Ward Winston-Salem, NC
4 86 Taylor Branch Lewisville, NC
5 02 Derek Stoltz Walkertown, NC
6 21 Tommy Neal Walkertown, NC
7 55 Zack Ore Winston-Salem, NC
8 81 Zack Clifton Walkertown, NC
9 68 Robbie Brewer Winston-Salem, NC
10 28 Billy Gregg Lexington, NC
11 70 Noah Triplett Lexington, NC
12 38 Mitch Gales Thomasville,NC
13 2 Joseph Brown Lewisville, NC
14 3 Jeff Garrison Arcadia, NC
15 11 Wayne Hill Winston-Salem, NC
16 92 Kyle Southern Rural Hall, NC
17 14 Terry Thompson Winston-Salem, NC
18 6 Shane Tuttle Winston-Salem, NC
19 41 Chris Miller Winston-Salem, NC

2nd Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN
1 4 John Holleman Winston-Salem, NC
2 19 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC
3 02 Derek Stoltz Walkertown, NC
4 68 Robbie Brewer Winston-Salem, NC
5 7 Dylan Ward Winston-Salem, NC
6 55 Zack Ore Winston-Salem, NC
7 28 Billy Gregg Lexington, NC
8 38 Mitch Gales Thomasville,NC
9 3 Jeff Garrison Arcadia, NC
10 86 Taylor Branch Lewisville, NC
11 70 Noah Triplett Lexington, NC
12 21 Tommy Neal Walkertown, NC
13 14 Terry Thompson Winston-Salem, NC
14 6 Shane Tuttle Winston-Salem, NC
Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series
Street Stock Race: 19 of 20 laps (time limit expiration)

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN
1 22 Brian Wall Winston-Salem, NC
2 08 Jake Creed Dobson, NC
3 5 Spencer Martin Winston-Salem, NC
4 40 Taylor Robbins Winston-Salem, NC
5 02 Amber Lynn Walkertown, NC
6 16 Brad Lewis Winston-Salem, NC
7 30 Blake Shupe Mount Airy, NC
8 97 Jeremy Warren Winston-Salem, NC
9 2 Willie Wall Winston-Salem, NC
10 99 Bryan Sykes Winston-Salem, NC
11 88 Nick Brill Winston-Salem, NC
12 01 Mike Staley Jr Pine Hall, NC
13 13 Kevin Gilbert Mocksville, NC
14 00 Donnie Martin Winston-Salem, NC
15 1 Jasper Sumner Trinity, NC
16 03 Mike Evans King, NC
17 69 Gerald Robinson Jr Winston-Salem, NC
18 18 Chad Brooks Lexington, NC
19 49 Phillip Jones Lexington, NC
Law Offices of John Barrow Stadium Stock Series
Stadium Stock A Race: 15 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN
1 02 Wesley Thompson Advance, NC
2 01 Chris Allison Mocksville, NC
3 24 A.J. Sanders Mocksville, NC
4 8 Shane Southard Yadkinville, NC
5 13 Chase Hunt Lexington, NC
6 81 Chuck Wall Lexington, NC
7 76 Billy Cameron Jr Salisbury, NC
8 1 Grayson Keaton Mocksville, NC
9 68 Tyler Bush Clemmons, NC
10 54 Justin Owens Walnut Cove, NC
11 22 Adam Thomas Winston-Salem, NC
12 14 Ken Bridges King, NC
13 21 Stephen Sanders Midway, NC
14 44 Doug Rembold Harrisburg, NC
15 27 Austin Cates Tobaccoville, NC
Law Offices of John Barrow Stadium Stock Series
Stadium Stock B Race: 15 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN
1 31 Zack Staley Lexington, NC
2 56 Tyler Burke Midway, NC
3 00 Daryl Bryant Pilot Mountain, NC
4 04 Josh Broome Thomasville, NC
5 43 Tony Meadows Clemmons, NC
6 23 Andy Spears Lexington, NC
7 09 Tim Evans Arcadia, NC
8 20 Scarlett Dahmer Kernersville, NC
9 22 Adam Thomas Winston-Salem, NC
10 14 Ken Bridges King, NC
11 07 Joe Steder Winston-Salem, NC
12 33 DJ Dean Thomasville, NC
13 69 Brandon Crotts Winston-Salem, NC
14 3 Kyler Staley Reedy Creek, NC
15 0 Carlos Clifton Germanton, NC
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