Ward Battles His Way to Win; Myers Takes Title at Bowman Gray

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Ward Battles His Way to Win; Myers Takes Title at Bowman Gray

Story By: Loren Pinillis/Bowman Gray Stadium

Photos By: Eric Hylton

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) The fans were on their feet and
the air was thick with tension as the championships were decided on
Saturday at Bowman Gray Stadium. The legendary quarter mile is called
the Madhouse for a reason.
Brandon Ward of Winston-Salem claimed the checkered in the Carolina
Farm Credit 150 after a roller coaster ride of a race. Burt Myers of
Walnut Cove walked away with the title in the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified
Series – his 10th championship.
Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg turned a blazingly fast lap – the quickest of
the entire 2019 season. That placed him on the pole, with second-fastest
qualifier Brandon Ward starting on the outside front row.
Jeffreys claimed the lead on the initial start, but a caution in the
first few laps gave Ward another shot. This time, the outside row seemed
superior as Ward smoothly motored into the lead as the two fought side
by side for turn after turn.

Ward defended the lead against Tim Brown until Brown was able to get a
good run on the outside and move past Ward in a similar manner. But
Brown’s lead was short-lived – Ward reclaimed the top spot just a few
laps later.
Defending champion and points leader Burt Myers made his way up to
challenge Ward for the lead. Myers tried time and time again
unsuccessfully, until he finally made the pass stick on lap 135.
But while Myers and Ward were battling for the lead, much of the field
was opting to pit and put on fresh tires. Points contender James Civali
did just that – but with some good usage of the double-file restart,
Civali was soon back up in the fight for the lead.
Civali held nothing back as he pressured Burt Myers on his way to the
front – but Myers opted to let Civali pass by and instead concentrate on
securing the points title. Civali then moved up to hammer the bumper of
Ward, slipping by him on lap 155 as the race extended due to caution.
Not to be outdone, Ward banged bumpers with Civali as the white flag
waved. Ward slipped under Civali as the two slid across the finish line.
Ward was out front, giving him the win.

“These guys got to pit and take on tires. You’re kinda vulnerable when
you’re leading this thing over here in these long races. You can’t pit
from the lead,” said Ward. “Me and Burt were sitting here with older
tires than everybody else.”
Myers finished in third, taking the championship for the fourth
straight year in a row. “When you’re in the hunt for the championship,
this is the most stressful week of your life – period,” said Myers, who
was pleased with his decision to avoid any confrontation with Civali
“The 79 [of Civali] had new tires. I knew he was going to be too much
for us. I banked on that championship.”
In the McDowell Heating & Air Sportsman Series, Justin Taylor of
Kernersville took his first ever championship. Tommy Neal of Walkertown
claimed the checkered in the season-ending 40-lapper.
Billy Gregg of Lexington left with the title for the Law Offices of John
Barrow Street Stock Series. Gregg finished three positions ahead of
points contender Jeremy Warren of Winston-Salem – had he finished one
position further back, Warren would have taken the title. David Creed of
Mount Airy took the victory.
And in the Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series, Brandon Brendle of Winston-Salem
battled forward to claim the checkered – with Chuck Wall of Lexington
winning the championship.

Final Points Standings

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series Points Standings

RANK CAR DRIVER POINTS GAINED
LAST EVENT
1 1 Burt Myers 649 92
2 79 James Civali 626 96
3 83 Tim Brown 606 56
4 04 Brandon Ward 554 100
5 22 Jonathan Brown 549 48
6 4 Jason Myers 517 84
7 18 Daniel Yates 508 80
8 75 Lee Jeffreys 507 76
9 16 Chris Fleming 502 44
10 5 Randy Butner 484 32
11 53 John Smith 437 20
12 44 Daniel Beeson 324 0
13 65 Danny Bohn 310 88
14 81 Zack Clifton 275 12
15 8 Darin Redmon 257 36

McDowell Heating & Air Sportsman Series Points Standings

RANK CAR DRIVER POINTS GAINED
LAST EVENT
1 12 Justin Taylor 708 88
2 21 Tommy Neal 676 100
3 7 Dylan Ward 658 96
4 19 Michael Adams 620 80
5 92 Kyle Southern 613 64
6 31 Chase Robertson 531 72
7 22 Wesley Thompson 509 84
8 2 Amber Lynn 502 60
9 55 Zack Ore 485 92
10 4 John Holleman 477 0
11 02 Derek Stoltz 410 0
12 30 Blake Shupe 404 44
13 07 Kevin Neal 344 0
14 3 Jeff Garrison 300 68
15 03 Sterling Plemmons 297 56

Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series Points Standings

RANK CAR DRIVER POINTS GAINED
LAST EVENT
1 98 Billy Gregg 690 88
2 97 Jeremy Warren 688 76
3 08 Jacob Creed 656 40
4 02 David Creed 642 100
5 22 Brian Wall 610 92
6 19 Corey Rose 604 72
7 1 Christian Joyce 596 96
8 99 Bryan Sykes 540 64
9 69 Gerald Robinson Jr 518 68
10 28 Nate Gregg 488 56
11 40 Taylor Robbins 462 84
12 16 Brad Lewis 460 20
13 33 Dennis Lanier 422 52
14 2 Willie Wall 410 60
15 13 Kevin Gilbert 350 48

Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series Points Standings

RANK CAR DRIVER POINTS GAINED
LAST EVENT
1 81 Chuck Wall 666 88
2 24 A.J. Sanders 650 80
3 43 Brandon Brendle 628 100
4 1 Grayson Keaton 600 92
5 47 Tyler McDonald 586 84
6 01 Chris Allison 520 96
7 16 Stephen Sanders 498 52
8 51 Junior Snow 496 64
9 80 Luke Smith 480 72
10 69 Brandon Crotts 452 48
11 3 K.C. Myers 446 68
12 60 Brad Mickalowski 442 12
13 68 Tyler Bush 400 76
14 27 Austin Cates 396 16
15 10 David Hopkins 362 60

Race Results

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series
Carolina Farm Credit 150: 166 laps (race extended due to caution)

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN
1 04 Brandon Ward Winston-Salem, NC
2 79 James Civali Davidson, NC
3 1 Burt Myers Walnut Cove, NC
4 65 Danny Bohn Huntersville, NC
5 4 Jason Myers Walnut Cove, NC
6 18 Daniel Yates Lexington, NC
7 75 Lee Jeffreys Wallburg, NC
8 77 Susan Harwell Jonesville, NC
9 34 George Brunnhoelzl III Mooresville, NC
10 41 Chris Williams Martinsville, VA
11 78 Jody Fritts Winston-Salem, NC
12 83 Tim Brown Tobaccoville, NC
13 24 Andrew Harrah Greensboro, NC
14 22 Jonathan Brown Winston-Salem, NC
15 16 Chris Fleming Mount Airy, NC
16 69 John Holleman Winston-Salem, NC
17 8 Darin Redmon Walnut Cove, NC
18 5 Randy Butner Pfafftown, NC
19 30 Steven Lane Winston-Salem, NC
20 2 Joseph Brown Winston-Salem, NC
21 53 John Smith Mount Airy, NC
22 17 Zack Staley Winston-Salem, NC
23 81 Zack Clifton Walkertown, NC
24 51 Drew Moffitt Lexington, NC
25 31 Zach Brewer Winston-Salem, NC
26 66 Ronnie Clifton Walkertown, NC
27 36 Cory Lovette Walnut Cove, NC

McDowell Heating 7 Air Sportsman Series
Sportsman Race: 40 laps completed

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN
1 21 Tommy Neal Walkertown, NC
2 7 Dylan Ward Winston-Salem, NC
3 55 Zack Ore Winston-Salem, NC
4 12 Justin Taylor Kernersville, NC
5 22 Wesley Thompson Mocksville, NC
6 19 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC
7 4 Spencer Martin Wallburg, NC
8 31 Chase Robertson Winston-Salem, NC
9 3 Jeff Garrison Arcadia, NC
10 92 Kyle Southern Rural Hall, NC
11 2 Amber Lynn Walkertown, NC
12 03 Sterling Plemmons Winston-Salem, NC
13 66 Tim Giesen Mocksville, NC
14 80 Brian Shupe Winston-Salem, NC
15 30 Blake Shupe Mt Airy, NC
16 38 Mitch Gales Thomasville, NC
17 27 Coy Beard Lexington, NC

Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series
Street Stock Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN
1 02 David Creed Mount Airy, NC
2 1 Christian Joyce Trinity, NC
3 22 Brian Wall Winston-Salem, NC
4 98 Billy Gregg Lexington, NC
5 40 Taylor Robbins Winston-Salem, NC
6 09 Trevor Ward Winston-Salem, NC
7 97 Jeremy Warren Winston-Salem, NC
8 19 Corey Rose Trinity, NC
9 69 Gerald Robinson Jr Winston-Salem, NC
10 99 Bryan Sykes Winston-Salem, NC
11 2 Willie Wall Winston-Salem, NC
12 28 Nate Gregg Lexington, NC
13 33 Dennis Lanier Lexington, NC
14 13 Kevin Gilbert Mocksville, NC
15 91 Austin Harris Yadkinville, NC
16 08 Jacob Creed Dobson, NC
17 62 Kevin Hedgecock Thomasville, NC
18 15 Clay Jones Goldsboro, NC
19 31 Brandon Butner East Bend, NC
20 6 Austin Powell Concord, NC
21 16 Brad Lewis Winston-Salem, NC
22 23 Andy Spears Lexington, NC

Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series
Stadium Stock race: 15 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN
1 43 Brandon Brendle Winston-Salem, NC
2 01 Chris Allison Mocksville, NC
3 1 Grayson Keaton Mocksville, NC
4 81 Chuck Wall Lexington, NC
5 47 Tyler McDonald Thomasville, NC
6 24 A.J. Sanders Mocksville, NC
7 68 Tyler Bush Clemmons, NC
8 80 Luke Smith Advance, NC
9 3 K.C. Myers Winston-Salem, NC
10 51 Junior Snow King, NC
11 10 David Hopkins Winston-Salem, NC
12 40 Kenny Dixon Pfafftown, NC
13 16 Stephen Sanders Midway, NC
14 69 Brandon Crotts Winston-Salem, NC
15 31 Junior Smith Lexington, NC
16 44 Justin Whitaker Elon, NC
17 76 Billy Cameron Jr Salisbury, NC
18 33 DJ Dean Thomasville, NC
19 14 Ken Bridges King, NC
20 20 Scarlett Dahmer Kernersville, NC
21 03 Cody Gum Winston-Salem, NC
22 27 Austin Cates Tobaccoville, NC
23 60 Brad Mickalowski Mocksville, NC
24 23 Blake Spears Lexington, NC
25 54 Justin Owens Walnut Cove, NC

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