Ward Wins Race; Myers Takes Title at Bowman Gray

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Ward Wins Race; Myers Takes Title at Bowman Gray

Story By: Loren Pinillis/Bowman Gray Stadium

Photos By: Eric Hylton/Bowman Gray Stadium

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) The dust has now settled on the 2017 racing season at Bowman Gray Stadium – and just as expected, the final night had enough fireworks to get the fans on their feet.
In the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series, Tim Brown of Tobaccoville qualified on the pole for Saturday’s Carolina Farm Credit 150. Brandon Ward of Winston-Salem started on the outside front-row but was unable to steal the lead away on the initial start.
Ward tried again during the first double-file restart, but he was caught on the outside row while James Civali of Davidson moved up to second. Civali began immediately applying the pressure to Tim Brown. On lap 27, Civali gave a strong shot to the bumper of Brown,
sending him sliding to the outside row and falling back in position. Civali took over the lead.
However, Civali quickly began receiving the same pressure from Brandon Ward. A string of cautions gave Ward four chances to take to the outside and challenge for the lead. On the fourth attempt, Ward battled with Civali side-by-side for a full lap until eventually
clearning Civali and stealing away the lead.
Ward then had to defend the top spot from Tim Brown, Bobby Measmer of Concord, James Civali, and Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem. Through it all, Ward held strong and went on to win. The last time Ward had entered Winner’s Circle was last year’s season-ending
Carolina Farm Credit 150.
“I hate it took us all year to win one again. We’ve had good race cars,” said Ward. “A couple mechanical issues put us behind, but these guys have worked super hard to get caught back up. Tonight’s the best car we’ve had.”
While the battle for the checkered was raging on, Burt Myers of Walnut Cove was making his way through the field on a mission for his eighth Modified championship. Myers moved up to third early in the race but was involved in a wreck that dropped him back. Despite
the incident, Myers fought forward to finish fourth – more than enough to clear the rest of the field in the points standings.
“I used to sit right there in the stands – and to think about winning eight championships is just unbelievable,” said Myers. “You start out the season, you try to win as many races as you can. You try to do the best you can, be as consistent as you can. And we were just
right there. God’s blessed me so much – me and my family.”
In the Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series, John Holleman of Winston-Salem led the first few laps of Saturday’s 40-lapper. He seemed to be on the way to taking his ninth win – and potentially even the Sportsman title.
But Dylan Ward of Winston-Salem bumped him out of the lead. A few laps later, Zack Clifton of Walkertown banged fenders with Holleman – sending his car spinning along with his championship hopes.
Dylan Ward went on to take the checkered. Finishing a smooth second place was Derek Stoltz of Walkertown, who claimed the Sportsman championship.
The points battle in the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series was as tight as they come entering Saturday’s race. Jacob Creed of Dobson was tied for the lead with Jeremy Warren of Winston-Salem. Brian Wall of Winston-Salem was just eight points behind.
With hard racing and wrecks left and right, Warren and Wall were taken out of the race early. Their ailing cars weren’t enough to make it back to the front – but Jacob Creed was able to avoid any incident, finishing second and winning his first Street Stock Championship.
In the Law Offices of John Barrow Stadium Stock Series, Chase Hunt of Lexington was one lap away from winning the championship when disaster struck and Hunt began slowing due to a flat tire. He tried to continue the race, needing to preserve his position in order to
win the title.
But on the white flag lap, Hunt fell back several positions. Wesley Thompson of Advance went on to win, boosting him past Hunt and A.J. Sanders of Mocksville in the points rankings and giving him the Stadium Stock title for 2017.
Final Points Standings

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series Current Points Standings

RANK CAR DRIVER POINTS GAINED
LAST EVENT
1 1 Burt Myers 779 88
2 79 James Civali 691 84
3 83 Tim Brown 680 68
4 4 Jason Myers 650 40
5 5 Randy Butner 637 80
6 14 Bobby Measmer 624 92
7 75 Lee Jeffreys 594 72
8 53 John Smith 523 44
9 18 Daniel Yates 473 52
10 16 Chris Fleming 445 24
11 66 Ronnie Clifton 444 60
12 92 Brody Jones 424 0
13 04 Brandon Ward 397 100
14 65 Danny Bohn 364 0
15 50 Michael Clifton 362 32
Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series Current Points Standings

RANK CAR DRIVER POINTS GAINED
LAST EVENT
1 02 Derek Stoltz 817 96
2 4 John Holleman 766 72
3 21 Tommy Neal 718 60
4 19 Michael Adams 688 36
5 7 Dylan Ward 682 100
6 28 Billy Gregg 648 80
7 81 Zack Clifton 636 92
8 68 Robbie Brewer 595 84
9 55 Zack Ore 574 44
10 86 Taylor Branch 555 88
11 2 Joseph Brown 432 52
12 14 Terry Thompson 354 24
13 27 Shane Tuttle 326 56
14 92 Kyle Southern 325 0
15 38 Mitch Gales 267 20

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK CAR DRIVER POINTS GAINED
LAST EVENT
1 08 Jake Creed 722 96
2 97 Jeremy Warren 706 80
3 22 Brian Wall 682 64
4 30 Blake Shupe 654 92
5 02 Amber Lynn 632 44
6 40 Taylor Robbins 604 72
7 99 Bryan Sykes 596 76
8 5 Spencer Martin 560 100
9 69 Gerald Robinson Jr 512 88
10 13 Kevin Gilbert 504 84
11 2 Willie Wall 474 48
12 00 Donnie Martin 440 0
13 88 Nick Brill 438 36
14 16 Brad Lewis 384 40
15 1 Jasper Sumner 318 0

Law Offices of John Barrow Stadium Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK CAR DRIVER POINTS GAINED
LAST EVENT
1 02 Wesley Thompson 766 100
2 24 A.J. Sanders 762 92
3 13 Chase Hunt 708 24
4 01 Chris Allison 682 32
5 1 Grayson Keaton 678 84
6 76 Billy Cameron Jr 678 80
7 8 Shane Southard 666 96
8 81 Chuck Wall 656 88
9 21 Stephen Sanders 554 60
10 23 Andy Spears 534 76
11 27 Austin Cates 530 68
12 68 Tyler Bush 524 44
13 44 Doug Rembold 510 52
14 22 Adam Thomas 496 48
15 56 Tyler Burke 494 64

Race Results

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series
Carolina Farm Credit 150: 150 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN
1 04 Brandon Ward Winston-Salem, NC
2 2 Jonathan Brown Winston-Salem, NC
3 14 Bobby Measmer Jr. Concord, NC
4 1 Burt Myers Walnut Cove, NC
5 79 James Civali Davidson, NC
6 5 Randy Butner Pfafftown, NC
7 73 Cole Powell Mount Brydes, ON
8 75 Lee Jeffreys Wallburg, NC
9 83 Tim Brown Tobaccoville, NC
10 27 Joe Ryan Osborne Kannapolis,NC
11 66 Ronnie Clifton Walkertown, NC
12 44 Daniel Beeson Kernersville, NC
13 18 Daniel Yates Lexington, NC
14 92 Kevin Wilson
15 53 John Smith Mount Airy, NC
16 4 Jason Myers Walnut Cove, NC
17 9 Andrew Harra Greensboro, NC
18 50 Michael Clifton Walkertown, NC
19 12 Mike Norman Lewisville, NC
20 16 Chris Fleming Mount Airy, NC
21 7 Al Hill Jonesville, NC
22 41 Jimmy Wallace Winston-Salem, NC

Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series
Sportsman Race: 40 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN
1 7 Dylan Ward Winston-Salem, NC
2 02 Derek Stoltz Walkertown, NC
3 81 Zack Clifton Walkertown, NC
4 86 Taylor Branch Lewisville, NC
5 68 Robbie Brewer Winston-Salem, NC
6 28 Billy Gregg Lexington, NC
7 07 Kevin Neal Walkertown, NC
8 4 John Holleman Winston-Salem, NC
9 18 Justin Taylor King, NC
10 3 Jeff Garrison Arcadia, NC
11 21 Tommy Neal Walkertown, NC
12 27 Shane Tuttle Winston-Salem, NC
13 2 Joseph Brown Lewisville, NC
14 9 David Adams Yadkinville, NC
15 55 Zack Ore Winston-Salem, NC
16 11 Wayne Hill Winston-Salem, NC
17 19 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC
18 49 Kale Martin Winston-Salem, NC
19 71 Austin Taylor Winston-Salem, NC
20 14 Terry Thompson Winston-Salem, NC
21 38 Mitch Gales Thomasville,NC

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

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN
1 5 Spencer Martin Winston-Salem, NC
2 08 Jake Creed Dobson, NC
3 30 Blake Shupe Mount Airy, NC
4 69 Gerald Robinson Jr Winston-Salem, NC
5 13 Kevin Gilbert Mocksville, NC
6 97 Jeremy Warren Winston-Salem, NC
7 99 Bryan Sykes Winston-Salem, NC
8 40 Taylor Robbins Winston-Salem, NC
9 9 Steven Berrier Germanton, NC
10 22 Brian Wall Winston-Salem, NC
11 98 Nate Gregg Lexington, NC
12 49 Phillip Jones Lexington, NC
13 31 Brandon Butner Clemmons, NC
14 2 Willie Wall Winston-Salem, NC
15 02 Amber Lynn Walkertown, NC
16 16 Brad Lewis Winston-Salem, NC
17 88 Nick Brill Winston-Salem, NC
Law Offices of John Barrow Stadium Stock Series
Stadium Stock race: 15 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN
1 02 Wesley Thompson Advance, NC
2 8 Shane Southard Yadkinville, NC
3 24 A.J. Sanders Mocksville, NC
4 81 Chuck Wall Lexington, NC
5 1 Grayson Keaton Mocksville, NC
6 76 Billy Cameron Jr Salisbury, NC
7 23 Andy Spears Lexington, NC
8 10 David Hopkins Winston-Salem, NC
9 27 Austin Cates Tobaccoville, NC
10 56 Tyler Burke Midway, NC
11 21 Stephen Sanders Midway, NC
12 00 Daryl Bryant Pilot Mountain, NC
13 44 Doug Rembold Harrisburg, NC
14 22 Adam Thomas Winston-Salem, NC
15 68 Tyler Bush Clemmons, NC
16 33 DJ Dean Thomasville, NC
17 45 Derek Sheets Walkertown, NC
18 01 Chris Allison Mocksville, NC
19 54 Justin Owens Walnut Cove, NC
20 13 Chase Hunt Lexington, NC
21 14 Ken Bridges King, NC
22 3 Kyler Staley Reedy Creek, NC

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