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Fortunes change for Myers and Miller at Bowman Gray

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Jason Myers (left) and Junior Miller (right) scored wins in Saturday night's twin Modified features at Bowman Gray Stadium. / Photo: Eric Hylton Photography
WINSTON-SALEM, NC - It only takes a moment for an entire night to change at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, NC, as fortunes reverse at breakneck speed. And that was the case on Saturday for both 25-lappers in the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series.

Jason Myers of Walnut Cove started out on a high note by qualifying on the pole, barely beating the time of brother Burt Myers.

“I knew it was a decent lap when I ran it, but you’re just not sure how good,” said Jason.

When the green flag fell, Burt Myers pushed hard on the outside trying to edge around Jason. The #4 car of Jason maintained his inside position but seemed to occasionally slip. For nearly two laps, the two battled side-by-side.

But Jason’s night changed in the blink of an eye as he made contact with Burt, sending Jason spinning into the infield.

“Trying to beat Burt, I overdrove it. I was either going to spin out overdriving it or get beat. And I didn’t come to get beat – I beat myself,” said Jason.

Burt Myers secured the lead at that point and held off Tim Brown of Tobaccoville to grab the checkered flag. Yet, Myers’s third victory of the season was bittersweet for him.

“I wanted to win but I wanted Jason to finish second – especially on a double points night,” said Burt. “On the other hand, we had a good night. We got our third win – to do that this early in the season is pretty satisfying.

“I’d rather finish second to Jason than for me to intentionally get into him and cause a problem. I hope everyone understands that at the end of the day it was two guys on the ragged edge racing as hard as they could to win - and they just happened to be brothers.”

Tim Brown finished second, with Lee Jeffreys taking third.

Fortunes also changed quickly for Junior Miller of Danbury, who finished 16th in the first race but was sent to the pole by the “Madhouse Scramble” for the start of the second race. Miller shot out into the lead and cruised to his 72nd Modified victory at the Stadium.

“I thought we were a dead duck the first race. We didn’t run that well but ended up in the right spot,” said Miller. “I knew if I had a good start that we had a good race car – I didn’t have any problem. It was the easiest race I’ve run in a long time.”

Miller holds the record for most all-time Modified wins at the Stadium but had been uncharacteristically absent from Winner’s Circle recently. Saturday was Miller’s first win in nearly five years.

“I think we finally got the monkey off our back,” said Miller. “We were leading a race last year and got spun - it’s just bad luck. But luck turns around, and maybe I’ll win three or four this year.”

Finishing behind Miller in second was Mike Bohn of Winston-Salem. Spencer Davis of Dawsonville, GA came in third.

Saturday was the longest and most prestigious race of the season for the Double D Construction Services Sportsman Series – the Whelen Sportsman 100. Derek Stoltz of Walkertown qualified on the pole, fought his way into the lead, and then claimed the checkered in dominant fashion.

But Stoltz was disqualified after post-race technical inspections. Ryan Robertson of Winston-Salem, who finished right behind Stoltz, was declared the winner. Taylor Branch of Lewisville was awarded second.

John McNeal of Winston-Salem won the 20-lapper for the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series, with Chase Hunt of Lexington and David Sumner of Trinity finishing second and third.

In the Traffic Control Safety Services Stadium Stock Series, Chuck Wall of Lexington and Daniel Yates of Lexington each grabbed the checkered in a 15-lapper.

Bowman Gray Stadium - Winston-Salem, NC
Race Results - May 24, 2014

Modified Race One
1. 1 Burt Myers
2. 83 Tim Brown
3. 77 Lee Jeffreys
4. 13 Chris Fleming
5. 53 Danny Bohn
6. 25 John Smith
7. 05 Tony Black
8. 66 Ronnie Clifton
9. 51 Kyle Ebersole
10. 5 Randy Butner
11. 11 Frank Fleming
12. 79 Spencer Davis
13. 48 Brad Robbins
14. 27 Mike Bohn
15. 92 Brody Jones
16. 69 Junior Miller
17. 4 Jason Myers
18. 21 Tommy Neal
19. 12 Mike Norman
20. 3 Luke Fleming
21. 50 Michael Clifton
22. 75 Robert Jeffreys
23. 7 Matt Cotner
24. 16 William Smith
25. 28 Austin Pack

Modified Race Two
1. 69 Junior Miller
2. 27 Mike Bohn
3. 79 Spencer Davis
4. 5 Randy Butner
5. 48 Brad Robbins
6. 11 Frank Fleming
7. 66 Ronnie Clifton
8. 25 John Smith
9. 51 Kyle Ebersole
10. 13 Chris Fleming
11. 53 Danny Bohn
12. 05 Tony Black
13. 77 Lee Jeffreys
14. 83 Tim Brown
15. 1 Burt Myers
16. 4 Jason Myers
17. 12 Mike Norman
18. 3 Luke Fleming
19. 75 Robert Jeffreys
20. 50 Michael Clifton
21. 21 Tommy Neal
22. 92 Brody Jones
23. 7 Matt Cotner
24. 16 William Smith
25. 28 Austin Pack

WHELEN Sportsman 100
1. 31 Ryan Robertson
2. 86 Taylor Branch
3. 54 Scott Hall
4. 81 Zack Clifton
5. 19 Michael Adams
6. 64 Steven Truell
7. 55 Zack Ore
8. 68 Robbie Brewer
9. 00 Justin Taylor
10. 11 Wayne Hill
11. 18 Kenny Bost
12. 28 Michael Tilley
13. 07 Danny Cornwell
14. 79 David Adams
15. 4 John Holleman
16. 33 Brandon Jones
17. 13 Jordan Fleming

Street Stocks
1. 99 John McNeal
2. 16 Chase Hunt
3. 1 David Sumner
4. 8 K.J. Stimpson
5. 12 Doug Wall
6. 4 Steven Berrier
7. 98 Billy Gregg
8. 54 Dakota Ratcliff
9. 50 Austin Edwards
10. 00 Donnie Martin
11. 20 Derrick Rice
12. 92 Casie Doub
13. 30 Blake Shupe
14. 22 Brian Wall
15. 97 Jeremy Warren
16. 94 Jeffery Wood
17. 40 Taylor Robbins
18. 61 Richard Hoots
19. 14 Aaron Hylton
20. 29 Bradley Potts

Stadium Stock Race One
1. 81 Chuck Wall
2. 8 Shane Southard
3. 7 Chris Allison
4. 69 Billy Cameron Jr
5. 89 Joseph Swanson
6. 00 Trey Phelps
7. 31 Stephen Sanders
8. 91 Coty Crews
9. 02 Wesley Thompson
10. 28 Charlie Gregg
11. 51 Sam Whitman
12. 41 Dustin Holt
13. 0 Carlos Clifton
14. 11 A.J. Quakenbush
15. 6 Dale Patterson
16. 44 A.J. Sanders
17. 14 Ken Bridges

Stadium Stock Race Two
1. 40 Daniel Yates
2. 62 Kevin Hedgecock
3. 5 Bobby Yountz
4. 24 Doug Rembold
5. 13 Randy Lineberry
6. 50 Jimmy Walker
7. 23 Andy Spears
8. 01 Jason Keaton
9. 37 Tom Vawter
10. 99 Jonathan Hicks
11. 77 Randy McElveen
12. 46 Cody Sisk
13. 48 Junior Smith
14. 71 Auston McElveen
15. 29 Cody Arrington
16. 17 Andy Southern
17. 36 Rick McKnight

Link: Bowman Gray Stadium
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