Myers Ends Modified Tour Drought
HAMPTON, Va. — Jason Myers ended a 71-race winless drought with a NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour victory on Saturday at Langley Speedway in the Newport News Shipbuilding/BayPort Credit Union 150.
Myers, out of Walnut Cove, N.C., displayed a strong car throughout the evening, but took advantage of some bad luck at the expense of Corey LaJoie to earn his first win since Aug. 5, 2006 at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C. LaJoie, who led a race-high 71 laps, experienced transmission problems while leading the field to the green flag on a Lap 107 restart.
LaJoie — a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East regular who won that series’ visit to the Southeastern Virginia track in June — was filling in for Burt Myers, who injured his left arm in a shop accident on Friday and looked to have the car to beat after rookie Danny Bohn experienced mechanical problems at the outset of the event. Bohn, earlier in the day, won his first career Coors Light Pole Award.
Frank Fleming finished second followed by Andy Seuss in third. John Smith and Tim Brown finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
Kyle Ebersole, Thomas Stinson, Gary Putnam, Joe Scarbrough and point leader George Brunnhoelzl III rounded out the top-10 finishers.
Jason Myers, Frank Fleming, Andy Seuss, John Smith, Tim Brown, Kyle Ebersole, Thomas Stinson, Gary Putnam, Joe Scarbrough, George Brunnhoelzl III, Bryan Dauzat, Corey LaJoie, Michael Speeney, Mike Norman, Danny Bohn.