Myers Wins Again At Bowman Gray
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Saturday night was a great night at Bowman Gray Stadium – particularly if your last name is Myers. Brothers Burt and Jason Myers finished first and second in the first 25-lapper for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series.
Burt Myers, who led the points entering the event, won the pole, followed by brother Jason. The two settled smoothly into the front two spots as the green flag waved, but Jason wasn’t going to let Burt take the win uncontested.
“He gave me some shots,” said Burt of Jason. “But I knew where my car was good and where his car was good, and I could make adjustments from that.”
Burt noted his car was stronger during stretches of green-flag racing, while Jason performed better immediately after cautions. And unfortunately for Burt, cautions seemed to come every few laps.
“We wanted some green flag laps but we didn’t get much,” said Myers. “I don’t know what’s going on lately – a full moon seems to be hanging around every Saturday night. It’s the Madhouse.”
The Myers brothers ended up finishing one and two, with Tim Brown of Tobaccoville coming in third.
The O’Reilly Auto Parts “Madhouse Scramble” sent Rookie Cale Gale of Winston-Salem to the pole for the start of the second race. Although Gale is new to Stadium Modified racing, he’s no stranger to a race car: Gale has often competed in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
The first lap proved to be the most fateful as Gale and Chris Fleming battled for the lead. When a quick caution came out, Fleming was ahead by a nose – placing him in the lead for the restart. Fleming never looked back, soaring ahead to take the checkered.
“My car was good, I was just hoping I could hold them off,” said Fleming, who noted that Gale was stiff competition. “He beat Kyle Busch, so he could beat anybody. I knew I didn’t have a rookie there.”
The victory was a much-needed surge of encouragement for Fleming. “I got to thinking that I couldn’t win any more. I was doubting myself,” said Fleming. “We haven’t forgotten how to work on race cars – we’re good on these cars. But I just needed to win so badly.”
Gale came in second, with Tim Brown moving his way up to another third-place finish.Burt Myers was seventh, followed by Jason in eighth.