Jason Myers holds off brother


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Jason Myers and friends smile after Myers reached the winner’s circle for winning the FOX8 WGHP 100.


Eric Hylton Photography

Jason Myers (4) battles for the lead with older brother Burt Myers (1) at Bowman Gray Stadium over the weekend.


Eric Hylton Photography

WINSTON-SALEM — Jason Myers had his work cut out for him on Saturday at Bowman Gray Stadium. But he stepped up and took the checkered for the FOX8 WGHP 100.

With the starting lineup for the Brad’s Golf Modified Series being decided by random draw, Jason Myers of Walnut Cove drew the pole for his start. But the stage was immediately set for tension as his older brother, Burt Myers of Walnut Cove, was slated to start right beside him.

Burt Myers has been the man to beat this season in the Modified Division. He currently leads in points, has led the most laps, and has pulled in the most wins. He’s been particularly stout in the long-distance races, taking the checkered in all three of the previous 100-lappers in 2017.

“I might be a little partial,” said Jason Myers. “You look in the record book, and Burt’s the man. If you beat Burt Myers, you’ve done something.”

Jason Myers was able to beat out Burt on the initial start after racing side-by-side for a few white-knuckled laps. However, the lead was short-lived for Jason: With a caution double-file restart just a few laps later, Burt Myers challenged from the outside and grabbed the lead.

“I started out with the lead, and I knew Burt was tough. He snookered me on the restart,” said Jason Myers. But on a later double-file restart, Jason Myers was able to return the favor.

“I learned my lesson. I got him back on another one,” said Jason Myers. “When you start on the front row with Burt Myers over here, you either beat him or you learn something. Tonight we learned something – and then we beat him.”

The most grueling part of the race then set in for Jason Myers as he defended the lead in five double-file restarts. “It was exhausting – but more mental than physical,” said Jason Myers. “Those restarts were really getting to me. You’ve got to be perfect.”

Jason Myers ended up taking the checkered, with Burt Myers finishing in second. Brandon Ward of Winston-Salem claimed third.

Mount Airy’s Chris Fleming finished fourth, while John Smith was 19th.

In the Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series, Zack Clifton of Walkertown ducked to the inside of Tommy Neal of Walkertown on the last lap. They banged fenders heading towards the finish line, with Clifton edging out Neal by inches to take the win. In the second Sportsman 20-lapper, John Holleman of Winston-Salem claimed the victory.

Donnie Martin of Winston-Salem held off Jake Creed of Dobson to win in the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series. In the Law Offices of John Barrow Stadium Stock Series, Chris Allison of Mocksville and Josh Broome of Thomasville each won.

Race Results

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series

Fox8 WGHP 100: 100 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 4 Jason Myers Walnut Cove, NC

2 1 Burt Myers Walnut Cove, NC

3 04 Brandon Ward Winston-Salem, NC

4 16 Chris Fleming Mount Airy, NC

5 5 Randy Butner Pfafftown, NC

6 65 Danny Bohn Huntersville, NC

7 79 James Civali Davidson, NC

8 83 Tim Brown Tobaccoville, NC

9 14 Bobby Measmer Jr. Concord, NC

10 95 Cale Gale Winston-Salem, NC

11 75 Lee Jeffreys Wallburg, NC

12 92 Brody Jones Statesville, NC

13 18 Daniel Yates Lexington, NC

14 66 Ronnie Clifton Walkertown, NC

15 44 Daniel Beeson Kernersville, NC

16 8 Darin Redmon Walnut Cove, NC

17 78 Bobby Skinger Charlotte, NC

18 7 Al Hill Jonesville, NC

19 53 John Smith Mount Airy, NC

20 41 Jimmy Wallace Winston-Salem, NC

21 50 Michael Clifton Walkertown, NC

22 9 Ryan Nelson Winston-Salem, NC

Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series

1st Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 81 Zack Clifton Walkertown, NC

2 21 Tommy Neal Walkertown, NC

3 4 John Holleman Winston-Salem, NC

4 68 Robbie Brewer Winston-Salem, NC

5 02 Derek Stoltz Walkertown, NC

6 19 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC

7 7 Dylan Ward Winston-Salem, NC

8 28 Billy Gregg Lexington, NC

9 2 Joseph Brown Lewisville, NC

10 38 Mitch Gales Thomasville,NC

11 55 Zack Ore Winston-Salem, NC

12 36 Christian Joyce Trinity, NC

13 86 Taylor Branch Lewisville, NC

14 14 Terry Thompson Winston-Salem, NC

15 41 Chris Miller Winston-Salem, NC

2nd Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 4 John Holleman Winston-Salem, NC

2 19 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC

3 21 Tommy Neal Walkertown, NC

4 02 Derek Stoltz Walkertown, NC

5 7 Dylan Ward Winston-Salem, NC

6 2 Joseph Brown Lewisville, NC

7 28 Billy Gregg Lexington, NC

8 55 Zack Ore Winston-Salem, NC

9 38 Mitch Gales Thomasville,NC

10 36 Christian Joyce Trinity, NC

11 81 Zack Clifton Walkertown, NC

12 14 Terry Thompson Winston-Salem, NC

13 68 Robbie Brewer Winston-Salem, NC

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series

Street Stock Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 00 Donnie Martin Winston-Salem, NC

2 08 Jake Creed Dobson, NC

3 69 Gerald Robinson Jr Winston-Salem, NC

4 5 Spencer Martin Winston-Salem, NC

5 22 Brian Wall Winston-Salem, NC

6 97 Jeremy Warren Winston-Salem, NC

7 88 Nick Brill Winston-Salem, NC

8 13 Kevin Gilbert Mocksville, NC

9 40 Taylor Robbins Winston-Salem, NC

10 99 Bryan Sykes Winston-Salem, NC

11 2 Willie Wall Winston-Salem, NC

12 03 Mike Evans King, NC

13 31 Brandon Butner Clemmons, NC

14 30 Blake Shupe Mount Airy, NC

15 49 Phillip Jones Lexington, NC

16 02 Amber Lynn Walkertown, NC

17 1 Jasper Sumner Trinity, NC

18 29 Bradley Potts Clemmons, NC

19 01 Mike Staley Jr Pine Hall, NC

Law Offices of John Barrow Stadium Stock Series

Stadium Stock A Race: 15 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 01 Chris Allison Mocksville, NC

2 13 Chase Hunt Lexington, NC

3 24 A.J. Sanders Mocksville, NC

4 02 Wesley Thompson Advance, NC

5 1 Grayson Keaton Mocksville, NC

6 21 Stephen Sanders Midway, NC

7 8 Shane Southard Yadkinville, NC

8 31 Zack Staley Lexington, NC

9 76 Billy Cameron Jr Salisbury, NC

10 09 Tim Evans Arcadia, NC

11 68 Tyler Bush Clemmons, NC

12 27 Austin Cates Tobaccoville, NC

13 44 Doug Rembold Harrisburg, NC

14 3 Kyler Staley Reedy Creek, NC

15 54 Justin Owens Walnut Cove, NC

Law Offices of John Barrow Stadium Stock Series

Stadium Stock B Race: 15 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 04 Josh Broome Thomasville, NC

2 98 Jimmy Grigger Winston-Salem, NC

3 33 DJ Dean Thomasville, NC

4 23 Andy Spears Lexington, NC

5 11 David Hopkins Winston-Salem, NC

6 22 Adam Thomas Winston-Salem, NC

7 00 Daryl Bryant Pilot Mountain, NC

8 28 Robert Mabe Germanton, NC

9 14 Ken Bridges King, NC

10 39 Michael Tucker Winston-Salem, NC

11 15 Dwayne Bryant Winston-Salem, NC

12 10 Chad Hopkins Winston-Salem, NC

13 6 Dale Patterson Mocksville, NC

14 7 Joel Stewart Mocksville, NC

Jason Myers and friends smile after Myers reached the winner’s circle for winning the FOX8 WGHP 100.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/web1_JMyersWC.jpgJason Myers and friends smile after Myers reached the winner’s circle for winning the FOX8 WGHP 100.Eric Hylton Photography

Jason Myers (4) battles for the lead with older brother Burt Myers (1) at Bowman Gray Stadium over the weekend.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/web1_JMyers4BMyers1.jpgJason Myers (4) battles for the lead with older brother Burt Myers (1) at Bowman Gray Stadium over the weekend.Eric Hylton Photography

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