Robins & Myers Win Twin Events at BGS

STRONG POSITION: MYERS WINS POLE, HOLDS OFF HIS ARCHRIVAL

By John Dell /JOURNAL REPORTER

Published:July25, 2009

 

Tim Brown and Burt Myers have been front and center for most of the Bowman Gray Racing season in the Modified Division.

That didn't change last night in the first of two 25-lap Modified races.

Myers won the pole with the fastest lap, then made that stand up by holding off Brown, who started second after having the second-fastest lap in qualifying.

"We came with two goals and that was to sit on the pole and win the race and we did that," said Myers, who picked up two points and trails Brown, the points leader, by 47 with three weeks left in the season.

It was Myers' sixth win of the season and 38th of his career, and as the pole-sitter, he was in the spot he wanted.

"We got the pole, we gained two points and I tied my daddy (Gary Myers) for career wins out here," Myers said, "so that's a pretty good night."

Brown was on Myers' bumper the entire 25 laps, even giving him a few love taps from behind, but nothing serious.

"It's just hard to pass over here without wrecking somebody," Brown said. "And we had a good car tonight, and we were better than him, but he had the preferred position there and you aren't going to pass him, he's too good of a driver."

Randy Butner was third and Lee Jeffreys was fourth.

Myers and Brown have been battling all season, as they have combined for 11 wins. In last week's racing, Myers and Brown each picked up a win, but there were plenty of heated moments that included Brown getting put on probation by track officials for comments made over the public-address system.

"We used to hang out a little bit over the years," Myers said of his relationship with Brown. "It's hard to be too good of friends when you are as competitive as we are. I think the friendship took a bit of a hit last week when he ran me out wide."

Myers said that what he tries to do each week of the long racing season is not worry about the past.

"My main goal was to focus in front of me and not behind me," Myers said. "I know Tim and I are going head to head for this championship, but if I can come over and win the rest of the races out and he finishes right behind me and I don't win the points, I can live with myself.

"Bad luck has kept us behind all year so maybe we can turn this thing around and win this again."

In the second 25-lap Modified, Brown started seventh and Myers was eighth.

Brad Robbins was on the pole, with Junior Miller, a six-time track champion, on the outside.

Robbins jumped out early and never trailed, winning his first race of the season.

"It's not easy to win out here, and I've been racing a long time," said Robbins, who got his third career victory. "It's good to get a win out here and you know Tim and Burt and the Jeffreys -- along with Junior -- they are all tough to beat. So I got a good invert and I'm just proud of my crew and I'm just tickled to death."

While Robbins held off Miller, who finished third, and Jonathan Brown, who finished second, it was Myers and Brown who were battling in the middle of the pack in the second race.

Brown started seventh and Myers eighth, but on lap 14 Myers bumped Brown slightly, and it was enough to put Myers in front. As it turned out Myers was seventh and Brown eighth when the race ended.

"I didn't want to lose any points to Burt in the second race but I did lose a point in the second race," Brown said. "He was running over me there, but it's all good. I know he's trying to pick up points but I only lost just two points. We are trying to win our eighth title so that's what we are focused on the next three weeks."

Tommy Neal won the first 20-lap Sportsman Division race, avoiding a near disaster on lap 13 when he had to avoid two cars in front of him who got tangled up.

It was Neal's second victory of the season.

Finishing second was Shaun Cockerham and Mitch Gales was third.

In the second 20-lap Sportsman race, which was one of the best of the night, Luke Fleming won for the second week in a row. He had to withstand the bumping of Kyle Edwards on the last lap to hold on.

"I just can't believe this," Fleming said of getting the first two wins of his career in back-to-back weeks.

 

MODIFIED DIVISION
FIRST 25-LAP RACE

Driver (Hometown) Money

1. Burt Myers (Walnut Cove) $900

2. Tim Brown (Cana, Va.) 650

3. Randy Butner (Pfafftown) 475

4. Lee Jeffreys (High Point) 425

5. Robert Jeffreys (Winston-Salem) 400

6. Jonathan Brown (Kernersville) 275

7. Junior Miller (Danbury) 360

8. Brad Robbins (Winston-Salem) 245

9. Jason Myers (Walnut Cove) 330

10. Alfred Hill (Jonesville) 320

11. Kevin Powell (Winston-Salem) 210

12. Terry Gaither (Walkertown) 200

13. Bryan Dauzat (Midland) 195

14. Stan Welborn (Germanton) 190

15. Michael Clifton (Walkertown) 285

16. Dean Ward (Winston-Salem) 180

17. Brent Elliott (Denton) 275

18. Lee Stimpson (Lewisville) 170

19. Gene Pack (Walkertown) 165

20. Chris Fleming (Mount Airy) 160

MODIFIED DIVISION
SECOND 25-LAP RACE

Driver (Hometown) Money

1. Brad Robbins (Winston-Salem) $650

2. Jonathan Brown (Kernersville) 400

3. Junior Miller (Danbury) 325

4. Lee Jeffreys (High Point) 275

5. Robert Jeffreys (Winston-Salem) 250

6. Burt Myers (Walnut Cove) 225

7. Tim Brown (Cana, Va.) 210

8. Randy Butner (Pfafftown) 195

9. Jason Myers (Walnut Cove) 180

10. Alfred Hill (Jonesville) 170

11. Terry Gaither (Walkertown) 160

12. Bryan Dauzat (Midland) 150

13. Kevin Powell (Winston-Salem) 145

14. Stan Welborn (Germanton) 140

15. Brent Elliott (Denton) 135

16. Lee Stimpson (Lewisville) 130

SPORTSMAN DIVISION
FIRST 20-LAP RACE

Driver (Hometown) Money

1. Tommy Neal (Walkertown) $280

2. Shaun Cockerham (East Bend) 180

3. Mitch Gales (Thomasville) 140

4. Kenny Bost (Kernersville) 110

5. Jeff Garrison (Winston-Salem) 95

6. Taylor Branch (Lewisville) 85

7. Scott Hall (Walkertown) 75

8. Darin Redmon (Walkertown) 65

9. David Adams (Yadkinville) 105

10. Kyle Edwards (King) 50

11. Derek Stoltz (Walkertown) 45

12. Luke Fleming (Mount Airy) 40

13. Ronnie Clifton (Walkertown) 110

14. Robbie Brewer (Winston-Salem) 30

15. Barry Edwards (Pinnacle) 25

16. Gary Ledbetter (Lexington) 25

17. Daniel Beeson (Kernersville) 25

18. Mike Evans (King) 25

19. Michael Adams (Yadkinville) 25

20. Keith McMichael (Belews Creek) 25

21. T.J. Moran (East Bend) 25

22. Bryant Robertson (Lexington) 25

23. David Sell (Winston-Salem) 25

24. Steve Holleman (Winston-Salem) 25

25. Steven Berrier (Germanton) 25

SPORTSMAN DIVISION
SECOND 20-LAP RACE

Driver (Hometown) Money

1. Luke Fleming (Mount Airy) $280

2. Kyle Edwards (King) 180

3. Derek Stoltz (Walkertown) 140

4. Ronnie Clifton (Walkertown) 110

5. David Adams (Yadkinville) 95

6. Scott Hall (Walkertown) 85

7. Kenny Bost (Kernersville) 75

8. Barry Edwards (Pinnacle) 65

9. Daniel Beeson (Kernersville) 55

10. Keith McMichael (Belews Creek) 50

11. Steven Berrier (Germanton) 45

12. Shaun Cockerham (East Bend) 40

13. David Sell (Winston-Salem) 35

14. Mitch Gales (Thomasville) 30

15. Mike Evans (King) 25

16. Jeff Garrison (Winston-Salem) 25

17. Michael Adams (Yadkinville) 25

18. T.J. Moran (East Bend) 25

19. Robbie Brewer (Winston-Salem) 25

20. Gary Ledbetter (Lexington) 25

21. Bryant Robertson (Lexington) 25

22. Steve Holleman (Winston-Salem) 25

23. Tommy Neal (Walkertown) 25

24. Taylor Branch (Lewisville) 25

25. Darin Redmon (Walkertown) 25

STADIUM-STOCK DIVISION
FIRST RACE (15 LAPS)

Driver (Hometown) Money

1. A.J. Sanders (Mocksville) $105

2. Dale Barneycastle (Mocksville) 80

3. Andrew Sanders (Mocksville) 55

4. Michael Wells (Yadkinville) 45

5. Jimmy Absher (Rural Hall) 40

6. Wayne Hill (Kernersville) 35

7. Adam Baker (Winston-Salem) 30

8. Kenny Dixon (Pfafftown) 30

9. Darren Cotner (King) 30

10. Derek Taylor (Yadkinville) 25

11. Rob Young (Winston-Salem) 25

12. T.J. Cox (Winston-Salem) 25

13. Jason Keaton (Mocksville) 25

14. Johnny Burke (Midway) 20

15. Gerald Robertson (Germanton) 20

16. Ted Mickalowski (Mocksville) 20

17. Archie Sanders (Mocksville) 20

18. Robert Mabe (Winston-Salem) 20

19. Kevin L. Neal (Walkertown) 20

20. D.J. Moore (Germanton) 20

21. Phillip Wright (King) 20

22. Brandon Crotts (King) 20

23. James Allison (Mocksville) 20

24. K.C. Myers (Lexington) 20

25. Glenn Hamilton (Winston-Salem) 20

26. Jeremy Smith (King) 20

STADIUM-STOCK DIVISION
SECOND RACE (11 LAPS)

Driver (Hometown) Money

1. Nick Collens (King) $105

2. A.J. Quakenbush (Winston-Salem) 80

3. Travis Brewer (Germanton) 55

4. Richard Brannock (King) 45

5. Kevin C. Neal (Danbury) 40

6. Jason Asbury (King) 35

7. Steve Myers (Pfafftown) 30

8. Matt Keller (Advance) 30

9. Kevin Hedgecock (Thomasville) 30

10. Ray Forrest (Winston-Salem) 25

11. William Chilton (Eden) 25

12. Ben Brown (Westfield) 25

13. Bobby Harrison (Walkertown) 25

14. Robert Collins (Winston-Salem) 20

15. Shane Southard (Yadkinville) 20

16. Jordan Fleming (Mount Airy) 20

17. Bobby Yountz (Clemmons) 20

18. Mike McKnight (Pfafftown) 20

19. Rodney Sears (Lexington) 20

20. Dale Patterson (Winston-Salem) 20

21. Roger Vogler (Winston-Salem) 20

22. Bobby Smith, Jr. (Lexington) 20

23. Brandon Lucas (Asheboro) 20

24. Tim Smith (Kernersville) 20

25. David Conner (Sandy Ridge) 20

26. Andy Southern (Winston-Salem) 20

STREET-STOCK DIVISION
20-LAP RACE

Driver (Hometown) Money

1. Tim Vaden (Kernersville) $160

2. Joseph Brown (Winston-Salem) 110

3. Jerry Helms (Winston-Salem) 80

4. Zack Clifton (Walkertown) 65

5. David Sumner (Trinity) 55

6. Brian Doty (Winston-Salem) 45

7. Randy Larimore (Walkertown) 40

8. Donnie Martin (Wallburg) 35

9. Matt Cotner (Rural Hall) 30

10. Johnny Arnder (Mount Airy) 25

11. Leon Hutchens (Winston-Salem) 25

12. Reggie Doub (Germanton) 25

13. Willie Wall (Winston-Salem) 25

14. Daniel Fishel (Greensboro) 25

15. Kevin Gilbert (Mocksville) 25

16. K.J. Stimpson (Lewisville) 25

17. Billy Gregg (Winston-Salem) 20

18. Richard Reeves (Cooleemee) 20

19. Michael Nichols (Trinity) 20

20. Doug Wall (Pfafftown) 20

21. Allen Henkel (Trinity) 20

22. Brian Wall (Winston-Salem) 20

23. Justin Taylor (King) 20

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