'Madhouse' Modified veteran Myers take wild win at Kingsport Speedway

May 8th. 2015 - Jason Myers, starred on the History Channel's 2009 reality series "The Madhouse" depicting the struggles and triumphs of Open Wheel Modified racers at the historic Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Sale, N.C.

It got pretty crazy at Kingsport Speedway Friday night, as Myers survived two spins initiated by the rough driving Dawsonville, Ga. youngster Spencer Davis to make a double pass, moving from third to first on the final lap.

Abingdon's Caleb Holman appeared to be the man to beat in the early laps, moving from his fifth places starting position to the lead within the first five laps. Holman was stretching his lead turning laps in the 14.2-second range when a apparent mechanic failure put his "Food Country" sponsored entry in the pits for good around lap 30.

With Holman's departure, Myers appeared to have the race in hand. But, late contact between Davis and Myers as they were maneuvering through slower traffic put King, N.C. driver Dan Speeny in the lead with five to go. As Myers was making a move to pass Speeny for the lead in the final laps, Davis set Myers spinning in turn four with contact from behind.
On the last lap Davis pushed Speeny high coming out of turn two, opening the door for Myers to make a winning move on the bottom past both of them on the backstretch. Speeny finished second and Davis in third.

"It was't much of a race until the restarts," Myers said from victory lane. "It takes a real class act to knock somebody out going around a lapped car, and then try to wreck him on the restart when you know I'm getting ready to straight-away you like I did the first 120 laps. But I'll tell you what, this thing was untouchable tonight. We stayed out on our old tires and we're still better than the rest of them."

Myers added, "I drove my butt off. I earned that race."

Results
1. #4 Jason Myers Walnut Cove, NC
2. #08 Dan Speeney King, NC
3. #79 Spencer Davis Dawsonville, GA
4. #12 Mike Norman Lewisville, NC
5. #22L Jimmy Wallace Lexington, NC
6. #69L Drew Moffitt Winston-Salem, NC
7. # 24 Buddy Ellis Statesville, NC
8. #1 Burt Myers Kernersville, NC
9. #01 Caleb Holman Abbingdon, VA
10. #16 Din Johnson Columbus, OH
11. #65 Mike Speeney Pfafftown, NC

 

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May 9th, 2015 by JEFF BOBO KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS