Bowman Gray fans Week Two is officially in the books.
After what was a rainy week, the clouds and rain moved on and cleared up just in time for what was a beautiful sunny evening with temps in the 60s. While we got to see two brothers win, a prime time punishment, an emotional victory, and a crazy ride over the guardrail for one driver.
As the night started off with qualifying as usual with Burt Myers turning a fast lap of 13.365, along with Tim Brown starting beside him on the outside.
Stadium Stock would kick off action for us with a 15 lap Stadium Stock race with Grayson Keaton started on the pole. Things got wild quickly as Dwayne Bryant, who started fourth, went over the guard rail after making contact with another car. Once things got going again Keaton took control and dominated the race as Chris Allison would finish second and Keaton’s father, Jason, finished third, meaning a 1-2-3 finish for Jason Keaton Racing. Chuck Wall would finish fourth and DJ Dean would finish fifth.
Next up would be the first of two Sportsman races, as Derek “Primetime” Stoltz would start on the pole and dominated as Dylan Ward would run second for most of the race until the last lap when he would get passed by Andrew Durham for second after he would get loose while trying to catch Stoltz. Ward would come home third with Zack Ore fourth and Kevin Neal rounding out the top five. Stoltz would then go on to draw 14 in the Madhouse Scramble for the next Sportsman race.
Now time for some modified racing, as Burt Myers emerged the leader with Tim Brown in
second. Brandon Ward right there in third ready to capitalize. While what looked to be a repeat of last week, Myers would lead the way and take the checkered in the first 25-lapper and moving into second place all-time by with 75 wins. Tim Brown would finish second, Brandon Ward third, Jonathan Brown fourth and fifth to Jason Myers. While Burt would draw 8th for the next modified race.
Mitch Gales would start on the pole for the second race, but Kyle Southern wouldn’t waste any time as he would take the lead on the first lap. while Taylor Branch would take the lead on a restart to go on and win for the 20th career win while holding off John Holleman IV for the win, Justin Taylor was third and Michael Adams was fourth. After the race, in an emotional victory speech Branch would go on to dedicate the race and win to his mother Shirley, who died on March 2. “This is all for her, man,” Branch said. “I lost her in March. She was the backbone of this team. I didn’t even want to come back this year.”
Time for some more modified racing as Randy Butner would draw the pole for the second 25-lap race. Daniel Yates was right beside him. Trouble early for Yates in opening start as he collided with the guard rail, taking him out of the race and collecting others. While Jason Myers, who would start fourth, was moved up to the outside row for the start. The younger Myers took advantage and shot out into the lead. Jason Myers stayed at the head of the pack to take the victory. With this win Jason Myers has 31 wins at Bowman Gray, tying him for 12th with Alfred Hill and making 7 wins away from tying his father Gary Myers.
While not much happened in the Street Stock as Spencer Martin would go on to win the 20-lap Street Stock race and defeated Billy Gregg, Jac Creed finished third and Jeremy Warren was fourth. As a ton break for Brian Wall and Taylor Robbins who would get caught up in a wreck.
A.J. Sanders won the second 15-lap Stadium Stock race, defeating Shane Southard. Brandon Brendle was third and Billy Cameron Jr. was fourth.
Be sure you make it out to the Madhouse this Saturday night for the Kevin Powell Motorsports 100 presented by 100.3 KISS FM – it’s the first 100-lapper of the season for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series. There will be a full-field draw for position, the infamous double file restart rule, and big money on the line in the Fans’ Challenge. Also, on the schedule are twin 20s for the Sportsman Series, a 20-lap race for Street Stock Series, and 15-lap races for the Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series.