WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – It only takes a moment for an entire night to change at Bowman Gray Stadium.
That was the case on Saturday for both 25-lappers in the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series, which saw Burt Myers and Junior Miller escape with victories.
Polesitter Jason Myers’ night changed in the blink of an eye as he made contact with his brother Burt, sending Jason spinning into the infield.
“Trying to beat Burt, I overdrove it. I was either going to spin out overdriving it or get beat. And I didn’t come to get beat – I beat myself,” Jason Myers said.
Burt Myers secured the lead at that point and held off Tim Brown to grab the checkered flag.
Myers’ third victory of the season was bittersweet for him. “I wanted to win but I wanted Jason to finish second – especially on a double points night,” he said.
“On the other hand, we had a good night. We got our third win. To do that this early in the season is pretty satisfying.”
“I’d rather finish second to Jason than for me to intentionally get into him and cause a problem,” said Burt. “I hope everyone understands that at the end of the day it was two guys on the ragged edge racing as hard as they could to win – and they just happened to be brothers.”
Tim Brown finished second, with Lee Jeffreys taking third.
Fortunes also changed quickly for Junior Miller, who finished 16th in the first race but was sent to the pole by the “Madhouse Scramble” for the start of the second race. Miller shot out into the lead and cruised to his 72nd modified victory at the stadium.
“I thought we were a dead duck the first race. We didn’t run that well but ended up in the right spot,” said Miller. “I knew if I had a good start that we had a good race car – I didn’t have any problem. It was the easiest race I’ve run in a long time.”
Miller holds the record for most all-time Modified wins at the stadium but had been uncharacteristically absent from victory lane recently. Saturday was Miller’s first win in nearly five years.
“I think we finally got the monkey off our back,” said Miller. “We were leading a race last year and got spun – it’s just bad luck. But luck turns around, and maybe I’ll win three or four this year.”
Finishing behind Miller in second was Mike Bohn. Spencer Davis came in third.