With a full moon in the sky on Saturday, fans were reminded why Bowman Gray Stadium is nicknamed “the Madhouse.”
For the first time ever, the Bill Plemmons RV World Modified Series competed in twin 50-lap events – and Burt Myers of Walnut Cove grabbed the win for the first race. It was his fifth victory of the 2010 season.
Randy Butner of Pfafftown qualified on the pole with Brian Loftin of Lexington turning a qualifying lap good enough for the outside front row. Butner grabbed the lead as the green flag fell and looked to be in a strong position to race his way to the checkered.
Unfortunately, mechanical issues forced Butner to pit after only a few laps. Burt Myers, who had moved up to second behind Butner, took over the lead with Loftin right behind him.
Double-file restarts forced Myers to defend his lead against Loftin and then later against Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem. The #1 car of Myers held on for the first four double-file restarts, but Jonathan Brown slammed the gas to grab the lead during the fifth restart. Loftin filed in right behind Brown to claim second.
Brown’s lead was short-lived after NASCAR officials black-flagged Brown for accelerating too early during the restart in which he claimed the lead. Brown was relegated to the rear, while Loftin moved up to claim the top spot.
The tables were then turned for Loftin and Myers, as Loftin defended his lead against the outside-row challenges from Myers. Just like Myers, Loftin defended his lead successfully four times in a row – and then just like Myers, the fifth challenge proved to be one too many for Loftin, allowing Myers to reclaim the lead.
With no more double-file restarts appearing in the race, Myers held on to the top spot in dominating fashion, taking his fifth win of the season and his 44th career victory. Loftin finished in second, with Junior Miller of Danbury finishing in third.
The “Madhouse Scramble” sent Kevin Powell of Winston-Salem to the pole for the start of the second race. Jonathan Brown was given an opportunity for retribution after he got the chance to start the second race on the outside front row.
Powell shot out to the lead during the initial start, but Brown was able to power past him to grab the lead during the first double-file restart. Chris Fleming of Mount Airy moved up to second place and began nudging the bumper of race leader Jonathan Brown.
Fleming wrestled the lead away from Jonathan during the third double-file restart of the night. Then, Fleming took off and never looked back – distancing the field and claiming the victory. Jonathan Brown finished behind him in second, with Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg taking third.
In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Jeff Garrison of Clemmons claimed victory in the first 20-lapper. Kenny Bost of Kernersville and Barry Edwards of Pinnacle took second and third. Taylor Branch of Lewisville won the second race. Kenny Bost and Jeff Garrison turned in another set of impressive finishes: claiming second and third for the second race.
Billy Gregg of Winston-Salem brought home the win in the 20-lap race for the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series. Matt Cotner of Rural Hall finished on his tail in second, with Jody Fritts of Winston-Salem claiming third.
In the Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series, Rob Young of Winston-Salem took the checkered for the “A” race, with Travis Brewer of Germanton winning the “B” race.