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Kernersville, NC Driver Claims Second Series Win & Extends Point Lead

The “Fall Brawl ...125” for the KOMA Unwind Modified Madness Series changed from a brawl into a battle for Burt Myers Saturday night as he had to battle from deep in the pack after a long caution period pit stop in the return to Orange County Speedway for the first time in six years to one of the best crowds of the season at the super-fast 3/8 mile track.

Myers qualified his Modified on the pole for the event followed by his brother Jason, Spencer Davis and Tim Brown but it was no walk-in-the-park for the win.

B. Myers grabbed the point at the start and Davis slipped into second on the opening lap and hounded Myers for a couple more laps before a power move put the Dawsonville, GA driver in the lead for the next 63.

That reign came to an end on lap 66 when someone dumped a water bottle in the turn four groove bringing out the second caution period of the night. Most of the front running teams headed to pit road under the caution period for a fresh Hoosier tire and adjustments to their cars. Most were quick stops but B. Myers stayed on pit road for some extra adjustments as well as his tire change.

When racing resumed, Bobby Sheffield was at the point but that was short lived as Davis charged back to the point on the lap after the green flag flew. Davis held the top spot with Brewer, Brown, the Myers Brothers, Johnny Sutton and Jeremy Mayfield banging it out for the next spots. A great night for Davis came to an end on lap 85 when the right front tire went down on the Hillbilly Racing Modified sending Davis hard into the turn three wall. He was unhurt, except for his pride, but the #79 was finished for the night.

Brewer took over the lead and appeared headed towards another KOMA Unwind win but the caution flew again three laps later when the Propst Racing team took the hard luck award of the night when team cars driven by Danny Propst and Mark Johnson tangled on the front stretch collecting the cars of Tom Buzze and “Tiger” Tommy Neal. Neal continued but Buzze, Propst and Johnson were eliminated.

Brewer grabbed the lead on the restart but the caution allowed Myers to stay close with Jason Myers right behind and Brown and Sutton giving chase. B. Myers stalked Brewer before powering past entering turn three on lap 105.

It was clear sailing from there as he finished .749 seconds ahead of Brewer, Jason Myers and a fast closing Brown. Sutton rounded out the top five with Mayfield in sixth and Mike Norman in seventh for his best KOMA Unwind finish. Sheffield, Mike Speeney and Neal rounded out the top ten.

The Southern Modified Race Tour KOMA Unwind Modified Madness Series wraps up the inaugural season at Myrtle Beach Speedway on November 22 & 23 with the Late Model Stocks in the “Myrtle Beach 400” weekend.

October 25, 2015

  Finish / Car # / Driver / Laps / Purse
  1.   1  Burt Myers          125   $2,900.00
  2. 31  Zach Brewer      125   $1,950.00
  3.   4  Jason Myers       125   $1,325.00
  4. 02  Tim Brown          125   $1,225.00
  5. 10  Johnny Sutton     125   $1,100.00
  6. J2  Jeremy Mayfield 125      $950.00
  7. 12  Mike Norman      125      $875.00
  8. 9    Bobby Sheffield  125      $825.00
  9. 80  Mike Speeney     125     $800.00
10. 21  Tommy Neal        124     $750.00
11. 54L Scott Hall            124     $850.00**
12. 77  Gary Putnam       121     $650.00
13. 45  Gary Young, Jr.     96      $725.00**
14. 79  Spencer Davis     88      $575.00
15. 5    Tom Buzze            84      $525.00
16. 13  Mark Johnson       81      $500.00
17.   3  Danny Propst        80      $475.00
  **Denotes Modified Light Bonus

  Source: KOMA Unwind Modified Madness Series
Posted: October 26, 2014

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