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Tim Brown vs. Burt Myers: Crashes overshadow racing at Bowman Gray Stadium

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Saturday night’s “Night of Destruction” at Bowman Gray Stadium was to include Monster Trucks and a Demolition Derby as part of the night’s racing action, but two drivers in the stadium’s modified division started the festivities in their race.

Tim Brown, the respected modified driver, who’s won a track record nine championships, and is the current points leader, targeted rival Burt Myers for retaliation late in the race after Myers bumped Brown out of the lead in the 25 lap race.

Brown spun in turn 4 after Myers hit his rear bumper several times going through turn 3.

He waited, stopped on the track, for Myers to pass under the caution and drove into the side of Myers’ #1 car. A game of cat and mouse bumper cars ensued around the track until officials could motion Brown to the pits.

Burt Myers kept the lead and the race went back green for two laps when Tim Brown came back on the track and ran Burt Myers into the Turn 1 wall as Myers began to race by.

Then it became a demolition derby. Brown slammed into Myers, Myers rammed Brown, Brown drove his car up over part of Myers’ roof… and so it went for about three minutes until track officials and Winston-Salem police could make them stop.

There’s no immediate word on any penalties the two may face.

Myers has been in several altercations this year, once after spinning Junior Miller from the lead in June where a woman came into victory lane and punched Myers in the stomach and last week when Miller decided to execute revenge on Burt Myers late in a 100-lap, double points paying race.

Tim Brown has mostly kept his nose clean throughout the season, but was quoted in the Winston-Salem Journal Saturday saying, “That’s what puts people in the stands, usually at our expense unfortunately. Until they start cracking down and doing something about it, it’s not going to stop.”


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