It wasnt a Whelen Modified tour race though, right? it was just local modifieds
Exactly, not the tour race. They do however race there in August I believe and the tires are wider on the tour cars.
Speedy, I'm sorry you didn't care for mod race. The cone has changed the longer races considerably. In the past, there wasn't a double file restart and the entire race could go single file with hardly any passing. Few of those guys will even attempt to pass on the outside unless the car in front is a whole lot slower. Also, it all depends on who is getting passed. Different guys have differing strategies too, some want to save their tires until late in the race and others like to run hard from the beginning. Burt is a tire saver as well as Junior Miller. Lee Jeffreys always goes all out as does Jon Boy Brown. Brian Loftin (I would have been thrilled had he won, it would have been so touching with his little boy out there with him in the winner's circle) pretty much runs hard the entire race too. John Smith #25 seem to be over driving his car, but he held on until someone hooked him and sent him spinning. I think that Lee Jeffreys with his bent up bumper, hooked Burt and got his left rear corner, but he didn't spin. As a Myers fan I was please, but the woman sitting right next to me, my wife, was kinda ticked. Her fav is Tim and when Jason spun taking Tim with him, it just sunk her heart.
You did get to see something that not even I had seen there before and that was during the Sportsman race, one of the cars went into the infield and knocked down a barrier protecting the corner workers. I've seen cars slide into the barrier, but never has it been knocked down. Also, the ride Brent Elliott took on the front straight fence was a new one for me. I've seen cars ride that fence before, but never all the way to the wall. BTW, that is the corner where Junior was stopped and Burt plowed his car into the side of Miller's car. Not just once, but he backed up and hit him again and maybe even a third time before the cops got there and stopped it.
Speedy, you'll have to come again when they have the Madhouse Scramble. That is two races that after the first race, the winner draws a ball with a number and that is the number of cars they invert for the second race. Naturally the better cars start up front for the first race and with no double file restarts on those 25 lap races, the strategy is formed during the first race. If you are back in the pack, you try to guess how many will invert and you try to find that spot. If you are right, you can sit on the pole for the next race, but if you are wrong, you could find yourself way back there. The 25 lap races can have a bit more passing because its go go go grom the git go and get all you can as quick as you can. Also, you can get to know what drivers to watch who just might spin someone out...someone like Junior Miller. I thought he would make more than one driver made tonight, but I think that wreck cooled his jets. I did hear that he said that this year he will either be going for the championship and if he falls too far out in points, he'll go for the wins and some extra fun, meaning doing dirty tricks on what he calls special people. But he was made an enemy over the last year that has added to those who owe him paybacks. So it isn't just the Myers he has to watch out for. You can add Jon Boy Brown to that bunch as well.
Luke Flemming race a good tough race in winning the Sportsman race. The #21, Tommy "Tiger" Neal won the pole position by a full 2 tenths but they drew for starting positions and Tommy was never able to get up there and work on Luke.
Maybe, I thought it was Whelen Modified that raced at Bowman, maybe Buckaroo can clear that up whenever he gets online.
The Whelen races are the touring races. The tour races at the stadium once a year, like in August. Most of the guys who race at the stadium also race on the tour but there are some differences in rules and equipment. The tires are wider, the crew all have to wear helmets when over the wall. I think you have to purchase a new fuel tank every couple of years and stuff like that. What you saw tonight was the weekly series, still a part of NASCAR. If you want to catch some of the tour races, check the schedule here...http://hometracks.nascar.com/races/NWSMT
I believe you are in Charlotte and if so, you can catch them up in Concord at Charlotte Motor Speedway. They race that totally flat quarter mile right in front of the pits. For higher banking, Caraway Speedway is a nice track and always has a good race. You can see them run at Bristol and that is fun too. But even at Bristol, you will not see as many people as there were at the stadium. Hope you had a good seat.