In 1999, Burt Myers became the youngest Bowman Gray Stadium track champion at age 23. Fast forward to Saturday night, Burt Myers clinched his ninth track championship at the famous race track.
Myers won his third consecutive championship and ninth overall after finishing second to eventual race winner Jonathan Brown.
“What a season!!” Myers said in a social media post. “Thank you to my family, crew, sponsors, and fans who made number 9 possible. I’m literally living the dream. God has blessed me beyond belief. It was a hard fought battle between drivers who raced each other hard but with respect. Can’t wait to go for championship #10 in 2019! God bless.”
Myers and brothers Jonathan and Joseph Brown have had some bad blood over the years. However, Joseph Brown praised the man who beat his brother in the championship standings.
“Life is to short to hate on the past,” Brown said. “I really wanted my brother to win the championship last but me or him didn’t want to do it dirty. It’s hard sometimes when the fans build you up and start stuff between family’s and drivers. But I feel good about myself today for doing the right thing, driving clean and showing respect to a guy that raced all year for him to be in the position to win a championship. Congrats to Burt Myers and his race team on his 9th championship.”
Myers is chasing his fellow driver Tim Brown, who captured his tenth championship in 2015. Myers has 78 career wins, second most wins only to Tim Brown who has 89.