Few things make racing more exciting than a good rivalry. Whether it's watching Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton go at it in Formula One or tradin' paint in NASCAR, a good fued adds an extra dash of excitement to already tight competition. However, two drivers in a Modified division race in North Carolina might have taken things too far when they turned a short track oval into a demolition derby. The crowd absolutely loved it, though.

Ironically enough, the melee happened during what the Bowman Gray Stadium billed as the Night of Destruction with monster trucks and a demolition derby also on the docket for the evening, but these two drivers gave the crowd even more wreckage than they paid for. According to the track's press release, which you can read below, the #83 car led for the majority of the race. As the laps ticked down, the #1 car in second place made its move, but it spun the #83 in the process. In retaliation, the driver waited just off track for his rival to come back around and then exacted revenge.

In the aftermath, both men were docked points by NASCAR and put on probation – a seemingly light punishment for using a car as a weapon. Now that you have the backstory, scroll down and watch the insanity unfold.
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Night of Destruction at Bowman Gray

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Fans came to Bowman Gray Stadium on Saturday to see monster trucks and a demolition derby – the annual Night of Destruction. But they saw some extra destruction that perhaps wasn't anticipated.

A little drizzle cancelled the qualifying sessions for the Brad's Golf Cars Modified Series, leading to the starting position being determined by points standings. Tim Brown of Tobaccoville started on the pole with Burt Myers of Walnut Cove starting in second.

On the initial start, Myers quickly ducked in behind Brown, giving him a few stout hits to the rear bumper. Brown stayed in control and secured the lead, holding on for the next 20 laps. But as Brown and Myers navigated lapped traffic, Myers had his chance to close the distance on Brown's #83 car. Flying around turns three and four with less than five laps to go, Myers gave a stiff shot to Tim Brown's bumper. Brown slid into turn four and lost control, sending him spinning out of the lead.

Brown headed off to the pits briefly before entering the track right as Myers was leading the field and headed his way. The #83 slowed and crowded Myers against the guardrail, taking Myers out of the lead. Then the two fuming competitors rammed each other in an early demolition derby.

Lee Jeffreys of Winston-Salem slowed to a stop to avoid hitting Myers and Brown as Myers lost the lead. Danny Bohn of Huntersville slipped past the wreckage and kept racing. NASCAR Officials initially ruled that Jeffreys wasn't involved in the wreck but was merely stopping to avoid the accident - so he was declared the race leader.

The rain clouds then opened up, ending the race prematurely on lap 22. Jeffreys was unofficially declared the winner with Bohn in second. However, the results are pending review by NASCAR Officials.
In the Double D Construction Services Sportsman Series, Michael Tilley of Winston-Salem won a cautionless 20-lapper. John Holleman of Winston-Salem crossed the finish line in second but failed to submit to post-race technical inspection. Ryan Nelson of Kernersville was declared the second place finisher.

Jason Keaton of Mocksville and A.J. Sanders of Mocksville were battling for the lead in the 15-lapper for the Traffic Control Safety Services Stadium Stock Series. Sanders bumped Keaton out of the way to grab the lead, but Keaton retaliated and rammed Sanders. A.J. Quakenbush of Kernersville was in the right place at the right time to take over the lead and the win.

Although the monster truck car crushing and the 109 U-Pull-It Demolition Derby took place in the rain, the remainder of the racing events were unable to be completed.


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      superlightv12
      • 5 Months Ago
      Rednecks will be rednecks
      PheelACCD
      • 5 Months Ago
      Completely stupid yet awesome to watch.
      superlightv12
      • 5 Months Ago
      Rednecks will be rednecks
      Boredinmin
      • 5 Months Ago
      I just lost 50 IQ points just by watching that video. Now I need to run to the store to get some Mr. Dew and Skoal bandits.
      gti5notrkt
      • 5 Months Ago
      I guess this video removes all doubt as to how shallow the gene pool is in North Carolina....
      Gregg Alley
      • 5 Months Ago
      Who was the guy in the orange shirt yelling at?
        Edsel
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Gregg Alley
        He acted as if he was a track official. lol
      Vassilis Alex
      • 5 Months Ago
      This is USA's motorsport culture
        Edsel
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Vassilis Alex
        Just about any major sport in any culture has violence attached to it. Though I haven't heard of any violence attached to ping pong and badminton. I'm still puzzled why violence in American football and hockey are permitted, it's not a good life lesson for kids.
          Vassilis Alex
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Edsel
          My comment was referring to the spectators' reaction. In Europe people don't cheer when cars are crashing.
      scott3
      • 5 Months Ago
      Time to knock off the redneck Bull$i&T I have seen just as bad but not as long situations in F1 and other top series. By the way this track is one of the toughest in the world and has been for nearly 65 years. It is literally like flying bunch of jets around a football stadium as that is what this is. These are some very fast and tough cars that will take a beating and still win a race. Many of the worlds greatest drivers would face a challenge here. Many that have raced here have as they went on to championships world wide. How many here have seen Senna and Prost take each other out several times and the only reason it did not turn into this is because their cars were broken. This is just human emotion and aggravation. These cars are built to take blows and both could have continued with a new set of tires. This was no different than two hockey players duking it out or two soccer players taking swings. Foolish tempers are world wide and anyone thinks he is above it has never tasted tough competition.
        T. C.
        • 5 Months Ago
        @scott3
        Rednecks got really thin skin...
        SloopJohnB
        • 5 Months Ago
        @scott3
        No. You don't wait until the other guy comes around and then give it back to him. That's criminal and actionable.
          scott3
          • 5 Months Ago
          @SloopJohnB
          Join the discussion...I agree you don't and the one driver should be suspended. But this is the kind of stuff that happens globally in different ways and those who want to bash NC or the USA had better be walking on water before they cast any stones. We here see other spots globally where the fans die just because of the fights in the stands. so two guys in a very sturdy car with proper crash helmets may not be the best thing for the sport but it is not going to hurt the drivers. Now if they don't stop this it could hurt some of the track workers. This has happened here for years but not to the degree it has happened this year. Burt Miller #1 has had a few run in's with Jr Miller earlier and similar results. One a woman punched him in the pits. The track has also been called the Madhouse because of thinks like this over the years. While I do agree that this should not be a regular happening I am not going to condemn it like it never happens anywhere else in the world. the drivers should be penalized and move on. If it never happened one in a while the passion would be gone.
      marv.shocker
      • 5 Months Ago
      #goonsport
      SloopJohnB
      • 5 Months Ago
      #83 should have been arrested for assault with a motor vehicle. Racing room is one thing, clear assault is actionable and criminal. This is NASCAR's fault the guy wasn't suspended for the season and locked up for the night/weekend until he got a lawyer and bail.
      waetherman
      • 5 Months Ago
      Somebody needs anger management classes.
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