Points Leaders Boost Leads at Bowman Gray
Good luck runs in streaks, but how long will it last?

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Tim Brown of Cana, Va. continues his good luck streak at Bowman Gray Stadium, strengthening his points lead in the Farm Bureau Insurance Modified Series.
            Brown’s performance each event has been impeccable. He earned more points than any other Modified competitor during the first event of the season on April 25, taking checkered in the Tucson 200. The next week, he again earned more points than any other Modified driver with high finishes in both of the 25-lap races. Last Saturday, his victory in the Bowman Gray Gear 100 made for the third week in a row that he’s continued to pull ahead in the points race.
            Brown is currently 16 points ahead of the rest of the Modified field. But with many, many events still to come in 2009 – including three double-points nights – Brown’s points lead is far from secure. One bad night, one mechanical breakdown, one wreck – that’s all it would take to erode Brown’s lead to nothing.
            Moving up to second in the points is Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem. This is only Jonathan’s fourth season in the Modifieds and the first season that he intends to run in every event. Jonathan stole the lead from Burt Myers of Walnut Cove in Saturday’s 100-lapper, going on to finish second after Tim Brown usurped Jonathan’s lead.
            Stadium veteran Alfred Hill of Jonesville finished sixth on Saturday, tying him with Jonathan Brown for second in the points. Chris Fleming of Mount Airy dropped from second in the points down to sixth after an early race encounter with Brad Robbins forced Fleming to the pits. Although Fleming would return later in the race, he would only manage a 15th place finish for his effort.
            Burt Myers finished in third on Saturday, moving him from 11th to 8th in the points. His brother, Jason, finished ninth after a run-in with Junior Miller sent the younger Myers brother spinning. Had Myers not spun, he would’ve finished fourth and would currently be second in the points - ahead of Jonathan Brown and Alfred Hill. Instead, his ninth place finish puts him at fifth in the points.
            Junior Miller of Danbury finished fourth after taking the position from Jason Myers. Miller is 10th in the points. Randy Butner of Pfafftown finished in fifth, moving him up to fourth in the points.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Gary Ledbetter of Lexington took the checkered in the first race and finished sixth in the second race. Ledbetter earned more points than any other Sportsman competitor, moving him from a tie for the points lead into being the sole driver on top of the points ladder. Barry Edwards of Pinnacle finished fourth and fifth, moving from a tie for the points lead down into second in the points.
            Robbie Brewer of Winston-Salem moves up to third in the points after finishing sixth and fourth. Keith McMichael of Belews Creek claims the fourth spot on the points ladder after finishing second and eighth.
            Johnny Arnder’s victory in the 20-lapper on Saturday for the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series moves him from third in the points up to a tie for the points lead. The Mount Airy resident ties Doug Wall of Pfafftown. Matt Cotner of Rural Hall moves up to third after finishing in sixth. Joseph “Bobo” Brown drops from the top spot on the ladder down to sixth after wrecking on Saturday.
            In the Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series, A.J. Sanders of Mocksville took the victory, maintaining his lead in the points rankings. Kenny Dixon of Pfafftown moves up to second in the points after finishing in second. Michael Wells of Yadkinville also claimed a win on Saturday, moving Wells up to the third spot in the points standings.
This Saturday night is double the action with two 50-lap races: one for the Modifieds and one for the Street Stock Division. The annual 50-lapper is the longest and most prestigious race for the Street Stock cars, and the 50-lap race for the Modifieds will utilize the infamous double-file restart rule. There will also be racing for the Sportsman and Stadium Stock Divisions – and it will be the season’s first 109 U-Pull-It Chain Race. Gates open at 6:00 for practice, qualifying begins at 7:20, and the first race begins at 8:00 PM – this Saturday night. Ticket prices, directions, and more information can be found online at www.bowmangrayracing.com or by calling (336) 723-1819.

Farm Bureau Insurance Modified Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

83

Tim Brown

142

50

2

53

Jonathan Brown

126

48

 

70

Alfred Hill

126

40

4

5

Randy Butner

123

42

5

4

Jason Myers

118

34

6

13

Chris Fleming

108

22

 

40

Brad Robbins

108

30

8

1

Burt Myers

102

46

9

77

Lee Jeffreys

99

38

10

69

Junior Miller

95

44

11

31

Gene Pack

85

26

12

50

Michael Clifton

84

20

13

72

Brent Elliott

74

24

14

45

Lee Stimpson

68

32

15

75

Robert Jeffreys

60

36


Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

70

Gary Ledbetter

131

45

2

50

Barry Edwards

129

43

3

68

Robbie Brewer

108

42

4

77

Keith McMichael

106

42

5

64

Steve Truell

98

42

6

23

Scott Hall

97

17

7

86

Taylor Branch

96

42

8

19

Michael Adams

94

42

9

18

Kenny Bost

92

30

10

30

Mike Evans

91

21

11

05

Kyle Edwards

89

31

12

02

Derek Stoltz

87

23

13

21

Tommy Neal

82

27

14

66

Ronnie Clifton

78

41

15

79

Steven Berrier

74

13


104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

12

Doug Wall

136

44

 

25

Johnny Arnder

136

50

3

27

Matt Cotner

120

40

4

04

Reggie Doub

118

42

5

99

John McNeal

112

46

6

69

Joseph Brown

110

18

7

31

Ryan Nelson

94

20

8

15

Jerry Helms

92

16

9

20

Donnie Martin

90

28

10

11

Richard Reeves

88

38

 

81

Zack Clifton

88

24

12

13

Kevin Gilbert

86

36

13

1

David Sumner

84

48

14

2

Willie Wall

78

30

15

14

Randy Larimore

74

34


Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST RACE

1

24

A.J. Sanders

148

50

2

23

Kenny Dixon

140

48

3

44

Michael Wells

136

50

4

22

Dale Barneycastle

134

42

5

1

Rob Young

132

40

 

39

Jimmy Absher

132

46

7

99

Matt Hill

120

30

 

21

Kevin L. Neal

120

48

9

11

Wayne Hill

112

18

 

70

D.J. Moore

112

40

11

60

Ted Mickalowski

110

44

12

72

Gerald Robertson

106

38

 

26

Derek Taylor

106

32

14

68

Glenn Hamilton

100

26

 

01

Jason Keaton

100

36