Wild Night at Bowman Gray Shakes Up Points Ladder
 

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Race fans leaving Bowman Gray Stadium after last Saturday’s Double Points Night had one word on their minds: “Wow.”
            In the Farm Bureau Insurance Modified Series, former Modified Champion Junior Miller of Danbury bumped rival Jason Myers of Walnut Cove out of the way to take the lead. The “King of the Modifieds” then went on to take the checkered flag for the first 25-lapper. Miller finished 6th in the second 25-lap race, moving him up to seventh in the points.
            Burt Myers of Walnut Cove finished eighth in the first race and then fought his way up to the front to lead the first race. After a run-in with Winston-Salem resident Brad Robbins, who felt that Myers spun him out to take the lead, Myers was taken out of the lead and finished 10th in the second race. The incident dropped Myers from second in the points down to fourth.
            Jason Myers ended up finishing seventh and then fourth, moving him up past his older brother – to third in the points. Randy Butner of Pfafftown finished fifth and seventh, boosting him up to second in the points rankings.
            Michael Clifton of Walkertown earned more points than any other Modified competitor, finishing fourth and third – and moving up to tie Burt Myers for fourth in the points.
            Sailing ahead of the pack is Tim Brown of Cana, Va. Brown smoothly finished in third and fifth to retain his points lead.
            Saturday was the MESCO Building Solutions Sportsman 100, the longest and most prestigious race for the Sportsman Series. Kenny Bost of Kernersville was able to take the checkered, jumping from fifth in the points up to second.
            Gary Ledbetter of Lexington finished right behind Bost in second, allowing Ledbetter to reclaim the top spot on the points ladder. Points contender Barry Edwards of Pinnacle finished in eighth, dropping him from the points lead down to third in the rankings.
            Tommy Neal of Walkertown took third on Saturday, bringing him from ninth in the points up to fourth. Derek Stoltz of Walkertown jumps up an impressive 8 spots: after finishing fourth, Stoltz flies from 13th up to fifth in the points.
            In the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series, Doug Wall of Pfafftown had a bout of bad luck at the worst possible time. Entering Saturday, Wall was leading the points with a healthy margin. But in Saturday’s 20-lapper with double points, Wall was involved in a collision and finished in 21st. The hit plummets him out of the points lead down to fourth.
            Matt Cotner of Rural Hall took advantage of the opportunity, finishing fifth and moving into the points lead. Joseph “Bobo” Brown of Winston-Salem takes third and moves up to second in the points.
            David Sumner of Trinity is now third in the points after finishing in second on Saturday. Johnny Arnder of Mount Airy drops down to fourth in the points after finishing 10th.
            A.J. Sanders continues his unbelievable streak of strong finishes in the Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series, taking second on Saturday and keeping him in the points lead. Sanders has 296 points out of a possible 300.
            But close on his trail is Dale Barneycastle of Mocksville, who won on Saturday and clinches second place in the points. Kenny Dixon of Pfafftown slips back to third in the points after taking fifth. Jimmy Absher of Rural Hall ties Dixon for third after finishing in fifth.
            This Saturday is the Craftsman Stadium Stock 50, the longest race of the year for the Stadium Stock Division. There will also be twin 25-lap races for the Modifieds, twin 20-lappers for the Sportsman cars, and racing for the Street Stock Division as well. Gates open at 6:00 for practice, qualifying for the Stadium Stock cars begins at 6:00, Modified 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

324

88

2

5

Randy Butner

279

80

3

4

Jason Myers

274

82

4

1

Burt Myers

268

68

 

50

Michael Clifton

268

90

6

53

Jonathan Brown

258

84

7

69

Junior Miller

253

90

8

13

Chris Fleming

234

88

9

40

Brad Robbins

228

56

 

70

Alfred Hill

228

50

11

75

Robert Jeffreys

210

84

12

31

Gene Pack

187

60

13

72

Brent Elliott

186

50

14

77

Lee Jeffreys

173

18

15

45

Lee Stimpson

162

50


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

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED LAST EVENT

1

70

Gary Ledbetter

266

96

2

18

Kenny Bost

250

100

3

50

Barry Edwards

244

72

4

21

Tommy Neal

231

92

5

02

Derek Stoltz

223

88

 

66

Ronnie Clifton

223

80

7

68

Robbie Brewer

214

76

8

77

Keith McMichael

212

52

9

79

Steven Berrier

203

64

10

13

Luke Fleming

197

68

11

30

Mike Evans

196

56

12

23

Scott Hall

182

60

13

86

Taylor Branch

179

32

 

05

Kyle Edwards

179

28

15

64

Steve Truell

170

48


104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED LAST EVENT

1

27

Matt Cotner

284

84

2

69

Joseph Brown

272

92

3

1

David Sumner

248

96

4

12

Doug Wall

244

20

 

25

Johnny Arnder

244

64

6

11

Richard Reeves

242

100

7

15

Jerry Helms

228

72

8

2

Willie Wall

220

76

9

99

John McNeal

204

60

10

44

Daniel Fishel

200

80

11

14

Randy Larimore

196

44

12

13

Kevin Gilbert

194

68

13

18

Tim Vaden

176

56

14

20

Donnie Martin

166

48

15

81

Zack Clifton

162

32


Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED LAST EVENT

1

24

A.J. Sanders

294

96

2

22

Dale Barneycastle

280

100

3

23

Kenny Dixon

264

84

 

39

Jimmy Absher

264

84

5

99

Matt Hill

260

96

6

44

Michael Wells

256

80

7

1

Rob Young

254

80

8

68

Glenn Hamilton

250

100

9

11

Wayne Hill

236

76

 

21

Kevin L. Neal

236

88

11

0

Adam Baker

224

88

12

01

Jason Keaton

222

76

13

77

Randy McElveen

200

92

 

70

D.J. Moore

200

52

15

26

Derek Taylor

188

56