Lucky Draw for Brown Strengthens Points Lead at Bowman Gray
Points Gap Widens in the Farm Bureau Insurance Modified Series.

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Tim Brown of Cana, VA started off his 2009 season at Bowman Gray Stadium by winning the very first race, taking an early points lead in the Farm Bureau Insurance Modified Series.
            That lead has been defended each and every race this season – and for many events, Brown has been able to extend his lead even further.
            But despite his strong performances, there’s no denying that he’s received a little help from Lady Luck along the way. Such was the case in Saturday’s Tucson 100, where the starting lineup was determined by random draw.
            Randy Butner of Pfafftown, who was second in the points entering the event, drew 12th as his starting spot. Burt Myers of Walnut Cove, the third place man on the points ladder, drew 17th.
            Brown drew the pole.
            He had his work cut out for him, however: Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem drew the outside front-row to start the race.
            Jonathan provided challenge after challenge to Tim Brown – and Jonathan even managed to steal the lead away on one of the double-file restarts. But Tim Brown was able to take the lead back, racing on to take the checkered.
            The win strengthens the points lead of Tim Brown, increasing the gap between first and second to an impressive 60 points. Jonathan Brown finished second, keeping him at fourth in the points and getting him closer to breaking into the top three.
            Randy Butner started 12th and finished eighth, maintaining his second place spot on the points ladder. Burt Myers flew through the field: starting 17th and finishing in third. The effort keeps him third in the points and places him only two points away from passing Butner for second place.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Gary Ledbetter of Lexington finished fourth and then 19th, slipping a little in the points and reducing his points lead. Kenny Bost of Kernersville finished an impressive second and fifth in the two races. Bost earned more points than any other Sportsman competitor, keeping him in second in the points rankings and moving him closer to taking over the lead from Ledbetter. Barry Edwards of Pinnacle slips down to third in the standings after finishing 11th and fourth.
            Joseph “Bobo” Brown of Winston-Salem took the checkered on Saturday in the 20-lapper for the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series. The win boosts Brown into third in the points. Finishing right behind Brown in second was points leader Matt Cotner of Rural Hall, who keeps the lead in the points standings for another week. David Sumner stays second in the points after finishing sixth.
            In the Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series, Dale Barneycastle of Mocksville finished in fourth on Saturday, moving him from second in the points up to the points lead. A.J. Sanders of Mocksville, who held the points lead entering the event, slips down to second in the points after finishing eighth on Saturday. Only two points separate Barneycastle from Sanders, so this battle is far from over.
            This Saturday is Cheerwine Night at Bowman Gray Stadium. There will be a 60-lap Sportsman race with the infamous Double-File “Choice” Restart Rule in effect – and to honor our nation, the Special Forces Parachute Team will perform a jump. For a special deal, adults can get $2 off admission with a Savage Energy Drink Bottle Cap. And, of course, there will be racing for the Modifieds, Street Stock, and Stadium Stock Divisions. 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

420

50

2

5

Randy Butner

360

36

3

1

Burt Myers

358

46

4

53

Jonathan Brown

349

48

5

50

Michael Clifton

319

18

6

69

Junior Miller

317

32

7

4

Jason Myers

316

22

8

70

Alfred Hill

300

40

9

40

Brad Robbins

294

38

10

13

Chris Fleming

288

24

11

75

Robert Jeffreys

265

16

12

31

Gene Pack

259

34

13

72

Brent Elliott

241

28

14

77

Lee Jeffreys

227

10

15

45

Lee Stimpson

182

20


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

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED LAST EVENT

1

70

Gary Ledbetter

360

29

2

18

Kenny Bost

341

45

3

50

Barry Edwards

333

37

4

66

Ronnie Clifton

323

43

5

02

Derek Stoltz

312

34

6

68

Robbie Brewer

291

27

6

77

Keith McMichael

291

24

8

30

Mike Evans

278

29

9

21

Tommy Neal

275

24

10

23

Scott Hall

273

41

11

13

Luke Fleming

266

42

12

86

Taylor Branch

242

44

13

79

Steven Berrier

233

13

14

05

Kyle Edwards

232

9

15

3

Jeff Garrison

221

39


104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED LAST EVENT

1

27

Matt Cotner

432

48

2

1

David Sumner

378

40

3

69

Joseph Brown

366

50

4

25

Johnny Arnder

350

42

5

11

Richard Reeves

348

26

6

15

Jerry Helms

336

34

7

12

Doug Wall

328

28

8

44

Daniel Fishel

318

32

9

2

Willie Wall

280

30

10

20

Donnie Martin

272

38

11

13

Kevin Gilbert

268

22

12

16

Allen Henkel

260

46

13

99

John McNeal

244

0

14

81

Zack Clifton

240

20

15

18

Tim Vaden

236

36


Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED LAST EVENT

1

22

Dale Barneycastle

374

44

2

24

A.J. Sanders

372

36

3

39

Jimmy Absher

352

42

4

1

Rob Young

342

50

5

99

Matt Hill

316

16

6

21

Kevin L. Neal

304

40

7

44

Michael Wells

300

0

8

23

Kenny Dixon

296

18

9

0

Adam Baker

288

28

10

68

Glenn Hamilton

284

0

11

11

Wayne Hill

276

22

12

70

D.J. Moore

256

34

13

56

Johnny Burke

244

46

14

4

Andrew Sanders

238

48

15

01

Jason Keaton

226

0