Brown Defends Points Lead at Bowman Gray
Disaster for Brown is narrowly avoided.

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) With Saturday night being a Double Points Night, it looked as if Tim Brown of Cana, VA was in a troubling position.
            Starting lineup for the Farm Bureau Insurance 100 was determined by random draw, and Brown plucked 18th for his start out of a 19 car field. Fortunately for Brown, points contenders Randy Butner of Pfafftown and Burt Myers of Walnut Cove drew 7th and 12th.
            But unfortunately for Brown, Myers was able to take advantage of a few double-file restarts to climb his way towards the front of the pack. It wasn’t long before Myers was ramming the bumper of race leader Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg – and Myers ended up taking the lead on a double-file restart on lap 38.
            Myers defended his lead against a few taps to the rear from Lee Jeffreys and an outside row challenge during a double-file restart. With less than 30 laps to go, Myers was leading the way with Brown floundering in 11th place. If their positions remained unchanged, Brown’s points lead would be reduced from 62 points to only 22 points.
            A multiple car collision gave Brown the opportunity to dodge past the melee and pick up some more positions. Then, he was able to take advantage of the ensuing double-file restart to climb through the field even more.
            Jonathan Brown of Kernersville took to the outside row to challenge Myers for the lead, but the #1 car was able to beat Brown’s #53 into turn one to maintain the lead.
            Myers ended up taking the checkered, bumping him up to second in the points. Randy Butner climbed from seventh to third on Saturday, dropping him down to third in the points standings – but keeping him only two points behind Myers.
            Tim Brown’s battle to the front kept him in the top spot on the points ladder, 46 points ahead of Myers. Jonathan Brown’s second place finish keeps him fourth in the points.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Derek Stoltz of Walkertown took the checkered in the first race. Involvement in an incident in the second race threw him a curveball, but Stoltz dug in and flew back up to an 11th place finish.
            Points leader Gary Ledbetter of Lexington measured up to the challenge set forth by points contender Derek Stoltz. Ledbetter finished second in the first race and ninth in the second race, strengthening his points lead.
            Stoltz’s victory kept him in second in the points. Ronnie Clifton of Walkertown finishes fourth and eighth, earning the same amount of points as Stoltz and keeping him in the third spot on the points ladder.
            Matt Cotner of Rural Hall raced from a 17th place start up to an 8th place finish, defending his points lead in the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series but narrowing the gap that separated him from the rest of the pack. David Sumner of Trinity claimed victory, maintaining his second place position in the points standings and moving him much closer to overtaking Cotner. Joseph “Bobo” Brown of Winston-Salem finished in second on Saturday, keeping him third in the points.
            In the Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series, Dale Barneycastle of Mocksville drew the pole for his starting position and led every lap to claim victory. The win boosts him back into the points lead. A.J. Sanders of Mocksville, on the other hand, drew dead last for his starting position. Sanders fought up to a sixth place finish but still relinquished the points lead, dropping back to second in the points standings.
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Farm Bureau Insurance Modified Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED LAST EVENT

1

83

Tim Brown

543

84

2

1

Burt Myers

497

100

3

5

Randy Butner

495

92

4

53

Jonathan Brown

482

96

5

4

Jason Myers

440

88

6

40

Brad Robbins

402

68

7

13

Chris Fleming

401

72

8

50

Michael Clifton

393

36

8

70

Alfred Hill

393

56

10

69

Junior Miller

374

48

11

75

Robert Jeffreys

349

44

12

31

Gene Pack

335

40

13

72

Brent Elliott

330

64

14

77

Lee Jeffreys

329

60

15

45

Lee Stimpson

235

32


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

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED LAST EVENT

1

70

Gary Ledbetter

490

82

2

02

Derek Stoltz

442

80

3

66

Ronnie Clifton

439

80

4

18

Kenny Bost

421

80

4

50

Barry Edwards

421

70

6

21

Tommy Neal

399

78

7

30

Mike Evans

384

74

8

68

Robbie Brewer

365

34

9

23

Scott Hall

357

78

10

79

Steven Berrier

355

80

11

77

Keith McMichael

353

38

12

86

Taylor Branch

334

78

13

13

Luke Fleming

332

44

14

44

Daniel Beeson

321

70

15

3

Jeff Garrison

285

38


104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED LAST EVENT

1

27

Matt Cotner

540

72

2

1

David Sumner

524

100

3

69

Joseph Brown

512

96

4

25

Johnny Arnder

470

92

5

12

Doug Wall

456

88

6

15

Jerry Helms

454

76

7

11

Richard Reeves

434

56

8

2

Willie Wall

376

80

9

00

Donnie Martin

372

68

10

13

Kevin Gilbert

358

64

11

44

Daniel Fishel

352

20

12

16

Allen Henkel

326

44

13

18

Tim Vaden

312

32

14

81

Zack Clifton

310

52

15

04

Reggie Doub

304

36


Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED LAST EVENT

1

22

Dale Barneycastle

510

100

2

24

A.J. Sanders

496

80

3

39

Jimmy Absher

490

92

4

21

Kevin L. Neal

430

76

5

1

Rob Young

410

48

6

68

Glenn Hamilton

404

72

7

00

Adam Baker

374

64

8

11

Wayne Hill

358

40

9

44

Michael Wells

350

32

10

56

Johnny Burke

338

60

11

23

Kenny Dixon

336

8

12

4

Andrew Sanders

328

84

13

99

Matt Hill

316

0

14

70

D.J. Moore

312

52

15

72

Gerald Robertson

300

88