Myers Wins Race, Brown Takes Championship at Bowman Gray
Clifton, Sumner, and Barneycastle also claim championships.

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) The 61st year of racing action at Bowman Gray Stadium came to a grand finale on Saturday night. With all the championships on the line, each and every lap was a nail-biter – with some drivers encountering bad luck at the worst possible time and other competitors ending their season on a high point.
            In the Farm Bureau Insurance Modified Series, both Tim Brown of Cana, VA and Burt Myers of Walnut Cove were smiling after Saturday nights’ racing. Myers took checkered in the Carolina Farm Credit 150 after leading every lap in dominant fashion. Brown finished behind him – but claimed the Modified championship.
            Myers qualified on the pole, narrowly beating Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg by a mere two-thousandths of a second. Jeffreys ended up starting outside of Myers in second.
             “We had two goals coming in to tonight: to take the pole and win the race,” said Burt Myers. “You never want to count your chickens before they hatch. I had a really good car. I knew that Lee would run me hard, but he’d run me clean.”
            “The only thing I was concerned about was that we were probably running a little faster pace at the beginning of the race than I wanted to run,” said Myers. “I wanted to make sure we had something left at the end. I hate to say that I doubted the car, but I was a little worried.”
            All Myers’ fears were relieved as he entered the final parts of the race with enough tire life left to allow him to power ahead from the rest of the pack. He went on to claim his 7th victory of the season, giving him 39 career victories and moving him past the 38 win total of his father, racing legend Gary Myers.
            At the end of the season, Myers had the fastest pole lap, the most poles, the most wins, and the most laps led. Myers didn’t take home the championship title, but he was unphased.
            “We had a stellar season,” said Myers. “If you go get a banana split and they forget to put the cherry on top, you’re not going to complain about it. We had our big banana split. We got ice cream all over our face. We just didn’t get the cherry, and I can live with that.”
            Brown took over second place as the green flag fell, but Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg muscled past Brown a few laps later. In the closing laps of the race, the ailing car of Jeffreys began to fall back – and Brown slipped by Jeffreys to reclaim the second place spot. Brown ended up finishing behind Myers, but he couldn’t be happier with a second place finish. He only needed to finish in the top 11 to take the championship, and Brown had his eye on the bigger picture.
            The #83 team took their eighth Modified championship – tying Brown with the record for most Modified championships.
            Many accuse Brown of being a “points racer” - an overly cautious driver who will settle for second instead of taking a risk for the win. But Brown rejects the notion. “I want to make this clear: I also have 50 race wins,” said Brown.
            “You don’t pass a car on the outside with 4 laps to go when you’re point racing,” said Brown, referring to passing Lee Jeffreys. “This year, I was leading the points and pulled up beside Burt Myers on a Double-File Restart – because I want to win.”
             “I race hard and I race smart, and I try to race for the win,” said Brown. “A lot of people call me a points-racer, and now they’re going to call me 8-time champion.”
            After the dust settled, Myers was second in the points and Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem was third in the final points standings.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, the 40-lapper on Saturday was an absolute roller-coaster ride.
            Gary Ledbetter of Lexington entered the night leading in the points. Ronnie Clifton of Walkertown was his chief points rival: Clifton needed to finish only three positions ahead of Ledbetter to pass him in the points. Ledbetter started in 9th with Clifton starting in 16th – and Ledbetter looked to be in a good position to cruise to his first championship at the Stadium.
            Meanwhile, Tommy Neal of Walkertown was delivering some stout taps to the rear bumper of race leader Derek Stoltz of Walkertown. Slightly past the halfway point in the race, Neal gave a bump that sent Stoltz spinning. Heading straight into the spinning car of Stoltz was Ledbetter. The #70 of Ledbetter was forced to pit and end the race early, erasing his championship hopes.
            Ronnie Clifton was also mixed up in the incident, heading off to the pits for a quick tire change which sent him to the rear of the pack.
            Tommy Neal, who was fourth in the points entering the event, now was in a good position to take the Sportsman championship. Derek Stoltz, ranked third in the points entering the race, was also in a prime position to grab the title due to Clifton and Ledbetter’s bad luck.
            Clifton only had a few laps to fight his way up to a 12th place finish in order to end the season with more points than Tommy Neal. Although he was involved in yet another wreck that made him lose position, Clifton battled forward again and again.
            Neal took the checkered. Clifton finished the race in 10th place – making him the 2009 Champion. Clifton, normally the competitor to beat in the Sportsman Series, had not yet been in the points lead all season. But he was in the lead when it counted – after the last checkered flag was waved. Neal finished the season ranked second in the points standings.
            In the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series, Matt Cotner of Rural Hall started close to the front, while points rivals Joseph “Bobo” Brown of Winston-Salem and David Sumner of Trinity started towards the rear. Cotner surely was hoping to claim his first title, but involvement in a wreck on the very first lap relegated him to a 21st place finish.
            Joseph “Bobo” Brown had to finish three positions in front of Sumner to grab the championship. At various times during the race, Brown was ahead of Sumner by the crucial margin of three positions. But Sumner, also fighting for his first title, closed the gap during the final laps of the race – finishing only one position behind Brown and taking the championship.
            Brown finished the season ranked second in the points standings. Jerry Helms of Winston-Salem claimed the checkered on Saturday – his first win ever at the Stadium. The victory was enough to move him into a third place points ranking.
            Dale Barneycastle of Mocksville took the championship in the Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series – his first title in the division. Glenn Hamilton of Winston-Salem won the 15-lap race on Saturday after points contender A.J. Sanders ran into mechanical issues that took him out of the race.
            Jimmy Absher of Rural Hall ended up second in the points, with Sanders finishing third place in the final standings.


Race Results

Farm Bureau Insurance Modified Series
Carolina Farm Credit 150: 150 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

2

83

Tim Brown

Cana, VA

3

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

4

20

Jeremy Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

5

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

6

77

Lee Jeffreys

High Point, NC

7

53

Jonathan Brown

Kernersville, NC

8

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

9

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

10

70

Alfred Hill

Jonesville, NC

11

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

12

72

Brent Elliott

Denton, NC

13

75

Robert Jeffreys

Winston-Salem, NC

14

99

Kevin Powell

Winston-Salem, NC

15

33

Matt Caldwell

Lexington, NC

16

11

Ricky Knapp

Rochester, NY

17

31

Gene Pack

Walkertown, NC

18

40

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

19

45

Lee Stimpson

Lewisville, NC

20

3

Terry Gaither

Walkertown, NC

21

28

Ricky Gregg

Colfax, NC

22

51

Stan Welborn

Germanton, NC

 

Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series
Sportsman Race: 40 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

2

05

Kyle Edwards

King, NC

3

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

4

18

Kenny Bost

Kernersville, NC

5

23

Scott Hall

Walkertown, NC

6

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

7

30

Mike Evans

King, NC

8

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

9

00

Shaun Cockerham

East Bend, NC

10

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

11

8

Darin Redmon

Walkertown, NC

12

9

David Adams

Yadkinville, NC

13

79

Steven Berrier

Germanton, NC

14

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

15

44

Daniel Beeson

Kernersville, NC

16

99

T.J. Moran

East Bend, NC

17

77

Keith McMichael

Belews Creek, NC

18

17

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

19

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

20

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

21

3

Jeff Garrison

Winston-Salem, NC

22

64

Steve Truell

Midway,NC

23

70

Gary Ledbetter

Lexington, NC

24

0

Steve Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

 

104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series
Street Stock Race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

15

Jerry Helms

Winston-Salem, NC

2

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

3

69

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

4

1

David Sumner

Trinity, NC

5

44

Daniel Fishel

Greensboro, NC

6

16

Allen Henkel

Trinity, NC

7

18

Tim Vaden

Kernersville, NC

8

11

Richard Reeves

Cooleemee, NC

9

25

Johnny Arnder

Mount Airy, NC

10

00

Donnie Martin

Wallburg, NC

11

04

Reggie Doub

Germanton, NC

12

12

Doug Wall

Pfafftown, NC

13

4

Darren Cotner

Rural Hall, NC

14

3

Michael Nichols

Trinity, NC

15

2

Willie Wall

Winston-Salem, NC

16

8

K.J. Stimpson

Lewisville, NC

17

14

Randy Larimore

Walkertown, NC

18

99

Billy Gregg

Winston-Salem, NC

19

21

Justin Taylor

King, NC

20

13

Kevin Gilbert

Mocksville, NC

21

27

Matt Cotner

Rural Hall, NC

22

05

Spencer Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series
Stadium Stock Race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

68

Glenn Hamilton

Winston-Salem, NC

2

22

Dale Barneycastle

Mocksville, NC

3

39

Jimmy Absher

Rural Hall, NC

4

01

Jason Keaton

Mocksville, NC

5

56

Johnny Burke

Midway, NC

6

99

Matt Hill

Yadkinville, NC

7

11

Wayne Hill

Kernersville, NC

8

98

T.J. Cox

Winston-Salem, NC

9

79

Chris Allison

Mocksville, NC

10

00

Adam Baker

Winston-Salem, NC

11

4

Andrew Sanders

Mocksville, NC

12

26

Derek Taylor

Yadkinville, NC

13

83

A.J. Quakenbush

Winston-Salem, NC

14

23

Kenny Dixon

Pfafftown, NC

15

70

D.J. Moore

Germanton, NC

16

8

Shane Southard

Yadkinville, NC

17

34

Chris Lawing

King, NC

18

28

Robert Mabe

Winston-Salem, NC

19

60

Ted Mickalowski

Mocksville, NC

20

1

Rob Young

Winston-Salem, NC

21

72

Gerald Robertson

Germanton, NC

22

78

K.C. Myers

Lexington, NC

23

42

Phillip Wright

King, NC

24

24

A.J. Sanders

Mocksville, NC

 


Final Points Standings

Farm Bureau Insurance Modified Series

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

POINTS

83

Tim Brown

Cana, VA

796

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

756

53

Jonathan Brown

Kernersville, NC

731

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

730

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

670

70

Alfred Hill

Jonesville, NC

592

40

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

581

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

577

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

576

75

Robert Jeffreys

Winston-Salem, NC

566

77

Lee Jeffreys

High Point, NC

551

72

Brent Elliott

Denton, NC

527

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

474

31

Gene Pack

Walkertown, NC

466

45

Lee Stimpson

Lewisville, NC

301

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

284

3

Terry Gaither

Walkertown, NC

241

51

Stan Welborn

Germanton, NC

213

99

Kevin Powell

Winston-Salem, NC

147

12

Mike Norman

Lewisville, NC

133

97

Bryan Dauzat

Midland,NC

123

33

Matt Caldwell

Lexington, NC

117

20

Jeremy Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

106

28

Mike Adams

Winston-Salem, NC

88

14

Bobby Hutchens

Lexington, NC

80

81

Austin Pack

Walkertown, NC

80

11

Ricky Knapp

Rochester, NY

52

79

Ronnie Silk

Norwalk,CT

44

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

26

78

Susan Harwell

Elkin, NC

26

28

Ricky Gregg

Colfax, NC

20

00

Ricky Tatum

Kernersville, NC

4

 

Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

POINTS

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

661

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

649

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

638

18

Kenny Bost

Kernersville, NC

636

70

Gary Ledbetter

Lexington, NC

619

23

Scott Hall

Walkertown, NC

589

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

588

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

568

79

Steven Berrier

Germanton, NC

561

05

Kyle Edwards

King, NC

548

44

Daniel Beeson

Kernersville, NC

516

30

Mike Evans

King, NC

515

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

480

77

Keith McMichael

Belews Creek, NC

461

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

407

3

Jeff Garrison

Winston-Salem, NC

407

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

374

13

Luke Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

369

00

Shaun Cockerham

East Bend, NC

297

9

David Adams

Yadkinville, NC

291

64

Steve Truell

Midway,NC

245

8

Darin Redmon

Walkertown, NC

153

35

David Sell

Winston-Salem, NC

147

12

Brad Smith

Winston-Salem, NC

144

75

Chad Brooks

Winston-Salem, NC

134

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

129

7

Ronnie Barron

Lexington, NC

105

0

Steve Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

93

99

T.J. Moran

East Bend, NC

86

17

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

47

07

Matthew Silveri

Midway,NC

43

28

John Gregg

Winston-Salem, NC

43

31

Ryan Nelson

Winston-Salem, NC

23

72

Mike Robertson

Lexington, NC

20

10

Tate Henley

Winston-Salem, NC

19

29

Justin Hoyle

Winston-Salem, NC

12

 

104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

POINTS

1

David Sumner

Trinity, NC

790

69

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

782

15

Jerry Helms

Winston-Salem, NC

724

27

Matt Cotner

Rural Hall, NC

712

25

Johnny Arnder

Mount Airy, NC

620

11

Richard Reeves

Cooleemee, NC

592

00

Donnie Martin

Wallburg, NC

582

12

Doug Wall

Pfafftown, NC

580

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

538

16

Allen Henkel

Trinity, NC

530

44

Daniel Fishel

Greensboro, NC

520

18

Tim Vaden

Kernersville, NC

510

2

Willie Wall

Winston-Salem, NC

484

13

Kevin Gilbert

Mocksville, NC

480

04

Reggie Doub

Germanton, NC

474

14

Randy Larimore

Walkertown, NC

436

3

Michael Nichols

Trinity, NC

426

99

Billy Gregg

Winston-Salem, NC

310

06

Leon Hutchens

Winston-Salem, NC

292

99

John McNeal

Winston-Salem, NC

244

8

K.J. Stimpson

Lewisville, NC

224

21

Justin Taylor

King, NC

210

20

Brian Doty

Winston-Salem, NC

198

98

Jody Fritts

Winston-Salem, NC

166

97

Hal Seats

Yadkinville, NC

98

31

Ryan Nelson

Winston-Salem, NC

94

4

Darren Cotner

Rural Hall, NC

52

41

Frank Fritts

Kernersville, NC

44

22

Brian Wall

Winston-Salem, NC

42

20

David Joyce

Kernersville, NC

20

05

Spencer Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

16

4

Billy Cotner

King, NC

12

60

Ethan Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

12

 

Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

POINTS

22

Dale Barneycastle

Mocksville, NC

784

39

Jimmy Absher

Rural Hall, NC

754

24

A.J. Sanders

Mocksville, NC

632

11

Wayne Hill

Kernersville, NC

586

56

Johnny Burke

Midway, NC

560

68

Glenn Hamilton

Winston-Salem, NC

556

00

Adam Baker

Winston-Salem, NC

556

4

Andrew Sanders

Mocksville, NC

518

1

Rob Young

Winston-Salem, NC

512

23

Kenny Dixon

Pfafftown, NC

508

70

D.J. Moore

Germanton, NC

490

21

Kevin L. Neal

Walkertown, NC

484

44

Michael Wells

Yadkinville, NC

440

79

Chris Allison

Mocksville, NC

426

72

Gerald Robertson

Germanton, NC

422

26

Derek Taylor

Yadkinville, NC

414

34

Chris Lawing

King, NC

408

98

T.J. Cox

Winston-Salem, NC

406

01

Jason Keaton

Mocksville, NC

402

99

Matt Hill

Yadkinville, NC

396

28

Robert Mabe

Winston-Salem, NC

386

83

A.J. Quakenbush

Winston-Salem, NC

368

60

Ted Mickalowski

Mocksville, NC

352

8

Shane Southard

Yadkinville, NC

350

78

K.C. Myers

Lexington, NC

334

42

Phillip Wright

King, NC

316

36

William Chilton

Eden, NC

298

7

James Allison

Mocksville, NC

292

03

Ray Forrest

Winston-Salem, NC

290

77

Randy McElveen

Winston-Salem, NC

290

62

Kevin Hedgecock

Thomasville, NC

288

90

Brandon Crotts

King, NC

284

71

Archie Sanders

Mocksville, NC

282

69

Matt Keller

Advance, NC

268

3

Mike McKnight

Pfafftown, NC

264

67

Jason Asbury

King, NC

256

33

Gary Brewer

Germanton, NC

238

49

Rodney Sears

Lexington, NC

234

27

Darren Cotner

King, NC

226

47

Kevin C. Neal

Danbury, NC

224

41

Bobby Yountz

Clemmons, NC

224

99

Jordan Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

208

35

Steve Myers

Pfafftown, NC

204

93

Robert Collins

Winston-Salem, NC

198

86

Tim Smith

Kernersville, NC

192

97

Nick Collens

King, NC

182

30

Tommy Stewart

Winston-Salem, NC

170

84

Wesley Thompson

Mocksville, NC

162

20

Bobby Harrison

Walkertown, NC

160

32

Roger Vogler

Winston-Salem, NC

152

37

Steve Smith

Kannapolis, NC

150

33

Travis Brewer

Germanton, NC

148

73

April Myers

Lexington, NC

124

4

Steven Sanders

Mocksville, NC

116

95

Billy Cameron Jr

Salisbury, NC

102

19

Richard Brannock

King, NC

100

88

Marty Freedle

Lexington, NC

100

12

Paul Wark

Winston-Salem, NC

94

2

Brandon Lucas

Asheboro,NC

92

50

David Conner

Sandy Ridge, NC

86

15

April Hopkins

Walnut Cove, NC

82

04

Brian Hawks

Advance, NC

78

13

Ben Brown

Westfield,NC

78

66

Chad Hopkins

Winston-Salem, NC

72

6

Dale Patterson

Winston-Salem, NC

52

17

Kyle Southern

King, NC

52

20

Jack Rash

Clemmons, NC

50

2

Nolan Marshall

Tobaccoville, NC

48

48

Bobby Smith, Jr

Lexington, NC

44

65

John Patterson

Welcome, NC

42

13

Matt Dilner

Concord,NC

40

66

David Hopkins

Winston-Salem, NC

40

9

Robbie Shrewsbury

Walnut Cove, NC

40

17

Andy Southern

Winston-Salem, NC

36

44

Randy Lineberry

Winston-Salem, NC

32

86

Tyler Ziglar

Kernersville, NC

30

2

Steve Holleman, Jr

Winston-Salem, NC

30

51

Matt Brelsford

Salisbury, NC

30

20

Donna Rash

Clemmons, NC

12

34

Jeremy Smith

King, NC

2