Brown Looking for Record-Breaker at Bowman Gray
Last season’s champion currently has slight points lead in 2010.

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Before the 2010 season even started at Bowman Gray Stadium, Tim Brown of Cana, VA had one thing on his mind more than anything else: winning the championship.
            Last season, Brown achieved his goal of winning eight Modified titles, tying Ralph Brinkley for the most Modified Championships in the 61-year history of Bowman Gray Stadium. And Brown has his eyes set on being the only person at the top of the ladder of Stadium champions.
            He started the year off strongly in the Bill Plemmons RV World Modified Series with a victory in the Tucson 200, and things were looking great for him again on Saturday during the Bill Plemmons RV World 100. Brown drew 10th as his start but rocketed up towards the front in quick fashion.
            During the first double-file “choice” restart, Brown chose to go to the outside to challenge Junior Miller of Danbury for the lead. Brown didn’t succeed – but that didn’t stop him from trying again on the very next restart, where Brown did complete the pass for the lead.
            Brown’s #83 car then settled into a groove while the #1 car of Walnut Cove resident Burt Myers was climbing through the field. Myers drove a back-up car for the season-opening Tucson 200 after severely damaging his primary car in practice sessions. But on Saturday, Myers was ready to take his old, faithful car to Victory Lane.
            Myers went to the outside lane at almost every double-file restart in an attempt to gain as many positions as possible. And on lap 66, Myers had the chance to finally pull up beside Brown. Now Myers would see if his mainstay racecar really did have what it takes to beat the #83.
            As the green flag fell, Brown got tapped slightly from behind – just enough to throw him off the pace. Myers took advantage of Brown’s falter and closed down on the inside lane to steal the lead. Moments later, Brown received a stout tap from Zach Brewer of Winston-Salem, sending Brown heading into the fence. Not only did Brown’s checkered flag hopes fade away, but the points battle had to weigh heavy on his mind as Brown dropped from the lead to 11th place.
            But Brown refused to give up, taking to the outside at the next double-file restart and motoring hard to claw back up to a fifth place finish. Myers ended up claiming the checkered.
            Brown’s performance keeps him in the points lead – but just barely. Myers’ victory boosts him up to second place, only two points behind Brown. Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg is a close third - only two points behind Myers.
            In the points standings for the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Derek Stoltz of Walkertown leads the way. To add to his victory on opening night, Stoltz claimed a fourth and second place finish on Saturday. Michael Adams of Yadkinville finished second and 11th on Saturday, giving him a second-place ranking in the points. Ryan Robertson of Winston-Salem and Kyle Edwards of King tie for third in the points.
            Matt Cotner of Rural Hall brought home the win on Saturday in the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series. The victory bumps him up to second in the points standings. John McNeal of Winston-Salem currently rests on top of the points ladder after finishing second for both races so far in 2010.
            In the Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series, Ted Mickalowski of Mocksville is currently on top of the points rankings. In two races, Mickalowski has racked up two victories – a rare accomplishment that gives him a strong head start in the 2010 points race. Veteran Gerald Robertson of Germanton is second in the points, with Kenny Dixon of Pfafftown ranking third in the points after his win on Saturday.
            This Saturday is the longest and most prestigious race of the season for the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series: it’s the K&N Filters Street Stock 50. In addition to the 50-lapper, there will be racing for the Modified, Sportsman, and Stadium Stock Divisions. Gates open at 6:00 for practice, qualifying begins at 6:50, 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.

Bill Plemmons RV World Modified Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

83

Tim Brown

92

42

2

1

Burt Myers

90

50

3

77

Lee Jeffreys

88

40

4

11

Zach Brewer

78

32

5

40

Brad Robbins

72

44

6

69

Junior Miller

66

22

7

75

Robert Jeffreys

64

28

 

4

Jason Myers

64

34

9

70

Alfred Hill

58

38

 

17

Brian King

58

20

11

23

Brian Loftin

56

48

12

71

Dean Ward

50

8

 

5

Randy Butner

50

36

 

99

Kevin Powell

50

18

15

72

Brent Elliott

46

46

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

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

02

Derek Stoltz

96

46

2

19

Michael Adams

83

39

3

23

Ryan Robertson

80

32

 

05

Kyle Edwards

80

40

5

13

Luke Fleming

79

33

6

86

Taylor Branch

68

26

7

21

Tommy Neal

64

30

8

44

Daniel Beeson

61

23

9

50

Barry Edwards

58

42

 

18

Kenny Bost

58

26

11

64

Steven Truell

57

35

12

70

Gary Ledbetter

55

27

13

69

Joseph Brown

53

27

14

31

Ryan Nelson

52

40

 

66

Ronnie Clifton

52

22

104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

99

John McNeal

96

48

2

27

Matt Cotner

90

50

3

12

Doug Wall

84

40

4

13

Kevin Gilbert

72

30

5

1

David Sumner

70

36

6

01

Donnie Martin

68

38

7

04

Reggie Doub

64

44

8

98

Billy Gregg

60

28

9

11

Richard Reeves

56

18

10

81

Zack Clifton

52

6

 

44

Daniel Fishel

52

34

12

10

Jody Fritts

50

-

 

22

Brian Wall

50

42

14

16

Allen Henkel

46

46

 

18

Tim Vaden

46

10

Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

60

Ted Mickalowski

100

50

2

72

Gerald Robertson

94

46

3

23

Kenny Dixon

92

50

4

11

Wayne Hill

90

42

5

34

Chris Lawing

84

44

 

16

Stephen Sanders

84

40

7

8

Shane Southard

80

34

8

7

James Allison

74

28

 

22

Dale Barneycastle

74

38

 

77

Randy McElveen

74

36

11

00

Adam Baker

72

34

12

1

Rob Young

70

44

 

14

Ken Bridges

70

28

14

04

Jason Tutterow

66

40

 

33

Gary Brewer

66

38