Burt Myers Takes Slim Points Lead at Bowman Gray
2010 shaping up to be much stronger for Myers than 2009.

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Burt Myers started off last season at Bowman Gray Stadium with a streak of mechanical problems and bad luck, putting the Walnut Cove resident behind in the points race. He came on strong at the end of the season but could never overcome the points gap between him and Tim Brown of Cana, VA.
            Now in 2010, Myers is smiling. Three races into the season, he’s passed Tim Brown for the points lead in the Bill Plemmons RV World Modified Series. Myers qualified third in the first scheduled 25-lapper last Saturday, while Brown only managed a sixth place qualifying effort.
            As the race started, Myers darted past Randy Butner of Pfafftown to claim second – and then proceeded to put the pressure on pole-starter Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg. Jeffreys would defend the lead, giving Myers a second-place finish.
            The performance allowed Myers to claim the points lead. But a fifth place finish by Tim Brown puts him only one point behind Myers.
            As if the points race wasn’t tight enough, Lee Jeffreys’ win on Saturday moves him up to tie Brown for second in the points – putting him within easy striking distance of the points lead. Jeffreys has made it his aim to show that he’s as strong of a competitor as the drivers who receive so much attention on television – and moving this close to the points lead has certainly done that.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, hard-charging Derek Stoltz of Walkertown fought his way through the field to claim an 11th- and second-place finish on Saturday, strengthening his points lead.
            Ryan Robertson of Winston-Salem moves up to second with a ninth and an eighth place finish. Michael Adams of Yadkinville drops down to third in the points after finishing 18th and 9th.
            Reigning Champion Ronnie Clifton of Walkertown took the checkered in the second Sportsman race of last event, boosting him from 14th up to 7th in the points, and Pinnacle resident Barry Edwards’ third and fourth place finishes move him from ninth up to fourth in the points.
            The K&N Filters Street Stock 50, the longest and most prestigious race of the season for the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series, was postponed due to rain on Saturday. Last season’s Rookie-of-the-Year Zack Clifton of Walkertown had the fastest qualifying lap. After the top six qualifiers redrew for starting position, veteran Doug Wall plucked the pole as his starting spot.
            In the Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series, one of the scheduled two races was completed on Saturday. However, the rain postponed the completion of the second race, meaning that the points races won’t be updated until after this Saturday’s racing.
            This Saturday is the fast and furious USG Modified 50 for the Bill Plemmons RV World Modified Series. The top 6 qualifiers will redraw for starting position, and the Double-File “Choice” Restart Rule will be in effect. The action-packed night, featuring racing for all four divisions, is presented by 100.3 the Buzz – and don’t forget about the 109 U-Pull-It Chain Race at the end of the night. Gates open at 6:00 for practice, qualifying begins at 7:10, 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

1

Burt Myers

114

24

2

77

Lee Jeffreys

113

25

 

83

Tim Brown

113

21

4

11

Zach Brewer

93

15

5

40

Brad Robbins

84

12

6

4

Jason Myers

81

17

7

69

Junior Miller

76

10

 

17

Brian King

76

18

9

5

Randy Butner

72

22

 

70

Alfred Hill

72

14

11

75

Robert Jeffreys

66

2

12

53

Jonathan Brown

65

23

13

23

Brian Loftin

64

8

14

71

Dean Ward

63

13

15

72

Brent Elliott

55

9

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

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

02

Derek Stoltz

135

39

2

23

Ryan Robertson

115

35

3

19

Michael Adams

108

25

4

50

Barry Edwards

103

45

 

05

Kyle Edwards

103

23

6

13

Luke Fleming

100

21

7

66

Ronnie Clifton

93

41

8

38

Mitch Gales

91

41

9

68

Robbie Brewer

90

42

 

18

Kenny Bost

90

32

11

21

Tommy Neal

88

24

12

31

Ryan Nelson

83

31

 

64

Steven Truell

83

26

14

69

Joseph Brown

81

28

15

44

Daniel Beeson

77

16

104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series Current Points Standings
(Points Standings as of May 8 due to rain postponement)

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
(Points Standings as of May 8 due to rain postponement)

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