Myers Soars While Brown Slips in Points at Bowman Gray
Myers strengthens points lead heading into Whelen 100.

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Hard work. That’s been the key to Burt  Myers’ recent success: hard work on the track and hard work off the track.
            “The car’s running exceptionally well right now. We continuously work on it,” said Myers. “Some people say, ‘If your car’s running well, why do you keep coming back on Saturday morning practice?’ Whenever we quit working is whenever everyone else is going to keep working and pass us. So we’re just staying on top of it. We’re trying different things just to keep getting better and better - and right now it’s paying off.”
            Myers had to work hard on Saturday to grab the lead – and then to keep it for caution after caution as Brian Loftin tried again and again to steal the top spot away. The victory keeps Myers in the points lead.
            Reigning Champion Tim Brown of Cana, VA had a disappointing night on Saturday. Things looked fine at first after Brown qualified on the pole for the USG Modified 50 for the Bill Plemmons RV World Modified Series. Then after drawing a starting position of third, Brown stole the lead away from Burt Myers on lap 8.
            Brown’s night took a turn for the worst as Myers began nailing the rear bumper of Brown in an attempt to steal back the lead. Two laps later, Brown was sent sliding to the outside after a bump from Myers. Brown was caught on the outside and fell back several positions – only to be involved in several more incidents throughout the race.
            “We had a fast race car, sat on the pole, and had a good car in the race. We just got in about three or four wrecks there and got torn up – we just didn’t have a good night,” said Brown. “Burt went on and won the race and I got beat back through the field towards the rear. We ended up getting turned twice and wound up finishing poorly.”
            Brown slips down to third in the points as a result of his 12th place finish. Rookie Zach Brewer of Winston-Salem finished second on Saturday, boosting him up to tie Brown for third in the points – an impressive feat for a Modified rookie. Wallburg resident Lee Jeffreys’ 10th place finish on Saturday keeps him second in the points standings.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Derek Stoltz of Walkertown loses a little ground in the points race. Stoltz was involved in an incident in the second Sportsman race that relegated him to a 19th place finish. Stoltz holds on to the points lead but the healthy gap that separated him from the rest of the pack is whittled down to only 10 points.
            Ryan Robertson of Winston-Salem finishes an impressive fourth and eighth on Saturday, keeping him second in the points and moving him closer to overtaking Stoltz. Barry Edwards of Pinnacle moves up to third in the points after finishing 11th and sixth.
            John McNeal of Winston-Salem claimed the checkered in the K&N Filters Street Stock 50 on Saturday – the longest and most prestigious race of the season for the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series. The win keeps McNeal on top of the points ladder. But Matt Cotner of Rural Hall, who entered Saturday’s event ranked second in the points, finished second place on Saturday – keeping McNeal’s points gains to a minimum.
            In the Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series, Gerald Robertson of Germanton takes over the points lead – putting the veteran of nearly 50 years the closest he’s ever been to a points championship. Stephen Sanders of Midway, son of former champion A.J. Sanders, leaps from fifth to second in the points after finishing second on Saturday.
            This Saturday is the best racing action for the best price around: it’s Whelen $1 Ladies’ Night featuring the Whelen 100 for the Modifieds – and it’s all presented by 105.7 Hit Music Now. There will be a full-field draw for position, and the infamous Double-File “Choice” Restart Rule will be in effect.
            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

164

50

2

77

Lee Jeffreys

145

32

3

83

Tim Brown

141

28

 

11

Zach Brewer

141

48

5

4

Jason Myers

123

42

6

70

Alfred Hill

116

44

7

69

Junior Miller

114

38

8

23

Brian Loftin

110

46

9

40

Brad Robbins

108

24

10

53

Jonathan Brown

105

40

11

5

Randy Butner

98

26

 

17

Brian King

98

22

13

75

Robert Jeffreys

96

30

14

72

Brent Elliott

91

36

15

71

Dean Ward

83

20

 

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

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

02

Derek Stoltz

165

30

2

23

Ryan Robertson

155

40

3

50

Barry Edwards

138

35

4

68

Robbie Brewer

133

43

 

05

Kyle Edwards

133

30

6

21

Tommy Neal

130

42

7

19

Michael Adams

126

18

8

66

Ronnie Clifton

125

32

9

86

Taylor Branch

114

42

 

64

Steven Truell

114

31

11

13

Luke Fleming

109

9

12

72

Bryant Robertson

107

42

13

38

Mitch Gales

106

15

 

18

Kenny Bost

106

16

15

69

Joseph Brown

103

22

 

104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

99

John McNeal

146

50

2

27

Matt Cotner

138

48

3

12

Doug Wall

114

30

4

04

Reggie Doub

110

46

5

98

Billy Gregg

100

40

6

13

Kevin Gilbert

96

24

7

81

Zack Clifton

94

42

 

01

Donnie Martin

94

26

9

22

Brian Wall

88

38

 

44

Daniel Fishel

88

36

 

1

David Sumner

88

18

12

16

Allen Henkel

80

34

13

18

Tim Vaden

78

32

14

07

Kenneth Stimpson

76

44

15

9

Darren Cotner

68

22

 

Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

72

Gerald Robertson

188

94

2

16

Stephen Sanders

180

96

3

34

Chris Lawing

172

88

4

11

Wayne Hill

170

80

5

23

Kenny Dixon

168

76

6

8

Shane Southard

154

74

7

01

Jason Keaton

152

92

8

39

Jimmy Absher

148

96

9

24

A.J. Sanders

142

100

 

22

Dale Barneycastle

142

68

 

00

Adam Baker

142

70

12

17

Andy Southern

132

72

13

60

Ted Mickalowski

128

28

 

26

Derek Taylor

128

92

15

1

Rob Young

126

56