Myers, Brown Swap Luck at Bowman Gray
Who will be strong after this Saturday’s Double Points Night?

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) 2010 continues to be a reversal of fortunes from the 2009 season at Bowman Gray Stadium.
            Last season, it seemed like Burt Myers of Walnut Cove couldn’t catch a break. He battled with repeated mechanical problems and run-ins on the track which added up to a series of poor finishes at the start of the season. The first few weeks of competition left him with a points deficit that he was unable to overcome. Meanwhile, Tim Brown of Cana, VA flawlessly racked up a string of strong performances and went on to win the championship for the Bill Plemmons RV World Modified Series.
            Now in 2010, the situation has switched. Brown has uncharacteristically finished 12th and 13th in the last two events, erasing the points lead he held earlier in the season. He now ranks fourth on the points ladder, a full 37 points away from Myers.
            Myers, on the other hand, has only improved as the season has gone along. The season-opener left Myers with a sixth-place finish – but in the four races since then, Myers has piloted his #1 car to three wins and one second-place finish – including winning the Whelen 100 in last event.
            But both competitors know that plenty of trials are still left ahead of them. In particular, this Saturday will be key in their battle for the championship. It will be Double Points Night – and the racing docket will feature twin 25-lap Modified races.
            With the starting lineup for the first 25-lapper being based strictly off qualifying, Brown will have his chance for redemption: Brown has qualified on the pole three out of five times so far in 2010 – but he still knows that Myers will be tough competition.
            “That #1 car is pretty stout right now and running well. He’s hooked up,” said Brown, who also adds that he’s not too disheartened with his recent performance. “You can’t win them all, so we’re just doing the best we can trying to build the fastest race car and come over here and win races. We’ve got wrecked a couple of times this year, and we’re not complaining about it. It’s part of racing. We take the good with the bad,” said Brown.
            Myers knows that he’ll have his work cut out for him this Saturday – and every Saturday at Bowman Gray Stadium. “Over here you just take it one week at a time. You can’t ever let your guard down,” said Myers.
            Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg fought his way forward from a 12th place start to finish second on Saturday, keeping him right behind Myers on the points rankings. Rookie Zach Brewer of Winston-Salem shows that he has what it takes to compete with the veterans at Bowman Gray: Brewer currently sits third in the points. Tim Brown ranks fourth.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Derek Stoltz of Walkertown continues to power ahead. Stoltz took the checkered in the first race of last event, keeping him in the points lead. Ryan Robertson of Winston-Salem is right on his heels though.
            John McNeal of Winston-Salem was involved in a collision on Saturday which forced him to pit early and finish 20th. He relinquishes the points lead and drops down to second. Matt Cotner of Rural Hall takes his place, jumping up into the points lead after finishing fifth on Saturday.
            In the Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series, Gerald Robertson of Germanton soared on Saturday – claiming victory in the first 15-lapper. The win continues Robertson’s dominance in the Stadium Stock Series: out of five races, Robertson has finished in the top three each and every time. Saturday’s win strengthens his points lead. Wayne Hill of Kernersville moves up to second in the points after taking the checkered in the second Stadium Stock race.
            This Saturday is the longest and most prestigious race of the season for the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series – it’s the Center For Clinical Research Sportsman 100. And the infamous Double-File “Choice” Restart Rule will be in effect. There will also be racing for the Modified, Street Stock, and Stadium Stock Divisions – and each race will be worth double the normal points. Plus, the evening will conclude with a bang: the second 109 U-Pull-It Chain Race of the season.
            Gates open at 6:00 for practice, qualifying begins at 6:45, 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

214

50

2

77

Lee Jeffreys

193

48

3

11

Zach Brewer

179

38

4

83

Tim Brown

167

26

5

53

Jonathan Brown

151

46

6

69

Junior Miller

148

34

7

4

Jason Myers

143

20

8

23

Brian Loftin

142

32

9

40

Brad Robbins

138

30

10

75

Robert Jeffreys

124

28

11

70

Alfred Hill

120

4

12

71

Dean Ward

119

36

13

5

Randy Butner

116

18

14

72

Brent Elliott

107

16

15

17

Brian King

98

0

 

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

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

02

Derek Stoltz

204

39

2

23

Ryan Robertson

190

35

3

68

Robbie Brewer

173

40

4

21

Tommy Neal

170

40

5

05

Kyle Edwards

168

35

6

66

Ronnie Clifton

162

37

7

50

Barry Edwards

159

21

8

64

Steven Truell

149

35

9

86

Taylor Branch

148

34

10

38

Mitch Gales

142

36

 

13

Luke Fleming

142

33

12

18

Kenny Bost

141

35

13

19

Michael Adams

140

14

14

72

Bryant Robertson

128

21

15

69

Joseph Brown

117

14

 

104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

27

Matt Cotner

180

42

2

99

John McNeal

158

12

3

12

Doug Wall

152

38

4

98

Billy Gregg

144

44

5

81

Zack Clifton

142

48

6

22

Brian Wall

138

50

7

04

Reggie Doub

132

22

8

44

Daniel Fishel

128

40

9

16

Allen Henkel

126

46

10

13

Kevin Gilbert

116

20

11

9

Darren Cotner

104

36

12

1

David Sumner

102

14

13

07

Kenneth Stimpson

94

18

 

01

Donnie Martin

94

0

15

11

Richard Reeves

86

30

 

Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

72

Gerald Robertson

238

50

2

11

Wayne Hill

220

50

3

34

Chris Lawing

214

42

4

16

Stephen Sanders

196

16

 

01

Jason Keaton

196

44

6

39

Jimmy Absher

194

46

7

23

Kenny Dixon

192

24

8

24

A.J. Sanders

190

48

9

8

Shane Southard

188

34

 

00

Adam Baker

188

46

11

22

Dale Barneycastle

182

40

12

26

Derek Taylor

166

38

 

1

Rob Young

166

40

14

17

Andy Southern

164

32

15

77

Randy McElveen

158

36