Myers Loses Ground to Jeffreys at Bowman Gray
Qualifying performance set the stage for a swing in the points.

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) All it took was one lap for Burt Myers’ points lead to be cut by more than half.
            Starting position for the first 25-lapper on Saturday for the Bill Plemmons RV World Modified Series was determined strictly by qualifying time trials, so that crucial qualifying lap would be the key to a strong finish. Since he was the points leader, Burt Myers of Walnut Cove was the first competitor to take his qualifying attempt.
            The #1 car of Myers turned a disappointing time which would end up being 19th fastest out of 20 competitors – giving him a starting position towards the back of the field. Myers feels that being the first one out of the gate to qualify gives him a disadvantage, since he is the first to encounter any poor track conditions – and he feels that loose rubber on the track combined with Saturday’s heat and humidity were to blame for his uncharacteristically poor qualifying attempt.
            Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg was the second driver to make his qualifying lap – but Jeffreys was able to avoid the same fate as Myers. Instead, Jeffreys’ lap was good enough to earn him a second place start.
            When the green flag fell in the first Modified race, Jeffreys was able to steal the lead away from pole-sitter Terry Gaither of Walkertown. While Jeffreys soared ahead in the lead, Myers fought hard to push his way through the field to a 14th place finish.
            Then came another tense moment for Myers’ fans: the drawing of the Four Seasons Home Improvement “Madhouse Scramble” number. Jeffreys would pluck an 8, 10, 12, 14, or 16 out of a bag – and that would be the number of positions that were inverted for the start of the second race. If a 14 was drawn, Myers would start on the pole. A 16 would have him starting third. But any other number would have Myers starting towards the rear of the field.
            Unfortunately for Myers, Jeffreys plucked a 10 out of the bag – starting Jeffreys several positions ahead of Myers for the second race. With several incidents occurring at the front of the field, Jeffreys was able to make his way up to a third place finish. Myers finished right behind him in fourth.
            After the dust settled, Jeffreys stays second in the points behind Myers – but Myers’ points lead is reduced from 25 down to only 11. Zach Brewer of Winston-Salem maintains his third place standing.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, there continues to be a tight points race between Robbie Brewer of Winston-Salem and Ryan Robertson of Winston-Salem. Robertson led Brewer by only one point entering Saturday’s races. But Brewer finished slightly better in last event, moving him up to a slim two-point lead over Robertson.
            Matt Cotner of Rural Hall was involved in a collision during Saturday’s 20-lapper for the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series. He keeps the points lead, but the gap that separates him from the rest of the field was chopped down. Billy Gregg of Winston-Salem and John McNeal of Winston-Salem jump up to second and third in the points. Doug Wall of Pfafftown slips down to tie McNeal for third.
            In the Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series, Jason Keaton claimed victory in Saturday’s Craftsman Stadium Stock 50, moving him up to third in the points. Jimmy Absher finishes third, moving him to a mere two points out of the lead. Wayne Hill maintains the top spot, barely above Absher.
            This Saturday will be the most exciting racing at the absolute best price: it’s Renegade $1 Ladies’ Night. Female fans get in for only one dollar to see all the racing action. The Renegade 100 is on the schedule, with lineup being determined by random draw and the double-file restart rule handling the cautions. Plus there will be racing for the Sportsman, Street Stock, and Stadium Stock Divisions – and the night ends with the always exciting 109 U-Pull-It Demolition Derby!
            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

324

34

2

77

Lee Jeffreys

313

48

3

11

Zach Brewer

263

32

4

83

Tim Brown

257

28

 

23

Brian Loftin

257

29

6

69

Junior Miller

233

17

7

4

Jason Myers

228

23

8

70

Alfred Hill

223

43

9

13

Chris Fleming

214

32

10

53

Jonathan Brown

208

41

11

5

Randy Butner

207

27

12

25

John Smith

204

47

13

75

Robert Jeffreys

195

11

14

71

Dean Ward

191

26

15

40

Brad Robbins

186

0

 

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

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

68

Robbie Brewer

304

35

2

23

Ryan Robertson

302

32

3

05

Kyle Edwards

288

32

4

50

Barry Edwards

283

40

5

86

Taylor Branch

267

43

6

02

Derek Stoltz

256

40

7

66

Ronnie Clifton

254

24

8

18

Kenny Bost

250

37

9

70

Gary Ledbetter

237

40

10

38

Mitch Gales

218

40

11

17

Kevin Neal

214

41

12

21

Tommy Neal

210

32

13

64

Steven Truell

202

25

14

72

Bryant Robertson

192

8

15

44

Daniel Beeson

190

37

 

104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

27

Matt Cotner

314

34

2

98

Billy Gregg

266

46

3

99

John McNeal

262

44

 

12

Doug Wall

262

30

5

04

Reggie Doub

260

32

6

81

Zack Clifton

240

42

7

07

Kenneth Stimpson

234

48

8

1

David Sumner

214

40

9

10

Jody Fritts

210

50

10

9

Darren Cotner

196

24

11

18

Tim Vaden

188

16

12

44

Daniel Fishel

186

38

13

78

K.C. Myers

168

22

14

22

Brian Wall

162

 

15

13

Kevin Gilbert

150

18

 

Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

11

Wayne Hill

342

34

2

39

Jimmy Absher

340

46

3

01

Jason Keaton

326

50

4

22

Dale Barneycastle

322

44

5

24

A.J. Sanders

296

38

6

72

Gerald Robertson

290

40

7

26

Derek Taylor

284

26

8

00

Adam Baker

280

28

9

16

Stephen Sanders

272

0

10

23

Kenny Dixon

252

0

11

56

Johnny Burke

250

24

 

34

Chris Lawing

250

16

13

1

Rob Young

230

36

 

17

Andy Southern

230

10

15

4

Andrew Sanders

228

22