Myers Hangs onto Points Lead at Bowman Gray
Double-file restarts help the championship hopeful battle through the field.

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) It looked, at first, like Lee Jeffreys was set to possibly take the points lead at Bowman Gray Stadium.
            Starting position for Saturday’s Renegade 100 for the Bill Plemmons RV World Modified Series was determined by random draw. And as luck would have it, championship hopeful Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg drew the pole with points leader Burt Myers of Walnut Cove drawing 24th as his starting spot. With two points being awarded per position, Jeffreys needed to finish only six positions ahead of Myers to take over the points lead.
            Thankfully for Myers, the Double-File “Choice” Restart Rule was in effect as well, giving Myers one more tool to utilize in an attempt to work his way to the front. Seven cautions meant seven double-file restarts, and Myers made wise decisions each time on whether to take the inside or outside lane.
            Myers steered clear of the incidents that took out some other competitors, and the #1 car of Myers steadily made its way through the field. By the mid-point in the race, Myers had already climbed up to eighth place.
            Meanwhile, Lee Jeffreys battled with Burt Myers’ brother, Jason Myers, for the lead. Jeffreys was able to beat Jason Myers on the first few attempts, but a minor slip on a double-file restart was all that it took for Jeffreys to drop back to second.
            Jeffreys chose to play it conservative and consistently choose the inside row, feeling that his car performed better in the inner groove. Jeffreys fell back to fifth. Burt Myers moved up to sixth and was seeking to pass by Jeffreys, but the #77 car of Jeffreys was able to hold strong.
            When the checkered flag waved, Jason Myers came away with the win. Brother Burt finished sixth, and Lee Jeffreys finished right in front of him in fifth. Burt maintains his points lead, although Jeffreys whittles another two points away from the gap that separates him from Myers.
            Tim Brown of Cana, VA, who unsuccessfully challenged Jason Myers for the lead, moves up to third in the points. Brian Loftin of Lexington holds onto the fourth place ranking. Jason Myers’ win boosts him up to the fifth spot on the points ladder.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Ryan Robertson of Winston-Salem claims second in the first race and sixth in the second race, moving him back into the points lead. Robbie Brewer of Winston-Salem drops down to second in the points after a collision in the second race moved him from the front of the field to a 22nd place finish.
            Kyle Edwards of King maintains his third place standing, and Taylor Branch, who won on Saturday, moves up to fourth in the points.
            Saturday was another good night for Billy Gregg of Winston-Salem. He finished second in the 20-lapper for the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series, keeping him second in the points. Gregg continues to attack the points lead held by Matt Cotner of Rural Hall. Cotner finished seventh, reducing his points from 48 to 38.
            Reggie Doub of Germanton jumps up to third in the points after a third place finish on Saturday. John McNeal of Winston-Salem drops down to fourth in the points standings.
            In the Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series, Jimmy Absher of Rural Hall barely slips into the points lead, as Wayne Hill of Kernersville drops down to second. Dale Barneycastle of Mocksville moves up to the third spot on the points ladder.
            This Saturday is Baity’s Discount Tire Sales Night. There’s a 60-lap double-file restart Sportsman race on the schedule, as well as races for the Modifieds, Street Stock, and Stadium Stock Divisions. And in honor of our nation, the Special Forces Parachute Team will perform a jump.
            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

364

40

2

77

Lee Jeffreys

355

42

3

83

Tim Brown

305

48

4

23

Brian Loftin

293

36

5

4

Jason Myers

278

50

6

11

Zach Brewer

273

10

7

13

Chris Fleming

260

46

8

70

Alfred Hill

257

34

9

25

John Smith

248

44

10

53

Jonathan Brown

246

38

11

69

Junior Miller

241

8

12

5

Randy Butner

223

16

13

40

Brad Robbins

214

28

14

71

Dean Ward

209

18

 

75

Robert Jeffreys

209

14

 

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

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

23

Ryan Robertson

346

44

2

68

Robbie Brewer

326

22

3

05

Kyle Edwards

322

34

4

86

Taylor Branch

309

42

5

50

Barry Edwards

298

15

6

02

Derek Stoltz

284

28

7

66

Ronnie Clifton

283

29

8

18

Kenny Bost

279

29

9

21

Tommy Neal

259

49

10

17

Kevin Neal

257

43

11

38

Mitch Gales

243

25

12

70

Gary Ledbetter

237

0

13

64

Steven Truell

215

13

14

72

Bryant Robertson

214

22

15

44

Daniel Beeson

205

15

 

104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

27

Matt Cotner

352

38

2

98

Billy Gregg

314

48

3

04

Reggie Doub

306

46

4

99

John McNeal

296

34

5

81

Zack Clifton

282

42

6

1

David Sumner

264

50

7

07

Kenneth Stimpson

262

28

7

12

Doug Wall

262

0

9

10

Jody Fritts

254

44

10

44

Daniel Fishel

222

36

 

9

Darren Cotner

222

26

12

18

Tim Vaden

208

20

13

22

Brian Wall

186

24

14

05

Spencer Martin

174

40

15

78

K.C. Myers

168

0

 

Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

39

Jimmy Absher

386

46

2

11

Wayne Hill

384

42

3

22

Dale Barneycastle

362

40

4

01

Jason Keaton

352

26

5

24

A.J. Sanders

330

34

5

00

Adam Baker

330

50

7

26

Derek Taylor

320

36

8

72

Gerald Robertson

306

16

9

56

Johnny Burke

298

48

10

16

Stephen Sanders

292

20

11

23

Kenny Dixon

284

32

12

34

Chris Lawing

280

30

13

55

Tyler Burke

248

24

 

1

Rob Young

248

18

15

8

Shane Southard

240

44