Myers Hangs Tough at Bowman Gray
Victory strengthens Burt Myers’ points lead.

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) With caution after caution on Saturday, Burt Myers had his work cut out for him at Bowman Gray Stadium. Each caution meant another double-file restart – giving Myers the chance to grab the lead but also forcing him to defend it time and time again.
            In the first 50-lapper of the night for the Bill Plemmons RV World Modified Series, Myers started third and moved up to second as the green flag waved. When Randy Butner of Pfafftown fell out of the lead due to mechanical problems, Myers moved up to the lead.
            The #1 of Myers defended his position against Brian Loftin of Lexington and Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem. Jonathan Brown slammed the gas during a double-file restart and stole the lead but was later black-flagged for jumping the start.
            Brian Loftin took over the lead, while Myers applied pressure to his rear bumper. Myers tried again and again to pass by Loftin on the outside during double-file restarts, finally able to do so during the final caution of the race.
            Myers claimed the checkered in the first race and finished 7th in the second race. The accomplishment was good enough to add to his points lead, distancing him from Tim Brown of Cana, VA, who is currently ranked second.
            “We want to win the championship,” said Myers. “But the nature of the beast over here is that you’ve got to train yourself not to think about it. You’ve just got to go out, try to do the best you can, and try not to do anything stupid.”
            Points contender Tim Brown spun in the first race after becoming entangled. He turned in a strong performance in the second race to climb through the field, but the damage had already been done to his points earnings for the night.
            Brian Loftin finished right behind Burt Myers in each of the two races, keeping him third in the points standings and close on the heels of second-place Tim Brown. Jonathan Brown moves up two spots to sixth and Junior Miller of Danbury moves up four spots to seventh. Randy Butner plummets from seventh down to tenth as a result of his mechanical issues.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, several of the top competitors experienced some bad luck on Saturday. Kyle Edwards was involved in a wreck which gave him a disappointing 22nd place finish in the second race. Edwards keeps the top spot but watches his points lead dwindle down.
            Ryan Robertson of Winston-Salem moves up to claim second in the points even though Robertson’s night was far from stellar with a 15th and 7th place finish. Robbie Brewer of Winston-Salem drops from second to third in the points after finishing 13th and 19th.
            Billy Gregg of Winston-Salem claimed the win on Saturday in the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series: great news for Gregg, who entered the night ranked second in the points. Unfortunately for Gregg, points leader Matt Cotner finished right behind him in second, keeping Gregg’s gains to a minimum. Cotner retains the top spot on the points ladder with Gregg behind him in second.
            In the Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series, Wayne Hill of Kernersville plummets from the points lead down to third after finishing 17th. Jason Keaton of Mocksville jumps up to the points lead to take Hill’s place. Dale Barneycastle of Mocksville maintains his second place ranking – although he’s only two points behind Jason Keaton.
            This Saturday will be Whelen Engineering Night with twin 25-lap races for the Modifieds, as well as racing for the Sportsman, Street Stock, and Stadium Stock Divisions. And the night will end with the always wild 109 U-Pull-It Chain Race.
            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

543

44

2

83

Tim Brown

482

38

3

23

Brian Loftin

476

42

4

77

Lee Jeffreys

460

44

5

4

Jason Myers

407

37

6

53

Jonathan Brown

366

43

7

69

Junior Miller

358

44

8

70

Alfred Hill

351

0

 

71

Dean Ward

351

33

10

5

Randy Butner

350

18

11

40

Brad Robbins

348

30

12

13

Chris Fleming

334

47

13

72

Brent Elliott

328

20

14

11

Zach Brewer

273

0

15

81

Austin Pack

258

28

 

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

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

05

Kyle Edwards

484

24

2

23

Ryan Robertson

458

30

3

68

Robbie Brewer

452

20

4

50

Barry Edwards

449

41

5

66

Ronnie Clifton

431

28

 

18

Kenny Bost

431

48

7

86

Taylor Branch

428

37

8

02

Derek Stoltz

421

21

9

17

Kevin Neal

404

27

10

21

Tommy Neal

346

31

11

72

Bryant Robertson

310

30

12

64

Steven Truell

306

15

13

38

Mitch Gales

298

15

14

13

Luke Fleming

287

33

15

79

Steven Berrier

277

26

 

104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

27

Matt Cotner

528

48

2

98

Billy Gregg

500

50

3

04

Reggie Doub

462

44

4

99

John McNeal

444

42

 

81

Zack Clifton

444

20

6

07

Kenneth Stimpson

422

38

7

1

David Sumner

418

40

8

10

Jody Fritts

416

46

9

12

Doug Wall

390

18

10

9

Darren Cotner

334

28

11

44

Daniel Fishel

322

34

12

22

Brian Wall

286

16

13

23

Kris Hoots

258

30

14

05

Spencer Martin

254

22

15

18

Tim Vaden

252

12

 

Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

01

Jason Keaton

516

46

2

22

Dale Barneycastle

514

44

3

24

A.J. Sanders

494

36

 

11

Wayne Hill

494

18

5

39

Jimmy Absher

492

32

6

72

Gerald Robertson

468

30

7

26

Derek Taylor

438

34

8

00

Adam Baker

432

28

9

56

Johnny Burke

426

24

10

58

Brandon Brendle

418

48

11

1

Rob Young

390

50

12

34

Chris Lawing

370

14

13

13

Jordan Fleming

362

40

 

23

Kenny Dixon

362

12

15

61

Charlie Curry

358

26