Fans Await Final Night at Bowman Gray
Double-File Restart Rule means anything can happen.

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) It all comes down to this Saturday night at Bowman Gray Stadium. Only 150 laps are left until the 2010 champion for the Bill Plemmons RV World Modified Series is crowned.
            For this first time ever: the season-ending Carolina Farm Credit 150 will utilize the infamous double-file restart rule. In addition to each race being worth double the normal points, now Modified contenders will have plenty of opportunities to challenge from the outside row.
            If there’s one thing Stadium fans know – it’s that anything can happen on that final night. What are the chances of Burt Myers of Walnut Cove claiming his fourth championship? Will Brian Loftin of Lexington come from behind to take over the title for himself? What’s going on with Defending Champion Tim Brown of Cana, VA? Will Junior Miller of Danbury or Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem put the damper on Burt Myers’ championship hopes as they fight for the final checkered flag of the season? Stadium racing fans had the chance to chime in and share their opinions about the fireworks that could occur on that final night.
            “I think Burt stands a good chance of winning the championship as long as Jonathan Brown and Junior Miller don’t get around him,” said Mitch from Arcadia. Mitch feels that if Myers is involved in any confrontation, the door will be swung wide open for Brian Loftin to grab the championship. “Brian may have a chance. I know Brian has the talent and the equipment to win the championship. He’s got a good shot at it if he runs the way he’s been running,” said Mitch.
            “Junior’s said that no Myers will win the championship as long as he’s there, so anything can happen,” said Charles of Winston-Salem. “He’s taken out grudges before, hasn’t he? I rest my case.”
            “Junior’s probably going to cause havoc. I’m pretty sure,” said Jason of Danbury.
            “I hope Burt’s chances of winning the championship are zilch, zero, none. I hope somebody does take him out,” said Justin of Mount Airy. Yet Justin will concede that Burt Myers’ career has a promising future. “I hate to say this, but Burt’s actually a good driver,” said Justin.
            “I think Burt has a good chance of taking the championship,” said James from Winston-Salem. “Right now, he’s the best there is at Bowman Gray.”
            “Burt will never be at the level that Junior Miller is at,” said Heather of Sandy Ridge. “Junior isn’t old, he isn’t going to retire - they just wish that he’d retire.”
            Susan of Siloam thinks that the real king of Bowman Gray Stadium is Tim Brown. “I think this is his house just like he says,” said Susan. “He’s still young enough to break all the records for most wins, most championships - everything,” said Susan. “He’s just had a little bad luck this season.”
            Derrick of Westfield feels differently. “Finally, nobody’s taking Tim Brown’s junk. They’re giving it to him like they’re supposed to. He’s just scared,” said Derrick.
            But entering this Saturday night, Heather of Sandy Ridge put it best: “I think it will be a very interesting final race in the season. You won’t want to miss it.”
            Brian Loftin trails Burt Myers by 56 points, so Loftin would need to finish 15 positions ahead of Myers to claim the title on Saturday. Lee Jeffreys of Winston-Salem sits in third in the points, 15 points behind Loftin.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Kyle Edwards of King sits on top of the points ladder with brother Barry Edwards of Pinnacle in second – only 34 points behind Kyle. Ryan Robertson of Winston-Salem enters this Saturday with a third place ranking in the points standings, currently five points behind Barry Edwards.
            Matt Cotner of Rural Hall had good luck on Saturday in the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series, while many of his points challengers ran into misfortune. Billy Gregg of Winston-Salem, Reggie Doub of Germanton, and John McNeal of Winston-Salem were each involved in separate wrecks on Saturday – hurting them severely in the points battle. Meanwhile, Cotner finished third.
            Cotner leads the points with Gregg in second, 72 points behind Cotner. Doub drops to fifth, McNeal drops to sixth, and Zack Clifton of Walkertown moves up to third in the points as a result of their bad luck.
            In the Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series, Jason Keaton of Mocksville leads the way in the points, with Defending Champion Dale Barneycastle of Mocksville ranked second. Barneycastle is a mere 22 points behind Keaton, with Jimmy Absher of Rural Hall in third – only six points behind Barneycastle.
            This Saturday, the Modifieds will compete in the Carolina Farm Credit 150, plus there will be racing for the Sportsman, Street Stock, and Stadium Stock Divisions. All the champions will be crowned after one final race for each division.
            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

618

39

2

23

Brian Loftin

562

42

3

77

Lee Jeffreys

547

41

4

83

Tim Brown

535

41

5

4

Jason Myers

495

40

6

53

Jonathan Brown

448

32

7

40

Brad Robbins

425

39

8

69

Junior Miller

420

22

9

5

Randy Butner

406

36

10

71

Dean Ward

402

23

11

13

Chris Fleming

393

41

12

72

Brent Elliott

367

15

13

70

Alfred Hill

351

0

14

81

Austin Pack

325

37

15

11

Zach Brewer

273

0

 

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

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

05

Kyle Edwards

559

41

2

50

Barry Edwards

525

38

3

23

Ryan Robertson

520

38

4

68

Robbie Brewer

515

35

5

86

Taylor Branch

513

39

6

02

Derek Stoltz

507

38

7

66

Ronnie Clifton

499

28

8

17

Kevin Neal

481

27

9

18

Kenny Bost

446

11

10

21

Tommy Neal

413

25

11

72

Bryant Robertson

365

39

12

13

Luke Fleming

341

42

13

38

Mitch Gales

326

8

14

64

Steven Truell

320

0

15

79

Steven Berrier

307

12

 

104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

27

Matt Cotner

612

46

2

98

Billy Gregg

540

20

3

81

Zack Clifton

532

42

4

1

David Sumner

516

50

5

04

Reggie Doub

514

12

6

99

John McNeal

510

16

7

10

Jody Fritts

482

44

8

07

Kenneth Stimpson

478

40

9

12

Doug Wall

468

48

10

44

Daniel Fishel

398

34

11

9

Darren Cotner

388

30

12

22

Brian Wall

334

38

13

23

Kris Hoots

324

32

14

05

Spencer Martin

290

18

15

13

Kevin Gilbert

256

22

 

Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

01

Jason Keaton

610

44

2

22

Dale Barneycastle

588

50

3

39

Jimmy Absher

582

48

4

11

Wayne Hill

566

36

5

24

A.J. Sanders

556

34

6

72

Gerald Robertson

528

14

7

56

Johnny Burke

504

38

 

26

Derek Taylor

504

28

9

1

Rob Young

484

46

10

00

Adam Baker

468

18

11

58

Brandon Brendle

458

6

12

8

Shane Southard

404

10

13

23

Kenny Dixon

400

16

 

34

Chris Lawing

400

26

15

61

Charlie Curry

396

8