Jonathan Brown Ties Myers for Lead at Bowman Gray
 

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) With two weeks in the books, the points ladders are starting to take shape at Bowman Gray Stadium.
            In the GMAC Insurance Modified Series, Defending Champion Burt Myers of Walnut Cove started his year off strongly by winning the season-opening GMAC Insurance 200. In last event, Myers finished second and seventh to stay on top of the points ladder.
            Tim Brown of Rural Hall was disappointed with his 11th place finish in the season opener but turned around and took the checkered in last event. Brown followed that up with an eighth place finish in the second race, boosting him from 11th to 6th in the points standings.
            But the strongest performer in last event was Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem. His fifth and second place finishes earned him more points than any other Modified competitor – giving him just enough of an advantage to bump him from second in the points to tying Myers for the points lead.
            “Anytime you can run these 25-lappers, finish top-five in both of them, and roll the car on the trailer – it’s a good night,” said Jonathan Brown. “We’re excited to be tied for the points lead right here two races in. We’re going to try and keep that name up top - keep it there until the last race to get that big trophy at the end of the year.”
            Brian Loftin of Lexington takes fourth and fifth to keep him third in the points rankings. Jason Myers of Walnut Cove leaps up from 10th to tie John Smith of Mount Airy for fourth in the points.
            After finishing second in the season-opening Sportsman race, Tommy Neal of Walkertown flew through the field in last event to claim the checkered in the first race and a ninth place finish in the second race. Neal moves up to take over the points lead for the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series. Luke Fleming of Mount Airy drops down to second.
            In the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series, John McNeal of Winston-Salem has had the most impressive season of any competitor at the Stadium. McNeal took second on opening night and grabbed the win in last event – giving him a nearly perfect record and a strong points lead. Defending Champion Matt Cotner of King moves up to second in the points, with Billy Gregg of Winston-Salem taking over third.
            Summer rain storms caused the postponement of the second race in last event for the Freeman’s Auto Center Stadium Stock Series. That race will take place this Saturday with double the normal purse money and points awards.
            This Saturday night, Jonathan Brown and Burt Myers will grapple over the points lead – it will be the Kevin Powell Motorsports 100. The Modifieds will have a full-field draw for position, and the infamous Double-File Restart Rule will be in effect. And don’t forget the always exciting racing for the Sportsman, Street Stock, and Stadium Stock Divisions.
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.

GMAC Insurance Modified Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED LAST EVENT

1

1

Burt Myers

93

43

53

Jonathan Brown

93

45

3

23

Brian Loftin

89

43

4

4

Jason Myers

75

43

25

John Smith

75

31

6

83

Tim Brown

73

43

7

59

Danny Bohn

69

43

13

Chris Fleming

69

33

9

81

Austin Pack

68

30

10

50

Michael Clifton

67

27

11

48

Brad Robbins

62

42

12

77

Lee Jeffreys

54

12

13

71

Dean Ward

52

42

14

5

Randy Butner

51

17

15

75

Robert Jeffreys

45

21

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

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

21

Tommy Neal

90

42

2

13

Luke Fleming

87

37

3

18

Kenny Bost

85

39

4

05

Kyle Edwards

82

38

5

02

Derek Stoltz

79

39

6

50

Barry Edwards

77

35

72

Bryant Robertson

77

39

8

68

Robbie Brewer

72

36

9

19

Michael Adams

70

38

10

12

Evan Duggins

64

36

11

86

Taylor Branch

56

38

12

81

Zack Clifton

52

26

13

38

Mitch Gales

49

15

14

17

Kevin Neal

47

39

15

22

Todd Gray

46

30

104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

99

John McNeal

98

50

2

27

Matt Cotner

88

46

3

98

Billy Gregg

86

48

4

9

Darren Cotner

76

42

32

Craig West

76

36

6

25

Johnny Arnder

70

26

7

14

Randy Larimore

66

20

8

66

Whitney Clifton

62

34

9

12

Doug Wall

60

38

10

31

Brad Lewis

58

40

11

15

Jerry Helms

56

44

12

1

David Sumner

50

0

13

21

Justin Taylor

48

12

4

John Holleman

48

22

15

39

David Thomas

44

30