Loftin and Myers Tie for Points at Bowman Gray
Tough Choices in Restarts Challenge Competitors.

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) The GMAC Insurance Modified Series drivers had their work cut out for them on Saturday. The lineup for the Kevin Powell Motorsports 100 was decided by random draw – and added to the mix were the double-file “choice” restarts.
            Burt Myers of Walnut Cove, who was leading the points entering the event, drew 22nd as his starting position. Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem, who was tied with Myers for the points lead entering the event, drew 12th as his starting spot.
            With only 100 laps to make their way to the front, Myers and Brown banged fenders and powered furiously through the pack. The racing quickly turned into a family feud as brothers Burt and Jason Myers tangled lap by lap with brothers Jonathan and Joseph Brown.
            But the most crucial moments in the race occurred under caution: when the drivers had to commit to the inside or outside lane during double-file restarts. “We had a pretty good car tonight,” said Jonathan Brown. “We just got messed up on the restarts. I kept getting in the line that wouldn’t go.”
            “It’s a crapshoot,” said Burt Myers. “The times you think you should go outside, you should’ve gone inside.  When you go inside, you should’ve gone outside. The only thing you can do is just aim it and hope it lands right.”
            Brian Loftin of Lexington, on the other hand, felt pleased with his lane choices. “I think on every restart we went forward. I love going to the outside,” said Loftin, who fought his way up from starting 17th to finishing 2nd.
            Loftin applied the pressure to race leader John Smith of Mount Airy, especially during the later laps when the two encountered slower, lapped traffic.
            Burt Myers ended up finishing fourth, keeping him in the points lead. Although Loftin was unable to claim the win, the performance rockets him up to tie Myers for the top spot on the points ladder. Jonathan Brown slips down to third, John Smith stays fourth in the points, and Jason Myers drops to fifth.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Tommy Neal of Walkertown strengthens his points lead, with Bryant Robertson of Lexington jumping up from sixth to second in the points. Defending Champion Kyle Edwards of King moves up to third, while Luke Fleming of Mount Airy slips down to fourth.
            Darren Cotner of King won the USG Street Stock 50 in last event, boosting him from fourth up to third in the points rankings for the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series. John McNeal of Winston-Salem barely hangs onto the points lead, with Matt Cotner of Rural Hall moving to only two points behind McNeal.
            In the Freeman’s Auto Center Stadium Stock Series, Jordan Fleming of Mount Airy moves into the points lead with a win in the second race. Chuck Wall’s win in the first race moves him up to second in the points.
            This Saturday is the Whelen Sportsman 100, the longest and most prestigious race of the season for the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series. The Modifieds will battle in twin 25-lappers, the Street Stock will have a 20-lap race, and the Stadium Stock Division will race in two 15-lappers. And every race will be worth double the normal points!
Gates open at 6:00 for practice, qualifying begins at 7:00, 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

137

44

 

23

Brian Loftin

137

48

3

53

Jonathan Brown

133

40

4

25

John Smith

125

50

5

4

Jason Myers

117

42

6

50

Michael Clifton

113

46

7

83

Tim Brown

111

38

8

13

Chris Fleming

105

36

9

48

Brad Robbins

96

34

10

81

Austin Pack

94

26

11

59

Danny Bohn

87

18

12

5

Randy Butner

75

24

13

6

Kevin Wilson

74

32

14

71

Dean Ward

66

14

15

75

Robert Jeffreys

65

20

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

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

21

Tommy Neal

136

46

2

72

Bryant Robertson

121

44

3

05

Kyle Edwards

120

38

4

13

Luke Fleming

117

30

 

18

Kenny Bost

117

32

6

68

Robbie Brewer

112

40

7

02

Derek Stoltz

109

30

8

50

Barry Edwards

106

29

9

12

Evan Duggins

97

33

10

86

Taylor Branch

92

36

11

17

Kevin Neal

85

38

 

3

Jeff Garrison

85

39

 

19

Michael Adams

85

15

14

81

Zack Clifton

78

26

15

38

Mitch Gales

71

22

104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

99

John McNeal

138

40

2

27

Matt Cotner

136

48

3

9

Darren Cotner

126

50

4

32

Craig West

100

24

5

1

David Sumner

96

46

6

66

Whitney Clifton

94

32

7

25

Johnny Arnder

90

20

8

98

Billy Gregg

86

0

9

4

John Holleman

84

36

10

22

Brian Wall

82

34

 

14

Randy Larimore

82

16

12

00

Donnie Martin

80

42

 

31

Brad Lewis

80

22

14

21

Justin Taylor

76

28

15

39

David Thomas

70

26

Freeman's Auto Center Stadium Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

13

Jordan Fleming

146

50

2

81

Chuck Wall

142

100

3

22

Jason Tutterow

138

92

4

56

Johnny Burke

136

48

5

69

Drew Moffitt

134

34

6

58

Brandon Brendle

130

46

 

21

Michael Wells

130

38

8

01

Jason Keaton

122

96

9

24

A.J. Sanders

116

68

 

6

Dale Patterson

116

84

 

95

Billy Cameron Jr

116

76

 

26

Derek Taylor

116

80

13

1

Rob Young

112

36

14

02

Wesley Thompson

106

56

15

17

Andy Southern

104

60