Myers and Brown Move through Field at Bowman Gray
Championship hopefuls prove their mettle.

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Burt Myers had his work cut out for him on Saturday.
            When the GMAC Insurance Modified Series randomly drew for starting position, Burt Myers of Walnut Cove drew 23rd for his spot. He would only have 100 laps to try and gain as much position as possible.
            Although Myers was leading the points entering the event, he was only a slim two points ahead of Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem. Brown’s luck was a little more favorable: he drew 10th for his starting spot.
            Fortunately for both of the point contenders, the double-file restart rule was in effect - and seven cautions gave them multiple opportunities to use the outside lane to climb up through the field.
            With some skillful track positioning, Jonathan Brown was able to slip past eight-time Champion Tim Brown to grab third. And on the second caution of the night, the #53 car of Jonathan Brown was on the outside row trying to take the lead away from Chris Fleming of Mount Airy.
            Although initially unsuccessful, Brown would secure the lead on the next caution. For over 50 laps, Brown soared ahead as the leader.
            But devastation struck as Brown had transmission issues during a restart, preventing him from getting up to speed quickly. Fleming blew past him into the lead. The field tried to react to Brown’s slowing car, but a pileup ensued. Brown headed right into the wreckage. So did Burt Myers.
            Myers was able to get out of the carnage quickly, putting him in third. Brown followed right behind in fourth. Although they made a few attempts at climbing up further, that’s where they finished.
            The effort allowed Myers to keep his points lead, but Brown’s quick reaction kept the points damage to a minimum. Brown is second in the points, only four points behind Myers.
            Brian Loftin of Lexington ran into some bad luck on Saturday, relegating him to a 23rd place finish. Loftin drops from third in the points down to eighth.
            The vacuum left by Loftin was filled by John Smith of Mount Airy and Michael Clifton of Walkertown. They each move up to tie for third in the points standings.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, points leader Tommy Neal of Walkertown spun on Saturday – as did points contender Bryant Robertson of Lexington. Neal maintains the points lead but loses a lot of ground.
            Kyle Edwards of King flew from the rear to the front, finishing 10th in the first race and winning the second race. Edwards moves up to tie Robertson for second in the points.
            John McNeal of Winston-Salem finishes seventh on Saturday, boosting him into the points lead for the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series. Matt Cotner of Rural Hall drops out of the points lead after finishing 13th.
            In the Freeman’s Auto Center Stadium Stock Series, Jason Tutterow of Mocksville finishes third for the fourth week in a row. His consistency moved him past Jordan Fleming to claim the points lead. Teammate Michael Wells of Winston-Salem is only two points behind in second.
            This Saturday is the largest and most prestigious race of the season for the Freeman’s Auto Center Stadium Stock Series: it’s the Craftsman Stadium Stock 50. Plus, there will be racing for the Modifieds, Sportsman, and Street Stock Divisions.
            Gates open at 6:00 for practice and the first race is at 8:00. 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

261

46

2

53

Jonathan Brown

257

44

3

25

John Smith

231

36

 

50

Michael Clifton

231

42

5

4

Jason Myers

227

30

6

13

Chris Fleming

223

50

 

83

Tim Brown

223

40

8

23

Brian Loftin

211

6

9

81

Austin Pack

206

34

10

28

Joseph Brown

172

48

11

48

Brad Robbins

168

38

12

71

Dean Ward

156

14

13

5

Randy Butner

149

28

14

6

Kevin Wilson

138

32

15

66

Ronnie Clifton

130

4

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

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

21

Tommy Neal

254

22

2

05

Kyle Edwards

241

41

 

72

Bryant Robertson

241

32

4

17

Kevin Neal

229

44

5

68

Robbie Brewer

225

41

6

13

Luke Fleming

217

24

7

50

Barry Edwards

216

42

8

02

Derek Stoltz

215

42

9

86

Taylor Branch

200

24

10

38

Mitch Gales

158

31

11

19

Michael Adams

155

26

12

3

Jeff Garrison

153

32

13

18

Kenny Bost

141

0

14

70

Gary Ledbetter

136

44

15

12

Evan Duggins

124

11

104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

99

John McNeal

264

38

2

27

Matt Cotner

254

26

3

9

Darren Cotner

248

46

4

22

Brian Wall

230

48

5

32

Craig West

214

30

6

00

Donnie Martin

212

36

7

4

John Holleman

204

40

8

66

Whitney Clifton

166

20

9

25

Johnny Arnder

164

10

10

23

Kris Hoots

156

32

11

21

Justin Taylor

142

22

12

1

David Sumner

138

42

13

39

David Thomas

134

24

14

55

Stephen Baker

130

28

15

15

Jerry Helms

106

50

Freeman's Auto Center Stadium Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

22

Jason Tutterow

276

46

2

21

Michael Wells

274

44

3

13

Jordan Fleming

258

16

4

24

A.J. Sanders

246

50

5

95

Billy Cameron Jr

238

34

6

69

Drew Moffitt

234

44

7

23

Kenny Dixon

228

50

8

39

Jimmy Absher

224

28

 

58

Brandon Brendle

224

18

 

26

Derek Taylor

224

36

11

34

Chris Lawing

222

42

 

6

Dale Patterson

222

26

13

81

Chuck Wall

220

46

14

01

Jason Keaton

214

48

15

55

Tyler Burke

212

40