Points Ladders Shaken Up at Bowman Gray
Bad luck for some means good luck for others.

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) The 100-lappers are infamous at Bowman Gray Stadium for putting competitors to the test. The field randomly draws for position, the double-file restart cone makes several appearances, and fireworks can be expected.
            When the GMAC Insurance Modified Series raced in a 100-lapper on Saturday, Michael Clifton of Walnut Cove was the lucky competitor to draw the pole as his starting position. Clifton entered the event ranked third in the points and was surely hoping to take advantage of this opportunity to climb up the ladder even more.
            Clifton bolted out into the lead at the start, but bad luck struck soon after. Dean Ward of Winston-Salem grabbed the lead away from Clifton on lap 26 – a move that Clifton feels Ward should have been penalized for. Then a few laps later, Clifton and Ward collided as they fought again for the lead. Clifton got the worst of it, spinning and falling back to the rear of the field. Clifton finished 13th, dropping him from third to sixth in the points.
            Points contender Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem entered last event ranked second in the points. Battling his way up from an 18th place start, Brown made it into the top three and had his sights set on the win.
            But Brown also ran into some misfortune. As he battled for second place with Danny Bohn of Huntersville, his right front wheel was damaged. Brown was forced to pit, giving him a 15th place finish. He maintains his second place standing in the points but loses some ground.
            Burt Myers of Walnut Cove started 15th and finished in 4th, keeping him in the points lead and widening the gap separating him from Jonathan Brown.
            Eight-time Champion Tim Brown of Rural Hall drew 22nd but charged through the field to finish 5th. He leaps up to third in the points. Tying him for the third is Jason Myers of Walnut Cove, who finished 7th on Saturday.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Tommy Neal of Walkertown drops out of the points lead. Neal was leading the first race until a flat tire caused him to spin, relegating him to a 22nd place finish.
            Defending Champion Kyle Edwards of King benefits from Neal’s misfortune, moving up to claim the points lead. Bryant Robertson of Lexington drops from second in the points down to third.
            John McNeal of Winston-Salem continues to lead the way in the points standings for the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series. Matt Cotner of Rural Hall remains in second, and brother Darren Cotner of King barely hangs onto third.
            In the Freeman’s Auto Center Stadium Stock Series, Jason Tutterow of Advance and Michael Wells of Walkertown are still first and second in the points standings. Drew Moffitt of Winston-Salem moves up to third after taking the checkered.
            This week will be Modified twin 25’s and a Sportsman 60-lapper at Bowman Gray Stadium. There will be racing for all four divisions and a jump by the Special Forces Parachute Team.
Gates open at 6:00 for practice, qualifying is at 7:10, 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

305

44

2

53

Jonathan Brown

279

22

3

83

Tim Brown

265

42

 

4

Jason Myers

265

38

5

13

Chris Fleming

263

40

6

23

Brian Loftin

257

46

 

50

Michael Clifton

257

26

8

25

John Smith

251

20

9

28

Joseph Brown

220

48

10

81

Austin Pack

216

10

11

71

Dean Ward

206

50

12

48

Brad Robbins

204

36

13

6

Kevin Wilson

168

30

14

66

Ronnie Clifton

164

34

15

5

Randy Butner

153

4

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

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

05

Kyle Edwards

280

39

2

21

Tommy Neal

273

19

3

72

Bryant Robertson

271

30

4

68

Robbie Brewer

268

43

5

13

Luke Fleming

257

40

6

50

Barry Edwards

255

39

7

17

Kevin Neal

242

13

8

02

Derek Stoltz

232

17

9

86

Taylor Branch

225

25

10

19

Michael Adams

194

39

11

3

Jeff Garrison

193

40

12

18

Kenny Bost

180

39

13

70

Gary Ledbetter

176

40

 

38

Mitch Gales

176

18

15

9

David Adams

148

34

104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

99

John McNeal

308

44

2

27

Matt Cotner

294

40

3

9

Darren Cotner

268

20

4

22

Brian Wall

264

34

5

00

Donnie Martin

242

30

6

4

John Holleman

228

24

7

32

Craig West

220

6

8

25

Johnny Arnder

196

32

9

1

David Sumner

186

48

10

66

Whitney Clifton

176

10

11

21

Justin Taylor

168

26

 

23

Kris Hoots

168

12

13

98

Billy Gregg

154

50

14

15

Jerry Helms

152

46

 

39

David Thomas

152

18

Freeman's Auto Center Stadium Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

22

Jason Tutterow

298

22

2

21

Michael Wells

294

20

3

69

Drew Moffitt

284

50

4

13

Jordan Fleming

276

18

5

81

Chuck Wall

268

48

6

34

Chris Lawing

266

44

7

95

Billy Cameron Jr

264

26

8

01

Jason Keaton

250

36

9

24

A.J. Sanders

246

0

 

56

Johnny Burke

246

46

11

58

Brandon Brendle

238

14

12

23

Kenny Dixon

234

6

13

39

Jimmy Absher

234

10

14

02

Wesley Thompson

232

40

 

61

Charlie Curry

232

42