Brown Gains Ground on Myers at Bowman Gray
 

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) With double points being awarded on Saturday, tensions were high on and off the track.
            Burt Myers of Walnut Cove was sweating in the GMAC Insurance Modified Series. The points leader didn’t even make a qualifying attempt due to a broken axle from practice sessions. He was able to take a provisional starting position and drew seventh as his starting spot, but none of that would matter if his car wasn’t in racing condition by the time the green flag dropped.
            Meanwhile, points contender Tim Brown of Rural Hall hoped to take advantage of the situation. He was the fastest qualifier, drew the outside front row for his start, and grabbed the lead when the race got underway.
            Brown had to contend with living legend Junior Miller of Danbury as well as the clutter of lapped traffic. But he emerged victorious in dominant fashion.
            The crew of Myers was able to get things repaired in time, and the #1 car went on to take fourth. Myers stays on top of the points ladder, although Brown’s win puts a dent in Myers’s lead. Brown is second in the rankings, trailing Myers by 28 points.
            After a disappointing performance in the previous event, Chris Fleming jumped back to finish third on Saturday. He rockets from sixth up to third in the points standings. Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem drops down to fourth.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Defending Champion Kyle Edwards still leads the way. However, he won’t be the champion in 2011: Edwards has decided to not race in the final events of the season since he and his wife are expecting a new child in early August.
            The title could go to Robbie Brewer of Winston-Salem, who moves up to second in the points after a victory on Saturday. Tommy Neal of Walkertown, who has been plagued with bad luck recently, shoots from fifth up to third in the points.
            Saturday was a wild night for the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series. Defending Champion Matt Cotner of Rural Hall entered the night ranked second in the points. He drew the pole as his starting position – a dream come true on Double Points Night. But as Billy Gregg of Winston-Salem fought with him for the lead, Cotner was spun.
            As Cotner retaliated and rammed Gregg’s car, John McNeal of Winston-Salem was able to slip into the lead and claim the checkered. McNeal adds to his sizeable points lead. Matt Cotner loses ground but remains second in the points – tied with his brother, Darren Cotner of King.
            In the Freeman’s Auto Center Stadium Stock Series, Drew Moffitt of Winston-Salem brought home the win. Moffitt moves into the points lead with Jason Tutterow of Mocksville dropping back to second.
            The sounds of crunching sheet metal will be heard at the Stadium this Saturday – it’s the annual Night of Destruction presented by ABC45. There will be a Monster Truck Car Crushing Exhibition, a 109 U-Pull-It Demolition Derby, and racing for all four divisions.
            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

434

88

2

83

Tim Brown

406

100

3

13

Chris Fleming

381

92

4

53

Jonathan Brown

360

60

5

4

Jason Myers

351

68

6

28

Joseph Brown

336

76

7

50

Michael Clifton

322

56

8

23

Brian Loftin

307

8

9

71

Dean Ward

298

72

10

25

John Smith

292

0

11

48

Brad Robbins

282

48

12

81

Austin Pack

262

20

13

69

Junior Miller

246

96

14

77

Lee Jeffreys

235

84

15

66

Ronnie Clifton

232

28

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

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

05

Kyle Edwards

406

82

2

68

Robbie Brewer

384

82

3

21

Tommy Neal

383

86

4

72

Bryant Robertson

371

58

5

13

Luke Fleming

367

70

6

86

Taylor Branch

333

82

7

70

Gary Ledbetter

322

96

7

02

Derek Stoltz

322

82

9

50

Barry Edwards

301

0

10

3

Jeff Garrison

279

50

11

19

Michael Adams

274

42

12

18

Kenny Bost

266

76

13

17

Kevin Neal

258

0

14

38

Mitch Gales

254

30

15

9

David Adams

224

54

104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

99

John McNeal

456

100

2

9

Darren Cotner

376

72

 

27

Matt Cotner

376

40

4

22

Brian Wall

366

56

5

4

John Holleman

340

96

6

25

Johnny Arnder

310

80

7

00

Donnie Martin

304

32

8

32

Craig West

294

52

9

1

David Sumner

278

48

10

66

Whitney Clifton

250

68

11

98

Billy Gregg

248

44

12

13

Kevin Gilbert

236

76

13

23

Kris Hoots

232

64

 

55

Stephen Baker

232

60

15

21

Justin Taylor

214

36

Freeman's Auto Center Stadium Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

69

Drew Moffitt

418

100

2

22

Jason Tutterow

402

68

3

21

Michael Wells

400

88

4

81

Chuck Wall

386

80

5

13

Jordan Fleming

382

60

6

34

Chris Lawing

378

72

7

01

Jason Keaton

376

96

8

39

Jimmy Absher

374

92

9

56

Johnny Burke

342

64

10

23

Kenny Dixon

324

76

11

61

Charlie Curry

318

44

12

26

Derek Taylor

308

52

13

55

Tyler Burke

300

32

 

17

Andy Southern

300

84

15

58

Brandon Brendle

274

36