Points Battles Rage On at Bowman Gray
 

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) As Bowman Gray Stadium draws closer to crowning the 2011 champions, each race brings heightened tension and hotter tempers.
            Burt Myers of Walnut Cove took the checkered on Saturday to extend his points lead in the GMAC Insurance Modified Series. “Ultimately, you always want to win the championship,” said Myers. “I’ve been blessed in my career to win four championships over here - and right now I’m just trying to enjoy my racing career.”
            “We’re definitely going to celebrate this one,” said Myers about the win. “I saw that the 83 car [of Tim Brown] had problems, and that’s going to work out in our favor.”
            Tim Brown of Rural Hall had an on-track dispute with Brian Loftin of Lexington. Not only did the interaction heat up their rivalry, but Brown was also forced to pit. He finished 18th, maintaining his second place standing in the points but doing major damage to his points totals.
            Chris Fleming of Mount Airy finished sixth on Saturday to stay third in the points. Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem finished right behind Myers in second, keeping him fourth in the rankings.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Kyle Edwards of King claimed victory in the first 20-lapper. Unfortunately, he ran into trouble in the second race, taking him out of the points lead.
            Robbie Brewer of Winston-Salem seized the moment, finishing third and fifth to move onto the top of the points ladder. Tommy Neal of Walkertown is currently ranked third, only eight points behind Brewer in the lead.
            Points leader John McNeal of Winston-Salem finished eighth in the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series 20-lap race. Championship hopeful Darren Cotner of King was unable to capitalize on the situation, instead finishing 16th. Cotner keeps his second place ranking but loses ground to McNeal. Brian Wall of Winston-Salem finished fourth, moving him closer to passing Cotner in the points standings.
            In the Freeman’s Auto Center Stadium Stock Series, Drew Moffitt drops out of the points lead after bad luck relegated him to a last place finish. Jason Tutterow of Mocksville won on Saturday, and Michael Wells of Mocksville finished right behind him in second. The strong performances move Wells into the points lead with Tutterow jumping up to a third place ranking.
            The action will heat up again this Saturday – it will be Whelen Engineering Night with Modified twin 50s. There will also be racing for the Sportsman, Street Stock, and Stadium Stock Divisions. The night will end with the season’s final 109 U-Pull-It Train Race, a wild race for teams of three cars chained together.
            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

526

50

2

83

Tim Brown

464

16

3

13

Chris Fleming

460

40

4

53

Jonathan Brown

451

48

5

4

Jason Myers

432

44

6

28

Joseph Brown

405

42

7

71

Dean Ward

367

46

8

23

Brian Loftin

363

20

9

81

Austin Pack

333

38

10

48

Brad Robbins

331

10

11

50

Michael Clifton

326

0

12

69

Junior Miller

322

36

13

25

John Smith

292

0

14

77

Lee Jeffreys

278

18

15

59

Danny Bohn

277

24

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

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

68

Robbie Brewer

475

44

2

05

Kyle Edwards

472

34

3

21

Tommy Neal

467

41

4

86

Taylor Branch

419

39

5

70

Gary Ledbetter

416

45

6

72

Bryant Robertson

411

29

7

02

Derek Stoltz

392

42

8

13

Luke Fleming

383

0

9

19

Michael Adams

346

43

10

3

Jeff Garrison

342

29

11

18

Kenny Bost

330

33

12

38

Mitch Gales

316

28

13

50

Barry Edwards

301

0

14

9

David Adams

278

17

15

12

Evan Duggins

272

35

104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

99

John McNeal

540

36

2

9

Darren Cotner

442

20

3

22

Brian Wall

434

44

4

27

Matt Cotner

424

48

5

4

John Holleman

400

40

 

25

Johnny Arnder

400

46

7

00

Donnie Martin

380

34

8

32

Craig West

350

22

9

1

David Sumner

336

8

10

98

Billy Gregg

320

50

11

66

Whitney Clifton

308

28

12

23

Kris Hoots

298

30

13

55

Stephen Baker

276

12

14

13

Kevin Gilbert

272

26

15

21

Justin Taylor

262

10

Freeman's Auto Center Stadium Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

21

Michael Wells

478

48

2

69

Drew Moffitt

476

16

3

22

Jason Tutterow

472

50

4

81

Chuck Wall

470

36

5

34

Chris Lawing

468

46

6

01

Jason Keaton

464

38

 

39

Jimmy Absher

464

44

8

13

Jordan Fleming

434

40

9

61

Charlie Curry

392

42

10

56

Johnny Burke

382

0

11

26

Derek Taylor

366

24

12

23

Kenny Dixon

354

20

13

17

Andy Southern

346

18

14

60

Ted Mickalowski

332

28

15

1H

Chase Hunt

324

30