Rivalries in Play at Bowman Gray
 

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) There are only two weeks left in the battle for the championship at Bowman Gray Stadium, and anything can still happen in the points races.
            In the GMAC Insurance Modified Series, Tim Brown of Rural Hall takes the checkered on Saturday. Brown was racing side by side with race leader Jason Myers of Walnut Cove when Joseph “Bobo” Brown of Winston-Salem slowed and blocked Myers. That allowed the #83 of Brown to overtake Myers on the outside row to grab the lead and the win.
            “Bobo kept Jason on the bottom, and I was on the outside going as hard as I could go. You can hate me for that, but Jason got robbed and I won the race,” said Tim Brown.
            The incident between Jason Myers and Joseph Brown is just the tip of the iceberg – the two racing families have had more than a few run-ins recently. Jonathan Brown, brother of Joseph, has been on the giving and receiving ends of bumps for the lead as he fought with Burt Myers, Jason’s brother. Jason Myers and Joseph Brown had another heated dispute just one week before after hard racing.
            This has left the Brown brothers with a bone to pick, and Joseph has declared his intentions to try and prevent Burt Myers from grabbing this year’s Modified title. Joseph threatened to ruin Burt Myers’s night on Saturday, but the #1 car of Burt Myers was able to dodge any problems.
            Burt Myers finished third on Saturday, allowing Tim Brown to gain only two points on him. Summer rainstorms moved in to cause the cancellation of the second scheduled Modified 50-lapper, denying Brown a chance to make up any more points.
            Jonathan Brown stays fourth in the points, although he loses some ground. Brown’s #53 car was damaged in a wreck, relegating him to a 14th place finish in the first race. The “Madhouse Scramble” had Jonathan starting third in the second race – a solid chance to even out his points losses – but the rainstorms soured that prospect.
            Chris Fleming maintains his third place standing, with Jason Myers staying fifth and Joseph Brown sixth.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, defending champion Kyle Edwards of King finished 19th. Although Edwards keeps his second place ranking, the night puts a large dent in his point total. Tommy Neal of Walkertown was in the same boat: He finished sixteenth to stay third in the points but the gap separating him from the lead widens.
            Robbie Brewer of Winston-Salem took advantage of the situation, claiming third and increasing his points lead. Taylor Branch of Lewisville finished fourth to move up and tie Tommy Neal for third in the points.
            John McNeal of Winston-Salem continues to lead the way in the points battle for the Q104.1 Street Stock Series. Darren Cotner of King claimed the checkered on Saturday. Cotner stays second in the points and takes a slice out of McNeals’ points lead.
            In the Freeman’s Auto Center Stadium Stock Series, the points ladders were shaken up on Saturday. Chuck Wall of Clemmons and Drew Moffitt of Winston-Salem were tied for the points lead entering last event. But both were involved in a collision, dropping them back in the rankings.
            Jimmy Absher of Rural Hall claimed the checkered in last event, boosting him up to the points lead. Michael Wells of Winston-Salem finished third, rocketing him up to tie Absher for the top spot on the ladder.
            This Saturday will be the Winston-Salem Journal $1 Ladies’ Night – the final chance of 2011 for women to be admitted for only one dollar. There will be racing for all four divisions and the final Demolition Derby of the season.
            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

596

23

2

83

Tim Brown

523

25

3

13

Chris Fleming

509

20

4

53

Jonathan Brown

498

12

5

4

Jason Myers

497

24

6

28

Joseph Brown

452

10

7

71

Dean Ward

396

0

8

81

Austin Pack

367

7

9

69

Junior Miller

366

18

10

23

Brian Loftin

363

0

11

59

Danny Bohn

337

22

 

48

Brad Robbins

337

0

13

25

John Smith

329

0

14

50

Michael Clifton

326

0

15

77

Lee Jeffreys

324

16

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

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

68

Robbie Brewer

563

46

2

05

Kyle Edwards

530

14

3

21

Tommy Neal

505

20

 

86

Taylor Branch

505

44

5

70

Gary Ledbetter

499

38

6

13

Luke Fleming

471

48

7

72

Bryant Robertson

466

26

8

19

Michael Adams

438

50

9

02

Derek Stoltz

434

42

10

18

Kenny Bost

396

22

11

3

Jeff Garrison

391

18

12

38

Mitch Gales

371

34

13

12

Evan Duggins

341

40

14

9

David Adams

340

32

15

81

Zack Clifton

316

36

104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

99

John McNeal

606

36

2

9

Darren Cotner

534

50

3

27

Matt Cotner

516

44

4

4

John Holleman

488

42

5

25

Johnny Arnder

464

46

6

22

Brian Wall

450

10

7

00

Donnie Martin

436

16

8

98

Billy Gregg

418

48

9

32

Craig West

410

38

10

1

David Sumner

380

0

11

66

Whitney Clifton

360

28

12

55

Stephen Baker

342

32

13

23

Kris Hoots

334

8

14

21

Justin Taylor

316

18

15

13

Kevin Gilbert

298

14

Freeman's Auto Center Stadium Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

39

Jimmy Absher

556

50

 

21

Michael Wells

556

46

3

34

Chris Lawing

554

40

4

22

Jason Tutterow

548

48

5

69

Drew Moffitt

534

14

6

81

Chuck Wall

530

10

7

01

Jason Keaton

528

42

8

61

Charlie Curry

464

24

9

26

Derek Taylor

448

44

10

13

Jordan Fleming

434

0

11

56

Johnny Burke

402

20

12

60

Ted Mickalowski

396

38

 

55

Tyler Burke

396

34

14

23

Kenny Dixon

390

12

15

17

Andy Southern

388

32