Jonathan Brown Grabs Points Lead at Bowman Gray
Championship hopeful ties Burt Myers for the top spot in the Modifieds.

Jonathan Brown (22) takes his victory lap after winning last event’s Kevin Powell Motorsports 100 . photo by Eric Hylton Photography

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem threw his hat in the ring as a championship contender on Saturday. Brown claimed the checkered in the Kevin Powell Motorsports 100, tying him with Burt Myers of Walnut Cove for the points lead in the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series.
            Brown credits his strong performance to his new race team and new car. “I’ve got new car owners – Darrell and Brandy Jones,” said Brown. “It really helps out that they’ve put me in top notch equipment.”
            “I definitely knew I had a car that would be hard to beat unless I just messed up myself,” said Brown after drawing the pole as his starting spot in the 100-lapper. “So more than anything, I had to keep myself calm inside the car.”
            Knowing that he would have to tangle in multiple double-file restarts, Brown hoped to strategically conserve his tires. The extra horsepower in his new car allowed him to do just that, enabling him to retake the lead after John Smith stole it mid-race.
            Burt Myers, who started fifth, managed to finish sixth. Myers loses some ground in the points, while Brown moves up to tie him for the top spot on the points ladder. “It was a tough night at Bowman Gray,” said Myers. “We had to battle it out and hang in there – but we ended up with a decent finish.”
            This early in the season, Myers says he doesn’t think about the points battle yet. “You want to stay within striking distance,” said Myers. “But right now, you just go out there to win races.”
            Brown, on the other hand, has been thinking about the points championship since the first green flag of the season. “You’ve got to come over here and think about points from lap one,” said Brown. “I tell my guys before every race starts that every lap could be the championship. One point could be the deciding factor.”
            Jason Myers of Walnut Cove flew through the field, climbing from 16th up to a fifth place finish. He drops from second in the points to third – just three points out of the lead. Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg moves up to fourth in the points after an eighth place finish.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Bryant Robertson of Lexington leaps up into the points lead. Jeff Garrison of Arcadia climbs from fourth up to second – just four points under Robertson. Gary Ledbetter of Lexington drops from the points lead down to fourth after being involved in an early wreck.
            Billy Gregg of Winston-Salem moves up to lead the rankings for the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series. Doug Wall of Pfafftown won on Saturday, taking him from fourth up to second in the points. And bad news for another points leader: a last-lap collision relegated John Holleman to a 13th place finish, dropping him from the top of the points ladder down to fourth.
            In the Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series, Derek Taylor of Yadkinville ties Charlie Curry of Lexington for the points lead. A.J. Sanders’s win on Saturday moves him up to second in the rankings.
This Saturday night is the biggest night of the year for the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series – it’s the USG Street Stock 50. There will also be racing for the Modified, Sportsman, and Street Stock Divisions – plus another 109 U-Pull-It Train Race.
            Gates open at 6:00 for practice, qualifying begins at 6:50, and the first race begins at 8:00 PM – this Saturday night. Ticket prices, directions, and more information can be found online at www.bowmangrayracing.com or by calling (336) 723-1819.

 

 

Points Standings

Brad's Golf Cars Modified Series

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

1

Burt Myers

133

40

 

22

Jonathan Brown

133

50

3

4

Jason Myers

130

42

4

77

Lee Jeffreys

118

36

5

83

Tim Brown

114

28

6

66

Ronnie Clifton

108

38

7

50

Michael Clifton

104

46

8

81

Austin Pack

97

34

9

69

Junior Miller

96

32

10

65

Danny Bohn

92

44

11

25

John Smith

88

48

12

05

Tony Black

80

30

13

5

Randy Butner

73

14

14

48

Brad Robbins

66

24

15

21

Tommy Neal

65

22

 

 

Webb Heating and A/C Co. Sportsman Series:

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

72

Bryant Robertson

133

45

2

3

Jeff Garrison

129

46

3

02

Derek Stoltz

120

31

4

70

Gary Ledbetter

115

21

5

81

Zack Clifton

113

38

6

18

Kenny Bost

112

41

7

9

David Adams

111

43

8

50

Barry Edwards

104

32

9

86

Taylor Branch

96

30

10

19

Michael Adams

84

30

11

20

Jacob Creed

82

31

12

07

Danny Cornwell

77

16

13

79

John Lain

71

45

14

92

Kyle Southern

70

29

15

14

Rudy Ruddock

65

17

 


Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

98

Billy Gregg

142

48

2

12

Doug Wall

136

50

3

1

David Sumner

128

36

4

4

John Holleman

122

26

5

44

Daniel Fishel

120

44

6

8

K.J. Stimpson

106

46

7

55

Stephen Baker

102

42

 

22

Brian Wall

102

38

9

66

Whitney Clifton

100

24

 

05

Spencer Martin

100

28

11

21

Justin Taylor

80

18

12

88

Nick Brill

74

22

13

9

Darren Cotner

72

34

14

15

Jerry Helms

66

30

15

16

Allen Henkel

56

32

 

Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

26

Derek Taylor

142

48

1

61

Charlie Curry

142

46

3

24

A.J. Sanders

134

50

4

81

Chuck Wall

130

48

5

44

Andrew Durham

120

50

 

1

Rob Young

120

28

 

7

Chris Allison

120

32

8

13

Chase Hunt

116

30

9

22

Jason Tutterow

114

38

10

59

Shane Tuttle

112

28

11

16

Stephen Sanders

110

44

12

89

Joseph Swanson

106

34

 

54

Jeremy Smith

106

36

14

69

Drew Moffitt

102

22

 

3

Rik Newsome

102

38