Myers Brothers Swap Points Lead at Bowman Gray
Burt Myers loses ground; Points race tightens up.

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Last Saturday at Bowman Gray Stadium, double the normal points were awarded for each race, and double the normal pressure was placed on the championship contenders.
            The night started off on an uneasy note for Burt Myers of Walnut Cove. Myers has qualified on the pole twice this season and was hoping to repeat the performance in order to protect his points lead in the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series.
            But Myers’s time was only 13th fastest. His brother, Jason Myers, was in the same predicament. Jason entered the event ranked second in the points and only qualified 14th.
            “The track was in terrible shape when I was qualifying,” said Burt Myers. Qualifying at the Stadium occurs in order of points, so the Myers brothers took the track first – while the conditions of the track rubber were at their most unfavorable.
            The Myers brothers were able to climb up to 11th and 12th, slightly improving from their starting position.
            But soaring ahead at the front of the field was Tim Brown of Rural Hall, the last person the Myers brothers wanted to see having a strong performance on a Double Points Night.         Brown took the pole and led every lap to take the checkered for the first Modified race.
            With the Myerses finishing 11th and 12th, fingers were crossed across the Stadium as Brown drew the “Madhouse Scramble” number. If he drew an 8 or a 10, the Myers brothers wouldn’t be part of the inversion and would start behind Brown in the second race – a disaster on a night with double points.
            Fortunately for the Myers brothers – and unfortunately for Brown – Brown drew 16th, placing the Myers brothers ahead of Tim Brown for the start of the second race.
            But the night was far from over: Burt Myers had a run-in with Chris Fleming of Mount Airy that cost him a few positions. Burt Myers finished eighth, while Jason Myers powered forward to finish in third.
            After the points had been tallied, Jason Myers passed his older brother to grab the points lead. Burt falls back to second. “When it’s not your night, it’s not your night,” said Burt Myers.
            And although he’s happy to be in the points lead, Jason Myers knows that the lead is a fragile thing. “If Tim would’ve drawn 10th in the first race, I’d be fifth or sixth in the point right now,” said Jason Myers. “That’s all it takes is one night.”
            The #83 team of Tim Brown was frustrated at not being able to climb up more in the points. “I’m happy we had a first race win, but I’m equally as unhappy about how the second one went - but that’s just part of it,” said Brown. “We didn’t capitalize on our opportunity tonight, but maybe I will next time.”
            Brown stays fourth in the points, with Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg maintaining his third place ranking.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Derek Stoltz of Walkertown won the Whelen Sportsman 100 on Saturday – the longest and most prestigious race of the season. And with double points being awarded, Stoltz shot from fifth up to the points lead. Jeff Garrison of Arcadia isn’t far behind with a second place ranking.
            Billy Gregg of Lexington finished second in the 20-lapper for the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series, keeping him in the points lead.
            In the Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series, Lexington resident Chuck Wall’s victory rockets him up to the top spot on the points ladder.
            The battle for the championship continues this weekend at Bowman Gray Stadium – with two nights of racing action on the agenda. On Friday, it’s the G-OIL 100 for the Modifieds, plus racing for the Sportsman, Street Stock, and Stadium Stock Divisions. And regular adult admission is just eight dollars.
            On Saturday, it’s a Two Dollar Ladies’ Night: women are admitted for only two dollars to see a Modified 100-lapper and the NASCAR Hall of Fame 150 for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. It’s only the second time at the Madhouse for these full-bodied cars, and it will certainly be an exciting one.
            On both nights: Gates open at 6:00 for practice, and the first race begins at 8:00 PM – this Friday and 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

4

Jason Myers

243

74

2

1

Burt Myers

238

66

3

77

Lee Jeffreys

234

72

4

83

Tim Brown

231

74

 

22

Jonathan Brown

231

76

6

50

Michael Clifton

216

74

7

25

John Smith

197

76

8

65

Danny Bohn

195

70

9

66

Ronnie Clifton

181

70

10

05

Tony Black

179

64

11

5

Randy Butner

178

66

12

48

Brad Robbins

156

68

13

75

Robert Jeffreys

153

68

14

69

Junior Miller

149

14

15

81

Austin Pack

139

6

 

 

Webb Heating and A/C Co. Sportsman Series:

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

02

Derek Stoltz

255

100

2

3

Jeff Garrison

242

76

3

18

Kenny Bost

212

56

4

19

Michael Adams

206

84

5

9

David Adams

198

48

6

72

Bryant Robertson

196

36

7

79

John Lain

189

80

8

92

Kyle Southern

184

96

9

81

Zack Clifton

180

28

 

86

Taylor Branch

180

44

11

26

Michael Tilley

179

92

12

70

Gary Ledbetter

165

8

13

07

Danny Cornwell

156

64

14

50

Barry Edwards

143

4

15

11

Wayne Hill

134

72

 


Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

98

Billy Gregg

284

96

2

1

David Sumner

266

88

3

4

John Holleman

262

100

4

12

Doug Wall

260

76

5

44

Daniel Fishel

244

80

6

55

Stephen Baker

212

72

7

66

Whitney Clifton

202

68

8

22

Brian Wall

180

36

9

00

Donnie Martin

162

92

10

88

Nick Brill

158

56

11

8

K.J. Stimpson

146

40

12

05

Spencer Martin

144

32

 

9

Darren Cotner

144

48

14

25

Johnny Arnder

138

60

 

16

Allen Henkel

138

64

 

Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

81

Chuck Wall

270

100

2

61

Charlie Curry

262

72

3

44

Andrew Durham

260

92

4

1

Rob Young

250

80

5

13

Chase Hunt

244

84

 

7

Chris Allison

244

80

7

24

A.J. Sanders

236

52

8

02

Wesley Thompson

226

92

9

8

Shane Southard

218

96

10

62

Kevin Hedgecock

216

76

11

60

Ted Mickalowski

214

88

12

26

Derek Taylor

200

32

 

42

Phillip Wright

200

84

14

16

Stephen Sanders

196

48

15

22

Jason Tutterow

190

44