Brown Gains, Myers Falters at Bowman Gray
 

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Points Leader Tim Brown of Rural Hall narrowly avoided disaster on Saturday at Bowman Gray Stadium. In the meantime, his primary points rival, Jason Myers of Walnut Cove, wasn’t so lucky.
            Brown qualified on the pole for the first 25-lap race for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series. He battled with Burt Myers of Walnut Cove to grab the lead during the opening lap, and the number 83 of Brown sailed ahead for most of the race.
            But as he and Myers caught up to lapped traffic on the final lap, the cluttered track gave Myers the opportunity to deliver a stiff shot to Brown’s bumper. Myers slipped to the inside, while Brown tried to avoid spinning and nailing the guard rail.
            Coming out of turn four, the two continued their battle – crashing into each other and sliding across the finish line in one of the closest finishes ever in Stadium history.
            Although many accuse Brown of overly-cautious racing, Brown was quick to point out that his actions on Saturday show his fearlessness. “There wasn’t any way I was going off the gas,” said Brown. “We’ll wreck if that’s what they want to do, but I was going for the win.”
            But the end of the season draws closer and closer, and Brown is focusing on winning the title. “Four more races - and hopefully I can keep this point lead,” said Brown, who added that he’s not taking lightly the fierce competition from Burt Myers, Jason Myers, Robert Jeffreys, Lee Jeffreys, and Jonathan Brown.
             “We’re going to try and win this championship,” said Brown. “We’ve just got to keep coming over here, sitting on the pole, and winning races.”
            When the “Madhouse Scramble” inverted part of the field for the second race, it seemed like Jason Myers would be able to tread water with Brown, maintaining their points gap – or even gaining a point or two.
            But Jason Myers spun during the second race after a bump to the rear from Dean Ward of Winston-Salem. “It looked like the 25 car broke and was waving everybody around. I slowed down to keep from running over the 25 - and the guy behind me didn’t slow up,” said Myers. “That’s two weeks in a row I slowed up when I was supposed to, and I got run over from behind.”
            Instead of staying even with Brown, Myers loses nine points in the race for the championship. Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem moves up to third in the points after Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg slips down to fourth in the rankings.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, points contender Jeff Garrison of Arcadia finishes an impressive sixth and second. Unfortunately for him, points leader Derek Stoltz of Walkertown also finished well – keeping their points gap the same.
            David Sumner of Trinity claimed the checkered on Saturday in the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series, allowing him to gain a few points on points leader Billy Gregg of Lexington.
            In the Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series, challenger A.J. Sanders of Mocksville finished ninth on Saturday, slipping a little in the points and allowing Charlie Curry of Welcome to extend his points lead.
            The rivalries continue this Saturday night – and you can see the action for the absolute best price in town. It’s $1 Ladies’ Night, where all women are admitted for only a buck to see Modified Twin 50s and racing for the Sportsman, Street Stock, and Stadium Stock Divisions.
            Gates open at 6:00 for practice, 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

83

Tim Brown

551

44

2

4

Jason Myers

527

35

3

22

Jonathan Brown

507

44

4

77

Lee Jeffreys

505

29

5

25

John Smith

488

26

6

1

Burt Myers

473

31

7

65

Danny Bohn

471

29

8

5

Randy Butner

465

43

9

71

Dean Ward

444

44

10

50

Michael Clifton

443

24

11

66

Ronnie Clifton

381

42

12

69

Junior Miller

369

10

13

05

Tony Black

338

22

14

40

Chris Fleming

322

26

15

81

Austin Pack

321

41

 

 

Webb Heating and A/C Co. Sportsman Series:

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

02

Derek Stoltz

540

44

2

3

Jeff Garrison

521

44

3

18

Kenny Bost

479

32

4

79

John Lain

478

34

5

81

Zack Clifton

454

34

6

19

Michael Adams

450

28

7

72

Bryant Robertson

412

27

8

9

David Adams

408

26

9

92

Kyle Southern

386

30

10

86

Taylor Branch

376

44

11

26

Michael Tilley

363

39

12

8

Bobby Reed

279

47

13

07

Danny Cornwell

273

6

14

22

Stacey Miller

258

19

15

50

Barry Edwards

247

0

 


Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

98

Billy Gregg

592

46

2

1

David Sumner

564

50

3

4

John Holleman

546

38

4

12

Doug Wall

520

30

5

8

K.J. Stimpson

466

42

6

44

Daniel Fishel

464

18

7

55

Stephen Baker

462

40

8

66

Whitney Clifton

436

32

9

22

Brian Wall

414

28

10

18

Tim Vaden

370

44

11

9

Darren Cotner

320

0

12

21

Justin Taylor

244

20

13

16

Allen Henkel

238

34

14

88

Nick Brill

212

0

15

05

Spencer Martin

188

0

 

Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

61

Charlie Curry

580

42

2

24

A.J. Sanders

532

34

3

81

Chuck Wall

514

36

4

1

Rob Young

502

44

5

26

Derek Taylor

478

50

6

13

Chase Hunt

458

40

7

7

Chris Allison

430

22

8

89

Joseph Swanson

418

38

 

62

Kevin Hedgecock

418

28

10

8

Shane Southard

412

26

11

22

Jason Tutterow

402

24

12

01

Jason Keaton

396

48

13

60

Ted Mickalowski

392

30

14

69

Drew Moffitt

388

0

15

16

Stephen Sanders

366

0