Points Crash for Tim Brown, Jason Myers at Bowman Gray
 

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) With a track as tight and challenging as Bowman Gray Stadium, the race for the championship is often decided in the blink of an eye.
            Such was the case for Tim Brown of Rural Hall and Jason Myers of Walnut Cove on Saturday as they flew into a multiple car pileup, damaging their points totals as much as their cars.
            During a double-file restart, a fight for position at the head of the field led to almost the entire outside row being left with nowhere to go except into the guard rail. Almost a dozen cars were mangled, and Robbie Brewer’s car even flipped upside-down. All drivers were unhurt.
            Brown, who is the defending champion of the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series and entered the race leading in the points, headed back to the pits where his crew feverishly worked on quick repairs. Jason Myers’s crew flew into action as well to try and save his second place point ranking.
            “It stinks to wreck in the first few laps here and fall out with a car capable of winning the race,” said Brown, who chooses to keep his head up about the matter. “We’ll go home, unload it right now, and start tearing it apart to fix it. We’ll come back next week and try to be the best we can be.”
            Brown ended up finishing four laps down – but with so much of the field taken out, that was good enough for 10th place. Jason Myers finished 17th having lost 56 laps.
            The momentum belonged instead to Burt Myers of Walnut Cove and John Smith of Mount Airy. Myers claimed the checkered, boosting him into the points lead. John Smith’s third place finish moves him into the second place spot on the points ladder.
            However, at this point in the season the points lead may be as much of a liability as anything: the Stadium runs qualifying laps in order of points, putting the points leaders out on the track when it is in its least desirable shape for qualifying speed.
            “At this point, all the points lead means is that I have to go out first qualifying,” said Myers. “But that’s the preferred spot – to be up front – that way it’s on you to win or to lose it.”
            In the Classic Muscle Sportsman Series, Barry Edwards of Pinnacle finishes second to move up to the points lead. Walkertown resident Derek Stoltz’s 13th place finish drops him down to a close second in the points – only two points behind Edwards.
            Whitney Clifton of Walkertown leaps up to tie David Creed of Mount Airy for the points lead in the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series. Doug Wall of Pfafftown grabbed the checkered in Saturday’s annual 50-lapper – their longest race of the year – to move up to third in the points.
            Rain delay caused the postponement of the second Stadium Stock race of last event, meaning that the points battles won’t be updated until that race is completed this Saturday.
            And this Saturday will be a true test for all the competitors: it will be a Double Points Night. Each division will be battling for double the normal points, so even more is at stake.
            The Classic Muscle Sportsman Series will race in the Whelen Sportsman 100 – their longest and most prestigious race of the year. Also on the schedule are twin 25s for the Modifieds plus racing for the Street Stock and Stadium Stock divisions.
Gates open at 6:00 for practice, qualifying for the Sportsman begins at 6:00, 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.

 

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

1

Burt Myers

134

50

2

25

John Smith

128

46

3

83

Tim Brown

121

32

4

05

Tony Black

107

42

5

4

Jason Myers

105

18

6

65

Danny Bohn

94

48

 

50

Michael Clifton

94

44

8

2

Joseph Brown

93

40

9

21

Tommy Neal

89

24

10

5

Randy Butner

80

4

11

77

Lee Jeffreys

78

38

12

07

Kevin Neal

76

28

 

28

Zach Brewer

76

36

14

48

Brad Robbins

72

12

15

66

Ronnie Clifton

70

22

 

Classic Muscle Sportsman Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

50

Barry Edwards

105

24

2

02

Derek Stoltz

103

13

3

72

Bryant Robertson

96

21

4

3

Jeff Garrison

93

22

5

18

Kenny Bost

92

14

6

38

Mitch Gales

85

15

7

76

Mack Little

84

20

8

81

Zack Clifton

83

8

9

70

Noah Triplett

80

25

10

83

Cale Gale

77

0

11

19

Michael Adams

71

4

12

11

Wayne Hill

69

16

13

86

Taylor Branch

67

17

14

26

Michael Tilley

58

19

15

22

Stacey Miller

57

6

 

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

66

Whitney Clifton

126

48

 

22

David Creed

126

38

3

12

Doug Wall

118

50

 

23

Kris Hoots

118

36

5

8

K.J. Stimpson

106

44

6

21

Justin Taylor

104

18

7

99

John McNeal

102

42

8

61

Richard Hoots

92

24

9

14

Aaron Hylton

86

30

 

92

Casie Doub

86

32

11

98

Billy Gregg

82

46

 

4

John Holleman

82

28

13

54

Dakota Ratcliff

80

14

14

77

Trevor Collins

74

0

 

88

Evan Ingleston

74

12