Huge Double Points Leap for Winners at Bowman Gray
 

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) With double points on the line and a full moon in the sky last Saturday, the action heated up on the historic quarter mile at Bowman Gray Stadium.
            Jason Myers of Walnut Cove grabbed the checkered flag in the first race for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series. Myers had previously been up to a second place ranking in the points but fell back after a collision on May 18.
            After claiming victory in the first 25-lapper, Myers’s strategy was just to play it conservatively during the second race. “In the second race, you just ride and hope you don’t crash,” said Myers. “The way the other cars looked, it was best that we just rode it out. You don’t want to put yourself in that situation. You can gain two, four, six points – but you could lose twenty. And it’s just not worth it on a Double Points Night.”
            Myers sailed smoothly into a 13th place finish in the second race, allowing him to rebound up to fourth in the points standings.
            Brother Burt Myers of Walnut Cove finished right on Jason’s rear bumper in the first race and added to that a 10th place finish in the second race, growing his points lead.
            Tim Brown of Rural Hall, who was threatening to take the race lead away from Jason Myers on Saturday, began experiencing some mechanical issues that handicapped him later in the race. Although the defending champion started to fall back through the field, he skillfully held on to every position possible. Brown stays third in the points.
            John Smith of Mount Airy entered the event ranked second on the points ladder, but it looked like disaster would characterize his Double Points Night. Smith spun in the first race and was involved in a collision. He was able to still race his way to a 12th place finish.
            But a lucky draw in the O’Reilly Auto Parts “Madhouse Scramble” sent Smith up to third for the start of the second 25-lapper. After some quick mechanical changes in between races, he plowed through the field to grab the checkered.
            “It could’ve been real bad. This place is like playing Russian Roulette,” said Smith about the potential points impact of his wreck. “But we got lucky and that’s just the way it goes - and thankfully it worked out tonight.”
            Smith held on to his second place points ranking, only eight points behind Burt Myers.
            In the Classic Muscle Sportsman Series, Noah Triplett of Tyro won the annual Whelen Sportsman 100. Taylor Branch of Lewisville finished second in a photo finish. With double points at stake, Branch rockets up from 13th to 9th in the points. Triplett leaps from ninth into the points lead.
            Moving up from fifth to tie Triplett for the points lead is Kenny Bost of Lexington. Mack Little of Winston-Salem moves into third.
            John Holleman of Winston-Salem was declared the winner of the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock race after Billy Gregg of Lexington was disqualified in post-race technical inspection. Holleman moves from 11th to 6th in the points. David Creed of Mount Airy finished second on Saturday to strengthen his points lead.
            In the Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series, Jason Keaton of Mocksville won – boosting him into the points lead. Derek Taylor of Yadkinville moves up to tie Keaton for the lead.
            This weekend is one you won’t want to miss at Bowman Gray Stadium – it’s a two-day show with racing on Friday and Saturday.
            On Friday, the Modifieds duke it out in the G-OIL 100, plus racing for all other divisions. And adult admission is only eight dollars.
            On Saturday, it’s the best racing for the absolute best price – it’s a $2 Ladies’ Night. Women get in for only two bucks to see the NASCAR Hall of Fame 150 for the K&N Pro Series East plus another 100-lapper for the Modifieds.
Gates open at 6:00 for practice and the first race begins at 8:00 PM – this Friday night and 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

214

80

2

25

John Smith

206

78

3

83

Tim Brown

197

76

4

4

Jason Myers

181

76

5

50

Michael Clifton

174

80

6

2

Joseph Brown

167

74

7

21

Tommy Neal

165

76

8

5

Randy Butner

160

80

9

05

Tony Black

155

48

10

77

Lee Jeffreys

154

76

11

65

Danny Bohn

146

52

 

07

Kevin Neal

146

70

13

13

Chris Fleming

145

80

14

66

Ronnie Clifton

130

60

15

64

Steven Truell

117

70

 

Classic Muscle Sportsman Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

70

Noah Triplett

180

100

 

18

Kenny Bost

180

88

3

76

Mack Little

176

92

4

86

Taylor Branch

163

96

 

81

Zack Clifton

163

80

6

50

Barry Edwards

161

56

7

3

Jeff Garrison

153

60

8

83

Cale Gale

149

72

9

72

Bryant Robertson

148

52

10

19

Michael Adams

147

76

11

02

Derek Stoltz

127

24

12

38

Mitch Gales

121

36

13

28

Todd Tilley

116

68

14

92

Kyle Southern

114

64

15

11

Wayne Hill

101

32

 

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

22

David Creed

222

96

2

12

Doug Wall

198

80

3

21

Justin Taylor

196

92

4

23

Kris Hoots

190

72

5

66

Whitney Clifton

186

60

6

4

John Holleman

182

100

7

77

Trevor Collins

158

84

8

50

Austin Edwards

156

88

9

8

K.J. Stimpson

150

44

 

14

Aaron Hylton

150

64

 

88

Evan Ingleston

150

76

12

61

Richard Hoots

148

56

13

30

Blake Shupe

138

68

14

99

John McNeal

126

24

 

92

Casie Doub

126

40

 

Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

01

Jason Keaton

194

96

 

26

Derek Taylor

194

96

3

24

A.J. Sanders

192

92

4

81

Chuck Wall

184

100

5

40

Daniel Yates

180

84

6

8

Shane Southard

172

86

6

55

Tyler Burke

172

88

6

39

Jimmy Absher

172

92

9

60

Ted Mickalowski

164

88

9

13

Chase Hunt

164

72

9

7

Chris Allison

164

80

12

4

Andrew Sanders

158

70

13

22

Jason Tutterow

150

72

14

76

Billy Cameron Jr

144

76

14

29

Cody Arrington

144

76