Myers Practice Efforts Keep Him Competitive at Bowman Gray
 

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Races aren’t necessarily won on the last lap. For Burt Myers of Walnut Cove, the Saturday, June 29 race was won during morning practice sessions.
            “I hate coming over here on Saturday mornings. We race so often that on Saturday morning we kind of want some down time to keep cool and get plenty of fluids in you,” said Myers after his June 29 victory. “But we came over here and adjusted this morning and I think that’s what paid off for us.”
            On June 29, the first race for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series had the starting lineup set strictly by qualifying, so those crucial time trial laps were key to performing well. Myers turned the fastest lap – a feat that he credits to all the setup work done during the day’s practice sessions.
            “The track was a little bit touchy this week, so the adjustments we made over here this morning ran over into this afternoon and that put us on the pole,” said Myers. “I’ve never seen the track change as much as it has this year from week to week.”
            “One setup will work one week, and it won’t work the next,” said Myers. “You have to use your two short practices in the evening to try and get dialed in – so if you can take some of that morning practice and get close, you’re closer whenever Saturday afternoon practice comes around.”
            But while Myers reveled in the win on June 29, the points race is starting to be something that he’s considering week to week. With the season clicking by, Myers continues to rack up poles and victories – three poles and five wins in all – putting him in the current points lead.
            “We’re halfway about now. It’s great to be the points leader,” said Myers. “I’ve told you how hard we’ve been working to try and get our car to sit on the pole going out first. We found a couple things. That doesn’t mean it’s going to work next week. But it sure did this week.”
            Myers has a 20-point lead in the Modifieds, although John Smith of Mount Airy continues to whittle away at the points gap. Defending Champion Tim Brown of Rural Hall is still within striking distance in third.
            In the Classic Muscle Sportsman Series, Mack Little of Kernersville continues to hold on to the points lead. But Zack Clifton of Walkertown is moving closer and closer to Little, gaining a few points in last event to reduce Little’s lead down to a scant six points.
            John Holleman of Winston-Salem flew through the field to hang on to second in the points for the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series. Doug Wall of Pfafftown sails ahead at the top of the pack, though – 32 points ahead of Holleman.
            In the Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series, disaster struck in last event for Jason Keaton of Mocksville. Involvement in a wreck relegated him to a 16th place finish, taking him out of the points lead. Chuck Wall of Lexington capitalizes on the opportunity, finishing fourth and leaping onto the top of the points ladder.
            This Saturday, the points race comes to a boiling point with O’Reilly Auto Parts $2 Ladies’ Night. Women are admitted for just two dollars to see the O’Reilly Auto Parts 100 for the Modifieds, plus racing for the Sportsman, Street Stock, and Stadium Stock Divisions. And each race is worth double the normal points.
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

480

42

2

25

John Smith

460

43

3

83

Tim Brown

447

41

4

4

Jason Myers

434

40

5

77

Lee Jeffreys

409

42

6

65

Danny Bohn

372

41

7

05

Tony Black

354

41

8

50

Michael Clifton

353

27

9

5

Randy Butner

352

42

10

13

Chris Fleming

346

30

11

21

Tommy Neal

340

27

12

2

Joseph Brown

298

23

13

07

Kevin Neal

271

23

14

66

Ronnie Clifton

248

40

15

3

Danny Propst

214

17

 

Classic Muscle Sportsman Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

76

Mack Little

384

44

2

81

Zack Clifton

378

46

3

3

Jeff Garrison

353

40

4

70

Noah Triplett

335

42

5

86

Taylor Branch

313

16

6

38

Mitch Gales

304

38

7

19

Michael Adams

302

12

8

50

Barry Edwards

298

18

9

02

Derek Stoltz

281

50

10

09

David Adams

258

36

11

18

Kenny Bost

248

0

12

83

Cale Gale

247

10

13

72

Bryant Robertson

227

0

14

55

Zack Ore

203

28

15

26

Michael Tilley

189

34

 

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

12

Doug Wall

422

48

2

4

John Holleman

390

42

3

23

Kris Hoots

346

28

4

22

David Creed

344

14

5

99

John McNeal

342

32

6

21

Justin Taylor

340

50

7

66

Whitney Clifton

312

18

8

98

Billy Gregg

298

46

9

61

Richard Hoots

292

24

10

14

Aaron Hylton

288

12

11

8

K.J. Stimpson

278

34

12

88

Evan Ingleston

272

26

13

50

Austin Edwards

258

30

14

54

Dakota Ratcliff

256

22

15

30

Blake Shupe

252

10

 

Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

81

Chuck Wall

410

44

2

01

Jason Keaton

406

20

3

60

Ted Mickalowski

352

36

4

13

Chase Hunt

350

24

 

40

Daniel Yates

350

46

6

26

Derek Taylor

342

38

 

4

Andrew Sanders

342

42

8

7

Chris Allison

326

48

9

76

Billy Cameron Jr

318

32

10

8

Shane Southard

316

28

 

55

Tyler Burke

316

22

12

29

Cody Arrington

306

34

13

89

Joseph Swanson

298

26

14

24

A.J. Sanders

280

40

15

11

A.J. Quakenbush

272

50