Battles Throughout the Field at Bowman Gray
 

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) As we near the halfway point in the season at Bowman Gray Stadium, the points races are beginning to take shape – and every lap has the potential to be a deciding point in the championship.
            The first lap for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series was one such lap as second-place qualifier Jason Myers of Walnut Cove tangled with pole-sitter Tim Brown of Rural Hall. They collided as they fought for the lead in turn one, and then Myers delivered a stiff shot to Brown in turn three to shake him out of the lead.
            “It wasn’t payback,” said Myers about the bump in the third turn. “But I’m not going to let somebody run over me and just finish behind them.”
            Brown tried to reclaim the top spot but was unsuccessful. “I was trying to give him a shot like he did to me,” said Brown. “But his car was tight and he was slowing down – and I couldn’t hit him hard enough.”
            Myers took the checkered for the first race and finished seventh in the second race, keeping his fourth place ranking in the points. Brown grabbed second in the first race and fifth in the second race, maintaining his third place spot on the points ladder.
            But while the crowd was focused on the battle going on for the checkered flag, there was a subtle fight in the middle of the field as the points leaders struggled for every position possible.
            Burt Myers of Walnut Cove entered the event tied for the points lead with John Smith of Mount Airy. Myers came in fourth and third, giving him a strong points night and moving him into a solid lead.
            John Smith was unable to recover from his qualifying lap: he qualified ninth fastest for the first race and held steady for a ninth place finish.
            His hopes for a good points night would now rest with the “Madhouse Scramble” inversion draw to determine the starting lineup for the second race. Smith had an 80% chance of starting ahead of Burt Myers, Jason Myers, and Tim Brown in the second race.
            But unfortunately for Smith, the draw was low enough that he wasn’t included in the inversion – meaning that he started behind all of his points rivals instead. Smith worked his way up to a sixth place finish, but the damage was done. He slipped out of the tie for the points lead down to second.
            In the Classic Muscle Sportsman Series, Mack Little of Kernersville powered forward to grab the checkered for the first 20-lapper, maintaining his points lead. Zack Clifton of Walkertown finished fourth in both races to take over second in the points rankings, slipping by Noah Triplett of Tyro who falls down to third.
            Doug Wall of holds on to the top spot on the points ladder for the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series. David Creed of Mount Airy moves into second in the points after winning on Saturday – an impressive ranking considering he didn’t even compete on May 31 due to mechanical problems.
            In the Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series, Jason Keaton of Mocksville secures the points lead, while Chuck Wall of Lexington moves up to a strong second place ranking.
            The points battles will heat up even more this Saturday – it’s a Modified 100-lapper. The Modifieds have a full-field draw for position, and the Midway Trailer Rental “Double File” Restart Rule will be in effect. Plus there will also be racing for the Sportsman, Street Stock, and Stadium Stock Divisions.
            And you can see all the action for the best price in town – it’s $2 Ladies’ Night. All women are admitted for just two bucks to see the family-friendly entertainment that the Madhouse is known for.
            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

347

45

2

25

John Smith

339

37

3

83

Tim Brown

328

45

4

4

Jason Myers

305

44

5

77

Lee Jeffreys

287

45

6

50

Michael Clifton

280

44

7

21

Tommy Neal

257

24

8

65

Danny Bohn

253

25

9

5

Randy Butner

252

44

10

05

Tony Black

243

28

11

13

Chris Fleming

236

17

12

2

Joseph Brown

221

22

13

07

Kevin Neal

201

13

14

27

Zach Brewer

166

30

 

3

Danny Propst

166

11

 

Classic Muscle Sportsman Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

76

Mack Little

260

44

2

81

Zack Clifton

249

44

3

70

Noah Triplett

248

34

4

86

Taylor Branch

236

30

 

3

Jeff Garrison

236

43

6

50

Barry Edwards

235

33

7

18

Kenny Bost

232

27

8

19

Michael Adams

215

30

9

72

Bryant Robertson

205

26

10

83

Cale Gale

193

44

11

38

Mitch Gales

192

33

12

02

Derek Stoltz

187

27

13

09

David Adams

165

40

14

28

Todd Tilley

142

14

15

22

Stacey Miller

127

13

 

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

12

Doug Wall

286

42

2

22

David Creed

272

50

3

23

Kris Hoots

266

34

4

4

John Holleman

252

46

5

66

Whitney Clifton

226

14

6

21

Justin Taylor

222

10

 

99

John McNeal

222

48

 

88

Evan Ingleston

222

38

9

8

K.J. Stimpson

212

44

10

30

Blake Shupe

210

36

11

61

Richard Hoots

208

28

12

14

Aaron Hylton

206

16

13

77

Trevor Collins

200

22

14

50

Austin Edwards

192

8

15

92

Casie Doub

182

26

 

Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

01

Jason Keaton

288

48

2

81

Chuck Wall

280

46

3

55

Tyler Burke

262

40

4

13

Chase Hunt

258

50

5

26

Derek Taylor

244

6

6

40

Daniel Yates

242

20

 

4

Andrew Sanders

242

38

8

24

A.J. Sanders

240

0

9

60

Ted Mickalowski

238

34

10

7

Chris Allison

228

30

11

29

Cody Arrington

216

36

12

76

Billy Cameron Jr

214

32

13

22

Jason Tutterow

210

18

14

8

Shane Southard

202

0

15

89

Joseph Swanson

192

14