Brown Slowly Gaining at Bowman Gray
 

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Tim Brown of Tobaccoville capped off 2015 by taking his 10th championship. Yet the 2016 season hasn’t started off on a strong note for the man who holds just about every record possible at Bowman Gray Stadium.
            With a 16th place finish in the season-opener and a 9th place finish one week later, Brown fell down to 11th on the points ladder for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series. But he was able to play to his strengths on Saturday to turn things around - a timely accomplishment with Saturday’s racing awarding double points.
            Starting lineup for Saturday’s first 25-lap race was determined strictly by qualifying. And as one advantage of a low points ranking, Brown took his time trial lap later in the session when the track conditions improved as rubber was laid down by previous qualifiers. Not to mention that his car has been turning record-breaking laps this season.
            With two poles in two qualifying attempts, Brown kept the record going and grabbed his third pole. He started up front and held on to win.
            Then he came back in the second race and quietly made his way from an 8th place start up to 5th. While the second-race climb didn’t receive much fanfare, it did give Brown a higher average finish than any other competitor – earning him the most points possible.
            Brown moves from 11th up to 4th in the points. But he still has a long way to go: Burt Myers of Walnut Cove turned in the second highest average finish to take almost as many points as Brown.
            Myers stays in the points lead, with Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg moving up to second in the points.
            Saturday was not only double points – but it was the Whelen Sportsman 100 for the Yates Grading & Paving Sportsman Series. The long-distance battle put racers to the test, and points leader Zack Clifton of Walkertown was caught up in wreckage as a result of the intense pressure.
            Clifton fell a lap down but was still able to claw his way to a seventh place finish. However, he dropped from the points lead down to second.
            Tommy Neal of Walkertown was the man to beat on Saturday, grabbing the checkered for the 100-lapper and taking over the points lead. However, he can’t rest at all – Zack Clifton is just one point behind Neal.
            In the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series, Derrick Rice of Kernersville finishes third in the Whelen Street Stock 50 to keep a solid points lead. Austin Edwards of Winston-Salem came in sixth, moving him up to second in the points.
            And in the McDowell Heating & Air Stadium Stock Series, A.J. Sanders of Mocksville slips from the lead down to third in the points. Wesley Thompson of Advance won on Saturday to rocket into the points lead. Billy Cameron Jr. moves up to second in the points.
            This Saturday is the night you’ve been waiting for – it’s $2 Ladies’ Night presented by the Triad’s 1057. Man Up! Women are admitted for only two dollars to see the NASCAR Hall of Fame 100 for the Modifieds, plus racing for the Sportsman, Street Stock, and Stadium Stock Series.
            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

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

1

Burt Myers

188

96

2

77

Lee Jeffreys

170

92

3

53

John Smith

164

84

4

83

Tim Brown

154

100

5

4

Jason Myers

152

80

6

04

Brandon Ward

144

72

7

50

Michael Clifton

134

76

8

2

Joseph Brown

130

64

9

27

Joe Ryan Osborne

128

44

10

5

Randy Butner

122

68

11

71

Dean Ward

118

88

12

22

Jonathan Brown

98

48

13

66

Ronnie Clifton

96

56

14

18

Daniel Yates

94

40

15

16

Chris Fleming

92

36

 

Yates Grading & Paving Sportsman Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

21

Tommy Neal

222

100

2

81

Zack Clifton

221

76

3

26

Michael Tilley

204

88

4

4

John Holleman

191

72

5

70

Noah Triplett

185

96

6

7

Dylan Ward

174

80

7

0

Michael Adams

170

64

8

07

Kevin Neal

169

60

9

68

Robbie Brewer

162

56

10

3

Jeff Garrison

156

68

11

28

Billy Gregg

146

36

12

55

Zack Ore

143

24

13

11

Wayne Hill

136

48

14

31

Mike Robertson

112

0

15

12

Justin Taylor

103

28

 

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

20

Derrick Rice

190

92

2

50

Austin Edwards

166

80

3

22

Brian Wall

152

96

4

19

Tom Zachary

150

56

 

7

Jamie Byrd

150

84

6

30

Blake Shupe

148

100

7

40

Taylor Robbins

136

48

8

0

Kirk Sheets

128

88

9

69

Gerald Robinson Jr

116

68

10

24

Chris Thomas

114

60

11

16

Brad Lewis

106

76

12

1

Jasper Sumner

96

36

13

49

Phillip Jones

94

52

14

9

Darren Cotner

90

64

15

97

Jeremy Warren

84

0

 

McDowell Heating & Air Stadium Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

02

Wesley Thompson

182

100

 

76

Billy Cameron Jr

182

96

3

24

A.J. Sanders

180

80

 

97

Bryan Sykes

180

84

5

62

Kevin Hedgecock

172

96

6

17

Andy Southern

170

80

7

30

Stephen Sanders

166

76

8

71

Auston McElveen

158

88

9

29

Cody Arrington

156

92

10

10

David Hopkins

152

76

11

77

Randy McElveen

148

100

12

8

Shane Southard

140

92

13

31

Zack Staley

134

64

 

09

Tim Evans

134

72

 

83

Shane Tuttle

134

72