Myers Is Winless but Points Leader at Bowman Gray
 

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Nearing the halfway point in the 2016 season at Bowman Gray Stadium, many competitors have stood in Winner’s Circle. But uncharacteristically, Burt Myers of Walnut Cove hasn’t been one
of them.
        Always a fierce competitor in the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series, Myers has tallied up a win by mid-June every single year since 2002. But in 2016, he hasn’t qualified on the pole or won a race yet.
        But what has he done? He’s finished consistently each and every time with a top-five finish in all but one race. He may not have celebrated in Victory Lane this season, but he’s sitting proudly on top of the points rankings.
        “Points are great, but I want to win,” said Myers. “When it gets down to a couple races to go and we haven’t won yet, I might be a little worried – but we’ve still got a long way to go.”
        “We’ve got a great car and we’re working on it every week – and we’re getting better and better and better,” said Myers. “We’re there. If you put yourself in contention long enough, it comes.”
        Meanwhile, Defending Champion Tim Brown of Tobaccoville has spent the season coming back from his 16th place finish in the opening night 200-lapper. But with two wins in the last two weeks, Brown has now climbed up to
third in the points standings.
        “It wasn’t a good points night for us,” said Brown after his win on Saturday. “Burt finished right behind us. We need to win. We need to just keep setting on the pole and winning races – and if it’s meant to be, the points will come.
And if it’s not, then I’m doing all I can.”
        Myers currently sits 30 points ahead of second-ranked John Smith of Mount Airy. Brown is just two points behind Smith in third.
        In the Yates Grading & Paving Sportsman Series, Zack Clifton of Walkertown finished fourth in the first race and then won the second – boosting him up to the points lead. Tommy Neal of Walkertown drops down to second after
finishing 10th and fifth.
        Derrick Rice of Kernersville fought his way up from a 14th place start to take third in Saturday’s race for the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series. He stays the points leader by a strong margin. Brian Wall of Winston-Salem
finished right on Rice’s bumper to move up to second in the points standings.
        The McDowell Heating & Air Stadium Stock Series raced in their annual 50-lapper on Saturday and A.J. Sanders of Mocksville made his way up to third. That bumps him from third in the points up to the points lead. Billy Cameron,
Jr. took seventh, dropping him out of the points lead down to second in the points standings.
        This Saturday is a fan favorite: the Camping World Modified Twin 50s. It’s some of the best Modified action you’ll see plus racing for the Sportsman, Street Stock, and Stadium Stock Divisions. And the night will end with a wild 109
U-Pull-It Skid Race.
        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 LAST RACE
1 1 Burt Myers 236 48
2 53 John Smith 206 42
3 83 Tim Brown 204 50
4 77 Lee Jeffreys 202 32
5 4 Jason Myers 198 46
6 27 Joe Ryan Osborne 172 44
7 04 Brandon Ward 170 26
8 5 Randy Butner 156 34
9 50 Michael Clifton 154 20
9 2 Joseph Brown 154 24
11 71 Dean Ward 136 18
12 66 Ronnie Clifton 132 36
13 22 Jonathan Brown 126 28
14 16 Chris Fleming 114 22
15 18 Daniel Yates 110 16

 

Yates Grading & Paving Sportsman Series Current Points Standings

RANK CAR DRIVER POINTS LAST RACE
1 81 Zack Clifton 268 47
2 21 Tommy Neal 259 37
3 26 Michael Tilley 239 35
4 4 John Holleman 227 36
5 7 Dylan Ward 219 45
6 0 Michael Adams 215 45
7 07 Kevin Neal 209 40
8 68 Robbie Brewer 200 38
9 28 Billy Gregg 186 40
10 3 Jeff Garrison 185 29
10 70 Noah Triplett 185 0
12 55 Zack Ore 171 28
13 11 Wayne Hill 136 0
14 12 Justin Taylor 123 20
15 31 Mike Robertson 112 0

 

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK CAR DRIVER POINTS LAST RACE
1 20 Derrick Rice 236 46
2 22 Brian Wall 196 44
3 50 Austin Edwards 194 28
4 7 Jamie Byrd 192 42
5 19 Tom Zachary 186 36
6 30 Blake Shupe 174 26
7 0 Kirk Sheets 168 40
8 40 Taylor Robbins 158 22
9 69 Gerald Robinson Jr 140 24
10 16 Brad Lewis 136 30
11 14 Aaron Hylton 134 50
11 1 Jasper Sumner 134 38
13 97 Jeremy Warren 132 48
14 24 Chris Thomas 130 16
15 49 Phillip Jones 114 20

 

McDowell Heating & Air Stadium Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK CAR DRIVER POINTS LAST RACE
1 24 A.J. Sanders 226 46
2 76 Billy Cameron Jr 220 38
3 97 Bryan Sykes 216 36
4 62 Kevin Hedgecock 206 34
5 30 Stephen Sanders 190 24
6 8 Shane Southard 188 48
7 71 Auston McElveen 186 28
8 02 Wesley Thompson 182 0
8 10 David Hopkins 182 30
10 81 Chuck Wall 176 44
11 17 Andy Southern 174 4
12 77 Randy McElveen 166 18
12 31 Zack Staley 166 32
14 06 Derek Sheets 160 26
15 40 Brandon Brendle 156 50