Halfway Towards the Crown at Bowman Gray
 

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) It’s officially the halfway point at Bowman Gray Stadium.
            With eight events left out of sixteen scheduled events for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series, time is beginning to run out for the competitors to make a play at the championship. But if there’s anything that the Madhouse has taught us over the years, it’s that anything can happen at the legendary quarter mile.
            Right now, Burt Myers of Walnut Cove is sitting on top of the points ladder – and after Saturday night’s dominant performance, will anyone be able to catch him?
            Myers was the fastest qualifier, passed by Brandon Ward and Lee Jeffreys to claim the win in the first race, and then followed it all up with a strong finish in the second race. He pulled in more points than any other competitor.
            “We’ve been working really hard with this car and it’s been there. It’s been right there – we just lacked that little bit,” said Myers. “We were so close, and it was just one minor adjustment that set this car on fire.”
            This Saturday, the Modifieds compete in twin 25-lap races. Points are awarded based on the highest average finish for the two races, leading to a high stakes situation for Myers. Those drivers who finish well gain more points than they would under the previous system of each race awarding points independently. However, a slip in one race spells a much worse points loss.
            Myers was the man to beat on Saturday, but the previous few weeks weren’t that way. In the last set of twin 25-lappers on May 28, Tim Brown of Tobaccoville had the highest average finish. The night rocketed Brown from 11th in the points up to fourth – so could Brown perform just as strongly this Saturday?
            The current points standings have Myers on top with a 31 point gap between him and second-ranked John Smith of Mount Airy. Tim Brown sits in third, four points behind Smith.
            Zack Clifton of Walkertown entered Saturday in the points lead for the Yates Grading and Paving Sportsman Series. But as he fought for the win with John Holleman of Winston-Salem and Michael Tilley of Winston-Salem, Clifton collided with the guard rail. He falls out of the points lead, with Tommy Neal of Walkertown moving up to reclaim the top spot.
            In the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series, Derrick Rice of Kernersville maintains the points lead despite getting a flat tire in Saturday’s racing. Austin Edwards of Pinnacle finishes second to move up to second in the points.
            Billy Cameron, Jr. of Salibsury claimed victory on Saturday, boosting him up to tie A.J. Sanders of Mocksville for the points lead in the McDowell Heating & Air Stadium Stock Series.
            This Saturday is Midway Mobile Storage Night with the high-stakes Modified Twin 25s. Also on the schedule is racing for the Sportsman, Street Stock, and Stadium Stock Divisions.
            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

283

47

2

53

John Smith

252

46

3

83

Tim Brown

248

44

4

77

Lee Jeffreys

244

42

5

4

Jason Myers

242

44

6

27

Joe Ryan Osborne

214

42

7

04

Brandon Ward

204

34

8

5

Randy Butner

185

29

9

66

Ronnie Clifton

170

38

10

71

Dean Ward

165

29

11

87

Mike Speeney

160

34

12

50

Michael Clifton

154

0

 

2

Joseph Brown

154

0

14

18

Daniel Yates

139

29

15

22

Jonathan Brown

126

0

 

Yates Grading & Paving Sportsman Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

21

Tommy Neal

305

46

2

81

Zack Clifton

300

32

3

26

Michael Tilley

271

32

4

4

John Holleman

262

35

5

0

Michael Adams

259

44

 

7

Dylan Ward

259

40

7

07

Kevin Neal

255

46

8

68

Robbie Brewer

246

46

9

3

Jeff Garrison

215

30

10

28

Billy Gregg

212

26

11

55

Zack Ore

204

33

12

70

Noah Triplett

185

0

13

11

Wayne Hill

136

0

14

31

Mike Robertson

130

18

15

12

Justin Taylor

123

0

 

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

20

Derrick Rice

274

38

2

50

Austin Edwards

242

48

3

19

Tom Zachary

226

40

4

7

Jamie Byrd

222

30

5

22

Brian Wall

220

24

6

30

Blake Shupe

218

44

7

0

Kirk Sheets

186

18

8

40

Taylor Robbins

178

20

9

16

Brad Lewis

172

36

10

97

Jeremy Warren

164

32

11

14

Aaron Hylton

162

28

12

1

Jasper Sumner

160

26

13

69

Gerald Robinson Jr

148

8

14

24

Chris Thomas

144

14

15

52

Fletcher Whaley

142

50

 

McDowell Heating & Air Stadium Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

24

A.J. Sanders

270

44

 

76

Billy Cameron Jr

270

50

3

97

Bryan Sykes

258

42

4

8

Shane Southard

236

48

5

62

Kevin Hedgecock

234

28

6

02

Wesley Thompson

216

34

 

81

Chuck Wall

216

40

 

71

Auston McElveen

216

30

9

30

Stephen Sanders

214

24

10

10

David Hopkins

208

26

11

31

Zack Staley

204

38

12

40

Brandon Brendle

202

46

 

77

Randy McElveen

202

36

14

38

Christian Joyce

196

48

15

09

Tim Evans

194

44