Myers Pulls Ahead at Bowman Gray
 

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) It was a dream scenario for Burt Myers of Walnut Cove: not only did he perform in an outstanding fashion at Bowman Gray Stadium on Saturday, but his closest rivals ran into some bad luck.
            Myers claimed the checkered in Saturday’s FOX8 WGHP 100 for the Brad’s Golf Cars, pulling ahead of the field as the race drew to a close. “Today, we practiced on the tires we finished the last 100-lapper on,” said Myers after the race. “We weren’t very good in practice on the stopwatch, but we wanted to get an idea of where we would be towards the end of the race. And I think we had a great idea of where we would be - and it showed up tonight.”
            “This LFR chassis turns better than anything I’ve ever sat in, but that’s been hurting us here lately,” said Myers. “It turns so good that the car just over rotates. So we’ve been gradually creeping up on it because a Modified that turns too good is unheard of.”
            While Myers was leading the way, brother Jason Myers of Walnut Cove and Tim Brown of Tobaccoville were battling fiercely for second place. In a split second, Brown took a shot at the bumper of Jason Myers, the 4 car of Myers spun, and Brown was caught up in the wreckage.
            Brown was forced to pit, giving him a 16th place finish and dropping him from second in the points down to fourth. Jason Myers went to the rear and managed to climb back up to a seventh place finish. It was enough to move him to third on the points rankings, but the points gap between he and his brother continues to get wider.
            “You don’t wish bad luck on anybody, you just wish for you to have better luck – and tonight we did,” said Burt Myers. But he knows the championship is far from locked up. “You’re never sitting pretty good. That last race of the year you fall out on the last lap and you can finish fourth.”
            “We’ve been really solid this year, but all it takes is one back night to knock you down,” said Myers. “So we’re just going to keep trying and working hard and keep doing the normal things that we do that have put us in this position.”
            In the Yates Grading & Paving Sportsman Series, Zack Clifton of Walkertown tangled with Michael Adams of Yadkinville for the lead in the first Sportsman race on Saturday. Tempers got heated, bumpers were dented, and Clifton dropped from the points lead down to second. Tommy Neal of Walkertown moved up from second to take Clifton’s place.
            Derrick Rice of Kernersville maintains the points lead in the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series, although Brian Wall of Winston-Salem finished second to inch closer to passing Rice in the standings.
            In the McDowell Heating & Air Stadium Stock Series, A.J. Sanders of Mocksville won on Saturday. Sanders entered Saturday tied with Billy Cameron, Jr. for the points lead. The victory allows Sanders to claim the points lead to himself, but Cameron’s fifth place finish keeps the damage to a minimum.
            The action continues this Saturday at Bowman Gray Stadium – it’s Colors Edge Night with twin Modified 50s plus racing for the three other divisions. The championship battles heat up as the season’s end draws closer and closer. And stick around to the end of the night for another exciting 109 U-Pull-It Chain 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

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

1

Burt Myers

475

50

2

77

Lee Jeffreys

418

46

3

4

Jason Myers

408

38

4

83

Tim Brown

402

20

5

53

John Smith

392

44

6

04

Brandon Ward

348

28

7

5

Randy Butner

323

32

8

50

Michael Clifton

292

42

9

66

Ronnie Clifton

264

14

10

18

Daniel Yates

255

30

11

27

Joe Ryan Osborne

248

34

12

16

Chris Fleming

246

48

13

87

Mike Speeney

238

40

14

2

Joseph Brown

198

18

15

71

Dean Ward

187

22

 

Yates Grading & Paving Sportsman Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

21

Tommy Neal

467

40

2

81

Zack Clifton

453

19

3

07

Kevin Neal

431

40

4

0

Michael Adams

427

46

5

4

John Holleman

422

28

6

68

Robbie Brewer

413

37

7

7

Dylan Ward

395

32

8

26

Michael Tilley

371

0

9

28

Billy Gregg

356

48

10

55

Zack Ore

338

28

11

3

Jeff Garrison

311

0

12

70

Noah Triplett

185

0

13

12

Justin Taylor

184

31

14

86

Taylor Branch

183

43

15

31

Mike Robertson

152

0

 

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

20

Derrick Rice

456

44

2

22

Brian Wall

418

48

3

50

Austin Edwards

404

42

4

30

Blake Shupe

372

22

5

40

Taylor Robbins

356

50

6

19

Tom Zachary

346

28

7

97

Jeremy Warren

294

20

8

14

Aaron Hylton

288

40

9

0

Kirk Sheets

282

12

10

1

Jasper Sumner

274

32

11

69

Gerald Robinson Jr

268

38

 

13

Kevin Gilbert

264

34

13

52

Fletcher Whaley

262

14

14

7

Jamie Byrd

238

 

15

12

Doug Wall

234

46

 

McDowell Heating & Air Stadium Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

24

A.J. Sanders

458

50

2

76

Billy Cameron Jr

450

42

3

97

Bryan Sykes

438

44

4

8

Shane Southard

406

46

5

30

Stephen Sanders

388

44

6

62

Kevin Hedgecock

370

34

7

06

Derek Sheets

350

34

8

10

David Hopkins

340

40

9

02

Wesley Thompson

320

48

10

81

Chuck Wall

298

42

 

09

Tim Evans

298

38

12

40

Brandon Brendle

288

40

 

38

Christian Joyce

288

46

14

71

Auston McElveen

278

36

15

77

Randy McElveen

272

38