Points Battles Ending Soon at Bowman Gray
 

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) The 2016 season is quickly drawing to a close at Bowman Gray Stadium, and time is running out for the rivals to make a dash for the championships.
            Tim Brown of Tobaccoville continues to do the best he can, grabbing the checkered in Friday’s Racing Electronics 100 for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series – his second straight victory. Brown started in 10th on Friday, battling his way forward during the first half of the race to a position where he could challenge for the lead.
            Points leader Burt Myers of Walnut Cove had drawn second as his start and had captured the race lead within 10 laps. Brown moved up to challenge Myers on a double-file restart on the third caution, pinching Myers down on a slick inside row to steal the top spot. A few laps later, rain began to fall – awarding the checkered flag to Brown.
            The victory gives Brown the maximum amount of points. Unfortunately for Brown, his two recent wins were met with two second-place finishes by Burt Myers, keeping the points damage to a minimum.
            Myers is no stranger to second place this season: He’s finished second in seven out of 14 races in 2016. Although every racer – Myers included – wants to win, the consistent second-place performances have brought Myers to a strong points lead. He now leads Brown by 69 points.
            Jason Myers of Walnut Cove maintains his third place ranking in the points standings, while Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg finished 10th to drop from second on the points ladder down to fourth.
            In the Yates Grading & Paving Sportsman Series, Saturday’s wild 100-lapper saw the points contenders put to the test. Zack Clifton of Walkertown started eighth and was soon pressuring the race leaders. During the first caution, Clifton went to the outside to move to the head of the pack.
            Clifton then fell back to third after Michael Tilley of Winston-Salem and John Holleman of Winston-Salem passed by. Then with just a few laps to go in the 100-lapper, Clifton got tangled up in a collision with Billy Gregg of Lexington. The 81 car of Clifton ricocheted into the guard rail, relegating him to a 10th place finish.
            Tommy Neal of Walkertown managed to stay out of trouble, extending his points lead over Clifton to 36 points. Kevin Neal of Walkertown maintains his third place ranking.
            Brian Wall of Winston-Salem finished third in Saturday’s 20-lapper for the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series. Wall gains six points on leader Derrick Rice of Kernersville, putting a gap of only 16 points in between them now.
            Friday’s rainstorm led to the cancellation of the racing for the McDowell Heating & Air Stadium Stock Series. A.J. Sanders of Mocksville is in the lead, just a slim four points ahead of Billy Cameron, Jr. of Salisbury.
            The battles for the crowns continue this Saturday. It will be Whelen Engineering $2 Ladies’ Night, where women are admitted for only two dollars to see Modified twin 50s and racing for all other divisions.
            Gates open at 6:00 for practice, and the first race begins at 8:00 PM. 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

567

48

2

83

Tim Brown

498

50

3

4

Jason Myers

494

40

4

77

Lee Jeffreys

488

32

5

53

John Smith

475

38

6

04

Brandon Ward

424

46

7

5

Randy Butner

371

34

8

50

Michael Clifton

364

44

9

66

Ronnie Clifton

337

42

10

18

Daniel Yates

297

30

11

27

Joe Ryan Osborne

275

0

12

87

Mike Speeney

269

0

13

2

Joseph Brown

260

28

14

16

Chris Fleming

246

0

15

76

Scott Gordon

222

36

 

Yates Grading & Paving Sportsman Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

21

Tommy Neal

554

44

2

81

Zack Clifton

518

32

3

07

Kevin Neal

507

36

4

0

Michael Adams

505

50

5

4

John Holleman

495

48

6

68

Robbie Brewer

478

30

7

7

Dylan Ward

457

14

8

28

Billy Gregg

445

46

9

55

Zack Ore

400

20

10

26

Michael Tilley

393

22

11

3

Jeff Garrison

345

34

12

86

Taylor Branch

266

42

13

12

Justin Taylor

208

24

14

70

Noah Triplett

185

0

15

11

Wayne Hill

169

18

 

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

20

Derrick Rice

528

40

2

22

Brian Wall

512

46

3

50

Austin Edwards

478

28

4

30

Blake Shupe

460

44

5

19

Tom Zachary

402

36

6

40

Taylor Robbins

394

22

7

97

Jeremy Warren

358

24

8

14

Aaron Hylton

342

42

9

69

Gerald Robinson Jr

342

38

10

1

Jasper Sumner

340

48

11

13

Kevin Gilbert

332

34

12

16

Brad Lewis

298

26

13

0

Kirk Sheets

296

0

14

7

Jamie Byrd

288

50

15

12

Doug Wall

284

0

 

McDowell Heating & Air Stadium Stock Series Current Points Standings
(Unchanged since last week due to inclement weather)

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
JULY 30

1

24

A.J. Sanders

490

32

2

76

Billy Cameron Jr

486

36

3

97

Bryan Sykes

472

34

4

8

Shane Southard

450

44

5

30

Stephen Sanders

434

46

6

62

Kevin Hedgecock

408

38

7

06

Derek Sheets

390

40

8

02

Wesley Thompson

370

50

9

10

David Hopkins

364

24

10

81

Chuck Wall

346

48

11

38

Christian Joyce

330

42

12

09

Tim Evans

324

26

13

40

Brandon Brendle

316

28

14

71

Auston McElveen

308

30

15

22

Adam Thomas

306

42