Myers and Branch Benefit from Good Luck at Bowman
 

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) It takes racing talent to do well in the points standings at Bowman Gray Stadium. It takes a strong car. It takes a devoted crew and supportive sponsors.
            But it also takes a little luck.
            On Saturday night, Burt Myers of Walnut Cove declined to start in the rear in the Fans’ Challenge and instead decided to try his luck randomly drawing for position. He ended up with a sixth place start and was able to make his way strategically to the lead.
            And he’s held on to the points lead throughout the entire season with consistent finishes and by avoiding any involvement in crashes and wrecks. “You’ve got to be a little bit lucky, but on the other side of things we had a great race car,” said Burt Myers, who went on to take the win. “Just right place, right time, and we got it.”
            “A friend of mine a long time ago said that the guys who can get up on the wheel and hustle make their own luck. You can hustle it all night long, and you can still get in a wreck. When it’s your turn to get in a wreck, it’s just your turn. And we’ve been fortunate,” said Myers. “You take every lap, every corner, every second – just one second at a time - which turns into one lap at a time, which turns into one race at a time.”
            Myers’s win strengthened his lead in the points standings for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series. Tim Brown of Tobaccoville finished third to stay right on the heels of Myers.
            In the Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series, Derek Stoltz of Walkertown held on to the top spot on the points ladder. But it was second-ranked Taylor Branch of Lewisville who took the spotlight on Saturday.
            Branch started on the pole for the first Sportsman 20-lapper and tangled with Zack Clifton of Walkertown for the lead. Nearing the end of the race, Clifton bumped Branch out of the way – while Branch spun and fell back in the field. An enraged Branch made his displeasure known to Clifton, but good luck was on the way for Branch: the “Madhouse Scramble” had him starting third in the second race.
            Capitalizing on the good luck, Branch went on to win the second Sportsman race. The wild turn of events helped him to maintain his second place ranking in the points, losing only two points to Stoltz.
            In the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series, Amber Lynn of Walkertown continues to sit atop the points ladder. Jeremy Warren of Winston-Salem gained a few points on Lynn on Saturday, but he and Brian Wall of Winston-Salem still trail by a fair margin.
            And in the Law Offices of John Barrow Stadium Stock Series, Chase Hunt of Lexington took victory – extending his points lead. But second-ranked Wesley Thompson of Advance claimed checkered in the other Stadium Stock race on Saturday, keeping him just ten points behind Hunt.
            Be sure to be at the Stadium this Saturday night when Chase Hunt, Wesley Thompson, and the entire field of Stadium Stock cars takes on the Winston-Salem Journal Stadium Stock 50. Plus there will be racing on the agenda for the Modified, Sportsman, and Street Stock Divisions. And the night will end with the wild thrills of a 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.

 

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

1

Burt Myers

328

50

2

83

Tim Brown

316

46

3

79

James Civali

290

38

4

5

Randy Butner

284

44

5

75

Lee Jeffreys

274

34

6

53

John Smith

268

42

7

14

Bobby Measmer

260

32

8

4

Jason Myers

244

22

9

50

Michael Clifton

212

30

10

92

Brody Jones

200

24

11

18

Daniel Yates

192

36

12

66

Ronnie Clifton

174

28

13

13

Chris Fleming

158

48

14

65

Danny Bohn

134

40

15

44

Daniel Beeson

118

20

 

Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

02

Derek Stoltz

370

41

2

86

Taylor Branch

336

39

3

21

Tommy Neal

335

43

4

4

John Holleman

317

37

5

81

Zack Clifton

316

42

6

19

Michael Adams

292

44

7

68

Robbie Brewer

271

15

 

98

Billy Gregg

271

35

9

55

Zack Ore

269

39

10

7

Dylan Ward

249

41

11

2

Joseph Brown

236

35

12

92

Kyle Southern

163

0

13

14

Terry Thompson

159

24

14

6

Shane Tuttle

147

28

15

18

Kenny Bost

145

0

 

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

02

Amber Lynn

328

44

2

97

Jeremy Warren

294

46

 

22

Brian Wall

294

40

4

30

Blake Shupe

284

42

5

08

Jake Creed

266

50

6

69

Gerald Robinson Jr

248

38

7

99

Bryan Sykes

240

36

8

40

Taylor Robbins

234

26

9

2

Willie Wall

230

32

10

00

Donnie Martin

180

48

11

88

Nick Brill

176

34

12

1

Jasper Sumner

158

30

13

13

Kevin Gilbert

154

28

14

5

Spencer Martin

136

0

15

16

Brad Lewis

130

0

 

Law Offices of John Barrow Stadium Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

13

Chase Hunt

342

50

2

02

Wesley Thompson

332

50

3

24

A.J. Sanders

318

48

4

81

Chuck Wall

316

48

5

01

Chris Allison

312

24

6

1

Grayson Keaton

294

46

7

76

Billy Cameron Jr

286

26

8

35

Johnny Baker

282

46

9

8

Shane Southard

280

0

10

44

Doug Rembold

260

38

 

11

David Hopkins

260

38

12

06

Derek Sheets

250

28

13

68

Tyler Bush

240

44

14

54

Justin Owens

236

36

15

27

Austin Cates

234

42