Halfway Point Approaches at Bowman Gray
 

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) This Saturday will mark the halfway point for the 2017 racing season at Bowman Gray Stadium. The points leaders are fighting hard to keep their spot atop the rankings – and now, the real hard work starts.
            Burt Myers of Walnut Cove managed to finish third and seventh in last Saturday’s twin 25s for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series. Points contender Tim Brown of Tobaccoville finished right ahead of Myers in the first race but right behind him in the second race. Brown was able to earn two points more than Myers to cut Myers’s lead from twelve down to ten. But Brown still has some ground to make up during the second half of the season.
            Taylor Branch of Lewisville had some tough luck in the Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series. Although he finished an impressive second in the first race, Lady Luck wasn’t so kind in the second race. As John Holleman of Winston-Salem and Dylan Ward of Winston-Salem battled for the lead, Ward went careening into the guard rail. The damaged car of Ward was unable to steer properly – causing Ward to head straight into Branch’s car. The #86 of Branch nailed the guard rail and went off on a wrecker, finishing 14th and dropping Branch from second in the points down to third.
            Tommy Neal of Walkertown moves up to take over second in Branch’s absence. But Neal didn’t gain any traction on the points lead – he earned the exact same amount of points as top-ranked Derek Stoltz of Walkertown. Stoltz is still out front with the lead.
            Amber Lynn of Walkertown proved that she’s not one to race conservatively in the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series. When Lynn was running second, she didn’t let her points lead restrain her aggressiveness. She bumped Jake Creed of Dobson out of the way to take the win, strengthening her points position.
            And in the Law Offices of John Barrow Stadium Stock Series, Chase Hunt of Lexington claimed victory in the “big one” for the Stadium Stock cars – the Winston-Salem Journal Stadium Stock 50. Second-ranked Wesley Thompson finished seventh, losing a few valuable points to Hunt.
            Be sure that you’re at the Madhouse this Saturday night when the points battles roll on for all divisions. The Modifieds compete in twin 50s with the double-file restart cone – and a special pickup truck side-wheelie stunt is on the agenda as well.
            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

372

44

2

83

Tim Brown

362

46

3

79

James Civali

332

42

4

5

Randy Butner

316

32

5

75

Lee Jeffreys

324

50

6

53

John Smith

288

20

7

14

Bobby Measmer Jr.

276

16

8

4

Jason Myers

292

48

9

50

Michael Clifton

238

26

 

92

Brody Jones

238

38

11

18

Daniel Yates

232

40

12

66

Ronnie Clifton

208

34

13

13

Chris Fleming

158

0

14

65

Danny Bohn

134

0

15

44

Daniel Beeson

140

22

 

Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

02

Derek Stoltz

414

44

2

21

Tommy Neal

379

44

3

86

Taylor Branch

372

36

4

4

John Holleman

363

46

5

81

Zack Clifton

362

46

6

19

Michael Adams

338

46

7

98

Billy Gregg

308

37

8

68

Robbie Brewer

306

35

9

55

Zack Ore

303

34

10

7

Dylan Ward

281

32

11

2

Joseph Brown

236

0

12

14

Terry Thompson

180

21

13

6

Shane Tuttle

170

23

14

92

Kyle Southern

163

0

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

378

50

2

97

Jeremy Warren

338

44

3

30

Blake Shupe

332

48

4

22

Brian Wall

326

32

5

08

Jake Creed

304

38

6

69

Gerald Robinson Jr

290

42

7

99

Bryan Sykes

266

26

8

40

Taylor Robbins

262

28

9

2

Willie Wall

260

30

10

88

Nick Brill

210

34

11

13

Kevin Gilbert

190

36

12

5

Spencer Martin

182

46

13

00

Donnie Martin

180

0

14

16

Brad Lewis

170

40

15

1

Jasper Sumner

158

0

 

Law Offices of John Barrow Stadium Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

13

Chase Hunt

392

50

2

02

Wesley Thompson

370

38

3

24

A.J. Sanders

366

48

4

81

Chuck Wall

336

20

5

76

Billy Cameron Jr

332

46

6

01

Chris Allison

318

6

 

1

Grayson Keaton

318

24

8

35

Johnny Baker

294

12

9

06

Derek Sheets

286

36

10

8

Shane Southard

280

0

11

11

David Hopkins

270

10

12

27

Austin Cates

266

32

13

44

Doug Rembold

262

2

14

33

DJ Dean

260

44

15

68

Tyler Bush

258

18