Double Points Night Tests Drivers at Bowman Gray
 

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 100 was predicted to be a pivotal moment in the points races at Bowman Gray Stadium. Not only had the competitors had a few weeks off due to rain and a scheduled July 4th break, but each race was worth double the amount of points – adding up to a night that can make or break a bid for the championship.
            The Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series encountered even more tension as the starting lineup for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 100 was determined by random draw. “This is a big weekend if you’re racing for points at Bowman Gray,” said Modified points leader Burt Myers of Walnut Cove. “You know the last race of the year you’ll start how you qualify but the hundred lapper double points after the break sets the tone for the year.”
            Tim Brown of Tobaccoville was looking to make up some ground and slice into Burt Myers’s points lead. But in a stroke of good luck, Myers drew the pole for his start.
            He went on to take the checkered to maintain his points lead in a dominant fashion. Brown fought from 11th up to 7th but still falls further behind in the point battle.
            In the Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series, John Holleman of Winston-Salem pulled off the rare feat of winning both halves of a double-header. He claimed the checkered for the first race – and although he initially finished in second place for the second race, Zack Clifton of Walkertown was disqualified after post-race technical inspection and the win was awarded to Holleman.
            The perfect performance was perfectly timed – Holleman rockets from fourth in the points standings up to second. Derek Stoltz of Walkertown finished fifth and third, maintaining his position as the points leader.
            Brian Wall of Winston-Salem also had a well-timed win on Saturday in the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series. Wall tangled with Donnie Martin of Winston-Salem for the lead in the 20-lapper, but the car of Wall was left with sheet metal damage. The time limit on the race expired, awarding the checkered to Wall.
            Bad luck struck for Amber Lynn of Walkertown. She entered the event with a strong points lead. Unfortunately, a wreck late in the race had her heading to the pits with a 14th place finish. She drops down to second in the points, while Wall’s win boosts him into the points lead.
            Wesley Thompson of Advance continues his stout performance in the Law Offices of John Barrow Stadium Stock Series. Thompson claimed the checkered on Saturday – his fourth win of the nine races in 2017. However, he’s not the only one to take four wins this season: Chase Hunt of Lexington has won four times and currently holds the points lead. Although Thompson is still second in the points to Hunt, he cuts down Hunt’s points lead to only 10 points.
            Be sure to be at the Stadium this Saturday for another event sure to shake up the points ladder – it’s the FOX8 WGHP Two Dollar Ladies’ Night. The Modifieds will battle in the FOX8 WGHP 100 with $9,000 up for grabs in the Fans’ Challenge. There will also be racing for the Sportsman, Street Stock, and Stadium Stock Divisions – as well as a wild Pickup Truck Side Wheelie Stunt.
            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

517

100

2

83

Tim Brown

463

76

3

79

James Civali

457

80

4

4

Jason Myers

422

88

5

5

Randy Butner

406

64

6

53

John Smith

398

68

7

75

Lee Jeffreys

381

28

8

14

Bobby Measmer

380

60

9

92

Brody Jones

329

48

10

18

Daniel Yates

320

52

11

66

Ronnie Clifton

309

72

12

50

Michael Clifton

294

44

13

13

Chris Fleming

287

84

14

65

Danny Bohn

226

92

15

04

Brandon Ward

168

96

 

Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

02

Derek Stoltz

550

88

2

4

John Holleman

507

100

3

86

Taylor Branch

494

76

4

21

Tommy Neal

489

68

5

19

Michael Adams

484

96

6

98

Billy Gregg

414

72

7

7

Dylan Ward

409

88

8

55

Zack Ore

405

78

9

68

Robbie Brewer

386

80

10

81

Zack Clifton

384

0

11

2

Joseph Brown

290

28

12

14

Terry Thompson

246

46

13

6

Shane Tuttle

240

42

14

92

Kyle Southern

221

22

15

70

Noah Triplett

201

62

 

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

22

Brian Wall

476

100

2

02

Amber Lynn

468

48

3

97

Jeremy Warren

460

76

4

08

Jake Creed

444

96

 

30

Blake Shupe

444

80

6

40

Taylor Robbins

376

88

7

2

Willie Wall

372

72

8

99

Bryan Sykes

364

68

9

69

Gerald Robinson Jr

350

36

10

13

Kevin Gilbert

282

56

11

00

Donnie Martin

280

52

12

5

Spencer Martin

274

92

 

88

Nick Brill

274

64

14

16

Brad Lewis

254

84

15

1

Jasper Sumner

230

44

 

Law Offices of John Barrow Stadium Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

13

Chase Hunt

522

84

2

02

Wesley Thompson

512

100

3

24

A.J. Sanders

502

92

4

01

Chris Allison

462

96

5

81

Chuck Wall

448

80

6

76

Billy Cameron Jr

436

76

7

1

Grayson Keaton

424

72

8

8

Shane Southard

418

88

9

68

Tyler Bush

356

68

10

16

Stephen Sanders

350

52

 

3

Kyler Staley

350

80

12

54

Justin Owens

338

64

13

27

Austin Cates

336

44

14

35

Johnny Baker

334

0

 

09

Tim Evans

334

88