Holleman Looking to Gain Ground at Bowman Gray
 

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) The stakes are high and the conditions are challenging for this Saturday’s Colors Edge Sportsman 100 at Bowman Gray Stadium.
            The 100-lappers for the Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series are endurance contests both physically and mentally for the competitors – not to mention the demands made on the cars. And in the points race, this may be a critical juncture for Derek Stoltz of Walkertown and John Holleman of Winston-Salem.
            The two started off the season evenly tied for the points lead, matching each other race for race. Holleman won the first race. Stoltz won the second. The next week, Holleman claimed the checkered only to be followed by Stoltz taking victory one week later.
            But things took a sour turn for Holleman during the first Sportsman 100-lapper of the season. “Tommy Neal and I were racing hard. It was a caution, and I chose the outside,” said Holleman. “We went down into turn one side-by-side. I wasn’t giving him any room, and he wasn’t giving me any room – and we both got loose.”
            “I ended up spinning out and somebody came by that didn’t have anywhere to go and clipped the radiator. That ended our night early,” said Holleman, who ended up finishing 14th. He dropped down to fourth in the points.
            Since then, Holleman has turned on the heat. He’s finished in the top five each of the last seven races and has won three of the last four – including taking the checkered for both halves of a double-header. The run of strong performances has moved him up to second in the points – but he’s still behind Stoltz.
            Now with Saturday’s schedule including the Colors Edge Sportsman 100, Holleman is hoping luck turns in his favor and he can gain serious ground in the points race. And Holleman is quick to say that he’s not afraid to do what it takes – not afraid to lay it on the line even though aggressiveness cost him in the last 100-lap race.
            “I don’t think what happened last time will really affect my decision to go outside on a restart, because sometimes you’ve got to take chances and do what you’ve got to do,” said Holleman. “And we’re in the position with the points where we’ve got to take chances and hope things happen.”
            Be sure to be at Bowman Gray Stadium this Saturday night – not only will it be the Colors Edge Sportsman 100, but there will also be racing for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series, the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series, and the Law Offices of John Barrow Stadium Stock Series. And the night will end with the season’s final 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

565

48

2

83

Tim Brown

499

36

3

79

James Civali

495

38

4

4

Jason Myers

472

50

5

5

Randy Butner

448

42

6

14

Bobby Measmer

414

34

7

53

John Smith

412

14

8

75

Lee Jeffreys

411

30

9

92

Brody Jones

357

28

10

18

Daniel Yates

346

26

11

66

Ronnie Clifton

333

24

12

13

Chris Fleming

331

44

13

50

Michael Clifton

304

10

14

65

Danny Bohn

266

40

15

04

Brandon Ward

214

46

 

Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

02

Derek Stoltz

593

43

2

4

John Holleman

555

48

3

21

Tommy Neal

536

47

4

19

Michael Adams

528

44

5

86

Taylor Branch

467

13

6

98

Billy Gregg

451

37

7

7

Dylan Ward

449

40

8

55

Zack Ore

438

33

9

81

Zack Clifton

424

40

10

68

Robbie Brewer

421

35

11

2

Joseph Brown

327

37

12

14

Terry Thompson

272

26

13

6

Shane Tuttle

240

0

14

92

Kyle Southern

221

0

15

70

Noah Triplett

201

0

 

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

22

Brian Wall

518

42

2

97

Jeremy Warren

500

40

3

08

Jake Creed

492

48

4

02

Amber Lynn

488

20

5

30

Blake Shupe

468

24

6

40

Taylor Robbins

410

34

7

2

Willie Wall

402

30

8

69

Gerald Robinson Jr

396

46

 

99

Bryan Sykes

396

32

10

00

Donnie Martin

330

50

11

5

Spencer Martin

318

44

 

13

Kevin Gilbert

318

36

13

88

Nick Brill

312

38

14

16

Brad Lewis

254

0

15

1

Jasper Sumner

248

18

 

Law Offices of John Barrow Stadium Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

13

Chase Hunt

570

48

2

02

Wesley Thompson

556

44

3

24

A.J. Sanders

548

46

4

01

Chris Allison

512

50

5

76

Billy Cameron Jr

470

34

6

1

Grayson Keaton

466

42

7

8

Shane Southard

456

38

8

81

Chuck Wall

448

0

9

16

Stephen Sanders

390

40

10

68

Tyler Bush

386

30

11

3

Kyler Staley

374

24

12

23

Andy Spears

370

44

13

22

Adam Thomas

368

40

14

09

Tim Evans

366

32

15

27

Austin Cates

364

28