WINSTON-SALEM — The points standings drew closer after last weekend’s races at Bowman Gray Stadium.
In most divisions at the Madhouse, the points leaders maintained their spots after Saturday night’s racing. But little by little their challengers are grinding forward, steadily moving closer.
Burt Myers, Walnut Cove, lost only two points to Tim Brown, of Tobaccoville, in the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series, leaving Myers with a healthy 34 point lead. Myers has managed to be consistent and avoid bad luck, while it seems that everyone else has encountered some misfortune.
Just one week earlier when Myers spun out Junior Miller of Danbury to take the lead, Tim Brown was caught up in the wreckage. Brown would have finished second but instead dropped down to 10th – a difference of 16 points.
Mount Airy’s Chris Fleming drops down from third in the points to fourth, while another Granite City man, John Smith, climbs up from fifth to third.
In the Double D Construction Services Sportsman Series, Ryan Robertson of Winston-Salem won the first 20-lapper and finished eighth in the second race, keeping him in the points lead. However, Taylor Branch of Lewisville was able to turn in a third and a fifth place finish, giving him a one-point gain on Robertson. Branch now sits only nine points behind Robertson.
David Sumner of Trinity was involved in a collision in Saturday’s race for the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series, relegating him to a 12th place finish. Sumner was still able to stay in the top spot in the rankings but his lead is slashed.
His primary challenger, John McNeal of Winston-Salem, finished seventh – good enough to reduce Sumner’s lead to only two points. Doug Wall of Pfafftown finished fourth, moving him into a strong third place ranking – just 18 points from the top.
The racing action will rage on this Saturday at the Stadium — it’s $2 Ladies’ Night, where all women get in for only two dollars to see all the racing action. The Modifieds battle in a 100-lapper. Gate open at 6 p.m. with the first race at 8 p.m.
More information can be found online at www.bowmangrayracing.com or by calling (336) 723-1819.
RANK CAR DRIVER POINTS RECENT POINTS
1 1 Burt Myers 360 44
2 83 Tim Brown 326 46
3 25 John Smith 298 42
4 13 Chris Fleming 296 30
5 77 Lee Jeffreys 292 32
6 4 Jason Myers 278 48
7 53 Danny Bohn 272 40
8 5 Randy Butner 256 20
9 11 Frank Fleming 254 22
10 48 Brad Robbins 230 36
11 79 Spencer Davis 212 34
12 69 Junior Miller 210 38
13 66 Ronnie Clifton 206 18
14 05 Tony Black 176 50
15 21 Tommy Neal 168 6