Winston-Salem, NC — At Bowman Gray Stadium, the true mark of a champion isn’t how they react when they qualify on the pole or take the checkered flag. The points battle is about perseverance when misfortune strikes.

 

And on Saturday in the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series, both Tim Brown of Tobaccoville and Burt Myers of Walnut Cove showed that they are excellent examples of the mindset necessary to take the Modified crown.

 

Tim Brown’s season started off on a surprisingly mediocre note. His qualifying was off and his performance in the race wasn’t what Brown is accustomed to. But his team kept striving and working on the car – and apparently,

 

they’ve now hit on something as Brown has won in four of the last five weeks.

 

“This race team is on it right now. The racecar is just hooked up and running great,” said Brown after winning last event’s Camping World 100. “We’re not changing a thing. If anything, we’re going to work harder.”

 

On the other side of the coin, Burt Myers’s season started off strongly but bad luck struck him powerfully on Saturday. “The bottom line is, sometimes you get the bear. Sometimes the bear gets you. It just wasn’t our night,” said Burt Myers.

 

“The car was great. It really was. I think we gained like eight spots there on that first start. I thought we were in a really good spot,” said Myers. But then disaster struck as he got tangled up in traffic and fell back a few positions. On top of that, he lost a lap in the pits after being black-flagged for leaking fluid.

 

“We’ve got a little issue with the car overheating a little bit when I’m in traffic. I got down, and I got in cool air – and it quit puking water. And then when we tightened up, I guess it puked out a little more and we had to come in and make a pit stop,” said Myers. “There’s no need to make excuses or complain. We just had a bad night.”

 

“When it’s not your night – I can sit here and run through scenarios all night long. But when it’s not your night, there’s nothing you can do to change that. You just roll with the punches. And we’ll come back, get it fixed, and hopefully be stronger next week,” said Myers. “Everything happens for a reason. You just keep digging.”

 

Brown’s victory and Myers’s misfortune leads to a 22-point swing in the Modified totals. Brown moves up into the points lead, while Myers falls down to tie Chris Fleming for second in the points standings.

 

In the Farm Bureau Insurance Sportsman Series, Taylor Branch of Lewisville maintains his points lead, with Tommy Neal of Walkertown moving up to second on the points ladder.

 

Jeremy Warren of Winston-Salem moves up from fourth to second in the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series standings, but Winston-Salem resident Brian Wall’s third place finish strengthens his points lead.

 

In the McDowell Heating & Air Stadium Stock Series, Brandon Brendle of Winston-Salem stays on top of the points ladder, while Shane Southard of Yadkinville and Wesley Thompson of Advance move up to second and third – ready to challenge for the lead.

 

The battle for the division titles continues this Saturday. There will be twin 25-lap race for the Modifieds, a Sportsman 60-lapper, and racing for the Street Stock and Stadium Stock Divisions.

 

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.

 

-Bowman Gray Stadium Press Release. Photo credit: Speed51.com

 

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series Current Points Standings

RANK CAR DRIVER POINTS GAINED
LAST EVENT
1 83 Tim Brown 392 50
2 1 Burt Myers 380 28
13 Chris Fleming 380 48
4 4 Jason Myers 344 40
5 77 Lee Jeffreys 342 36
6 53 John Smith 326 32
7 71 Dean Ward 306 20
43 David Calabrese 306 44
9 5 Randy Butner 296 30
10 66 Ronnie Clifton 272 42
11 2 Joseph Brown 268 34
12 69 Junior Miller 234 38
13 75 Robert Jeffreys 192 18
14 92 Brody Jones 178 26
15 48 Brad Robbins 152 0

 

Farm Bureau Insurance Sportsman Series Current Points Standings

RANK CAR DRIVER POINTS GAINED
LAST EVENT
1 86 Taylor Branch 329 37
2 21 Tommy Neal 308 43
3 19 Michael Adams 301 35
4 13 Chase Hunt 296 36
5 81 Zack Clifton 290 33
6 68 Robbie Brewer 283 48
7 3 Jeff Garrison 272 10
8 4 John Holleman 253 31
9 28 Billy Gregg 247 26
10 51 Rob Knabel 233 37
11 9 David Adams 226 15
12 70 Noah Triplett 194 37
13 02 Derek Stoltz 192 46
14 55 Zack Ore 189 0
15 12 Justin Taylor 172 32

 

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK CAR DRIVER POINTS GAINED
LAST EVENT
1 22 Brian Wall 330 46
2 97 Jeremy Warren 306 44
3 4 Steven Berrier 300 48
4 20 Derrick Rice 298 38
50 Austin Edwards 298 32
6 14 Aaron Hylton 292 40
7 08 Jacob Creed 290 36
8 30 Blake Shupe 286 42
9 12 Doug Wall 282 50
09 David Creed 282 18
11 01 Trey Phelps 256 26
12 81 Robert Lawson 202 24
13 13 Kevin Gilbert 194 0
14 10 Zach Linville 184 22
15 52 Fletcher Whaley 182 30

 

McDowell Heating & Air Stadium Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK CAR DRIVER POINTS GAINED
LAST EVENT
1 11 Brandon Brendle 330 44
2 8 Shane Southard 320 46
3 02 Wesley Thompson 316 48
4 24 A.J. Sanders 314 34
5 81 Chuck Wall 300 24
6 7 Chris Allison 280 36
7 76 Billy Cameron Jr 274 28
8 40 Daniel Yates 254 50
9 55 Tyler Burke 252 42
10 19 Jeremy Stainback 214 38
11 08 Dan Speeney 206 22
14 Ken Bridges 206 30
13 48 Junior Smith 202 46
14 97 Bryan Sykes 198 40
15 49 P-Nut Vernon 196 0

Brown Rolls Into Points Lead, Bear Gets Myers at ‘Madhouse’