Until next time, good night from Bowman Gray Stadium.
For more about rain check policies from tonight’s race here at BGS, check back to the track site, www.bowmangrayracing.com


While we’re rained out for the night here, Speed51.com still has several events covered with live Trackside Now coverage tonight.

Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco at Montgomery (AL)

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action at Hickory Motor Speedway (NC)

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Models and more at Southern National Motorsports Park (NC)

Bright House Challenge Series SLMs at Desoto

TUNDRA Super Late Models at Wisconsin International Raceway


Thanks to Penske Racing Shocks for their presentation of tonight’s rain-shortened Trackside Now coverage from Bowman Gray.  
Things are called off for the night here at BGS. (Speed51.com photo)
Sorry folks, this rain shower popped up out of nowhere and wasn’t even appearing on the radar just when the track was nearly completely dry for practice.  
Tonight’s 100-lap Modified feature will be made up next Saturday night here at BGS.
Just as the track crews were getting things dried up, the skies have opened up once again.

Track officials have just announced that tonight’s race has been canceled.  

Its a new date for the Battle of Berlin 251 at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan. This year’s event will take place on July 18-19 featuring the stars of the ARCA/CRA Super Series and JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour. Last year, Johnny VanDoorn held off Travis Braden to pick up the big win. Click here for more information.
2014 Modified Winners at BGS
April 26 (200 laps) – Burt Myers
May 3 (Race 1 – 25 laps) – Burt Myers
May 3 (Race 2 – 25 laps) – Chris Fleming

2014 Sportsman Winners at BGS
April 26 (35 laps) – Derek Stoltz
May 3 (Race 1 – 20 laps) – Kenny Bost
May 3 (Race 2 – 20 laps) – Derek Stoltz

2014 Street Stock Winners at BGS
April 26 (18 laps) – David Sumner
May 3 (16 laps) – John McNeal

2014 Stadium Stock Winners at BGS
May 3 (Race 1, 15 laps) – Daniel Yates
May 3 (Race 2, 15 laps) – AJ Sanders

Modified teams prepare for practice as soon as the track is dry. (Speed51.com photo)
Cana, Virginia native Tim Brown is now just one win away from tying Junior MIller’s all-time Bowman Gray Modified wins record. Miller holds the record with 71, but Brown enters tonight’s 100-lapper with a shot at tying that mark. Brown already holds the all-time championship record here at Bowman Gray with nine, which broke Ralph Brinkley’s decades-old record.
The track drying efforts are continuing here at BGS. The grandstand gates are now open and fans are flocking to their seats. Fans, if you’re not here yet, we will be racing tonight, so if you’re in the area…we want to see you here at the “Madhouse!”
The Southern Modified Race Tour’s KOMA Unwind Modified Madness Series heads to Jacksonville. NC, home to Camp Lejeune, for the running of the “Semper Fi 125” on Sunday afternoon, May 25th. The event marks a return to the uniquely shaped 4/10 mile asphalt track for the Modifieds. The event marks race number two in the inaugural season for the series after a successful opener at Hickory Motor Speedway on March 22nd. The Coastal Plains Raceway Park event will feature a tribute to the United States Marine Corps based at Camp Lejeune and will see the “Semper Fi 125” as the feature event along with the “Purple Heart Homes 50” for the Legends cars and 50 lapper for the Mini Stocks. Click here for more information.
Fans await the opening of the grandstand gates in a few minutes. (Speed51.com photo)
The tire mounting area is a busy place as Modified teams prepare for practice. (Speed51.com photo)
Chris Fleming, aka the “Show Stopper,” is parked along side his brother Frank, driver of the Ideal Racing 11 today. (Speed51.com photo)
The Sportsman division will have a pair of features tonight. (Speed51.com photo)
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Tonight’s Modified starting lineup will be dertimned by a random draw.  The top 24 qualifiers will be allowed to start the race.  The 25th and 26th positions may be given as provisionals.  A former MOdified Division champion may also increase the field to 27 and start the race if he was not already given a starting slot.  Then, the entire field of competitors draws randomly to determine the starting lineup.
Ronnie Clifton’s team gets their ride ready for action. (Speed51.com photo)
After a few showers earlier in the afternoon, the skies above this historic quarter-mile bullring in Winston-Salem, NC are brightening up and the rain has stopped.  Track crews are working diligently to get things dried up in time for practice to begin on time at 6pm ET.
Event Schedule


6:00pm Ticket Gates Open; Practice Begins
7:10pm Modified division qualifying
7:45pm Pre-Race Awards Ceremony
8:00pm Street Stock Division race; 20 laps (20minute time limit)
8:30pm 1st Sportsman Division race; 20 laps
8:55pm Kevin Powell Motorsports 100 Modified Division race; 100 laps
10:10pm Intermission
10:20pm 2nd Sportsman Division race; 20 laps
10:45pm 1st Stadium Stock Division race; 15 laps
11:05pm 2nd Stadium Stock Division race (if more than 26 competitors); 15 laps
Today’s coverage of the Modified 100 at Bowman Gray Stadium is presented by Penske Racing Shocks. Penske Racing Shocks is an innovative leader in short track racing technology. They have been on the fore front of quality dampers for modifieds for the past 15 years. Whether it is a small block or big block, we have the latest set-ups to get the most out of your chassis. Click here for more information.
Good afternoon race fans and welcome to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where today the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Modifieds will battle for 100 laps in the Kevin Powell Motorsports 100 presented by Triad CW 20.
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Trackside Now: Modified 100 – Bowman Gray Stadium (NC) – 5/10/14