1000th Bowman Gray Race Night: Myers, Ward Victorious in Mods
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – One-Thousand. That was the number of the night at Bowman Gray Stadium Saturday for the historic facility’s 1000th sanctioned NASCAR event.
The modified division ran 2, 50-lap races. Jason Myers took the lead early in the race but got caught up behind a lap car causing the lap car to spin out but allowing his brother Burt to take advantage and make a quick pass before the caution came out.
Burt Myers held on to win the 1st of the 50-lap races. He says it is one of the most special wins of his career considering his family has raced at Bowman Gray since the beginning.
In the 2nd 50-lapper, Dean Ward started from the pole. Through a rash of cautions that kept the pack tight, Jason Myers worked his way up to 2nd place with a few laps to go.
It was a battle to the end with Myers knocking on Dean Ward’s back bumper lap after lap but Ward held on for the win which he dedicated to his brother who is in the hospital after being seriously injured in a motorcycle accident.
Tim Brown is the points leader with a 19 point lead going into the final race weekend of the season.
Brewer, Clifton Victorious in Sportsman Series
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – On the 1000th race night at Bowman Gray Stadium the Sportsman Division drivers came to race hard in their two races.
Robbie Brewer picked up the win starting pole in the first race. He held off the hard charging Derek Stoltz who worked over the rear bumper of the 68 car lap after lap but not being able to make the pass.
In race 2, Taylor Branch started on the pole but Zack Clifton made a daring door to door pass and pulled away for the win.
A hard crash early in the race eliminated two favorites as Derek Stoltz and John Holloman IV made contact in turn 3 sending both cars hard into the wall.
Zack Clifton is the points leader with a 5 point lead over Michael Adams going into the final race of the season.
Pair of A.J.’s and an Austin take Stadium Stock, Street Stock Races
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – It was the 1000th race night at Bowman Gray Stadium and rounding out the events were the drivers in the two starter series, Stadium Stock and Street Stock.
A.J. Sanders won race number of the Stadium Stock division. Sanders started from the pole and lead every lap.
Another A.J., A.J. Quakenbush drove the 11 car for the first time this week in the Stadium Stock series, taking over for division points leader Brandon Brendle, who jumped to the 40 car in place of Daniel Yates, who tested the waters in the Modified Division this week.
Quakenbush started 3rd in the second stadium stock race and ran 2nd in the race until turn 3 of the final lap when he put a bump and run on the 4 car of Andrew Sanders to take the win.
Brendle is the points leader with a 14 point lead over Chuck Wall going into the final race of the season.
In the Street Stock division, Austin Edwards claimed his first ever victory in the purple 50 car. Edwards started 3rd and ran 2nd until he was able to slip by the 2 car of Willie Wall early in the race.
Edwards led Derrick Rice make a dive bomb move on Brian Wall collecting both drivers and a few others, bringing out a caution late in the race. The race was ended at this point under the time limit rule instead of the scheduled distance.
Derrick Rice is the points leader with a 12 point lead going into the final race of the season.