Young man practicing an old craft
- Mount Airy to host East Coast Trike-In this weekend (myfox8.com)
- “Mayberry Mural” comes to Griffith Museum in Mount Airy (salisbury.wbtv.com)
Saturday: Final Fight for Championship at Bowman Gray (Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) The 2013 points battles have been raging since the first green flag this season at Bowman Gray Stadium. But this Saturday, it all comes to a head in one final night of racing before the champions are crowned. In the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series, Burt Myers of Walnut Cove has had a reprieve for the last two weeks as summer rainstorms have led to the postponement of Stadium racing. He didn’t have the opportunity to pad his 27-point lead but didn’t have to risk losing any ground to the rest of the field either. Brother Jason Myers of Walnut Cove and John Smith of Mount Airy now enter the Carolina Farm Credit 150 this Saturday night tied for second in the points. And with double points on the line, Burt Myers’s 27-point margin translates into less than a seven-position difference. Jason Myers finished second in the points last season as Tim Brown of Rural Hall went on to grab his ninth title. But in 2013, Jason has enjoyed the best season he’s ever had in the Modified Series: He’s racked up four wins, three poles, and 217 laps led.
John Smith has also had his strongest season ever with two wins and a top-ten finish in 19 out of 20 races in 2013. In the past twenty years, the Modified titles at Bowman Gray Stadium have been claimed by only a handful of drivers: Tim Brown, Burt Myers, Junior Miller of Danbury, and Robert Jeffreys of Wallburg. Now, Jason Myers and John Smith are only 150 laps away from potentially grabbing their first championship and breaking into that elusive club. But the Carolina Farm Credit 150 will put them to the test. It’s the second-longest race that the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series competes in – and the Midway Trailer Rental Double-File Restart Cone will add an extra element of endurance and strategy into the mix.
In the Classic Muscle Sportsman Series, Mack Little of Lexington will be trying to hold off Zack Clifton of Walkertown. After Clifton faltered a little in the last race, Little enters the season finale with a 44-point lead – an 11-position advantage. Doug Wall of Pfafftown has a 38-point margin separating him from John Holleman of Winston-Salem in the points battle for the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series. The most crowded points race belongs to the Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series, with Chuck Wall of Lexington leading Jason Keaton of Mocksville by 24 points – with five other competitors close enough to potentially grab the crown away.
The final night of racing action will take place this Saturday in the Carolina Farm Credit 150. The Sportsman, Street Stock, and Stadium Stock Divisions will also duke it out on this one last night – and the evening will end with the always wild 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 http://www.bowmangrayracing.com or by calling (336) 723-1819.
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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Some of the world’s best golfers will compete for The Wyndham Championship this week at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro.
Round 1 of tournament play begins Thursday.
For information about the event, visit wyndhamchampionship.com
- Wyndham Championship tees off Monday morning (myfox8.com)
- GTC: Power Rankings: Wyndham Championship (golfchannel.com)
- Wyndham Championship has become ‘regional party of the year’ (bizjournals.com)
- Play Like The Pros This Week at The Wyndham Championship Aug 12-18 (playlikethepros.wordpress.com)
- 2013 Wyndham Championship (Week 3) (fmck95.wordpress.com)
NC Shakespeare Festival back on in High Point
- Nine top-30 players to compete in Winston-Salem Open (myfox8.com)
- Winston-Salem Open looking for volunteers (myfox8.com)
- Winston-Salem Air Show expects attendance boost (bizjournals.com)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Revolution Segway Tours are being offered at the New Winston Museum.
Starting from the museum, you can ride segways through the streets of downtown Winston-Salem.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — This weekend is the last tax-free holiday in North Carolina. The popular weekend runs Friday through Sunday at midnight in which you can buy school supplies, clothes and computers tax-free.
“I wanted to come inside and play with the electronics to see which one I like the most,” said Winston-Salem State senior Angela Butler. She started checking out computers at Best Buy Thursday evening. “Trying to decide if I want to get a new laptop or if I want a new MacBook.”
North Carolina lawmakers nixed future tax-free weekend as part of new tax reform Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law last month. Supporters of the reform say everyone’s state income taxes will be reduced, putting more money in peoples’ pockets day-to-day.
Last year the tax-free weekend cost the state $13.3 million in lost tax revenue.
“We are pricing out some things and planning our attack,” said mother of two Erin Swift at Target on Hanes Mall Boulevard. “The savings add up when you are buying backpacks, notebooks, markers, pens, pencils, clothes, shoes and sports equipment.”
Many retailers say the loss of a tax-free weekend will hurt them as shoppers could turn to buying online or across the border in states like South Carolina where a tax-free weekend will continue.
Posted on: 10:41 pm, August 1, 2013, by Chad Tucker