Commentary by: Rob Staley

Danville, VA(August 23, 2011) — A great racing name racing with underdog status claimed his first Bowman Gray Stadium champioship Saturday night August 20.

Robbie Brewer, nephew of former NASCAR champion crew chief Tim Brewer, took the Sportsman title at the quarter-mile asphalt speedplant by finishing 10th in the 40-lap season finale. For the season , Brewer took home two victories and a pile of other impressive runs to clinch the crown.

“This is a big deal for me,” said an exicted Brewer via a recent phone interview. “We had a great season and did it with a lot less money than some of the top running teams had.”

While Brewer is certainly excited, he may just leave the class while on top.

“I’m looking at possibly buying a modified for next year,” said Brewer. “I’ve talked to a couple of modified car owners. I just want to try something different. We may also look into buying a Late Model Stock Car.”

The championship was a popular one as Brewer is one of the nicest guys in the sport and has a huge fan base. Look for him to continue to succeed in whatever type car he chooses to campaign.

MORE RAMBLINGS … If you missed the last PASS race at South Boston Speedway, you should be kicking yourself. It was easily one of the best races ever at the four-tenths mile Halifax County oval. A 28 car starting grid greeted the huge crowd and the drivers treated them to one wingding of a battle.

Clay Rogers in Robert Hamke’s #74 Chevy emerged as the victor after battles with Cassius Clark, Stephen Naase, Preston Peltier, Andy Loden and others. PASS is one can’t miss race series these days. Hard to believe the PASS teams were pitted on the backstretch as this definitely was not an undercard to the track’s regular late model stocks that also ran. Run, don’t walk, to the track if these guys come to your area.