Fortune Continues to Smile on Brown at Bowman Gray
Transmission problems for Myers pave the way for Brown’s victory.

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) “Right now the sun is shining on Tim, and the shadow’s on me,’ said Walnut Cove resident Burt Myers about his continuing streak of bad luck.
            Myers led the first 30 laps of the Bowman Gray Gear 100 for the Farm Bureau Insurance Modified Series on Saturday, battling transmission problems the whole time. Myers was caught unaware of his mechanical issues after a rainstorm caused pre-race practice sessions to be cancelled. The track was dried and race-ready, but Myers’ car was not.
            “If we could’ve had two laps of practice, I would’ve known it. The transmission was popping on the pace laps,” said Myers. “I was just a wounded duck.”
            Myers started on the outside pole beside Dean Ward of Winston-Salem, and the #1 car of Myers was able to claim the lead as the green flag fell. The first caution brought about the first Double-File “Choice” Restart, with Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem moving up to the outside behind Myers.
            On the restart, Myers held the lead with Brown filing back into second. A few laps later, another caution gave Brown a second chance. Myers stayed in the lead again this time, although Brown came much closer to getting by him. Unfortunately, Myers’ transmission problems were getting worse.
            When a third caution gave Brown another chance to challenge Myers from the outside, Brown beat Myers into turn one and claimed the lead. As Burt Myers’ limping car was caught on the outside, Tim Brown of Cana, Va. slipped by to claim second place.
            Now, Jonathan Brown’s greatest fear was the very thing that helped him pass Myers: the Double-File Restart. Jonathan Brown’s fears came true on lap 63.
            “I did not want to see that caution. Not at all whatsoever,” said Brown. When the drivers chose lanes for the Double-File Restart, Tim Brown moved to the outside of Jonathan Brown to vie for the lead. Tim Brown barely got enough distance between his car and the car of Jonathan Brown to duck inside and take over the lead. “My hat’s off to Jonathan. It was close getting in down there,” said Tim Brown.
            “I just stayed focused and tried not to make mistakes,” said Brown about his performance for the remainder of the race. The #83 car of Tim Brown was able to lead the rest of the way, with no other caution occurring in the race. “Everything went my way tonight. Things went our way and we won the race.”
            Jonathan Brown took second, and Burt Myers ended up taking third. “As bad of luck as I had with the transmission braking, I was lucky to finish third. We had a 10th place car tonight,” said Myers.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Gary Ledbetter of Lexington took the checkered in the first 20-lapper – Ledbetter’s second win in a row. Keith McMichael of Belews Creek finished second, and Steve Truell of Midway finished third.
            For the second 20-lap Sportsman race, Defending Champion Ronnie Clifton of Walkertown brought home the victory. Taylor Branch of Lewisville came in second with Michael Adams of Yadkinville claiming third.
            Johnny Arnder took the checkered in the 20-lap race for the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series. David Sumner of Trinity and John McNeal of Winston-Salem finished second and third.
            In the Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series, A.J. Sanders of Mocksville won the first 15-lapper. Kevin L. Neal of Walkertown came in second, and Jimmy Absher of Rural Hall took third. Michael Wells claimed victory in the second Stadium Stock race, with Kenny Dixon of Pfafftown and Steve Smith of Kannapolis finishing second and third.

Race Results

Farm Bureau Insurance Modified Series
Bowman Gray Gear 100: 100 Laps


FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

83

Tim Brown

Cana, VA

2

53

Jonathan Brown

Kernersville, NC

3

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

4

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

5

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

6

70

Alfred Hill

Jonesville, NC

7

77

Lee Jeffreys

High Point, NC

8

75

Robert Jeffreys

Winston-Salem, NC

9

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

10

45

Lee Stimpson

Lewisville, NC

11

40

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

12

97

Bryan Dauzat

Midland,NC

13

31

Gene Pack

Walkertown, NC

14

72

Brent Elliott

Denton, NC

15

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

16

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

17

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series
1st Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

70

Gary Ledbetter

Lexington, NC

2

77

Keith McMichael

Belews Creek, NC

3

64

Steve Truell

Midway,NC

4

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

5

18

Kenny Bost

Kernersville, NC

6

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

7

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

8

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

9

30

Mike Evans

King, NC

10

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

11

23

Scott Hall

Walkertown, NC

12

05

Kyle Edwards

King, NC

13

13

Luke Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

14

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

15

5

Brad Smith

Winston-Salem, NC

16

79

Steven Berrier

Germanton, NC

17

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

18

75

Chad Brooks

Winston-Salem, NC

19

3

Jeff Garrison

Winston-Salem, NC

20

44

Daniel Beeson

Kernersville, NC

21

35

Mitch Gales

Lexington, NC

22

00

Shaun Cockerham

East Bend, NC

23

7

Ronnie Barron

Lexington, NC

24

28

John Gregg

Winston-Salem, NC

 

2nd Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

2

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

3

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

4

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

5

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

6

70

Gary Ledbetter

Lexington, NC

7

64

Steve Truell

Midway,NC

8

77

Keith McMichael

Belews Creek, NC

9

05

Kyle Edwards

King, NC

10

13

Luke Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

11

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

12

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

13

5

Brad Smith

Winston-Salem, NC

14

3

Jeff Garrison

Winston-Salem, NC

15

7

Ronnie Barron

Lexington, NC

16

44

Daniel Beeson

Kernersville, NC

17

18

Kenny Bost

Kernersville, NC

18

00

Shaun Cockerham

East Bend, NC

19

28

John Gregg

Winston-Salem, NC

20

35

Mitch Gales

Lexington, NC

21

75

Chad Brooks

Winston-Salem, NC

22

30

Mike Evans

King, NC

23

79

Steven Berrier

Germanton, NC

24

23

Scott Hall

Walkertown, NC

104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

25

Johnny Arnder

Mount Airy, NC

2

1

David Sumner

Trinity, NC

3

99

John McNeal

Winston-Salem, NC

4

12

Doug Wall

Pfafftown, NC

5

04

Reggie Doub

Germanton, NC

6

27

Matt Cotner

Rural Hall, NC

7

11

Richard Reeves

Cooleemee, NC

8

13

Kevin Gilbert

Mocksville, NC

9

14

Randy Larimore

Walkertown, NC

10

44

Daniel Fishel

Greensboro, NC

11

2

Willie Wall

Winston-Salem, NC

12

20

Donnie Martin

Wallburg, NC

13

3

Michael Nichols

Trinity, NC

14

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

15

97

Hal Seats

Yadkinville, NC

16

31

Ryan Nelson

Winston-Salem, NC

17

69

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

18

15

Jerry Helms

Winston-Salem, NC

19

17

Brian Doty

Winston-Salem, NC

20

18

Tim Vaden

Kernersville, NC


Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series

1st Stadium Stock race  – 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

24

A.J. Sanders

Mocksville, NC

2

21

Kevin L. Neal

Walkertown, NC

3

39

Jimmy Absher

Rural Hall, NC

4

56

Johnny Burke

Midway, NC

5

22

Dale Barneycastle

Mocksville, NC

6

70

D.J. Moore

Germanton, NC

7

72

Gerald Robertson

Germanton, NC

8

01

Jason Keaton

Mocksville, NC

9

67

Jason Asbury

King, NC

10

26

Derek Taylor

Yadkinville, NC

11

28

Robert Mabe

Winston-Salem, NC

12

03

Ray Forrest

Winston-Salem, NC

13

17

Kyle Southern

King, NC

14

35

Steve Myers

Pfafftown, NC

15

3

Mike McKnight

Pfafftown, NC

16

49

Rodney Sears

Lexington, NC

17

7

James Allison

Mocksville, NC

18

79

Chris Allison

Mocksville, NC

19

73

April Myers

Lexington, NC

20

77

Randy McElveen

Winston-Salem, NC

21

41

Bobby Yountz

Clemmons, NC

2nd Stadium Stock race – 14 of 15 laps completed (race ended early due to curfew)

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

44

Michael Wells

Yadkinville, NC

2

23

Kenny Dixon

Pfafftown, NC

3

37

Steve Smith

Kannapolis, NC

4

60

Ted Mickalowski

Mocksville, NC

5

93

Robert Collins

Winston-Salem, NC

6

1

Rob Young

Winston-Salem, NC

7

78

K.C. Myers

Lexington, NC

8

62

Kevin Hedgecock

Thomasville, NC

9

36

William Chilton

Eden, NC

10

4

Andrew Sanders

Mocksville, NC

11

99

Matt Hill

Yadkinville, NC

12

00

Adam Baker

Winston-Salem, NC

13

68

Glenn Hamilton

Winston-Salem, NC

14

13

Jordan Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

15

15

April Hopkins

Walnut Cove, NC

16

32

Roger Vogler

Winston-Salem, NC

17

11

Wayne Hill

Kernersville, NC

18

95

Billy Cameron Jr

Salisbury, NC

19

42

Phillip Wright

King, NC

20

90

Brandon Crotts

King, NC

21

66

Chad Hopkins

Winston-Salem, NC