Tim Brown Beats Jonathan Brown to Claim Checkered in Tucson 100 at Bowman Gray
Several cautions made Tim Brown work hard for the victory.

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) A new driving suit, the sweltering summer heat, and the intense competition brought on by double-file restarts added up to an exhausting race for Tim Brown on Saturday at Bowman Gray Stadium.
            “This is the hardest fought win I’ve ever had at the Stadium,” said Brown, a resident of Cana, VA. “The new race suit I had on tonight was brand new. I don’t know if they seal that thing up or if you need to wash it – I was about to pass out. It was extremely hot. When I got out of the car, I was lightheaded.”
            But the new driving suit was the least of Brown’s problems.
            The seven-time champion drew the pole for his starting position, but next to him on the outside row was Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem, a young up-and-comer who has already won twice this season.
            As the green flag dropped, the two fought fiercely for the lead with Tim Brown narrowly claiming the top spot. But much to Tim Brown’s dismay, a caution on lap 4 gave Jonathan Brown another chance to challenge from the outside. The #83 car again barely slipped by Jonathan Brown to defend the lead.
            Then came a caution on lap 23, another on lap 29, another on lap 38 – each time with Jonathan giving Tim Brown a fight but still unable to steal the lead.
            But things changed when the caution came out on lap 64. This time, Jonathan slammed the gas and was able to beat Tim Brown into turn one. “I spun the tires,” said Tim Brown. “He was taking off better than me every time. That one time he got a good start and when I shifted it spun the tires real bad.”
            Jonathan Brown only had one thought on his mind: “When I pulled out in the lead, I was thinking ‘Please no caution, no caution,’” said Jonathan Brown.
            But Jonathan didn’t get his wish: just a few laps later, the yellow flag waved once again – giving Tim Brown the chance to take to the outside to attempt to reclaim the lead that was once his.
            Tim Brown was able to out-motor Jonathan on the outside and retake the top spot, leading the rest of the way to take the checkered.
            Jonathan Brown gave a few hard taps to the rear of Tim Brown, but in the end Jonathan finished in second – quite an accomplishment for the young driver. “I feel like when me and Tim got single file, we checked out from the third place man every time. That’s just a good feeling to be up there running in the straightaways with Tim,” said Jonathan Brown.
            Burt Myers of Walnut Cove fought his way up from a 17th-place start to finish in third. Ronnie Silk of Norwalk, CT finished fourth in his debut at the Stadium.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Defending Champion Ronnie Clifton of Walkertown claimed the win in the first 20-lapper, with Scott Hall of Walkertown taking the checkered for the second race.
            Joseph “Bobo” Brown of Winston-Salem, brother of Jonathan Brown, brought home the victory in the 20-lap race for the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series on Saturday.
            In the Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series, Rob Young of Winston-Salem and Darren Cotner of King each won a 15-lapper on Saturday. 

   

Race Results

Farm Bureau Insurance Modified Series
Tucson 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

79

Ronnie Silk

Norwalk,CT

5

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

6

70

Alfred Hill

Jonesville, NC

7

40

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

8

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

9

31

Gene Pack

Walkertown, NC

10

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

11

3

Terry Gaither

Walkertown, NC

12

72

Brent Elliott

Denton, NC

13

78

Susan Harwell

Elkin, NC

14

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

15

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

16

45

Lee Stimpson

Lewisville, NC

17

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

18

75

Robert Jeffreys

Winston-Salem, NC

19

33

Matt Caldwell

Lexington, NC

20

28

Mike Adams

Winston-Salem, NC

21

77

Lee Jeffreys

High Point, NC

22

99

Kevin Powell

Winston-Salem, NC

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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

2

18

Kenny Bost

Kernersville, NC

3

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

4

70

Gary Ledbetter

Lexington, NC

5

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

6

3

Jeff Garrison

Winston-Salem, NC

7

38

Mitch Gales

Lexington, NC

8

13

Luke Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

9

44

Daniel Beeson

Kernersville, NC

10

23

Scott Hall

Walkertown, NC

11

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

12

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

13

30

Mike Evans

King, NC

14

77

Keith McMichael

Belews Creek, NC

15

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

16

7

Ronnie Barron

Lexington, NC

17

05

Kyle Edwards

King, NC

18

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

19

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

20

75

Chad Brooks

Winston-Salem, NC

21

07

Matthew Silver

Lexington, NC

22

64

Steve Truell

Midway,NC

23

5

Steven Berrier

Germanton, NC

24

00

Shaun Cockerham

East Bend, NC

2nd Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

23

Scott Hall

Walkertown, NC

2

13

Luke Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

3

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

4

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

5

18

Kenny Bost

Kernersville, NC

6

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

7

3

Jeff Garrison

Winston-Salem, NC

8

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

9

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

10

30

Mike Evans

King, NC

11

38

Mitch Gales

Lexington, NC

12

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

13

7

Ronnie Barron

Lexington, NC

14

77

Keith McMichael

Belews Creek, NC

15

44

Daniel Beeson

Kernersville, NC

16

5

Steven Berrier

Germanton, NC

17

64

Steve Truell

Midway,NC

18

07

Matthew Silver

Lexington, NC

19

70

Gary Ledbetter

Lexington, NC

20

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

21

75

Chad Brooks

Winston-Salem, NC

22

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

 

104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

69

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

2

27

Matt Cotner

Rural Hall, NC

3

16

Allen Henkel

Trinity, NC

4

99

Billy Gregg

Winston-Salem, NC

5

25

Johnny Arnder

Mount Airy, NC

6

1

David Sumner

Trinity, NC

7

20

Donnie Martin

Wallburg, NC

8

18

Tim Vaden

Kernersville, NC

9

15

Jerry Helms

Winston-Salem, NC

10

44

Daniel Fishel

Greensboro, NC

11

2

Willie Wall

Lexington, NC

12

12

Doug Wall

Pfafftown, NC

13

11

Richard Reeves

Cooleemee, NC

14

04

Reggie Doub

Germanton, NC

15

13

Kevin Gilbert

Mocksville, NC

16

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

17

21

Justin Taylor

King, NC

 

Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series
First Stadium Stock Race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

1

Rob Young

Winston-Salem, NC

2

4

Andrew Sanders

Mocksville, NC

3

56

Johnny Burke

Midway, NC

4

22

Dale Barneycastle

Mocksville, NC

5

39

Jimmy Absher

Rural Hall, NC

6

21

Kevin L. Neal

Walkertown, NC

7

26

Derek Taylor

Yadkinville, NC

8

24

A.J. Sanders

Mocksville, NC

9

70

D.J. Moore

Germanton, NC

10

41

Bobby Yountz

Clemmons, NC

11

34

Chris Lawing

King, NC

12

00

Adam Baker

Winston-Salem, NC

13

28

Robert Mabe

Winston-Salem, NC

14

79

Chris Allison

Mocksville, NC

15

11

Wayne Hill

Kernersville, NC

16

72

Gerald Robertson

Germanton, NC

17

23

Kenny Dixon

Pfafftown, NC

18

99

Matt Hill

Yadkinville, NC

19

78

K.C. Myers

Lexington, NC

20

36

William Chilton

Eden, NC

21

01

Ted Mickalowski

Mocksville, NC

22

62

Kevin Hedgecock

Thomasville, NC

23

77

Randy McElveen

Winston-Salem, NC

24

30

Tommy Stewart

Winston-Salem, NC

2nd Stadium Stock race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

27

Darren Cotner

King, NC

2

71

Archie Sanders

Mocksville, NC

3

33

Gary Brewer

Germanton, NC

4

42

Phillip Wright

King, NC

5

98

T.J. Cox

Winston-Salem, NC

6

44

Brian Hawks

Advance, NC

7

3

Mike McKnight

Pfafftown, NC

8

83

A.J. Quakenbush

Winston-Salem, NC

9

65

John Patterson

Welcome, NC

10

90

Brandon Crotts

King, NC

11

04

Wesley Thompson

Mocksville,NC

12

32

Roger Vogler

Winston-Salem, NC

13

86

Tim Smith

Kernersville, NC

14

03

Ray Forrest

Winston-Salem, NC

15

69

Matt Keller

Advance, NC

16

49

Rodney Sears

Lexington, NC

17

2

Steve Holleman, Jr

Winston-Salem, NC

18

13

Steven Sanders

Mocksville, NC

19

8

Shane Southard

Yadkinville, NC

20

93

Robert Collins

Winston-Salem, NC

21

7

James Allison

Mocksville, NC

22

35

Steve Myers

Pfafftown, NC

23

20

Jack Rash

Clemmons, NC

24

97

Nick Collens

King, NC