Brown, Myers Claim Checkered at Bowman Gray
A lucky draw gives Myers a second chance at victory.

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Sometimes a racer’s night can be decided with one slightly wrong guess or one minor mistake. And with a field as competitive as the Farm Bureau Insurance Modified Series, no track is as unforgiving as Bowman Gray Stadium.
            On Saturday, Defending Champion Tim Brown of Cana, VA made all the right decisions to start off his night. For the second time in 2009, Brown turned the fastest qualifying lap – placing him on the pole for the start of the first race.
            Brown battled with Randy Butner of Pfafftown as the green flag fell, but Brown eventually secured the lead. The #83 led the rest of the way to take the checkered. Randy Butner finished in second, with Michael Clifton of Walkertown claiming third.
            In stark contrast to Brown, Burt Myers of Walnut Cove had a disappointing start in the event. Myers qualified 12th and finished 12th in the first race. “We were pretty sick after qualifying and then after the first race,” said Myers.
            Minor miscalculations on car setup had left Myers with a middle of the pack car. “The car was so bad the first race that I was already telling them what we needed to do to the car for the second race,” said Myers.
            In a stroke of good luck, Tim Brown drew 12 as the number for the “Madhouse Scramble” – putting Brown at 12th for the start of the second race and Myers on the pole.
            With the adrenaline pumping at the thought of getting a second chance, Myers’ crew worked feverishly on the car. Their efforts paid off, and Myers led from start to finish in the second race in commanding fashion, taking the checkered for the third time this season.
             Brad Robbins of Winston-Salem and Chris Fleming of Mount Airy finished in second and third.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Saturday night resembled an endurance race. Perhaps it was the summer heat combined with the extra demands of a 60-lapper instead of the normal 20-lap race – but cars seemed to break left and right. Flat tires, blown engines, and twisted sheet metal abounded.
            In 60 laps, there were a total of 13 cautions, making the competition an incredibly grueling one – especially for Derek Stoltz of Walkertown. With the double-file restart rule in effect, Stoltz had to fight off challenges from the outside over a dozen times.
            David Adams of Yadkinville, Barry Edwards of Pinnacle, Gary Ledbetter of Lexington, Kenny Bost of Kernersville, Kyle Edwards of King, Ronnie Clifton of Walkertown, Robbie Brewer of Winston-Salem, and Chris Fleming of Mount Airy all tried their hand at challenging Stoltz on the outside.
            But Stoltz held on each and every time to bring home the win. Gary Ledbetter finished behind Stoltz in second, and Kenny Bost took third.
            Joseph “Bobo” Brown of Winston-Salem claimed the victory in the 20-lapper for the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series. Reggie Doub of Germanton and David Sumner of Trinity finished in second and third.
            In the Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series, Kevin L. Neal of Walkertown took the checkered in the first race – his first victory this season. In the second 15-lapper, Chris Lawing of King claimed the win. The victory was Lawing’s first time ever in Winner’s Circle.
                As part of an annual tradition to honor our nation, Bowman Gray Stadium will not hold any racing events this Saturday, July 4. But racing will return with a vengeance the following week on July 11 with Farm Bureau Insurance One Dollar Ladies’ Night and the Farm Bureau Insurance 100.

Race Results

Farm Bureau Insurance Modified Series
First Modified Race: 25 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

83

Tim Brown

Cana, VA

2

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

3

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

4

75

Robert Jeffreys

Winston-Salem, NC

5

53

Jonathan Brown

Kernersville, NC

6

77

Lee Jeffreys

High Point, NC

7

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

8

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

9

70

Alfred Hill

Jonesville, NC

10

40

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

11

31

Gene Pack

Walkertown, NC

12

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

13

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

14

72

Brent Elliott

Denton, NC

15

51

Stan Welborn

Germanton, NC

16

45

Lee Stimpson

Lewisville, NC

17

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

Second Modified Race: 25 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

2

40

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

3

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

4

77

Lee Jeffreys

High Point, NC

5

31

Gene Pack

Walkertown, NC

6

70

Alfred Hill

Jonesville, NC

7

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

8

75

Robert Jeffreys

Winston-Salem, NC

9

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

10

53

Jonathan Brown

Kernersville, NC

11

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

12

83

Tim Brown

Cana, VA

13

72

Brent Elliott

Denton, NC

14

51

Stan Welborn

Germanton, NC

15

45

Lee Stimpson

Lewisville, NC

16

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series: 60 laps
Results Unofficial – Pending Technical Inspection

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

2

70

Gary Ledbetter

Lexington, NC

3

18

Kenny Bost

Kernersville, NC

4

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

5

05

Kyle Edwards

King, NC

6

79

Steven Berrier

Germanton, NC

7

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

8

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

9

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

10

44

Daniel Beeson

Kernersville, NC

11

30

Mike Evans

King, NC

12

00

Shaun Cockerham

East Bend, NC

13

9

David Adams

Yadkinville, NC

14

3

Jeff Garrison

Winston-Salem, NC

15

77

Keith McMichael

Belews Creek, NC

16

13

Luke Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

17

8

Darin Redmon

Walkertown, NC

18

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

19

38

Mitch Gales

Lexington, NC

20

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

21

35

David Sell

Winston-Salem, NC

22

7

Ronnie Barron

Lexington, NC

23

64

Steve Truell

Midway,NC

24

23

Scott Hall

Walkertown, NC

25

12

Brad Smith

Winston-Salem, NC

 

104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

69

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

2

04

Reggie Doub

Germanton, NC

3

1

David Sumner

Trinity, NC

4

18

Tim Vaden

Kernersville, NC

5

15

Jerry Helms

Winston-Salem, NC

6

12

Doug Wall

Pfafftown, NC

7

14

Randy Larimore

Walkertown, NC

8

27

Matt Cotner

Rural Hall, NC

9

06

Leon Hutchens

Winston-Salem, NC

10

00

Donnie Martin

Wallburg, NC

11

11

Richard Reeves

Cooleemee, NC

12

25

Johnny Arnder

Mount Airy, NC

13

13

Kevin Gilbert

Mocksville, NC

14

3

Michael Nichols

Trinity, NC

15

16

Allen Henkel

Trinity, NC

16

20

David Joyce

Kernersville, NC

17

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

18

2

Willie Wall

Winston-Salem, NC

19

44

Daniel Fishel

Greensboro, NC

20

21

Justin Taylor

King, NC

21

17

Brian Doty

Winston-Salem, NC

22

99

Billy Gregg

Winston-Salem, NC

 

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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

21

Kevin L. Neal

Walkertown, NC

2

68

Glenn Hamilton

Winston-Salem, NC

3

39

Jimmy Absher

Rural Hall, NC

4

24

A.J. Sanders

Mocksville, NC

5

11

Wayne Hill

Kernersville, NC

6

98

T.J. Cox

Winston-Salem, NC

7

71

Archie Sanders

Mocksville, NC

8

22

Dale Barneycastle

Mocksville, NC

9

56

Johnny Burke

Midway, NC

10

23

Kenny Dixon

Pfafftown, NC

11

26

Derek Taylor

Yadkinville, NC

12

79

Chris Allison

Mocksville, NC

13

41

Bobby Yountz

Clemmons, NC

14

72

Gerald Robertson

Germanton, NC

15

00

Adam Baker

Winston-Salem, NC

16

1

Rob Young

Winston-Salem, NC

17

01

Michael Wells

Yadkinville, NC

18

78

K.C. Myers

Lexington, NC

19

60

Ted Mickalowski

Mocksville, NC

20

62

Kevin Hedgecock

Thomasville, NC

21

28

Robert Mabe

Winston-Salem, NC

22

42

Phillip Wright

King, NC

23

4

Andrew Sanders

Mocksville, NC

24

70

D.J. Moore

Germanton, NC

2nd Stadium Stock race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

34

Chris Lawing

King, NC

2

33

Travis Brewer

Germanton, NC

3

27

Darren Cotner

King, NC

4

12

Paul Wark

Winston-Salem, NC

5

97

Nick Collens

King, NC

6

90

Brandon Crotts

King, NC

7

8

Shane Southard

Yadkinville, NC

8

69

Matt Keller

Advance, NC

9

93

Robert Collins

Winston-Salem, NC

10

66

Chad Hopkins

Winston-Salem, NC

11

20

Bobby Harrison

Winston-Salem, NC

12

7

James Allison

Mocksville, NC

13

84

Wesley Thompson

Mocksville, NC

14

30

Tommy Stewart

Winston-Salem, NC

15

83

A.J. Quakenbush

Winston-Salem, NC

16

3

Steven Sanders

Mocksville, NC

17

36

William Chilton

Eden, NC

18

03

Ray Forrest

Winston-Salem, NC

19

49

Rodney Sears

Lexington, NC

20

2

Steve Holleman, Jr

Winston-Salem, NC

21

86

Tim Smith

Kernersville, NC

22

32

Roger Vogler

Winston-Salem, NC