Brown Takes Tucson 200 Win at Bowman Gray
The reigning champ weathers threat after threat to take home the checkered.

Tim Brown (center) receiving his Tucson 200 victory trophy from Calvin Phelps (right) and Mike Mebane (left) of Renegade Tobacco Company. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) With the stands absolutely packed on Saturday at Bowman Gray Stadium, thousands of cheering fans were reminded why the legendary quarter-mile is known as “the Madhouse”.
            With a race full of ups and downs, Tim Brown of Cana, Va. was able to soar above it all and claim victory in the Tucson 200 for the Bill Plemmons RV World Modified Series.
            Brown started on the pole after turning the fastest qualifying lap – and as the green flag fell, “the Rocket” leaped out into the lead. Burt Myers of Walnut Cove moved into second place and began applying the heat to the rear bumper of Brown.
            With 6 cautions occurring before lap 130, Myers also took advantage of the double-file “choice” restarts. The #1 car of Myers moved to the outside row to challenge Brown for the lead at every opportunity. Passing on the outside is notoriously difficult at the tight quarter-mile track, but added to that already difficult feat was the fact that Myers was driving a backup car instead of his normal Stadium machine.
            When Myers tried for the seventh time to pass Brown from the outside during a restart on lap 140, Brown’s night almost ended early. As Myers tried to find his way into the inside groove, he gave a stout bump to Brown – nearly sending Brown into the guardrail. “Burt gave me a shot getting into the corner and turned me sideways,” said Brown. “It was just hard Bowman Gray racing,” said Myers about the incident.
            In an impressive feat of driving skill, Brown was able to save his car and regain control. However, he left the inside lane wide open for Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg. “I just shot under there, and we came out with the lead. You just have to go for the hole when it opens up,” said Lee Jeffreys.

Tim Brown (83) slides sideways after a bump from Burt Myers (1). Lee Jeffreys (77 – right of picture) gets ready to dash to the inside to claim the lead. photo by Mike Sampson Photography
Luckily for Brown, a caution came out quickly as a result of another incident – giving Brown the chance to turn right around and attempt to reclaim the lead from Jeffreys.
            “I got a good jump on Lee and kept him pinched down,” said Brown, who was able to motor past Jeffreys to take back the race lead.
            Meanwhile, Burt Myers decided to take the risk of pitting for a tire change – a gamble that looked to pay off as Myers fought his way to the front and was in position to challenge Brown again for the lead. During the final caution of the race, Myers was able to pull to the outside front row.
            “When I got to pull up there beside of Tim with new tires on, I really thought we had a chance to win,” said Burt Myers. But with bumps from Brown and from rival Junior Miller of Danbury, Myers got caught on the outside and fell back to sixth.
            Brown went on to win with Jeffreys finishing in second. Rookie Zach Brewer of Winston-Salem claimed third, and Junior Miller took the fourth place spot.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Derek Stoltz of Walkertown powered ahead of the rest of the field to claim the first win of the 2010 season. Ryan Robertson of Winston-Salem grabbed second place with Luke Fleming of Mount Airy battling up to third.
            Jody Fritts of Winston-Salem notched his first win in several years in Saturday’s race for the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series. John McNeal of Winston-Salem took second, with Zack Clifton of Walkertown finishing in third.
            In the first race for the Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series, Ted Mickalowski of Mocksville brought home the checkered, with Phillip Wright of King taking victory in the second race.

Race Results

Bill Plemmons RV World Modified Series
Tucson 200: 200 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

83

Tim Brown

Cana, VA

2

77

Lee Jeffreys

High Point, NC

3

11

Zach Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

4

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

5

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

6

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

7

17

Brian King

Burlington, NC

8

75

Robert Jeffreys

Winston-Salem, NC

9

12

Mike Norman

Lewisville, NC

10

99

Kevin Powell

Winston-Salem, NC

11

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

12

40

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

13

81

Austin Pack

Walkertown, NC

14

3

Terry Gaither

Walkertown, NC

15

28

Andrew Durham

Roaring River, NC

16

70

Alfred Hill

Jonesville, NC

17

36

Rupert Sink

Lexington, NC

18

53

Jonathan Brown

Kernersville, NC

19

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

20

97

Bryan Dauzat

Midland,NC

21

20

Jeremy Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

22

23

Brian Loftin

Lexington, NC

23

25

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

24

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series: 40 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

2

23

Ryan Robertson

Winston-Salem, NC

3

13

Luke Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

4

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

5

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

6

05

Kyle Edwards

King, NC

7

44

Daniel Beeson

Kernersville, NC

8

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

9

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

10

18

Kenny Bost

Kernersville, NC

11

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

12

70

Gary Ledbetter

Lexington, NC

13

69

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

14

77

Keith McMichael

Belews Creek, NC

15

64

Steven Truell

Midway,NC

16

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

17

26

Jim Shoaf

Lexington, NC

18

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

19

30

Cody Evans

King, NC

20

31

Ryan Nelson

Winston-Salem, NC

21

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

22

16

Todd Hunt

Lexington, NC

23

79

Steven Berrier

Germanton, NC

 

104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

10

Jody Fritts

Winston-Salem, NC

2

99

John McNeal

Winston-Salem, NC

3

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

4

12

Doug Wall

Pfafftown, NC

5

13

Kevin Gilbert

Pfafftown, NC

6

27

Matt Cotner

Rural Hall, NC

7

11

Richard Reeves

Cooleemee, NC

8

18

Tim Vaden

Kernersville, NC

9

1

David Sumner

Trinity, NC

10

98

Billy Gregg

Winston-Salem, NC

11

01

Donnie Martin

Wallburg, NC

12

89

John Gregg

Wallburg, NC

13

05

Spencer Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

14

3

Michael Nichols

Trinity, NC

15

9

Darren Cotner

King, NC

16

04

Reggie Doub

Germanton, NC

17

44

Daniel Fishel

Greensboro, NC

18

78

K.C. Myers

Linwood, NC

19

97

Hal Seats

Yadkinville, NC

20

06

Leon Hutchens

Winston-Salem, NC

 21

25

Johnny Arnder

Mount Airy, NC

22

22

Brian Wall

Winston-Salem, NC

23

23

Kris Hoots

Mocksville, NC

24

15

Jerry Helms

Winston-Salem, NC

25

17

Brian Doty

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series
First Stadium Stock Race: 12 laps (race ended early due to time limit)

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

60

Ted Mickalowski

Mocksville, NC

2

72

Gerald Robertson

Germanton, NC

3

8

Shane Southard

Yadkinville, NC

4

01

Jason Keaton

Mocksville, NC

5

23

Kenny Dixon

Pfafftown, NC

6

34

Chris Lawing

King, NC

7

77

Randy McElveen

Winston-Salem, NC

8

86

Tim Smith

Kernersville, NC

9

51

Matt Brelsford

Salisbury, NC

10

84

Ben Brown

Westfield,NC

11

62

Kevin Hedgecock

Thomasville, NC

12

0

Cody Adams

Lexington, NC

13

04

Jason Tutterow

Advance, NC

14

36

William Chilton

Eden, NC

15

45

Dennis Weaver

East Bend, NC

16

41

Bobby Yountz

Clemmons, NC

17

47

Kevin C. Neal

Danbury, NC

18

13

Jordan Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

19

58

Brandon Brendle

Winston-Salem, NC

20

67

Jason Asbury

King, NC

21

97

Todd Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

22

68

Glenn Hamilton

Winston-Salem, NC

23

4

Andrew Sanders

Mocksville, NC

24

92

Kyle Southern

King, NC

25

88

Marty Freedle

Lexington, NC

2nd Stadium Stock race: 4 laps (race ended early due to curfew)

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

42

Phillip Wright

King, NC

2

11

Wayne Hill

Kernersville, NC

3

7

James Allison

Mocksville, NC

4

16

Stephan Sanders

Midway, NC

5

14

Ken Bridges

King, NC

6

79

Chris Allison

Mocksville, NC

7

00

Adam Baker

Winston-Salem, NC

8

22

Dale Barneycastle

Mocksville, NC

9

39

Jimmy Absher

Rural Hall, NC

10

3

Mike McKnight

Pfafftown, NC

11

26

Derek Taylor

Yadkinville, NC

12

33

Gary Brewer

Germanton, NC

13

1

Rob Young

Winston-Salem, NC

14

20

Bobby Harrison

Walkertown, NC

15

1X

Ben Badger

Lexington, NC

16

90

Ike Roberts

Pinnacle, NC

17

17

Andy Southern

Winston-Salem, NC

18

6A

Michael Benett

King, NC

19

6

Dale Patterson

Winston-Salem, NC

20

19

Jeremy Stainback

Winston-Salem, NC

21

49

Rodney Sears

Lexington, NC

22

29

Cody Arrington

Mount Airy, NC

23

24

A.J. Sanders

Mocksville, NC

24

69

Drew Moffitt

Winston-Salem, NC

25

37

Steve Smith

Kannapolis, NC