Myers Works Hard to Win at Bowman Gray
Double-file restarts kept the former champion on his toes.

Tim Brown (83) taking his victory lap after winning the first Modified race on Saturday. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Bowman Gray Stadium’s 2010 season continues to be a series of ups and downs for Tim Brown. The Cana, VA resident, who is reigning champion of the Bill Plemmons RV World Modified Series, claimed the checkered in the first Modified race on Saturday night – but ended his second race early with a mangled car and a heated temper.
            Brown’s night started off strongly as he notched his fourth pole lap of the season – an impressive accomplishment considering the extra work his crew has done to repair the damage done on track in the last few weeks. “I’ve been wrecked like three weeks in a row here,” said Brown. “We come back and keep sitting on the pole with it, so my guys -they’re not giving up. They’re working hard.”
            With the fastest lap, Brown started on the pole for the first race. Randy Butner of Pfafftown started beside him in second. Brown’s #83 car leaped out into the lead as the green fell and never looked back. Randy Butner finished second, with John Smith of Mount Airy finishing in third.
            The Four Seasons Home Improvement “Madhouse Scramble” sent Brian Loftin of Lexington to the front for the start of the second race. Ryan Preece of Berlin, CT started on the outside pole. Preece races regularly in northern Modified events, but Saturday was his first time taking laps around the legendary quarter mile of Bowman Gray Stadium.

Brian Loftin in Winner’s Circle after taking the checkered in the second Modified race. photo by Eric Hylton Photography
As they fought for the lead during the start of the race, Preece and Loftin got a little too close for comfort. Preece lost control, hitting Loftin and creating an incident that took out the third and fourth place cars of Alfred Hill of Jonesville and Zach Brewer of Winston-Salem.
            “We both were fighting for ground and we picked up speed a little bit,” said Loftin about the run-in with Preece. “I guess he got loose. I don’t know if he bounced off the wall or not – but he got into my right rear and he about sent me into the fence too. So that was a little bit of a hairy start there.”
            Loftin then had to deal with 25 long, caution-filled laps – but he triumphed in the end, taking the checkered. Chris Fleming of Mount Airy claimed second place, and John Smith of Mount Airy took third.
            Tim Brown, who was gradually making his way up through the field during the second race, was hit hard by Stadium newcomer James Civali of Meriden, CT. The hit took Brown out of fourth and relegated him to the rear. Brown returned the favor to Civali, shoving him into the wall and sending both of their damaged cars to the pits.
            Saturday was the Center for Clinical Research Sportsman 100 – the longest and most prestigious race of the season for the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series. The Sportsman cars qualified for position, and the Double-File “Choice” Restart rule was in effect.
            Kevin Neal of Walkertown was the fastest qualifier. When the top six qualifiers drew for starting positions, Scott Hall of Walkertown plucked the pole as his beginning position with Kevin Neal on the outside-pole.
            Neal and Hall fought hard for the lead side-by-side for nearly two full laps. But Neal couldn’t complete the pass and settled back into second. When the first caution came out on lap six, Neal chose to remain on the inside row during the double-file restart. Gary Ledbetter of Lexington moved to the outside to challenge Hall for the lead.
Gary Ledbetter (70) passing Scott Hall (36) for the lead in the Center For Clinical Research Sportsman 100. photo by Eric Hylton Photography
            “I knew if I was third or worse, we’d definitely take the outside and give it a shot for the lead,” said Ledbetter. The decision was a wise one: Ledbetter ended up passing Hall and taking over the spot at the head of the pack.
            Ledbetter then held off repeated challenges from Scott Hall, Barry Edwards of Pinnacle, Robbie Brewer of Winston-Salem, and Kyle Edwards of King. Ledbetter nearly lost his lead when Kyle Edwards pushed hard on the outside – but a slip from Edwards allowed Ledbetter to power back ahead.
            Finishing behind Ledbetter was Robbie Brewer in second place. Kevin Neal claimed third.
            Matt Cotner of Rural Hall took the checkered in the 20-lapper for the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series. Reggie Doub of Germanton and Kenneth Stimpson of Lewisville claimed second and third.
            In the Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series, Jimmy Absher of Rural Hall won the first 15-lapper on Saturday. Andrew Sanders of Mocksville took the checkered in the second 15-lap race.            

           

           

Race Results

Bill Plemmons RV World Modified Series
First Modified Race: 25 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

83

Tim Brown

Cana, VA

2

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

3

25

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

4

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

5

11

Zach Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

6

70

Alfred Hill

Jonesville, NC

7

36

Ryan Preece

Berlin, CT

8

23

Brian Loftin

Lexington, NC

9

19

James Civali

Meriden, CT

10

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

11

77

Lee Jeffreys

High Point, NC

12

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

13

75

Robert Jeffreys

Winston-Salem, NC

14

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

15

40

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

16

99

Kevin Powell

Winston-Salem, NC

17

72

Brent Elliott

Denton, NC

18

81

Austin Pack

Walkertown, NC

19

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

20

7

Bobby Reed

Clemmons, NC

21

66

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

22

53

Jonathan Brown

Kernersville, NC

Second Modified Race: 25 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

23

Brian Loftin

Lexington, NC

2

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

3

25

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

4

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

5

77

Lee Jeffreys

High Point, NC

6

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

7

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

8

99

Kevin Powell

Winston-Salem, NC

9

75

Robert Jeffreys

Winston-Salem, NC

10

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

11

36

Ryan Preece

Berlin, CT

12

66

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

13

40

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

14

81

Austin Pack

Walkertown, NC

15

7

Bobby Reed

Clemmons, NC

16

70

Alfred Hill

Jonesville, NC

17

72

Brent Elliott

Denton, NC

18

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

19

19

James Civali

Meriden, CT

20

83

Tim Brown

Cana, VA

21

11

Zach Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

22

53

Jonathan Brown

Kernersville, NC

Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series
Center for Clinical Research Sportsman 100: 100 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

70

Gary Ledbetter

Lexington, NC

2

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

3

17

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

4

05

Kyle Edwards

King, NC

5

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

6

23

Ryan Robertson

Winston-Salem, NC

7

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

8

18

Kenny Bost

Kernersville, NC

9

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

10

36

Scott Hall

Walkertown, NC

11

26

Jim Shoaf

Lexington, NC

12

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

13

79

Steven Berrier

Germanton, NC

14

31

Ryan Nelson

Winston-Salem, NC

15

7

Ronnie Barron

Lexington, NC

16

44

Daniel Beeson

Kernersville, NC

17

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

18

13

Luke Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

19

64

Steven Truell

Midway,NC

20

39

Jeff Garrison

Clemmons, NC

21

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

22

71

D.J. Moore

Germanton, NC

23

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

24

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

25

1

Brad Smith

Winston-Salem, NC

 

104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series
Street Stock Race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

27

Matt Cotner

Rural Hall, NC

2

04

Reggie Doub

Germanton, NC

3

07

Kenneth Stimpson

Lewisville, NC

4

18

Tim Vaden

Kernersville, NC

5

10

Jody Fritts

Winston-Salem, NC

6

12

Doug Wall

Pfafftown, NC

7

98

Billy Gregg

Winston-Salem, NC

8

1

David Sumner

Trinity, NC

9

9

Darren Cotner

King, NC

10

78

K.C. Myers

Linwood, NC

11

99

John McNeal

Winston-Salem, NC

12

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

13

41

Frank Fritts

Kernersville, NC

14

11

Richard Reeves

Cooleemee, NC

15

15

Jerry Helms

Winston-Salem, NC

16

23

Kris Hoots

Mocksville, NC

17

97

Hal Seats

Yadkinville, NC

18

05

Spencer Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

19

3

Michael Nichols

Trinity, NC

20

22

Brian Wall

Winston-Salem, NC

21

44

Daniel Fishel

Greensboro, NC

22

13

Kevin Gilbert

Pfafftown, NC

 

Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series
First Stadium Stock Race: 15 laps
Official Results Forthcoming, pending recheck of NASCAR scoring.

2nd Stadium Stock race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

4

Andrew Sanders

Mocksville, NC

2

55

Tyler Burke

Winston-Salem, NC

3

58

Brandon Brendle

Winston-Salem, NC

4

09

Gene Adams

Lexington, NC

5

51

Matt Brelsford

Salisbury, NC

6

02

Wesley Thompson

Mocksville, NC

7

97

Todd Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

8

7

James Allison

Mocksville, NC

9

89

Joseph Swanson

Rural Hall, NC

10

42

Phillip Wright

King, NC

11

47

Kevin C. Neal

Danbury, NC

12

33

Gary Brewer

Germanton, NC

13

45

Dennis Weaver

East Bend, NC

14

86

Tim Smith

Kernersville, NC

15

90

Brandon Crotts

King, NC

16

38

Wes Athan

Winston-Salem, NC

17

74

Jose Gonzalez

Winston-Salem, NC

18

49

Rodney Sears

Lexington, NC

19

29

Cody Arrington

Mount Airy, NC

20

19

Jeremy Stainback

Winston-Salem, NC

21

6

Dale Patterson

Winston-Salem, NC

22

10

Chad Hopkins

Winston-Salem, NC

23

13

Jordan Fleming

Mount Airy, NC