Strong Qualifying Lap Gives Jeffreys Win at Bowman Gray
Jason Keaton takes checkered in Craftsman Stadium Stock 50.

Lee Jeffreys (77) taking his victory lap after winning the first Modified race on Saturday. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) The recent “Madhouse” television show placed a lot of attention on a few select drivers at Bowman Gray Stadium – but Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg is determined to make sure that the fans know his name too.
            While Tim Brown of Cana, VA and Burt Myers of Walnut Cove turned in disappointing qualifying times, Jeffreys soared during his qualifying run. The #77 car of Jeffreys had the second fastest time of the night, with the pole going to Terry Gaither of Walkertown.
            Jeffreys was able to beat Gaither into turn one during the first lap to take over the lead. He then sped away from the field in dominant fashion to take the checkered for the first 25-lapper for the Bill Plemmons RV World Modified Series.
            “It’s a tough one tonight – it’s hot,” said Lee Jeffreys, who understands that the key to his victory on Saturday was his fast qualifying lap. “A lot of the other guys had some problems,” said Jeffreys. “It rained this afternoon and we didn’t know what the track was going to be like. We ended up second in qualifying, we got a good jump on them, and everything worked out well.”
            Gaither fell in right behind Jeffreys to take second. John Smith of Mount Airy claimed third.
            The race didn’t end so favorably for Jason Myers of Walnut Cove or Junior Miller of Danbury. Myers was bumped out of the way as he and Miller raced. Myers then returned the favor by ramming the car of Miller. Myers was forced to pit.
            Miller attempted to race on, despite a bent nerf bar which was applying pressure to his tire and creating a stream of smoke behind the #69 car. When the race restarted, Miller couldn’t keep up the pace and was nudged to the side by Zach Brewer of Winston-Salem.
            The Four Seasons Home Improvement “Madhouse Scramble” sent Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem to the pole for the start of the second Modified race. On the outside pole was Chris Fleming of Mount Airy.
            Brown, who had finished in last place in both of last week’s races due to mechanical problems, was aching for a win. He grabbed the lead as the green flag fell but quickly had to deal with shots to the bumper from Fleming. Then, as Brown began to pull away from Fleming, John Smith moved up to second place and put the pressure on Brown.
            But the #53 car of Brown was able to stay up front to take the victory. “It’s going to get the whole morale of the team back up, because we’ve been pretty down on ourselves lately. I’m sure everybody will be pumped up after this,” said Brown.
            John Smith finished second. Lee Jeffreys, who fought his way up from 10th, finished in third.

Jason Keaton celebrating his win in the Craftsman Stadium Stock 50 in Winner’s Circle. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Taylor Branch of Lewisville brought home the win in the first race. Branch started on the outside of the front row with Ryan Robertson of Winston-Salem on the pole. As the two competitors played mind games during the start of the race, Branch got the jump on Robertson and never looked back. Kyle Edwards of King and Tommy Neal of Walkertown finished second and third.
            For the start of the second race, Daniel Beeson of Kernersville and Barry Edwards of Pinnacle were sent to the front row. Beeson shot out into the lead in the beginning, but Edwards was able to finesse his way past Beeson halfway through the race.
            Edwards claimed the victory, Kevin Neal of Walkertown took second, and Beeson finished third.
            Jody Fritts of Winston-Salem won the 20-lapper for the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series. Kenneth Stimpson of Lewisville and Billy Gregg of Winston-Salem finished second and third.
            In the Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series, Saturday was the Craftsman Stadium Stock 50 – the longest and most prestigious race of the season for the Stadium Stock competitors. Jason Keaton of Mocksville battled with Drew Moffitt of Winston-Salem and Charlie Curry of Lexington, but he was able to defend his lead and claim the checkered. Curry finished right behind him in second, with Jimmy Absher of Rural Hall taking third.
            Drew Moffitt qualified on the pole but was later disqualified after post-race mechanical inspection.            

           

           

Race Results

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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

77

Lee Jeffreys

High Point, NC

2

3

Terry Gaither

Walkertown, NC

3

25

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

4

70

Alfred Hill

Jonesville, NC

5

36

Rupert Sink

Lexington, NC

6

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

7

23

Brian Loftin

Lexington, NC

8

11

Zach Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

9

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

10

53

Jonathan Brown

Kernersville, NC

11

72

Brent Elliott

Denton, NC

12

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

13

81

Austin Pack

Walkertown, NC

14

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

15

83

Tim Brown

Cana, VA

16

7

Bobby Reed

Clemmons, NC

17

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

18

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

19

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

20

00

Ricky Tatum

Kernersville, NC

21

75

Robert Jeffreys

Winston-Salem, NC

Second Modified Race:

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

53

Jonathan Brown

Kernersville, NC

2

25

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

3

77

Lee Jeffreys

High Point, NC

4

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

5

70

Alfred Hill

Jonesville, NC

6

3

Terry Gaither

Walkertown, NC

7

72

Brent Elliott

Denton, NC

8

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

9

83

Tim Brown

Cana, VA

10

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

11

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

12

11

Zach Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

13

36

Rupert Sink

Lexington, NC

14

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

15

81

Austin Pack

Walkertown, NC

16

00

Brian Loftin

Lexington, NC

17

7

Bobby Reed

Clemmons, NC

18

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

19

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

20

75

Robert Jeffreys

Winston-Salem, NC

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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

2

05

Kyle Edwards

King, NC

3

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

4

23

Ryan Robertson

Winston-Salem, NC

5

70

Gary Ledbetter

Lexington, NC

6

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

7

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

8

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

9

17

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

10

18

Kenny Bost

Kernersville, NC

11

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

12

44

Daniel Beeson

Kernersville, NC

13

79

Steven Berrier

Germanton, NC

14

36

Rodney Cook

Reidsville, NC

15

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

16

64

Steven Truell

Midway,NC

17

30

Cody Evans

King, NC

18

39

Jeff Garrison

Clemmons, NC

19

25

Matt Bodenheimer

Wallburg, NC

20

32

Craig West

Walkertown, NC

21

1

Ryan Nelson

Winston-Salem, NC

22

77

Keith McMichael

Belews Creek, NC

23

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

24

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

25

13

Luke Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

2nd Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

2

17

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

3

44

Daniel Beeson

Kernersville, NC

4

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

5

18

Kenny Bost

Kernersville, NC

6

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

7

70

Gary Ledbetter

Lexington, NC

8

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

9

36

Rodney Cook

Reidsville, NC

10

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

11

64

Steven Truell

Midway,NC

12

39

Jeff Garrison

Clemmons, NC

13

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

14

30

Cody Evans

King, NC

15

32

Craig West

Walkertown, NC

16

23

Ryan Robertson

Winston-Salem, NC

17

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

18

05

Kyle Edwards

King, NC

19

25

Matt Bodenheimer

Wallburg, NC

20

79

Steven Berrier

Germanton, NC

21

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

22

1

Ryan Nelson

Winston-Salem, NC

 

104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series
Street Stock race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

10

Jody Fritts

Winston-Salem, NC

2

07

Kenneth Stimpson

Lewisville, NC

3

98

Billy Gregg

Winston-Salem, NC

4

89

John McNeal

Winston-Salem, NC

5

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

6

1

David Sumner

Trinity, NC

7

44

Daniel Fishel

Greensboro, NC

8

3

Michael Nichols

Trinity, NC

9

27

Matt Cotner

Rural Hall, NC

10

04

Reggie Doub

Germanton, NC

11

12

Doug Wall

Pfafftown, NC

12

05

Spencer Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

13

23

Kris Hoots

Mocksville, NC

14

9

Darren Cotner

King, NC

15

78

K.C. Myers

Linwood, NC

16

41

Frank Fritts

Kernersville, NC

17

13

Kevin Gilbert

Pfafftown, NC

18

18

Tim Vaden

Kernersville, NC

19

15

Jerry Helms

Winston-Salem, NC

20

16

Allen Henkel

Trinity, NC

21

97

Hal Seats

Yadkinville, NC

 

Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series
Craftsman Stadium Stock 50: 54 laps (extended due to cautions)

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

01

Jason Keaton

Mocksville, NC

2

61

Charlie Curry

Lexington, NC

3

39

Jimmy Absher

Rural Hall, NC

4

22

Dale Barneycastle

Mocksville, NC

5

58

Brandon Brendle

Winston-Salem, NC

6

72

Gerald Robertson

Germanton, NC

7

24

A.J. Sanders

Mocksville, NC

8

1

Rob Young

Winston-Salem, NC

9

11

Wayne Hill

Kernersville, NC

10

55

Tyler Burke

Winston-Salem, NC

11

89

Joseph Swanson

Rural Hall, NC

12

00

Adam Baker

Winston-Salem, NC

13

26

Derek Taylor

Yadkinville, NC

14

56

Johnny Burke

Midway, NC

15

4

Andrew Sanders

Mocksville, NC

16

47

Kevin C. Neal

Danbury, NC

17

04

Jason Tutterow

Advance, NC

18

34

Chris Lawing

King, NC

19

13

Jordan Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

20

09

Gene Adams

Lexington, NC

21

17

Andy Southern

Winston-Salem, NC



June 5 - First Stadium Stock race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

39

Jimmy Absher

Rural Hall, NC

2

22

Dale Barneycastle

Mocksville, NC

3

26

Derek Taylor

Yadkinville, NC

4

11

Wayne Hill

Kernersville, NC

5

61

Charlie Curry

Lexington, NC

6

01

Jason Keaton

Mocksville, NC

7

16

Stephen Sanders

Midway, NC

8

56

Johnny Burke

Midway, NC

9

24

A.J. Sanders

Mocksville, NC

10

00

Adam Baker

Winston-Salem, NC

11

23

Kenny Dixon

Pfafftown, NC

12

17

Andy Southern

Winston-Salem, NC

13

77

Randy McElveen

Winston-Salem, NC

14

04

Jason Tutterow

Advance, NC

15

03

Ray Forrest

Winston-Salem, NC

16

14

Ken Bridges

King, NC

17

69

Drew Moffitt

Winston-Salem, NC

18

60

Ted Mickalowski

Mocksville, NC

19

1

Rob Young

Winston-Salem, NC

20

98

T.J. Cox

Winston-Salem, NC

21

34

Chris Lawing

King, NC

22

41

Bobby Yountz

Clemmons, NC

23

72

Gerald Robertson

Germanton, NC

24

8

Shane Southard

Yadkinville, NC