Brown Takes Hard-Won Checkered at Bowman Gray
Defending Champion’s Bad Luck Streak is Finally Over.

Jonathan Brown (53), Tim Brown (83), and Ted Christopher (79 – right of picture) battle in the Great Clips 100. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Reigning Champion Tim Brown shook the monkey off his back on Saturday, taking the checkered in the Great Clips 100 at Bowman Gray Stadium and hopefully breaking his recent string of bad luck and mediocre performances.
            Brown, a resident of Cana, VA, had his work cut out for him in one of the wildest races of the season for the Bill Plemmons RV World Modified Series as he battled his way to the front and then fought to hang on to the lead.
            After qualifying on the pole, Brown drew seventh as his spot when the field randomly drew for starting positions. Ted Christopher of Plainville, CT started on the pole after qualifying 13th.
            Although Saturday was Christopher’s first time racing at Bowman Gray Stadium, the veteran racer is a respected competitor with several accomplishments under his belt, including national championships. Many were looking forward to seeing how Christopher would fare at “the Madhouse.”
            When the green flag fell, Christopher was able to hold his line and defend the lead from Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem, who started on the outside front row. Christopher continued to battle with Jonathan Brown when early cautions brought about double-file restarts.
            During another double-file restart on lap 25, Christopher spun his tires and allowed Jonathan Brown to power past him to claim the lead. The next 50 laps saw several more double-file restarts and a riveting cat and mouse game between Jonathan Brown, Ted Christopher, and Tim Brown.
            As Ted Christopher and Jonathan Brown tangled during a restart, Tim Brown took advantage of the situation to grab the lead from the outside. The #83 of Tim Brown sailed ahead at the front of the field until the final double-file restart gave Brian Loftin of Lexington a chance to challenge from the outside. Loftin slipped by Brown to take over the lead – until a quick tap to the rear from Brown sent Loftin to the outside just seconds later. Brown reclaimed the lead and went on to take the checkered.

Tim Brown in Winner’s Circle for his victory in the Great Clips 100. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

            “With all the cautions and double-file restarts, it had to be a good show for the fans - because it sure was a lot of fun from the driver’s seat,” said Tim Brown, who was relieved to break his recent streak of bad luck.
            “We’ve struggled over the last couple weeks here and we hadn’t been to Victory Lane in a few weeks,” said Brown. “It just hasn’t been the year that we expect to have. But tonight we posted our sixth pole of the year and our third win. Out of ten races, that’s pretty stout. It definitely helps when you can put a ‘W’ on the board.”
            Meanwhile, Ted Christopher tangled with Stadium veteran Junior Miller of Danbury as Miller darted to the inside and made a move to pass. Miller and Christopher banged as they battled side-by-side, and a shot from Christopher sent Miller spinning into the infield and into the wall. The impact sent Christopher spinning as well and dropped him back to the rear.
            The win was Tim Brown’s third of the season and 53rd of his career. Brian Loftin finished second after drawing 21st as his starting position. Burt Myers of Walnut Cove came in third after drawing a 20th place start.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Robbie Brewer of Winston-Salem took the checkered in the first 20-lapper, with brothers Barry Edwards of Pinnacle and Kyle Edwards of King finishing second and third. Ronnie Clifton of Walkertown brought home the win in the second Sportsman race. Taylor Branch of Lewisville claimed second, and Kevin Neal of Walkertown finished third.
            Zack Clifton of Walkertown won the 20-lap race for the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series on Saturday - his first ever win at the Stadium. Billy Gregg of Winston-Salem and David Sumner of Trinity claimed second and third.
            In the Time Warner Cable Stadium Stock Series, Brandon Brendle of Winston-Salem won the first 15-lapper. Jordan Fleming of Mount Airy took the checkered in the second race.

           

           

Race Results

Bill Plemmons RV World Modified Series
Great Clips 100: 104 laps (race extended due to cautions)

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

83

Tim Brown

Cana, VA

2

23

Brian Loftin

Lexington, NC

3

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

4

36

Rupert Sink

Lexington, NC

5

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

6

72

Brent Elliott

Denton, NC

7

20

Jeremy Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

8

99

Kevin Powell

Winston-Salem, NC

9

40

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

10

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

11

70

Alfred Hill

Jonesville, NC

12

81

Austin Pack

Walkertown, NC

13

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

14

33

Matt Caldwell

Lexington, NC

15

79

Ted Christopher

Plainville, CT

16

7

Bobby Reed

Clemmons, NC

17

29

Mike Adams

Winston-Salem, NC

18

53

Jonathan Brown

Kernersville, NC

19

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

20

77

Lee Jeffreys

High Point, NC

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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

2

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

3

05

Kyle Edwards

King, NC

4

64

Steven Truell

Midway,NC

5

7

Ronnie Barron

Lexington, NC

6

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

7

23

Ryan Robertson

Winston-Salem, NC

8

18

Kenny Bost

Kernersville, NC

9

26

Jim Shoaf

Lexington, NC

10

17

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

11

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

12

39

Jeff Garrison

Clemmons, NC

13

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

14

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

15

13

Luke Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

16

75

Chad Brooks

Winston-Salem, NC

17

79

Steven Berrier

Germanton, NC

18

1

Ryan Nelson

Winston-Salem, NC

19

30

Cody Evans

King, NC

20

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

21

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

22

77

Keith McMichael

Belews Creek, NC

23

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

24

60

David Adams

Yadkinville, NC

25

44

Daniel Beeson

Kernersville, NC

2nd Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

2

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

3

17

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

4

05

Kyle Edwards

King, NC

5

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

6

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

7

79

Steven Berrier

Germanton, NC

8

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

9

13

Luke Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

10

1

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

11

30

Cody Evans

King, NC

12

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

13

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

14

18

Kenny Bost

Kernersville, NC

15

44

Daniel Beeson

Kernersville, NC

16

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

17

7

Ronnie Barron

Lexington, NC

18

39

Jeff Garrison

Clemmons, NC

19

26

Jim Shoaf

Lexington, NC

20

75

Chad Brooks

Winston-Salem, NC

21

64

Steven Truell

Midway,NC

22

60

David Adams

Yadkinville, NC

23

23

Ryan Robertson

Winston-Salem, NC

24

77

Keith McMichael

Belews Creek, NC

25

21

Ryan Nelson

Winston-Salem, NC

 

104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series
Street Stock race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

2

98

Billy Gregg

Winston-Salem, NC

3

1

David Sumner

Trinity, NC

4

99

John McNeal

Winston-Salem, NC

5

10

Jody Fritts

Winston-Salem, NC

6

27

Matt Cotner

Rural Hall, NC

7

12

Doug Wall

Pfafftown, NC

8

07

Kenneth Stimpson

Lewisville, NC

9

04

Reggie Doub

Germanton, NC

10

15

Jerry Helms

Winston-Salem, NC

11

9

Darren Cotner

King, NC

12

22

Brian Wall

Winston-Salem, NC

13

2

Willie Wall

Lexington, NC

14

23

Kris Hoots

Mocksville, NC

15

01

Spencer Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

16

97

Hal Seats

Yadkinville, NC

17

41

Frank Fritts

Kernersville, NC

18

18

Tim Vaden

Kernersville, NC

19

44

Daniel Fishel

Greensboro, NC

20

89

John Gregg

Wallburg, NC

 

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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

58

Brandon Brendle

Winston-Salem, NC

2

72

Gerald Robertson

Germanton, NC

3

8

Shane Southard

Yadkinville, NC

4

56

Johnny Burke

Midway, NC

5

61

Charlie Curry

Lexington, NC

6

24

A.J. Sanders

Mocksville, NC

7

01

Jason Keaton

Mocksville, NC

8

09

Gene Adams

Lexington, NC

9

11

Wayne Hill

Kernersville, NC

10

22

Dale Barneycastle

Mocksville, NC

11

1

Rob Young

Winston-Salem, NC

12

34

Chris Lawing

King, NC

13

39

Jimmy Absher

Rural Hall, NC

14

00

Adam Baker

Winston-Salem, NC

15

26

Derek Taylor

Yadkinville, NC

16

4

Andrew Sanders

Mocksville, NC

17

60

Ted Mickalowski

Mocksville, NC

18

55

Tyler Burke

Winston-Salem, NC

19

23

Kenny Dixon

Pfafftown, NC

20

69

Drew Moffitt

Winston-Salem, NC

21

51

Matt Brelsford

Salisbury, NC

22

03

Ray Forrest

Winston-Salem, NC

23

16

Stephen Sanders

Midway, NC

24

17

Andy Southern

Winston-Salem, NC


Second Stadium Stock race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

13

Jordan Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

2

71

Archie Sanders

Mocksville, NC

3

02

Wesley Thompson

Mocksville, NC

4

47

Kevin C. Neal

Danbury, NC

5

86

Tyler Ziglar

Kernersville, NC

6

74

Jose Gonzalez

Winston-Salem, NC

7

29

Cody Arrington

Mount Airy, NC

8

90

Brandon Crotts

King, NC

9

18

Travis Brewer

Germanton, NC

10

35

Steve Myers

Pfafftown, NC

11

3

Mike McKnight

Pfafftown, NC

12

38

Wes Athan

Winston-Salem, NC

13

42

Phillip Wright

King, NC

14

41

Bobby Yountz

Clemmons, NC

15

14

Ken Bridges

King, NC

16

32

Chad Hopkins

Winston-Salem, NC

17

0

Cody Adams

Lexington, NC

18

98

T.J. Cox

Winston-Salem, NC

19

19

Jeremy Stainback

Winston-Salem, NC

20

89

Joseph Swanson

Rural Hall, NC

21

44

Perry Haynes

Advance, NC

22

85

Brian Harb

High Point, NC

23

92

Kyle Southern

King, NC

24

04

Jason Tutterow

Advance, NC