Brown, Bohn Split Victories at Bowman Gray
Rookie Bohn makes history with first ever win.

Danny Bohn celebrating in Winner’s Circle. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) A veteran and a rookie were both smiling as they left Bowman Gray Stadium on Saturday night.
            Eight-time Champion Tim Brown of Rural Hall grabbed the checkered flag in the first race for the GMAC Insurance Modified Series. In the second Modified race, newcomer Danny Bohn of Huntersville claimed his historic first victory at the Stadium.
            Brown qualified on the pole and jumped out to the lead as the green flag fell in the first race. But during the opening laps, Brown knew that something was amiss with his #83 race car.
            “We looked like we were going to have a really good shot at winning the race, and then the motor started missing and cutting off,” said Brown. “I got really nervous thinking that we weren’t going to pull the deal off.”
            Defending Champion Burt Myers was following closely behind Brown, looking to capitalize on any mistake and claim the win. Brown received tap after tap to his bumper from Myers as they went around the turns. But Brown’s Stadium experience paid off, allowing him to defend his lead and take the win.
            “It’s always really good to get that first win of the season. It gets the team rallied around you,” said Brown.
Burt Myers finished in second, with brother Jason Myers taking third.

Burt Myers (1 – right of picture) giving some hard shots to the bumper of race leader Tim Brown (83). photo by Eric Hylton Photography

            Starting on the pole for the second race was rookie Danny Bohn. Although it was just his second time competing at the Stadium, the #59 machine looked to be in prime shape. Bohn’s first hurdle was grabbing the lead when the green flag waved. “The initial start was going to be the biggest thing – clearing the guy on the outside,” said Bohn, who was able to secure the top spot with Brad Robbins of Winston-Salem on the outside.
            Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem moved past Robbins up to second and began putting the pressure on Bohn. “I really figured once I got to second that I could get past Danny,” said Brown. “I figured I was faster than Danny, but he had his stuff hooked up – I was impressed.”
            “The last two weeks I’ve talked to Jonathan a lot, and I thought he would run me clean,” said Bohn. “He was a little faster in the center there for a while. I slowed down my entry and picked up the throttle a little earlier - and I started to pull away from him at the end.”
            Brown delivered a few strong shots to the bumper of Bohn but was unable to steal the lead away – perhaps because of brake issues the team was facing. “That’s one thing that hurt me trying to get around Danny. I had a lot of pedal, but no stopping power,” said Brown.
            It was Bohn’s first win ever at the Stadium – making him the 118th driver to win a featured event in the 63-year history of Bowman Gray Stadium.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Tommy Neal of Walkertown won the first 20-lap race. Taylor Branch of Lewisville and Kevin Neal of Walkertown finished in second and third.
            Barry Edwards of Pinnacle took the checkered the second Sportsman race. Brother Kyle Edwards of King finished right behind him in second. Derek Stoltz of Walkertown came in third.
            John McNeal of Winston-Salem brought home the victory in the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series race. Billy Gregg of Winston-Salem and Matt Cotner of Rural Hall finished in second and third.
            In the Freeman’s Auto Center Stadium Stock Series, Drew Moffitt of Winston-Salem won the first 15-lap race. Stephen Sanders, who initially finished second, was disqualified due to failing post-race technical inspection.
            The second Stadium Stock race was unable to be completed due to late night rain storms and will be postponed until next week.

 

Race Results

GMAC Insurance Modified Series
First Modified Race: 25 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

83

Tim Brown

Rural Hall, NC

2

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

3

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

4

23

Brian Loftin

Lexington, NC

5

53

Jonathan Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

6

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

7

48

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

8

59

Danny Bohn

Huntersville, NC

9

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

10

81

Austin Pack

Walkertown, NC

11

12

Mike Norman

Lewisville, NC

12

25

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

13

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

14

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

15

6

Kevin Wilson

Elkin, NC

16

75

Robert Jeffreys

Winston-Salem, NC

17

7

Bobby Reed

Clemmons, NC

18

64

Steven Truell

Winston-Salem, NC

19

28

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

20

77

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

21

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

 

Second Modified Race: 25 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

59

Danny Bohn

Huntersville, NC

2

53

Jonathan Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

3

48

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

4

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

5

23

Brian Loftin

Lexington, NC

6

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

7

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

8

83

Tim Brown

Rural Hall, NC

9

25

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

10

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

11

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

12

81

Austin Pack

Walkertown, NC

13

6

Kevin Wilson

Elkin, NC

14

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

15

75

Robert Jeffreys

Winston-Salem, NC

16

12

Mike Norman

Lewisville, NC

17

7

Bobby Reed

Clemmons, NC

18

64

Steven Truell

Winston-Salem, NC

19

28

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

20

77

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

21

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

 

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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

2

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

3

17

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

4

22

Todd Gray

Lexington, NC

5

12

Evan Duggins

Rural Hall, NC

6

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

7

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

8

18

Kenny Bost

Kernersville, NC

9

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

10

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

11

13

Luke Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

12

05

Kyle Edwards

King, NC

13

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

14

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

15

79

John Lain

Germanton, NC

16

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

17

7

Ronnie Barron

Lexington, NC

18

9

David Adams

Yadkinville, NC

19

30

Mike Evans

King, NC

20

60

Jeff McCrary

Linwood, NC

21

07

Danny Cornwell

Clemmons, NC

22

3

Jeff Garrison

Clemmons, NC

23

92

Kyle Southern

King, NC

 

Second Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

2

05

Kyle Edwards

King, NC

3

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

4

13

Luke Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

5

18

Kenny Bost

Kernersville, NC

6

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

7

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

8

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

9

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

10

17

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

11

12

Evan Duggins

Rural Hall, NC

12

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

13

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

14

3

Jeff Garrison

Clemmons, NC

15

30

Mike Evans

King, NC

16

60

Jeff McCrary

Linwood, NC

17

07

Danny Cornwell

Clemmons, NC

18

22

Todd Gray

Lexington, NC

19

79

John Lain

Germanton, NC

20

92

Kyle Southern

King, NC

21

7

Ronnie Barron

Lexington, NC

22

9

David Adams

Yadkinville, NC

23

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC


104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series
Street Stock Race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

99

John McNeal

Winston-Salem, NC

2

98

Billy Gregg

Winston-Salem, NC

3

27

Matt Cotner

Rural Hall, NC

4

15

Jerry Helms

Winston-Salem, NC

5

9

Darren Cotner

King, NC

6

31

Brad Lewis

Stanleyville, NC

7

12

Doug Wall

Pfafftown, NC

8

32

Craig West

Walkertown, NC

9

66

Whitney Clifton

Walkertown, NC

10

05

Spencer Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

11

39

David Thomas

Walkertown, NC

12

00

Donnie Martin

Wallburg, NC

13

25

Johnny Arnder

Mount Airy, NC

14

04

Reggie Doub

Germanton, NC

15

4

John Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

16

14

Randy Larimore

Walkertown, NC

17

10

Jody Fritts

Winston-Salem, NC

18

22

Brian Wall

Winston-Salem, NC

19

23

Kris Hoots

Mocksville, NC

20

21

Justin Taylor

King, NC

21

18

Tim Vaden

Kernersville, NC

22

11

Richard Reeves

Cooleemee, NC

23

17

Brian Doty

Winston-Salem, NC

24

50

Austin Edwards

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Freeman’s Auto Center Stadium Stock Series
First Stadium Stock Race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

69

Drew Moffitt

Winston-Salem, NC

2

13

Jordan Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

3

21

Michael Wells

Walkertown, NC

4

56

Johnny Burke

Winston-Salem, NC

5

58

Brandon Brendle

Winston-Salem, NC

6

39

Jimmy Absher

Rural Hall, NC

7

1

Rob Young

Winston-Salem, NC

8

33

Gary Brewer

Germanton, NC

9

62

Kevin Hedgecock

Thomasville, NC

10

23

Kenny Dixon

Pfafftown, NC

11

86

Tyler Ziglar

Kernersville, NC

12

42

Phillip Wright

King, NC

13

61

Charlie Curry

Lexington, NC

14

38

Wes Athan

Winston-Salem, NC

15

34

Chris Lawing

King, NC

16

14

Ken Bridges

King, NC

17

75

Brent Brown

Thomasville, NC

18

96

Casey Kirkman

Winston-Salem, NC

19

9L

Randy Lineberry

Kernersville, NC

20

1H

Chase Hunt

Lexington, NC

21

18

Travis Brewer

Germanton, NC

 

2nd Stadium Stock race – postponed until next event