Featured Event Winner List Grows at Bowman Gray
Burt Myers moves up ranks, Joseph “Bobo” Brown joins the ranks.

Burt Myers (1) fights with Jonathan Brown (53) for the lead in the first Modified race. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Saturday was a historic event for Burt Myers at Bowman Gray Stadium. He claimed his 46th win, tying him for sixth on the all-time featured event list.
            It was also a memorable night for Joseph “Bobo” Brown, who became the 119th driver on that list of featured event winners. Brown took the checkered in the second race for the GMAC Insurance Modified Series – his first Modified win ever at Bowman Gray.
            Burt Myers, a resident of Walnut Cove, qualified on the pole for the first 25-lapper for the Modifieds. Right beside of him on the outside front row was Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem.
            As the green flag fell, Brown pushed hard on the outside, riding side-by-side with Myers for several laps. “I’ve been complaining all year about brakes,” said Brown. “I actually slowed up and tucked in behind Burt, because I was afraid I was going to wreck my car. I just could not slow the thing down.”
            “We could run with Burt for a couple of laps but after that we were so loose I just couldn’t drive the car,” said Brown, who took advantage of those few laps after restarts to deliver some tough shots to the bumper of Myers.
            “If you’re faster than the other guy, he can still get to you in the corner,” said Myers about the bumps from Jonathan. “It’s just tough Bowman Gray Stadium racing.”
            Myers claimed victory in the first race. Brown finished second, and Brian Loftin of Lexington took third.

Joseph “Bobo” Brown (center) celebrates his first ever win in a Modified at Bowman Gray Stadium. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

            The O’Reilly Auto Parts “Madhouse Scramble” sent Joseph Brown, the brother of Jonathan Brown, to the pole for the start of the race. Joseph “Bobo” Brown had to fight to hold his position in the initial start, but he emerged victorious 25 laps later – his first Modified win ever.
            “Coming down the backstretch I was about in tears. I’ve won a bunch of stuff over here, but to win a Modified race - I still can’t believe that it happened,” said Joseph Brown, who comments that making the list of featured event winners is a thrill.
            “Being there with Lee Petty and Ralph Earnhardt – even Tim Brown and Burt Myers and Jonathan Brown. In my eyes, this is the closest thing to the Sprint Cup. This track - it has so much history,” said Brown.
Dean Ward of Winston-Salem finished behind him in second. Austin Pack of Walkertown took third.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Saturday was the Whelen 100 – the longest and most prestigious race of the season for the Sportsman cars. It was a family feud as Kevin Neal and uncle Tommy Neal battled for the lead.
            Tommy “the Tiger” Neal of Walkertown looked hard to beat, but nephew Kevin Neal of Walkertown slipped inside of him with an aggressive move during a double-file restart. Kevin took the checkered, with Tommy Neal claiming second. Gary Ledbetter of Lexington came in third.
Brian Wall of Winston-Salem brought home the win in the 20-lapper for the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series. Donnie Martin of Winston-Salem and Matt Cotner of Rural Hall finished in second and third.
            In the Freeman’s Auto Center Stadium Stock Series, Jimmy Absher of Rural Hall won the first 15-lapper, with Michael Wells of Walkertown taking victory in the second.

 

Race Results

GMAC Insurance Modified Series
First Modified Race: 25 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

2

53

Jonathan Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

3

23

Brian Loftin

Lexington, NC

4

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

5

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

6

25

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

7

83

Tim Brown

Rural Hall, NC

8

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

9

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

10

81

Austin Pack

Walkertown, NC

11

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

12

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

13

64

Steven Truell

Winston-Salem, NC

14

28

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

15

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

16

0

Greg Butcher

Mocksville, NC

17

48

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

18

75

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

19

6

Kevin Wilson

Elkin, NC

 

Second Modified Race: 25 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

28

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

2

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

3

81

Austin Pack

Walkertown, NC

4

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

5

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

6

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

7

64

Steven Truell

Winston-Salem, NC

8

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

9

83

Tim Brown

Rural Hall, NC

10

53

Jonathan Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

11

25

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

12

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

13

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

14

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

15

23

Brian Loftin

Lexington, NC

16

0

Greg Butcher

Mocksville, NC

17

6

Kevin Wilson

Elkin, NC

18

48

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Webb Heating and A/C Co. Sportsman Series:
WHELEN Sportsman 100: 100 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

17

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

2

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

3

70

Gary Ledbetter

Lexington, NC

4

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

5

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

6

05

Kyle Edwards

King, NC

7

13

Luke Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

8

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

9

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

10

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

11

23

Ryan Robertson

Winston-Salem, NC

12

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

13

1

Ryan Nelson

Winston-Salem, NC

14

30

Cody Evans

King, NC

15

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

16

9

David Adams

Yadkinville, NC

17

3

Jeff Garrison

Clemmons, NC

18

07

Danny Cornwell

Clemmons, NC

19

92

Kyle Southern

King, NC

20

18

Kenny Bost

Kernersville, NC

21

22

Todd Gray

Lexington, NC

22

12

Evan Duggins

Rural Hall, NC

23

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

24

16

Matt Hill

Yadkinville, NC

25

79

John Lain

Germanton, NC

 

104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series
Street Stock Race: 16 laps of 20 completed
(time limit expired)

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

22

Brian Wall

Winston-Salem, NC

2

00

Donnie Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

3

27

Matt Cotner

Rural Hall, NC

4

99

John McNeal

Winston-Salem, NC

5

32

Craig West

Walkertown, NC

6

4

John Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

7

9

Darren Cotner

King, NC

8

23

Kris Hoots

Mocksville, NC

9

55

Stephen Baker

Kernersville, NC

10

25

Johnny Arnder

Mount Airy, NC

11

8

K.J. Stimpson

Lewisville, NC

12

13

Kevin Gilbert

Pfafftown, NC

13

66

Whitney Clifton

Walkertown, NC

14

05

Spencer Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

15

21

Justin Taylor

King, NC

16

39

David Thomas

Walkertown, NC

17

47

Steve Holleman, Jr.

Winston-Salem, NC

18

28

Jimmy Gregg

Winston-Salem, NC

 

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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

39

Jimmy Absher

Rural Hall, NC

2

13

Jordan Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

3

22

Jason Tutterow

Advance, NC

4

95

Billy Cameron Jr

Salisbury, NC

5

55

Tyler Burke

Winston-Salem, NC

6

24

A.J. Sanders

Mocksville, NC

7

58

Brandon Brendle

Winston-Salem, NC

8

9L

Randy Lineberry

Kernersville, NC

9

90

Brandon Crotts

King, NC

10

03

Ray Forrest

King, NC

11

17

Andy Southern

Winston-Salem, NC

12

69

Drew Moffitt

Winston-Salem, NC

13

1H

Chase Hunt

Lexington, NC

14

02

Wesley Thompson

Mocksville, NC

15

01

Jason Keaton

Mocksville, NC

16

14

Ken Bridges

King, NC

17

1

Rob Young

Winston-Salem, NC

18

96

Casey Kirkman

Winston-Salem, NC

19

60

Ted Mickalowski

Mocksville, NC

20

86

Tyler Ziglar

Kernersville, NC

 

2nd Stadium Stock race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

21

Michael Wells

Walkertown, NC

2

34

Chris Lawing

King, NC

3

23

Kenny Dixon

Pfafftown, NC

4

27

Joey Long

Midway, NC

5

61

Charlie Curry

Lexington, NC

6

6

Dale Patterson

Winston-Salem, NC

7

05

Dave Surry

Winston-Salem, NC

8

26

Derek Taylor

Yadkinville, NC

9

16

Stephen Sanders

Midway, NC

10

84

Ben Brown

Westfield,NC

11

48

Bobby Smith

Lexington, NC

12

56

Johnny Burke

Winston-Salem, NC

13

77

Randy McElveen

Winston-Salem, NC

14

62

Kevin Hedgecock

Thomasville, NC

15

74

Jose Gonzalez

Winston-Salem, NC

16

64

Ricky Wall

East Bend, NC

17

66

Eric Hockett

Thomasville, NC

18

81

Chuck Wall

Clemmons, NC

19

25

Bobby Harrison

Lexington, NC

20

20

Justin Hoyles

Elkin, NC