Good Luck for Jeffreys, Myers at Bowman Gray
 

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

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) It seems that bad luck has followed Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg at every event this season at Bowman Gray Stadium. But on Saturday, it was the rest of the field that followed Jeffreys as he took the checkered flag.
            When points leader Burt Myers of Walnut Cove went out first for qualifying laps, he turned a disappointing 14.522, a time that ended up being 18th fastest out of 19 drivers. Points contenders Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem and Tim Brown of Rural Hall qualified 17th and 14th.
            Times gradually improved as the qualifying session went on until Lee Jeffreys laid down a 13.580 – the fastest lap of the night. And to make things even better, father Robert Jeffreys of Winston-Salem qualified in third. “The track was dirty at the start of qualifying,” said Lee Jeffreys. “We got a good lap and were able to get a good start.”
            Jeffreys led the first 25-lapper from start to finish in dominant fashion. He claimed the victory while Robert Jeffreys finished in third. “You get out front, and it seems to me that your car works better,” said Lee Jeffreys. “You can run your own line, you don’t have to worry about anyone else, and it just seems to work better for you.”
            Ronnie Clifton of Walkertown, Sportsman legend and rookie in the Modified Division, turned the second-fastest qualifying lap of the night. He went on to take second, his highest finish of the 2011 season.

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

            Defending Champ and current points leader Burt Myers was able to claw his way up to a 10th place finish. So when the O’Reilly Auto Parts “Madhouse Scramble” number was 10, Burt Myers started on the pole for the second race. Tim Brown would start second after finishing ninth in the first race.
            Myers grabbed the lead as he and Brown battled into turn one, but Brown began to immediately deliver some strong taps to the rear bumper of Myers. But the #1 car of Myers held on to take the win in the second race.
            “You don’t have to be the best. You just have to be good enough to put yourself in a place to take advantage of the good luck when it comes your turn - and that’s what we did tonight,” said Myers. “The car is awesome right now, you just have to have a little luck to go with it - and we were able to get some in the second race.”
            Tim Brown finished second, with Brian Loftin of Lexington taking third.
            Saturday was the annual 60-lapper for the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, and fans were reminded why Bowman Gray Stadium is nicknamed “The Madhouse.” The caution flag waved 12 times in a brutal contest that put competitors’ nerves to the test.
            Kenny Bost of Lexington started in the lead until a collision with Derek Stoltz of Walkertown took them both out of the race. Taylor Branch of Lewisville, Barry Edwards of Pinnacle, Kyle Edwards of King, and Luke Fleming of Mount Airy all had their turn at the head of the pack. But Gary Ledbetter of Lexington was there when the checkered flag waved.
            Mitch Gales of Thomasville claimed second place, while Barry Edwards finished third.
            Billy Gregg of Winston-Salem won the 20-lapper for the 104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series, which only ran 14 laps due to time limit expiration. John McNeal of Winston-Salem and Brian Wall of Winston-Salem finished in second and third.
            In the Freeman’s Auto Center Stadium Stock Series, Rob Young of Winston-Salem and Dale Barneycastle of Mocksville each claimed the checkered in a 15-lapper.

 

Race Results

GMAC Insurance Modified Series
First Modified Race: 25 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

77

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

2

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

3

75

Robert Jeffreys

Winston-Salem, NC

4

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

5

59

Danny Bohn

Huntersville, NC

6

0

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

7

23

Brian Loftin

Lexington, NC

8

28

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

9

83

Tim Brown

Rural Hall, NC

10

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

11

48

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

12

81

Austin Pack

Walkertown, NC

13

64

Steven Truell

Winston-Salem, NC

14

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

15

6

Kevin Wilson

Elkin, NC

16

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

17

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

18

53

Jonathan Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Second Modified Race: 25 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

2

83

Tim Brown

Rural Hall, NC

3

23

Brian Loftin

Lexington, NC

4

28

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

5

0

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

6

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

7

59

Danny Bohn

Huntersville, NC

8

77

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

9

75

Robert Jeffreys

Winston-Salem, NC

10

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

11

48

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

12

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

13

53

Jonathan Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

14

81

Austin Pack

Walkertown, NC

15

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

16

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

17

6

Kevin Wilson

Elkin, NC

18

64

Steven Truell

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Webb Heating and A/C Co. Sportsman Series:
Sportsman Race: 60 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

70

Gary Ledbetter

Lexington, NC

2

18

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

3

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

4

05

Kyle Edwards

King, NC

5

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

6

13

Luke Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

7

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

8

3

Jeff Garrison

Clemmons, NC

9

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

10

92

Kyle Southern

King, NC

11

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

12

7

Ronnie Barron

Lexington, NC

13

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

14

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

15

9

David Adams

Yadkinville, NC

16

12

Evan Duggins

Rural Hall, NC

17

30

Cody Evans

King, NC

18

17

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

19

1

Danny Baker

Winston-Salem, NC

20

22

Todd Gray

Lexington, NC

21

16

Kenny Bost

Kernersville, NC

22

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

23

6

Kirk Sheets

Winston-Salem, NC

24

79

John Lain

Germanton, NC

 

104.1 WTQR Street Stock Series
Street Stock Race: 14 laps of 20 completed
(time limit expired)

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

98

Billy Gregg

Winston-Salem, NC

2

99

John McNeal

Winston-Salem, NC

3

22

Brian Wall

Winston-Salem, NC

4

1

David Sumner

Trinity, NC

5

27

Matt Cotner

Rural Hall, NC

6

96

Terry Sink

Winston-Salem, NC

7

31

Brad Lewis

Stanleyville, NC

8

9

Darren Cotner

King, NC

9

25

Johnny Arnder

Mount Airy, NC

10

13

Kevin Gilbert

Pfafftown, NC

11

00

Donnie Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

12

41

Frank Fritts

Kernersville, NC

13

55

Stephen Baker

Kernersville, NC

14

16

Allen Henkel

Trinity, NC

15

32

Craig West

Walkertown, NC

16

28

John Gregg

Winston-Salem, NC

17

39

David Thomas

Walkertown, NC

18

4

John Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

19

15

Jerry Helms

Winston-Salem, NC

20

11

Richard Reeves

Cooleemee, NC

21

21

Justin Taylor

King, NC

22

05

Spencer Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

23

66

Whitney Clifton

Walkertown, NC

 

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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

1

Rob Young

Winston-Salem, NC

2

39

Jimmy Absher

Rural Hall, NC

3

13

Jordan Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

4

55

Tyler Burke

Winston-Salem, NC

5

61

Charlie Curry

Lexington, NC

6

34

Chris Lawing

King, NC

7

81

Chuck Wall

Clemmons, NC

8

22

Jason Tutterow

Advance, NC

9

69

Drew Moffitt

Winston-Salem, NC

10

56

Johnny Burke

Winston-Salem, NC

11

01

Jason Keaton

Mocksville, NC

12

26

Derek Taylor

Yadkinville, NC

13

60

Ted Mickalowski

Mocksville, NC

14

77

Randy McElveen

Winston-Salem, NC

15

62

Kevin Hedgecock

Thomasville, NC

16

1H

Chase Hunt

Lexington, NC

17

21

Michael Wells

Walkertown, NC

18

05

Dave Surry

Winston-Salem, NC

19

23

Kenny Dixon

Pfafftown, NC

20

4

Stephen Sanders

Midway, NC

21

2

Dale Patterson

Winston-Salem, NC

22

02

Wesley Thompson

Mocksville, NC

23

86

Tyler Ziglar

Kernersville, NC

24

95

Billy Cameron Jr

Salisbury, NC

25

17

Andy Southern

Winston-Salem, NC

26

33

Gary Brewer

Germanton, NC

 

2nd Stadium Stock race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

24

Dale Barneycastle

Mocksville, NC

2

8

Shane Southard

Yadkinville, NC

3

74

K.C. Myers

Lexington, NC

4

14

Ken Bridges

King, NC

5

96

Casey Kirkman

Winston-Salem, NC

6

38

Wes Athan

Winston-Salem, NC

7

18

Travis Brewer

Germanton, NC

8

51

Matt Brelsford

Salisbury, NC

9

42

Phillip Wright

King, NC

10

93

Robert Collins

Winston-Salem, NC

11

9L

Randy Lineberry

Kernersville, NC

12

64

Ricky Wall

East Bend, NC

13

66

Eric Hockett

Thomasville, NC

14

36

William Chilton

Eden, NC

15

46

Allan Lipford

Lexington, NC

16

25

Pete Harris

Winston-Salem, NC

17

03

Ray Forrest

King, NC

18

29

Cody Arrington

Mount Airy, NC