Full Moon Brings Wild Night at Bowman Gray
 

Tim Brown taking his victory lap after winning the first Modified race of last event. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) With the largest full moon of the year shining in the sky, the action heated up on the track Saturday at Bowman Gray Stadium.
            Tim Brown of Rural Hall took the checkered in the first 25-lapper for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series. After qualifying second fastest, Brown started to the outside of pole qualifier Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg.
            As the green flag dropped, Brown was able to power past Jeffreys from the outside to take the lead. “The inside pole guy is out there where there’s no rubber, so it’s easier to spin the tires out,” said Brown. “Lee spun the tires coming off of turn two. I got a good bite and was able to pull him up the backstretch.”
            Brown took the checkered with Jeffreys finishing in second. “This is a way better start than we had last year for the season,” said Brown. Burt Myers of Walnut Cove took third, and Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem claimed fourth.
            Several new Modified drivers competed for the first time last night at the Stadium – Robbie Brewer of Winston-Salem, Matt Cotner of Rural Hall, Danny Propst of Monroe, and northern Modified driver Jimmy Blewett of Howell, NJ. Modified fans expected the aggressive Blewett to cause a stir at the Stadium. He qualified 11th and finished 11th in the first race.
            But good luck gave Blewett a good shot at claiming victory in his first time out at the Stadium – the “Madhouse Scramble” put him on the outside front row for the start of the second race. Brad Robbins of Winston-Salem started on the pole.
            Robbins and Blewitt immediately began a heated battle as they took the green flag. Blewett bumped Robbins into the infield, but Robbins was given a second chance when a caution immediately came out.
            When the green flag waved for the second time, Robbins went wide and gave Blewett no room to try for the lead. Robbins’s time at the front was short-lived: Blewett hammered him in the next turn, grabbing the lead away.
            Robbins recovered and began gradually moving closer to Blewett. The #79 of Blewett appeared to be wrestling with handling issues that made him slower and slower. “The car was just loose. We were able to hold on for a while, but he was able to get to us after we started to free up a little too much,” said Blewett about Robbins chasing him down.
            Blewett desperately tried to maintain the lead despite repeated shoves from Robbins, but the #48 car of Robbins nudged Blewett out of the way on lap 18. Blewett spun, Robbins claimed the lead, and vengeance was on everyone’s mind.

Brad Robbins (48) putting the pressure on race leader Jimmy Blewett (79). photo by Eric Hylton Photography

            Two laps later, Blewett slowed to wait on Brad Robbins, ramming him out of the lead. Veteran racer Robert Jeffreys of Winston-Salem was in the right place at the right time, taking over the top spot after the feud between Blewett and Robbins. Jeffreys held on to win a few laps later.
            “This place is fun. I’m not one bit mad,” said Blewett about the incident with Robbins. “I grew up ‘an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’”
            “I’m not going to come here and be a pushover,” said Blewett. “This track’s history is second to none. This is probably the most historical racetrack in the country. Just to be here is an honor for me. I drove a long way from home to do this. It would’ve meant a lot to get the win, but wins don’t come easy.”
            Robbins, however, was steaming over the situation. “He turned into me, run over my right front tire - he did everything he could to do me wrong,” said Robbins. “I didn’t run him in the corner and spin him out,” said Robbins. “He was so determined to keep me from getting under him that he cranked the wheel left trying to cut the bottom off to keep me behind him - and he spun his own self out.”
            It was Robert Jeffrey’s 33rd career win at the Stadium. “I was just sitting there watching them, beating and banging. I said that I needed to back up a little to see what happens,” said Jeffreys. “Sometimes you’ve got to be patient over here. It all worked out for me tonight.”
            Finishing second behind Jeffreys was Ronnie Clifton of Walkertown. Jason Myers of Walnut Cove finished third, with Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg behind him in fourth.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Gary Ledbetter won the first race. Jeff Garrison of Clemmons claimed victory in the second Sportsman race.
            Billy Gregg of Winston-Salem took the checkered in the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series race. In the Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series, Michael Wells of Walkertown won a wild first 15-lapper. Andrew Durham of Mocksville brought home the win in the second Stadium Stock race.

 

Race Results

Brad's Golf Cars Modified Series
First Modified Race: 25 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

83

Tim Brown

Rural Hall, NC

2

77

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

3

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

4

22

Jonathan Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

5

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

6

25

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

7

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

8

81

Austin Pack

Walkertown, NC

9

75

Robert Jeffreys

Winston-Salem, NC

10

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

11

79

Jimmy Blewett

Howell, NJ

12

48

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

13

20

Jeremy Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

14

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

15

2

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

16

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

17

05

Tony Black

Lexington, NC

18

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

19

72

Brent Elliott

Denton, NC

20

64

Steven Truell

Winston-Salem, NC

21

70

Noah Triplett

Lexington, NC

22

3

Danny Propst

Monroe, NC

23

7

Matt Cotner

Rural Hall, NC

24

53

Brian Loftin

Lexington, NC

25

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Second Modified Race: 25 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

75

Robert Jeffreys

Winston-Salem, NC

2

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

3

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

4

77

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

5

81

Austin Pack

Walkertown, NC

6

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

7

22

Jonathan Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

8

25

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

9

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

10

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

11

83

Tim Brown

Rural Hall, NC

12

2

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

13

20

Jeremy Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

14

72

Brent Elliott

Denton, NC

15

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

16

64

Steven Truell

Winston-Salem, NC

17

05

Tony Black

Lexington, NC

18

48

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

19

3

Danny Propst

Monroe, NC

20

7

Matt Cotner

Rural Hall, NC

21

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

22

79

Jimmy Blewett

Howell, NJ

23

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

 

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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

70

Gary Ledbetter

Lexington, NC

2

18

Kenny Bost

Lexington, NC

3

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

4

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

5

12

Evan Duggins

Rural Hall, NC

6

92

Kyle Southern

King, NC

7

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

8

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

9

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

10

3

Jeff Garrison

Clemmons, NC

11

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

12

9

David Adams

Yadkinville, NC

13

20

Jacob Creed

Ararat, NC

14

07

Danny Cornwell

Clemmons, NC

15

11

Wayne Hill

Winston-Salem, NC

16

79

John Lain

Kernersville, NC

17

22

Stacey Miller

Kernersville, NC

18

14

Rudy Ruddock

High Point, NC

19

26

Michael Tilley

Winston-Salem, NC

20

55

Zack Ore

Winston-Salem, NC

21

0

Rick Hunter

Winston-Salem, NC

22

52

David Sell

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Second Sportsman race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

3

Jeff Garrison

Clemmons, NC

2

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

3

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

4

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

5

18

Kenny Bost

Lexington, NC

6

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

7

70

Gary Ledbetter

Lexington, NC

8

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

9

12

Evan Duggins

Rural Hall, NC

10

9

David Adams

Yadkinville, NC

11

0

Rich Hunter

Winston-Salem, NC

12

79

John Lain

Kernersville, NC

13

07

Danny Cornwell

Clemmons, NC

14

14

Rudy Ruddock

High Point, NC

15

11

Wayne Hill

Winston-Salem, NC

16

55

Zack Ore

Winston-Salem, NC

17

92

Kyle Southern

King, NC

18

22

Stacey Miller

Kernersville, NC

19

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

20

20

Jacob Creed

Ararat, NC


Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series
Street Stock race – 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

98

Billy Gregg

Winston-Salem, NC

2

4

John Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

3

1

David Sumner

Trinity, NC

4

8

K.J. Stimpson

Lewisville, NC

5

21

Justin Taylor

King, NC

6

44

Daniel Fishel

Greensboro, NC

7

05

Spencer Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

8

12

Doug Wall

Pfafftown, NC

9

66

Whitney Clifton

Walkertown, NC

10

22

Brian Wall

Winston-Salem, NC

11

55

Stephen Baker

Kernersville, NC

12

33

David Thomas

Walkertown, NC

13

88

Nick Brill

Lewisville, NC

14

94

Jeffery Wood

Southmont, NC

15

15

Jerry Helms

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series
1st Stadium Stock race – 9 of 15 laps completed
(time limit expired)

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

21

Michael Wells

Walkertown, NC

2

61

Charlie Curry

Lexington, NC

3

1

Rob Young

Winston-Salem, NC

4

7

Chris Allison

Mocksville, NC

5

59

Shane Tuttle

Winston-Salem, NC

6

69

Drew Moffitt

Winston-Salem, NC

7

22

Jason Tutterow

Advance, NC

8

8

Shane Southard

Yadkinville, NC

9

29

Cody Arrington

Mount Airy, NC

10

3

Rik Newsome

East Bend, NC

11

20

Dennis Weaver

East Bend, NC

12

62

Kevin Hedgecock

Thomasville, NC

13

42

Phillip Wright

King, NC

14

28

D.J. Allister

Trinity, NC

15

70

Tyler Lalone

Thomasville, NC

16

01

Jason Keaton

Mocksville, NC

17

1H

Daniel Yates

Lexington, NC

18

86

Tim Smith

Kernersville, NC

19

66

Eric Hockett

Thomasville, NC

20

6

Dale Patterson

Winston-Salem, NC

21

98

T.J. Cox

Winston-Salem, NC

22

25

Pete Harris

Winston-Salem, NC

 

2nd Stadium Stock race – 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

44

Andrew Durham

Mocksville, NC

2

13

Chase Hunt

Lexington, NC

3

26

Derek Taylor

Yadkinville, NC

4

55

Johnny Burke

Winston-Salem, NC

5

24

A.J. Sanders

Mocksville, NC

6

89

Joseph Swanson

Rural Hall, NC

7

81

Chuck Wall

Clemmons, NC

8

16

Stephen Sanders

Winston-Salem, NC

9

54

Jeremy Smith

Rural Hall, NC

10

64

Ricky Wall

East Bend, NC

11

14

Ken Bridges

King, NC

12

27

Ray Forrest

King, NC

13

76

Billy Cameron Jr

Salisbury, NC

14

72

Roger Vogler

Winston-Salem, NC

15

60

Ted Mickalowski

Mocksville, NC

16

38

Wes Athan

Winston-Salem, NC

17

19

Jeremy Stainback

Winston-Salem, NC

18

96

Casey Kirkman

Winston-Salem, NC

19

02

Wesley Thompson

Mocksville, NC

20

63

David Beauchamp

East Bend, NC

21

04

Blaine Willard

Winston-Salem, NC

22

34

Chris Lawing

King, NC

23

1X

Ben Badger

Lexington, NC