Brown Claims Checkered at Bowman Gray
The eight-time champion overcomes car problems and sickness.

Tim Brown taking his victory lap after winning the first Modified race on Saturday. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Part of racing at Bowman Gray Stadium is learning how to deal with the ups and downs. And Tim Brown of Rural Hall showed on Saturday that he can handle the roller coaster ride.
            One week ago, Brown encountered problem after problem during the 100-lapper for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series, salvaging a 12th place finish. And to add to his car problems, his team took him to the emergency room right after the race. “I’ve had pneumonia for about five weeks,” said Brown. “Last week, it wore me down. I couldn’t breathe when I got out of the car and could hardly function.”
            While Brown’s team worked on getting the car in prime running order, Brown worked on regaining his strength. “I feel a little bit better right now, but by no means do I feel good,” said Brown.
            But the eight-time champ felt good enough to turn in a powerhouse performance on Saturday, turning the fastest lap of the season to qualify on the pole. He then led the first 25-lapper from start to finish.
            “The car was really good. It drove like a dream,” said Brown. “To come back, climb in that thing, sit on the pole, and win the race – it’s pretty sweet.”
            Burt Myers of Walnut Cove followed closely behind Brown but was unable to shake him. Burt Myers finished second, with younger brother Jason Myers of Walnut Cove finishing third.

Dean Ward in Winner’s Circle after winning the second Modified 25-lapper. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

            The O’Reilly Auto Parts “Madhouse Scramble” sent Brian Loftin of Lexington to the pole for the start of the second 25-lap race. Rookie Tommy Neal of Walkertown started beside him on the outside front row.
            While the green flag was waving, Loftin and Neal tangled as they fought for the lead. The two collided, creating a multiple car pileup that ravaged the front of the field.
            After the dust cleared, Dean Ward of Winston-Salem was in the lead with Austin Pack of Walkertown in second. Pack was able to pressure Ward in the early laps, but it wasn’t long before Ward was soaring ahead. He went on to take the checkered – his second career Modified win at the Stadium.
            “A blind squirrel gets an acorn every once in a while. We were really lucky,” said Ward. “I hate it for Brian and Tommy - but at the same time, somebody’s misfortune is someone else’s fortune.”
            Pack finished in second, with Junior Miller of Danbury finishing in third.

The winner of the USG Street Stock 50, David Sumner, celebrates with family in Winner’s Circle. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

                      In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Gary Ledbetter of Lexington won the first race. Jeff Garrison of Arcadia fought his way to the checkered in the second Sportsman race.
           Saturday was the longest and most prestigious race of the season for the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series – it was the USG Street Stock 50. And for the first time ever, the 50-lapper utilized the double-file restart rule.
           David Sumner of Trinity climbed his way up from a fifth place start to take the checkered flag. “The car was really hooked up tonight – the best it’s been all year,” said Sumner. “I just went as hard as I could go.”
           Doug Wall of Pfafftown came in second, with Billy Gregg of Lexington taking third.
           In the Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series, Rob Young of Winston-Salem won the first 15-lapper. A.J. Sanders of Mocksville brought home the win in the second race.

 

Race Results

Brad's Golf Cars Modified Series
1st 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

77

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

5

25

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

6

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

7

65

Danny Bohn

Huntersville, NC

8

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

9

22

Jonathan Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

10

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

11

75

Robert Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

12

05

Tony Black

Lexington, NC

13

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

14

81

Austin Pack

Walkertown, NC

15

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

16

53

Brian Loftin

Lexington, NC

17

48

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

18

2

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

19

70

Noah Triplett

Lexington, NC

20

72

Brent Elliott

Denton, NC

21

3

Danny Propst

Monroe, NC

22

04

Kevin Powell

Winston-Salem, NC

23

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

 

Second Modified Race: 25 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

2

81

Austin Pack

Walkertown, NC

3

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

4

77

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

5

05

Tony Black

Lexington, NC

6

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

7

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

8

83

Tim Brown

Rural Hall, NC

9

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

10

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

11

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

12

65

Danny Bohn

Huntersville, NC

13

48

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

14

25

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

15

72

Brent Elliott

Denton, NC

16

70

Noah Triplett

Lexington, NC

17

3

Danny Propst

Monroe, NC

18

2

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

19

53

Brian Loftin

Lexington, NC

20

75

Robert Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

21

22

Jonathan Brown

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

9

David Adams

Yadkinville, NC

3

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

4

18

Kenny Bost

Lexington, NC

5

20

Jacob Creed

Ararat, NC

6

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

7

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

8

31

Ryan Nelson

Kernersville, NC

9

26

Michael Tilley

Winston-Salem, NC

10

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

11

79

John Lain

Kernersville, NC

12

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

13

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

14

3

Jeff Garrison

Arcadia, NC

15

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

16

92

Kyle Southern

King, NC

17

03

Jordan Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

18

55

Zack Ore

Winston-Salem, NC

19

11

Wayne Hill

Winston-Salem, NC

20

14

Rudy Ruddock

High Point, NC

21

07

Danny Cornwell

Clemmons, NC

22

22

Stacey Miller

Kernersville, NC

23

16

Junior Smith

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Second Sportsman race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

3

Jeff Garrison

Arcadia, NC

2

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

3

79

John Lain

Kernersville, NC

4

18

Kenny Bost

Lexington, NC

5

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

6

26

Michael Tilley

Winston-Salem, NC

7

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

8

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

9

70

Gary Ledbetter

Lexington, NC

10

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

11

9

David Adams

Yadkinville, NC

12

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

13

31

Ryan Nelson

Kernersville, NC

14

11

Wayne Hill

Winston-Salem, NC

15

55

Zack Ore

Winston-Salem, NC

16

07

Danny Cornwell

Clemmons, NC

17

14

Rudy Ruddock

High Point, NC

18

92

Kyle Southern

King, NC

19

22

Stacey Miller

Kernersville, NC

20

20

Jacob Creed

Ararat, NC

21

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

22

16

Junior Smith

Winston-Salem, NC


Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series
USG Street Stock 50: 50 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

1

David Sumner

Trinity, NC

2

12

Doug Wall

Pfafftown, NC

3

98

Billy Gregg

Lexington, NC

4

44

Daniel Fishel

Greensboro, NC

5

22

Brian Wall

Winston-Salem, NC

6

4

John Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

7

55

Stephen Baker

Kernersville, NC

8

18

Tim Vaden

Kernersville, NC

9

66

Whitney Clifton

Walkertown, NC

10

25

Johnny Arnder

Mount Airy, NC

11

00

Donnie Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

12

88

Nick Brill

Lewisville, NC

13

26

Frank Myers

Haram, GA

14

9

Darren Cotner

King, NC

15

02

Bobby Whiteman

Pelham, NC

16

21

Justin Taylor

King, NC

17

16

Allen Henkel

Trinity, NC

18

33

David Thomas

Walkertown, NC

19

32

Craig West

Walkertown, NC

20

05

Spencer Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series
1st Stadium Stock race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

1

Rob Young

Winston-Salem, NC

2

61

Charlie Curry

Lexington, NC

3

01

Jason Keaton

Mocksville, NC

4

7

Chris Allison

Mocksville, NC

5

60

Ted Mickalowski

Mocksville, NC

6

8

Shane Southard

Yadkinville, NC

7

16

Stephen Sanders

Winston-Salem, NC

8

17

Andy Southern

Winston-Salem, NC

9

98

T.J. Cox

Winston-Salem, NC

10

74

Jose Gonzalez

Winston-Salem, NC

11

27

Ray Forrest

King, NC

12

70

Tyler Lalone

Thomasville, NC

13

34

Chris Lawing

King, NC

14

42

Phillip Wright

King, NC

15

29

Cody Arrington

Mount Airy, NC

16

96

Casey Kirkman

Winston-Salem, NC

 

2nd Stadium Stock race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

24

A.J. Sanders

Mocksville, NC

2

44

Andrew Durham

Mocksville, NC

3

69

Drew Moffitt

Winston-Salem, NC

4

13

Chase Hunt

Lexington, NC

5

62

Kevin Hedgecock

Thomasville, NC

6

81

Chuck Wall

Lexington, NC

7

3

Rik Newsome

East Bend, NC

8

55

Tyler Burke

Winston-Salem, NC

9

02

Wesley Thompson

Mocksville, NC

10

22

Jason Tutterow

Advance, NC

11

31

Zack Staley

Lexington, NC

12

89

Joseph Swanson

Rural Hall, NC

13

26

Derek Taylor

Yadkinville, NC

14

05

Dave Surry

Winston-Salem, NC

15

14

Ken Bridges

King, NC

16

86

Tyler Ziglar

Kernersville, NC

17

72

Roger Vogler

Winston-Salem, NC

18

66

Eric Hockett

Thomasville, NC