Slick Track Challenges Drivers at Bowman Gray
 

Modified winner Jonathan Brown receiving his winner’s trophy and a $2,500 bonus check from G-OIL. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Competitors spend hours and hours every week working on their cars and refining their performance. But on Saturday at Bowman Gray Stadium, Mother Nature shook things up a bit.
            A scorching heat wave moved through the area, leaving the track hot, slippery, and challenging to drive on. “The track conditions with the heat were very slick,” said Randy Butner of Pfafftown, who turned the fastest qualifying lap for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series. “A lot of the high horsepower cars couldn’t get a hold of the race track. That was one of the things that was instrumental to us getting the pole.”
            When the top six redrew for starting position in the first of two G-OIL Modified 50-lappers, Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem – the second fastest qualifier – drew the pole as his starting spot. Burt Myers of Walnut Cove started on the outside front row but lost position early on after losing grip on the slick track.
            John Smith of Mount Airy moved up to challenge Brown from the outside, but Smith couldn’t shake the #22 of Brown. Danny Bohn of Huntersville slipped by Smith and began his own campaign to grab the lead away from the outside row.
            Bohn was able to deliver some good shots to the rear bumper of Brown, especially after cautions. “I had a good car on the start, but as we got running Jonathan was definitely better,” said Bohn. “I could run with him for three or four laps. All I could do was run him as hard as I could.”
            “I knew Danny definitely had the best car out there. Once he got to second I was a little worried,” said Brown. “My car was pretty good. It seemed it took about three laps to get it going really well but after that I could drive away a straight-away if I wanted to.”
            Brown claimed the checkered, with Bohn coming in second. Tim Brown of Rural Hall and Burt Myers of Walnut Cove finished third and fourth.
            G-OIL, who sponsored the Modified 50-lappers on Saturday, offered a bonus to any Modified competitor who ran G-OIL in their car and claimed the victory on Saturday. Brown received the $2,500 prize for his win.

Randy Butner (5) defends the lead from Jason Myers (4) during the second Modified race. photo by Rusted Image Photography

            The “Madhouse Scramble” sent Randy Butner to the pole for the start of the second race, with veteran Junior Miller of Danbury starting outside him. After Miller banged fenders early in the race and spun, Jason Myers of Walnut Cove moved into second behind Butner.
            In addition to the slick track conditions, both Butner and Myers had been involved in collisions during the night. “You had a bunch of wounded warriors in the second race just trying to hang on to some bad handling race cars,” said Butner.
            Myers pressured Butner but was unable to steal the lead away. “We by far had the better car the second race,” said Myers. “I could’ve wrecked Randy - but if you reverse the roles, I wouldn’t want Randy wrecking me.”
            “Those long green flag stretches were killing me. That’s where Jason was pulling up on me,” said Butner. “We were by no means the fastest car out there. But we got lucky, we caught some good breaks, and we ended up winning the race.”
            Butner grabbed the checkered with Myers coming in second. Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg finished third, and Danny Bohn took fourth.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Noah Triplett of Lexington claimed the victory in Saturday’s 60-lap race. Kenny Bost of Lexington led the majority of the race but was spun out as Triplett fought for the lead. Ryan Robertson of Winston-Salem finished second. Derek Stoltz of Walkertown came in third.
            K.J. Stimpson grabbed the checkered flag in the 20-lapper for the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series. Whitney Clifton of Walkertown gave Stimpson a run for his money but couldn’t seal the deal. Clifton finished second, and Billy Gregg of Lexington finished third.
            In the Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series, father and son A.J. Sanders and Andrew Sanders each brought home a win on Saturday.

 

Race Results

Brad's Golf Cars Modified Series
First Modified Race: 50 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

22

Jonathan Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

2

65

Danny Bohn

Huntersville, NC

3

83

Tim Brown

Rural Hall, NC

4

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

5

25

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

6

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

7

77

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

8

79

Brian Loftin

Lexington, NC

9

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

10

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

11

05

Tony Black

Lexington, NC

12

40

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

13

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

14

64

Steven Truell

Winston-Salem, NC

15

81

Austin Pack

Walkertown, NC

16

72

Brent Elliott

Denton, NC

17

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

18

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

19

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

20

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

21

3

Danny Propst

Monroe, NC

22

2

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

23

75

Robert Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

24

48

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Second Modified Race: 50 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

2

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

3

77

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

4

65

Danny Bohn

Huntersville, NC

5

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

6

79

Brian Loftin

Lexington, NC

7

25

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

8

2

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

9

05

Tony Black

Lexington, NC

10

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

11

40

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

12

48

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

13

81

Austin Pack

Walkertown, NC

14

75

Robert Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

15

22

Jonathan Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

16

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

17

83

Tim Brown

Rural Hall, NC

18

64

Steven Truell

Winston-Salem, NC

19

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

20

53

Stan Welborn

Germanton, NC

21

72

Brent Elliott

Denton, NC

22

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

 

Webb Heating and A/C Co. Sportsman Series:
Sportsman Race: 60 laps (unofficial results pending technical inspection)

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

70

Noah Triplett

Tyro, NC

2

1

Ryan Robertson

Winston-Salem, NC

3

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

4

79

John Lain

Kernersville, NC

5

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

6

18

Kenny Bost

Lexington, NC

7

3

Jeff Garrison

Arcadia, NC

8

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

9

9

David Adams

Yadkinville, NC

10

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

11

00

Corey Skidmore

Winston-Salem, NC

12

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

13

22

Stacey Miller

Kernersville, NC

14

13

Luke Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

15

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

16

8

Bobby Reed

Clemmons, NC

17

26

Michael Tilley

Winston-Salem, NC

18

99

T.J. Moran

Yadkinville, NC

19

92

Kyle Southern

King, NC

20

31

Ryan Nelson

Kernersville, NC

21

20

Jacob Creed

Ararat, NC


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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

8

K.J. Stimpson

Lewisville, NC

2

66

Whitney Clifton

Walkertown, NC

3

98

Billy Gregg

Lexington, NC

4

18

Tim Vaden

Kernersville, NC

5

55

Stephen Baker

Kernersville, NC

6

22

Brian Wall

Winston-Salem, NC

7

12

Doug Wall

Pfafftown, NC

8

44

Daniel Fishel

Greensboro, NC

9

4

John Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

10

1

David Sumner

Trinity, NC

11

13

Kevin Gilbert

Pfafftown, NC

12

61

Richard Hoots

Mocksville, NC

13

02

Bobby Whiteman

Pelham, NC

14

92

Casie Doub

Germanton, NC

15

94

Jeffery Wood

Southmont, NC

16

21

Justin Taylor

King, NC

17

05

Spencer Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series
First Stadium Stock race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

4

Andrew Sanders

Mocksville, NC

2

74

Jose Gonzalez

Winston-Salem, NC

3

6

Dale Patterson

Winston-Salem, NC

4

42

Phillip Wright

King, NC

5

70

Tyler Lalone

Thomasville, NC

6

86

Tyler Ziglar

Kernersville, NC

7

34

Aaron Hylton

Kernersville, NC

8

75

Brent Brown

Thomasville, NC

9

96

Casey Kirkman

Winston-Salem, NC

10

03

Ray Forrest

King, NC

11

29

Cody Arrington

Mount Airy, NC

12

38

Wes Athan

Winston-Salem, NC

13

54

Chris Taylor

Yadkinville, NC

14

25

Pete Harris

Winston-Salem, NC

15

31

Zack Staley

Lexington, NC

16

14

Ken Bridges

King, NC

 

Second Stadium Stock race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

24

A.J. Sanders

Mocksville, NC

2

61

Charlie Curry

Lexington, NC

3

01

Jason Keaton

Mocksville, NC

4

81

Chuck Wall

Lexington, NC

5

16

Stephen Sanders

Winston-Salem, NC

6

60

Ted Mickalowski

Mocksville, NC

7

7

Chris Allison

Mocksville, NC

8

1H

Daniel Yates

Lexington, NC

9

1

Rob Young

Winston-Salem, NC

10

69

Drew Moffitt

Winston-Salem, NC

11

55

Tyler Burke

Winston-Salem, NC

12

3

Rik Newsom

East Bend, NC

13

13

Chase Hunt

Lexington, NC

14

89

Joseph Swanson

Rural Hall, NC

15

22

Jason Tutterow

Advance, NC

16

62

Kevin Hedgecock

Thomasville, NC

17

8

Shane Southard

Yadkinville, NC

18

44

Andrew Durham

Mocksville, NC

19

26

Derek Taylor

Yadkinville, NC