Last-Lap Mayhem at Bowman Gray
 

Burt Myers (1) and Tim Brown (83 – outside row) battle for the lead as they head towards the checkered flag in the first Modified race.photo by Rusted Image Photography

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) There’s never a moment at Bowman Gray Stadium when a driver can get comfortable. Every lap carries the potential for victory or the danger of defeat.
            Such was the case on Saturday for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series – when both races were decided by furious last-lap battles for the lead.
            Tim Brown of Rural Hall qualified on the pole for the first 25-lapper with Burt Myers of Walnut Cove starting to his outside. The two fought for the lead during the initial start. Myers looked strong on the outside, but Brown eventually prevailed on the inside groove.
            A stiff tap or two from Myers didn’t phase Brown, who held the lead for over 20 laps. But Brown’s skills were put to the test as he and Myers approached lapped traffic on the white flag lap.
            As they headed into turn three towards the checkered flag, Myers gave a strong shot to Brown, allowing Myers to slip inside. The two banged fenders, crashed against each other, and slid across the finish line in a photo finish.

Austin Pack (81) nudges the rear bumper of Chris Fleming (40), sending him spinning out of the lead in the second Modified race. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

            “I caught some lapped traffic, and as I was catching them I started slowing down because they were all over the race track - and I didn’t want to have to go to the outside and give him the inside,” said Brown about the white-flag battle. “There wasn’t any way I was going off the gas. We’ll wreck if that’s what they want to do but I was going for the win.”
            Myers was disappointed finishing second by only a few inches, but he knew he gave it everything he had. “I gave him a shot to get him out of shape, it gave me the bottom groove, and I took advantage of it,” said Myers. “We did a little beating and banging down the front stretch, and I guess he won the race.”
            Randy Butner of Pfafftown finished third.
            For the start of the second race, the “Madhouse Scramble” sent Chris Fleming of Mount Airy to the pole with Kevin Powell of Winston-Salem starting on the outside front row.
            A thunderous crash left Powell careening off the guard rail, letting Austin Pack of Walkertown move up to second place. Pack took his time stalking Fleming, until finally pouncing on the last lap to bump Fleming out of the way for the win.

Austin Pack celebrating in Winner’s Circle after claiming his first Modified win ever at the Stadium. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

            “There at the beginning, my car was a little tight,” said Pack. “I knew after a while I’d get it to where I wanted. I waited and waited to make a move - and finally I took it.”
            The victory makes Pack the 123rd winner of a featured event at Bowman Gray Stadium, adding him to the list of winners including Richard Petty, Junior Johnson, Curtis Turner, Ralph Earnhardt, Glen Wood, and many more.
            One driver on that list was particularly noteworthy for Pack – his father, Brian Pack, who died tragically in a non-racing motorcycle accident four years ago. “That was my main goal coming over here. I wanted to get in the record books just like my father,” said Pack.
            Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem finished in second, with Ronnie Clifton of Walkertown taking third.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Bobby Reed of Clemmons claimed the checkered for the first 20-lapper. Michael Tilley of Winston-Salem and Derek Stoltz of Walkertown finished second and third.
            Rookie Noah Triplett of Tyro won the second Sportsman race after a heated encounter with Bryant Robertson of Lexington. Jeff Garrison of Arcadia came in second, and Taylor Branch of Lewisville claimed third.
            David Sumner of Trinity brought home the win in the 20-lap race for the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series after battling with Billy Gregg of Lexington, who ended up finishing third. Johnny Arnder of Mount Airy finished second.
            In the Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series, Derek Taylor of Yadkinville notched his first win at the Stadium in the “A” race. Wesley Thompson of Winston-Salem won the “B” 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

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

3

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

4

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

5

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

6

22

Jonathan Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

7

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

8

25

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

9

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

10

81

Austin Pack

Walkertown, NC

11

04

Kevin Powell

Winston-Salem, NC

12

40

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

13

05

Tony Black

Lexington, NC

14

75

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

15

65

Danny Bohn

Huntersville, NC

16

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

17

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

18

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

19

70

Gary Ledbetter

Lexington, NC

20

64

Steven Truell

Winston-Salem, NC

21

97

Bryan Dauzat

Winston-Salem, NC

22

72

Brent Elliott

Denton, NC

 

Second Modified Race: 25 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

81

Austin Pack

Walkertown, NC

2

22

Jonathan Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

3

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

4

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

5

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

6

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

7

83

Tim Brown

Rural Hall, NC

8

65

Danny Bohn

Huntersville, NC

9

75

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

10

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

11

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

12

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

13

97

Bryan Dauzat

Winston-Salem, NC

14

40

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

15

64

Steven Truell

Winston-Salem, NC

16

72

Brent Elliott

Denton, NC

17

05

Tony Black

Lexington, NC

18

25

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

19

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

20

04

Kevin Powell

Winston-Salem, NC

 

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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

8

Bobby Reed

Clemmons, NC

2

26

Michael Tilley

Winston-Salem, NC

3

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

4

31

Ryan Robertson

Winston-Salem, NC

5

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

6

3

Jeff Garrison

Arcadia, NC

7

70

Noah Triplett

Tyro, NC

8

79

John Lain

Kernersville, NC

9

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

10

92

Kyle Southern

King, NC

11

12

Evan Duggins

Rural Hall, NC

12

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

13

18

Kenny Bost

Lexington, NC

14

71

Rich Hunter

Winston-Salem, NC

15

20

Jacob Creed

Ararat, NC

16

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

17

9

David Adams

Yadkinville, NC

18

22

Stacey Miller

Kernersville, NC

19

55

Zack Ore

Winston-Salem, NC

20

07

Danny Cornwell

Clemmons, NC

21

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

22

16

Joey Long

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Second Sportsman race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

70

Noah Triplett

Tyro, NC

2

3

Jeff Garrison

Arcadia, NC

3

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

4

8

Bobby Reed

Clemmons, NC

5

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

6

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

7

18

Kenny Bost

Lexington, NC

8

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

9

9

David Adams

Yadkinville, NC

10

79

John Lain

Kernersville, NC

11

26

Michael Tilley

Winston-Salem, NC

12

92

Kyle Southern

King, NC

13

55

Zack Ore

Winston-Salem, NC

14

16

Junior Smith

Winston-Salem, NC

15

22

Stacey Miller

Kernersville, NC

16

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

17

12

Evan Duggins

Rural Hall, NC

18

20

Jacob Creed

Ararat, NC

19

71

Rich Hunter

Winston-Salem, NC


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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

1

David Sumner

Trinity, NC

2

25

Johnny Arnder

Mount Airy, NC

3

98

Billy Gregg

Lexington, NC

4

18

Tim Vaden

Kernersville, NC

5

8

K.J. Stimpson

Lewisville, NC

6

55

Stephen Baker

Kernersville, NC

7

4

John Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

8

61

Richard Hoots

Mocksville, NC

9

16

Allen Henkel

Trinity, NC

10

66

Whitney Clifton

Walkertown, NC

11

12

Doug Wall

Pfafftown, NC

12

22

Brian Wall

Winston-Salem, NC

13

51

Chris Smith

Walkertown, NC

14

11

Clofton Richardson

Mocksville, NC

15

17

Brian Doty

Winston-Salem, NC

16

21

Justin Taylor

King, NC

17

44

Daniel Fishel

Greensboro, NC

 

Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series
Stadium Stock "A" Race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

26

Derek Taylor

Yadkinville, NC

2

01

Jason Keaton

Mocksville, NC

3

4

Andrew Sanders

Mocksville, NC

4

1

Rob Young

Winston-Salem, NC

5

61

Charlie Curry

Lexington, NC

6

13

Chase Hunt

Lexington, NC

7

89

Joseph Swanson

Rural Hall, NC

8

81

Chuck Wall

Lexington, NC

9

24

A.J. Sanders

Mocksville, NC

10

55

Tyler Burke

Winston-Salem, NC

11

60

Ted Mickalowski

Mocksville, NC

12

62

Kevin Hedgecock

Thomasville, NC

13

8

Shane Southard

Yadkinville, NC

14

22

Jason Tutterow

Advance, NC

15

7

Chris Allison

Mocksville, NC

16

42

Phillip Wright

King, NC

17

1H

Daniel Yates

Lexington, NC

 

Stadium Stock "B" race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

44

Wesley Thompson

Mocksville, NC

2

98

T.J. Cox

Winston-Salem, NC

3

31

Zack Staley

Lexington, NC

4

49

David Vernon

Lexington, NC

5

59

Shane Tuttle

Winston-Salem, NC

6

3

Rik Newsom

East Bend, NC

7

11

A.J. Quackenbush

Winston-Salem, NC

8

76

Billy Cameron Jr

Salisbury, NC

9

74

Jose Gonzalez

Winston-Salem, NC

10

29

Cody Arrington

Mount Airy, NC

11

28

D.J. Allyster

Trinity, NC

12

14

Ken Bridges

King, NC

13

96

Casey Kirkman

Winston-Salem, NC

14

72

Chad Anders

Rural Hall, NC

15

70

Tyler Lalone

Thomasville, NC

16

86

Tyler Ziglar

Kernersville, NC

17

20

Dennis Weaver

East Bend, NC

18

25

Pete Harris

Winston-Salem, NC