Brown Grabs Title; Myers Takes Checkered at Bowman Gray
 

Dean Ward (71) racing with Burt Myers (1 – outside row) for the lead as they navigate through lapped traffic. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) The stands erupted in cheers and boos on Saturday at Bowman Gray Stadium as two rivals both got what they wanted: Burt Myers of Walnut Cove took the win with Tim Brown of Rural Hall claiming his record-breaking ninth championship.
            Myers qualified on the pole for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series and shot out into an early lead when the green flag waved. He fought off four outside row challenges from Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem in the opening laps. Dean Ward of Winston-Salem slipped by Jonathan Brown to take over second place, and was soon pressuring Myers.
            Ward had already had an emotional day: he had buried his father earlier in the morning. His desire to win was evident. As he and Myers approached lapped traffic, Ward saw his opportunity and dashed past the #1 car of Myers.
            Myers tried to take back the top position from the outside row, but Ward’s defense was strong. The tables turned, though, as the two again came up to lapped cars – and Myers finessed his way back into the lead.
            “I didn’t want to push the car too hard because I knew we had 150 laps,” said Myers. “When Dean got by me in traffic, I tried to conserve a little bit. I wanted to run him down and race him when we caught traffic again so I could maybe get the position back on him.”.

Burt Myers celebrating in Winner’s Circle after winning the Carolina Farm Credit 150. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

            Ward and Jonathan Brown tried again to grab the lead away, but Myers held on to take the final checkered flag of the season.
            “Since ‘98 when I won my first race, I’ve won at least two races a year. And coming into tonight, I had only won one. I was thinking that maybe this could be the worst season I’ve had since I won my first race,” said Myers. “To sit on the pole and win the race tonight, I think it shows that the #1 car is back.”
            Jonathan Brown finished second, with Jason Myers of Walnut Cove finishing in third. Jason, the younger of the Myers brothers, was hoping to take his first Modified championship in 2012.
            But Tim Brown’s consistent performance this season gave him a respectable lead: Brown needed to only finish in the top 12 to clinch the title. Brown finished ninth.
            “I definitely want to win, but the championship is the most important thing when it’s the last race of the year,” said Brown. “We were playing conservative tonight and just picked up what we had to do to get this ninth title.”
            Stadium legend Ralph Brinkley previously held the record for most Modified championships at the Stadium with eight titles. Brown shattered that record by taking his ninth championship on Saturday, giving him more Stadium championships than any other driver in the 64-year history of Bowman Gray Stadium.
            “I don’t know how to explain it. I grew up here as a kid watching Ralph race, and I never even dreamed about winning – I just wanted to do it. To come out here and actually do it and beat Ralph’s record – it’s just amazing,” said Brown.

Tim Brown receiving a plaque commemorating his record-breaking ninth Stadium title. Presenting the plaque is Ralph Brinkley, who held the record before Brown. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

            Not only did Brown have to battle every lap to conserve position, but he had the extra pressure of dealing with extreme back pain. “I’ve got a bad lower part of my back. It’s got some discs that are busted up a little bit, and they flare up every now and then,” said Brown. “I’ve been taking muscle relaxers and medicine all week and trying to rest as much as possible. When I got here today it felt pretty good. But as soon as the race got started, I got one hit in the bumper and it flared it up. It was all I could do to hang on. Pain-wise, it was terrible.”
            Jason Myers finished the season ranked second in the points, with Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem coming in third.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Taylor Branch of Lewisville grabbed the checkered in a wild 40-lapper. Derek Stoltz of Walkertown claimed the championship in a nail-biter of a points race, finishing just one point ahead of Jeff Garrison.
            Billy Gregg of Lexington sailed smoothly into the championship for the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series. John Holleman of Winston-Salem led the way to take the checkered.
            In the Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series, Charlie Curry of Welcome was able to recover after a collision to finish 11th and take the championship. Chris Allison of Mocksville grabbed the checkered flag.

 

2012 FINAL POINTS STANDINGS

 

 Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series Final Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

83

Tim Brown

711

68

2

4

Jason Myers

691

92

3

22

Jonathan Brown

679

96

4

65

Danny Bohn

648

84

5

1

Burt Myers

638

100

6

77

Lee Jeffreys

629

44

7

25

John Smith

608

76

8

5

Randy Butner

597

64

9

50

Michael Clifton

584

72

10

71

Dean Ward

552

40

11

66

Ronnie Clifton

463

28

12

40

Chris Fleming

439

88

13

21

Tommy Neal

402

60

14

81

Austin Pack

394

16

15

72

Brent Elliott

388

56

 

Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series Final Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

02

Derek Stoltz

684

92

2

3

Jeff Garrison

683

96

3

19

Michael Adams

622

88

4

81

Zack Clifton

571

36

5

86

Taylor Branch

566

100

6

18

Kenny Bost

563

28

7

79

John Lain

550

40

8

9

David Adams

516

64

9

72

Bryant Robertson

509

24

10

92

Kyle Southern

507

56

11

26

Michael Tilley

451

44

12

07

Danny Cornwell

369

48

13

70

Noah Triplett

354

84

14

38

Mitch Gales

347

80

15

8

Bobby Reed

323

32

 

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series Final Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

98

Billy Gregg

756

76

2

4

John Holleman

734

100

3

1

David Sumner

714

88

4

12

Doug Wall

686

84

5

44

Daniel Fishel

638

92

6

8

K.J. Stimpson

628

80

7

55

Stephen Baker

588

52

8

18

Tim Vaden

552

96

9

66

Whitney Clifton

542

56

10

22

Brian Wall

414

0

11

21

Justin Taylor

370

68

12

9

Darren Cotner

320

0

13

16

Allen Henkel

278

40

14

88

Nick Brill

272

60

15

28

Bobby Whiteman

270

72

 

Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series Final Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

61

Charlie Curry

736

60

2

81

Chuck Wall

674

84

3

24

A.J. Sanders

658

32

4

26

Derek Taylor

658

96

5

1

Rob Young

590

44

6

7

Chris Allison

584

100

7

13

Chase Hunt

554

52

8

8

Shane Southard

550

80

9

89

Joseph Swanson

544

92

10

60

Ted Mickalowski

538

72

11

62

Kevin Hedgecock

512

40

12

22

Jason Tutterow

504

88

13

31

Zack Staley

492

56

14

01

Jason Keaton

476

24

15

76

Billy Cameron Jr

472

64

 


Race Results

Brad's Golf Cars Modified Series
Carolina Farm Credit 150: 150 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

2

22

Jonathan Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

3

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

4

40

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

5

65

Danny Bohn

Huntersville, NC

6

2

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

7

53

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

8

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

9

83

Tim Brown

Rural Hall, NC

10

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

11

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

12

72

Brent Elliott

Denton, NC

13

75

Robert Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

14

3

Danny Propst

Monroe, NC

15

77

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

16

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

17

73

Cole Powell

Mount Brydges, Ontario, Canada

18

7

Matt Cotner

Rural Hall, NC

19

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

20

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

21

27

Mike Adams

Winston-Salem, NC

22

81

Austin Pack

Walkertown, NC

23

05

Tony Black

Lexington, NC

24

79

Brian Loftin

Lexington, NC

25

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

26

12

Mike Norman

Lewisville, NC

 

Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series
Sportsman Race: 40 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

2

3

Jeff Garrison

Arcadia, NC

3

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

4

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

5

70

Noah Triplett

Tyro, NC

6

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

7

11

Wayne Hill

Winston-Salem, NC

8

01

Brandon Brendle

Winston-Salem, NC

9

55

Zack Ore

Winston-Salem, NC

10

16

David Adams

Yadkinville, NC

11

20

David Creed

Ararat, NC

12

92

Kyle Southern

King, NC

13

52

David Sell

Winston-Salem, NC

14

07

Danny Cornwell

Clemmons, NC

15

26

Michael Tilley

Winston-Salem, NC

16

79

John Lain

Kernersville, NC

17

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

18

8

Bobby Reed

Clemmons, NC

19

18

Kenny Bost

Lexington, NC

20

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

 

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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

4

John Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

2

18

Tim Vaden

Kernersville, NC

3

44

Daniel Fishel

Greensboro, NC

4

1

David Sumner

Trinity, NC

5

12

Doug Wall

Pfafftown, NC

6

8

K.J. Stimpson

Lewisville, NC

7

98

Billy Gregg

Lexington, NC

8

99

Bobby Whiteman

Pelham, NC

9

21

Justin Taylor

King, NC

10

92

Casie Doub

Germanton, NC

11

88

Nick Brill

Lewisville, NC

12

66

Whitney Clifton

Walkertown, NC

13

55

Stephen Baker

Kernersville, NC

14

13

Kevin Gilbert

Pfafftown, NC

15

51

Les Miranda

Concord, NC

16

16

Allen Henkel

Trinity, NC

17

61

Richard Hoots

Mocksville, NC

18

25

Johnny Arnder

Mount Airy, NC

 

Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series
Stadium Stock Race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

7

Chris Allison

Mocksville, NC

2

26

Derek Taylor

Yadkinville, NC

3

89

Joseph Swanson

Rural Hall, NC

4

22

Jason Tutterow

Advance, NC

5

81

Chuck Wall

Lexington, NC

6

8

Shane Southard

Yadkinville, NC

7

42

Phillip Wright

King, NC

8

60

Ted Mickalowski

Mocksville, NC

9

55

Tyler Burke

Winston-Salem, NC

10

76

Billy Cameron Jr

Salisbury, NC

11

61

Charlie Curry

Lexington, NC

12

31

Zack Staley

Lexington, NC

13

13

Chase Hunt

Lexington, NC

14

14

Ken Bridges

King, NC

15

1

Rob Young

Winston-Salem, NC

16

62

Kevin Hedgecock

Thomasville, NC

17

74

Jose Gonzalez

Winston-Salem, NC

18

24

A.J. Sanders

Mocksville, NC

19

1H

Daniel Yates

Lexington, NC

20

01

Jason Keaton

Mocksville, NC

21

29

Cody Arrington

Mount Airy, NC

22

70

Tyler Lalone

Thomasville, NC