Brown Battles Myers for 200-Lapper Win at Bowman Gray
 

Tim Brown celebrating in Winner’s Circle after winning the Hayes Jewelers 200. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Tim Brown grabbed his 67th victory Saturday night at Bowman Gray Stadium – moving one step closer to his goal of breaking the record for most career Modified wins at the legendary Madhouse.
            Brown, a resident of Rural Hall, started on the outside front row with Jason Myers of Walnut Cove starting on the pole. As the two headed into turn one on the first lap, Brown won the drag race and grabbed the lead. He never looked back, hanging on to take the checkered in the Hayes Jewelers 200 for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series. “We just had a good car tonight. It was on a rail,” said Brown.
            After starting on the pole, Jason Myers had mixed feelings about his second place finish: disappointed with not taking the checkered but pleased with second considering the circumstances. “The car was brand new. The first time it was even rolled out of the garage was yesterday. We had some bugs to work out - we worked on it all day,” said Myers. “We’ll take second in a brand new car. We know where to go for next time.”
            As always at the Stadium, the initial dash into turn one set the stage for the rest of the 200-lapper. “He won the rest from the very first start,” said Myers about Brown. “He had me pinned down off of two. I just couldn’t get any grip up off the corner.”
            With overcast skies, the occasional raindrop was falling on the quarter mile – not enough to stop the racing, but enough to slightly affect the track conditions. “The track was slick because of rain and some speedy-dry - and it was basically on the inside,” said Brown about the initial start. “We both spun our tires, but I had a little more grip than he did.”

Tim Brown (83) and Jason Myers (4 – outside row) battling for the lead during one of many double-file restarts. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

            The caution flag waved 13 times, giving Myers plenty of chances to take to the outside and challenge Brown for the lead. “On restarts, the car was just too loose,” said Myers. “I couldn’t get enough run to beat Tim. It didn’t help that he ran into my nerf bar every time down there in the middle of one and two.”
            “It was nothing intentional,” said Brown. “With a little rain earlier, it was just super slick - and I actually got into Jason a couple times as we were going into the corner.”
            At one point, Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem made an aggressive move from fourth place, pushing Myers high on the track and allowing Danny Bohn of Huntersville a chance to take over second. Bohn challenged Brown unsuccessfully, relinquishing his position back to Myers later in the race.
            The #83 held on for the entire caution-filled endurance contest, grabbing the checkered. Myers came in second. Bohn finished third with John Smith of Mount Airy finishing in fourth.

Jason Myers (4) pressures Danny Bohn (65), while Jonathan Brown (22 – outside row) tries to hold onto his position. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

            In the Classic Muscle Sportsman Series, Derek Stoltz of Walkertown powered forward to grab the win, fending off Taylor Branch of Lewisville – who finished second. Barry Edwards of Pinnacle followed in third.
            The checkered flag waved just in time for Justin Taylor of King. As Taylor battled with K.J. Stimpson of Lewisville for the lead, the two collided. Taylor’s car was limping away with a flat tire when the time limit for the race expired and he was declared the winner in the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series.
            In the Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series, Derek Taylor of Yadkinville brought home the checkered for the first 15-lapper. The second race was postponed until next week due to curfew.

 

Race Results

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series
Hayes Jewelers 200

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

83

Tim Brown

Rural Hall, NC

2

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

3

65

Danny Bohn

Huntersville, NC

4

25

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

5

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

6

28

Zach Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

7

05

Tony Black

Lexington, NC

8

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

9

20

Brian Loftin

Lexington, NC

10

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

11

04

Kevin Powell

Winston-Salem, NC

12

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

13

48

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

14

22

Jonathan Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

15

3

Danny Propst

Monroe, NC

16

80

Mike Speeney

Newton, PA

17

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

18

2

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

19

07

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

20

75

Robert Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

21

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

22

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

23

64

Steven Truell

Winston-Salem, NC

24

77

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

25

01

Brian Weber

Coram, NY

26

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

27

53

Andy Seuss

Hampstead, NH

28

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Classic Muscle Sportsman Series:
Sportsman race - 40 laps


FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

2

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

3

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

4

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

5

18

Kenny Bost

Lexington, NC

6

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

7

83

Cale Gale

Mobile, AL

8

3

Jeff Garrison

Arcadia, NC

9

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

10

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

11

28

Todd Tilley

Winston-Salem, NC

12

16

Joey Long

Winston-Salem, NC

13

11

Wayne Hill

Winston-Salem, NC

14

22

Stacey Miller

Kernersville, NC

15

92

Kyle Southern

King, NC

16

00

Corey Skidmore

Winston-Salem, NC

17

9

David Adams

Yadkinville, NC

18

03

Kenny Mitchell

Winston-Salem, NC

19

13

Jordan Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

20

70

Noah Triplett

Tyro, NC

21

20

Jacob Creed

Ararat, NC

22

7

Ronnie Barron

Lexington, NC

23

26

Michael Tilley

Winston-Salem, NC

24

32

Zack Staley

Lexington, NC

 

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series
Street Stock race – 16 laps of 20 completed (race ended early due to time limit)

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

21

Justin Taylor

King, NC

2

54

Dakota Ratcliff

Cornelius, NC

3

22

David Creed

Ararat, NC

4

23

Kris Hoots

Mocksville, NC

5

14

Aaron Hylton

Kernersville, NC

6

77

Trevor Collins

Seaford, DE

7

61

Richard Hoots

Mocksville, NC

8

98

Billy Gregg

Lexington, NC

9

92

Casie Doub

Germanton, NC

10

66

Whitney Clifton

Walkertown, NC

11

88

Evan Ingleston

Pfafftown, NC

12

30

Blake Shupe

Mount Airy, NC

13

20

Derrick Rice

Kernersville, NC

14

02

Bobby Whiteman

Providence, NC

15

8

K.J. Stimpson

Lewisville, NC

16

40

Taylor Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

17

12

Doug Wall

Pfafftown, NC

18

50

Austin Edwards

Winston-Salem, NC

19

17

Brian Doty

Winston-Salem, NC

20

99

John McNeal

Winston-Salem, NC

21

4

John Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

22

11

Clofton Richardson

Mocksville, NC

23

5

Donnie Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series
1st Stadium Stock race – 15 laps completed

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

26

Derek Taylor

Yadkinville, NC

2

01

Jason Keaton

Mocksville, NC

3

55

Tyler Burke

Winston-Salem, NC

4

81

Chuck Wall

Lexington, NC

5

22

Jason Tutterow

Advance, NC

6

8

Shane Southard

Yadkinville, NC

7

62

Kevin Hedgecock

Thomasville, NC

8

95

Billy Cameron Jr

Salisbury, NC

9

54

Jeremy Smith

Rural Hall, NC

10

86

Tyler Ziglar

Kernersville, NC

11

00

Trey Phelps

Winston-Salem, NC

12

93

Robert Collins

Winston-Salem, NC

13

14

Ken Bridges

King, NC

14

74

Jose Gonzalez

Winston-Salem, NC

15

10

Jacob Griffon

Tobaccoville, NC

16

64

Ricky Wall

East Bend, NC

17

31

Junior Smith

Lexington, NC

 

2nd Stadium Stock race – postponed until next week due to curfew