Dream Scenario for Smith at Bowman Gray
 

John Smith celebrating his victory in Winner’s Circle with sponsors and crew. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) “You couldn’t write a script better than this,” said John Smith of Mount Airy about his Friday night performance in the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series at Bowman Gray Stadium.
            Smith, who is sponsored by G-OIL, drew the pole for the G-OIL 100 and led every lap to claim the checkered – winning an additional $1,000 bonus from G-OIL. “We’re going to have to enjoy this one. This doesn’t happen very often,” said Smith.
            Danny Bohn of Huntersville drew the outside front row for his starting spot and gave Smith several strong challenges for the top spot. In addition to the initial start, Bohn took to the outside for each of the four caution restarts. “They aren’t going to give you the bottom so you just give it all you can on the outside,” said Bohn.
            The restarts provided an interesting dynamic as Smith performed better during the long runs while Bohn was stronger immediately during the restarts.
            “You’re always worried about the restarts,” said Smith. “He was doing what he could to rattle me up. Once he got me sideways - but I knew once I settled in and settled down I could get away from him.”
            “I wish I could’ve gotten him, but there’s plenty more racing this year,” said Bohn. “There were probably a couple of things I could’ve done to make the car a little better. It was really good early - and in these long races if you’re real good early in the race, you’ll tend to loosen up towards the end of the race. We were real fast until about halfway, and then I just couldn’t get up off the corner like I wanted to.”
            Michael Clifton of Walkertown finished in third, with Jason Myers of Walnut Cove climbing up from a 19th place start to finish fourth.

John Smith (25) and Danny Bohn (53 – outside row) fight for the lead during a double-file restart in the G-OIL 100. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

            In the Classic Muscle Sportsman Series, Noah Triplett of Tyro grabbed the checkered in the first 20-lapper – it was his third win in a row. Zack Clifton of Walkertown brought home the win in the second race.
            Billy Gregg of Lexington won a wild 20-lapper for the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series after nudging John Holleman of Winston-Salem out of the way to grab the lead.
            And in the Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series, Chuck Wall of Lexington and Tyler Burke of Winston-Salem each won a 15-lap race.
            The racing action continues Saturday night with the NASCAR Hall of Fame 150 for the K&N Pro Series East. Plus the Modifieds will race in another white-knuckled 100-lapper.
            Gates open at 6:00 for practice and the first race is at 8:00 – on both Friday and Saturday nights. Ticket prices, directions, and more information can be found online at www.bowmangrayracing.com or by calling (336) 723-1819.

           

Race Results

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series
G-OIL 100: 100 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

25

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

2

53

Danny Bohn

Huntersville, NC

3

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

4

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

5

83

Tim Brown

Rural Hall, NC

6

77

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

7

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

8

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

9

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

10

22

Jonathan Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

11

75

Robert Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

12

05

Tony Black

Lexington, NC

13

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

14

3

Danny Propst

Monroe, NC

15

64

Steven Truell

Winston-Salem, NC

16

27

Zach Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

17

07

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

18

80

Jeff Fultz

Mooresville, NC

19

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

20

2

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

21

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

22

9

Bobby Sheffield

Mooresville, NC

23

81

Austin Pack

Walkertown, NC

 

Classic Muscle Sportsman Series:
1st Sportsman race: 20 laps


FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

70

Noah Triplett

Tyro, NC

2

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

3

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

4

3

Jeff Garrison

Arcadia, NC

5

76

Mack Little

Mocksville, NC

6

26

Michael Tilley

Winston-Salem, NC

7

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

8

21

Ryan Robertson

Winston-Salem, NC

9

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

10

09

David Adams

Yadkinville, NC

11

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

12

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

13

83

Bubba Gale

Mocksville, NC

14

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

15

18

Kenny Bost

Lexington, NC

16

55

Zack Ore

Winston-Salem, NC

17

22

Stacey Miller

Kernersville, NC

18

92

Kyle Southern

King, NC

19

03

Kenny Mitchell

Winston-Salem, NC

20

28

Todd Tilley

Winston-Salem, NC

21

11

Wayne Hill

Winston-Salem, NC

22

20

Jacob Creed

Ararat, NC

23

32

Zack Staley

Lexington, NC

24

16

Kirk Sheets

Winston-Salem, NC

25

01

Jimmy Absher

Rural Hall, NC

2nd Sportsman race: 20 laps


FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

2

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

3

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

4

21

Ryan Robertson

Winston-Salem, NC

5

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

6

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

7

76

Mack Little

Mocksville, NC

8

3

Jeff Garrison

Arcadia, NC

9

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

10

09

David Adams

Yadkinville, NC

11

32

Zack Staley

Lexington, NC

12

18

Kenny Bost

Lexington, NC

13

83

Bubba Gale

Mocksville, NC

14

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

15

55

Zack Ore

Winston-Salem, NC

16

03

Kenny Mitchell

Winston-Salem, NC

17

70

Noah Triplett

Tyro, NC

18

22

Stacey Miller

Kernersville, NC

19

26

Michael Tilley

Winston-Salem, NC

20

28

Todd Tilley

Winston-Salem, NC

21

92

Kyle Southern

King, NC

22

01

Jimmy Absher

Rural Hall, NC

 

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series
Street Stock race: 13 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

98

Billy Gregg

Lexington, NC

2

99

John McNeal

Winston-Salem, NC

3

12

Doug Wall

Pfafftown, NC

4

54

Dakota Ratcliff

Cornelius, NC

5

23

Kris Hoots

Mocksville, NC

6

14

Aaron Hylton

Kernersville, NC

7

11

Clifton Richardson

Mocksville, NC

8

30

Blake Shupe

Mount Airy, NC

9

88

Evan Ingleston

Pfafftown, NC

10

61

Richard Hoots

Mocksville, NC

11

92

Casie Doub

Germanton, NC

12

50

Austin Edwards

Winston-Salem, NC

13

66

Whitney Clifton

Walkertown, NC

14

4

John Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

15

20

Derrick Rice

Kernersville, NC

16

77

Trevor Collins

Seaford, DE

17

8

K.J. Stimpson

Lewisville, NC

18

21

Justin Taylor

King, NC

19

40

Taylor Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

 

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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

81

Chuck Wall

Lexington, NC

2

24

A.J. Sanders

Mocksville, NC

3

01

Jason Keaton

Mocksville, NC

4

26

Derek Taylor

Yadkinville, NC

5

22

Jason Tutterow

Advance, NC

6

11

A.J. Quackenbush

Winston-Salem, NC

7

76

Billy Cameron Jr

Salisbury, NC

8

86

Tyler Ziglar

Kernersville, NC

9

91

Coty Crews

Greensboro, NC

10

00

Trey Phelps

Winston-Salem, NC

11

71

Robert Mabe

Winston-Salem, NC

12

98

T.J. Cox

Winston-Salem, NC

13

6

Dale Patterson

Winston-Salem, NC

14

59

Shane Tuttle

Winston-Salem, NC

15

44

Buddy East

Winston-Salem, NC

2nd Stadium Stock race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

55

Tyler Burke

Winston-Salem, NC

2

48

Junior Smith

Lexington, NC

3

4

Andrew Sanders

Mocksville, NC

4

13

Chase Hunt

Lexington, NC

5

40

Daniel Yates

Lexington, NC

6

60

Ted Mickalowski

Mocksville, NC

7

89

Joseph Swanson

Rural Hall, NC

8

29

Cody Arrington

Mount Airy, NC

9

7

Chris Allison

Mocksville, NC

10

79

James Allison

Mocksville, NC

11

8

Shane Southard

Yadkinville, NC

12

20

Ronald Moser

Yadkinville, NC

13

54

Jeremy Smith

Rural Hall, NC

14

14

Ken Bridges

King, NC

15

70

Tyler Lalone

Thomasville, NC

16

49

P-Nut Vernon

Lexington, NC