Brown Recovers; Jason Myers Continues Strong Season at Bowman Gray
 

Dean Ward (71) ramming the rear bumper of race leader Tim Brown (83) in the first Modified race. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Most drivers would be ecstatic with two victories and three poles in the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series. But Tim Brown of Rural Hall had set the bar much higher for himself.
            “I won eight races last year,” said Tim Brown. “So this isn’t the year I expected to have coming off of last year.”
            But things turned around for Brown on Friday night at the Stadium as a good draw and a good car propelled him to this third victory of the 2013 season.
            Brown turned the sixth fastest qualifying lap, but drew the outside pole when the top six redrew for starting position. Smooth driving veteran Randy Butner of Pfafftown drew the pole.
            As the green flag fell, Brown powered ahead on the outside to get past Butner and claim the lead. But Brown soon felt the pressure of the outside row challenges from fastest qualifier Dean Ward of Winston-Salem and points leader Burt Myers of Walnut Cove.
            “The track was great tonight – it had good grip on the bottom and the top.
I was able to take the lead from the initial start from Randy on the outside, but I could feel that there was plenty of grip on the bottom for the restarts when I was on the pole,” said Brown.
            But the inside groove worked for Brown. He grabbed the checkered, taking his third win of the season. “It’s about time we get back to Victory Lane – as hard as we work. It’s been a long time coming,” said Brown.

Tim Brown celebrating in Winner’s Circle after winning the first Modified race. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

            The O’Reilly Auto Parts “Madhouse Scramble” sent Tommy Neal of Walkertown to the pole for the start of the second race, with Jason Myers of Walnut Cove starting on the outside-front row. The two battled cleanly side-by-side for nearly three laps before Myers finally edged by Neal to secure the lead.
            “When you’re out there for two or three laps, you’re already committed,” said Jason Myers. “And the cars behind you have already closed the gap up, and you’re not fast enough because you’re side by side. You’ll either beat him or fall back to fourth. At that point we just had to hope he made a mistake or spun the tires or turned sideways or something - and it just worked out.”
            But getting past Neal was just the beginning of Myers’s challenges. During each of four double-file restarts, Danny Bohn of Huntersville pulled up beside him – and Bohn was hammering the rear of Myers every chance he had as well.
            “These cars have bumpers on them for a reason – you’ve got to use them,” said Myers. “Danny did what he had to do to try to get by me.”
            Myers held off the #53 car of Bohn to take the checkered for the second 50-lapper of the night, his fourth victory of the 2013 season. “We’ve just had an awesome car all year. You really get to show how fast you are when you get out front and the other faster cars behind you are running with you.”
Jason Myers and family smiling in Winner’s Circle after taking the checkered in the second Modified race. photo by Eric Hylton Photography
            Dale Patterson of Winston-Salem won the 15-lapper for the Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series, with Stephen Sanders of Winston-Salem and Kevin Hedgecock of Thomasville finishing in second and third.
            In the Legends Masters Division, Rodney Tharp of Thomasville grabbed the checkered, with Jordan Black of Winter Springs, FL winning in the Legends Pro Division. The Legends Young Lions victory belonged to Stevie Johns of Mooresville, and Jay Coen of Dacula, GA won the Legends Semi Pro race.
            Carson Werber of Iron Station brought home the trophy in the Bandoleros Bandits class, and John Holleman of Winston-Salem showed off his Stadium experience by winning the Bandoleros Outlaws race. Former Stadium champ Johnny Johnson of Tobaccoville won the East Coast Flathead Ford race.

 

 

 

Race Results

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series
1st Modified Race: 50 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

83

Tim Brown

Rural Hall, NC

2

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

3

25

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

4

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

5

53

Danny Bohn

Huntersville, NC

6

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

7

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

8

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

9

22

Jonathan Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

10

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

11

17

Joe Osborne

Kannapolis,NC

12

05

Tony Black

Lexington, NC

13

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

14

75

Robert Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

15

64

Steven Truell

Winston-Salem, NC

16

16

William Smith

Mount Airy, NC

17

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

18

77

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

19

48

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

20

80

Cody Ware

Greensboro, NC

21

2

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

22

07

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

23

27

Andy Seuss

Hampstead, NH

24

51

Thomas Ferrando

Rians, France

 

2nd Modified Race: 50 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

2

25

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

3

53

Danny Bohn

Huntersville, NC

4

83

Tim Brown

Rural Hall, NC

5

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

6

22

Jonathan Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

7

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

8

75

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

9

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

10

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

11

27

Andy Seuss

Hampstead, NH

12

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

13

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

14

51

Thomas Ferrando

Rians, France

15

64

Steven Truell

Winston-Salem, NC

16

17

Joe Osborne

Kannapolis,NC

17

48

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

18

16

William Smith

Mount Airy, NC

19

2

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

20

05

Tony Black

Lexington, NC

 

Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series
Stadium Stock Race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

6

Dale Patterson

Winston-Salem, NC

2

44

Stephen Sanders

Winston-Salem, NC

3

62

Kevin Hedgecock

Thomasville, NC

4

76

Junior Smith

Lexington, NC

5

02

Wesley Thompson

Mocksville, NC

6

5

Bobby Yountz

Clemmons, NC

7

95

John Crotts, Jr.

Winston-Salem, NC

8

86

Tyler Ziglar

Kernersville, NC

9

54

Jeremy Smith

Rural Hall, NC

10

17

Andy Southern

Winston-Salem, NC

11

20

Ronald Moser

Yadkinville, NC

12

70

Tyler Lalone

Thomasville, NC

13

91

Coty Crews

Greensboro, NC

14

78

Robert Mabe

Winston-Salem, NC

15

4

Ryan Robinson

Advance, NC

16

1

Johnathon Hicks

Winston-Salem, NC

17

64

Ricky Wall

East Bend, NC

18

24

Ulysse Delsaux

Saint Germain, France

19

50

Jimmy Walker

Winston-Salem, NC

20

43

Tony Meadows

Winston-Salem, NC

21

00

Trey Phelps

Winston-Salem, NC

22

93

Robert Collins

Winston-Salem, NC

23

74

Jose Gonzalez

Winston-Salem, NC

24

51

Sam Whitman

Winston-Salem, NC


Legends (Masters) – 20 Laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

94

Rodney Tharp

Thomasville, NC

2

1

Jon Craig

Davidson, NC

3

4

Jason Austin

High Point, NC

Legends (Pro) – 20 Laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

14

Jordan Black

Winter Springs, FL

2

7

Dakota Baggette

Lakeland, FL

3

13

Joe Ryan Osborne

Kannapolis, NC

Legends (Young Lions) – 20 Laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

91

Stevie Johns

Mooresville, NC

2

00

Carson Ferguson

Charlotte, NC

3

22

Michael Womack

San Diego, CA

Legends  (Semi-Pro) – 20 Laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

67

Jay Coen

Dacula, GA

2

29

Sheldon Crouse

Groveland, CA

3

9

Jake Burkhalter

Midland, NC

Bandoleros  (Bandits) – 15 Laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

01

Cason Werner

Iron Station, NC

2

11

Dawson (DK) Cram

Mooresville, NC

3

29

D.J. Canipe

Fallston, NC

Bandoleros  (Outlaws) – 15 Laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

4

John Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

2

03

Dylan Smith

Concord, NC

3

13

Alton Clark

Newnan, GA