Penalites Announced for Brown, Myers; Bohn Awarded Win at Bowman Gray
(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) NASCAR Officials have reviewed the actions from Saturday night’s racing at Bowman Gray Stadium and have announced penalties and also some alterations to the finishing order for the 25-lap Modified race.
After a thorough review and consultation among many officials, NASCAR Officials at the Stadium have determined that Lee Jeffreys of Winston-Salem was indeed involved in the collision with Burt Myers of Walnut Cove and Tim Brown of Tobaccoville.
Jeffreys was at first said to have only slowed to avoid the wreckage instead of being caught in it, so he was placed back in the race lead and received the win when the race never returned to green flag racing due to rain. Danny Bohn of Huntersville is now declared the race leader at the time and is awarded the victory.
Officials have also announced penalties for Burt Myers and Tim Brown for their on-track aggression during the caution. Both drivers are moved to the rear of the field for the finish order in last Saturday’s 25-lap race. For the remainder of the season, both drivers have been placed on probation concerning any action taken towards each other. Additionally, both competitors have been docked 100 points in the championship points standings for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series.
“Both the decision regarding Lee Jeffreys as well as Burt Myers and Tim Brown are not decisions we take lightly. We talked with many other NASCAR Officials,” said John Horton, NASCAR’s chief steward at Bowman Gray Stadium. “We believe that these penalties will send a message that this is something we can not tolerate.”