Tim Brown Moves Closer to Ninth Title at Bowman Gray
“The Rocket” jumps to three points out of the lead.

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Tim Brown of Rural Hall claimed the checkered on Saturday, giving him a critical boost in the points battle for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series.
            “I’m really excited and really happy. To have four wins this early in the season - I’m just blessed,” said Brown. “We’re gaining in the points, winning races – I think we’ve won the most races and won the most poles already this year. So this season’s turning out to look pretty good.”
            “I hope we can just keep this momentum going and keep the car running like it is and capitalize on all these moments. We want to win that ninth championship,” said Brown, whose eight Modified titles tie him with Ralph Brinkley for the most Stadium championships. One more title will shatter the record and leave Tim Brown standing alone in the record books.
            But Brown says that concentrating on the points at this stage in the season is a mistake. “It’ still too early to start thinking about points – we’re just trying to sit on the pole and win some races,” said Brown. “It’s in the back of your mind – you don’t want to have bad nights. But our team’s just focused right now on building a good, fast race car.”
            Brown’s victory takes him from third to second in the points, only three points out of the lead. Jason Myers of Walnut Cove hangs onto    the lead with a sixth place finish, but Myers’s once stout lead has dwindled over the past few weeks.
            Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem was in a potentially disastrous points situation on Saturday after he began hearing strange sounds coming from his motor during pre-race practice. But Jonathan’s brother, Joseph Brown, stepped up and offered his ride to Jonathan.
            Although that allowed Jonathan to have a dependable machine, it was a challenge to compete in a car that he had never raced in before. But a little luck allowed him to draw up close to the front for his start, and some driving skill allowed him to stay there. Jonathan Brown ended up finishing third.
            “Before we started the race, I told the guys that I’d be happy with a top-five finish in a car I never drove,” said Jonathan. “If I would have been in that 22 car, we probably would have led every lap of it. But all in all, it wasn’t a bad points night.”
            Jonathan Brown climbs up to third in the points, with John Smith of Mount Airy moving up to fourth in the points. Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg falls from second in the points down to fifth after a flat tire sends him sliding into the guard rail.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Derek Stoltz of Walkertown takes over the points lead after finishing sixth and fourth on Saturday. Jeff Garrison of Arcadia drops out of the points lead but stays only six points out of the lead.
            Billy Gregg of Lexington maintains the points lead in the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series, with David Sumner of Trinity slowly closing the gap.
            In the Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series, Charlie Curry stays atop the points ladder.
            The Modifieds will duke it out this Saturday night in twin 25-lappers, plus there will be racing for the Sportsman, Street Stock, and Stadium Stock Divisions. And the night will end with the sliding thrills of the 109 U-Pull-It Skid Race.
            Gates open at 6:00 for practice, and the first race begins at 8:00 PM – this Saturday night. Ticket prices, directions, and more information can be found online at www.bowmangrayracing.com or by calling (336) 723-1819.

 

Points Standings

Brad's Golf Cars Modified Series

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

4

Jason Myers

343

40

2

83

Tim Brown

340

50

3

22

Jonathan Brown

334

46

4

25

John Smith

323

42

5

77

Lee Jeffreys

316

14

6

1

Burt Myers

311

44

7

50

Michael Clifton

299

18

8

5

Randy Butner

270

10

9

65

Danny Bohn

264

48

10

48

Brad Robbins

258

34

11

05

Tony Black

237

12

12

71

Dean Ward

233

38

13

66

Ronnie Clifton

229

8

14

81

Austin Pack

224

20

15

69

Junior Miller

211

16

 

 

Webb Heating and A/C Co. Sportsman Series:

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

02

Derek Stoltz

325

42

2

3

Jeff Garrison

319

33

3

79

John Lain

277

43

4

18

Kenny Bost

276

41

5

9

David Adams

272

41

6

19

Michael Adams

271

33

7

81

Zack Clifton

267

41

8

72

Bryant Robertson

264

41

9

92

Kyle Southern

248

27

10

26

Michael Tilley

226

22

11

86

Taylor Branch

224

44

12

70

Gary Ledbetter

211

0

13

07

Danny Cornwell

200

26

14

11

Wayne Hill

174

40

15

38

Mitch Gales

149

25

 


Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

98

Billy Gregg

368

42

2

1

David Sumner

362

48

3

4

John Holleman

356

44

4

12

Doug Wall

336

38

5

44

Daniel Fishel

312

34

6

55

Stephen Baker

302

46

7

66

Whitney Clifton

260

26

8

22

Brian Wall

256

40

9

8

K.J. Stimpson

236

50

10

9

Darren Cotner

220

30

11

88

Nick Brill

212

24

12

00

Donnie Martin

182

0

13

21

Justin Taylor

172

28

14

18

Tim Vaden

168

22

15

16

Allen Henkel

160

0

 

Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

61

Charlie Curry

352

44

2

24

A.J. Sanders

332

46

3

13

Chase Hunt

308

50

4

81

Chuck Wall

296

16

 

1

Rob Young

296

38

6

26

Derek Taylor

290

42

7

62

Kevin Hedgecock

288

34

8

44

Andrew Durham

276

14

9

02

Wesley Thompson

274

18

 

8

Shane Southard

274

32

11

7

Chris Allison

272

28

12

69

Drew Moffitt

264

36

13

60

Ted Mickalowski

258

26

14

22

Jason Tutterow

250

40

15

01

Jason Keaton

242

48