Fortune Smiles on Tim Brown at Bowman Gray
 

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) It takes a combination of several factors to be competitive at Bowman Gray Stadium. You need driving talent and hard work in the garage – but you also need to have a little luck on your side.
            And the way Tim Brown of Rural Hall is performing in 2012, he must have a four-leaf clover in his pocket.
            Brown grabbed the checkered in the first race for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series on Friday, August 3, and then went on to grab a second-place finish in the second race. “What a season we’re having,” said Brown. “We’re just trying to be like a well-oiled machine.”
            On the opposite end of the spectrum, points contenders Jason Myers of Walnut Cove and Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem couldn’t catch a break on Friday. Both were involved in a pileup during the second race, hurting their points totals.
            “I hate that the guys behind me had such trouble, but I’ll take it,” said Tim Brown. “We’ve worked so hard, and we’ve had such a great year. It’s just awesome.”
            Tim Brown adds another 19 points to his lead after Friday’s race, placing him 44 points ahead of Myers. Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg stayed out of the wreckage to move up to third in the points – 14 points behind Myers.
            Friday’s victory was the eighth of the season for Tim Brown, breaking his personal record for most wins in a single year. But the #83 team is aiming for two more checkered flags in 2012.
            “In the winter time, when we’re working on the car, we set stupid, astronomical goals to try to work for,” said Tim Brown. “Naturally, championship number nine was one. But I told them I wanted to win ten races this year – and I’ve already won eight. We’ve got a great shot of winning some more, so it’s doable.”
            But the win record pales in comparison to Brown’s hopes for the championship. He currently has eight Modified titles, tying him with Ralph Brinkley for the most Modified championships in the 64-year history of Bowman Gray Stadium. If he were to win the title this season, he would shatter that record and would sit alone as a nine-time champ.
            With just two scheduled weeks of racing left in the Stadium’s season, the tension grows with each passing lap. Jason Myers, Lee Jeffreys, and Jonathan Brown hope to claim their first title, with Tim Brown giving it everything he’s got to engrave his name in the record books.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, disaster struck for Derek Stoltz of Walkertown on Saturday. A collision relegated him to a 22nd place finish, hammering him in the points. Although Jeff Garrison of Arcadia had his share of bad luck on Saturday with a 14th place finish, Garrison gains 16 points on Stoltz – reducing Stoltz’s lead to only five points.
            Points contender John Holleman of Winston-Salem finished second in the 20-lapper for the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series, but points leader Billy Gregg of Lexington finished fifth to maintain a healthy lead.
            In the Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series, A.J. Sanders of Mocksville grabbed the checkered. But Charlie Curry of Welcome finished second to maintain the points lead.
            This Saturday is your last chance to see the racing action for just one dollar – it’s Whelen One Dollar Ladies’ Night. Women are admitted for just one buck to see twin 25s for the Modifieds, plus racing for the Sportsman, Street Stock, and Stadium Stock Divisions. And the night ends with the always wild thrills of the 109 U-Pull-It Train 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

83

Tim Brown

643

49

2

4

Jason Myers

599

30

3

77

Lee Jeffreys

585

46

4

22

Jonathan Brown

583

30

5

65

Danny Bohn

564

48

6

1

Burt Myers

538

33

7

5

Randy Butner

533

34

8

25

John Smith

532

23

9

71

Dean Ward

512

41

 

50

Michael Clifton

512

22

11

66

Ronnie Clifton

435

23

12

81

Austin Pack

378

31

13

69

Junior Miller

369

0

14

40

Chris Fleming

351

0

15

21

Tommy Neal

342

34

 

 

Webb Heating and A/C Co. Sportsman Series:

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

02

Derek Stoltz

592

8

2

3

Jeff Garrison

587

24

3

81

Zack Clifton

535

50

 

18

Kenny Bost

535

10

5

19

Michael Adams

534

44

6

79

John Lain

510

26

7

72

Bryant Robertson

485

40

8

86

Taylor Branch

466

46

9

9

David Adams

452

14

10

92

Kyle Southern

451

42

11

26

Michael Tilley

407

6

12

07

Danny Cornwell

321

20

13

22

Stacey Miller

303

22

14

8

Bobby Reed

291

12

15

70

Noah Triplett

270

32

 


Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

98

Billy Gregg

680

42

2

4

John Holleman

634

48

3

1

David Sumner

626

46

4

12

Doug Wall

602

44

5

8

K.J. Stimpson

548

32

6

44

Daniel Fishel

546

40

7

55

Stephen Baker

536

30

8

66

Whitney Clifton

486

36

9

18

Tim Vaden

456

38

10

22

Brian Wall

414

0

11

9

Darren Cotner

320

0

12

21

Justin Taylor

302

24

13

16

Allen Henkel

238

0

14

25

Johnny Arnder

236

50

15

05

Spencer Martin

222

34

 

Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

61

Charlie Curry

676

48

2

24

A.J. Sanders

626

50

3

81

Chuck Wall

590

40

4

26

Derek Taylor

562

34

5

1

Rob Young

546

14

6

13

Chase Hunt

502

18

7

7

Chris Allison

484

44

8

62

Kevin Hedgecock

472

38

9

8

Shane Southard

470

46

10

60

Ted Mickalowski

466

32

11

01

Jason Keaton

452

36

 

89

Joseph Swanson

452

16

13

31

Zack Staley

436

100

14

44

Wesley Thompson

434

42

 

59

Shane Tuttle

434

96