Brown and Clifton Grab Wins at Bowman Gray
 

Tim Brown (83) defending the lead from Lee Jeffreys (77). photo by Eric Hylton Photography

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Tim Brown of Rural Hall is hoping that his victory at Bowman Gray Stadium on Saturday has finally shaken the monkey off of his back.
            Brown grabbed the checkered flag in the first race of the season for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series – but then he went into a long winless streak. Add to that the frustration of breaking his ankle while doing yard work two weeks ago, and Brown was eager to get things turned around.
            The No. 83 car of Brown had been the fastest qualifier three times this season, but he still turned up winless. On Saturday, Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg turned the fastest lap instead, relegating Brown to starting on the outside front row.
            Both drivers knew the race might very well be decided in the fight for the lead on the first lap. Jeffreys lost a little traction as his tires spun, allowing Brown to dart past him on the outside to take over the top spot.
            “We took off pretty even I think,” said Brown. “I don’t know if he spun the tires a little bit or what, but I was able to pull him up off of turn two and get my second win of the year.”

Tim Brown celebrating in Winner’s Circle. photo by Eric Hylton Photography
             “We raced clean and I got beat,” said Jeffreys. “I didn’t have the best car. I had a good car for qualifying, but the race was just a tick off. So we’ll go home and work on it and see if we can’t get better for next week.”
            After the initial start, Brown had relatively smooth sailing at the head of the pack – until things started to get heated up during the final laps as he and Jeffreys approached lapped traffic.
           “Those cats are racing too, and I saw them racing side by side,” said Brown about the slower traffic. “I’m not about to go to the outside because they were side by side. So I decided that I’ll protect the bottom - and if Lee gives me a shot or goes to the outside, it wasn’t meant to be,” said Brown. “I just decided to be patient there and it worked out.”
            Jeffreys finished right behind Brown in second, with Burt Myers of Walnut Cove finishing in third.
            The O’Reilly Auto Parts “Madhouse Scramble” sent Joseph “Bobo” Brown of Winston-Salem to the lead for the start of the second Modified 25-lapper, with Michael Clifton of Walkertown starting beside him on the outside.
            They fought side by side for the lead during the initial lap until a caution flag set Joseph Brown at the head with Clifton on his bumper. Brown led the way for several laps but began to experience car issues.
            With smoke and fluid coming out of his car, Joseph Brown received the black flag. In protest, he continued to race – causing him to no longer be scored and handing the lead over to Clifton. The No. 50 of Clifton sailed forward to take the checkered.
            “I’m not mad at Michael Clifton. He ran me clean,” said Joseph Brown. “I’m mad at the race track. I got robbed once again.”
Michael Clifton with family in Winner’s Circle. photo by Eric Hylton Photography
            “It was hitting the windshield of my car,” said Clifton about the fluid. “With the lights hitting the windshield with the grease on it, it made a glare.”
            “He wasn’t making it too awful slick but it was getting slicker every lap. You could see the glaze on the track where he was spraying it out in the corners,” said Clifton, who didn’t enjoy winning by having Brown black-flagged – but he said he’ll still take it. “I’ve lost some that way. It always comes around and I guess it was my time.”
            Randy Butner of Pfafftown finished on Clifton’s bumper in second. Chris Fleming of Mount Airy took third.
In the Classic Muscle Sportsman Series, Michael Adams of Yadkinville held off Zack Clifton of Walkertown to grab the checkered flag in the first 20-lapper. Taylor Branch of Lewisville brought home the win in the second race.
            Billy Gregg of Lexington took the victory in the 20-lapper for the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series. In the Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series, Junior Smith of Lexington and Jason Keaton of Mocksville each won a 15-lapper.

 

Race Results

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series
1st Modified race: 25 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

83

Tim Brown

Rural Hall, NC

2

77

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

3

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

4

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

5

53

Danny Bohn

Huntersville, NC

6

25

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

7

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

8

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

9

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

10

75

Robert Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

11

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

12

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

13

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

14

2

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

15

64

Steven Truell

Winston-Salem, NC

16

05

Tony Black

Lexington, NC

17

07

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

18

3

Danny Propst

Monroe, NC

19

16

William Smith

Mount Airy, NC

20

97

Bryan Dauzat

Winston-Salem, NC

21

9

Bobby Sheffield

Mooresville, NC

2nd Modified race: 25 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

2

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

3

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

4

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

5

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

6

25

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

7

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

8

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

9

83

Tim Brown

Rural Hall, NC

10

77

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

11

9

Bobby Sheffield

Mooresville, NC

12

05

Tony Black

Lexington, NC

13

53

Danny Bohn

Huntersville, NC

14

07

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

15

64

Steven Truell

Winston-Salem, NC

16

97

Bryan Dauzat

Winston-Salem, NC

17

16

William Smith

Mount Airy, NC

18

2

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

19

3

Danny Propst

Monroe, NC

20

75

Robert Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

21

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

 

Classic Muscle Sportsman Series
1st Sportsman race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

2

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

3

76

Mack Little

Kernersville, NC

4

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

5

3

Jeff Garrison

Arcadia, NC

6

55

Zack Ore

Winston-Salem, NC

7

21

Mike Robertson

Lexington, NC

8

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

9

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

10

03

Kenny Mitchell

Winston-Salem, NC

11

13

Luke Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

12

83

Bubba Gale

Mocksville, NC

13

09

David Adams

Yadkinville, NC

14

32

Zack Staley

Lexington, NC

15

22

Stacey Miller

Kernersville, NC

16

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

17

20

Jacob Creed

Ararat, NC

18

07

Danny Cornwell

Clemmons, NC

19

11

Wayne Hill

Winston-Salem, NC

20

26

Michael Tilley

Winston-Salem, NC

21

01

Jimmy Absher

Rural Hall, NC

22

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

23

70

Noah Triplett

Tyro, NC

24

28

Todd Tilley

Winston-Salem, NC

2nd Sportsman race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

2

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

3

55

Zack Ore

Winston-Salem, NC

4

21

Mike Robertson

Lexington, NC

5

38

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

6

3

Jeff Garrison

Arcadia, NC

7

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

8

76

Mack Little

Kernersville, NC

9

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

10

09

David Adams

Yadkinville, NC

11

83

Bubba Gale

Mocksville, NC

12

70

Noah Triplett

Tyro, NC

13

03

Kenny Mitchell

Winston-Salem, NC

14

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

15

20

Jacob Creed

Ararat, NC

16

07

Danny Cornwell

Clemmons, NC

17

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

18

01

Jimmy Absher

Rural Hall, NC

19

22

Stacey Miller

Kernersville, NC

20

32

Zack Staley

Lexington, NC

 

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series
Street Stock race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

98

Billy Gregg

Lexington, NC

2

4

John Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

3

9

Tommy Zochany

Yadkinville

4

12

Doug Wall

Pfafftown, NC

5

99

John McNeal

Winston-Salem, NC

6

8

Kenneth Stimpson, Sr.

Lewisville, NC

7

66

Whitney Clifton

Walkertown, NC

8

50

Austin Edwards

Winston-Salem, NC

9

21

Justin Taylor

King, NC

10

22

David Creed

Ararat, NC

11

5

Donnie Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

12

14

Aaron Hylton

Kernersville, NC

13

40

Taylor Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

14

23

Kris Hoots

Mocksville, NC

15

61

Richard Hoots

Mocksville, NC

16

11

Clifton Richardson

Mocksville, NC

17

54

Dakota Ratcliff

Cornelius, NC

18

88

Evan Ingleston

Pfafftown, NC

19

00

Chris Smith

Walkertown, NC

20

92

Casie Doub

Germanton, NC

21

36

William Chilton

Eden, NC

22

30

Blake Shupe

Mount Airy, NC

Summer Shootout Stadium Stock Series
Stadium Stock “A” race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

01

Jason Keaton

Mocksville, NC

2

8

Shane Southard

Yadkinville, NC

3

11

A.J. Quakenbush

Winston-Salem, NC

4

89

Joseph Swanson

Rural Hall, NC

5

13

Chase Hunt

Lexington, NC

6

24

Michael Wells

Walkertown, NC

7

60

Ted Mickalowski

Mocksville, NC

8

81

Chuck Wall

Lexington, NC

9

4

Andrew Sanders

Mocksville, NC

10

55

Tyler Burke

Winston-Salem, NC

11

69

Billy Cameron Jr

Salisbury, NC

12

59

Shane Tuttle

Winston-Salem, NC

13

29

Cody Arrington

Mount Airy, NC

14

14

Ken Bridges

King, NC

15

86

Tyler Ziglar

Kernersville, NC

16

91

Coty Crews

Greensboro, NC

17

40

Daniel Yates

Lexington, NC

18

7

Chris Allison

Mocksville, NC

19

26

Derek Taylor

Yadkinville, NC

Stadium Stock “B: race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

48

Junior Smith

Lexington, NC

2

44

Stephen Sanders

Mocksville, NC

3

17

Andy Southern

Winston-Salem, NC

4

18

Randy Lineberry

Lexington, NC

5

98

T.J. Cox

Winston-Salem, NC

6

62

Kevin Hedgecock

Thomasville, NC

7

93

Robert Collins

Winston-Salem, NC

8

58

David Beauchamp

East Bend, NC

9

20

Ronald Moser

Yadkinville, NC

10

3

Chad Hopkins

Winston-Salem, NC

11

00

Trey Phelps

Winston-Salem, NC

12

70

Tyler Lalone

Thomasville, NC

13

5

Bobby Yountz

Clemmons, NC

14

49

P-Nut Vernon

Lexington, NC

15

0

Carlos Clifton

Winston-Salem, NC

16

51

Sam Whitman

Winston-Salem, NC

17

43

Tony Meadows

Winston-Salem, NC

18

6

Dale Patterson

Winston-Salem, NC