Brown and Myers Grab Wins at Bowman Gray
 

Tim Brown stands in Winner’s Circle after his Modified victory. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Tim Brown won last year’s championship at Bowman Gray Stadium. He’s taken every pole so far in 2016. But it had been almost a year since the 10-time champ had celebrated in Winner’s Circle.
            Brown broke that streak on Saturday, taking the victory in the first 25-lapper for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series.
            One of the strengths of Tim Brown’s team has been their 2016 qualifying performance, and Brown was able to continue his dominance in time trials. He started on the pole after turning the fastest lap.
            But at the Stadium, a car that qualifies well doesn’t necessarily perform well in race conditions – and Brown had to work to keep his machine ahead of Burt Myers of Walnut Cove. Myers delivered some stout shots to the bumper of Brown but was unable to shake him.
            “I’ll be honest: the car was fast, but it didn’t drive well,” said Brown. “It was getting into the turn - and if Burt would’ve hit me just a little bit harder, he would’ve passed me.”
            Myers finished right on his bumper in second, with Brandon Ward of Winston-Salem taking third.

Jason Myers smiles with family as he receives his victory trophy. photo by Eric Hylton Photography
            The “Madhouse Scramble” draw put Jason Myers of Walnut Cove on the pole for the start of the second race. The younger of the Myers brothers dominated Victory Lane last season, and a little luck from the draw helped him get in position to take the win on Saturday.
            “I rubbed my wife’s stomach last year when she was pregnant,” said Myers, who continued his good luck ritual now that his son has been born. “Before I left the house tonight, I rubbed his head.”
            Last season, Jason Myers had the fastest lap of the season and 10 poles – more than any other competitor in 2015. However, Myers’s qualifying has suffered this season. He started 11th in the first race and climbed up to eighth. Starting on the pole for the second race, he led every lap to take the checkered.
            “After qualifying 11th in a 25-lapper, I tell you it’s pretty awesome to come out with a win tonight,” said Myers. “It’s tough, because our car is really good in practice. It’s just that qualifying is a little off.”
            John Smith of Mount Airy was able to apply some pressure to Myers, but Smith had to settle for a second place finish. Dean Ward of Winston-Salem finished third.             The Yates Grading and Paving Sportsman Series had a huge event for them on Saturday – the Whelen Sportsman 100.

After grabbing the win in the Sportsman 100, Tommy Neal celebrates in Winner’s Circle. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

            Michael Adams of Yadkinville was the fastest qualifier, but second-fastest Tommy Neal of Walkertown drew the pole after the top six qualifiers drew for position. Neal had to fight on the initial start plus six double-file restarts, battling off outside-row challenges from Michael Adams, Taylor Branch of Lewisville, John Holleman of Winston-Salem, Noah Triplett of Lexington, and Michael Tilley of Winston-Salem.
            Neal held strong to take the checkered. But behind him raged a wild battle between Zack Clifton of Walkertown, John Holleman, and Michael Adams. Aggressive racing left some cars damaged and some tempers triggered, but Neal was able to steer clear of it all.
            Noah Triplett avoided the carnage to take second, with Ryan Robertson of Winston-Salem coming in third.
            The Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series competed in the Whelen Street Stock 50, their longest race of the season. Taylor Robbins of Winston-Salem came back fresh off the heels of winning in the previous event to drive the fastest qualifying lap for the Street Stock cars. A redraw put Spencer Martin of Winston-Salem on the pole.
            Martin crossed the finish line first but was disqualified after failing post-race technical inspection. Blake Shupe of Mount Airy was declared the victor.
            In the McDowell Heating & Air Stadium Stock Series, Randy McElveen of Winston-Salem and Wesley Thompson of Advance 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

Tobaccoville, NC

2

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

3

04

Brandon Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

4

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

5

77

Lee Jeffreys

Winston-Salem, NC

6

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

7

53

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

8

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

9

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

10

2

Joseph Brown

Lewisville, NC

11

79

David Calabrese

Toms River, NJ

12

22

Jonathan Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

13

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

14

27

Joe Ryan Osborne

Kannapolis,NC

15

76

Scott Gordon

Lewisville, NC

16

87

Mike Speeney

King, NC

17

18

Daniel Yates

Lexington, NC

18

16

William Smith

Mount Airy, NC

19

40

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

20

01

Jimmy Wallace

Winston-Salem, NC

2nd Modified Race: 25 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

2

53

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

3

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

4

77

Lee Jeffreys

Winston-Salem, NC

5

83

Tim Brown

Tobaccoville, NC

6

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

7

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

8

2

Joseph Brown

Lewisville, NC

9

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

10

79

David Calabrese

Toms River, NJ

11

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

12

76

Scott Gordon

Lewisville, NC

13

87

Brandon Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

14

40

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

15

18

Daniel Yates

Lexington, NC

16

27

Joe Ryan Osborne

Kannapolis,NC

17

22

Jonathan Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

18

16

William Smith

Mount Airy, NC

19

01

Jimmy Wallace

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Yates Grading & Paving Sportsman Series
Whelen Sportsman 100: 100 laps completed

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

21

Tommy Neal

Rural Hall, NC

2

70

Noah Triplett

Lexington, NC

3

31

Ryan Robertson

Winston-Salem, NC

4

26

Michael Tilley

Winston-Salem, NC

5

40

Jordan Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

6

7

Dylan Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

7

81

Zack Clifton

Belews Creek, NC

8

4

John Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

9

3

Jeff Garrison

Clemmons, NC

10

0

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

11

22

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

12

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

13

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

14

11

Wayne Hill

Winston-Salem, NC

15

19

Rob Dixon

Winston-Salem, NC

16

92

Kyle Southern

King, NC

17

28

Billy Gregg

Lexington, NC

18

14

Les Miranda

Manassas, VA

19

12

Justin Taylor

King, NC

20

55

Zack Ore

Winston-Salem, NC

21

41

Terry Thompson

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series
Whelen Street Stock 50: 50 laps completed

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

30

Blake Shupe

Mount Airy, NC

2

22

Brian Wall

Lexington, NC

3

20

Derrick Rice

Kernersville, NC

4

0

Kirk Sheets

Hornytown, NC

5

7

Jamie Byrd

Mount Airy, NC

6

50

Austin Edwards

Winston-Salem, NC

7

16

Brad Lewis

Winston-Salem, NC

8

81

Robert Lawson

Winston-Salem, NC

9

69

Gerald Robinson Jr

Winston-Salem, NC

10

9

Darren Cotner

King, NC

11

24

Chris Thomas

East Bend, NC

12

19

Tommy Zachary

Yadkinville, NC

13

49

Phillip Jones

Lexington, NC

14

40

Taylor Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

15

13

Kevin Gilbert

Mocksville, NC

16

10

Zach Linville

Kernersville, NC

17

1

Jasper Sumner

Trinity, NC

18

14

Aaron Hylton

Kernersville, NC

19

17

Jeremiah Simonis

Germanton, NC

20

29

Bradley Potts

Clemmons, NC

21

58

Berry Edwards

Winston-Salem, NC

22

94

Jeffery Wood

Winston-Salem, NC

23

52

Fletcher Whaley

Advance, NC

 

McDowell Heating & Air Stadium Stock Series
1st Stadium Stock Race: 13 of 15 laps completed (race ended early due to time limit expiration)

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

77

Randy McElveen

Winston-Salem, NC

2

62

Kevin Hedgecock

Thomasville, NC

3

29

Cody Arrington

Mount Airy, NC

4

71

Auston McElveen

Winston-Salem, NC

5

91

Coty Crews

Greensboro, NC

6

17

Andy Southern

Lexington, NC

7

10

David Hopkins

Winston-Salem, NC

8

09

Tim Evans

Clemmons, NC

9

27

Austin Cates

Tobaccoville, NC

10

14

Ken Bridges

King, NC

11

88

Ronnie Cranfill

Mocksville, NC

12

90

Robert Strmiska

Lexington, NC

13

38

Christian Joyce

Winston-Salem, NC

14

7

Barry Wilson

Stokesdale, NC

15

81

Chuck Wall

Lexington, NC

2nd Stadium Stock Race: 7 of 15 laps (race ended early due to time limit expiration)

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

02

Wesley Thompson

Advance, NC

2

76

Billy Cameron Jr

Salisbury, NC

3

8

Shane Southard

Yadkinville, NC

4

49

P-Nut Vernon

Walkertown, NC

5

97

Bryan Sykes

Lexington, NC

6

24

A.J. Sanders

Mocksville, NC

7

30

Stephen Sanders

Lexington, NC

8

83

Shane Tuttle

Tobaccoville, NC

9

06

Derek Sheets

Walkertown, NC

10

31

Zack Staley

Lexington, NC

11

22

Adam Thomas

Winston-Salem, NC

12

0

Carlos Clifton

Germanton, NC

13

6

Dale Patterson

Winston-Salem, NC

14

54

Justin Owens

Walnut Cove, NC

15

99

Dustin McClure

Mooresville, NC

16

48

Junior Smith

Lexington, NC

17

68

Tyler Bush

Clemmons, NC

18

40

Brandon Brendle

Winston-Salem, NC