Quick Adjustments Give Brown Win at Bowman Gray
 

Tim Brown receives his victory trophy from racing legend and NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Jerry Cook. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Tim Brown of Tobaccoville took the checkered for the second week in a row at Bowman Gray Stadium. But the victory didn’t happen in the race or even in qualifying sessions. The real battle happened in pre-race practice.
            The historic quarter-mile has been extra fickle in 2016. Saturday’s racing was in the midst of heat wave, while just a few short weeks ago temperatures dipped down into the 50s. That and constantly changing rubber conditions have had competitors on their toes.
            “It’s challenging. The track is just different every week. My car was really good last week in practice, and we came out here today in our two five-minute practices and we changed a lot of stuff on it,” said Tim Brown. “The weather has a lot to do with it. The really hot weather draws oils out of the track. If you look out there, the rubber’s building up on the track.”
            But Brown’s adjustments did the trick. After drawing the pole in a stroke of luck, Brown led every lap to grab the checkered in the NASCAR Hall of Fame 100. There were still a few nerve-wracking moments for the #83 team, such as Michael Clifton of Walkertown colliding with Brown as they fought for the lead.
            “We fired off and drove down in the corner there, and he hit me with his left front pretty hard and shot himself out,” said Brown. “Michael’s a hard racer and you expect that stuff. At that point, you’re racing for the win.”
            Burt Myers of Walnut Cove made his from seventh up to second, pressuring Brown’s rear bumper and trying to shake him out of the lead. “We had a good car – we were just a little bit off,” said Myers. “I think we were better on restarts, but he was just getting away from me on the greens.”
            “Me and the 83 have been doing this for a long time. We know when to play offense and when to play defense. It’s two guys that know each other’s tricks – you just gotta hope the other one makes a mistake,” said Myers.

Burt Myers (1) delivers a shot to the bumper of Tim Brown (83). photo by Eric Hylton Photography

            Myers delivered a few good shots to the bumper of Brown, almost moving him out of the inside groove in the final laps of the race. “I gave him a shot up off the corner,” said Myers. “But he tied it down getting back into three to play defense, and there was nothing I could do.”
            The #1 car of Myers finished in second, with brother Jason Myers of Walnut Cove taking third.
            In the Yates Grading & Paving Sportsman Series, Michael Adams of Yadkinville slipped by Robbie Brewer of Winston-Salem to grab the lead and the win in the first 20-lapper. Zack Clifton of Walkertown was able to stay out of trouble to win a wild second 20-lap race.
            Taylor Robbins of Winston-Salem led the first few laps of the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series race, but car troubles reared up at the worst time to force her to the pits. Aaron Hylton of Kernersville took over the lead and held off Jeremy Warren of Winston-Salem to claim the victory.
            The McDowell Heating & Air Stadium Stock Series raced in their biggest event of the season – the Winston-Salem Journal Stadium Stock 50. Brandon Brendle of Winston-Salem was the fastest qualifier and started second after the top six qualifiers redrew for position. Brendle made his way past Shane Southard of Yadkinville to win the 50-lapper.            



 

Race Results

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series
NASCAR Hall of Fame 100: 103 laps (race extended due to caution)

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

83

Tim Brown

Tobaccoville, NC

2

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

3

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

4

27

Joe Ryan Osborne

Kannapolis,NC

5

53

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

6

40

Luke Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

7

87

Mike Speeney

King, NC

8

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

9

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

10

75

Lee Jeffreys

Winston-Salem, NC

11

79

David Calabrese

Toms River, NJ

12

22

Jonathan Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

13

04

Brandon Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

14

2

Joseph Brown

Lewisville, NC

15

16

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

16

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

17

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

18

18

Daniel Yates

Lexington, NC

19

00

Ricky Gregg

Midway, NC

20

01

Jimmy Wallace

Lexington, NC

 

Yates Grading & Paving Sportsman Series
1st Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

0

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

2

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

3

4

John Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

4

81

Zack Clifton

Belews Creek, NC

5

7

Dylan Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

6

55

Zack Ore

Winston-Salem, NC

7

26

Michael Tilley

Winston-Salem, NC

8

07

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

9

28

Billy Gregg

Lexington, NC

10

21

Tommy Neal

Rural Hall, NC

11

51

Rob Knabel

Tobaccoville, NC

12

70

Gary Lettbetter

Winston-Salem, NC

13

71

D.J. Moore

Walnut Cove, NC

14

3

Jeff Garrison

Clemmons, NC

15

22

Robert Lawson

Winston-Salem, NC

16

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

17

12

Justin Taylor

King, NC

18

8

Dean Blevins

Kernersville, NC

19

1

Doug Wall

Pfafftown, NC

20

41

Terry Thompson

Winston-Salem, NC

21

19

Rob Dixon

Winston-Salem, NC

2nd Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

81

Zack Clifton

Belews Creek, NC

2

7

Dylan Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

3

28

Billy Gregg

Lexington, NC

4

07

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

5

21

Tommy Neal

Rural Hall, NC

6

0

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

7

70

Gary Lettbetter

Winston-Salem, NC

8

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

9

3

Jeff Garrison

Clemmons, NC

10

26

Michael Tilley

Winston-Salem, NC

11

71

D.J. Moore

Walnut Cove, NC

12

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

13

4

John Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

14

51

Rob Knabel

Tobaccoville, NC

15

12

Justin Taylor

King, NC

16

19

Rob Dixon

Winston-Salem, NC

17

41

Terry Thompson

Winston-Salem, NC

18

55

Zack Ore

Winston-Salem, NC

19

1

Doug Wall

Pfafftown, NC

 

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series
Street Stock Race: 16 of 20 laps completed (time limit expiration)

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

14

Aaron Hylton

Kernersville, NC

2

97

Jeremy Warren

Winston-Salem, NC

3

20

Derrick Rice

Kernersville, NC

4

22

Brian Wall

Lexington, NC

5

7

Jamie Byrd

Mount Airy, NC

6

0

Kirk Sheets

Hornytown, NC

7

1

Jasper Sumner

Trinity, NC

8

19

Tommy Zachary

Yadkinville, NC

9

52

Fletcher Whaley

Advance, NC

10

10

Zach Linville

Kernersville, NC

11

16

Brad Lewis

Winston-Salem, NC

12

50

Austin Edwards

Winston-Salem, NC

13

30

Blake Shupe

Mount Airy, NC

14

69

Gerald Robinson Jr

Winston-Salem, NC

15

40

Taylor Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

16

49

Phillip Jones

Lexington, NC

17

07

Kenneth Stimpson Jr.

Lewisville, NC

18

24

Chris Thomas

East Bend, NC

19

13

Kevin Gilbert

Mocksville, NC

20

81

Robert Lawson

Winston-Salem, NC

21

5

Spencer Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

22

12

Doug Wall

Pfafftown, NC

 

McDowell Heating & Air Stadium Stock Series
Winston-Salem Journal Stadium Stock 50: 50 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

40

Brandon Brendle

Winston-Salem, NC

2

8

Shane Southard

Yadkinville, NC

3

24

A.J. Sanders

Mocksville, NC

4

81

Chuck Wall

Lexington, NC

5

90

Andrew Durham

Jonesville, NC

6

49

P-Nut Vernon

Walkertown, NC

7

76

Billy Cameron Jr

Salisbury, NC

8

97

Bryan Sykes

Lexington, NC

9

62

Kevin Hedgecock

Thomasville, NC

10

31

Zack Staley

Lexington, NC

11

10

David Hopkins

Winston-Salem, NC

12

71

Auston McElveen

Winston-Salem, NC

13

06

Derek Sheets

Walkertown, NC

14

30

Stephen Sanders

Lexington, NC

15

83

Shane Tuttle

Tobaccoville, NC

16

38

Christian Joyce

Winston-Salem, NC

17

77

Randy McElveen

Winston-Salem, NC

18

09

Tim Evans

Clemmons, NC

19

27

Austin Cates

Tobaccoville, NC

20

22

Adam Thomas

Winston-Salem, NC

21

23

Andy Spears

Lexington, NC

22

42

Phillip Wright

Yanceyville, NC

23

54

Justin Owens

Walnut Cove, NC

24

17

Andy Southern

Lexington, NC

25

68

Tyler Bush

Clemmons, NC