Luck Changes Quickly for Tim Brown and Jonathan Brown at Bowman Gray
 

Tim Brown smiles in Winner’s Circle after winning Saturday’s first Modified race. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) On Saturday night, Tim Brown showed us how quickly a night can go from hot to cold at Bowman Gray Stadium.
            Brown was the fastest qualifier with a time of 13.555, placing him on the pole for the start of the first 25-lapper for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series. Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg threatened the rear bumper of Brown, but the #83 machine of Brown maintained the lead. Brown went on to take the checkered – his first of the 2017 season.
            “It was a great race car tonight,” said Brown. “We were able to sit on the pole and win the race.” Bobby Measmer of Concord finished behind him in second, with Lee Jeffreys coming in third.
            The second Modified race, though, brought a change of fates for Brown. He was involved in an early wreck on lap one and was towed off the track. He ended up finishing at the rear of the field in 17th.
            But another reversal of luck occurred for Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem. He started off the season with a bout of rough performances, ending his first two races early by being forced to pit. During qualifying sessions on Saturday, Brown didn’t even finish his lap – putting him at the rear of the field for the start of the first race.
              He moved up from 19th to 13th in the first race – and then the “Madhouse Scramble” draw put him on the outside front row for the start of the second race. All of a sudden, it seemed like his season was about to change.

Jonathan Brown takes his victory lap after claiming victory in the second Modified race. photo by Eric Hylton Photography
            Brody Jones of Statesville started on the pole for the second race, but Jonathan Brown was able to beat him to the line as the green flag waved. There was no looking back.
            “The 92 [of Brody Jones] spun on the initial start and that got me out front. That was the key right there,” said Jonathan Brown. “Once I did that, I knew just to keep it straight, keep him behind me, and lead 25 laps. I’ve been in that position a lot. The main thing to do is just stay cool - and I felt like my experience of being out front helped out a lot.”
            Jones finished second, with Randy Butner of Pfafftown taking third.
            In the Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series, Michael Adams of Yadkinville powered by on the outside row to pass by pole-starter Zack Clifton of Walkertown. Adams then led the way to take the win.
            The second Sportsman race was a true “Madhouse” experience. Zack Clifton fought his way up to third place, giving a stout tap to Tommy Neal of Walkertown along the way. Neal spun and headed to the rear – and then decided to take revenge. Clifton was rammed under caution by Neal but managed to still finish third.

Jonathan Brown cheers with his pit crew after his win in the second Modified race. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

            But all eyes were on the battle at the front of the field between Derek Stoltz of Walkertown and John Holleman of Winston-Salem as they tangled for the lead. Holleman delivered shot after shot the bumper of Stoltz but was unable to shake him. A nudge on the final lap had Holleman almost moving Stoltz out of the way, but Stoltz held strong to win. Holleman finished second.
            Jake Creed of Dobson pulled off an amazing feat in the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series. After turning the fastest lap, Creed was moved to the rear after post-qualifying technical inspection. He started the race with the proper parts installed and climbed from the very rear all the way to the front. Creed took the checkered in the Whelen Street Stock 50 – the longest race of the season for the Street Stock class.
            18-year old female rookie Amber Lynn of Walkertown put on a show and finished second. Jeremy Warren of Winston-Salem took third.
            In the Law Offices of John Barrow Stadium Stock Series, Chris Allison of Mocksville won in a photo finish with Stephen Sanders of Midway. And in the second Stadium Stock race, Grayson Keaton of Mocksville took his first ever win at the Madhouse.
           

 

Race Results

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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

83

Tim Brown

Tobaccoville, NC

2

14

Bobby Measmer Jr.

Concord, NC

3

75

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

4

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

5

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

6

79

James Civali

Davidson, NC

7

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

8

53

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

9

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

10

69

Junior Miller

Winston-Salem, NC

11

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

12

18

Daniel Yates

Lexington, NC

13

27

Jonathan Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

14

92

Brody Jones

Statesville, NC

15

44

Daniel Beeson

Kernersville, NC

16

12

Mike Norman

Lewisville, NC

17

10

Ryan Robertson

Winston\

18

7

Alfred Hill

Jonesville, NC

19

76

Scott Gordon

Lewisville, NC

2nd Modified Race: 25 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

27

Jonathan Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

2

92

Brody Jones

Statesville, NC

3

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

4

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

5

14

Bobby Measmer Jr.

Concord, NC

6

18

Daniel Yates

Lexington, NC

7

53

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

8

79

James Civali

Davidson, NC

9

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

10

44

Daniel Beeson

Kernersville, NC

11

12

Mike Norman

Lewisville, NC

12

75

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

13

69

Junior Miller

Winston-Salem, NC

14

10

Ryan Robertson

Winston\

15

7

Al Hill

Jonesville, NC

16

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

17

83

Tim Brown

Tobaccoville, NC

 

Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series
1st Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

2

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

3

7

Dylan Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

4

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

5

10

Justin Taylor

King, NC

6

4

John Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

7

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

8

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

9

55

Zack Ore

Winston-Salem, NC

10

98

Billy Gregg

Lexington, NC

11

18

Kenny Bost

Tyro, NC

12

92

Kyle Southern

Rural Hall, NC

13

6

Shane Tuttle

Winston-Salem, NC

14

36

Christian Joyce

Trinity, NC

15

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

16

14

Terry Thompson

Winston-Salem, NC

2nd Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

2

4

John Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

3

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

4

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

5

7

Dylan Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

6

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

7

92

Kyle Southern

Rural Hall, NC

8

55

Zack Ore

Winston-Salem, NC

9

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

10

98

Billy Gregg

Lexington, NC

11

10

Justin Taylor

King, NC

12

18

Kenny Bost

Tyro, NC

13

36

Christian Joyce

Trinity, NC

14

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

15

6

Shane Tuttle

Winston-Salem, NC

16

14

Terry Thompson

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series
Whelen Street Stock 50

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

08

Jake Creed

Dobson, NC

2

02

Amber Lynn

Walkertown, NC

3

97

Jeremy Warren

Winston-Salem, NC

4

99

Bryan Sykes

Winston-Salem, NC

5

69

Gerald Robinson Jr

Winston-Salem, NC

6

2

Willie Wall

Winston-Salem, NC

7

30

Blake Shupe

Mount Airy, NC

8

22

Brian Wall

Winston-Salem, NC

9

13

Kevin Gilbert

Mocksville, NC

10

12

Doug Wall

Pfafftown, NC

11

52

Fletcher Whaley

Advance, NC

12

20

Derrick Rice

Kernersville, NC

13

5

Spencer Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

14

49

Phillip Jones

Lexington, NC

15

14

Aaron Hylton

Kernersville, NC

16

40

Taylor Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

17

00

Donnie Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Law Offices of John Barrow Stadium Stock Series
1st Stadium Stock Race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

01

Chris Allison

Mocksville, NC

2

16

Stephen Sanders

Midway, NC

3

44

Doug Rembold

Harrisburg, NC

4

06

Derek Sheets

Walkertown, NC

5

68

Tyler Bush

Clemmons, NC

6

23

Andy Spears

Lexington, NC

7

11

David Hopkins

Winston-Salem, NC

8

00

Daryl Bryant

Pilot Mountain, NC

9

69

Brandon Crotts

Winston-Salem, NC

10

31

Zack Staley

Lexington, NC

11

24

A.J. Sanders

Mocksville, NC

12

20

Scarlett Dahmer

Kernersville, NC

13

09

Tim Evans

Arcadia, NC

 

Law Offices of John Barrow Stadium Stock Series
2nd Stadium Stock Race: 15 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

1

Grayson Keaton

Mocksville, NC

2

13

Chase Hunt

Lexington, NC

3

8

Shane Southard

Yadkinville, NC

4

81

Chuck Wall

Lexington, NC

5

02

Wesley Thompson

Advance, NC

6

76

Billy Cameron Jr

Salisbury, NC

7

35

Johnny Baker

Randleman, NC

8

33

DJ Dean

Thomasville, NC

9

22

Adam Thomas

Winston-Salem, NC

10

54

Justin Owens

Walnut Cove, NC

11

27

Austin Cates

Tobaccoville, NC

12

14

Ken Bridges

King, NC

13

45

Chris Heath

Walnut Cove, NC

14

3

Kyler Staley

Reedy Creek, NC

 

East Coast Flathead Ford Series
15 Laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

1

99

Johnnie Johnson

2

45

Wayne Lawson

3

6

James Rogers

4

19

Jerry Tuttle

5

14

Richard Wikle

6

18

Bob Reavis

7

4c

Dennis Andrews