Brown Takes 83rd Victory at Bowman Gray
 

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

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) For your average driver, the 83rd victory wouldn’t seem particularly significant. But for Tim Brown of Tobaccoville and the crew of his number 83 car, the 83rd victory is a landmark.
            Brown’s grandfather raced in a number 83 car. Brown has run the number 83 for his entire racing career. And now that he’s clinched his 83rd win, it’s a reminder of where he’s come from.
            “It’s special to me being 83 - my grandpa’s number,” said Brown. “I sat right up there in the stands as a kid just wanting to do this. And when I sat up there just wanting to do this, I never dreamed about winning at all.”
            Brown qualified on the pole for the fourth week in a row. He won for the third week in a row after leading the way in Saturday’s first 25-lapper for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series.
            Chris Fleming of Mount Airy moved past Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg to take second, with Jeffreys coming in third.
            The “Madhouse Scramble” sent last week’s winner, Michael Clifton of Walkertown, to the pole again for the start of the second Modified 25-lap race. James Civali of Davidson was starting on the outside and itching for his first win at the Madhouse.

Randy Butner (5) slips to the inside of Michael Clifton (50) to steal the lead away in the second Modified race. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

            As the green flag dropped, Civali battled with Clifton, but the struggle sent Civali banging against the turn four guard rail. Amazingly, Civali was able to steer back into the groove, although he lost some position. As he tried to fit his way back into the pack, he collided with Randy Butner of Pfafftown.
            Butner, however, raced on – able to maintain second place position right on the bumper of race leader Clifton. The number 5 car of Butner began to narrow the distance separating him from Clifton until he made a clean pass to the inside to take over the lead on lap four.
            “Michael went in and his car slid up a little bit too much. It seemed like all four wheels were sliding, and it opened up the inside groove - so we just jumped in there and closed that hole up,” said Butner. “When an opening becomes available like that you got to take advantage of it.”
            With Clifton falling back on the outside row, Burt Myers of Walnut Cove took over second and began pressuring the rear bumper of Butner. Although the early race collision left him with some damage, Butner still held off Myers to grab the win.
            “We knocked the front end out of line in that deal with the 79 car [of Civali] on the back stretch,” said Butner. “The bent suspension was giving me some problems. Burt was able to get to my bumper. He let me know he was back there, but he ran me clean.”

Tommy Neal cheers as he exits his car after winning the Midway Mobile Storage Sportsman 100. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

            Saturday night was the Midway Mobile Storage Sportsman 100 – the “big one” of the season for the Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series. Zack Clifton of Walkertown was the fastest qualifier, but Defending Champion Tommy Neal of Walkertown drew the pole when the top six qualifiers redrew for position.
            Neal shot out into an early lead and had to defend the top spot again and again from outside row challenges from Derek Stoltz of Walkertown, John Holleman of Winston-Salem, Taylor Branch of Lewisville, and Michael Adams of Yadkinville. Neal was successful each time and held on to his position.
            Derek Stoltz began turning on the heat during the final laps of the race, pressuring Neal and delivering tap after tap to Neal’s bumper. On turn four of the final lap as they headed towards the checkered, Stoltz moved Neal enough to get up beside him. But in a photo finish, Neal beat Stoltz to the line to take the win.
            In the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series, Amber Lynn of Walkertown had a strong race for the second week in a row. She passed Brian Wall of Winston-Salem on the final lap to steal away the lead and the win.
            Chase Hunt of Lexington won the first 15-lap race for the Law Offices of John Barrow Stadium Stock Series, with Billy Cameron, Jr. taking checkered in the second 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

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

3

75

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

4

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

5

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

6

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

7

79

James Civali

Davidson, NC

8

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

9

92

Brody Jones

Statesville, NC

10

69

Junior Miller

Winston-Salem, NC

11

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

12

53

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

13

14

Bobby Measmer Jr.

Concord, NC

14

44

Daniel Beeson

Kernersville, NC

15

18

Daniel Yates

Lexington, NC

16

76

Scott Gordon

Lewisville, NC

17

8

Darin Redmon

Walnut Cove, NC

18

16

William Smith

Mount Airy, NC

19

51

Matt Smith

King, NC

20

7

Al Hill

Jonesville, NC

2nd Modified Race: 25 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

2

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

3

79

James Civali

Davidson, NC

4

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

5

75

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

6

83

Tim Brown

Tobaccoville, NC

7

69

Junior Miller

Winston-Salem, NC

8

50

Michael Clifton

Walkertown, NC

9

44

Daniel Beeson

Kernersville, NC

10

14

Bobby Measmer Jr.

Concord, NC

11

76

Scott Gordon

Lewisville, NC

12

53

John Smith

Mount Airy, NC

13

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

14

18

Daniel Yates

Lexington, NC

15

16

William Smith

Mount Airy, NC

16

51

Matt Smith

King, NC

17

92

Brody Jones

Statesville, NC

18

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

19

8

Darin Redmon

Walnut Cove, NC

 

Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series
Midway Mobile Storage Sportsman 100: 100 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

2

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

3

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

4

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

5

18

Kenny Bost

Tyro, NC

6

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

7

2

Joseph Brown

Lewisville, NC

8

31

Mike Robertson

Winston-Salem, NC

9

98

Billy Gregg

Lexington, NC

10

36

Christian Joyce

Trinity, NC

11

55

Zack Ore

Winston-Salem, NC

12

7

Dylan Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

13

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

14

4

John Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

15

11

Wayne Hill

Winston-Salem, NC

16

92

Kyle Southern

Rural Hall, NC

17

14

Terry Thompson

Winston-Salem, NC

 

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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

02

Amber Lynn

Walkertown, NC

2

22

Brian Wall

Winston-Salem, NC

3

5

Spencer Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

4

08

Jake Creed

Dobson, NC

5

40

Taylor Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

6

97

Jeremy Warren

Winston-Salem, NC

7

30

Blake Shupe

Mount Airy, NC

8

69

Gerald Robinson Jr

Winston-Salem, NC

9

99

Bryan Sykes

Winston-Salem, NC

10

2

Willie Wall

Winston-Salem, NC

11

88

Nick Brill

Winston-Salem, NC

12

1

Jasper Sumner

Trinity, NC

13

16

Brad Lewis

Winston-Salem, NC

14

13

Kevin Gilbert

Mocksville, NC

15

49

Phillip Jones

Lexington, NC

 

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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

13

Chase Hunt

Lexington, NC

2

24

A.J. Sanders

Mocksville, NC

3

02

Wesley Thompson

Advance, NC

4

39

Michael Tucker

Winston-Salem, NC

5

68

Tyler Bush

Clemmons, NC

6

35

Johnny Baker

Randleman, NC

7

71

Auston McElveen

Winston-Salem, NC

8

54

Justin Owens

Walnut Cove, NC

9

22

Adam Thomas

Winston-Salem, NC

10

33

DJ Dean

Thomasville, NC

11

14

Ken Bridges

King, NC

12

27

Austin Cates

Tobaccoville, NC

13

56

Tyler Burke

Midway, NC

14

31

Zack Staley

Lexington, NC

15

62

Kevin Hedgecock

Thomasville, NC

16

90

Robert Strmiska

Lexington, NC

 

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

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

76

Billy Cameron Jr

Salisbury, NC

 

2

01

Chris Allison

Mocksville, NC

 

3

8

Shane Southard

Yadkinville, NC

 

4

1

Grayson Keaton

Mocksville, NC

 

5

81

Chuck Wall

Lexington, NC

 

6

16

Stephen Sanders

Midway, NC

 

7

06

Derek Sheets

Walkertown, NC

 

8

11

David Hopkins

Winston-Salem, NC

 

9

20

Scarlett Dahmer

Kernersville, NC

 

10

0

Carlos Clifton

Germanton, NC

 

11

43

Tony Meadows

Clemmons, NC

 

12

3

Kyler Staley

Reedy Creek, NC

 

13

44

Doug Rembold

Harrisburg, NC

 

14

77

Randy McElveen

Winston-Salem, NC

 

15

23

Andy Spears

Lexington, NC

 

16

09

Tim Evans

Arcadia, NC