Jeffreys Claims Win, Looks for More at Bowman Gray

With double points on the line
on Saturday, the tension level was kicked up at Bowman Gray Stadium. And
after a hard-won and emotional victory in the Modified race, Lee
Jeffreys’s season may be kicked up a notch also.
    Jeffreys started off the night by taking the pole in qualifying
sessions for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series. Starting outside of
him on the front row was 10-time champion Tim Brown of Tobaccoville.
    “This is a special place. If you sit on the pole over here you’ve done
something,” said Jeffreys about his qualifying success. “A lot of people
have tried, and it’s a tough place to get around.”
    When the green flag waved, Brown and Jeffreys fought side-by-side with
Brown coming inches away from clearing Jeffreys and claiming the lead.
But Jeffreys put the pedal to the metal and closed the door. He secured
the lead and held on for 25 laps to claim the checkered flag – no small
feat with Tim Brown, Burt Myers of Walnut Cove, and Jason Myers of
Walnut Cove running right behind him.
    “The guys behind me – you outrun them and you’ve done something for the
night,” said Jeffreys, who dedicated the win to a former Stadium
champion – his recently deceased father, Robert Jeffreys. “This is for
my dad upstairs. He still looks down on us every Saturday night. Without
him I wouldn’t be here. None of this equipment would be here for me.”
    Jeffreys also credited his success to his crew and the crew of teammate
Susan Harwell and her #77 Modified. “A lot of people don’t understand
that when you have a second car, a lot of times those people put in just
as much work as we do on this car. We used some of their stuff off the
car this week, and it really got us going in practice – so that helped a
lot,” said Jeffreys. “These guys have been working on this new car all
year, and I think we’ve finally turned the corner on it. So I hope the
rest of the year it’s going to be great.”
    In the second Modified race, pole-starter Daniel Yates of Lexington
dropped out of the lead in a dramatic crash against protective barriers
in turn three. Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem took over the lead and
went on to win the second Modified race.
    After encountering some mechanical issues earlier, Jonathan Brown was
unsure if he would even race – much less take the victory. “I have to
thank Tim Brown. If it wasn’t for Tim, we probably wouldn’t have got to
race tonight. We broke a transmission in qualifying and had to start in
the rear,” said Jonathan Brown. “I have to thank my crew because if it
wasn’t for them we never would have got this thing put together.”
    The Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series battled on Saturday in the
Midway Mobile Storage Sportsman 100 – one of three 100-lappers on the
schedule for them this season. These long distance races put the
endurance of both cars and competitors to the test.
    Zack Clifton of Walkertown was the fastest qualifier, but Michael Adams
of Yadkinville drew the pole for his start after the top six qualifiers
redrew for position. Adams bolted out into the lead and seemed dominant
for the first 75 laps.
    However, his car began to feel the effects of the race length, slowly
losing speed and handling. Kevin Neal of Walkertown slipped by Adams to
steal away the lead on lap 76. Neal then held on through two double-file
restarts to claim the victory.
    Billy Gregg of Lexington flew from 16th up to the lead to win the
20-lapper for the Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series.
    And in the Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series, Saturday was the Winston-Salem
Journal Stadium Stock 50 – the longest and most prestigious race of the
season for the division. Brandon Brendle of Winston-Salem tangled with
Chuck Wall of Lexington and Chris Allison of Mocksville to claim the
victory.
Race Results
Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series
1st Modified Race: 25 laps
FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    75    Lee Jeffreys    Wallburg, NC
2    83    Tim Brown    Tobaccoville, NC
3    1    Burt Myers    Walnut Cove, NC
4    4    Jason Myers    Walnut Cove, NC
5    5    Randy Butner    Pfafftown, NC
6    14    Bobby Measmer Jr.    Concord, NC
7    33    Jeremy Gerstner    Wesley Chapel, FL
8    22    Jonathan Brown    Winston-Salem, NC
9    92    Brody Jones    Statesville, NC
10    18    Daniel Yates    Lexington, NC
11    13    Chris Fleming    Mount Airy, NC
12    16    William Smith    Mount Airy, NC
13    53    John Smith    Mount Airy, NC
14    8    Darin Redmon    Walnut Cove, NC
15    44    Daniel Beeson    Kernersville, NC
16    79    George Brunnhoelzl III    Mooresville, NC
17    78    Ryan Nelson    Winston-Salem, NC
18    41    Jimmy Wallace    Winston-Salem, NC
19    51    Marty Butner    Winston-Salem, NC
20    77    Susan Harwell    Jonesville, NC
2nd Modified Race: 25 laps
FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    22    Jonathan Brown    Winston-Salem, NC
2    4    Jason Myers    Walnut Cove, NC
3    83    Tim Brown    Tobaccoville, NC
4    1    Burt Myers    Walnut Cove, NC
5    5    Randy Butner    Pfafftown, NC
6    75    Lee Jeffreys    Wallburg, NC
7    16    William Smith    Mount Airy, NC
8    44    Daniel Beeson    Kernersville, NC
9    8    Darin Redmon    Walnut Cove, NC
10    92    Brody Jones    Statesville, NC
11    13    Chris Fleming    Mount Airy, NC
12    79    George Brunnhoelzl III    Mooresville, NC
13    53    John Smith    Mount Airy, NC
14    33    Jeremy Gerstner    Wesley Chapel, FL
15    77    Susan Harwell    Jonesville, NC
16    18    Daniel Yates    Lexington, NC
17    51    Marty Butner    Winston-Salem, NC
18    41    Jimmy Wallace    Winston-Salem, NC
19    78    Ryan Nelson    Winston-Salem, NC
20    14    Bobby Measmer Jr.    Concord, NC
Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series
Midway Mobile Storage Sportsman 100: 100 laps
FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    07    Kevin Neal    Walkertown, NC
2    19    Michael Adams    Yadkinville, NC
3    02    Derek Stoltz    Walkertown, NC
4    2    Andrew Durham    Winston-Salem, NC
5    86    Taylor Branch    Lewisville, NC
6    81    Zack Clifton    Walkertown, NC
7    92    Kyle Southern    Rural Hall, NC
8    4    John Holleman    Winston-Salem, NC
9    12    Justin Taylor    Kernersville, NC
10    70    Dylan Ward    Winston-Salem, NC
11    38    Mitch Gales    Thomasville,NC
12    01    Amber Lynn    Walkertown, NC
13    3    Jeff Garrison    Arcadia, NC
14    68    Robbie Brewer    Winston-Salem, NC
15    8    Casey Kepley Jr    Winston-Salem, NC
16    71    DJ Moore    Winston-Salem, NC
17    55    Zack Ore    Winston-Salem, NC
18    21    Tommy Neal    Walkertown, NC
19    1    Wayne Hill    Winston-Salem, NC
Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series
Street Stock Race: 20 laps
FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    28    Billy Gregg    Lexington, NC
2    40    Taylor Robbins    Winston-Salem, NC
3    49    Steven Berrier    Germanton, NC
4    22    Brian Wall    Winston-Salem, NC
5    99    Bryan Sykes    Winston-Salem, NC
6    16    Brad Lewis    Winston-Salem, NC
7    98    Nate Gregg    Lexington, NC
8    72    Bryant Robertson    Lexington, NC
9    30    Blake Shupe    Mount Airy, NC
10    5    Spencer Martin     Winston-Salem, NC
11    15    Nick Wall    Pfafftown, NC
12    13    Kevin Gilbert    Mocksville, NC
13    08    Jacob Creed    Dobson, NC
14    97    Jeremy Warren    Winston-Salem, NC
15    33    Dennis Lanier    Lexington, NC
16    71    Willie Newman    Tobaccoville, NC
17    11    Hunter Hutchens    Boonville, NC
18    69    Gerald Robinson Jr    Winston-Salem, NC
19    09    David Creed    Mount Airy, NC
20    12    Doug Wall    Pfafftown, NC
21    29    Bradley Potts    Clemmons, NC
Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series
Winston-Salem Journal Stadium Stock 50: 60 laps (race extended due to
caution)
FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    2    Brandon Brendle    Winston-Salem, NC
2    1    Grayson Keaton    Mocksville, NC
3    02    Wesley Thompson    Advance, NC
4    23    Andy Spears    Lexington, NC
5    81    Chuck Wall    Lexington, NC
6    22    Adam Thomas    Winston-Salem, NC
7    26    K.C. Myers    Winston-Salem, NC
8    47    Tyler McDonald    Thomasville, NC
9    27    Austin Cates    Tobaccoville, NC
10    01    Chris Allison    Mocksville, NC
11    24    A.J. Sanders    Mocksville, NC
12    11    Chad Hopkins    Winston-Salem, NC
13    14    Ken Bridges    King, NC
14    91    David Houck    New London, NC
15    60    Brad Mickalowski    Mocksville, NC
16    28    Robert Mabe    Germanton, NC
17    69    Brandon Crotts    Winston-Salem, NC
18    54    Justin Owens    Walnut Cove, NC
19    76    Billy Cameron Jr    Salisbury, NC
20    68    Tyler Bush    Clemmons, NC
21    20    Scarlett Dahmer    Kernersville, NC
22    61    Jason Keaton    Mocksville, NC
23    3    Kyler Staley    Reedy Creek, NC
24    35    Johnny Baker    Randleman, NC
25    37    Josh Osborne    Salisbury, NC
Bowman Gray Stadium PR/Photo Credit Corey Latham Photography

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