Jeffreys and Brown Extend Winning Streaks at Bowman Gray

At the midpoint of the racing
season at Bowman Gray Stadium, it appears that Lee Jeffreys and Jonathan
Brown have just hit their stride. They both won on Saturday night – each
claiming their second win in a row.
    Lee Jeffreys turned the fastest lap in qualifying sessions for the
Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series, giving him three total poles this
season – more than any other competitor. He drew fourth as his start
when the top six redrew for position. Randy Butner of Pfafftown drew the
pole, with points leader Burt Myers of Walnut Cove starting on the
outside front row.
    Myers took over the lead when the green flag waved, with Butner falling
back to second. For four double-file restarts, Lee Jeffreys took to the
outside to challenge – but he couldn’t make the pass stick. Then
disaster struck for Jeffreys as he collided with Butner, sending both of
them spinning.
    The wreck opened up the door for Jonathan Brown to move up to the
outside row to challenge Burt Myers in a double-file restart. Brown
pushed hard on the outside, battling with Myers for nearly a full lap
before finally clearing him and taking over the lead. Myers immediately
gave a stiff shot to Brown to try and defend his position, but Brown was
able to steer back into the groove and hold on to the top spot.
    Myers had a chance to reclaim the lead in a later restart, but Brown
closed the door. The #22 of Brown went on to take the checkered – his
fourth win of the 2018 season.
    “I got a really good restart. Burt and me went down the front stretch
wheel to wheel. I rolled out past him getting into one – almost rolled
in too hard. I got into loose stuff but got it turned, aimed it up off
two,” said Brown. “I guess it took me about a lap to get by Burt. The
spotter yelled ‘clear’ twice, but I didn’t turn down – because I knew he
was there. I knew he was hungry and he was aggressive just like me.”
    “He got me in the left rear a little bit,” said Brown about the contact
with Myers. “I race everybody as hard as I can go. Burt and I have had a
past, but I don’t even think about that. I just think of him as another
driver – another car to get by.”
“I think I’ve got them talking about this car now,” said Brown. “I made
the prediction of seven wins this season – and, knock on wood, we’re
going to surpass that.”
    The “Madhouse Scramble” draw gave Jeffreys a chance at redemption after
he started on the outside front row for the start of the second race. He
bolted out into the lead – but then the real work began as Jeffreys had
to defend his position in restart after restart. Through seven cautions,
Jeffreys tangled with George Brunnhoelzl III of Mooresville, John Smith
of Mount Airy, Jonathan Brown, and Burt Myers.
    He held on to take the checkered. “To hold off Burt, that’s tough. And
I saw Tim behind me. John was out there,” said Jeffreys. “Jonathan got
up there – he’s a rocket on the outside. And then Burt got up there. I’m
thinking that I had led the whole race and the #1 car pulls up out there
– this isn’t good.”
    “But I’m just glad we can do it,” said Jeffreys. “I hope we’re on a
roll, and I hope it’ll keep rolling.”
    In the Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series, Dylan Ward of
Winston-Salem and Zack Ore of Winston-Salem each claimed the checkered.
Blake Shupe of Mount Airy won a caution-filled 20-lapper for the Law
Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series. Grayson Keaton of Mocksville
and father Jason Keaton of Mocksville both claimed the checkered in the
Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series.
Race Results
Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series
1st Modified Race: 50 laps
FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    22    Jonathan Brown    Winston-Salem, NC
2    1    Burt Myers    Walnut Cove, NC
3    4    Jason Myers    Walnut Cove, NC
4    53    John Smith    Mount Airy, NC
5    83    Tim Brown    Tobaccoville, NC
6    18    Daniel Yates    Lexington, NC
7    5    Randy Butner    Pfafftown, NC
8    79    George Brunnhoelzl III    Mooresville, NC
9    75    Lee Jeffreys    Wallburg, NC
10    8    Darin Redmon    Walnut Cove, NC
11    76    Scott Gordon    Lewisville, NC
12    44    Daniel Beeson    Kernersville, NC
13    16    William Smith    Mount Airy, NC
14    14    Bobby Measmer Jr.    Concord, NC
15    27    Mike Adams    Winston-Salem, NC
16    33    Jeremy Gerstner    Wesley Chapel, FL
17    13    Chris Fleming    Mount Airy, NC
18    7    Josh Nichols    Winston-Salem, NC
19    41    Jimmy Wallace    Winston-Salem, NC
20    51    Matt Smith    King, NC
21    3    Jody Utt    Winston-Salem, NC
22    77    Susan Harwell    Jonesville, NC
2nd Modified Race: 50 laps
FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    75    Lee Jeffreys    Wallburg, NC
2    1    Burt Myers    Walnut Cove, NC
3    83    Tim Brown    Tobaccoville, NC
4    4    Jason Myers    Walnut Cove, NC
5    22    Jonathan Brown    Winston-Salem, NC
6    16    William Smith    Mount Airy, NC
7    53    John Smith    Mount Airy, NC
8    79    George Brunnhoelzl III    Mooresville, NC
9    5    Randy Butner    Pfafftown, NC
10    8    Darin Redmon    Walnut Cove, NC
11    44    Daniel Beeson    Kernersville, NC
12    76    Scott Gordon    Lewisville, NC
13    18    Daniel Yates    Lexington, NC
14    33    Jeremy Gerstner    Wesley Chapel, FL
15    51    Matt Smith    King, NC
16    41    Jimmy Wallace    Winston-Salem, NC
17    7    Josh Nichols    Winston-Salem, NC
18    27    Mike Adams    Winston-Salem, NC
19    77    Susan Harwell    Jonesville, NC
Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series
1st Sportsman Race: 20 laps
FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    70    Dylan Ward    Winston-Salem, NC
2    19    Michael Adams    Yadkinville, NC
3    01    Amber Lynn    Walkertown, NC
4    07    Kevin Neal    Walkertown, NC
5    02    Derek Stoltz    Walkertown, NC
6    92    Kyle Southern    Rural Hall, NC
7    68    Robbie Brewer    Winston-Salem, NC
8    81    Zack Clifton    Walkertown, NC
9    2    Andrew Durham    Winston-Salem, NC
10    55    Zack Ore    Winston-Salem, NC
11    86    Taylor Branch    Lewisville, NC
12    12    Justin Taylor    Kernersville, NC
13    4    John Holleman    Winston-Salem, NC
14    62    Bubba Tilley    Mount Airy, NC
15    30    Tanner Tilley    Mount Airy, NC
16    21    Tommy Neal    Walkertown, NC
17    48    Phillip Jones    Lexington, NC
18    14    Terry Thompson    Winston-Salem, NC
19    1    Doug Wall    Pfafftown, NC
2nd Sportsman Race: 20 laps
FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    55    Zack Ore    Winston-Salem, NC
2    81    Zack Clifton    Walkertown, NC
3    2    Andrew Durham    Winston-Salem, NC
4    07    Kevin Neal    Walkertown, NC
5    02    Derek Stoltz    Walkertown, NC
6    68    Robbie Brewer    Winston-Salem, NC
7    86    Taylor Branch    Lewisville, NC
8    4    John Holleman    Winston-Salem, NC
9    92    Kyle Southern    Rural Hall, NC
10    12    Justin Taylor    Kernersville, NC
11    01    Amber Lynn    Walkertown, NC
12    70    Dylan Ward    Winston-Salem, NC
13    19    Michael Adams    Yadkinville, NC
14    62    Bubba Tilley    Mount Airy, NC
15    30    Tanner Tilley    Mount Airy, NC
16    48    Phillip Jones    Lexington, NC
17    14    Terry Thompson    Winston-Salem, NC
Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series
Street Stock Race: 20 laps
FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    30    Blake Shupe    Mount Airy, NC
2    72    Bryant Robertson    Lexington, NC
3    97    Jeremy Warren    Winston-Salem, NC
4    98    Nate Gregg    Lexington, NC
5    28    Billy Gregg    Lexington, NC
6    40    Taylor Robbins    Winston-Salem, NC
7    99    Bryan Sykes    Winston-Salem, NC
8    5    Spencer Martin     Winston-Salem, NC
9    16    Brad Lewis    Winston-Salem, NC
10    33    Dennis Lanier    Lexington, NC
11    29    Bradley Potts    Clemmons, NC
12    09    David Creed    Mount Airy, NC
13    11    Hunter Hutchens    Boonville, NC
14    13    Kevin Gilbert    Mocksville, NC
15    08    Jacob Creed    Dobson, NC
16    69    Gerald Robinson Jr    Winston-Salem, NC
17    22    Brian Wall    Winston-Salem, NC
18    15    Nick Wall    Pfafftown, NC
19    71    Willie Newman    Tobaccoville, NC
20    31    Brandon Butner    East Bend, NC
Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series
Stadium Stock A Race: 15 laps
FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    1    Grayson Keaton    Mocksville, NC
2    81    Chuck Wall    Lexington, NC
3    02    Wesley Thompson    Advance, NC
4    01    Chris Allison    Mocksville, NC
5    2    Brandon Brendle    Winston-Salem, NC
6    24    A.J. Sanders    Mocksville, NC
7    68    Tyler Bush    Clemmons, NC
8    22    Adam Thomas    Winston-Salem, NC
9    26    K.C. Myers    Winston-Salem, NC
10    27    Austin Cates    Tobaccoville, NC
11    23    Andy Spears    Lexington, NC
12    76    Billy Cameron Jr    Salisbury, NC
13    14    Ken Bridges    King, NC
14    54    Justin Owens    Walnut Cove, NC
15    69    Brandon Crotts    Winston-Salem, NC
16    33    DJ Dean    Thomasville, NC
Stadium Stock B Race: 15 laps
FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    61    Jason Keaton    Mocksville, NC
2    10    David Hopkins    Winston-Salem, NC
3    3    Kyler Staley    Reedy Creek, NC
4    6    Dale Patterson    Mocksville, NC
5    37    Josh Osborne    Salisbury, NC
6    20    Scarlett Dahmer    Kernersville, NC
7    28    Robert Mabe    Germanton, NC
8    99    Blake Walker    Lenoir, NC
9    39    Patrick Mullen    Lexington, NC
10    09    Tim Evans    Arcadia, NC
11    7    James Allison    Mocksville, NC
12    91    David Houck    New London, NC
13    75    Jeffery Burrow    Thomasville, NC
14    77    Chelsh Adkins    Pilot Mountain, NC
15    83    T.J. Whaley    Germanton, NC
16    90    Robert Strmiska    Lexington, NC
Bowman Gray Stadium PR/Photo Credit Eric Hylton Photography

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