Brown, Butner Grab Checkered at Bowman Gray

Less than two weeks ago, a part
of Tim Brown passed away. Brown lost his grandfather, Eb Clifton, who
had been a racing mentor for the entire team and was instrumental in the
ten-time champ getting behind the wheel in the first place.
    When Brown turned the fastest lap on July 14, he was set on the mission
of winning in honor of his grandfather. His night ended then in a wreck
that took him out of contention. But he returned on Saturday to once
again take the fastest lap. Events turned out differently this time for
Brown – he beat out Jason Myers of Walnut Cove on the initial start and
then led every lap to claim the checkered in the first 25-lapper for the
Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series.
    “We tore the car really, really bad last week and had to replace
everything on it this week – and the guys worked really hard and got it
back,” said Brown. “I love my family. I love my race team. I love my
fans. I love my grandpa. And this one’s for him.”
    “I am so happy that I could win this race for my grandpa. It means a
lot to me and my brother and my family,” said Brown. “We’ll take the
trophy there back to the shop, put his name on the bottom of it – that’s
the first one I won without him.”
    The “Madhouse Scramble” sent Jimmy Wallace of Winston-Salem to the pole
for the start of the second race. Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg soon came
from third to steal away the lead. Bobby Measmer of Concord then began
threatening the rear bumper of Jeffreys.
    On lap 19, Measmer gave a stout shot to the #75 of Jeffreys to send him
spinning. Measmer took over the lead – but his time at the front was
short-lived. As Measmer raced ahead in the top spot, Jeffreys slowed his
pace down to wait for Measmer and the rest of the field. Fearing the
worst, Measmer slowed as well to avoid any confrontation with Jeffreys.
    Chris Fleming of Mount Airy saw his opportunity, darting to the inside
of Measmer and Jeffreys to make a move at the lead. But as the three
contenders entered the third turn, they got a little too close for
comfort. Jeffreys collided with Measmer, sending both cars crashing into
the fence. Fleming was knocked around but continued to race on in the
lead.
    With just a few laps left, Fleming seemed in a strong position to take
the victory. But on the white flag lap, Randy Butner of Pfafftown turned
the tables on Fleming – seeing an opening and then seizing the
opportunity to pass Fleming for the lead. Fleming and Butner collided.
This time, Fleming was the one hitting the wall and Butner claimed the
checkered.
    “Chris went in there, pushed up a little bit, and they opened up a
little hole – and I stuck a nose in there,” said Butner. “I guess he
didn’t know I was down there, he came down, and we got together. I
wouldn’t have done that for the world. I’d just as soon finish second
than to wreck anybody. But we got here to Victory Lane. I just hate it
was that way.”
    In the Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series, Dylan Ward of
Winston-Salem made a smooth move past John Holleman of Winston-Salem to
claim the lead on the last lap. Ward went on to take the checkered in
the first race. Justin Taylor of King held off some strong pressure from
Andrew Durham of Winston-Salem and Kevin Neal of Walkertown to stay in
the lead and grab the win in the second Sportsman race.
    Bryan Sykes of Winston-Salem won the 20-lapper for the Law Offices of
John Barrow Street Stock Series, with Brandon Brendle of Winston-Salem
and Stephen Sanders of Midway each taking checkered in the Q104.1
Stadium Stock Series.
Race Results
Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series
1st Modified Race: 25 laps
FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    83    Tim Brown    Tobaccoville, NC
2    4    Jason Myers    Walnut Cove, NC
3    22    Jonathan Brown    Winston-Salem, NC
4    1    Burt Myers    Walnut Cove, NC
5    79    James Civali    Davidson, NC
6    14    Bobby Measmer Jr.    Concord, NC
7    53    John Smith    Mount Airy, NC
8    5    Randy Butner    Pfafftown, NC
9    13    Chris Fleming    Mount Airy, NC
10    75    Lee Jeffreys    Wallburg, NC
11    18    Daniel Yates    Lexington, NC
12    41    Jimmy Wallace    Winston-Salem, NC
13    44    Daniel Beeson    Kernersville, NC
14    2    Joseph Brown    Winston-Salem, NC
15    12    Mike Norman    Lewisville, NC
16    16    William Smith    Mount Airy, NC
17    7    TJ Zacharias     Winston-Salem, NC
18    51    Marty Butner    Winston-Salem, NC
19    88    Mike Adams    Winston-Salem, NC
20    77    Susan Harwell    Jonesville, NC
21    10    Timmy Dillon    High Point, NC
2nd Modified Race: 25 laps
FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    5    Randy Butner    Pfafftown, NC
2    22    Jonathan Brown    Winston-Salem, NC
3    1    Burt Myers    Walnut Cove, NC
4    4    Jason Myers    Walnut Cove, NC
5    83    Tim Brown    Tobaccoville, NC
6    53    John Smith    Mount Airy, NC
7    44    Daniel Beeson    Kernersville, NC
8    18    Daniel Yates    Lexington, NC
9    12    Mike Norman    Lewisville, NC
10    41    Jimmy Wallace    Winston-Salem, NC
11    2    Joseph Brown    Winston-Salem, NC
12    13    Chris Fleming    Mount Airy, NC
13    16    William Smith    Mount Airy, NC
14    14    Bobby Measmer Jr.    Concord, NC
15    75    Lee Jeffreys    Wallburg, NC
16    7    TJ Zacharias     Winston-Salem, NC
17    51    Marty Butner    Winston-Salem, NC
18    79    James Civali    Davidson, NC
19    88    Mike Adams    Winston-Salem, NC
20    77    Susan Harwell    Jonesville, NC
21    10    Timmy Dillon    High Point, NC
Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series
1st Sportsman race: 20 laps
FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    70    Dylan Ward    Winston-Salem, NC
2    81    Zack Clifton    Walkertown, NC
3    4    John Holleman    Winston-Salem, NC
4    21    Tommy Neal    Walkertown, NC
5    19    Michael Adams    Yadkinville, NC
6    07    Kevin Neal    Walkertown, NC
7    92    Kyle Southern    Rural Hall, NC
8    2    Andrew Durham    Winston-Salem, NC
9    38    Mitch Gales    Thomasville,NC
10    3    Jeff Garrison    Arcadia, NC
11    14    Kale Martin    Winston-Salem, NC
12    12    Justin Taylor    Kernersville, NC
13    30    Tanner Tilley    Mount Airy, NC
14    55    Zack Ore    Winston-Salem, NC
15    62    Bubba Tilley    Mount Airy, NC
16    68    Robbie Brewer    Winston-Salem, NC
17    01    Amber Lynn    Walkertown, NC
18    8    Casey Kepley Jr    Winston-Salem, NC
19    9    Austin Harris    Yadkinville, NC
20    22    Mike Staley    Belews Creek, NC
2nd Sportsman race: 20 laps
FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    12    Justin Taylor    Kernersville, NC
2    2    Andrew Durham    Winston-Salem, NC
3    07    Kevin Neal    Walkertown, NC
4    21    Tommy Neal    Walkertown, NC
5    81    Zack Clifton    Walkertown, NC
6    92    Kyle Southern    Rural Hall, NC
7    19    Michael Adams    Yadkinville, NC
8    70    Dylan Ward    Winston-Salem, NC
9    4    John Holleman    Winston-Salem, NC
10    01    Amber Lynn    Walkertown, NC
11    38    Mitch Gales    Thomasville,NC
12    30    Tanner Tilley    Mount Airy, NC
13    14    Kale Martin    Winston-Salem, NC
14    55    Zack Ore    Winston-Salem, NC
15    62    Bubba Tilley    Mount Airy, NC
16    3    Jeff Garrison    Arcadia, NC
17    22    Mike Staley    Belews Creek, NC
18    9    Austin Harris    Yadkinville, NC
Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series
Street Stock Race: 20 laps
FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    99    Bryan Sykes    Winston-Salem, NC
2    28    Billy Gregg    Lexington, NC
3    5    Spencer Martin     Winston-Salem, NC
4    97    Jeremy Warren    Winston-Salem, NC
5    40    Taylor Robbins    Winston-Salem, NC
6    1    Christian Joyce    Trinity, NC
7    15    Nick Wall    Pfafftown, NC
8    09    David Creed    Mount Airy, NC
9    30    Blake Shupe    Mount Airy, NC
10    13    Kevin Gilbert    Mocksville, NC
11    98    Nate Gregg    Lexington, NC
12    19    Corey Rose    Trinity, NC
13    69    Gerald Robinson Jr    Winston-Salem, NC
14    11    Hunter Hutchens    Boonville, NC
15    62    Kevin Hedgecock    Thomasville, NC
16    33    Dennis Lanier    Lexington, NC
17    08    Jacob Creed    Dobson, NC
18    6    Austin Powell    Concord, NC
Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series
Stadium Stock A Race: 15 laps
FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    8    Brandon Brendle    Winston-Salem, NC
2    81    Chuck Wall    Lexington, NC
3    02    Wesley Thompson    Advance, NC
4    1    Grayson Keaton    Mocksville, NC
5    01    Chris Allison    Mocksville, NC
6    13    Chase Hunt    Lexington, NC
7    3    Kyler Staley    Reedy Creek, NC
8    68    Tyler Bush    Clemmons, NC
9    69    Brandon Crotts    Winston-Salem, NC
10    20    Scarlett Dahmer    Kernersville, NC
11    76    Billy Cameron Jr    Salisbury, NC
12    26    K.C. Myers    Winston-Salem, NC
13    22    Adam Thomas    Winston-Salem, NC
14    27    Austin Cates    Tobaccoville, NC
15    14    Ken Bridges    King, NC
Stadium Stock B Race: 15 laps
FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    16    Stephen Sanders    Midway, NC
2    47    Tyler McDonald    Thomasville, NC
3    35    Johnny Baker    Randleman, NC
4    23    Andy Spears    Lexington, NC
5    33    DJ Dean    Thomasville, NC
6    49    Shawn Hayes    Lenoir, NC
7    51    Junior Snow    King, NC
8    2    Todd Barnhardt    Advance, NC
9    60    Ted Mickalowski    Mocksville, NC
10    54    Jeremy Smith    Winston-Salem, NC
11    00    Ricky Wall    Pilot Mountain, NC
12    28    Robert Mabe    Germanton, NC
13    83    T.J. Whaley    Germanton, NC
14    91    David Houck    New London, NC
15    6    Dale Patterson    Mocksville, NC
16    09    Tim Evans    Arcadia, NC
17    77    Chelsea Adkins    Pilot Mountain, NC
Bowman Gray Stadium PR/Photo Credit Eric Hylton Photography

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