Tim Brown Back in the Groove at Bowman Gray

Tim Brown is back.
    That was the sentiment of the #83 crew and their fans after the
ten-time champion qualified on the pole, led all the way, and then
claimed the checkered in Saturday’s first 25-lapper for the Brad’s Golf
Cars Modified Series. Saturday’s pole was Brown’s third in a row, with
the win being his second in two weeks. It was a welcome change after a
season of wrecks and misfortune as the team adjusted to a new race car.
    “It’s been a long time coming since we’ve had a race car that has been
this fast week-in and week-out,” said Tim Brown, who expressed thanks to
faithful crew and sponsors. “They didn’t give up on me, and we’re back –
and I honestly feel like we’re back to be a contender for poles and wins
for the rest of the year and then kicking off the next season. I’m just
really aggravated at myself for staying in that car for two and a half
years that I knew in the back of my mind wasn’t what I needed to be in.
But now we’re in something we can win in every week.”
      The “Madhouse Scramble” sent Daniel Beeson of Kernersville to the pole
for the start of the second race, with Joseph “Bobo” Brown of
Winston-Salem starting on the outside front row. Joseph Brown moved past
Beeson and then held off the strong challenges from Chris Fleming of
Mount Airy to claim the win.
    The victory trophy meant more than just beating the other racers to the
finish line. For Joseph Brown, it meant victory over cancer. “I got to
thank Jesus Christ and to thank God. From where I was three months ago –
laying in a hospital bed fighting for my life – and here I am now back
winning Modified races at the Madhouse,” said Joseph Brown. “This right
here means dreams do come true. You go from fighting cancer three months
ago to standing here in Victory Lane. If you’re fighting cancer, this
right here shows that you can beat it and you can come back.”
    In the Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series, Derek Stoltz of
Walkertown took a hard-fought win in the Colors Edge Sportsman 100.
Fastest qualifier Dylan Ward of Winston-Salem started on the pole and
fended off initial challenges from Derek Stoltz, John Holleman of
Winston-Salem, Zack Clifton of Walkertown, and Taylor Branch of
Lewisville.
    But Holleman was able to shove the bumper of Ward and slip inside to
steal away the lead. Holleman held the lead for over 25 laps until
Stoltz made his own move to grab the top spot. The two banged fenders
with Holleman turning sideways and almost losing control. Holleman was
able to steer back into the groove and continue the pressure on Stoltz.
But the #02 car of Stoltz seemed to grow stronger with each lap as he
held off Holleman, Zack Clifton, and Tommy Neal of Walkertown.
    “That was a wild one. Started off with the 2 car [of Andrew Durham]
brake checking me – and I owe him about three, so we’re down to two,”
said Stoltz about giving a stout shot to Andrew Durham of Winston-Salem
as they battled earlier in the race. “Holleman was brake checking me a
lot too right there – finally had to push him to the side.”
    In the Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series, Spencer Martin
of Winston-Salem took the checkered in Saturday’s 20-lapper after moving
past Christian Joyce of Trinity. Wesley Thompson of Advance and David
Hopkins of Winston-Salem each brought home a win 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    75    Lee Jeffreys    Wallburg, NC
3    1    Burt Myers    Walnut Cove, NC
4    14    Bobby Measmer Jr.    Concord, NC
5    5    Randy Butner    Pfafftown, NC
6    22    Jonathan Brown    Winston-Salem, NC
7    4    Jason Myers    Walnut Cove, NC
8    53    John Smith    Mount Airy, NC
9    13    Chris Fleming    Mount Airy, NC
10    18    Daniel Yates    Lexington, NC
11    2    Joseph Brown    Winston-Salem, NC
12    44    Daniel Beeson    Kernersville, NC
13    31    Zach Brewer    Winston-Salem, NC
14    79    James Civali    Davidson, NC
15    16    William Smith    Mount Airy, NC
16    88    Tom Buzze
17    41    Jimmy Wallace    Winston-Salem, NC
18    7    Ryan Nelson    Winston-Salem, NC
19    51    Marty Butner    Winston-Salem, NC
20    10     Cody Norman
21    15    Michael Ellender
22    77    Susan Harwell    Jonesville, NC
2nd Modified Race: 25 laps
FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    2    Joseph Brown    Winston-Salem, NC
2    13    Chris Fleming    Mount Airy, NC
3    4    Jason Myers    Walnut Cove, NC
4    53    John Smith    Mount Airy, NC
5    22    Jonathan Brown    Winston-Salem, NC
6    18    Daniel Yates    Lexington, NC
7    5    Randy Butner    Pfafftown, NC
8    1    Burt Myers    Walnut Cove, NC
9    83    Tim Brown    Tobaccoville, NC
10    44    Daniel Beeson    Kernersville, NC
11    75    Lee Jeffreys    Wallburg, NC
12    31    Zach Brewer    Winston-Salem, NC
13    14    Bobby Measmer Jr.    Concord, NC
14    88    Tom Buzze    Winston-Salem, NC
15    79    James Civali    Davidson, NC
16    16    William Smith    Mount Airy, NC
17    41    Jimmy Wallace    Winston-Salem, NC
18    51    Marty Butner    Winston-Salem, NC
19    7    Ryan Nelson    Winston-Salem, NC
20    77    Susan Harwell    Jonesville, NC
21    15    Michael Ellender    Winston-Salem, NC
Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series
Colors Edge Sportsman 100: 100 laps
FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    02    Derek Stoltz    Walkertown, NC
2    21    Tommy Neal    Walkertown, NC
3    19    Michael Adams    Yadkinville, NC
4    92    Kyle Southern    Rural Hall, NC
5    55    Zack Ore    Winston-Salem, NC
6    07    Kevin Neal    Walkertown, NC
7    70    Dylan Ward    Winston-Salem, NC
8    4    John Holleman    Winston-Salem, NC
9    38    Mitch Gales    Thomasville,NC
10    8    Casey Kepley Jr    Winston-Salem, NC
11    86    Taylor Branch    Lewisville, NC
12    81    Zack Clifton    Walkertown, NC
13    30    Tanner Tilley    Mount Airy, NC
14    01    Amber Lynn    Walkertown, NC
15    3    Jeff Garrison    Arcadia, NC
16    78    Nick Collins
17    2    Andrew Durham    Winston-Salem, NC
18    62    Bubba Tilley    Mount Airy, NC
19    14    Terry Thompson    Winston-Salem, NC
20    68    Robbie Brewer    Winston-Salem, NC
Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series
Street Stock Race: 20 laps
FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    5    Spencer Martin     Winston-Salem, NC
2    69    Gerald Robinson Jr    Winston-Salem, NC
3    28    Billy Gregg    Lexington, NC
4    40    Taylor Robbins    Winston-Salem, NC
5    08    Jacob Creed    Dobson, NC
6    07    Kenneth Stimpson    Lewisville, NC
7    97    Jeremy Warren    Winston-Salem, NC
8    13    Kevin Gilbert    Mocksville, NC
9    99    Bryan Sykes    Winston-Salem, NC
10    31    Brandon Butner    East Bend, NC
11    98    Nate Gregg    Lexington, NC
12    16    Brad Lewis    Winston-Salem, NC
13    15    Nick Wall    Pfafftown, NC
14    1    Christian Joyce    Trinity, NC
15    33    Dennis Lanier    Lexington, NC
16    11    Hunter Hutchens    Boonville, NC
17    66    Mike Evans    King, NC
18    09    David Creed    Mount Airy, NC
19    00    Donnie Martin    Winston-Salem, NC
20    29    Bradley Potts    Clemmons, NC
21    22    Brian Wall    Winston-Salem, NC
22    19    Corey Rose    Trinity, NC
23    30    Blake Shupe    Mount Airy, NC
24    2    Willie Wall    Winston-Salem, NC
Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series
Stadium Stock A Race: 15 laps
FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    02    Wesley Thompson    Advance, NC
2    81    Chuck Wall    Lexington, NC
3    01    Chris Allison    Mocksville, NC
4    47    Tyler McDonald    Thomasville, NC
5    8    Brandon Brendle    Winston-Salem, NC
6    76    Billy Cameron Jr    Salisbury, NC
7    3    Kyler Staley    Reedy Creek, NC
8    22    Adam Thomas    Winston-Salem, NC
9    24    A.J. Sanders    Mocksville, NC
10    27    Austin Cates    Tobaccoville, NC
11    68    Tyler Bush    Clemmons, NC
12    61    Jason Keaton    Mocksville, NC
13    54    Justin Owens    Walnut Cove, NC
14    69    Brandon Crotts    Winston-Salem, NC
15    60    Brad Mickalowski    Mocksville, NC
16    20    Scarlett Dahmer    Kernersville, NC
17    1    Grayson Keaton    Mocksville, NC
18    26    K.C. Myers    Winston-Salem, NC
Stadium Stock B Race: 15 laps
FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    10    David Hopkins    Winston-Salem, NC
2    23    Andy Spears    Lexington, NC
3    75    Jeffery Burrow    Thomasville, NC
4    2X    Todd Barnhardt    Advance, NC
5    51    Junior Snow    King, NC
6    49    Shawn Hayes    Lenoir, NC
7    00    Ricky Wall    Pilot Mountain, NC
8    28    Robert Mabe    Germanton, NC
9    0    Carlos Clifton    Germanton, NC
10    91    David Houck    New London, NC
11    77    Chelsea Adkins    Pilot Mountain, NC
12    2    Jason Everhart    Lexington, NC
13    19    Mike Lowery    Sophia, NC
14    39    Patrick Mullen    Lexington, NC
15    33    DJ Dean    Thomasville, NC
16    99    Blake Walker    Lenoir, NC
17    09    Tim Evans    Arcadia, NC
18    35    Johnny Baker    Randleman, NC
Bowman Gray Stadium PR/Photo Credit Eric Hylton Photography

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