Ward Wins Race; Jonathan Brown Wins Bonus at Bowman Gray

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Brandon Ward left with the 
trophy on Saturday at Bowman Gray Stadium, but Jonathan Brown was 
smiling just as big.
    Ward qualified seventh – and when the entire field randomly drew for 
starting position, he was set to start fourth. Frank Fleming of Mount 
Airy drew the pole for his start and shot out into the lead, with Ward 
quickly moving up to second.
    Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem and John Smith of Mount Airy elected to 
take on the Fans’ Challenge after qualifying in the top four: they would 
start in the rear and win $3,000 if either of them were to make it back 
up to top-four finish.
    A few double-file restarts allowed Ward to challenge Fleming for the 
lead, completing the pass on lap17. The double-file restarts also 
allowed defending champ Burt Myers of Walnut Cove to make his way 
forward up to second – where he began pressuring Ward.
    Ward defended his territory until lap 74 when Myers completed a smooth 
pass for the lead on the outside row. It seemed like the race was over 
for Ward, but he battled back to reclaim the lead on lap 90. Myers 
delivered some stiff shots to Ward’s bumper, but Ward held strong and 
grabbed the checkered.
    “We had a really good car early, and it just went away on me. It got 
way too free getting in, but these guys don’t give up on me – I can’t 
give up on them,” said Ward. “I just felt like if I could get a good 
start and get back to the front, get some laps under us, get some bite 
back in getting into the corner, we’d be okay.”
    Jonathan Brown flew from 22nd up to 4th to win the $3,000 in Fans’ 
Challenge bonus money. But just as exciting as the prize money for Brown 
was the performance of his car – and what that means for the future.
    “The $3,000 is a nice bonus, but the main thing I’m happy about is 
building the car and making it better. I came last week after only 
having the car for two days, and we qualified seventh and got two 
top-fives,” said Brown. “We took it to the shop and completely rebuilt 
it – we finished up about one o’clock this morning. We came over all day 
long and busted our butts to make it better.”
    “Tonight we qualified fourth, so we’ve gained on it,” said Brown. “I 
know we were as fast as or faster than the leaders. We had something to 
win with, for sure.”
    Burt Myers finished on Ward’s bumper in second, with brother Jason 
Myers of Walnut Cove finishing third.
    In the McDowell Heating & Air Sportsman Series, Justin Taylor of 
Kernersville slipped past Kyle Southern of Rural Hall to win in the 
first 20-lapper. In the second 20-lap race, Dylan Ward of Winston-Salem 
claimed victory.
    Billy Gregg of Lexington won for the Law Offices of John Barrow Street 
Stock Series after spending all day struggling to fix his car. He got it 
race-ready just minutes before the green flag and held on to take the 
win.
    In the Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series, Chuck Wall of Lexington and Chris 
Allison of Mocksville each brought home a victory.

Race Results

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series
Modified 100: 100 laps completed

FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    04    Brandon Ward    Winston-Salem, NC
2    1    Burt Myers    Walnut Cove, NC
3    4    Jason Myers    Walnut Cove, NC
4    22    Jonathan Brown    Winston-Salem, NC
5    16    Chris Fleming    Mount Airy, NC
6    79    James Civali    Davidson, NC
7    83    Tim Brown    Tobaccoville, NC
8    18    Daniel Yates    Lexington, NC
9    75    Lee Jeffreys    Wallburg, NC
10    53    John Smith    Mount Airy, NC
11    8    Darin Redmon    Walnut Cove, NC
12    24    Carson Ware    Greensboro, NC
13    5    Randy Butner    Pfafftown, NC
14    41    Chris Williams    Martinsville, VA
15    44    Daniel Beeson    Kernersville, NC
16    40    Frank Fleming    Winston-Salem, NC
17    31    Zach Brewer    Winston-Salem, NC
18    66    Zack Clifton    Walkertown, NC
19    51    Drew Moffitt    Lexington, NC
20    15    Jeremy Gerstner    Wesley Chapel, FL
21    50    Michael Clifton    Walkertown, NC
22    78    Jody Fritts    Winston-Salem, NC
23    77    Susan Harwell    Jonesville, NC

McDowell Heating & Air Sportsman Series
1st Sportsman race: 20 laps

FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    12    Justin Taylor    Kernersville, NC
2    92    Kyle Southern    Rural Hall, NC
3    2    Amber Lynn    Walkertown, NC
4    21    Tommy Neal    Walkertown, NC
5    55    Zack Ore    Winston-Salem, NC
6    19    Michael Adams    Yadkinville, NC
7    7    Dylan Ward    Winston-Salem, NC
8    4    John Holleman    Winston-Salem, NC
9    3    Jeff Garrison    Arcadia, NC
10    30    Blake Shupe    Mt Airy, NC
11    31    Chase Robertson    Winston-Salem, NC
12    25    Matt Bodenheimer    Wallburg, NC
13    03    Sterling Plemmons    Winston-Salem, NC
14    5    Bubba Tilley    Mount Airy, NC
15    0    Steve Holleman    Winston-Salem, NC
16    56    Fishel Dale    Thomasville,NC
17    22    Wesley Thompson    Advance, NC
18    80    Brian Shupe    Winston-Salem, NC
19    14    Terry Thompson    Winston-Salem, NC
20    9    Ryan Dixon    Yadkinville, NC
21    05    Spencer Martin    Winston-Salem, NC

2nd Sportsman race: 20 laps

FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    7    Dylan Ward    Winston-Salem, NC
2    4    John Holleman    Winston-Salem, NC
3    55    Zack Ore    Winston-Salem, NC
4    21    Tommy Neal    Walkertown, NC
5    92    Kyle Southern    Rural Hall, NC
6    19    Michael Adams    Yadkinville, NC
7    31    Chase Robertson    Winston-Salem, NC
8    30    Blake Shupe    Mt Airy, NC
9    2    Amber Lynn    Walkertown, NC
10    12    Justin Taylor    Kernersville, NC
11    22    Wesley Thompson    Advance, NC
12    3    Jeff Garrison    Arcadia, NC
13    03    Sterling Plemmons    Winston-Salem, NC
14    25    Matt Bodenheimer    Wallburg, NC
15    0    Steve Holleman    Winston-Salem, NC
16    56    Fishel Dale    Thomasville,NC
17    80    Brian Shupe    Winston-Salem, NC
18    5    Bubba Tilley    Mount Airy, NC
19    14    Terry Thompson    Winston-Salem, NC
20    9    Ryan Dixon    Yadkinville, NC

Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series
Street Stock Race: 20 laps

FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    98    Billy Gregg    Lexington, NC
2    97    Jeremy Warren    Winston-Salem, NC
3    1    Christian Joyce    Trinity, NC
4    99    Bryan Sykes    Winston-Salem, NC
5    08    Jacob Creed    Dobson, NC
6    6    Austin Powell    Concord, NC
7    02    David Creed    Mount Airy, NC
8    28    Nate Gregg    Lexington, NC
9    40    Taylor Robbins    Winston-Salem, NC
10    69    Gerald Robinson Jr    Winston-Salem, NC
11    31    Brandon Butner    East Bend, NC
12    33    Dennis Lanier    Lexington, NC
13    19    Corey Rose    Trinity, NC
14    62    Kevin Hedgecock    Thomasville, NC
15    2    Willie Wall    Winston-Salem, NC
16    29    Bradley Potts    Clemmons, NC
17    13    Kevin Gilbert    Mocksville, NC
18    66    Tim Geison    Mocksville, NC
19    22    Brian Wall    Winston-Salem, NC
20    3    Jeff Potts    Lexington, NC
21    16    Brad Lewis    Winston-Salem, NC

Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series
Stadium Stock “A” Race: 15 laps completed

FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    81    Chuck Wall    Lexington, NC
2    24    A.J. Sanders    Mocksville, NC
3    80    Luke Smith    Advance, NC
4    43    Brandon Brendle    Winston-Salem, NC
5    3    K.C. Myers    Winston-Salem, NC
6    47    Tyler McDonald    Thomasville, NC
7    69    Brandon Crotts    Winston-Salem, NC
8    40    Kenny Dixon    Pfafftown, NC
9    1    Grayson Keaton    Mocksville, NC
10    54    Justin Owens    Walnut Cove, NC
11    76    Billy Cameron Jr    Salisbury, NC
12    60    Brad Mickalowski    Mocksville, NC
13    03    Cody Gum    Winston-Salem, NC
14    79    Junior Smith    Lexington, NC
15    16    Stephen Sanders    Midway, NC
16    68    Tyler Bush    Clemmons, NC
17    10    David Hopkins    Winston-Salem, NC

Stadium Stock “B” Race: 15 laps completed

FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    01    Chris Allison    Mocksville, NC
2    27    Austin Cates    Tobaccoville, NC
3    51    Junior Snow    King, NC
4    33    DJ Dean    Thomasville, NC
5    44    Justin Whitaker    Elon, NC
6    4    Tommy Stewart    Mocksville, NC
7    61    Braxton McDaniel    Mocksville, NC
8    0    Carlos Clifton    Germanton, NC
9    30    Jeremy Sealy    Sophia, NC
10    18    Jonathan Simacek    Winston-Salem, NC
11    20    Scarlett Dahmer    Kernersville, NC
12    9    Robbie Shrewsbury    Walnut Cove, NC
13    34    Steven Stoneman    Asheboro, NC
14    88    Mickey Tuttle    Pinnacle, NC
15    14    Ken Bridges    King, NC
16    28    Robert Mabe    Germanton, NC

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