Holleman Impresses; Ward and Brown Win at Bowman Gray

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The stage was set for 
excitement on Saturday at Bowman Gray Stadium.
    The points races grow tighter each week. Jonathan Brown and Jason Myers 
were returning to race. Cup Champion Bobby Labonte was slated to 
compete. And rookie John Holleman of Winston-Salem made the move up from 
the Sportsman Division to start in his first ever Modified race at the 
Stadium.
    Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg turned the fastest lap for the Brad’s Golf 
Cars Modified Series. Amazingly, John Holleman qualified third fastest – 
an impressive accomplishment for his first time competing in Modifieds. 
And Holleman added a little luck to the mix: when the top six 
competitors drew for starting position, Holleman drew the pole to start 
the race. Brandon Ward of Winston-Salem started outside of him in  
second.
    Holleman grabbed the initial lead, but a quick caution on the second 
lap gave Ward the opportunity to challenge again. Ward raced for a few 
laps on the outside of Holleman before finally completing the pass and 
taking the lead.
    A series of cautions gave Holleman attempt after attempt to reclaim his 
spot. During the fifth try, Holleman turned the tables and was able to 
power ahead of Ward from the outside.
    With less than 10 laps to go, Ward had to lay it on the line if he were 
to take the victory. Ward began to pressure the bumper of Holleman until 
finally sending Holleman spinning on lap 43. Ward went on to win with 
Tim Brown of Tobaccoville finishing in his rearview mirror.
    “We struggled for about five laps, and then we had the best car,” said 
Ward. “[Holleman] got a run on us on a restart. We got together down 
there and he got loose. The last couple times I’ve stopped, I got myself 
wrecked – so I just had to stay in the gas.”
    “I feel like we had the first race won,” said Holleman. “I understand 
Brandon got into me and he tried to let me save it. He said if he hadn’t 
have got back in it that he would’ve got run over, and he’s probably 
right. I just wish there had been a little more slack there. Hey – I’m a 
rookie, and I’ve got to earn it. We’re still thrilled to run as good as 
we did.”
    The start of the second Modified race was a battle for the lead between 
John Smith of Mount Airy and Danny Bohn of Huntersville. But quickly 
into the race, a massive wreck took out much of the field.
    That allowed Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem to move up to the outside 
to challenge Bohn for the lead. Brown made a smooth pass to steal away 
the top spot, going on to win the second 50-lapper.
    It was a gratifying win for the team who had been battling mechanical 
issues for days and hadn’t even had a chance to practice. “I rebuilt 
this racecar, had the motor torn in half, put it back together, showed 
up on an open trailer, and passed more cars than anybody has all season 
in one night,” said Jonathan Brown. “I just can’t believe we’re in 
Victory Lane right now.”
    Danny Bohn ended up finishing second, with John Holleman finishing 
third.
    NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee and former Cup Champion Bobby Labonte also 
competed on Saturday. The legend held his own, finishing 10th in the 
first race and 19th in the second race after getting caught in a 
collision with nowhere to go.
    In the McDowell Heating & Air Sportsman Series, Tommy Neal of 
Walkertown held off the stout pressure from Justin Taylor of 
Kernersville to claim victory in the first 20-lap race. In the second 
20-lapper, Amber Lynn of Walkertown won – her third victory of the 
season.
    Billy Gregg of Lexington brought home the win in the Law Offices of 
John Barrow Street Stock Series. And in the Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series, 
Chuck Wall of Lexington and Daryl Bryant of Pilot Mountain each won a 
15-lapper.

Race Results

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series
1st Modified Race: 50 laps

FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    04    Brandon Ward    Winston-Salem, NC
2    83    Tim Brown    Tobaccoville, NC
3    22    Jonathan Brown    Winston-Salem, NC
4    4    Jason Myers    Walnut Cove, NC
5    79    James Civali    Davidson, NC
6    2    Joseph Brown    Winston-Salem, NC
7    5    Randy Butner    Pfafftown, NC
8    1    Burt Myers    Walnut Cove, NC
9    44    Daniel Beeson    Kernersville, NC
10    36    Bobby Labonte    Trinity, NC
11    81    Zack Clifton    Walkertown, NC
12    3    Danny Propst    Monroe, NC
13    8    Darin Redmon    Walnut Cove, NC
14    65    Danny Bohn    Huntersville, NC
15    53    John Smith    Mount Airy, NC
16    51    Drew Moffitt    Lexington, NC
17    41    Chris Williams    Martinsville, VA
18    69    John Holleman    Winston-Salem, NC
19    16    Chris Fleming    Mount Airy, NC
20    18    Daniel Yates    Lexington, NC
21    12    Dean Ward    Winston-Salem, NC
22    78    Jody Fritts    Winston-Salem, NC
23    6    George Brunnhoelzl III    Mooresville, NC
24    76    Jeremy Gerstner    Wesley Chapel, FL
25    75    Lee Jeffreys    Wallburg, NC
26    77    Susan Harwell    Jonesville, NC
27    58    Jody Utt    Winston-Salem, NC

2nd Modified Race: 50 laps

FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    22    Jonathan Brown    Winston-Salem, NC
2    65    Danny Bohn    Huntersville, NC
3    69    John Holleman    Winston-Salem, NC
4    5    Randy Butner    Pfafftown, NC
5    76    Chris Fleming    Mount Airy, NC
6    1    Burt Myers    Walnut Cove, NC
7    83    Tim Brown    Tobaccoville, NC
8    04    Brandon Ward    Winston-Salem, NC
9    53    John Smith    Mount Airy, NC
10    44    Daniel Beeson    Kernersville, NC
11    4    Jason Myers    Walnut Cove, NC
12    51    Drew Moffitt    Lexington, NC
13    79    James Civali    Davidson, NC
14    2    Joseph Brown    Winston-Salem, NC
15    8    Darin Redmon    Walnut Cove, NC
16    77    Lee Jeffreys    Wallburg, NC
17    41    Chris Williams    Martinsville, VA
18    3    Danny Propst    Monroe, NC
19    36    Bobby Labonte    Trinity, NC
20    81    Zack Clifton    Walkertown, NC
21    78    Jody Fritts    Winston-Salem, NC
22    6    Daniel Yates    Lexington, NC
23    58    Jody Utt    Winston-Salem, NC

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

FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    21    Tommy Neal    Walkertown, NC
2    12    Justin Taylor    Kernersville, NC
3    92    Kyle Southern    Rural Hall, NC
4    38    Mitch Gales    Thomasville, NC
5    19    Michael Adams    Yadkinville, NC
6    55    Zack Ore    Winston-Salem, NC
7    7    Dylan Ward    Winston-Salem, NC
8    22    Wesley Thompson    Mocksville, NC
9    07    Kevin Neal    Walkertown, NC
10    2    Amber Lynn    Walkertown, NC
11    30    Blake Shupe    Mt Airy, NC
12    71    D.J. Moore    Winston-Salem, NC
13    66    Tim Giesen    Mocksville, NC
14    17    Michael Caudill    Lexington, NC
15    31    Chase Robertson    Winston-Salem, NC
16    80    Brian Shupe    Winston-Salem, NC
17    3    Jeff Garrison    Arcadia, NC
18    03    Sterling Plemmons    Winston-Salem, NC

2nd Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    2    Amber Lynn    Walkertown, NC
2    7    Dylan Ward    Winston-Salem, NC
3    21    Tommy Neal    Walkertown, NC
4    12    Justin Taylor    Kernersville, NC
5    92    Kyle Southern    Rural Hall, NC
6    31    Chase Robertson    Winston-Salem, NC
7    19    Michael Adams    Yadkinville, NC
8    80    Blake Shupe    Mt Airy, NC
9    55    Zack Ore    Winston-Salem, NC
10    66    Tim Giesen    Mocksville, NC
11    38    Mitch Gales    Thomasville, NC
12    07    Kevin Neal    Walkertown, NC
13    22    Wesley Thompson    Mocksville, NC
14    17    Michael Caudill    Lexington, NC
15    71    D.J. Moore    Winston-Salem, NC
16    3    Jeff Garrison    Arcadia, 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    08    Jacob Creed    Dobson, NC
3    99    Bryan Sykes    Winston-Salem, NC
4    22    Brian Wall    Winston-Salem, NC
5    69    Gerald Robinson Jr    Winston-Salem, NC
6    97    Jeremy Warren    Winston-Salem, NC
7    6    Austin Powell    Concord, NC
8    16    Brad Lewis    Winston-Salem, NC
9    19    Corey Rose    Trinity, NC
10    28    Nate Gregg    Lexington, NC
11    33    Dennis Lanier    Lexington, NC
12    13    Kevin Gilbert    Mocksville, NC
13    3    Brian Rose    Denton, NC
14    62    Kevin Hedgecock    Thomasville, NC
15    40    Taylor Robbins    Winston-Salem, NC
16    2    Willie Wall    Winston-Salem, NC
17    1    Christian Joyce    Trinity, NC
18    02    David Creed    Mount Airy, NC
19    23    Andy Spears    Lexington, NC

Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series
Stadium Stock “A” Race: 13 laps completed (race ended prematurely due to 
time limit expiration)

FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    81    Chuck Wall    Lexington, NC
2    1    Grayson Keaton    Mocksville, NC
3    24    A.J. Sanders    Mocksville, NC
4    47    Tyler McDonald    Thomasville, NC
5    51    Junior Snow    King, NC
6    01    Chris Allison    Mocksville, NC
7    80    Luke Smith    Advance, NC
8    60    Brad Mickalowski    Mocksville, NC
9    33    DJ Dean    Thomasville, NC
10    3    K.C. Myers    Winston-Salem, NC
11    76    Billy Cameron Jr    Salisbury, NC
12    69    Brandon Crotts    Winston-Salem, NC
13    44    Justin Whitaker    Elon, NC
14    54    Justin Owens    Walnut Cove, NC
15    27    Austin Cates    Tobaccoville, NC
16    14    Ken Bridges    King, NC
17    03    Cody Gum    Winston-Salem, NC
18    28    Robert Mabe    Germanton, NC
19    20    Scarlett Dahmer    Kernersville, NC
20    68    Tyler Bush    Clemmons, NC
21    43    Brandon Brendle    Winston-Salem, NC

Stadium Stock “B” Race: 11 laps completed (race ended prematurely due to 
time limit expiration)

FINISH    CAR    DRIVER    HOMETOWN
1    00    Daryl Bryant    Pilot Mountain, NC
2    37    Josh Osborne    Salisbury, NC
3    10    David Hopkins    Winston-Salem, NC
4    79    Junior Smith    Lexington, NC
5    31    Kyler Staley    Reedy Creek, NC
6    4    Brandon Bassett    Winston-Salem, NC
7    5    Connor Keaton    Mocksville, NC
8    23    Blake Spears    Lexington, NC
9    88    Mickey Tuttle    Pinnacle, NC
10    2    Jason Everhart    Lexington, NC
11    95    Justin Emory    King, NC
12    74    Matt Alley    Walnut Cove, NC
13    7    Joel Stewart    Mocksville, NC
14    70    Jeffery Burrow    Thomasville, NC
15    15    Dwayne Bryant    Pilot Mountain, NC
16    0    Carlos Clifton    Germanton, NC
17    30    Jeremy Seeley    Sophia, NC
18    11    Chad Hopkins    Winston-Salem, NC
19    34    Steven Stoneman    Asheboro, NC

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