Brown takes advantage of luck at Bowman Gray


Tim Brown receives his trophy in Winner’s Circle after winning the Camping World 100.

Some say it’s better to be lucky than good. But Tim Brown has been both.

Brown, a resident of Tobaccoville, got a lucky draw for position in Saturday’s Camping World 100 at Bowman Gray Stadium. He powered ahead to claim his fourth victory of the season in the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series.

Joe Ryan Osborne of Kannapolis started on the pole and jumped out into the lead when the green flag fell. However, his time at the top was short lived: Brown, who started second, darted to the inside to take the lead away on the first lap.

Chris Fleming of Mount Airy tried to challenge Brown for the lead but couldn’t make anything happen. Cale Gale of Winston-Salem also tried to apply some pressure to the rear bumper of Brown’s number 83 car, but nothing could shake him.

“These three last 100-lap races have been luck,” said Brown about some good fortune in the last three races where starting position is determined by random draw. “We’ve got a great racecar – don’t get me wrong. But we’ve drawn up front and then we’ve just

capitalized on that,” said Brown. “This race team is on it right now. The racecar is just hooked up and running great.”

But while Brown coasted at the head of the field, he was anything but relaxed. “When I was younger and first started racing, I’d get the lead in some races and think I was going to win – and then something would happen. As I’ve aged and got a little wiser, it’s not over

until you take that checkered flag,” said Brown. “Always in the back of your mind anything can go wrong. So you just hit your marks, take care of it, and do the best you can.”

Chris Fleming finished second behind Tim Brown, while Joe Ryan Osborne claimed third.

Jason Myers of Walnut Cove turned the fastest lap of the evening, while brother Burt Myers qualified fourth fastest. They both elected to take the Colors Edge Challenge, starting in the rear for a chance to earn $3,000.

Burt climbed up to eighth early on in the race and seemed in a promising position to finish in the top four and grab the bonus. But bad luck struck Burt Myers again and again: wrecks in front of him, cluttered traffic, and mechanical problems all added up to Burt

finishing 12th.

Jason Myers steadily made his way through the field but couldn’t go far enough. A mad dash during the last few laps had him advancing up to sixth, but he didn’t break into the top four. The prize pool now rolls over to the next 100-lapper where $6,000 will be on the

line.

In the Farm Bureau Insurance Sportsman Series, Robbie Brewer of Winston-Salem won in the first 20-lapper, his third win of the season. The “Madhouse Scramble” draw put him back to 14th in the second race, and he fought his way through the field to sit at second

place with a few laps to go.

Brewer was close to pulling off the rare feat of winning both ends of a double-header, but hard racing dropped him back as he was caught on the outside row. Tommy Neal of Walkertown and Justin Taylor of King had an intense battle along with Brewer for the lead. Neal

bumped Taylor out of the way and Taylor retaliated.

The wild incident paved the way for Chase Hunt of Lexington to move in and steal the lead and the win away in the second race.

Doug Wall of Pfafftown won in the 20-lapper for the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series. In the McDowell Heating & Air Stadium Stock Series, Daniel Yates of Lexington and Mark Smith of Advance each won a 15-lap race.

Race Results

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series

Camping World 100: 107 laps completed (race extended due to caution)

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 83 Tim Brown Tobaccoville, NC

2 13 Chris Fleming Mount Airy, NC

3 27 Joe Ryan Osborne Kannapolis,NC

4 43 David Calabrese Toms River, NJ

5 66 Ronnie Clifton Walkertown, NC

6 4 Jason Myers Walnut Cove, NC

7 69 Junior Miller Winston-Salem, NC

8 77 Lee Jeffreys Winston-Salem, NC

9 2 Joseph Brown Lewisville, NC

10 53 John Smith Mount Airy, NC

11 5 Randy Butner Pfafftown, NC

12 1 Burt Myers Walnut Cove, NC

13 92 Brody Jones Statesville, NC

14 12 Mike Norman Lewisville, NC

15 18 Cale Gale Winston-Salem, NC

16 71 Dean Ward Winston-Salem, NC

17 75 Robert Jeffreys Winston-Salem, NC

Farm Bureau Insurance Sportsman Series

1st Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 68 Robbie Brewer Winston-Salem, NC

2 86 Taylor Branch Lewisville, NC

3 21 Tommy Neal Rural Hall, NC

4 02 Derek Stoltz Walkertown, NC

5 19 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC

6 70 Noah Triplett Lexington, NC

7 40 Luke Fleming Mount Airy, NC

8 81 Zack Clifton Walkertown, NC

9 92 Kyle Southern King, NC

10 51 Rob Knabel Tobaccoville, NC

11 9 David Adams Yadkinville, NC

12 66 Nick Brill Winston-Salem, NC

13 12 Justin Taylor King, NC

14 14 Steve Holleman Winston-Salem, NC

15 13 Chase Hunt Lexington, NC

16 3 Jeff Garrison Arcadia, NC

17 4 John Holleman Winston-Salem, NC

18 28 Billy Gregg Lexington, NC

19 41 Gene Flowers Winston-Salem, NC

2nd Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 40 Chase Hunt Lexington, NC

2 02 Derek Stoltz Walkertown, NC

3 68 Robbie Brewer Winston-Salem, NC

4 4 John Holleman Winston-Salem, NC

5 51 Rob Knabel Tobaccoville, NC

6 21 Tommy Neal Rural Hall, NC

7 12 Justin Taylor King, NC

8 28 Billy Gregg Lexington, NC

9 70 Noah Triplett Lexington, NC

10 66 Nick Brill Winston-Salem, NC

11 81 Zack Clifton Walkertown, NC

12 19 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC

13 86 Taylor Branch Lewisville, NC

14 92 Kyle Southern King, NC

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series

20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 12 Doug Wall Pfafftown, NC

2 4 Steven Berrier Germanton, NC

3 22 Brian Wall Winston-Salem, NC

4 97 Jeremy Warren Winston-Salem, NC

5 30 Blake Shupe Mount Airy, NC

6 14 Aaron Hylton Kernersville, NC

7 20 Derrick Rice Kernersville, NC

8 08 Jacob Creed Ararat, NC

9 0 Kirk Sheets Hornytown, NC

10 50 Austin Edwards Winston-Salem, NC

11 52 Fletcher Whaley Advance, NC

12 40 Taylor Robbins Winston-Salem, NC

13 01 Trey Phelps Winston-Salem, NC

14 81 Robert Lawson King, NC

15 10 Zach Linville Kernersville, NC

16 1 Jasper Sumner Trinity, NC

17 09 David Creed Ararat, NC

18 47 Steve Idol Kernersville, NC

McDowell Heating & Air Stadium Stock Series

1st Stadium Stock Race: 15 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 40 Daniel Yates Lexington, NC

2 02 Wesley Thompson Advance, NC

3 8 Shane Southard Yadkinville, NC

4 11 Brandon Brendle Winston-Salem, NC

5 55 Tyler Burke Midway. NC

6 97 Bryan Sykes Lexington, NC

7 19 Jeremy Stainback Winston-Salem, NC

8 7 Chris Allison Mocksville, NC

9 24 A.J. Sanders Mocksville, NC

10 6 Dale Patterson Winston-Salem, NC

11 14 Ken Bridges King, NC

12 76 Billy Cameron Jr Salisbury, NC

13 09 Tim Evans Clemmons, NC

14 81 Chuck Wall Lexington, NC

15 08 Dan Speeney Mocksville, NC

2nd Stadium Stock Race: 15 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 80 Mark Smith Advance, NC

2 71 Auston McElveen Winston-Salem, NC

3 48 Junior Smith Lexington, NC

4 62 Kevin Hedgecock Thomasville, NC

5 64 Ricky Wall East Bend, NC

6 10 David Hopkins Winston-Salem, NC

7 06 Derek Sheets Walkertown, NC

8 44 Tim Giesen Mocksville, NC

9 25 Pete Harris Winston-Salem, NC

10 31 Zack Staley Lexington, NC

11 29 Cody Arrington Mount Airy, NC

12 23 Andy Spears Lexington, NC

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