Quick Adjustments Give Brown Win at Bowman Gray


Burt Myers (1) delivers a shot to the bumper of Tim Brown (83).


Eric Hylton Photography

Tim Brown receives his victory trophy from racing legend and NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Jerry Cook.


Eric Hylton Photography

Tim Brown of Tobaccoville took the checkered for the second week in a row at Bowman Gray Stadium. But the victory didn’t happen in the race or even in qualifying sessions. The real

battle happened in pre-race practice.

The historic quarter-mile has been extra fickle in 2016. Saturday’s racing was in the midst of heat wave, while just a few short weeks ago temperatures dipped down into the 50s. That and constantly changing rubber conditions

have had competitors on their toes.

“It’s challenging. The track is just different every week. My car was really good last week in practice, and we came out here today in our two five-minute practices and we changed a lot of stuff on it,” said Tim Brown. “The

weather has a lot to do with it. The really hot weather draws oils out of the track. If you look out there, the rubber’s building up on the track.”

But Brown’s adjustments did the trick. After drawing the pole in a stroke of luck, Brown led every lap to grab the checkered in the NASCAR Hall of Fame 100. There were still a few nerve-wracking moments for the #83 team,

such as Michael Clifton of Walkertown colliding with Brown as they fought for the lead.

“We fired off and drove down in the corner there, and he hit me with his left front pretty hard and shot himself out,” said Brown. “Michael’s a hard racer and you expect that stuff. At that point, you’re racing for the win.”

Burt Myers of Walnut Cove made his from seventh up to second, pressuring Brown’s rear bumper and trying to shake him out of the lead. “We had a good car – we were just a little bit off,” said Myers. “I think we were better on

restarts, but he was just getting away from me on the greens.”

“Me and the 83 have been doing this for a long time. We know when to play offense and when to play defense. It’s two guys that know each other’s tricks – you just gotta hope the other one makes a mistake,” said Myers.

Myers delivered a few good shots to the bumper of Brown, almost moving him out of the inside groove in the final laps of the race. “I gave him a shot up off the corner,” said Myers. “But he tied it down getting back into three to

play defense, and there was nothing I could do.”

The #1 car of Myers finished in second, with brother Jason Myers of Walnut Cove taking third.

In the Yates Grading & Paving Sportsman Series, Michael Adams of Yadkinville slipped by Robbie Brewer of Winston-Salem to grab the lead and the win in the first 20-lapper. Zack Clifton of Walkertown was able to stay out of

trouble to win a wild second 20-lap race.

Taylor Robbins of Winston-Salem led the first few laps of the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series race, but car troubles reared up at the worst time to force her to the pits. Aaron Hylton of Kernersville took over the lead and

held off Jeremy Warren of Winston-Salem to claim the victory.

The McDowell Heating & Air Stadium Stock Series raced in their biggest event of the season – the Winston-Salem Journal Stadium Stock 50. Brandon Brendle of Winston-Salem was the fastest qualifier and started second after

the top six qualifiers redrew for position. Brendle made his way past Shane Southard of Yadkinville to win the 50-lapper.

Race Results

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series

NASCAR Hall of Fame 100: 103 laps (race extended due to caution)

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 83 Tim Brown Tobaccoville, NC

2 1 Burt Myers Walnut Cove, NC

3 4 Jason Myers Walnut Cove, NC

4 27 Joe Ryan Osborne Kannapolis,NC

5 53 John Smith Mount Airy, NC

6 40 Luke Fleming Mount Airy, NC

7 87 Mike Speeney King, NC

8 66 Ronnie Clifton Walkertown, NC

9 5 Randy Butner Pfafftown, NC

10 75 Lee Jeffreys Winston-Salem, NC

11 79 David Calabrese Toms River, NJ

12 22 Jonathan Brown Winston-Salem, NC

13 04 Brandon Ward Winston-Salem, NC

14 2 Joseph Brown Lewisville, NC

15 16 Chris Fleming Mount Airy, NC

16 50 Michael Clifton Walkertown, NC

17 71 Dean Ward Winston-Salem, NC

18 18 Daniel Yates Lexington, NC

19 00 Ricky Gregg Midway, NC

20 01 Jimmy Wallace Lexington, NC

Yates Grading & Paving Sportsman Series

1st Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 0 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC

2 68 Robbie Brewer Winston-Salem, NC

3 4 John Holleman Winston-Salem, NC

4 81 Zack Clifton Belews Creek, NC

5 7 Dylan Ward Winston-Salem, NC

6 55 Zack Ore Winston-Salem, NC

7 26 Michael Tilley Winston-Salem, NC

8 07 Kevin Neal Walkertown, NC

9 28 Billy Gregg Lexington, NC

10 21 Tommy Neal Rural Hall, NC

11 51 Rob Knabel Tobaccoville, NC

12 70 Gary Lettbetter Winston-Salem, NC

13 71 D.J. Moore Walnut Cove, NC

14 3 Jeff Garrison Clemmons, NC

15 22 Robert Lawson Winston-Salem, NC

16 72 Bryant Robertson Lexington, NC

17 12 Justin Taylor King, NC

18 8 Dean Blevins Kernersville, NC

19 1 Doug Wall Pfafftown, NC

20 41 Terry Thompson Winston-Salem, NC

21 19 Rob Dixon Winston-Salem, NC

2nd Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 81 Zack Clifton Belews Creek, NC

2 7 Dylan Ward Winston-Salem, NC

3 28 Billy Gregg Lexington, NC

4 07 Kevin Neal Walkertown, NC

5 21 Tommy Neal Rural Hall, NC

6 0 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC

7 70 Gary Lettbetter Winston-Salem, NC

8 72 Bryant Robertson Lexington, NC

9 3 Jeff Garrison Clemmons, NC

10 26 Michael Tilley Winston-Salem, NC

11 71 D.J. Moore Walnut Cove, NC

12 68 Robbie Brewer Winston-Salem, NC

13 4 John Holleman Winston-Salem, NC

14 51 Rob Knabel Tobaccoville, NC

15 12 Justin Taylor King, NC

16 19 Rob Dixon Winston-Salem, NC

17 41 Terry Thompson Winston-Salem, NC

18 55 Zack Ore Winston-Salem, NC

19 1 Doug Wall Pfafftown, NC

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series

Street Stock Race: 16 of 20 laps completed (time limit expiration)

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 14 Aaron Hylton Kernersville, NC

2 97 Jeremy Warren Winston-Salem, NC

3 20 Derrick Rice Kernersville, NC

4 22 Brian Wall Lexington, NC

5 7 Jamie Byrd Mount Airy, NC

6 0 Kirk Sheets Hornytown, NC

7 1 Jasper Sumner Trinity, NC

8 19 Tommy Zachary Yadkinville, NC

9 52 Fletcher Whaley Advance, NC

10 10 Zach Linville Kernersville, NC

11 16 Brad Lewis Winston-Salem, NC

12 50 Austin Edwards Winston-Salem, NC

13 30 Blake Shupe Mount Airy, NC

14 69 Gerald Robinson Jr Winston-Salem, NC

15 40 Taylor Robbins Winston-Salem, NC

16 49 Phillip Jones Lexington, NC

17 07 Kenneth Stimpson Jr. Lewisville, NC

18 24 Chris Thomas East Bend, NC

19 13 Kevin Gilbert Mocksville, NC

20 81 Robert Lawson Winston-Salem, NC

21 5 Spencer Martin Winston-Salem, NC

22 12 Doug Wall Pfafftown, NC

McDowell Heating & Air Stadium Stock Series

Winston-Salem Journal Stadium Stock 50: 50 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 40 Brandon Brendle Winston-Salem, NC

2 8 Shane Southard Yadkinville, NC

3 24 A.J. Sanders Mocksville, NC

4 81 Chuck Wall Lexington, NC

5 90 Andrew Durham Jonesville, NC

6 49 P-Nut Vernon Walkertown, NC

7 76 Billy Cameron Jr Salisbury, NC

8 97 Bryan Sykes Lexington, NC

9 62 Kevin Hedgecock Thomasville, NC

10 31 Zack Staley Lexington, NC

11 10 David Hopkins Winston-Salem, NC

12 71 Auston McElveen Winston-Salem, NC

13 06 Derek Sheets Walkertown, NC

14 30 Stephen Sanders Lexington, NC

15 83 Shane Tuttle Tobaccoville, NC

16 38 Christian Joyce Winston-Salem, NC

17 77 Randy McElveen Winston-Salem, NC

18 09 Tim Evans Clemmons, NC

19 27 Austin Cates Tobaccoville, NC

20 22 Adam Thomas Winston-Salem, NC

21 23 Andy Spears Lexington, NC

22 42 Phillip Wright Yanceyville, NC

23 54 Justin Owens Walnut Cove, NC

24 17 Andy Southern Lexington, NC

25 68 Tyler Bush Clemmons, NC

Burt Myers (1) delivers a shot to the bumper of Tim Brown (83).
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Brown83Myers1.jpgBurt Myers (1) delivers a shot to the bumper of Tim Brown (83). Eric Hylton Photography

Tim Brown receives his victory trophy from racing legend and NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Jerry Cook.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_BrownWC-1.jpgTim Brown receives his victory trophy from racing legend and NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Jerry Cook. Eric Hylton Photography
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