Winston-Salem, NC – Tim Brown of Tobaccoville is breathing a little easier at Bowman Gray Stadium – especially after getting the proverbial monkey off his back. Brown claimed the checkered in the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series, breaking the winless steak that has haunted his season.

The nine-time champion not only holds the record for most Modified titles, but he’s also closing in on breaking the record for most Modified wins. He’s been a fixture in Victory Lane for the last decade with dozens of poles, hundreds of laps led – and just about every other distinction you can earn at the Stadium.

But uncharacteristically for the #83 team, Tim Brown was winless for nearly the first half of the 2014 season. “We’ve had a fast car for most of the season. It just hasn’t gone our way a lot,” said Brown. “As far as speed, we’ve had the speed all year. We’ve got as many poles as anybody.”

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Tim Brown leads Burt Myers at Bowman Gray Stadium. (Eric Hylton Photography)

And that speed was on display again as Brown turned the fastest lap in qualifying sessions, putting him on the pole and raising the hopes of his fans that this would be his chance to get his machine back in Winner’s Circle. Danny Bohn of Huntersville started on the outside front row, with Defending Champ Burt Myers of Walnut Cove starting third.

During the opening start, Myers kept to the inside to pass by Bohn and take over second place. Then the #1 car of Myers began to give shot after shot to the rear bumper of Brown.

“My car was tight right in the middle so I was  backing the corner up which was letting him get in there and hit me – but that’s part of racing over here,” said Brown. “He’d run in there, hit me, and turn me sideways, but we’d just stand on the gas and drive away.”
After 25 nail-biting laps, Brown took the checkered flag with Myers finishing behind him in second. “We finally got this team, this car, and all my fans back in Victory Lane – and that’s what it’s all about,” said Brown. “All that matters and all that I care about is I won.”

Danny Bohn took third, with Jason Myers of Walnut Cove coming in fourth.

In the Double D Construction Services Sportsman Series, Derek Stoltz of Walkertown brought home the win in the first Sportsman race. Taylor Branch of Lewisville finishes second, with Michael Adams of Yadkinville in third.

Zack Clifton of Walkertown started on the pole for the second race and successfully held off the challenges from Ryan Robertson of Winston-Salem for most of the race. But as they headed towards the white flag, Robertson moved past Clifton to steal the lead away.

Clifton immediately moved to the inside to nudge Robertson’s bumper, sending Robertson spinning. Clifton went on to take the win. Wayne Hill of Winston-Salem finished in second.
A.J. Sanders of Mocksville charged through the field yet again to take another checkered in the Traffic Control Safety Services Stadium Stock Series – his fifth win of the season.
The remaining races were cancelled due to inclement weather.

Race Results

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series
Modified Race: 25 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN
1 83 Tim Brown Tobaccoville, NC
2 1 Burt Myers Walnut Cove, NC
3 53 Danny Bohn Huntersville, NC
4 4 Jason Myers Walnut Cove, NC
5 05 Tony Black Lexington, NC
6 71 Dean Ward Winston-Salem, NC
7 75 Lee Jeffreys Winston-Salem, NC
8 69 Junior Miller Danbury, NC
9 50 Michael Clifton Walkertown, NC
10 66 Ronnie Clifton Walkertown, NC
11 92 Brody Jones Statesville, NC
12 48 Brad Robbins Winston-Salem, NC
13 5 Randy Butner Pfafftown, NC
14 21 Tommy Neal Walkertown, NC
15 27 Mike Bohn Winston-Salem, NC
16 12 Mike Norman Lewisville, NC
17 3 Danny Propst Waxhaw, NC
18 16 William Smith Mount Airy, NC
19 44 Daniel Beeson Kernersville, NC

Double D Construction Services Sportsman Series
1st Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN
1 02 Derek Stoltz Walkertown, NC
2 86 Taylor Branch Lewisville, NC
3 19 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC
4 31 Ryan Robertson Winston-Salem, NC
5 68 Robbie Brewer Winston-Salem, NC
6 27 Ryan Nelson Kernersville, NC
7 55 Zack Ore Winston-Salem, NC
8 81 Zack Clifton Walkertown, NC
9 11 Wayne Hill Winston-Salem, NC
10 64 Kenny Dixon Winston-Salem, NC
11 9 David Adams Yadkinville, NC
12 26 Michael Tilley Winston-Salem, NC
13 00 Justin Taylor King, NC
14 28 Todd Tilley Winston-Salem, NC
15 72 Mark Foust Winston-Salem, NC

2nd Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN
1 81 Zack Clifton Walkertown, NC
2 11 Wayne Hill Winston-Salem, NC
3 19 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC
4 55 Zack Ore Winston-Salem, NC
5 86 Taylor Branch Lewisville, NC
6 28 Michael Tilley Winston-Salem, NC
7 64 Kenny Dixon Winston-Salem, NC
8 9 David Adams Yadkinville, NC
9 68 Robbie Brewer Winston-Salem, NC
10 31 Ryan Robertson Winston-Salem, NC
11 00 Justin Taylor King, NC
12 02 Derek Stoltz Walkertown, NC
13 72 Mark Foust Winston-Salem, NC
14 27 Ryan Nelson Kernersville, NC

Traffic Control Safety Services Stadium Stock Series
Stadium Stock Race (A Race): 15 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN
1 44 A.J. Sanders Mocksville, NC
2 81 Chuck Wall Lexington, NC
3 11 A.J. Quakenbush Kernersville, NC
4 40 Daniel Yates Lexington, NC
5 02 Wesley Thompson Advance, NC
6 7 Chris Allison Mocksville, NC
7 01 Jason Keaton Mocksville, NC
8 89 Joseph Swanson Rural Hall, NC
9 8 Shane Southard Yadkinville, NC
10 00 Trey Phelps Winston-Salem, NC
11 24 Doug Rembold Concord, NC
12 69 Billy Cameron Jr Salisbury, NC
13 62 Kevin Hedgecock Thomasville, NC
14 50 Jimmy Walker Winston-Salem, NC
15 23 Andy Spears Lexington, NC
16 13 Randy Lineberry Lexington, NC
17 28 Charlie Gregg Lexington, NC

Brown Breaks Winless Drought at Bowman Gray