Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC – Tim Brown of Tobaccoville has grown accustomed to success at Bowman Gray Stadium, but success has been elusive for Brown in 2014.
For the last 21 years – since 1993 – Brown has visited Winner’s Circle at least once. He’s racked up 70 wins, putting him second on the all-time Modified win list – just three victories under Junior Miller. And as a testament to his consistency, Brown has claimed the championship in the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series a record nine times.

But almost halfway through the 2014 season, Brown has yet to enter Winner’s Circle. He came close on Saturday by qualifying on the pole and leading 19 laps before being overtaken by Jason Myers of Walnut Cove. The #83 finished in second, giving him four second-place finishes out of 11 races.
“The motor cut off on the restart and gave Jason the race. It’s the way my year’s been going,” said Brown. “We’ve been struggling a little bit and haven’t even won a race this year.”

“That 4 and 1 [of Jason Myers and Burt Myers] have been crazy fast, so we’re just digging trying to get better” said Brown. “The thing is you just have to keep your head down, keep digging, keep focused, and keep working on your car.”

Despite his winless streak, Brown has managed to turn in some consistent performances – giving him a current ranking of second in the Modified points standings. His second place finish on Saturday slightly narrowed the gap that separates him from points leader Burt Myers of Walnut Cove. But with involvement in a few wrecks throughout the season, Brown is still 30 points behind.

In the Double D Construction Services Sportsman Series, Ryan Robertson of Winston-Salem had an unfortunate end to the first race as mechanical problems forced him to pit. But a lucky “Madhouse Scramble” draw sent him to the front for the start of the second race, and Robertson leaped on the opportunity and took the win.

Robertson adds slightly to his points lead, with Taylor Branch of Lewisville close behind in second.

David Sumner of Trinity was the points leader in the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series entering last event – but a collision early in the race relegated him to a 16th  place finish. Sumner drops out of the points lead down to second. John McNeal of Winston-Salem finished seventh, boosting him up into the points lead to take Sumner’s place.

In the Traffic Control Safety Services Stadium Stock Series, another points leader encounters misfortune. Daniel Yates of Lexington was leading the race, a few laps away from taking his third victory and a stronger points lead. But  carburetor issues sent him sputtering into the pits and took him to third on the points ladder.

Chris Allison of Mocksville moves into the points lead, with Defending Champion Chuck Wall of Lexington moving up to second.

The racing action continues this Saturday night with twin 25-lap races for the Modifieds, plus racing for the Sportsman, Street Stock, and Stadium Stock Divisions. And the night will end with another wild and crazy 109 U-Pull-It  Skid Race.
Gates open at 6:00 for practice, and the first race begins at 8:00 PM – this Saturday night. Directions, and more information can be found online at www.bowmangrayracing.com or by calling (336) 723-1819.

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series Current Points Standings

RANK CAR DRIVER POINTS GAINED
LAST EVENT
1 1 Burt Myers 404 44
2 83 Tim Brown 374 48
3 77 Lee Jeffreys 334 42
4 4 Jason Myers 328 50
5 53 Danny Bohn 318 46
6 25 John Smith 314 16
7 13 Chris Fleming 306 10
8 5 Randy Butner 282 26
9 11 Frank Fleming 254 0
10 79 Spencer Davis 250 38
11 48 Brad Robbins 242 12
12 69 Junior Miller 224 14
66 Ronnie Clifton 224 18
14 27 Mike Bohn 206 40
15 21 Tommy Neal 204 36

Double D Construction Services Sportsman Series Current Points Standings

RANK CAR DRIVER POINTS GAINED
LAST EVENT
1 31 Ryan Robertson 331 39
2 86 Taylor Branch 319 36
3 19 Michael Adams 281 38
00 Justin Taylor 281 43
5 11 Wayne Hill 261 44
6 81 Zack Clifton 257 32
7 18 Kenny Bost 255 38
8 68 Robbie Brewer 253 32
9 28 Michael Tilley 252 42
10 02 Derek Stoltz 236 47
11 55 Zack Ore 217 40
12 64 Steven Truell 197 32
13 4 John Holleman 195 19
14 07 Danny Cornwell 180 25
15 79 David Adams 169 21

Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK CAR DRIVER POINTS GAINED
LAST EVENT
1 99 John McNeal 328 38
2 1 David Sumner 312 20
3 16 Chase Hunt 308 46
4 12 Doug Wall 292 18
5 00 Donnie Martin 284 32
6 22 Brian Wall 274 50
7 8 K.J. Stimpson 272 28
30 Blake Shupe 272 42
9 98 Billy Gregg 256 48
10 4 Steven Berrier 238 44
11 50 Austin Edwards 232 40
12 20 Derrick Rice 228 34
13 54 Dakota Ratcliff 204 24
14 14 Aaron Hylton 200 36
15 92 Casie Doub 182 22

Traffic Control Safety Services Stadium Stock Series Current Points Standings

RANK CAR DRIVER POINTS GAINED
LAST EVENT
1 7 Chris Allison 262 42
2 81 Chuck Wall 252 48
3 40 Daniel Yates 248 22
4 44 A.J. Sanders 240 50
4 69 Billy Cameron Jr 240 36
6 62 Kevin Hedgecock 230 36
7 8 Shane Southard 224 46
8 89 Joseph Swanson 220 44
9 11 A.J. Quakenbush 216 40
10 24 Doug Rembold 204 24
11 01 Jason Keaton 202 38
12 13 Randy Lineberry 198 32
13 02 Wesley Thompson 196 34
14 00 Trey Phelps 192 30
15 50 Jimmy Walker 186 28

Tim Brown Looks to Break Winless Streak at BGS