Jeffreys and Brown extend winning streaks at Bowman Gray

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Jonathan Brown smiles in Winner’s Circle after winning the first Modified race. - Eric Hylton Photography | For The Stokes News
Jonathan Brown (22) overtaking Burt Myers (1) – right of picture) on the outside row to take the lead. - Eric Hylton Photography | For The Stokes News
Lee Jeffreys receives his victory trophy after taking the checkered in the second Modified 50-lapper. - Eric Hylton Photography | For The Stokes News

At the midpoint of the racing season at Bowman Gray Stadium, it appears that Lee Jeffreys and Jonathan Brown have just hit their stride. They both won on Saturday night – each claiming their second win in a row.

Lee Jeffreys turned the fastest lap in qualifying sessions for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series, giving him three total poles this season – more than any other competitor. He drew fourth as his start when the top six redrew for position. Randy Butner of Pfafftown drew the pole, with points leader Burt Myers of Walnut Cove starting on the outside front row.

Myers took over the lead when the green flag waved, with Butner falling back to second. For four double-file restarts, Lee Jeffreys took to the outside to challenge – but he couldn’t make the pass stick. Then disaster struck for Jeffreys as he collided with Butner, sending both of them spinning.

The wreck opened up the door for Jonathan Brown to move up to the outside row to challenge Burt Myers in a double-file restart. Brown pushed hard on the outside, battling with Myers for nearly a full lap before finally clearing him and taking over the lead. Myers immediately gave a stiff shot to Brown to try and defend his position, but Brown was able to steer back into the groove and hold on to the top spot.

Myers had a chance to reclaim the lead in a later restart, but Brown closed the door. The #22 of Brown went on to take the checkered – his fourth win of the 2018 season.

“I got a really good restart. Burt and me went down the front stretch wheel to wheel. I rolled out past him getting into one – almost rolled in too hard. I got into loose stuff but got it turned, aimed it up off two,” said Brown. “I guess it took me about a lap to get by Burt. The spotter yelled ‘clear’ twice, but I didn’t turn down – because I knew he was there. I knew he was hungry and he was aggressive just like me.”

“He got me in the left rear a little bit,” said Brown about the contact with Myers. “I race everybody as hard as I can go. Burt and I have had a past, but I don’t even think about that. I just think of him as another driver – another car to get by.”

“I think I’ve got them talking about this car now,” said Brown. “I made the prediction of seven wins this season – and, knock on wood, we’re going to surpass that.”

The “Madhouse Scramble” draw gave Jeffreys a chance at redemption after he started on the outside front row for the start of the second race. He bolted out into the lead – but then the real work began as Jeffreys had to defend his position in restart after restart. Through seven cautions, Jeffreys tangled with George Brunnhoelzl III of Mooresville, John Smith of Mount Airy, Jonathan Brown, and Burt Myers.

He held on to take the checkered. “To hold off Burt, that’s tough. And I saw Tim behind me. John was out there,” said Jeffreys. “Jonathan got up there – he’s a rocket on the outside. And then Burt got up there. I’m thinking that I had led the whole race and the #1 car pulls up out there – this isn’t good.”

“But I’m just glad we can do it,” said Jeffreys. “I hope we’re on a roll, and I hope it’ll keep rolling.”

In the Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series, Dylan Ward of Winston-Salem and Zack Ore of Winston-Salem each claimed the checkered. Blake Shupe of Mount Airy won a caution-filled 20-lapper for the Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series. Grayson Keaton of Mocksville and father Jason Keaton of Mocksville both claimed the checkered in the Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series.

Race Results

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series

1st Modified Race: 50 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 22 Jonathan Brown Winston-Salem, NC

2 1 Burt Myers Walnut Cove, NC

3 4 Jason Myers Walnut Cove, NC

4 53 John Smith Mount Airy, NC

5 83 Tim Brown Tobaccoville, NC

6 18 Daniel Yates Lexington, NC

7 5 Randy Butner Pfafftown, NC

8 79 George Brunnhoelzl III Mooresville, NC

9 75 Lee Jeffreys Wallburg, NC

10 8 Darin Redmon Walnut Cove, NC

11 76 Scott Gordon Lewisville, NC

12 44 Daniel Beeson Kernersville, NC

13 16 William Smith Mount Airy, NC

14 14 Bobby Measmer Jr. Concord, NC

15 27 Mike Adams Winston-Salem, NC

16 33 Jeremy Gerstner Wesley Chapel, FL

17 13 Chris Fleming Mount Airy, NC

18 7 Josh Nichols Winston-Salem, NC

19 41 Jimmy Wallace Winston-Salem, NC

20 51 Matt Smith King, NC

21 3 Jody Utt Winston-Salem, NC

22 77 Susan Harwell Jonesville, NC

2nd Modified Race: 50 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 75 Lee Jeffreys Wallburg, NC

2 1 Burt Myers Walnut Cove, NC

3 83 Tim Brown Tobaccoville, NC

4 4 Jason Myers Walnut Cove, NC

5 22 Jonathan Brown Winston-Salem, NC

6 16 William Smith Mount Airy, NC

7 53 John Smith Mount Airy, NC

8 79 George Brunnhoelzl III Mooresville, NC

9 5 Randy Butner Pfafftown, NC

10 8 Darin Redmon Walnut Cove, NC

11 44 Daniel Beeson Kernersville, NC

12 76 Scott Gordon Lewisville, NC

13 18 Daniel Yates Lexington, NC

14 33 Jeremy Gerstner Wesley Chapel, FL

15 51 Matt Smith King, NC

16 41 Jimmy Wallace Winston-Salem, NC

17 7 Josh Nichols Winston-Salem, NC

18 27 Mike Adams Winston-Salem, NC

19 77 Susan Harwell Jonesville, NC

Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series

1st Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 70 Dylan Ward Winston-Salem, NC

2 19 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC

3 01 Amber Lynn Walkertown, NC

4 07 Kevin Neal Walkertown, NC

5 02 Derek Stoltz Walkertown, NC

6 92 Kyle Southern Rural Hall, NC

7 68 Robbie Brewer Winston-Salem, NC

8 81 Zack Clifton Walkertown, NC

9 2 Andrew Durham Winston-Salem, NC

10 55 Zack Ore Winston-Salem, NC

11 86 Taylor Branch Lewisville, NC

12 12 Justin Taylor Kernersville, NC

13 4 John Holleman Winston-Salem, NC

14 62 Bubba Tilley Mount Airy, NC

15 30 Tanner Tilley Mount Airy, NC

16 21 Tommy Neal Walkertown, NC

17 48 Phillip Jones Lexington, NC

18 14 Terry Thompson Winston-Salem, NC

19 1 Doug Wall Pfafftown, NC

2nd Sportsman Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 55 Zack Ore Winston-Salem, NC

2 81 Zack Clifton Walkertown, NC

3 2 Andrew Durham Winston-Salem, NC

4 07 Kevin Neal Walkertown, NC

5 02 Derek Stoltz Walkertown, NC

6 68 Robbie Brewer Winston-Salem, NC

7 86 Taylor Branch Lewisville, NC

8 4 John Holleman Winston-Salem, NC

9 92 Kyle Southern Rural Hall, NC

10 12 Justin Taylor Kernersville, NC

11 01 Amber Lynn Walkertown, NC

12 70 Dylan Ward Winston-Salem, NC

13 19 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC

14 62 Bubba Tilley Mount Airy, NC

15 30 Tanner Tilley Mount Airy, NC

16 48 Phillip Jones Lexington, NC

17 14 Terry Thompson Winston-Salem, NC

Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series

Street Stock Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 30 Blake Shupe Mount Airy, NC

2 72 Bryant Robertson Lexington, NC

3 97 Jeremy Warren Winston-Salem, NC

4 98 Nate Gregg Lexington, NC

5 28 Billy Gregg Lexington, NC

6 40 Taylor Robbins Winston-Salem, NC

7 99 Bryan Sykes Winston-Salem, NC

8 5 Spencer Martin Winston-Salem, NC

9 16 Brad Lewis Winston-Salem, NC

10 33 Dennis Lanier Lexington, NC

11 29 Bradley Potts Clemmons, NC

12 09 David Creed Mount Airy, NC

13 11 Hunter Hutchens Boonville, NC

14 13 Kevin Gilbert Mocksville, NC

15 08 Jacob Creed Dobson, NC

16 69 Gerald Robinson Jr Winston-Salem, NC

17 22 Brian Wall Winston-Salem, NC

18 15 Nick Wall Pfafftown, NC

19 71 Willie Newman Tobaccoville, NC

20 31 Brandon Butner East Bend, NC

Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series

Stadium Stock A Race: 15 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 1 Grayson Keaton Mocksville, NC

2 81 Chuck Wall Lexington, NC

3 02 Wesley Thompson Advance, NC

4 01 Chris Allison Mocksville, NC

5 2 Brandon Brendle Winston-Salem, NC

6 24 A.J. Sanders Mocksville, NC

7 68 Tyler Bush Clemmons, NC

8 22 Adam Thomas Winston-Salem, NC

9 26 K.C. Myers Winston-Salem, NC

10 27 Austin Cates Tobaccoville, NC

11 23 Andy Spears Lexington, NC

12 76 Billy Cameron Jr Salisbury, NC

13 14 Ken Bridges King, NC

14 54 Justin Owens Walnut Cove, NC

15 69 Brandon Crotts Winston-Salem, NC

16 33 DJ Dean Thomasville, NC

Stadium Stock B Race: 15 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 61 Jason Keaton Mocksville, NC

2 10 David Hopkins Winston-Salem, NC

3 3 Kyler Staley Reedy Creek, NC

4 6 Dale Patterson Mocksville, NC

5 37 Josh Osborne Salisbury, NC

6 20 Scarlett Dahmer Kernersville, NC

7 28 Robert Mabe Germanton, NC

8 99 Blake Walker Lenoir, NC

9 39 Patrick Mullen Lexington, NC

10 09 Tim Evans Arcadia, NC

11 7 James Allison Mocksville, NC

12 91 David Houck New London, NC

13 75 Jeffery Burrow Thomasville, NC

14 77 Chelsh Adkins Pilot Mountain, NC

15 83 T.J. Whaley Germanton, NC

16 90 Robert Strmiska Lexington, NC

Jonathan Brown smiles in Winner’s Circle after winning the first Modified race.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_BrownWC-7-.jpgJonathan Brown smiles in Winner’s Circle after winning the first Modified race. Eric Hylton Photography | For The Stokes News

Jonathan Brown (22) overtaking Burt Myers (1) – right of picture) on the outside row to take the lead.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_Brown22Myers1.jpgJonathan Brown (22) overtaking Burt Myers (1) – right of picture) on the outside row to take the lead. Eric Hylton Photography | For The Stokes News

Lee Jeffreys receives his victory trophy after taking the checkered in the second Modified 50-lapper.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_JeffreysWC-2-.jpgLee Jeffreys receives his victory trophy after taking the checkered in the second Modified 50-lapper. Eric Hylton Photography | For The Stokes News

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