Brown, Butner grab checkered at Bowman Gray


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After taking the checkered in the second Modified race, Randy Butner celebrates in Winner’s Circle.


Eric Hylton Photography | For The Stokes News

Randy Butner (5) makes a dash to the inside of Chris Fleming (13 – outside row) to grab the lead in the second Modified 25-lap race.


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Tim Brown stands in Winner’s Circle with his brother after an emotional victory in Saturday’s first 25-lapper.


Eric Hylton Photography | For The Stokes News

Less than two weeks ago, a part of Tim Brown passed away. Brown lost his grandfather, Eb Clifton, who had been a racing mentor for the entire team and was instrumental in the ten-time champ getting behind the wheel in the first place.

When Brown turned the fastest lap on July 14, he was set on the mission of winning in honor of his grandfather. His night ended then in a wreck that took him out of contention. But he returned on Saturday to once again take the fastest lap. Events turned out differently this time for Brown – he beat out Jason Myers of Walnut Cove on the initial start and then led every lap to claim the checkered in the first 25-lapper for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series.

“We tore the car really, really bad last week and had to replace everything on it this week – and the guys worked really hard and got it back,” said Brown. “I love my family. I love my race team. I love my fans. I love my grandpa. And this one’s for him.”

“I am so happy that I could win this race for my grandpa. It means a lot to me and my brother and my family,” said Brown. “We’ll take the trophy there back to the shop, put his name on the bottom of it – that’s the first one I won without him.”

The “Madhouse Scramble” sent Jimmy Wallace of Winston-Salem to the pole for the start of the second race. Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg soon came from third to steal away the lead. Bobby Measmer of Concord then began threatening the rear bumper of Jeffreys.

On lap 19, Measmer gave a stout shot to the #75 of Jeffreys to send him spinning. Measmer took over the lead – but his time at the front was short-lived. As Measmer raced ahead in the top spot, Jeffreys slowed his pace down to wait for Measmer and the rest of the field. Fearing the worst, Measmer slowed as well to avoid any confrontation with Jeffreys.

Chris Fleming of Mount Airy saw his opportunity, darting to the inside of Measmer and Jeffreys to make a move at the lead. But as the three contenders entered the third turn, they got a little too close for comfort. Jeffreys collided with Measmer, sending both cars crashing into the fence. Fleming was knocked around but continued to race on in the lead.

With just a few laps left, Fleming seemed in a strong position to take the victory. But on the white flag lap, Randy Butner of Pfafftown turned the tables on Fleming – seeing an opening and then seizing the opportunity to pass Fleming for the lead. Fleming and Butner collided. This time, Fleming was the one hitting the wall and Butner claimed the checkered.

“Chris went in there, pushed up a little bit, and they opened up a little hole – and I stuck a nose in there,” said Butner. “I guess he didn’t know I was down there, he came down, and we got together. I wouldn’t have done that for the world. I’d just as soon finish second than to wreck anybody. But we got here to Victory Lane. I just hate it was that way.”

In the Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series, Dylan Ward of Winston-Salem made a smooth move past John Holleman of Winston-Salem to claim the lead on the last lap. Ward went on to take the checkered in the first race. Justin Taylor of King held off some strong pressure from Andrew Durham of Winston-Salem and Kevin Neal of Walkertown to stay in the lead and grab the win in the second Sportsman race.

Bryan Sykes of Winston-Salem won the 20-lapper for the Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series, with Brandon Brendle of Winston-Salem and Stephen Sanders of Midway each taking checkered in the Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series.

Race Results

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series

1st Modified Race: 25 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 83 Tim Brown Tobaccoville, NC

2 4 Jason Myers Walnut Cove, NC

3 22 Jonathan Brown Winston-Salem, NC

4 1 Burt Myers Walnut Cove, NC

5 79 James Civali Davidson, NC

6 14 Bobby Measmer Jr. Concord, NC

7 53 John Smith Mount Airy, NC

8 5 Randy Butner Pfafftown, NC

9 13 Chris Fleming Mount Airy, NC

10 75 Lee Jeffreys Wallburg, NC

11 18 Daniel Yates Lexington, NC

12 41 Jimmy Wallace Winston-Salem, NC

13 44 Daniel Beeson Kernersville, NC

14 2 Joseph Brown Winston-Salem, NC

15 12 Mike Norman Lewisville, NC

16 16 William Smith Mount Airy, NC

17 7 TJ Zacharias Winston-Salem, NC

18 51 Marty Butner Winston-Salem, NC

19 88 Mike Adams Winston-Salem, NC

20 77 Susan Harwell Jonesville, NC

21 10 Timmy Dillon High Point, NC

2nd Modified Race: 25 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 5 Randy Butner Pfafftown, NC

2 22 Jonathan Brown Winston-Salem, NC

3 1 Burt Myers Walnut Cove, NC

4 4 Jason Myers Walnut Cove, NC

5 83 Tim Brown Tobaccoville, NC

6 53 John Smith Mount Airy, NC

7 44 Daniel Beeson Kernersville, NC

8 18 Daniel Yates Lexington, NC

9 12 Mike Norman Lewisville, NC

10 41 Jimmy Wallace Winston-Salem, NC

11 2 Joseph Brown Winston-Salem, NC

12 13 Chris Fleming Mount Airy, NC

13 16 William Smith Mount Airy, NC

14 14 Bobby Measmer Jr. Concord, NC

15 75 Lee Jeffreys Wallburg, NC

16 7 TJ Zacharias Winston-Salem, NC

17 51 Marty Butner Winston-Salem, NC

18 79 James Civali Davidson, NC

19 88 Mike Adams Winston-Salem, NC

20 77 Susan Harwell Jonesville, NC

21 10 Timmy Dillon High Point, NC

Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series

1st Sportsman race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 70 Dylan Ward Winston-Salem, NC

2 81 Zack Clifton Walkertown, NC

3 4 John Holleman Winston-Salem, NC

4 21 Tommy Neal Walkertown, NC

5 19 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC

6 07 Kevin Neal Walkertown, NC

7 92 Kyle Southern Rural Hall, NC

8 2 Andrew Durham Winston-Salem, NC

9 38 Mitch Gales Thomasville,NC

10 3 Jeff Garrison Arcadia, NC

11 14 Kale Martin Winston-Salem, NC

12 12 Justin Taylor Kernersville, NC

13 30 Tanner Tilley Mount Airy, NC

14 55 Zack Ore Winston-Salem, NC

15 62 Bubba Tilley Mount Airy, NC

16 68 Robbie Brewer Winston-Salem, NC

17 01 Amber Lynn Walkertown, NC

18 8 Casey Kepley Jr Winston-Salem, NC

19 9 Austin Harris Yadkinville, NC

20 22 Mike Staley Belews Creek, NC

2nd Sportsman race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 12 Justin Taylor Kernersville, NC

2 2 Andrew Durham Winston-Salem, NC

3 07 Kevin Neal Walkertown, NC

4 21 Tommy Neal Walkertown, NC

5 81 Zack Clifton Walkertown, NC

6 92 Kyle Southern Rural Hall, NC

7 19 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC

8 70 Dylan Ward Winston-Salem, NC

9 4 John Holleman Winston-Salem, NC

10 01 Amber Lynn Walkertown, NC

11 38 Mitch Gales Thomasville,NC

12 30 Tanner Tilley Mount Airy, NC

13 14 Kale Martin Winston-Salem, NC

14 55 Zack Ore Winston-Salem, NC

15 62 Bubba Tilley Mount Airy, NC

16 3 Jeff Garrison Arcadia, NC

17 22 Mike Staley Belews Creek, NC

18 9 Austin Harris Yadkinville, NC

Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series

Street Stock Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 99 Bryan Sykes Winston-Salem, NC

2 28 Billy Gregg Lexington, NC

3 5 Spencer Martin Winston-Salem, NC

4 97 Jeremy Warren Winston-Salem, NC

5 40 Taylor Robbins Winston-Salem, NC

6 1 Christian Joyce Trinity, NC

7 15 Nick Wall Pfafftown, NC

8 09 David Creed Mount Airy, NC

9 30 Blake Shupe Mount Airy, NC

10 13 Kevin Gilbert Mocksville, NC

11 98 Nate Gregg Lexington, NC

12 19 Corey Rose Trinity, NC

13 69 Gerald Robinson Jr Winston-Salem, NC

14 11 Hunter Hutchens Boonville, NC

15 62 Kevin Hedgecock Thomasville, NC

16 33 Dennis Lanier Lexington, NC

17 08 Jacob Creed Dobson, NC

18 6 Austin Powell Concord, NC

Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series

Stadium Stock A Race: 15 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 8 Brandon Brendle Winston-Salem, NC

2 81 Chuck Wall Lexington, NC

3 02 Wesley Thompson Advance, NC

4 1 Grayson Keaton Mocksville, NC

5 01 Chris Allison Mocksville, NC

6 13 Chase Hunt Lexington, NC

7 3 Kyler Staley Reedy Creek, NC

8 68 Tyler Bush Clemmons, NC

9 69 Brandon Crotts Winston-Salem, NC

10 20 Scarlett Dahmer Kernersville, NC

11 76 Billy Cameron Jr Salisbury, NC

12 26 K.C. Myers Winston-Salem, NC

13 22 Adam Thomas Winston-Salem, NC

14 27 Austin Cates Tobaccoville, NC

15 14 Ken Bridges King, NC

Stadium Stock B Race: 15 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 16 Stephen Sanders Midway, NC

2 47 Tyler McDonald Thomasville, NC

3 35 Johnny Baker Randleman, NC

4 23 Andy Spears Lexington, NC

5 33 DJ Dean Thomasville, NC

6 49 Shawn Hayes Lenoir, NC

7 51 Junior Snow King, NC

8 2 Todd Barnhardt Advance, NC

9 60 Ted Mickalowski Mocksville, NC

10 54 Jeremy Smith Winston-Salem, NC

11 00 Ricky Wall Pilot Mountain, NC

12 28 Robert Mabe Germanton, NC

13 83 T.J. Whaley Germanton, NC

14 91 David Houck New London, NC

15 6 Dale Patterson Mocksville, NC

16 09 Tim Evans Arcadia, NC

17 77 Chelsea Adkins Pilot Mountain, NC

After taking the checkered in the second Modified race, Randy Butner celebrates in Winner’s Circle.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_ButnerWC.jpgAfter taking the checkered in the second Modified race, Randy Butner celebrates in Winner’s Circle. Eric Hylton Photography | For The Stokes News

Randy Butner (5) makes a dash to the inside of Chris Fleming (13 – outside row) to grab the lead in the second Modified 25-lap race.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_Butner5Fleming13.jpgRandy Butner (5) makes a dash to the inside of Chris Fleming (13 – outside row) to grab the lead in the second Modified 25-lap race. Eric Hylton Photography | For The Stokes News

Tim Brown stands in Winner’s Circle with his brother after an emotional victory in Saturday’s first 25-lapper.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_BrownWC-8-.jpgTim Brown stands in Winner’s Circle with his brother after an emotional victory in Saturday’s first 25-lapper. Eric Hylton Photography | For The Stokes News

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