Tim Brown back in the groove at Bowman Gray

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Joseph “Bobo” Brown returns after a battle with cancer to take the checkered flag in the second Modified race. - Eric Hylton Photography | For The Stokes News
Derek Stoltz (02) battles with John Holleman (4) on the way to the checkered in the Colors Edge Sportsman 100. - Eric Hylton Photography | For The Stokes News
After claiming the victory in a wild Colors Edge Sportsman 100, Derek Stoltz celebrates with a huge crowd in Winner’s Circle. - Eric Hylton Photography | For The Stokes News
Tim Brown stands in Winner’s Circle after winning Saturday’s first Modified 25-lapper – his second win in two weeks. - - Eric Hylton Photography | For The Stokes News

Tim Brown is back.

That was the sentiment of the #83 crew and their fans after the ten-time champion qualified on the pole, led all the way, and then claimed the checkered in Saturday’s first 25-lapper for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series. Saturday’s pole was Brown’s third in a row, with the win being his second in two weeks. It was a welcome change after a season of wrecks and misfortune as the team adjusted to a new race car.

“It’s been a long time coming since we’ve had a race car that has been this fast week-in and week-out,” said Tim Brown, who expressed thanks to faithful crew and sponsors. “They didn’t give up on me, and we’re back – and I honestly feel like we’re back to be a contender for poles and wins for the rest of the year and then kicking off the next season. I’m just really aggravated at myself for staying in that car for two and a half years that I knew in the back of my mind wasn’t what I needed to be in. But now we’re in something we can win in every week.”

The “Madhouse Scramble” sent Daniel Beeson of Kernersville to the pole for the start of the second race, with Joseph “Bobo” Brown of Winston-Salem starting on the outside front row. Joseph Brown moved past Beeson and then held off the strong challenges from Chris Fleming of Mount Airy to claim the win.

The victory trophy meant more than just beating the other racers to the finish line. For Joseph Brown, it meant victory over cancer. “I got to thank Jesus Christ and to thank God. From where I was three months ago – laying in a hospital bed fighting for my life – and here I am now back winning Modified races at the Madhouse,” said Joseph Brown. “This right here means dreams do come true. You go from fighting cancer three months ago to standing here in Victory Lane. If you’re fighting cancer, this right here shows that you can beat it and you can come back.”

In the Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series, Derek Stoltz of Walkertown took a hard-fought win in the Colors Edge Sportsman 100. Fastest qualifier Dylan Ward of Winston-Salem started on the pole and fended off initial challenges from Derek Stoltz, John Holleman of Winston-Salem, Zack Clifton of Walkertown, and Taylor Branch of Lewisville.

But Holleman was able to shove the bumper of Ward and slip inside to steal away the lead. Holleman held the lead for over 25 laps until Stoltz made his own move to grab the top spot. The two banged fenders with Holleman turning sideways and almost losing control. Holleman was able to steer back into the groove and continue the pressure on Stoltz. But the #02 car of Stoltz seemed to grow stronger with each lap as he held off Holleman, Zack Clifton, and Tommy Neal of Walkertown.

“That was a wild one. Started off with the 2 car [of Andrew Durham] brake checking me – and I owe him about three, so we’re down to two,” said Stoltz about giving a stout shot to Andrew Durham of Winston-Salem as they battled earlier in the race. “Holleman was brake checking me a lot too right there – finally had to push him to the side.”

In the Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series, Spencer Martin of Winston-Salem took the checkered in Saturday’s 20-lapper after moving past Christian Joyce of Trinity. Wesley Thompson of Advance and David Hopkins of Winston-Salem each brought home a win 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 75 Lee Jeffreys Wallburg, NC

3 1 Burt Myers Walnut Cove, NC

4 14 Bobby Measmer Jr. Concord, NC

5 5 Randy Butner Pfafftown, NC

6 22 Jonathan Brown Winston-Salem, NC

7 4 Jason Myers Walnut Cove, NC

8 53 John Smith Mount Airy, NC

9 13 Chris Fleming Mount Airy, NC

10 18 Daniel Yates Lexington, NC

11 2 Joseph Brown Winston-Salem, NC

12 44 Daniel Beeson Kernersville, NC

13 31 Zach Brewer Winston-Salem, NC

14 79 James Civali Davidson, NC

15 16 William Smith Mount Airy, NC

16 88 Tom Buzze

17 41 Jimmy Wallace Winston-Salem, NC

18 7 Ryan Nelson Winston-Salem, NC

19 51 Marty Butner Winston-Salem, NC

20 10 Cody Norman

21 15 Michael Ellender

22 77 Susan Harwell Jonesville, NC

2nd Modified Race: 25 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 2 Joseph Brown Winston-Salem, NC

2 13 Chris Fleming Mount Airy, NC

3 4 Jason Myers Walnut Cove, NC

4 53 John Smith Mount Airy, NC

5 22 Jonathan Brown Winston-Salem, NC

6 18 Daniel Yates Lexington, NC

7 5 Randy Butner Pfafftown, NC

8 1 Burt Myers Walnut Cove, NC

9 83 Tim Brown Tobaccoville, NC

10 44 Daniel Beeson Kernersville, NC

11 75 Lee Jeffreys Wallburg, NC

12 31 Zach Brewer Winston-Salem, NC

13 14 Bobby Measmer Jr. Concord, NC

14 88 Tom Buzze Winston-Salem, NC

15 79 James Civali Davidson, NC

16 16 William Smith Mount Airy, NC

17 41 Jimmy Wallace Winston-Salem, NC

18 51 Marty Butner Winston-Salem, NC

19 7 Ryan Nelson Winston-Salem, NC

20 77 Susan Harwell Jonesville, NC

21 15 Michael Ellender Winston-Salem, NC

Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series

Colors Edge Sportsman 100: 100 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 02 Derek Stoltz Walkertown, NC

2 21 Tommy Neal Walkertown, NC

3 19 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC

4 92 Kyle Southern Rural Hall, NC

5 55 Zack Ore Winston-Salem, NC

6 07 Kevin Neal Walkertown, NC

7 70 Dylan Ward Winston-Salem, NC

8 4 John Holleman Winston-Salem, NC

9 38 Mitch Gales Thomasville,NC

10 8 Casey Kepley Jr Winston-Salem, NC

11 86 Taylor Branch Lewisville, NC

12 81 Zack Clifton Walkertown, NC

13 30 Tanner Tilley Mount Airy, NC

14 01 Amber Lynn Walkertown, NC

15 3 Jeff Garrison Arcadia, NC

16 78 Nick Collins

17 2 Andrew Durham Winston-Salem, NC

18 62 Bubba Tilley Mount Airy, NC

19 14 Terry Thompson Winston-Salem, NC

20 68 Robbie Brewer Winston-Salem, NC

Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series

Street Stock Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 5 Spencer Martin Winston-Salem, NC

2 69 Gerald Robinson Jr Winston-Salem, NC

3 28 Billy Gregg Lexington, NC

4 40 Taylor Robbins Winston-Salem, NC

5 08 Jacob Creed Dobson, NC

6 07 Kenneth Stimpson Lewisville, NC

7 97 Jeremy Warren Winston-Salem, NC

8 13 Kevin Gilbert Mocksville, NC

9 99 Bryan Sykes Winston-Salem, NC

10 31 Brandon Butner East Bend, NC

11 98 Nate Gregg Lexington, NC

12 16 Brad Lewis Winston-Salem, NC

13 15 Nick Wall Pfafftown, NC

14 1 Christian Joyce Trinity, NC

15 33 Dennis Lanier Lexington, NC

16 11 Hunter Hutchens Boonville, NC

17 66 Mike Evans King, NC

18 09 David Creed Mount Airy, NC

19 00 Donnie Martin Winston-Salem, NC

20 29 Bradley Potts Clemmons, NC

21 22 Brian Wall Winston-Salem, NC

22 19 Corey Rose Trinity, NC

23 30 Blake Shupe Mount Airy, NC

24 2 Willie Wall Winston-Salem, NC

Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series

Stadium Stock A Race: 15 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 02 Wesley Thompson Advance, NC

2 81 Chuck Wall Lexington, NC

3 01 Chris Allison Mocksville, NC

4 47 Tyler McDonald Thomasville, NC

5 8 Brandon Brendle Winston-Salem, NC

6 76 Billy Cameron Jr Salisbury, NC

7 3 Kyler Staley Reedy Creek, NC

8 22 Adam Thomas Winston-Salem, NC

9 24 A.J. Sanders Mocksville, NC

10 27 Austin Cates Tobaccoville, NC

11 68 Tyler Bush Clemmons, NC

12 61 Jason Keaton Mocksville, NC

13 54 Justin Owens Walnut Cove, NC

14 69 Brandon Crotts Winston-Salem, NC

15 60 Brad Mickalowski Mocksville, NC

16 20 Scarlett Dahmer Kernersville, NC

17 1 Grayson Keaton Mocksville, NC

18 26 K.C. Myers Winston-Salem, NC

Stadium Stock B Race: 15 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN

1 10 David Hopkins Winston-Salem, NC

2 23 Andy Spears Lexington, NC

3 75 Jeffery Burrow Thomasville, NC

4 2X Todd Barnhardt Advance, NC

5 51 Junior Snow King, NC

6 49 Shawn Hayes Lenoir, NC

7 00 Ricky Wall Pilot Mountain, NC

8 28 Robert Mabe Germanton, NC

9 0 Carlos Clifton Germanton, NC

10 91 David Houck New London, NC

11 77 Chelsea Adkins Pilot Mountain, NC

12 2 Jason Everhart Lexington, NC

13 19 Mike Lowery Sophia, NC

14 39 Patrick Mullen Lexington, NC

15 33 DJ Dean Thomasville, NC

16 99 Blake Walker Lenoir, NC

17 09 Tim Evans Arcadia, NC

18 35 Johnny Baker Randleman, NC

Joseph “Bobo” Brown returns after a battle with cancer to take the checkered flag in the second Modified race.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_JBrownWC-1-.jpgJoseph “Bobo” Brown returns after a battle with cancer to take the checkered flag in the second Modified race. Eric Hylton Photography | For The Stokes News

Derek Stoltz (02) battles with John Holleman (4) on the way to the checkered in the Colors Edge Sportsman 100.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_Stoltz02Holleman4.jpgDerek Stoltz (02) battles with John Holleman (4) on the way to the checkered in the Colors Edge Sportsman 100. Eric Hylton Photography | For The Stokes News

After claiming the victory in a wild Colors Edge Sportsman 100, Derek Stoltz celebrates with a huge crowd in Winner’s Circle.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_StoltzWC-1-.jpgAfter claiming the victory in a wild Colors Edge Sportsman 100, Derek Stoltz celebrates with a huge crowd in Winner’s Circle. Eric Hylton Photography | For The Stokes News

Tim Brown stands in Winner’s Circle after winning Saturday’s first Modified 25-lapper – his second win in two weeks.
https://www.thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/web1_TBrownWC-1-.jpgTim Brown stands in Winner’s Circle after winning Saturday’s first Modified 25-lapper – his second win in two weeks. Eric Hylton Photography | For The Stokes News

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