Jeffreys Claims Win, Looks for More at Bowman Gray

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Jeffreys Claims Win, Looks for More at Bowman Gray

Story By: Loren Pinillis/Bowman Gray Stadium

Photos By: Eric Hylton/Bowman Gray Stadium

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) With double points on the line on Saturday, the tension level was kicked up at Bowman Gray Stadium. And after a hard-won and emotional victory in the Modified race, Lee Jeffreys’s season may be kicked up a notch also.
Jeffreys started off the night by taking the pole in qualifying sessions for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series. Starting outside of him on the front row was 10-time champion Tim Brown of Tobaccoville.
“This is a special place. If you sit on the pole over here you’ve done something,” said Jeffreys about his qualifying success. “A lot of people have tried, and it’s a tough place to get around.”
When the green flag waved, Brown and Jeffreys fought side-by-side with Brown coming inches away from clearing Jeffreys and claiming the lead. But Jeffreys put the pedal to the metal and closed the door. He secured the lead and held on for 25 laps to claim the checkered flag – no small feat with Tim Brown, Burt Myers of Walnut Cove, and Jason Myers of Walnut Cove running right behind him.
“The guys behind me – you outrun them and you’ve done something for the night,” said Jeffreys, who dedicated the win to a former Stadium champion – his recently deceased father, Robert Jeffreys. “This is for my dad upstairs. He still looks down on us every Saturday night. Without him I wouldn’t be here. None of this equipment would be here for me.”
Jeffreys also credited his success to his crew and the crew of teammate Susan Harwell and her #77 Modified. “A lot of people don’t understand that when you have a second car, a lot of times those people put in just as much work as we do on this car. We used some of their stuff off the car this week, and it really got us going in practice – so that helped a lot,” said Jeffreys. “These guys have been working on this new car all year, and I think we’ve finally turned the corner on it. So I hope the rest of the year it’s going to be great.”
In the second Modified race, pole-starter Daniel Yates of Lexington dropped out of the lead in a dramatic crash against protective barriers in turn three. Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem took over the lead and went on to win the second Modified race.
After encountering some mechanical issues earlier, Jonathan Brown was unsure if he would even race – much less take the victory. “I have to thank Tim Brown. If it wasn’t for Tim, we probably wouldn’t have got to race tonight. We broke a transmission in qualifying and had to start in the rear,” said Jonathan Brown. “I have to thank my crew because if it wasn’t for them we never would have got this thing put together.”
The Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series battled on Saturday in the Midway Mobile Storage Sportsman 100 – one of three 100-lappers on the schedule for them this season. These long distance races put the endurance of both cars and competitors to the test.
Zack Clifton of Walkertown was the fastest qualifier, but Michael Adams of Yadkinville drew the pole for his start after the top six qualifiers redrew for position. Adams bolted out into the lead and seemed dominant for the first 75 laps.
However, his car began to feel the effects of the race length, slowly losing speed and handling. Kevin Neal of Walkertown slipped by Adams to steal away the lead on lap 76. Neal then held on through two double-file restarts to claim the victory.
Billy Gregg of Lexington flew from 16th up to the lead to win the 20-lapper for the Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series.
And in the Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series, Saturday was the Winston-Salem Journal Stadium Stock 50 – the longest and most prestigious race of the season for the division. Brandon Brendle of Winston-Salem tangled with Chuck Wall of Lexington and Chris Allison of Mocksville to claim the victory.

Race Results

Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series
1st Modified Race: 25 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN
1 75 Lee Jeffreys Wallburg, NC
2 83 Tim Brown Tobaccoville, NC
3 1 Burt Myers Walnut Cove, NC
4 4 Jason Myers Walnut Cove, NC
5 5 Randy Butner Pfafftown, NC
6 14 Bobby Measmer Jr. Concord, NC
7 33 Jeremy Gerstner Wesley Chapel, FL
8 22 Jonathan Brown Winston-Salem, NC
9 92 Brody Jones Statesville, NC
10 18 Daniel Yates Lexington, NC
11 13 Chris Fleming Mount Airy, NC
12 16 William Smith Mount Airy, NC
13 53 John Smith Mount Airy, NC
14 8 Darin Redmon Walnut Cove, NC
15 44 Daniel Beeson Kernersville, NC
16 79 George Brunnhoelzl III Mooresville, NC
17 78 Ryan Nelson Winston-Salem, NC
18 41 Jimmy Wallace Winston-Salem, NC
19 51 Marty Butner Winston-Salem, NC
20 77 Susan Harwell Jonesville, NC
2nd Modified Race: 25 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN
1 22 Jonathan Brown Winston-Salem, NC
2 4 Jason Myers Walnut Cove, NC
3 83 Tim Brown Tobaccoville, NC
4 1 Burt Myers Walnut Cove, NC
5 5 Randy Butner Pfafftown, NC
6 75 Lee Jeffreys Wallburg, NC
7 16 William Smith Mount Airy, NC
8 44 Daniel Beeson Kernersville, NC
9 8 Darin Redmon Walnut Cove, NC
10 92 Brody Jones Statesville, NC
11 13 Chris Fleming Mount Airy, NC
12 79 George Brunnhoelzl III Mooresville, NC
13 53 John Smith Mount Airy, NC
14 33 Jeremy Gerstner Wesley Chapel, FL
15 77 Susan Harwell Jonesville, NC
16 18 Daniel Yates Lexington, NC
17 51 Marty Butner Winston-Salem, NC
18 41 Jimmy Wallace Winston-Salem, NC
19 78 Ryan Nelson Winston-Salem, NC
20 14 Bobby Measmer Jr. Concord, NC
Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series
Midway Mobile Storage Sportsman 100: 100 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN
1 07 Kevin Neal Walkertown, NC
2 19 Michael Adams Yadkinville, NC
3 02 Derek Stoltz Walkertown, NC
4 2 Andrew Durham Winston-Salem, NC
5 86 Taylor Branch Lewisville, NC
6 81 Zack Clifton Walkertown, NC
7 92 Kyle Southern Rural Hall, NC
8 4 John Holleman Winston-Salem, NC
9 12 Justin Taylor Kernersville, NC
10 70 Dylan Ward Winston-Salem, NC
11 38 Mitch Gales Thomasville,NC
12 01 Amber Lynn Walkertown, NC
13 3 Jeff Garrison Arcadia, NC
14 68 Robbie Brewer Winston-Salem, NC
15 8 Casey Kepley Jr Winston-Salem, NC
16 71 DJ Moore Winston-Salem, NC
17 55 Zack Ore Winston-Salem, NC
18 21 Tommy Neal Walkertown, NC
19 1 Wayne Hill Winston-Salem, NC
Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series
Street Stock Race: 20 laps

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN
1 28 Billy Gregg Lexington, NC
2 40 Taylor Robbins Winston-Salem, NC
3 49 Steven Berrier Germanton, NC
4 22 Brian Wall Winston-Salem, NC
5 99 Bryan Sykes Winston-Salem, NC
6 16 Brad Lewis Winston-Salem, NC
7 98 Nate Gregg Lexington, NC
8 72 Bryant Robertson Lexington, NC
9 30 Blake Shupe Mount Airy, NC
10 5 Spencer Martin Winston-Salem, NC
11 15 Nick Wall Pfafftown, NC
12 13 Kevin Gilbert Mocksville, NC
13 08 Jacob Creed Dobson, NC
14 97 Jeremy Warren Winston-Salem, NC
15 33 Dennis Lanier Lexington, NC
16 71 Willie Newman Tobaccoville, NC
17 11 Hunter Hutchens Boonville, NC
18 69 Gerald Robinson Jr Winston-Salem, NC
19 09 David Creed Mount Airy, NC
20 12 Doug Wall Pfafftown, NC
21 29 Bradley Potts Clemmons, NC
Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series
Winston-Salem Journal Stadium Stock 50: 60 laps (race extended due to caution)

FINISH CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN
1 2 Brandon Brendle Winston-Salem, NC
2 1 Grayson Keaton Mocksville, NC
3 02 Wesley Thompson Advance, NC
4 23 Andy Spears Lexington, NC
5 81 Chuck Wall Lexington, NC
6 22 Adam Thomas Winston-Salem, NC
7 26 K.C. Myers Winston-Salem, NC
8 47 Tyler McDonald Thomasville, NC
9 27 Austin Cates Tobaccoville, NC
10 01 Chris Allison Mocksville, NC
11 24 A.J. Sanders Mocksville, NC
12 11 Chad Hopkins Winston-Salem, NC
13 14 Ken Bridges King, NC
14 91 David Houck New London, NC
15 60 Brad Mickalowski Mocksville, NC
16 28 Robert Mabe Germanton, NC
17 69 Brandon Crotts Winston-Salem, NC
18 54 Justin Owens Walnut Cove, NC
19 76 Billy Cameron Jr Salisbury, NC
20 68 Tyler Bush Clemmons, NC
21 20 Scarlett Dahmer Kernersville, NC
22 61 Jason Keaton Mocksville, NC
23 3 Kyler Staley Reedy Creek, NC
24 35 Johnny Baker Randleman, NC
25 37 Josh Osborne Salisbury, NC
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