WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Saturday at Bowman Gray Stadium was a dream night for Tim Brown and his team.
The night started off strongly for Brown after he turned the fastest time in qualifying sessions for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series – his second pole out of two events this season at the Madhouse. Jonathan Brown started beside him on the outside front row and defending champ Burt Myers started in third.
Tim Brown led the way the entire time, although Jonathan Brown was delivering some stiff shots to his bumper. “My car wasn’t very good. I was extremely loose, so I couldn’t get in the corner. He could get in the corner so he could give me a shot – but once I got it settled down and got back in the gas I could get a little margin,” said Tim Brown.
“I’m a veteran over here. I’ve been doing this a long time.”
The No. 83 of Brown took the checkered – his 90th career Modified win at the Stadium.
The “Madhouse Scramble” put Danny Propst on the pole for the start of the second race. Carson Ware started in second.
It was the first time Ware had competed at the Stadium and the first time he had ever raced in a modified.
When the green fell, Propst lost control and Ware took over the lead. Ware immediately had to fend off Frank Fleming of Mount Airy. A few laps later, Burt Myers was on Ware’s bumper looking to pass. But the first-time driver held off both racing veterans to grab his first victory on his first night at the Stadium.
The win made him the 136th driver to win a featured event at Bowman Gray Stadium and added his name to the legendary list of winners such as Richard Petty, Bobby Allison, Glen Wood and Junior Johnson.
“Honestly the experience is unbelievable – to be able to run here not only with Tim and some of the greatest over here,” said Ware. “I’m still in shock. I can’t believe it. I threw up on the front stretch I was so nervous.”
Ware had to learn quickly to deal with the aggression on his rear
bumper that the Stadium is known for. “It wasn’t something I’m really
used to,” said Ware. “It was a lot on my plate, but I handled it well.
We took care of it and got the win tonight.”
The victory for Ware capped off an incredible night for Tim Brown and his team – it was Brown who secured the ride for Ware. “Me and Carson’s father go way back,” said Tim Brown. “We put the deal together this week – the kid comes over here and is super talented.”
“This race team – we’ve worked hard. Burt has kicked out butts in the points for the last few years. We’ve regrouped, built new cars, and we’re trying hard to win a championship this year,” said Brown. “Then to bring Carson over here for the first time ever in a Modified and the first time ever at the Stadium – and to pull off a win, it’s a special night.”
In the McDowell Heating & Air Sportsman Series, Amber Lynn took her first victory in a Sportsman car. She held off Justin Taylor, who returned to fly through the field in the second race and claim the win then.
Jacob Creed won for the Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series. Grayson Keaton and A.J. Sanders each brought home a win in the Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series.