Brown and Measmer Reverse Bad Luck at Bowman Gray

Last week, Bobby Measmer and Jonathan Brown left the race early and headed to the pits with mechanical issues. On Saturday, they left the race with the checkered.

Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem won Saturday’s first 25-lapper for the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series. Concord resident Bobby Measmer brought home the victory in the second 25-lap race – his first win ever at the Madhouse.

Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg was the fastest qualifier, placing him on the pole for the start of the first Modified race. Jonathan Brown turned the second fastest time and started second. As the green flag waved, the two powered forward, beating and banging for the lead until Brown was the one who emerged in the top spot. “I really hate that me and Lee got together on that start. I think we were both just going for the same real estate,” said Brown.

The #22 of Brown then held on to take the win. It was a welcome change of events for Brown, who has suffered for much of the season with bad luck and mechanical problems. “We have literally had the worst luck this year. I think this is the second race we’ve finished out of four,” said Brown. “The car’s pretty good. I think we can definitely make it a lot better, and I think these boys are in trouble this year.”

The “Madhouse Scramble” sent Frank Fleming of Mount Airy to the pole for the second race. Fleming shot out to claim the lead on the start, but Lady Luck was wreaking havoc throughout the field behind him. Points leader Burt Myers of Walnut Cove had a run-in with Jeremy Gerstner. Tim Brown of Tobaccoville fell off the pace and then set off a collision with Randy Butner of Pfafftown.

Bobby Measmer, who started in ninth, climbed his way through the field and was eventually pressuring Fleming for the lead. “We brought our lucky horseshoe tonight that one of my cousins gave me. It must’ve worked,” said Measmer. “We missed a big wreck there with Burt and Jeremy – got around Tim. It was just me and Frank then. And on the restart, I saw his car was really tight. I got inside of him a few times and finally completed the pass.”

After passing Fleming for the lead, Measmer went on to take the checkered. It was his first win at the legendary quarter-mile, making him the 135th driver to win a featured event at the Stadium and adding him to the list of fabled winners such as Richard Petty, Junior Johnson, and Glen Wood. “To finally put my name on that list is pretty awesome,” said Measmer. “The car has been really good. We just hadn’t had the end results. To finally seal that deal tonight and put our name on that list – I’m ready to get more wins now.”

In the Texas Steak & Tap House Sportsman Series, Dylan Ward of Winston-Salem was leading the way in the first 20-lapper. He seemed impossible to beat, but mechanical troubles arose and took him out of the race on lap 19. Zack Clifton of Walkertown moved up into the lead and went on to win.

Kevin Neal of Walkertown took the checkered in the second Sportsman race. He kept his nose clean at the front while Derek Stoltz of Walkertown and Tommy Neal of Walkertown battled behind him. Spencer Martin of Winst

on-Salem was the fastest qualifier for the Law Offices of John Barrow Street Stock Series on Saturday. He battled with Jacob Creed to grab the lead away on lap 48 in the Whelen Street Stock 50, claiming the checkered in the Street Stock Division’s largest and most prestigious race of the season.

In the Q104.1 Stadium Stock Series, A.J. Sanders of Mocksville and Brandon Brendle of Winston-Salem each brought home a win.

BGS Racing PR