By Cody Heacox
In the words of Jeff Bunton “Ahh It’s another Bowman Gray Hangover” as Sportsman had their final 100 main event of the season. As it was a perfect night for racing with the beautiful clear skies. From a late race winning move to an absolute great comeback story.
As Street Stock would get the night started with Spencer Martin holding off Gerald Robinson for his fifth win of the season. Billy Gregg third, Taylor Robbins fourth, and Jac Creed fifth.
Next would be the first of two 25 lap modified races. While Tim Brown would start on the pole and go on to lead flag to flag and pick up his third win of the season and second win in a row. Lee Jeffreys second, Burt Myers third, Bobby Measmer Jr fourth, and Randy Butner fifth.
Now it’s time for the nights Main Event the Colors Edge Sportsman 100, as Dylan Ward would start on the pole and led most of the race, as Derek Stoltz would make contact with Andrew Durham sending Durham into the wall. “I hit the 2 car (Andrew Durham),” Stoltz said. “It was on purpose. It was deliberate, and I told him I was going to. He’s cost me two races this year, so I just cost him a whole lot of money. I figured we were even for that first time he wrecked me. Now we’ve got one more.”
While Ward and John Holleman would battle for many laps for the lead, eventually Holleman would get by and lead for a handful of laps until Primetime himself Derek Stoltz would get behind Holleman. As the two would battle hard for the lead and both used every little bit of their bumpers on one another. Stoltz would bump Holleman out of the way and take the lead. With 15 to go Taylor Branch would get into the back of Amber Lynn causing her to spin.
The race would then restart with 11 laps remaining and Stoltz took would grab the lead over Zack Clifton. Then with 5 to go Clifton and Holleman would make contact ending the chance for both drivers to pick up the win. Meanwhile Derek Stoltz would go on to hold off Tommy Neal to pick up the second Sportsman 100 win of the season. Michael Adams third, Kyle Southern fourth and Zack Ore fifth.
Time for race number two of the Modifieds, Daniel Beeson would start on the pole with Bobo Brown alongside him. Brown would get by Beeson early and set sail. While Chris Fleming would move up to second with Jason Myers right behind him. Although Fleming gave him a run for his money, Bobo Brown would go on to pick up the emotional win to his great comeback story after his fight with cancer. For Brown this meant a 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.”
Chris Fleming would finish second, Jason Myers third, John Smith fourth and Jonathan Brown fifth.
David Hopkins and Wesley Thompson would win Stadium Stock.
RACE RESULTS: JULY 28
BRAD’S GOLF CARS MODIFIED SERIES: Race One
|4||14||Bobby Measmer Jr.|
BRAD’S GOLF CARS MODIFIED SERIES: Race Two
|13||14||Bobby Measmer Jr.|
TEXAS STEAK & TAP HO– USE SPORTSMAN SERIES: Colors Edge Sportsman 100
|10||8||Casey Kepley Jr|
LAW OFFICES OF JOHN BARROW STREET STOCK SERIES
|2||69||Gerald Robinson Jr|
Q104.1 STADIUM STOCK SERIES: Race A
|6||76||Billy Cameron Jr|
Q104.1 STADIUM STOCK SERIES: Race B