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Bohn takes victory, championship at Bowman Gray

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Danny Bohn picked up the victory in the Modified season finale at Bowman Gray Stadium, also scoring the division championship. / Photo: Eric Hylton Photography
WINSTON-SALEM, NC - It was one of the tightest points battles in years at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, NC - but when the dust settled on Saturday, Danny Bohn of Huntersville was the new champion.

For the last 18 years, the Brad’s Golf Cars Modified Series title has belonged to Tim Brown, Burt Myers, or Junior Miller. Entering Saturday night, there was a tight three-way race between three competitors who were each fighting for their first championship. Lee Jeffreys came into Saturday with the points lead, with Jason Myers in second and Danny Bohn just one point under Myers in third.

Tim Brown of Tobaccoville qualified on the pole and powered into the lead during the initial start. Bohn was the second fastest qualifier and used the first four double-file restarts to try and take over the lead.

Jason Myers of Walnut Cove and Lee Jeffreys of Wallburg battled for third place on the initial start, and Jeffreys pushed hard on the outside to eventually slip by Myers. Jeffreys needed only a top-four finish to secure the championship, but he began to slowly fade back through the field. Myers was just a position or two behind Bohn and ready to pounce if the moment arrived.

On lap 81, Brown and Bohn had to navigate through lapped traffic. Bohn saw an opportunity and darted to the inside of Brown to make the pass for the lead.

“I knew Tim was saving tires, and I knew I had a pretty good car underneath me,” said Bohn. “I just looked way ahead and had a feeling for what was going to happen. He left the bottom open, and I put my car there.”

Brown gave a valiant effort to reclaim the lead during the following double-file restarts, but Bohn held strong. A rain delay paused the racing action with just a few laps left, but Bohn came back and took the checkered flag after the track had been dried.

Jason Myers was bumped out of third by Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem, and Lee Jeffreys only managed to climb up to sixth – giving Bohn not only the victory in the race but also his first championship.

“We were set from day one to come over here and run for points. It didn’t look like it was going to be our year – we had a lot of bad luck. Coming into tonight, I knew I had a fast enough car to win the race, and it was going to be up to me,” said Bohn.

“I was sitting down there in turn two a couple years ago just hoping to race here,” added Bohn, who was overwhelmed at entering his name on the list of Stadium champions. “To look in that program and see all the names that have won here and have been champions here – I still can’t believe that I’m a champion here at Bowman Gray.”

Dawsonville's Spencer Davis - one day after scoring a Pro Late Model victory at 5 Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL - rolled home in seventh position.

In the Double D Construction Services Sportsman Series, Zack Clifton of Walkertown held strong to take victory in Saturday’s 40-lapper. Taylor Branch of Lewisville fought up to third, putting him in line to get the championship unless points leader Ryan Robertson of Winston-Salem finished sixth or higher.

Robertson battled fiercely to climb up to sixth – just enough to take the title. But unfortunately Robertson failed post-race technical inspection and was dropped to the rear of the field. Taylor Branch is declared the 2014 Sportsman champion.

The championship battle for the Q104.1 New Country Street Stock Series was a wild roller-coaster ride. Brian Wall of Winston-Salem needed to finish seven positions ahead of rookie Chase Hunt to earn the Street Stock crown. Wall moved up to third, putting the heat on Chase Hunt to finish in the top 10.

On the initial start, Hunt was involved in some cluttered traffic and banging cars, leaving sheet metal hanging from his machine. He was black-flagged and forced to pit, sending him to the rear. He fought hard to climb up in position, only to get spun again.

On turn four of the final lap, it seemed like Brian Wall was headed towards the championship. But disaster struck as Wall was spun by John McNeal of Winston-Salem from behind. Several cars careened into the infield, and Chase Hunt managed to thread the needle to fly by them all and finish fifth.

Reggie Doub of Germanton crossed the finish line first but was later disqualified after not passing post-race inspection. David Creed of Ararat was declared the winner.

In the Traffic Control Safety Services Stadium Stock Series, A.J. Sanders of Mocksville and Chuck Wall of Lexington raced for the championship. Sanders took the win, while Wall finished right on his bumper in second – just good enough to earn Wall the title.

Bowman Gray Stadium - Winston-Salem, NC
Race Results - Aug. 23, 2014

Modifieds
1. 53 Danny Bohn
2. 83 Tim Brown
3. 65 Jonathan Brown
4. 1 Burt Myers
5. 05 Tony Black
6. 77 Lee Jeffreys
7. 79 Spencer Davis
8. 13 Chris Fleming
9. 66 Ronnie Clifton
10. 28 Austin Pack
11. 4 Jason Myers
12. 7 Matt Cotner
13. 5 Randy Butner
14. 2 Joseph Brown
15. 75 Robert Jeffreys
16. 69 Junior Miller
17. 92 Brody Jones
18. 3 Danny Propst
19. 16 William Smith
20. 27 Mike Bohn
21. 72 Brent Elliott
22. 04 Brandon Ward
23. 21 Tommy Neal
24. 00 Kevin Orlando

Sportsman
1. 81 Zack Clifton
2. 26 Michael Tilley
3. 86 Taylor Branch
4. 68 Robbie Brewer
5. 54 Scott Hall
6. 4 John Holleman
7. 00 Justin Taylor
8. 55 Zack Ore
9. 19 Michael Adams
10. 71 D.J. Moore
11. 9 Rock Harris
12. 28 Dillon Tilley
13. 38 Mitch Gales
14. 07 Danny Cornwell
15. 72 Bryant Robertson

Street Stock
1. 09 David Creed
2. 99 John McNeal
3. 20 Derrick Rice
4. 16 Chase Hunt
5. 2 Willie Wall
6. 97 Jeremy Warren
7. 14 Aaron Hylton
8. 23 Kris Hoots
9. 94 Jeffery Wood
10. 4 Dakota Ratcliff
11. 1 David Sumner
12. 22 Brian Wall
13. 50 Austin Edwards
14. 30 Blake Shupe
15. 92 Casie Doub
16. 12 Doug Wall
17. 00 Donnie Martin
18. 13 Kevin Gilbert
19. 29 Bradley Potts
20. 18 Kirk Sheets
21. 40 Taylor Robbins
22. 98 Billy Gregg

Stadium Stock
1. 44 A.J. Sanders
2. 81 Chuck Wall
3. 4 Andrew Sanders
4. 40 Daniel Yates
5. 7 Chris Allison
6. 89 Joseph Swanson
7. 95 John Crotts Jr
8. 23 Andy Spears
9. 24 Doug Rembold
10. 00 Trey Phelps
11. 88 Ken Bridges
12. 91 Coty Crews
13. 62 Kevin Hedgecock
14. 50 Jimmy Walker
15. 59 Stephen Sanders
16. 01 Jason Keaton
17. 51 Sam Whitman
18. 69 Billy Cameron Jr
19. 71 Auston McElveen
20. 8 Shane Southard
21. 48 Junior Smith
22. 02 Wesley Thompson
23. 13 Randy Lineberry

Link: Bowman Gray Stadium
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