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Tim Brown Shatters Qualifying Record at Bowman Gray
>
> Brown on pole for Tucson 200, Myers outside pole.
>
> (Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Last night at Bowman Gray
> Stadium,
> the stage was set for some fireworks.
> With a new tire compound being used for the Farm Bureau Insurance
 Modified
> Series, many drivers thought that the softer tires would allow for
 faster
> times - some even predicted that speed records would be broken.
> Tim Brown of Cana, Va. wasn't one to disappoint. Brown turned a
 blistering
> time of 12.966 seconds, breaking the Stadium's previous record of
 13.069
> and
> making Brown's lap the fastest in the 60-year history of Bowman Gray
> Stadium.
> "These things have a lot of grip," said Brown. "You can throw it in
 the
> corner just as much as your nerve will let you."
> But looking forward to the Tucson 200 tonight, Brown and the rest of
 the
> Stadium drivers have questions about the new tires' durability. "I'm
 still
> a
> little concerned about how they're going to last in the 200-lap
 race,"
> said
> Brown. "But if my tires burn off, then the next man's tires are going
 to
> burn off - it's just going to be a pit stop battle."
> Some drivers believe that a set of tires will last for the duration
 of the
> 200-lap race, while others have said that each car will need to make
> multiple pit stops. But every driver agrees that no one will know for
 sure
> until the Tucson 200 tonight.
> Starting on the outside front row is Burt Myers of Walnut Cove. Myers
 and
> Brown were championship contenders last season, and Myers nudged
 Brown out
> of the way during the final laps of the season-ending event to claim
 the
> 2007 Championship. The fans will find out tonight if any remaining
 bad
> blood
> resurfaces during the 2008 season.
> Brian Loftin of Lexington starts third, Jeremy Stoltz of Walkertown
 starts
> fourth, and Robert Jeffreys of Winston-Salem rounds out the top five.
> The top 10 qualifiers locked in their starting position on Friday
 night.
> There will be another round of qualifying Saturday night to determine
> positions 11 through 24. Competitors may choose to stand on their
 times
> from
> Friday night or scrap their time and requalify on Saturday.
> Ticket gates open at 6:00 for practice. The first race starts at
 8:00. For
> more information, visit www.bowmangrayracing.com.
>
>
> Qualifying for Tucson 200 - Friday Night, April 25.
>
> RANK Qualifying CAR DRIVER HOMETOWN
> 1 12.966 83 Tim Brown Cana, VA
> 2 13.061 1 Burt Myers Walnut Cove, NC
> 3 13.158 23 Brian Loftin Lexington, NC
> 4 13.195 20 Jeremy Stoltz Walkertown, NC
> 5 13.232 75 Robert Jeffreys Winston-Salem, NC
> 6 13.234 69 Junior Miller Danbury, NC
> 7 13.236 77 Lee Jeffreys High Point, NC
> 8 13.256 14 Bobby Hutchens Lexington, NC
> 9 13.309 47 Andrew Durham Roaring River, NC
> 10 13.344 81 Brian Pack Walkertown, NC
> 11 13.350 13 Chris Fleming Mount Airy, NC
> 12 13.368 50 Michael Clifton Walkertown, NC
> 13 13.370 5 Randy Butner Pfafftown, NC
> 14 13.372 99 Kevin Powell Winston-Salem, NC
> 15 13.383 07 Frank Fleming Mount Airy, NC
> 16 13.392 4 Jason Myers Walnut Cove, NC
> 17 13.395 49 Scott Rigney Mount Airy, NC
> 18 13.396 11 John Lain Kernersville, NC
> 19 13.407 40 Brad Robbins Winston-Salem, NC
> 20 13.437 15 Mike Herman Kannapolis, NC
> 21 13.594 70 Alfred Hill Jonesville, NC
> 22 13.674 53 Jonathan Brown Winston-Salem, NC
> 23 13.994 33 Matt Caldwell Lexington, NC
> 24 14.167 92 Brody Jones Statesville, NC
>
>
> ###
>
> Legendary Bowman Gray Stadium is NASCAR's longest running weekly race
 
> track.
> Known as "The Home of the Hot Modifieds," Bowman Gray continues its
 60
> year
> tradition of providing exciting racing action at family friendly
 prices.
>
 


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