Tim Brown Scores Victory at Ace Speedway

ALTAMAHAW, N.C. – NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour driver Tim Brown scored the victory on Monday afternoon in front of a packed grandstand at Ace Speedway for his first win of the 2007 season.

Brown led the final 82 laps and beat second place driver L.W. Miller by more than half a second.

It was Brown's second career Whelen Southern Modified Tour victory and it came before an emotional pit crew that consists of several family members.


“This was a super car and the crew probably spent 20 hours working on it after last Saturday night's race at Martinsville,” said Brown, who finished fifth in the annual combination race with the Whelen Modified Tour. “This car was ungodly – it was awesome. I am just worn out not only because of this race but because I stayed up working on the car with them. I actually wasn't working that hard in the car because it was so good.

“We've had a good year but the luck hasn't fallen our way, but tonight it did. This is what it's all about. I just want to thank NASCAR and Whelen for their support. This victory makes up for a lot.”

L.W. Miller was thrilled with his victory which extends his Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship lead heading into Saturday night's race at Caraway (N.C.) Speedway.

“We had a good car but it obviously wasn't as good as the car Tim and that bunch had,” Miller said.

Rounding out the top-five behind Brown and Miller were Brian Loftin, Burt Myers and Woody Pitkat.

Perhaps one of the biggest stories of the night came on Lap 75 when two-time and defending Whelen Southern Modified Tour champion Junior Miller headed to the garage with engine problems en route to a rare 20th place finish.

The Whelen Southern Modified Tour returns to action this Saturday night at Caraway Speedway in Asheboro, N.C.

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NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour-Ace 150
September 3rd
At Ace Speedway
Altamahaw, NC

1. (3) #83 Tim Brown, Cana, VA., Chevrolet, 150 laps, 85.919 mph, $2,250.
2. (2) #36 L.W. Miller, Mooresville, N.C., Pontiac, 150, $1,500.
3. (8) #23 Brian Loftin, Lexington, N.C., Chevrolet, 150, $1,575.
4. (1) #1 Burt Myers, Walnut-Cove, N.C., Chevrolet, 150, $1,050.
5. (7) #79 Woody Pitkat, Stafford, Conn., Pontiac, 150, $100.
6. (5) #17 Brian King, Burlington, N.C., Chevrolet, 150, $850.
7. (4) #25 John Smith, Mount Airy, N.C., Chevrolet, 149, $750.
8. (10) #20 George Brunnhoelzl, Babylon, N.Y., Dodge, 149, $690.
9. (12) #07 Frank Fleming, Mount Airy, N.C., Pontiac, 149, $590.
10. (15) #7 Thomas Stinson, Chester, VA., Chevrolet, 148, $650.
11. (13) #57 Jay Foley, Stuart, VA., Chevrolet, 148, $525.
12. (6) #4 Jason Myers, Walnut Cove, N.C., Chevrolet, 148, $500.
13. (11) #8 Jay Mize, Clemmons, N.C., Chevrolet, 147, $485.
14. (18) #76 Jason Trinchere, Sherrills Ford, N.C., Chevrolet, 147, $460.
15. (20) #5 Randy Butner, Pfaffton, N.C., Chevrolet, 146, $445.
16. (16) #44 Brandon Hire, Winston-Salem, N.C., Chevrolet, 144, $430.
17. (9) #26 Wesley Swartout, Stroudsburg, Penn., Ford, 142, $420.
18. (14) #81 Brian Pack, Walkertown, N.C., Chevrolet, 138, $410.
19. (17) #31 Gene Pack, Myrtle Beach, S.C., Chevrolet, 104, ignition, $400.
20. (19) #69 Junior Miller, Pine Hall, N.C., Dodge, 75, engine, $390.

Race Statistics
Time of Race: 41 minutes 54 seconds
Margin of Victory: .604 seconds
Fastest Qualifier: T.Brown (97.893 mph, 14.710 seconds)
Caution Flags: 1 for 3 laps.
Lead Changes: 2 among 3 drivers.
Lap Leaders: L.Miller 1-7; B.Myers 8-68; T.Brown 69-150.
Standings: 1. L W MILLER 1285; 2. BURT MYERS 1247; 3. TIM BROWN 1235; 4. JUNIOR MILLER 1190; 5. BRIAN KING 1140; 6. JASON MYERS 1106; 7. GEORGE BRUNNHOELZL, III 1095; 8. BRIAN PACK 1033; 9. FRANK FLEMING 1017 10. GENE PACK 938

 

 

 

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