Tim Brown climbed out of his car, answered one question about his Modified series victory and headed directly to his hauler.
An overdue win wasn’t going to cheer him up this late in a disappointing season.
Danny Bohn and Brown won the two 50-lap Modified races Saturday at Bowman Gray Stadium. Only a 150-lap finale remains on the 2017 schedule next week, and Brown was fourth in the points standings before pairing a sixth-place showing with his 84th career win.
After Brown matched his car number by posting his 83rd victory on May 27, he recorded two top-five finishes in the next 12 races.
“It’s somewhat of a good note for the team,” Brown said after his fourth victory of the year but his first in a race longer than 25 laps. “A poor season, broke a lot of (stuff), wrecked out a lot. I’m ready for next week to be over.”
Brown passed pole-sitter Jonathan Brown on the sixth lap of a relatively clean second race and used a solid night to jump to second in the standings. Burt Myers has a 79-point lead heading into the finale.
Making only his seventh and eighth Modified starts of the season at Bowman Gray, Bohn picked up his second consecutive victory four days after a carburetor inspection at the NASCAR Research & Development Center in Concord upheld his Aug. 5 win in a 100-lap race.
Bohn qualified 13th on Saturday for the first 50-lap race, which featured several big wrecks. Jason Myers and Tim Brown were the only two cars not slowed up by a fourth-turn pileup on the opening lap, and only three cars weren’t affected by a similar pileup on the third lap.
On lap 12, Myers and Brown were still in front when they wrecked, allowing Jonathan Brown and Bohn to move to the front. Jonathan Brown frequently held the lead over the next 25 laps, but Bohn nudged him up the track as they moved between the first two turns on lap…