BRL GN S8 R2 Recap
by Ryan Senneker
09 Oct 2021
Bootleg Racing League | Season 8 | Round 2
Grand National Series | Hickory Motor Speedway
Mathew Thunhorst took the checkered flag at the first running of the Hickory Motor Speedway for the Bootleg Racing League’s Grand National Series. Taking the lead on lap 27, Thunhorst held off J R Shepherd and James Lowe for the remainder of the race showing himself to be the dominate driver at the end of the night.
With the night’s victory, Thunhorst and Shepherd are now tied for first place in the point standings, each with 78 points. Austin Boelke trails behind by only 2 points, Kenny Kibbey by 4 points, and James Lowe by 6 points. The tight competition means no mistakes for the drivers competing for the BRL Season 8 championship.
Asked about next weekend’s race at North Wilkesboro Speedway, Thunhorst is cautiously optimistic. “Definitely have my work cut out for me, a lot of fast guys in front of me or in between me and that number one spot. I’m going to be positive about it. You know, feeling good, but I know I got a lot of strong competitors that I got to try to beat too. It’s one of those thing, just going to have to see how it plays out.”