BRL GN S8 R3 Recap
by Ryan Senneker
16 Oct 2021
Bootleg Racing League | Season 8 | Round 3
Grand National Series | North Wilkesboro Speedway
J R Shepherd absolutely dominated the evening with his Different Path Motorsports Ford at North Wilkesboro Speedway claiming his first win of Season 8 with the Bootleg Racing League Grand National Series and his 51st career win overall. Justin Morton and James Lowe finished 2nd and 3rd while Kenny Kibbey secured the pole position for next week’s race at Five Flags Speedway by finishing 8th.
With his win, Shepherd also claims the points lead over Mathew Thunhorst and Austin Boelke with a gap of only 5 points between the three season winners. Just behind them, Justin Morton and James Lowe are tied for 4th place just 8 points behind the lead. It is still very much any driver’s championship at this point as this season has had 3 different winners for the first 3 races.
Out pacing the rest of the field lap after lap through the evening, J R Shepherd crossed the finish line over 3 seconds ahead of his competition. Besides simply having a preference for this track, Shepherd had some tricks up his sleeves going into the event. “I just tried something new with the brakes tonight and how I was using them and it seemed to pay off in the long run for sure.” Going into Five Flags Speedway next weekend, Shepherd looks to put some distance between himself and the other championship drivers in the standings.