BRL DSS S9 R4 Recap
by Ryan Senneker
22 Oct 2021
Bootleg Racing League | Season 9 | Round 4
Dirt Street Stock Series | Kokomo Speedway
Brandyn Proudfoot took home the checkered flag for Jim Beaver eSports at the Bootleg Racing League’s Dirt Street Stock Series around Kokomo Speedway after a long battle against William Hargreaves. Starting in 2nd between Johnny Ratley in the pole position and Hargreaves in 3rd, the race was exciting through the entire 40 lap event as Proudfoot and Hargreaves crossed the finish line with only .450 between them. Ratley was separated from the lead battle by lap traffic and finished in 3rd.
With his 3rd win of the season, Proudfoot puts some distance between Ratley and Billy Northcutt in the points standings. Ratley trails by 13 points after finishing in 3rd. Northcutt had a rough start finishing 7th after being involved in an incident on lap 1 and is now 25 points behind the lead. With seven more races in the season, Proudfoot can’t let his guard down quite yet. Ratley has shown that he is here to compete and has his eyes on the championship.
Finishing the race in the midst of a heated battle, Proudfoot never felt safe on the track. “He was right on me and the pressure was definitely there.” Driving around lap traffic while trying to stay ahead of Hargreaves, Proudfoot said, “He was definitely close enough he could’ve made the move and I frankly think there definitely would’ve been a slide job there if it weren’t for those lap cars.”