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November 7, 2021

BRL GN S8 R6 Recap

by Lowell Jewell

by Ryan Senneker
06 Nov 2021
Bootleg Racing League | Season 8 | Round 6
Grand National Series | Southern National Speedway

Justin Morton with Total Downforce Racing took the checkered flag for the first time this season beating out J R Shepherd and Mathew Thunhorst with the Bootleg Racing League Grand National Series 100 lap event around Southern National Speedway. As the race went on with an 82 lap green flag run to the end, the leaders spread out away from each other as Morton showed his pace to be the dominate one crossing the finish line with more than a second gap ahead of Shepherd.

With his first victory for the season, Morton takes 3rd place back from Kenny Kibbey by 1 point in the standings. Shepherd still holds onto the lead, finishing 2nd in the race, with Thunhorst, who finished 3rd in the race, only 4 points behind and 10 points ahead of Morton. Now half way through the season, the race for the championship is still within reach of any of these four drivers as they continue to put on strong performances.

Justin Morton made his way to the front early and stayed there for the remainder of the event. “Once I got up there I sort of just settled into a groove, felt pretty good. I was a little worried I was killing my stuff a little bit but it seemed I was getting that right balance.” As the Bootleg Racing League prepares to head to Myrtle Beach Speedway next weekend, Morton is confident going back. “I love Myrtle Beach. It’s probably my favorite short track on the service right now.”

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