BRL DSS S9 R7 Recap
by Ryan Senneker
12 Nov 2021
Bootleg Racing League | Season 9 | Round 7
Dirt Street Stock Series | Fairbury Speedway
William Hargreaves with the Dirt Panda Racing Team takes home their first win of the season ahead of Brandyn Proudfoot and Billy Northcutt at the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock Series feature event at Fairbury Speedway. J R Shepherd made a strong run early in the race with a great pace and staying with the front until unfortunate contact with Proudfoot sent him spinning into the infield. Proudfoot seemed to struggle early on finding his groove, but was able to make his way through the field and pressure Hargreaves for the lead coming across the finish line.
Proudfoot continues to gap the other drivers in the point standings now with 546 points putting him 53 points ahead of Billy Northcutt. Johnny Ratley, who did not race in this event, moved down to third in the standings now 113 points behind Proudfoot. Hargreaves holds onto 5th place trailing behind by 148 points. Simply winning more races won’t be enough to close the gap for Hargreaves. He’ll have to hope for some upsets in the field if he wants to challenge Proudfoot for the championship in the end.
“Once I got the lead it was pretty simple, just kind of lay back and do your thing and kind of keep hitting your marks until you feel some pressure.”, Hargreaves commented about holding control of the lead after a restart on lap 14 shook up the order up front. “Proudfoot, he had my heart thumping there at the end. I was able to ride so long there doing my own thing. He came on strong and got me going for sure, I thought he was going to get me.”