BRL GN S8 R7 Recap
by Ryan Senneker
13 Nov 2021
Bootleg Racing League | Season 8 | Round 7
Grand National Series | Myrtle Beach Speedway
James Lowe took home his first win of the season tonight at the Bootleg Racing League Grand National Series 100 lap event around Myrtle Beach Speedway ahead of J R Shepherd and Mathew Thunhorst. Lowe took the lead from Jeffery Hardin early in the race quickly getting into a comfortable groove and out pacing the rest of the field as the other championship drivers fought among themselves for the best possible finishing position they could secure. Thunhorst made a strong charge for the front after being involved in an incident on the first lap that essentially made him start the race from the back of the field.
J R Shepherd holds onto the points lead with a total of 273 points only 5 points ahead of Mathew Thunhorst and 12 points ahead of Justin Morton. Kenny Kibbey is still in 4th place in the standings sitting just 2 points behind Morton. With his win today, James Lowe now trails behind Shepherd by 66 points, still within reach of the championship battle if he continues to put on strong performances in the last 4 rounds of the season. Each of these driver have won one race this season with the exception of Thunhorst who took the checkered flag twice, once at Hickory Motor Speedway and again at Five Flags Speedway.
“Got a lot of good competition out there so it’s hard to get a win. So when you get one, you gotta feel good about it.”, Lowe commented with us while celebrating his win tonight. Thunhorst held no hard feelings with Justin Morton after contact sent him to the back of the field early in the race. He made an impressive run back to the front and finished in 3rd place in the end, “Can’t complain too much from that on lap 2 to sitting on the podium here on lap 100. So, a little rough, a little adversity, but you know, still a good day.”