BRL GN S8 R9 Recap
by Ryan Senneker
04 Dec 2021
Bootleg Racing League | Season 8 | Round 9
Grand National Series | Martinsville Speedway
Kenny Kibbey drove his Nocturnal Gaming Chevrolet all the way to victory lane after leading every lap at the Bootleg Racing League Grand National Series 100 lap event around Martinsville Speedway ahead of J R Shepherd and Mathew Thunhorst. Kibbey started in 2nd place behind Donny Moore and wasted no time securing the lead for himself and maintained a comfortable gap ahead of the competition even through a restart after a caution in the second half. Shepherd and Thunhorst had a titanic battle over 2nd place, but Shepherd never allowed Thunhorst the opportunity to take away the inside line.
Securing his second win of the season, Kibbey moves into 3rd place in the point standings and closes his gap to 18 points behind J R Shepherd who is the current leader. Thunhorst still holds onto 2nd only 7 points behind Shepherd. Justin Morton finished tonight in 7th place and drops back to 4th in the points now 2 points behind Kibbey. With only two events remaining to determine the season champion, there is a mere 20 point split between these top 4 drivers as we head to The Bullring in Las Vegas next weekend and finally crowning our new champion at New Smyrna Speedway the following weekend.
“We’ve had a few rough weeks last couple, a few races that kind of got away from us. It’s a great shot in the arm to be back in victory lane.”, Kenny Kibbey told us about dominating the entirety of the event ahead of such a competitive field of drivers. “The challenge each week has been to kind of get used to the setup that’s been made for us and sometimes it works out for me and sometimes it doesn’t.”