BRL DSS S9 R11 Recap
by Ryan Senneker
17 Dec 2021
Bootleg Racing League | Season 9 | Round 11
Dirt Street Stock Series | Volusia Speedway Park
Brandyn Proudfoot of Jim Beaver eSports walked away tonight with the checkered flag and the season championship from the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock season finale at Volusia Speedway Park finishing ahead of Jim Reavis and J R Shepherd. Proudfoot struggled early in the evening to find his groove qualifying 5th and losing to Reavis in his heat race. Starting in 5th for the feature event, Proudfoot didn’t secure the lead position until halfway through the race and was never able to pull away from the field as he has been known to do once out front.
Going into the evenings event, Billy Northcutt was holding onto the lead in the point standings ahead of Proudfoot by 3 points. The two drivers stayed near each other on track keeping the pressure high as whichever driver finish ahead of the other would have become the season champion. Unfortunately, in a surprise upset, Northcutt was involved in an incident with only 5 laps remaining that ended his night after a long, hard fought season against Proudfoot. A disappointing end to an epic championship battle between these two drivers.
“Jim [Reavis] was right on me, as soon as I got out front and he seen what line I was running”, Brandyn Proudfoot told us about fighting for the lead. “I tried going everywhere in [turns] three and four. I tried the bottom. I tried the top, that just about killed me. It’s like I said in the beginning about saving those tires, I used them about seven laps early and I was able to use them to get in front of him, but by no means was I getting away.”