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21 Jan 2022
Bootleg Racing League | Season 10 | Round 3
Dirt Street Stock Series | Volusia Speedway Park
Lon Franks claimed his first win of the season tonight in the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock Series feature event at Volusia Speedway Park finishing ahead of Billy Northcutt and Brandyn Proudfoot. As with Jordan Gage at Eldora Speedway two weeks ago, Franks made himself known in his debut race by starting in 4th, getting control of the lead early, and holding off the likes of Proudfoot, Hargreaves, and Northcutt across the finish line.
“You could about go anywhere really, so I was just trying to stay smooth once I got the lead”, Franks commented on his win tonight. Franks is currently sitting in 17th in the point standings with a total of 81 points with this being his first race with the league, but he says that he’s not really focused on a championship at this time. “I’m just here for a good time. Whatever happens happens, you know. Run clean and fast and points will gather as they do.”
Joining the season after two races have already completed, Franks has an uphill battle to challenge for the championship at this point in the season. Proudfoot moved up into the lead currently with 225 points ahead of Northcutt by 14 points. Hargreaves dropped back to 3rd in the standings with a total of 198 points after a late race incident sent him to the back of the field. Gage is quickly falling out of contention with the championship early in the season after being involved in an incident that ended his night making for two bad weeks in a row for the driver.