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24
Sep

BRL DSS S13 R1 Recap

23 September 2022
Bootleg Racing League | Season 13 | Round 1
Dirt Street Stock Series | Lanier National Speedway
Sim Racing Software: iRacing

Zachary Loomis took the first win of the new season tonight in the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock Series at Lanier National Speedway ahead of Jason Best and J R Shepherd. “It was wearing away. My tires were wearing away and I could feel it. Just made the best out of it”, Loomis commented on his late stage run and in regard to going forward in the season, “I’m really excited. Lanier isn’t my strong point so I’m excited for this season.”

Zachary Loomis jumped to the top of the boards with a 4-lap average lap time of 16.487 in qualifying and start on the pole in the first of two heat events. Loomis ran away with the lead to take the win while William Hargreaves started back in 7th and wasn’t able to make up much ground through the field finishing in 6th. Chris Davis led the final heat with Jason Best to his outside as the green flag came back out. Davis and Best battled over the lead with Davis taking the checkered flag in the end as passing again proved difficult for drivers tonight. J R Shepherd and Billy Northcutt won the consolation events, and the drivers came back out on track for the 40-lap feature event.

Zachary Loomis led the 16-car field to the green flag with Chris Davis to his outside as the action kicked off in tonight’s feature event. Loomis jumped out to a strong lead off the start as much of the field went two or three wide fighting over position early in the run. Both Dirt Panda drivers, Billy Northcutt and William Hargreaves, were stuck in the mid-pack finding it difficult to move up through the dense traffic. Davis was battling side by side with Jason Best trying to hold onto 2nd place with J R Shepherd waiting directly behind them in 4th. Adam Carlisle was quietly moving forward clearing around both Dirt Pandas into 5th place as the drivers crossed the halfway point.

With 20 laps remaining, Loomis had stretched his lead out to over 1.5 seconds over Best. Shepherd took 3rd place from Davis and had a safe gap behind him as Hargreaves and Northcutt were battling with each other over 6th place. Hargreaves cleared ahead and got a nose to the outside of Davis in 5th. The two drivers started trading sliders back and forth while Dylan Corey fought Carlisle for 7th place ahead of a battle between Michael Menees and Bobby Hayes over 9th. Going into the final 10 laps, the top 3 drivers had completely checked out and had a commanding lead over the rest of the field.

Hargreaves and Davis started aggressively pushing each other harder as the laps counted down. Shepherd had closed the gap to Best to pressure for 2nd place going into the final stretch. Coming out of the last corner, Zachary Loomis took the checkered flag unchallenged for the most part tonight with the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock Series with Jason Best, J R Shepherd, William Hargreaves, and Chris Davis rounding out the top 5 finishers at Lanier National Speedway.

Zachary Loomis made a strong statement to start off Season 13 while the Dirt Panda drivers struggled all night and had a poor showing compared to what we’ve come to expect from previous seasons. Now the drivers now set their focus to Weedsport Speedway on September 30th with all of the dirt slinging action broadcast live at 710PM ET exclusively on the Virtual Grip Network!

9
Sep

BRL DSS S12 R11 Recap

09 September 2022
Bootleg Racing League | Season 12 | Round 11
Dirt Street Stock Series | Knoxville Raceway
Photograph by: Billy Northcutt
Sim Racing Software: iRacing

William Hargreaves with Dirt Panda took his 5th win of the season and defended the title of season champion tonight in the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock Series at Knoxville Raceway ahead of J R Shepherd and Kevin Davis. “Yeah, that’s pretty cool, huh?”, Hargreaves joked around with us after taking the Season 12 championship, “It’s more than just winning championships or even just winning races here I like it in this league. They’re hard to come by.”

Billy Northcutt came into the final round of Season 12 with the fast lap in qualifying clocked at 22.692 ahead of his teammate, William Hargreaves, by 0.052. Brandyn Proudfoot struggled to find the speed early on and put down a time over 0.1 off the pole. Northcutt led every lap to take the first heat win of the night while Hargreaves and Proudfoot battled over the lead through the second heat with Hargreaves taking the checkered flag by 0.152 over Proudfoot at the line. Zachary Loomis finished out the heats taking the win ahead of Cody Shaw. Thomas Vickers and Jason Best claimed the wins in the consolation races leading into the main feature.

Northcutt and Hargreaves shared the front row as the 18-car field took the green flag at Knoxville for the 40-lap feature event. Both Dirt Panda drivers stayed side by side around the first lap while the field spread out three wide in several spots fighting for positions early. Hargreaves got a nose ahead of Northcutt as the two continued to battle over the lead with 5 laps behind them. Proudfoot was aggressively pushing to the front running tight behind Northcutt on the high side. Hargreaves was able to clear ahead of Northcutt on lap 12 for the first time of the night.

Zachary Loomis had gotten around Proudfoot for 3rd and was pressuring Northcutt for 2nd place while Proudfoot fell back further into the field being overtaken by Kevin Davis and Cody Shaw with significant damage to his front suspension after contact with the outside wall. As the drivers crossed the halfway point of the night, Northcutt closed back in on Hargreaves’ rear bumper and Proudfoot fell back as far as 11th place still trying to wrestle the damaged #22 General Tire machine around the track. The leaders pulled away from the rest of the field by over 1 second as the battle between the Dirt Panda drivers heated up.

J R Shepherd was leading the majority of the field from 3rd place with Davis looking to his inside but unable to make complete the move. With 9 laps remaining, Proudfoot was forced to come down pit road for repairs throwing out any chance of reclaiming the series championship. Hargreaves started to build a gap between himself and Northcutt going into the final 5 laps, but as the leaders were negotiating through lap traffic Northcutt made contact with Grady Wilson sending Northcutt around on track with 2 lap to go. Hargreaves took the green flag for a 2-lap shootout to the checkered flag. William Hargreaves had a great launch off the start and pulled away to take the win and the season championship with J R Shepherd, Kevin Daivs, Cody Shaw, and John Wilson rounding out the top 5 finishers tonight at Knoxville Raceway.

With tonight’s victory, William Hargreaves officially defended his championship title with 775 points against Brandyn Proudfoot’s 743 points and Billy Northcutt’s 729 points. J R Shepherd finished 4th in the point standings with 685 points with Jeffrey Hardin rounding out the top 5 this season with 557 points. Next week is the 2nd annual running of the BRL Dirt Shootout on September 16th with the drivers jumping into the Pro Late Models around I-55 Speedway to put on a show you won’t want to miss going live at 7:10PM ET exclusively on the Virtual Grip Network!

26
Aug

BRL DSS S12 R10 Recap

26 August 2022
Bootleg Racing League | Season 12 | Round 10
Dirt Street Stock Series | Limaland Motorsports Park
Photograph by: Billy Northcutt
Sim Racing Software: iRacing

William Hargreaves with Dirt Panda claimed his 4th win of the season tonight in the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock Series at Limaland Motorsports Park ahead of Zachary Loomis and Billy Northcutt. “[Northcutt] definitely wasn’t going away there and he almost had me on the second caution restart for sure”, Hargreaves shared with us after battling his teammate for the win, “Even the first one he probably could’ve threw a slider if he really, really wanted to.”

William Hargreaves sat at the top of the boards with a fast lap at 15.156 in qualifying as the night started out. Brandyn Proudfoot qualified dead last in the field as he struggled to sort out mechanical issues with his machine. Hargreaves took the win in the first heat ahead of Chris Davis, Billy Northcutt won the second heat ahead of Zachary Loomis and J R Shepherd took the third and final heat win of the night beating Grady Wade across the line. Jeffrey Hardin and Thomas Vickers won each of the consolation races as the 16-car field stacked back up for the 40-lap feature event with Brandyn Proudfoot going home early in a shocking upset for the points leader.

Hargreaves led the field out of turn four as the green flag came out over the track with Northcutt to his outside. Shepherd jumped off the start and got alongside Northcutt while Hargreaves was able to clear into the lead. Hargreaves and Northcutt were able to break away from the field as Davis and Shepherd battled over 3rd with Shepherd falling back to 5th behind Loomis. Shepherd continued to fall back in the field under pressure from Dylan Corey behind him with 10 laps completed.

Loomis joined the battle for the lead going into the second half of the night while Shepherd and Davis battled again over 4th. John Wilson was quietly making his way up through the field up to 7th battling with Cody Shaw. The Dirt Panda teammates ran side by side for the lead with Northcutt trying to make the inside line work while Loomis ran close behind Hargreaves to prevent Northcutt from rejoining the high line. Loomis was able to take away 2nd place forcing Northcutt to slide up in front of Davis in 4th. Wilson had cleared ahead of Shepherd into 5th closing quickly on Davis.

Wilson was running directly through the slick on the track clearing ahead of Davis with Northcutt now in his sights with 10 laps remaining. Vickers and Davis came together with only 6 laps to go bringing out the caution and restacking the field for a single file restart. Hargreaves had a strong jump off the green and started to break away from Loomis while Wilson was under pressure from Shaw going into the final lap. William Hargreaves took the checkered flag ahead of Zachary Loomis with Billy Northcutt, John Wilson, and Dylan Corey rounded out the top 5 finishers tonight at Limaland Motorsports Park.

Brandyn Proudfoot continues to lead in the point standings with 701 points after not making the feature tonight while William Hargreaves closed the gap to the leader almost completely only 9 points behind at the end of the night. Billy Northcutt holds onto 3rd with 666 points, J R Shepherd sits in 4th place with 612 points, and Jeffrey Hardin moves up into 5th with 525 points. The drivers of the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock Series now head to Knoxville Raceway for the final round of season 12 on September 9th with all of the dirt slinging action broadcast live at 7:10PM ET exclusively on the Virtual Grip Network!

20
Aug

BRL DSS S12 R9 Recap

19 August 2022
Bootleg Racing League | Season 12 | Round 9
Dirt Street Stock Series | The Dirt Track at Charlotte
Sim Racing Software: iRacing

William Hargreaves with Dirt Panda claimed his third win of Season 12 tonight with the Bootleg Racing League at The Dirt Track at Charlotte ahead of Brandyn Proudfoot and Zachary Loomis. “We got down to the end there and I just literally went where he didn’t go… he thought I was going to go high and I just braked and dove low”, Hargreaves commented as the night came to a close, “It was a lot of fun racing with all these guys tonight.”

Brandyn Proudfoot held the fastest time in qualifying with a quick lap clocked at 18.792 and took the win in the first heat race of the night over Zachary Loomis securing the pole for the upcoming 40-lap feature later on in the night. J R Shepherd took the second heat win over William Hargreaves and Billy Northcutt took the third and final heat win over Bobby Hayes. Kevin Davis beat Jason Best to the line in the C Main and Thomas Vickers won the B Main consolation over Chris Davis as the night ramped up to the feature event.

Proudfoot led the 18-car field to the green flag running to the inside of Shepherd. Hargreaves quickly jumped ahead into 2nd place around the first lap and wasted no time going after Proudfoot. Shepherd and Loomis battled over 3rd while Kevin Davis struggled to hold off Best directly behind them. Proudfoot was still in control of the field as the drivers completed the first 10 laps of the night with Hargreaves still challenging for the lead and the leaders started trading sliders.

Proudfoot regained the lead as they passed the halfway mark ahead by a nose running the inside with Loomis, Shepherd and Best almost going 5 wide with the leaders running through the corners. Proudfoot and Hargreaves started trading sliders until Loomis caught the battle and went for the lead himself pinning Proudfoot behind Hargreaves with 10 laps remaining. Loomis couldn’t hold the pace and dropped back as the leaders resumed trading sliders aggressively with the laps counting down.

A late race caution brought the field back together with 7 laps remaining. Proudfoot held the lead for the single file restart ahead of Hargreaves gaining a strong advantage. Proudfoot had a strong launch, but Hargreaves stayed close behind trying several slider attempts that he wasn’t able to clear until the final corner where William Hargreaves cleared ahead of Brandyn Proudfoot to take the checkered flag with Zachary Loomis, J R Shepherd, and Jason Best rounding out the top 5 finishers tonight at The Dirt Track at Charlottle.

Brandyn Proudfoot further extends his lead in the point standings with 697 points becoming the unofficial season champion. William Hargreaves moves up to 2nd place after tonight’s win with 608 points with Billy Northcutt close behind in 3rd with 589 points. J R Shepherd holds onto 4th place with 545 points as Hunter Hill takes 5th away from Jeffrey Hardin with 488 points. The drivers of the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock Series now head to Limaland Motorsports Park for race 10 of season 12 on August 26th with all of the dirt slinging action broadcast live at 7:10PM ET exclusively on the Virtual Grip Network!

12
Aug

BRL DSS S12 R8 Recap

12 August 2022
Bootleg Racing League | Season 12 | Round 8
Dirt Street Stock Series | Lanier National Speedway
Photograph by: Billy Northcutt
Sim Racing Software: iRacing

Billy Northcutt with Dirt Panda took the checkered flag tonight in the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock Series at Lanier National Speedway ahead of Brandyn Proudfoot and Johnny Ratley. “That right there, that’s how it’s done.”, Northcutt commented as the exciting night came to a close, “[Proudfoot] got up beside me and I was pinching him down quite a bit, giving him barely enough room to race me clean and he still did. I mean, so that says a lot.”

Billy Northcutt jumped to the top of the timing board with a fast lap at 16.256 in qualifying to start the night off strong. Northcutt held off Brandyn Proudfoot in the first heat to take the win while Johnny Ratley led every lap to the checkered flag in the second heat event and Zachary Loomis took the third and final heat win of the night. Northcutt and Ratley shared the front row of the 18-car field as the drivers lined up on track for the 40-lap feature event ahead of Loomis and Proudfoot.

Northcutt held the lead off the start as Ratley, Proudfoot and Loomis went three wide over 2nd place going around the first lap. Loomis was the first to back off as Proudfoot and Ratley continued to battle side by side with Proudfoot holding the inside line. The battle gave Northcutt an opportunity to pull away with the lead slightly before Ratley cleared ahead of Proudfoot. J R Shepherd got to the inside of Loomis challenging for 4th place as the field put the first 10 laps behind them.

Northcutt continued to control the field as Ratley struggled to close up on the leader. William Hargreaves was quietly moving up through the field, up 5 spots into 6th place and reeling Shepherd in ahead. Proudfoot stayed within a car length behind Ratley who was falling off the pace of Northcutt as the first caution came out on lap 17 bringing the drivers back together and undoing Northcutt’s gap ahead. Northcutt again jumped out ahead of the field as racing resumed and Ratley was again battling side by side with Proudfoot for 2nd place.

Hargreaves was up to 4th and got his nose into the battle between Proudfoot and Ratley allowing Proudfoot to clear in 2nd as Ratley found himself fighting Hargreaves for 3rd. Proudfoot was quickly cutting down the gap that Northcutt had over the field closing in on his rear bump with 15 laps remaining. Hargreaves and Ratley were still running side by side over 3rd as the battle for the lead ran away from them and Loomis was battling to the outside of Shepherd for 5th.

Proudfoot was aggressively looking for an opening around Northcutt in the lead going into the final 10 laps of the night. Ratley cleared Hargreaves briefly just for Hargreaves to send his car back beneath him to challenge for 3rd again with Shepherd securely holding 5th place. Proudfoot got to the inside of Northcutt going into the last laps, but momentum was favoring Northcutt coming out of the corners. The two drivers came out of the final corner side by side with Billy Northcutt taking the checkered flag ahead of Brandyn Proudfoot by 0.023 at the line with Johnny Ratley, J R Shepherd, and William Hargreaves rounding out the top 5 finishers tonight at Lanier National Speedway.

Brandyn Proudfoot now has a commanding lead in the point standings with 616 points as the season championship. Billy Northcutt moves up to 2nd place after tonight’s win with 539 points with William Hargreaves close behind in 3rd with 531 points. J R Shepherd holds onto 4th place with 471 points as Jeffrey Hardin sits in 5th with 451 points. The drivers of the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock Series now head to The Dirt Track at Charlotte for race 9 of season 12 on August 19th with all of the dirt slinging action broadcast live at 7:10PM ET exclusively on the Virtual Grip Network!

6
Aug

BRL DSS S12 R7 Recap

05 August 2022
Bootleg Racing League | Season 12 | Round 7
Dirt Street Stock Series | Kokomo Speedway
Photograph by: Billy Northcutt
Sim Racing Software: iRacing

Brandyn Proudfoot with Jim Beaver eSports claimed his 5th win of the season tonight with the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock Series at Kokomo Speedway ahead of Zachary Loomis and J R Shepherd. “It’s definitely a momentum boost and a little bit of a confidence boost too.”, Proudfoot commented after dominating the track tonight, “The multi-lane track condition made it interesting. At the beginning of the race, I honestly wasn’t sure if I made the right choice, but I just tried to stick it out and see what happened and luck was in my favor tonight

Brandyn Proudfoot put down the fastest lap at the top of the evening with a 14.838 during qualifying and beat out J R Shepherd for the first heat race win securing the pole position for the feature event. Zachary Loomis took the second heat and started alongside Proudfoot on the front row. William Hargreaves won the third and final heat of the night and started 3rd in the feature. Proudfoot led the field around turn four and had a strong launch out ahead of the field as the green flag came out over Kokomo Speedway.

Proudfoot ran a very high line around the track while Loomis was committing to the inside trying to match Proudfoot’s pace. Shepherd and Billy Northcutt battled side by side over 3rd place with Hargreaves waiting behind for an opening to take advantage of. Proudfoot maintained control of the field ahead of Loomis as the drivers put the first 10 laps behind them as Northcutt started to fall back to 6th behind Jason Menda. Shepherd started look to the outside of Loomis looking to take away 2nd place with Menda following him along the wall.

Hargreaves found himself stranded to the inside and struggled to get ahead of Shepherd, but Loomis moved up to the high side and closing any gap Hargreaves could’ve moved up into. Menda tried to get his nose beneath Shepherd and, with Hargreaves still running low, he caused a three wide battle over 3rd before Menda was forced to fall back and Hargreaves cleared ahead of him on the high side for 4th. Proudfoot had stretched his lead out to over 1.5 seconds ahead of Loomis and was catching the first signs of lap traffic with 15 laps remaining.

Loomis continued to push down low, but Shepherd stayed within a few car lengths keeping the pressure up from the high side with Hargreaves and Menda running very close behind. Going into the final 5 laps, Proudfoot had extended his lead out to 2.5 seconds as he cautiously negotiated through the rear of the field. Proudfoot maintained his pace all the way to the checkered flag with Zachary Loomis, J R Shepherd, William Hargreaves and Jason Menda rounding out the top 5 finishers tonight in the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock Series at Kokomo Speedway.

Brandyn Proudfoot is running away with the lead in the point standings with 539 points as the season championship begins to look like a shutout. William Hargreaves holds onto 2nd place with 469 points with Billy Northcutt close behind in 3rd with 455 points. J R Shepherd moved up into 4th place with 405 points as Jeffrey Hardin slid back to 5th with 400 points. The drivers of the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock Series now set their sights toward Lanier National Speedway for race 8 of season 12 on August 12th with all of the dirt slinging action broadcast live at 7:10PM ET exclusively on the Virtual Grip Network!

30
Jul

BRL DSS S12 R6 Recap

29 July 2022
Bootleg Racing League | Season 12 | Round 6
Dirt Street Stock Series | Port Royal Speedway
Photograph by: Billy Northcutt
Sim Racing Software: iRacing

Brandyn Proudfoot with Jim Beaver eSports took his 4th checkered flag of the season tonight with the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock Series at Port Royal Speedway ahead of William Hargreaves and Hunter Hill. “I kind of just went with what I knew and instinct”, Proudfoot commented on knowing where to run on track as he slowly pushed further to the inside as the night went on.

Brandyn Proudfoot came into the night at the top of the timing and scoring boards with a fast lap at 22.790 in qualifying and taking the checkered flag in the first heat race of the night over William Hargreaves. Billy Northcutt took the second heat win for the night with Chris Davis taking the final transfer spot. Kevin Davis and J R Shepherd battled over the lead

Brandyn Proudfoot led the 16-car field to the green to the inside of Billy Northcutt as racing began for the 40-lap feature event with William Hargreaves starting in 3rd. Hargreaves made an attempt on the lead around the first lap but couldn’t clear Proudfoot slotting ahead of Northcutt in 2nd. Chris Davis was aggressively pushing forward overtaking Northcutt for 3rd place while Hargreaves and Proudfoot started to pull their battle away from the rest of the field. Northcutt was under pressure for 4th from Kevin Davis and Bobby Hayes challenging for the position 10 laps into the night.

Contact between Jason Menda and Billy Northcutt along the outside wall sent Northcutt up and over the wall in turn three ending his night early. Proudfoot and Hargreaves were battling side by side as Chris Davis got a nose into the fight, but contact was made, and Davis made hard contact with the inside wall and fell back to 8th place while Proudfoot and Hargreaves continued to battle over the lead. As the drivers passed the halfway point of the night, Proudfoot was able to break away from Hargreaves by a few car lengths while the two drivers were again separated from the rest of the field.

Hunter Hill was in 3rd with a sizable gap between himself and Bobby Hayes behind him going into the last 15 laps. Chris Davis had climbed back up into 6th place behind J R Shepherd from his incident earlier with the leaders and Proudfoot was slowly extending his lead out ahead of Hargreaves as the laps counted down. Proudfoot was able to maintain his line and stayed out of reach of Hargreaves as he took the checkered flag in the end with Hargreaves, Hunter Hill, Bobby Hayes, and Chris Davis rounding out the top 5 finishers tonight at Port Royal.

Brandyn Proudfoot maintains the lead in the point standings with 455 points. William Hargreaves moved up into 2nd place with 396 points with Billy Northcutt close behind in 3rd with 391 points. Jeffrey Hardin holds onto 4th place with 346 points and Hunter Hill up to 5th with 343 points. The drivers of the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock Series now set their sights toward Kokomo Speedway for race 7 of season 12 on August 5th with all of the dirt slinging action broadcast live at 7:10PM ET exclusively on the Virtual Grip Network!

23
Jul

BRL DSS S12 R5 Recap

22 July 2022
Bootleg Racing League | Season 12 | Round 5
Dirt Street Stock Series | Cedar Lake Speedway
Photograph by: Billy Northcutt
Sim Racing Software: iRacing

Brandyn Proudfoot with Jim Beaver eSports took his 3rd checkered flag of the season tonight with the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock Series at Cedar Lake Speedway ahead of Billy Northcutt and William Hargreaves. “I feel like I could’ve got by him a little cleaner, but the track definitely played a little bit different tonight than it did in past seasons for sure”, Proudfoot commented to VGN. When asked about going after the championship, he added, “I’m not really here for the championship. I’m here for the community.”

Billy Northcutt cleared out ahead of Williams Hargreaves off the green as the first heat event of the night began. Running a mid-line around the corners, Northcutt was able to hold the lead and take the first checkered flag with Hargreaves following him across the line. Brandyn Proudfoot shared the front row with Jason Menda as the second heat took to the track. Proudfoot cleared ahead of Menda but wasn’t able to pull away while Robby Robinson closed in on the lead battle going into lap 2. Menda looked to the inside several times but couldn’t find an answer for Proudfoot’s momentum on corner exit with Proudfoot taking the win.

Chris Davis and Neville Ulph started out front for the 3rd heat and Davis had a great launch as the green flag came out. Hunter Hill found himself in a battle with Bobby Hayes, and Brennen Myers for 3rd place while Ulph had a safe gap ahead of them. Davis took the checkered flag with a strong lead over the field and Hill won the battle for 3rd. Jeffrey Hardin and Hunter Hill led the C Main consolation race to the green. Hardin had a good jump, but Hill jumped out ahead into the lead coming out of turn two.

Myers got alongside Hardin and was battling over 2nd from the inside. Myers took the position and closed in on the leader and went for a low dive going into the final corner but couldn’t get a nose ahead of Hill before he took the win. Robinson and Stephen Spies were in command of the field for the B Main consolation race with the two drivers battling side by side for several laps off the start. Robinson cleared ahead of Spies on lap 3 with Hayes moving up to challenge Spies. Hayes cleared into 2nd place as Robinson crossed the line to take the checkered flag.

Northcutt opted to start the 40-lap feature race to the outside of Proudfoot and cleared Proudfoot coming out of the second corner. Davis and Hargreaves battled side by side over 3rd place close behind with Menda closing on them from 5th. Hargreaves cleared into 3rd ahead of Davis and closed up on the back of the battle for the lead between Northcutt and Proudfoot with 10 laps completed. Northcutt maintained the lead as they approached the halfway point of the night.

Hargreaves was looking to the inside of Proudfoot as Myers caught the battle with Menda close behind. Proudfoot threw a slider to take the lead away on lap 24 but contact between them sent Northcutt loose sending him back to 3rd behind Hargreaves. Spies was moving up through the field from 12th and had reach the rear of the lead pack with 10 laps remaining as he tried to take 4th place away from Myers. Spies cleared into 4th as Hargreaves was looking to the inside of Proudfoot for the lead.

Proudfoot held the lead, but Hargreaves kept the pressure up going into the final 5 laps. Spies struggled to find an opening around Northcutt for 3rd as Hargreaves and Proudfoot traded slider giving Northcutt a chance to get to the inside of Hargreaves and take away 2nd place. Northcutt dove beneath Proudfoot but couldn’t get a nose ahead as the white flag came out over the track. Hargreaves got back alongside Northcutt coming out of the final corner with Northcutt holding onto 2nd place as Proudfoot took the checkered flag tonight at Cedar Lake Speedway.

Brandyn Proudfoot maintains the lead in the point standings with 371 points. Billy Northcutt moved up into 2nd place with 343 points with Williams Hargreaves close behind in 3rd with 318 points. Jeffrey Hardin climbed up into 4th place with 293 points and J R Shepherd fell back to 5th with 272 points after missing the race for personal reasons. The drivers of the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock Series now prepare for Port Royal Speedway on July 29th for race 6 of season 12 with all of the dirt slinging action broadcast live at 7:10PM ET exclusively on the Virtual Grip Network!

15
Jul

BRL DSS S12 R4 Recap

15 July 2022
Bootleg Racing League | Season 12 | Round 4
Dirt Street Stock Series | I-55 Speedway
Photograph by: Billy Northcutt
Sim Racing Software: iRacing

William Hargreaves with the Dirt Panda racing team dominated the night taking the pole and leading every lap to his 2nd win of the season tonight with the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock Series at I-55 Speedway ahead of Chris Davis and J R Shepherd. “Tonight was fairly easy for me but I had open track, I didn’t have to race people.”, Hargreaves commented after tonight’s action, “As the race progressed, I knew [the high line] wasn’t going to come in. I mean, later on in the race obviously, but that middle was definitely the place to be. It was working good there.”

William Hargreaves had the quickest lap in qualifying with a 14.887 and led the first heat race to the green flag with J R Shepherd to his outside. Hargreaves cleared ahead of Shepherd quickly going into the first corner and the rest of the pack went single file. Hargreaves had the superior skill and pulled away from Shepherd who was battling Kevin Davis to hold onto 2nd place in the end. Chris Davis, or Mr. Aggressive as he’s known around the track, started in the lead of the 2nd heat alongside Bobby Hayes on the front row as the green flag came out again. Davis jumped out to a strong lead off the jump and Hayes was overtaken by Butch Baker and Malachi Smith battling over 2nd place. Davis stretched his lead out to over 1.4 seconds as he crossed the line taking the checkered flag with Smith coming in 2nd.

Billy Northcutt and Jeffrey Hardin were sharing the front row for the 3rd and final heat of the night. Northcutt had a good launch on the start and Hunter Hill and Brennen Myers went side by side over 3rd. Northcutt ran away with the lead and took the checkered flag with a 1.7 second lead over Hardin. Kevin Davis and Hunter Hill lined up on the front row of the C Main Consolation race and both drivers had good jumps on the green. Hayes clear beneath Hill taking 2nd place away and moved straight up to the leader. Hayes dove low and cleared Davis with Stephen Spies following him to the front. Spies tried to close the gap to Hayes but couldn’t get there before Hayes took the win.

The B Main Consolation race was led out by Baker and Robby Robinson. Baker cleared Robinson who had Brandyn Proudfoot pressuring from behind. Proudfoot dove beneath Robinson taking 2nd place and went for the lead without ever coming up the track. After a lap of battling, Proudfoot officially took control of the lead of the field as the white flag came out. Baker couldn’t get back up to Proudfoot to challenge and had to settle for 2nd place as Proudfoot took the win.

Hargreaves and Chris Davis shared the front row as the drivers lined up for the 40-lap feature event and led the field to the green flag. Hargreaves had a good jump and cleared ahead of Davis who was under pressure from Northcutt and Shepherd. Proudfoot, who started farther back in the midfield, aggressively went 3 wide running along the outside wall trying to make up as many positions as he could early on. Spies followed Proudfoot along the high line letting Proudfoot clear traffic for him as Hargreaves took advantage of the situation and pulled over 1.3 seconds ahead of Davis with 10 laps completed.

Spies and Proudfoot started battling over 7th place without either driver showing a clear advantage over the other. Proudfoot was able to pull away from Spies after Robinson got alongside Spies and made enough contact to force Spies off his line losing his momentum and falling back to 9th. Hargreaves was leading by almost 2 seconds as they passed the halfway point of the race with Hargreaves trying to put as much distance between himself and the field in anticipation of Proudfoot closing the gap later on. Davis, Northcutt, and Shepherd still ran single file in 2nd through 4th place.

Going into the last 10 laps, Spies and Proudfoot were again battling each other but over 6th place this time around. They closed up to Hayes in 5th and went 3 wide for a corner with Hayes holding the position ahead of Spies. With 5 laps remaining, Hargreaves continued to control the field with Davis, Shepherd, and Northcutt still battling over 2nd. Proudfoot was still running a very high line but was struggling to make up ground falling back to 8th behind Kevin Davis. A few short laps later, Hargreaves took the checkered flag with Chris Davis, Shepherd, Northcutt, and Spies rounding out the top 5 tonight at the I-55 Speedway.

Brandyn Proudfoot maintains the lead in the point standings with 288 points. J R Shepherd closes the gap to the leader after a strong performance tonight and is now 16 points behind the leader. Billy Northcutt still holds onto 3rd with 262 points. William Hargreaves jumped up to 4th place with 244 points and Bobby Hayes with 236 points rounds out the top 5 drivers so far in the season. The drivers of the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock Series now prepare for the next round at Cedar Lake Speedway on July 22nd with all of the dirt slinging action broadcast live at 7:10PM ET exclusively on the Virtual Grip Network!

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08 July 2022
Bootleg Racing League | Season 12 | Round 3
Dirt Street Stock Series | Volusia Speedway Park
Sim Racing Software: iRacing

William Hargreaves with the Dirt Panda race team took his first checkered flag of the season tonight with the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock Series at Volusia Speedway Park ahead of Stephen Spies and Brandyn Proudfoot. “I like short track racing. I think it should be a great race.”, Hargreaves commented about the next round of the season at I-55 Speedway, “If it’s anything like the racing here tonight it should really be good.”

William Hargreaves took the pole with a quick lap at 19.780 to start off the third round of the season and lined up alongside Stephen Spies to take the green flag for the first heat race of the night. Hargreaves cleared ahead of Spies while Spies had to battle with Brandyn Proudfoot for 2nd place. Proudfoot to the inside of Spies dropped back into 3rd to defend against Kevin Davis quickly coming up from behind. Spies started to look to the inside of Hargreaves but couldn’t match the pace giving Proudfoot a chance to take the high line away and pushing Spies back into 3rd just as Hargreaves crossed the line to take the checkered flag.

The second heat was led out by Billy Northcutt with Chris Hill to the inside. Northcutt and Chris Hill ran side by side for 4 laps until Chris Hill was able to pull ahead into the lead as Jeffrey Hardin dove below Northcutt. Northcutt closed back up on Chris Hill and dove down beneath him going into the final corner and they crossed the line with Hill barely holding Northcutt off by 0.066 in the end. Bobby Hayes and Hunter Hill shared the front row for the third and final heat of the night. Hayes had a great jump off the start and quickly pulled ahead of the field while J R Shepherd and Hunter Hill battled over 2nd place. Hayes was able to use the battle to extend well out of reach and took the checkered flag with Shepherd holding 2nd place.

Spies led the C Main consolation as the green flag again came out over the field and cleared ahead of H. Hill going into the first corner. John Wilson dove low to challenge for 2nd pushing Hill back to 3rd for a moment before Hill pulled a crossover and went below Wilson. Wilson was able to hold Hill off while also closing the gap to Spies but couldn’t reach the leader before the checkered flag came out and the drivers moved to the B Main consolation event. Hardin took the green flag and jumped out ahead of Kevin Davis. Davis struggled on the start and fell back as Joe Segalla and Brian Lawson cleared into 2nd and 3rd. The top 3 separated themselves from the rest of the pack as Hardin out pacing the field all the way to the checkered flag.

Hargreaves started the main feature event off in the lead to the inside of Chris Hill as the green flag came out to start the final event of the night. Hargreaves quickly cleared ahead of Hill as Proudfoot and Hayes fought over 3rd. Proudfoot struggled to find his way and fell back into the field. Northcutt took advantage of the chaos jumping up into 3rd and diving beneath Hill. Northcutt got a little loose and had to lift giving the position back to Hill before regrouping and trying for 2nd place once again with 10 laps completed.

Again, Northcutt had to fall back behind Hill but found Hayes waiting and found himself fighting to not fall back further into the field. Hargreaves and Hill battled side by side until Hayes lost control coming out of the corner and made hard contact with the outside wall ending his night early as Northcutt moved up to 2nd and pressuring for the lead. Proudfoot climbed his way back up to 3rd and was looking to the inside of Northcutt with Spies running very close behind in 4th. Hargreaves was able to build up a gap ahead of the rest of the field as the battle for 2nd continued and held up several drivers behind them.

With 10 laps remaining, Hargreaves had extended his lead to almost a whole second over Northcutt and Proudfoot, still running side by side. Spies was starting to look impatient forcing a three wide situation several times as the laps counted down. Northcutt was pushed back to 4th as Spies dove low under Proudfoot and cleared ahead into 2nd. Northcutt saw the chance and dove low beneath Proudfoot but didn’t have enough race left as Hargreaves took the checkered flag 1.7 seconds ahead of Stephen Spies with Proudfoot, Northcutt, and Shepherd rounding out the top 5 for the night.

Brandyn Proudfoot still has a solid lead in the point standings with 235 points overall after winning the first two round of the season. J R Shepherd holds onto 2nd place with 198 points with Billy Northcutt only 9 points behind up to 3rd place. Jeffrey Hardin fell back to 4th place with 178 points and Bobby Hayes rounds out the top 5 drivers with 174 points. The drivers of the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock Series now prepare for another round at I-55 Speedway on July 15th with all of the dirt slinging action broadcast live at 7:10PM ET exclusively on the Virtual Grip Network!

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