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23
Oct

BRL DSS S9 R4 Recap

by Ryan Senneker
22 Oct 2021
Bootleg Racing League | Season 9 | Round 4
Dirt Street Stock Series | Kokomo Speedway

Brandyn Proudfoot took home the checkered flag for Jim Beaver eSports at the Bootleg Racing League’s Dirt Street Stock Series around Kokomo Speedway after a long battle against William Hargreaves. Starting in 2nd between Johnny Ratley in the pole position and Hargreaves in 3rd, the race was exciting through the entire 40 lap event as Proudfoot and Hargreaves crossed the finish line with only .450 between them. Ratley was separated from the lead battle by lap traffic and finished in 3rd.

With his 3rd win of the season, Proudfoot puts some distance between Ratley and Billy Northcutt in the points standings. Ratley trails by 13 points after finishing in 3rd. Northcutt had a rough start finishing 7th after being involved in an incident on lap 1 and is now 25 points behind the lead. With seven more races in the season, Proudfoot can’t let his guard down quite yet. Ratley has shown that he is here to compete and has his eyes on the championship.

Finishing the race in the midst of a heated battle, Proudfoot never felt safe on the track. “He was right on me and the pressure was definitely there.” Driving around lap traffic while trying to stay ahead of Hargreaves, Proudfoot said, “He was definitely close enough he could’ve made the move and I frankly think there definitely would’ve been a slide job there if it weren’t for those lap cars.”

16
Oct

BRL DSS S9 R3 Recap

by Ryan Senneker
15 Oct 2021
Bootleg Racing League | Season 9 | Round 3
Dirt Street Stock Series | Knoxville Raceway

Johnny Ratley with the Dirt Panda race team started 2nd in the feature behind his teammate William Hargreaves, but wasted no time getting to the front in the first few laps and held off the likes of Hargreaves, Jim Reavis, Brandyn Proudfoot, and Billy Northcutt for the remainder of the 40 lap Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock event at Knoxville Raceway and came home with a hard earned checkered flag.

After a surprising upset with Proudfoot and Hargreaves being involved in an incident on lap 28 that sent them both to the back of the field, the points standings have closed up with only an 8 point gap between the current top three of Proudfoot, Northcutt, and Ratley.

“I was just trying to hold it and just stay in front of him.”, Ratley commented about battling Reavis across the finish line, “We were beating and banging so much and the last few laps Billy (Northcutt) was catching up with us. I didn’t know if he was going to catch us and pass us.”

10
Oct

Knoxville Raceway Next Weekend!

10
Oct

BRL DSS S9 R2 Recap

by Ryan Senneker
08 Oct 2021
Bootleg Racing League | Season 9 | Round 2
Dirt Street Stock Series | Weedsport Speedway

After a very tight, action packed race, Brandyn Proudfoot won the second race of the season in the Bootleg Racing League’s Dirt Street Stock Series for the Jim Beaver eSports team ahead of William Hargreaves and Kenny Kibbey giving him a 30 point lead over Billy Northcutt in the point standings.

Johnny Ratley had a strong showing early in the evening with the quickest qualifying time of 17.887 starting on the pole for the 40 lap feature. After leading the first 14 laps, Hargreaves overtook his teammate with the Dirt Panda race team. Hargreaves then held off Proudfoot around the next 18 laps until Proudfoot was able to capitalize on the inside line to secure the lead with only 8 laps to go.

Proudfoot explained his mindset going into a race against such strong competitors, “It’s ultimately those smaller goals like I’m going to run the bottom at Weedsport or I’m going to try not to hit the wall running Eldora. It’s those smaller goals where you’ll make your personal improvements, it’s not about the big ones. It’s the small ones that count and they add up quick.”

8
Oct

BRL Dirt Street Stock Series LIVE at 7:10pm ET!

2
Oct

BRL DSS S9 R1 Recap

by Ryan Senneker
01 Oct 2021
Bootleg Racing League | Season 9 | Round 1
Dirt Street Stock Series | Eldora Speedway

Brandyn Proudfoot made a strong start for the 9th Season of the Bootleg Racing League’s Dirt Street Stock Series by starting on the pole with a qualifying time of 19.242 and securing the win over Johnny Ratley and Stephen Spies.

Proudfoot never had a comfortable lead over Ratley and was under constant pressure to make no mistakes over the 40 lap event. Billy Northcutt beat out Chris Davis for 4th place in the end after an intense battle spanning several laps of trading sliders turn after turn all the way to the finish line.

Asked about holding his championship title against the growing list of direct competitors, Proudfoot said, “The past 3 seasons we had Billy (Northcutt) come along, then we had William (Hargreaves) and now we have Johnny (Ratley).” He continued, “It’s difficult, it’s 2 wide racing and it’s really anybody’s game. It’s just about who can figure it out.”

18
Sep

BRL DSS S8 R11 Recap

by Ryan Senneker
17 Sept 2021
Bootleg Racing League | Season 8 | Round 11
Dirt Street Stock Series | Volusia Speedway

Chris Davis came into Volusia strong with the quickest lap time in qualifying at 19.648 beating out Billy Northcutt by .03. Being able to hold off Bobby Rafferty through his heat, Davis locked in the pole position for the feature race giving him a strong advantage over his competitors.

Brandon Proudfoot, after a rough start qualifying 8th, finishing 3rd in his heat, and 2nd in the B Main consolation race, led the last 6 laps of the feature beating Billy Northcutt to the checkered flag for the final race of the season. That win secured his season championship over J R Shepherd and Billy Northcutt by a margin of 65 points as the 11-race season comes to an exciting close.

During the post race, Brandon said in regards to his future plans with the Bootleg Racing League, “As far as running here, whether I get a championship or not, this league is really… it doesn’t matter what I’m going to run, I’m always going to come back here. It’s just such a great group of guys. It’s not even really about the championship. Yeah three in a row is great, but I wouldn’t go to any other league.”