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28
Jan

BRL DSS S14 R4 Recap

27 January 2023
Bootleg Racing League | Season 14 | Round 4
Dirt Street Stock Series | Lincoln Speedway

Kyle Jared took the checkered flag tonight in a very chaotic running with the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock Series at Lincoln Speedway ahead of William Hargreaves and Brandyn Proudfoot. “That race was definitely a survival race there”, Jared quickly commented at the end of the night, “That was a long race”. Proudfoot took a moment to share with us, “There’s so many cautions tonight”, also adding, “A lot of people are thinking they can sling it into the bottom… I think just inexperience played a big part tonight.”

Brandyn Proudfoot set the tone for the evening putting down the fastest time in qualifying with a 4-lap average set at 19.965 and dominating the first heat to take the win and secure the pole for the upcoming feature event. Billy Northcutt and Blaise Rachels took the checkered flag in the remaining heats while Dustin Benton and Chris Davis won their respective consolation races.

Proudfoot led the 24-car field around to take the green flag getting a good jump off the start but not able to clear Northcutt initially with Rachels trying to force a 3-wide situation for the lead. Proudfoot seemed to be struggling running the highline as Northcutt took the lead for himself clearing ahead of Proudfoot and Rachels with 5 laps behind them. Rachels continued to pressure Proudfoot for 2nd place. Kyle Jared closed in on the battle and split the drivers going 3-wide as Northcutt started to stretch out his lead.

William Hargreaves was quickly moving up and got involved in the battle for 2nd. Jared saw an opportunity and went around to the outside of Northcutt to challenge for the lead seeming to have the advantage on the leader with Hargreaves and Proudfoot running directly behind them ready to jump on whichever line came out ahead. Jared cleared into the lead going into the 2nd half of the night, but Northcutt quickly shut the door on Hargreaves staying tight on the rear bumper of Jared.

Hargreaves and Northcutt went side by side as Proudfoot found himself being challenged by Benton for 4th place with the laps counting down. Going into lap 18, Benton and Northcutt made hard contact sending both drivers around on the track and collecting most of the field. As racing resumed, Hargreaves continued to pressure Jared for the lead as Proudfoot and Jason Best battled for 3rd. Proudfoot stayed committed to the highline that he had been running all night while most drivers moved more toward the middle of the track as the night went on.

Hargreaves looked to the inside of Jared but wasn’t able to make it stick as Proudfoot overtook Best for 3rd going into the final stretch. Proudfoot reached the rear bumper of Hargreaves and made a late move to get around to the outside of Hargreaves as the white flag came out. Unable to make anything of it, Kyle Jared took the checkered flag unchallenged with William Hargreaves, Brandyn Proudfoot, Jason Best, and Jesse Steffes round out the top 5 tonight at Lincoln Speedway.

William Hargreaves takes the points lead away from Billy Northcutt with 297 point, 12 points ahead of Northcutt. Kyle Jared moved up to 3rd place with 241 points, Aiden Young sits in 4th with 220 points, and Jason Best rounds out the top 5 with 201 points. The Bootleg Racing League next head to Kokomo Speedway on February 3rd with all of the dirt slinging action brought to you live at 7:10PM ET only on the Virtual Grip Network!

24
Jan

BRL DSS S14 R3 Recap

20 January 2023
Bootleg Racing League | Season 14 | Round 3
Dirt Street Stock Series | Cedar Lake Speedway
Photograph by: Derek Henry

Jaycee Floyd took the checkered flag tonight in the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock Series at Cedar Lake Speedway ahead of Kyle Jared and Billy Northcutt. “[Jared] kept getting closer and closer so I just told myself just hit your marks and I think you should be fine”, Floyd commented at the end of the night’s action, “I got that restart where I started on the bottom and just, I knew if I beat him into turn one, I could throw a slider kind of help me out.”

William Hargreaves with Dirt Panda racing had the fast time in qualifying with a 4-lap average of 16.123 and led the first heat of the night around to take the green flag. Hargreaves dominated the field to take the win and secure the pole for the 30-lap feature event later in the evening. Kyle Jared, Zachary Loomis, Jaycee Floyd, and Billy Northcutt won the remaining heats with Neville Ulph and Stephen Spies winning their respective consolation races.

Hargreaves led the 24-car field around to take the green flag to kick off the main event. Hargreaves got a good start, but Jared to his outside stayed alongside him for the opening laps while Loomis and Floyd battled over 3rd. Trading sliders for the lead it was Hargreaves holding the position with the first 5 laps completed. A few laps later, a miscalculation from Hargreaves dropped him back to 5th behind his teammate Northcutt as Floyd overtook Jared for the lead with 20 laps to go.

Spies saw an opportunity and dove to the low line to challenge Hargreaves while Northcutt pulled away moving up into 3rd closing the gap to Jared ahead. Floyd continued to control the field going into the 2nd half of the night with Jared close behind keeping the pressure high. A late race caution came out stacking the drivers back up single file for a 1 lap shootout to the end with Floyd still leading the field. With a great launch off the restart, Jaycee Floyd pulled away quickly to take the checkered flag with Kyle Jared, Billy Northcutt, William Hargreaves, and Chase Barbara rounding out the top 5 tonight at Cedar Lake Speedway.

Billy Northcutt holds the lead in the point standings with 226 points with 3 rounds completed. William Hargreaves sits in 2nd place with 222 points. Jaycee Floyd jumped up to 3rd with 164 points with Kyle Jared and Aiden Young rounding out the top 5. The Bootleg Racing League next head to Lincoln Speedway on January 27th with all of the dirt slinging action brought to you live at 7:10PM ET only on the Virtual Grip Network!

15
Jan

BRL DSS S14 R2 Recap

13 January 2023
Bootleg Racing League | Season 14 | Round 2
Dirt Street Stock Series | Lucas Oil Speedway

Jaycee Floyd took the checkered flag tonight in his first race with the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock Series at Lucas Oil Speedway ahead of Kyle Jared and Brandyn Proudfoot. Coming out of a late race caution it was a shootout to the finish that Floyd commented on at the end of the night, “I got tight there in turn one because it’s so hard hitting your groove for so long and then you go back, and you miss it that one lap.”

Two Bootleg Racing League rookies made their presence known tonight by sitting atop the timing and scoring boards in qualifying as Kyle Jared and Jaycee Floyd outpaced series staples such as multi-season champion Brandyn Proudfoot. Jared, with a fast lap of 18.111, led out the first heat of the night to kick off the action. Jared pulled away from the field to take the first checkered flag over 1 second ahead of Stephen Spies. Floyd, Proudfoot, Billy Northcutt, and Chris Davis won the remaining heats. Zachary Loomis, Cody Shaw, and Bradlee Means took their respective consolation race wins leading up to the 30-lap feature event.

Jared led the 22-car field around to take the green flag and got a good jump running side by side with Floyd going around the opening laps. Floyd cleared around the outside to take the lead going after the first 4 laps while the entire field scrambled for position. Proudfoot was aggressively pushing Northcutt trying to take away 3rd while Spies battled side by side with Aiden Young, William Hargreaves, and Justin Hopkins for 5th place with 10 laps completed.

Young was slowly chipping away at the battle pulling ahead into 5th but unfortunately caught the tires along the inside of the track sending himself and several other drivers trying to avoid contact into the infield grass and bringing out the caution. Davis struggled off the start and fell back, but quickly recovered and was back up to 8th as the drivers restacked to again take the green with Floyd in control of the field. Proudfoot cleared into 3rd off the start and was starting to put pressure on Jared going into the 2nd half of the night.

With 10 laps remaining, Floyd had extended his lead out to over 0.6 seconds ahead of Jared who still had Proudfoot on his rear bumper. Dirt Panda teammates Northcutt and Hargreaves were battling hard over 4th place close behind as Proudfoot saw his chance and dove under Jared for 2nd but unable to make it stick before falling back in line in 3rd. A late race caution restacked the field one last time with 2 laps to go. Jaycee Floyd got another great launch and pulled away from Kyle Jared to take the checkered flag with Brandyn Proudfoot, Billy Northcutt, and William Hargreaves rounding out the top 5 tonight at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Billy Northcutt claims the lead in the point standings with 152 points after the first two rounds. William Hargreaves drops back to 2nd place with 147 points. Aide Young sits in 3rd with 115 points while David Traylor and Hunter Hill are tied for 4th place with 100 points each. The Bootleg Racing League next head to Cedar Lake Speedway on January 20th with all of the dirt slinging action brought to you live at 7:10PM ET only on the Virtual Grip Network!

7
Jan

BRL DSS S14 R1 Recap

06 January 2023
Bootleg Racing League | Season 14 | Round 1
Dirt Street Stock Series | Lernerville Speedway

William Hargreaves with Dirt Panda Racing took the checkered flag in a drag race to the line against his teammate, Billy Northcutt, tonight in the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock Series at Lernerville Speedway with Aiden Young rounding out the podium finishers. “That was a heck of a race for sure”, Hargreaves commented regarding the photo finish at the line, “I didn’t think I got it. I wasn’t really sure but that’s how [the racing officials] scored it and out of all the time I’ve been doing this I guarantee that’s the closest finish I’ve ever been involved with.”

John Wilson with Team CDR held the top of the timing and scoring boards in qualifying with a quick 4-lap average time of 18.204 out pacing both Hargreaves and Northcutt as the drivers lined up for the first heat event of the night with Wilson leading them out to take the green flag. Wilson held off Dylan Corey to secure the pole for the feature event later in the night. Billy Northcutt, William Hargreaves, and Aiden Young won their respective heats followed up by Jason Best and David Traylor won their consolation races.

Wilson took the green flag to kick off the 30-lap feature event and jumped out to a strong initial lead ahead of Northcutt. Northcutt threw a slider on Wilson going into the 3rd lap but was immediately overtaken but Wilson from a quick crossover while Aiden Young and Zachary Loomis battled over 3rd with Hargreaves looking to get between them. Hargreaves was able to climb up into 3rd soon afterward and started closing on the battle for the lead. Northcutt threw another slider on Wilson as Hargreaves closed the gap preventing Wilson from pulling another crossover and settling into 2nd with 10 laps completed.

A miscalculation between John Heyn and Neville Ulph further back in the field caused a pile up collecting several other drivers and bringing out the caution with Northcutt in the lead. Northcutt opted to take the restart from the outside lane with Wilson and Hargreaves both to his inside. Northcutt had a good jump as Young maneuvered around Hargreaves into 3rd with Wilson stranded on the bottom struggling to find a gap to slide up into. Young cleared into 2nd close behind Northcutt as Wilson slotted in behind Hargreaves for 4th.

Hargreaves start pressuring Young going into the 2nd half of the night with Wilson waiting to see how the battle ahead played out to take advantage. Hargreaves was able to get a nose to the inside of Young and got alongside Young several time but unable to finish the move while Young stayed glued to the rear bumper of Northcutt. Hargreaves took advantage to get to the outside of Young and quickly clear into 2nd before going after Northcutt going into the final 5 laps.

Hargreaves threw a slider on Northcutt as a late race caution came out giving the lead back to Northcutt for a single file restart with 4 laps remaining. Northcutt had a good jump off the green flag, but Hargreaves stayed with him instantly trading sliders back and forth with Young looking to get into the fight. Coming around the final lap, Hargreaves was alongside Northcutt coming out of turn four for a photo finish at the line so close that the winner was in question for a long moment while the racing stewards reviewed the finish before announcing William Hargreaves as the official winner tonight at Lernerville Speedway ahead of Billy Northcutt by 0.001 with Aiden Young, David Traynor, and Jason Best rounding out the top 5.

William Hargreaves started the new season off with 82 points, 2 points ahead of Dirt Panda teammate, Billy Northcutt. Aiden Young, David Traylor, and Jason Best round of the top 5 in the points after the first round. The Bootleg Racing League next head to Lucas Oil Speedway on January 13th with all of the dirt slinging action brought to you live at 7:10PM ET only on the Virtual Grip Network!

11
Dec

BRL DSS S13 R11 Recap

09 December 2022
Bootleg Racing League | Season 13 | Round 11
Dirt Street Stock Series | Knoxville Raceway
Sim Racing Software: iRacing

William Hargreaves with Dirt Panda took the checkered flag and the season championship tonight with the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock Series at Knoxville Raceway ahead of Adam Carlisle and Jason Best. “I was going for the win, I mean we’re here to race weekly and have a great time and this group of guys that we got, you get a lot of respect out of everybody and it just makes it so much more fun”, Hargreaves commented when asked if the championship was on his mind tonight, “We all show up to try to get that win, it was a lot of fun and [Carlisle] gave it everything he had.”

Adam Carlise sat on top of the timing and scoring boards in qualifying with a 4-lap average time of 22.668 followed closely by both Dirt Panda drivers, William Hargreaves and Billy Northcutt. Carlisle then dominated the first heat of the night and secured the pole position for the feature event later on. Hargreaves and Northcutt won their respective heat events and advanced directly to the feature while Chris Hill and Jeremy Akins took the checkered flag in the last chance qualifier rounds.

Carlisle had a good jump off the green flag to kick off the 40-lap feature event with Hargreaves challenging for the lead to his inside. Northcutt had a strong hold on 3rd ahead of Jason Best and J R Shepherd as Carlisle was able to utilize the momentum off the highline to clear ahead of Hargreaves. Northcutt tried to use the inside against Hargreaves but wasn’t able to complete the move slotting back into 3rd. Hargreaves got alongside Carlisle making another attempt for the lead running side by side for several laps before Hargreaves cleared ahead going into lap 12 as Northcutt got sent around bringing out the caution.

Chris Hill and Northcutt came together on corner entry creating a roadblock that collected multiple drivers and dropping Northcutt to the rear of the field as they lined back up for the restart. Hargreaves quickly secured the lead off the jump still running the lowline under Carlisle. Carlisle was committed to the outside line and was again using the momentum to get back alongside Hargreaves as Northcutt had more bad luck further back in the field getting collected in another incident.

Best caught the leaders and started challenging Hargreaves for 2nd place with Carlisle in control of the field going into the 2nd half of the night. Hargreaves again dove low and threw a slider on Carlisle but unable to clear with Best directly behind them waiting for an opportunity. The leaders were able to separate themselves from the rest of the field as the battle for 4th was a hornet’s nest of 7 cars weaving through each other and taking corners 4 wide with Chris Hill holding the position.

Going into the final 10 laps, Carlisle continued to lead with Hargreaves directly behind him. Hargreaves and Carlisle were throwing sliders back and forth until Hargreaves was able to hold Carlisle back. The white flag came out and Best tried to take 2nd place from Carlisle but couldn’t hold it coming out of the final corner as William Hargreaves took the checkered flag with Adam Carlisle, Jason Best, Chris Hill, and Zachary Loomis rounding out the top 5 tonight at Knoxville Raceway.

William Hargreaves took the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock Series Season 13 Championship tonight with 795 points ahead of Adam Carlisle. Billy Northcutt finished out the season in 3rd with J R Shepherd and Jason best rounding out the top 5 drivers. The drivers with the Bootleg Racing League will be back after the holidays for the season 14 opener at Lernerville Speedway on January 6th with all of the dirt slinging action broadcast live at 7:10PM ET exclusively on the Virtual Grip Network!

3
Dec

BRL DSS S13 R10 Recap

02 December 2022
Bootleg Racing League | Season 13 | Round 10
Dirt Street Stock Series | Port Royal Speedway
Sim Racing Software: iRacing

Adam Carlisle with House of Speed took the checkered flag tonight with the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock Series at Port Royal Speedway ahead of Brandyn Proudfoot and William Hargreaves. “With that top groove the way it is and there really being nothing on the bottom, just you really gotta elbow up on the track to get anything done for sure. That was a wild one.”, Carlisle shared with us as the night came to a close, “This track’s like playing a chess game for sure.”

Adam Carlisle came into the evening strong setting the fastest 4-lap average time in qualifying at 22.846 beating Billy Northcutt in 2nd place by over 0.3 seconds. William Hargreaves shared the front row with Carlisle as the green flag came out over the first heat event with Brandyn Proudfoot back in 7th after making contact with the outside wall and not getting a time set during qualifying. Carlisle pulled away from the rest of the field and took the checkered flag over 2.4 seconds ahead of Hargreaves. Billy Northcutt and Chris Davis led the second heat to take the green flag. Davis kept the pressure up on Northcutt as the drivers traded sliders back and forth for the lead with Northcutt taking the win in the end.

The third and final heat had Zachary Loomis and Bobby Hayes on the front row. Loomis had a good jump off the start while Hayes found himself battling with Jason Best over 2nd place. Going into the final lap Hayes had successfully defended 2nd from Best and closed the gap to Loomis but didn’t have enough time left in the run to make anything of it as Loomis took the win. Proudfoot made a hard charge through the field from 4th place in the C Main consolation to take the win away from Dylan Corey and Hunter Hill ran away with the lead ahead of J R Shepherd in the B Main.

Carlisle led the field around to take the green flag in the 40-lap feature event with Northcutt to his inside getting a good jump clearing ahead of Northcutt going into the first corner. Hargreaves tucked in behind Carlisle following him around the highline to challenge for 2nd, but Northcutt was able to secure the position 4 laps into the run as Carlisle pulled away from the field. Proudfoot aggressively pushed his car and caught Carlisle and overtook for the lead with 10 laps completed.

Carlisle maintained a tight gap between himself and Proudfoot while Northcutt and Hargreaves fell back to 4th and 5th as Hill cleared around the battling teammates. Contact between Mike Menees and Braxton Williams further back in the field resulted in a caution restacking the field back together putting Proudfoot to the outside of Carlisle as the green came out and racing resumed going into lap 16. Hargreaves tried to take advantage of the restart and took 2nd away from Carlisle as Northcutt challenged Carlisle for 3rd.

Going into the second half of the night, Proudfoot continued to lead with Hargreaves and Carlisle following close behind. Carlisle started running the outside line to gain momentum and was able to get around Hargreaves moving up into 2nd and started reeling Proudfoot in with the laps counting down. Proudfoot started searching around the track looking for speed as Carlisle and Hargreaves completely closed the gap to the front with 10 laps remaining. Carlisle stayed committed to the outside line while Proudfoot kept changing up his line looking for grip.

Going into the final laps, Carlisle threw a slider to take the lead away from Proudfoot as an unfortunate situation for multiple drivers further back in the field brought out a late race caution with 2 laps to go. The drivers stacked back together single file with Carlisle taking the green flag with Proudfoot behind him. Adam Carlisle continued to run the outside wall pulling away from Brandyn Proudfoot to take the checkered flag with William Hargreaves, Hunter Hill, and Jason Best rounding out the top 5 tonight at Port Royal Speedway.

William Hargreaves has a strong lead in the point standings with 712 points, 35 points ahead of Adam Carlisle in 2nd going into the final round next week. Billy Northcutt sits in 3rd with 652 points. J R Shepherd holds on to 4th place with 565 points and Brandyn Proudfoot rounds out the top 5 drivers with 436 points. The drivers with the Bootleg Racing League will be back next weekend for the season finale at Knoxville Raceway on December 9th with all of the dirt slinging action broadcast live at 7:10PM ET exclusively on the Virtual Grip Network!

18
Nov

BRL DSS S13 R9 Recap

18 November 2022
Bootleg Racing League | Season 13 | Round 9
Dirt Street Stock Series | Kokomo Speedway
Photograph by: Billy Northcutt
Sim Racing Software: iRacing

Brandyn Proudfoot with Jim Beaver eSports took the checkered flag tonight in the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock Series at Kokomo Speedway ahead of Adam Carlisle and William Hargreaves. “The secret for me tonight was using the complete width of the track The high line is usually where the grips at… tonight was a little bit of the middle.”, Proudfoot shared with us at the end of the night, “While both lines maybe seemed appealing the most important thing whenever it comes to these street stocks is carrying your momentum.”

Zachary Loomis had the fastest 4-lap average of the 21 drivers in qualifying with a time at 14.927 and led the first heat to take the green flag with Brandyn Proudfoot to his outside. Proudfoot was able to get beneath Loomis halfway through the run and secured the lead to take the checkered flag in the end. Adam Carlisle led out the 2nd heat of the night alongside William Hargreaves. Hargreaves was able to take the lead quickly after the start, but Carlisle fought back reclaiming the lead as the white flag came out. Side by side out of the final corner, Hargreaves had a nose ahead to take the win by 0.050 at the line. Billy Northcutt and J R Shepherd sat on the front row as the 3rd and final heat took the green flag. Shepherd stayed with Northcutt off the jump and the 2 drivers battled side by side around every lap with Northcutt crossing the line first by 0.040.

Chris Davis led the C Main consolation out getting a strong jump off the start. Stephen Spies tried to utilize the outside line, but noticed it wasn’t working before diving low halfway through the event. After a heated battle, Spies took the checkered flag. Hunter Hill led out the B Main consolation and jumped out to an early lead blocking Neville Ulph. John Wilson was charging up through the field clearing around Ulph and quickly closing on the leader. Wilson held the inside line and was able to hold the lead to take the checkered flag finishing up the preliminary events of the night.

Proudfoot led the 18-car field around to take the green flag as the 40-lap feature event kicked off. Proudfoot jumped out to a strong lead off the jump ahead of Hargreaves as the drivers behind shuffled over early gains. Loomis was committed to the outside line early trying to challenge Hargreaves for 2nd but unable to complete the move with Proudfoot pulling away from the field by almost 2 seconds going with the first 10 laps completed. Loomis continued to battle with Hargreaves blocking drivers from behind that had caught the battle.

Hargreaves took note of Loomis’s strategy and went up high to block him off while Carlisle started to pressure Loomis for 3rd. Loomis changed up his line going to the inside, but again wasn’t able to find the speed to clear around and Carlisle took advantage of the situation tucking in behind Hargreaves and cleared into 3rd. Going into the 2nd half of the night, Proudfoot enjoyed the battling behind him as he stretched his lead out to almost 4 seconds and was starting to reach the first signs of lap traffic.

Northcutt caught Loomis with 10 laps remaining and again cleared around him using the outside line with Davis close behind. Carlisle stayed tight on the rear of Hargreaves with both drivers running up against the outside wall when the caution flag came out with contact between Davis and Spies with 7 laps to go erasing Proudfoot’s 6 second lead and bringing the field back together for a single file restart. Hargreaves tried to stay with Proudfoot off the jump, but Proudfoot had the dominate speed and pulled away again as Carlisle tried to use the restart to challenge Hargreaves for 2nd.

Going into the final laps, Proudfoot had proven to be untouchable with Carlisle running side by side with Hargreaves. Coming out of the last corner, Brandyn Proudfoot took the checkered flag and Adam Carlisle took 2nd place away from William Hargreaves. Billy Northcutt and Zachary Loomis rounded out the top 5 tonight at Kokomo Speedway.

William Hargreaves holds onto the points lead with 638 points. Billy Northcutt sits in 2nd with 604 points. Adam Carlisle is in 3rd place with 593 points. J R Shepherd holds on to 4th place with 531 points and Chris Davis rounds out the top 5 drivers with 392 points. Going into the next round, the drivers will be back after the Thanksgiving holiday to take on Port Royal Speedway on December 2nd with all of the dirt slinging action broadcast live at 7:10PM ET exclusively on the Virtual Grip Network!

12
Nov

BRL DSS S13 R8 Recap

11 November 2022
Bootleg Racing League | Season 13 | Round 8
Dirt Street Stock Series | Fairbury Speedway
Sim Racing Software: iRacing

Jordan Gage with Dirt Panda took the checkered flag tonight in the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock Series at Fairbury Speedway ahead of William Hargreaves and Adam Carlisle. “I feel really comfortable here on the bottom, but I think it was our third restart it just went away and there’s nothing else down there, so we go to the top and we just hung on”, Gage commented to us as the night came to a close, “I just was trying to counteract and moves they threw at me.”

Billy Northcutt jumped to the top of the boards in qualifying with a 4-lap average time at 14.886 starting on the pole for the first heat of the night. Northcutt and William Hargreaves broke away from the rest of the pack by over 1 second. Hargreaves tried an aggressive slider coming out of the final corner but couldn’t clear ahead as Northcutt took the checkered flag. Jordan Gage shared the front row with Zachary Loomis for the second heat. Gage and Loomis battled hard for the lead, but Gage held him off to take the win.

The third heat was led out by Adam Carlisle and Steve Smiley. Carlisle had a great launch off the jump and pulled away from the rest of the pack in the opening moments. Carlisle continued to extend his lead to take the win 1.7 seconds ahead of Smiley. The fourth and final heat of the night had Beau Brannon and Hunter Hill on the front row. Brannon jumped out to an early lead as Ryan Senneker got to the outside of Hill to take away 2nd place. Brannon help a solid pace taking the win just under 1 second ahead of Senneker.

Neville Ulph and Chris Davis were on the front row for the C Main consolation race taking the green flag. Ulph and Davis pulled away fighting over the lead quickly building up a gap ahead of Michael Menees in 3rd. Davis tried to make the inside work but could match the Ulph’s speed on corner exit. Coming out of the final corner, Davis threw an aggressive slider to take away the win in the last seconds. Chris Hill and J R Shepherd were on the front row as the B Main consolation took the green flag. Hunter Hill moved up into 2nd place and followed Chris Hill to the checkered flag in the end.

Northcutt lined up on the pole to take the green flag for the 18-car field with Gage to his outside. Northcutt quickly cleared ahead of Gage and moved up to the outside line coming out of turn two. Hargreaves was running side by side with Brannon fighting for 3rd place as Northcutt and Gage started to pull away by over 1 second early in the run. Hargreaves cleared ahead of Brannon 7 laps into the night with Loomis starting to look to the inside of Brannon, but unable to close the gap enough to take away the line.

Going into lap 13, Gage was able to take the lead away from Northcutt with Hargreaves diving low to challenge for 2nd pushing Northcutt back to 3rd with 15 laps completed as the leaders reached lap traffic. Loomis went for a crossover on Carlisle but over rotated the car with Brannon close behind unable to avoid contact blocking up the track going into the 2nd half of the night bringing out the first caution. Off the restart, Hargreaves was pressuring Gage for the lead.

Hargreaves tried several sliders but was unable to clear ahead with Gage utilizing the outside momentum to keep a nose ahead. As the laps counted down, the field started more aggressively pushing for positions trying various different lines around the track. On lap 27, another caution came out over the track after contact between Senneker, Davis, and Hunter Hill resulted in Senneker going sideways in the middle of the track sending Senneker to the rear of the field for the restart.

Gage was still in control of the field as the green flag came back out. Carlisle was pressuring for the lead with Hargreaves in 3rd going into the final 10 laps. Carlisle threw a slider for the lead, but Gage answered the move with a crossover to reclaim the position. They repeated the maneuver as the laps counted down with Gage again securing the lead. The two continued to battle going side by side going around the final lap. Coming out of the last corner, Jordan Gage held the lead as William Hargreaves took 2nd place away from Adam Carlisle and Billy Northcutt and Rocky Battenfield rounded out the top 5 tonight at Fairbury Speedway.

William Hargreaves holds onto the points lead with 564 points. Billy Northcutt sits in 2nd with 531 points. Adam Carlisle is in 3rd place with 514 points. J R Shepherd holds on to 4th place with 468 points and Chris Davis moves rounds out the top 5 drivers with 343 points. Going into the next round, the drivers will take on the Kokomo Speedway on November 18th with all of the dirt slinging action broadcast live at 7:10PM ET exclusively on the Virtual Grip Network!

6
Nov

BRL DSS S13 R7 Recap

04 November 2022
Bootleg Racing League | Season 13 | Round 7
Dirt Street Stock Series | Thompson Speedway
Photograph by: Billy Northcutt
Sim Racing Software: iRacing

Billy Northcutt with Dirt Panda led flag to flag tonight to take the checkered flag in the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock Series at Cedar Lake Speedway ahead of his teammates Jordan Gage and William Hargreaves as the Dirt Panda drivers dominated the podium. “I thought [Gage] was going to get me. He raced me extra clean though and I was able to hold on there”, Northcutt commented at the end of the night, “I did block him a couple of times, but it wasn’t really intentional… I was trying to find the fast line and it was moving throughout the race so every once in a while, I’d slide right in front of him.”

Billy Northcutt started off the night dominating the first heat to take the win while Adam Carlisle won the second heat of the night with J R Shepherd close behind. William Hargreaves took the third heat win while Brandyn Proudfoot and Beau Brannon battled over 2nd place with Proudfoot taking it in the end. For the fourth and final heat, Jordan gage dominated the field claiming an easy win 1.5 seconds ahead of Thomas Vickers. Brannon took the C Main consolation win ahead of Chris Davis after an intense battle between them and Bobby Hayes won the B Main.

Northcutt lined up on the pole as the drivers lined up for the 40-lap feature event opting to start from the outside with Carlisle to his inside. Northcutt had a good jump off the green as the battle for 2nd went almost 4-wide with Carlisle, Hargreaves, Gages and Cody Shaw all going for the position early. Shaw backed out as Gage dove low beneath Carlisle and Hargreaves was pinched out of the battle dropping back to 4th. As the front runner finally single filed out 10 laps into the night, the mid pack was a flurry of activity.

Brannon and Proudfoot were battling with John Heyn over 8th place. Davis caught the battle and started looking to force a 3-wide situation as Vickers made hard contact with the outside wall from 11th and spun into the infield grass ending his night. Shepherd had slowly reeled the leaders in and was pressuring Shaw for 5th while Gage and Carlisle started battling again over 2nd place as the caution came out from contact between Heyn and Brannon over 8th place 18 laps into the run.

Gage took advantage of the restart getting a strong hold on 2nd place off the restart as Hargreaves tucked in behind Northcutt along the high side. Gage started trading sliders with Northcutt for the lead with Northcutt holding the position with 15 laps remaining. Hargreaves then looked to the inside of Gage but wasn’t able to the make anything of the move falling back into the field as Shepherd and Shaw split around him moving up to 3rd and 4th respectively. As Hargreaves continued to fall through the field, the checkup caused by it resulted in a lot of confusion within the pack and Hargreaves was sent around collecting several other cars in the process on lap 27 bringing the caution back out.

Northcutt had another great launch off the start. Proudfoot was up to 5th riding the high side quickly pushing through traffic. Hargreaves was back up to 3rd but was under pressure from Carlisle going into the final laps. Coming out of the final corner, Billy Northcutt was absolutely dominating the field tonight taking the checkered flag with Jordan Gage, William Hargreaves, Brandyn Proudfoot, and John Heyn rounding out the top 5 finishers at Cedar Lake Speedway.

William Hargreaves holds onto the points lead with 488 points. Billy Northcutt jumped up two spots into 2nd with 456 points. Adam Carlisle sits in 3rd place with 438 points. J R Shepherd fell back to 4th place with 429 points and Thomas Vickers rounds out the top 5 drivers with 334 points. Going into the next round, the drivers will take on the Fairbury Speedway on November 11th with all of the dirt slinging action broadcast live at 7:10PM ET exclusively on the Virtual Grip Network!

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28 October 2022
Bootleg Racing League | Season 13 | Round 6
Dirt Street Stock Series | Lucas Oil Speedway
Sim Racing Software: iRacing

Rocky Battenfield took the checkered flag after climbing through the field tonight in the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock Series at Lucas Oil Speedway ahead of Adam Carlisle and Thomas Vickers. “I’m generally a patient driver, but I know starting 10th you gotta make some moves early and I’m not running for points, I come here to win so I figured hey let’s go as hard as we can go and see what happens.”, Battenfield commented as the night came to a close, “Everything kind of worked out our way tonight.”

As the drivers started lining up for the heat events, Adam Carlisle took the green for the first heat of the night with William Hargreaves to his outside. Hargreaves looked to the inside several times but wasn’t able to make a pass attempt before Carlisle took the checkered flag. John Wilson had J R Shepherd to his outside as he took the green flag for the second heat. Wilson held the lead all the way to the checkered flag while Shepherd was fighting with Kevin Davis over 2nd place. Billy Northcutt took the green flag to the inside of Thomas Vickers in the third and final heat race of the night. Northcutt was able to pull away from the rest of the pack taking the win.

Lining up for the C Main consolation race was Dylan Corey up front with Bobby Hayes to his outside. Davis pushed up through the field and got a nose to the inside of Corey, but the high line prevailed with Corey pulling away to take the checkered flag. Jason Best and Jason Menda shared the front row as the green flag came out for the B Main consolation race. Best took the checkered flag with a 1 second gap between himself and Rocky Battenfield up 3 positions into 2nd place.

Carlisle took the green flag to kick off the night’s 40-lap main feature event with Wilson to his outside. Carlisle had a good jump off the start as Wilson and Shepherd battled side by side over 2nd. Hargreaves caught the drivers and tried to split them going 3-wide for several corners but contact from behind knocked Hargreaves loose and pushed Wilson down into the infield giving 2nd place over to Shepherd. Hargreaves recovered in 3rd while Wilson fell back to 9th from the incident.

10 laps into the run, Carlisle still had a strong hold on the lead while Hargreaves continued to pressure Shepherd for 2nd. Battenfield was aggressively pushing up through the field up to 4th and closing on Hargreaves quickly. Hargreaves dove beneath Shepherd to take away 2nd place but made contact with the back of Carlisle forcing both drivers loose giving the lead to Shepherd with Battenfield challenging Carlisle for 2nd place. Battenfield secured the position going into the 2nd half of the night while Carlisle and Hargreaves battled over 3rd.

Battenfield didn’t waste any time going after the lead diving low under Shepherd and cleared ahead going into lap 25. Carlisle tried to challenge Shepherd for 2nd with Hargreaves and Thomas Vickers fighting over 4th behind them. As the battle continued, Hargreaves and Shepherd made contact sending Shepherd around falling back to 15th as he recovered from the spin with 10 laps remaining. Battenfield took advantage of the open track ahead of him and quickly started to put distance between himself and Carlisle.

Hargreaves tried to get beneath Carlisle, but the drivers came together, and Hargreaves was spun into the infield falling to the back of the field while Shepherd had been quietly climbing back up through the field and was working Bobby Hayes over for 5th. Coming out of the final corner, Rocky Battenfield proved to be too much for the rest of the field to contest with as he took the checkered flag with Adam Carlisle, Thomas Vickers, Jason Best, and J R Shepherd rounding out the top 5 tonight at Lucas Oil Speedway.

William Hargreaves holds onto the points lead with 412 points. Adam Carlisle and J R Shepherd are tied for 2nd place with 384 points each. Billy Northcutt fell back to 4th place with 372 points after having connection issues tonight and Jason best rounds out the top 5 drivers with 314 points. Going into the next round, the drivers will take on the Cedar Lake Speedway on November 4th with all of the dirt slinging action broadcast live at 7:10PM ET exclusively on the Virtual Grip Network!

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