August 15th, 2016 by Chris Wolfson
The Lawrence Towing Outlaw Modified Series schedule led the field to Hampton, VA and the tough confines of Langley Speedway for Round Six of 2016 Season 3 of the Bootleg Racing League. Brian Neff (#60) has been on top of the points all season, but a tough race last week allowed Tim Knott (#41) to slide into a share of the points lead. John Holcomb (#69) and JR Shepherd (#98) both sit a scant three points behind to make a tight points battle as the season progresses past halfway.
2016 Season 1 champion Matt Hoose (#21) was looking to convert his P1 starting position into a long-overdue race win and he did just that, taking the lead from the start of the race and never looking back. Hoose navigated a caution filled first half of the event and a long, green flag run in the second half of the event to best simracers JR Shepherd and Donny Moore, who finished second and third respectively.
“Real excited about that one. It’s been awhile since I’ve even been able to finish a race,” said Hoose from victory lane.
“I ran out of a little bit of time. The last 25 laps everyone’s tires were shot. It would have been hard to get around Matt,” said Shepherd.
By virtue of his second place finish, Shepherd takes over the top spot in the points battle from Brian Neff. Shepherd will be starting ninth for next week’s event at Five Flags Speedway. Be sure to catch all the action next Saturday night on the Global SimRacing Channel’s broadcast on iRacing Live. The green flag falls at 9:30PM EST.
You can find the Bootleg Racing League at www.bootlegracingleague.com.