May 17th, 2016 by Chris Wolfson
The battle for the Outlaw Modified Series title in the Bootleg Racing League has been intense all season long with five different winners in as many races. Round six at Langley Speedway would prove to be just as exciting with J.R. Shepherd becoming the sixth different race winner in the 2016 Season Two campaign.
With 39 laps remaining in the race, Shepherd made a clean pass on race leader Jeff Sharp and subsequently made the #98 SK Modified as wide as possible. Shepherd held-off a hard charging Sharp beating him by a narrow, 0.23 second margin with Ryan Nuss coming home in third.
“Those last few laps I forgot to breathe.” – J.R. Shepherd
“It feels awesome! I think those last few laps I forgot to breathe,” said Shepherd from victory lane. “Jeff’s a great guy to race. He’s always raced me clean.”
Shepherd’s victory gave him a boost in the points championship, enabling him to close to within two points of series leader Donny Moore. Moore is still winless on the season, but consistent finishes continue to keep the #26 ASPCA SK Modified at the top of the points battle. Sharp sits in a distant third as the season moves past the halfway point.
The Bootleg Racing League travels to Pensacola, Florida and the home of the Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway for round seven. Simracer Phillip Temples will start on the pole as a result of his eighth place finish at Langley. Be sure to tune in to iRacing Live on Saturday, May 21st for the live Global SimRacing Channel’s broadcast from Five Flags at 9:15PM EST.
You can find the Bootleg Racing League at www.bootlegracingleague.com.