Inside Line Promotions – ELMA, Wash. (June 22, 2021) – One of the biggest Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events of the season is on tap and Scott Bogucki is ready to pounce.
The SawBlade.com sponsored driver joins the series at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., this Thursday through Saturday for the $15,000-to-win Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup.
“It probably is our biggest race of the year,” he said. “You have to have two good qualifying nights to start up front on Saturday. To have two good nights with the competition level that will be there can be tricky. I’ve always raced well there so that is good.”
Bogucki has been fast during his handful of starts at the high-banked dirt oval, where he has a career-best result of second place in 2018.
“Hopefully it’s like it has been the other years and whatever we do works,” he said. “It’s pretty narrow, but it doesn’t race like that to me. You walk around it and you’re thinking this place is narrow, but when you’re racing on it it doesn’t feel like it. It’s really its own beast.”
Bogucki made his first visit of the season to the state of Washington last weekend for the Fred Brownfield Classic at Grays Harbor Raceway.
He finished where he started in both a heat race – third – and a B Main – first – during Saturday’s opener. Bogucki advanced from 17th to 13th in the main event.
The finale featured similar results on Sunday when Bogucki rallied from eighth to fifth place in a heat race. He placed second in a B Main before maneuvering from 19th to 13th in the A Main.
“We fought motor issues all weekend,” he said. “We put a different engine in and struggled with it. It didn’t give us much time to work on the race car.
“We were better the final night. We ran up to seventh. On a restart there were a bunch of cars down the backstretch and a guy came over in front of us, knocked the nose wing off and did a bunch of damage. We just limped it home.”
QUICK RESULTS –
June 19 – Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. – Heat race: 3 (3); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 13 (17).
June 20 – Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, Wash. – Heat race: 5 (8); B Main: 2 (1); Feature: 13 (19).
SEASON STATS –
19 races, 2 wins, 7 top fives, 8 top 10s, 13 top 15s, 15 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Thursday through Saturday at Skagit Speedway in Alger, Wash., for the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
MEDIA LINKS –
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – SawBlade.com
SawBlade.com, which is located in Houston, Texas, is redefining the way industrial, hardware and home use band saw blades are made and distributed. For more information, visit http://www.SawBlade.com. Additionally, SawBlade.com is the official saw blade of the American Sprint Car Series and the title sponsor of every ASCS National Tour main event as well as the Victory Lane sponsor.
“Everyone at SawBlade.com has been very supportive,” Bogucki said. “They have stuck with me as we’ve continued to build our race team and develop into a consistent contender. I appreciate their loyalty and support.”
Bogucki would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, Bryant Paver Motorsports, Ostrich Race Engines, KW Motorsports, Smith Titanium, TJ Forged, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Momentum Racing Suspension, Maxim Chassis, Kaeding Performance and Howard Law for their support.
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