SawBlade.com’s Bogucki Posts Pair of Top 10s During Hockett/McMillin Memorial
(Photo by Mike Howard Photos)
Inside Line Promotions – WHEATLAND, Mo. (Sept. 22, 2020) – Scott Bogucki produced a podium finish and a pair of top 10s last weekend during the 10th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway.
The SawBlade.com sponsored competitor faced off against 75-plus drivers during the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour tripleheader, which began last Thursday. Bogucki charged from ninth to win a heat race and from sixth to third place in a qualifier to garner the most points. That gave him the pole position for the A Main.
“The first night I wasn’t tight enough in the feature,” he said after finishing third. “I thought the track had taken rubber before we got out there. I was too free until the rubber came in.”
Friday’s second preliminary night featured another efficient run as Bogucki hustled from fourth to second place in a heat race and from fifth to third place in a qualifier. He capped the night with an eighth-place finish in the main event.
“We were okay, a little on the free side,” he said. “I lost some spots and got some back. It was an average night.”
Bogucki ranked fourth in preliminary points to lock himself into the fourth starting position in Saturday’s A Main. He maintained a top five throughout the race and was running fourth on the final lap when he got into the cushion wrong in turns three and four. That upset his race car and he jumped the cushion, culminating in a flip. Bogucki was credited with a 16th-place result.
“I ran out of fuel as I ran into turn three,” he said. “You had to hit the cushion with the wheels spinning. The engine sputtered and the car got on the right front, over the cushion and turned over. That was really disappointing.
“After last year’s run with me going to the hospital, I was like, ‘Cool, I finally beat this place.’ Then I turned over in the same spot. That’s racing. Thankfully we didn’t really tear the car up.”
Bogucki plans on competing this Saturday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, during the Fall Haul with the Sprint Invaders.
QUICK RESULTS –
Sept. 17 – Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. – Heat race: 1 (9); Qualifier: 3 (6); Feature: 3 (1).
Sept. 18 – Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. – Heat race: 2 (4); Qualifier: 3 (5); Feature: 8 (7).
Sept. 19 – Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. – Feature: 16 (4).
SEASON STATS –
28 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 15 top 10s, 17 top 15s, 21 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Saturday at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, for the Fall Haul with the Sprint Invaders