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Inside Line Promotions - LUBBOCK, Texas (May 14, 2020) - Scott Bogucki earned his first podium finish of the season on Tuesday during the opening round of the West Texas Crude Nationals.
The SawBlade.com backed driver kicked off the two-day show at West Texas Raceway by qualifying second quickest in his group before powering from third to win a heat race. That garnered a spot into a dash.
"We had really good car speed," he said. "I could stick (the bottom). We were even better in the dash."
Bogucki won a dash to capture the pole position for the A Main.
"I didn't snug up enough in the feature," he said. "I didn't expect the track to go away as much as it did. Two laps in I was in trouble. I was pulling my wing back. I ran second for a while, but I was too free."
Bogucki led the first couple of laps before dropping to second. He eventually settled for a third-place outing, which was his best performance of the season in an event that featured 40 drivers.
"Not only 40, but 40 of the best," Bogucki said. "It was good and the next night we changed a few little things. The car felt amazing in hot laps. I feel like we're in a good position for the rest of the year."
Wednesday's event finale rained out.
Bogucki said he will take this weekend off and will know more about his future plans within the next week.
QUICK RESULTS -
May 12 - West Texas Raceway in Lubbock, Texas - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (3); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 3 (1).
SEASON STATS -
5 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 4 top 15s, 4 top 20s
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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 for three years 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, Ostrich Race Engines, KW Motorsports, Smith Titanium, Rod End Supply, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., HRP Wings, Momentum Suspension, KW Transport, Pac Torsion Bars, Maxim Chassis, Weld Wheels, JJS Mechanical Inc., Momentum Suspension, Howard Law and Findley and Sons for their support.
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*PHOTO BY BEN THRASHER*