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Inside Line Promotions - BRIGHTON, Tenn. (May 29, 2020) - Getting back in the race car has been a grueling process for Tucker Boulton.
Boulton suffered burns on 70 percent of his legs a little more than two months ago during an accident at home involving racing fuel. The injuries were so severe that racing was put on the back burner as Boulton had to learn to walk again.
Boulton will need another reconstructive surgery in the future to aid his mobility. However, he has been medically cleared and is ready to race. The sprint car season gets underway this Saturday night at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.
"Man, I can't wait," he said. "I'm super excited. When I was injured I lost a lot of time working out and staying in shape for racing. I couldn't feel more ready. I'm ready to get out there and chase them down."
Boulton had a long road to get physically ready to climb back in the car. It was even more difficult to get mentally prepared for the sport. The thought of dicing back and forth with competitors wasn't the issue. Instead, Boulton had to get over the fear of fire.
"Fire has run through my mind many times," he said. "I'm trying to work around it. I got in the car and we've started it a few times. We put a fire suppression system in and if there is a fire, we have a chance to knock it down.
"So, mentally, I'm ready. Everything we have done is going to make us even better because I can get rid of that thought of fire."
One thing that hasn't changed in Boulton's time off is his competitiveness. He not only wants to get back to the track, Boulton is hungry to compete for wins. He expects to return to last year's form and be a factor in the main event this weekend at Riverside International Speedway.
"I want to get back to where I was last year," he said. "With a new motor and everything, as long as we are running right, I believe we will be back where we were. Mentally, nothing has changed. A race car is a race car and I'm ready."
UP NEXT -
Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.
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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - DHR Suspension
DHR Suspension has quickly become one of the leaders in the shock industry. Although the company was established in 2015, founder Derek Hagar has been servicing shocks for approximately a decade.
DHR Suspension has teams across the country and competing with various sprint car series, including the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and USCS Series to name a few. But the shocks services don't stop there. DHR Suspension also offers service for late models, modifieds, stock cars and mini sprints. For more information, visit http://www.DHRSuspension.com.
"Derek Hagar does a great job with our shocks," Boulton said. "He has a lot of knowledge and I want to thank him for all of his help with our shock needs."
Boulton would also like to thank Henderson Recovery and Jacqueline Savoy Photography for their continued support.
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