Scott Bogucki Breaks Through At The Devil's Bowl With The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series

Bryan Hulbert - MESQUITE, Texas (June 12, 2018) Becoming the fourth Australian to capture a win with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by, McLaren Vale's Scott Bogucki captured his first career victory on Tuesday night in the No. 28 at the Devil's Bowl Speedway.

Bogucki is the 142nd driver to win with the National Tour of the American Sprint Car Series, and 10th different winner of the 2018 season. Scott joins Brooke Tatnell, Ian Madsen, and Jamie Veal on the list of Australian winners.

Holding off Sammy Swindell as the pair raced through slower traffic, Bogucki was like a Shark after his prey to keep the BMRS No. 3 at bay. Bobbling just one time through turns three and four just after the race's half-way point, Swindell mounted a charge but was unable to get by the No. 28 for the lead.

With traffic playing to his favor with five laps to go, Bogucki was able to put some breathing room between himself and Swindell. Clearing the slower cars with two circuits remaining, Sammy closed to within 10 car lengths before the drop of the checkered flag.

Asked what the win meant to Scott, the Brodix Rookie of the Year contender replied, "This is unbelievable. I came over six years ago as a crew guy and I worked for Sammy and as far as I'm concerned, he's as good as they come. To beat him, it makes it even sweeter."

Adding to the story, the first track Scott raced at in the United States was the Devil's Bowl Speedway.

"I came here four years ago and ran one night. Honestly, I never figured I'd get my first win on a half-mile, much less here. We've really struggled here a lot in the past, but this year's we've actually been good, just didn't have a lot of luck, but tonight just went our way."

Swindell in second is the 36th time the wily veteran has finished on the podium with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by His fourth consecutive trip to the podium this season, Swindell was chased to the line by Blake Hahn. Falling to fourth in the early laps, Hahn was able to get back to the show position with two laps to go.

Challenging for the lead at one point with Swindell and Bogucki, a misstep in traffic relegated Sam Hafertepe, Jr. to fourth with Travis Rilat crossing in fifth.

A rebound performance after struggling as of late, Roger Crockett was sixth with Wayne Johnson in tow. Seth Bergman moved up to eighth after starting 10th with Tony Bruce, Jr. ninth. The night's CP-Carrillo Hard Charger, Oklahoma's Matt Covington made up the top-ten.

With three rounds of the ASCS Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek in the books, the series heads for Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla. on Wednesday, June 13. Admission is $20 Seniors with Military and Kids 12-15 admitted for $15. Kids 6-12 are $2. Access to the Pits is $30. The track is located at 3501 SW Sheridan Rd. For more information on Lawton Speedway, log onto or call (580) 355-6417.

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Race Results:

Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
Devil's Bowl Speedway - Mesquite, Texas
Speedweek Round 3
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Car Count: 27

Heat Races (Top 16 in Passing Points transfer to the A-Feature. Top 8 Redraw)

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn, [2]; 2. 28-Scott Bogucki, [3]; 3. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [4]; 4. 3-Sammy Swindell, [8]; 5. 95-Matt Covington, [1]; 6. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [6]; 7. 77X-Alex Hill, [7]; 8. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [9]; 9. 13M-Chance McCrary, [5]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 11-Roger Crockett, [1]; 2. 12W-Dale Wester, [3]; 3. 9$-Kyle Clark, [2]; 4. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [8]; 5. 44-Chris Martin, [4]; 6. 5J-Jamie Ball, [6]; 7. (DNF) 45-Martin Edwards, [7]; 8. (DNF) M1-Mark Smith, [5]; (DNS) 24-Ben Silliker,

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [1]; 2. 1-Travis Rilat, [2]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman, [4]; 4. J2-John Carney II, [6]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee, [3]; 6. 17W-Harli White, [7]; 7. 99X-Dalton Stevens, [5]; 8. 74B-Jake Bubak, [8]; 9. 14-Chip Graham, [9]

BMRS B-Feature (Top 6 advance to the A-Feature)

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 5J-Jamie Ball, [2]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [1]; 3. 99X-Dalton Stevens, [4]; 4. 77X-Alex Hill, [3]; 5. M1-Mark Smith, [6]; 6. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [5]; 7. 74B-Jake Bubak, [7]; 8. 13M-Chance McCrary, [8]; 9. 14-Chip Graham, [9]; (DNS) 45-Martin Edwards, ; (DNS) 24-Ben Silliker,

Protect the Harvest A-Feature:

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 28-Scott Bogucki, [1]; 2. 3-Sammy Swindell, [3]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn, [2]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [7]; 5. 1-Travis Rilat, [6]; 6. 11-Roger Crockett, [5]; 7. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [8]; 8. 23-Seth Bergman, [10]; 9. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [9]; 10. 95-Matt Covington, [16]; 11. 99-Skylar Gee, [15]; 12. 44-Chris Martin, [13]; 13. J2-John Carney II, [11]; 14. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [18]; 15. 5J-Jamie Ball, [17]; 16. 17W-Harli White, [14]; 17. 77X-Alex Hill, [20]; 18. 9$-Kyle Clark, [12]; 19. 99X-Dalton Stevens, [19]; 20. 12W-Dale Wester, [4]; 21. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [22]; 22. M1-Mark Smith, [21]

Lap Leader(s): Scott Bogucki 1-25
CP-Carrillo Hard Charger: Matt Covington +6
FSR High Point Driver: Blake Hahn
Provisional(s): N/A

2018 ASCS National Driver Points (Top 15): 1. Sam Hafertepe, Jr, 1,466; 2. Seth Bergman 1,410; 3. Blake Hahn 1,392; 4. Wayne Johnson 1,369; 5. Johnny Herrera 1,349; 6. Matt Covington 1,287; 7. Scott Bogucki 1,246; 8. Skylar Gee 1,207; 9. Roger Crockett 1,169; 10. Jamie Ball 1,147; 11. Harli White 1,132; 12. Chris Martin 1,066; 13. Alex Hill 995; 14. Travis Rilat 973; 15 Sammy Swindell 968;

2018 ASCS Speedweek Points (Top 15): 1. Sammy Swindell 427; 2. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 402; 3. Scott Bogucki 388; 4. Blake Hahn 373; 5. Matt Covington 362; 6. Travis Rilat 349; 7. Seth Bergman 346; 8. John Carney II 338; 9. Harli White 336; 10. Tony Bruce, Jr. 330; 11. Wayne Johnson 327; 12. Skylar Gee 321; 13. Johnny Herrera 320; 14. Chris Martin 320; 15. Roger Crockett 314;

2018 ASCS National Tour Wins: Seth Bergman - 2 (4/6 - Texas Motor Speedway; 5/10 - Lakeside Speedway); Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 2 (5/12 - I-30 Speedway; 6/8 - West Texas Raceway); Roger Crockett - 1 (3/16 - Devil's Bowl Speedway); Brady Bacon - 1 (4/7 - Texas Motor Speedway); Matt Covington - 1 (4/27 - Paducah International Raceway); Greg Hodnett - 1 (5/4 - Williams Grove Speedway) ; Blake Heimbach - 1 (5/5 - Selinsgrove Speedway); Wayne Johnson - 1 (5/9 - Humboldt Speedway); Sammy Swindell - 1 (6/9 - Route 66 Motor Speedway); Scott Bogucki - 1 (6/12 - Devil's Bowl Speedway);

Bacon Storms East after Pair of Heartland Top Fives

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (June 13, 2018) – Following a weekend in the heartland, Brady Bacon and the Brady Bacon Racing No. 99 Sprint Car are eastbound and down for USAC’s Eastern Storm.

The Eastern Storm for the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car series consists of six nights of racing at six different tracks throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York beginning at Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania’s Grandview Speedway on Thursday night.  From there the path leads to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, New Jersey’s Bridgeport Speedway on Monday and then New York’s Weedsport Speedway on Tuesday.

The two-time USAC Sprint Car champion carries momentum into the Eastern Storm after posting finishes of fourth at Nebraska’s I-80 Speedway and third at Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway in USAC Sprint Car action last weekend.

With Imperial Wagyu Beef coming on board as primary sponsor for the Heartland double, the weekend got off to a promising start with a solid qualifying effort at I-80 Speedway that put Bacon outside the front row of the feature after heat race action.  Bacon went on to carry his mount to a fourth-place finish atop the 4/10-mile Nebraska oval.

“The car felt good early in the night, but we lost the balance in the feature,” Bacon explains.  “The smallest of changes can make a big difference, so we were just able to hang on for fourth.”

It was on to the Sprint Car Capital of the world on Saturday night where Bacon picked off a win in 2011.  And for some time, it looked like Bacon just might add another Knoxville win to the books.

After timing in sixth-quick and then racing to a second-place heat race finish, Bacon led the feature field to the green flag and immediately jumped into the lead.  Bacon had the race well in hand for the first half of the race before a faulty bleeder slowed his pace.  Bacon ultimately surrendered the point on the 20th of 30 laps and managed to hold on to a third place finish.

“Qualifying was really tight at Knoxville,” Bacon says.  “The times were really close together, it was like a winged race.  Then we were able to get out front in the feature and the car was really good until we had a bleeder malfunction, we really lost a lot of traction.”

Finishes of fourth and third certainly have Bacon and crew going in the right direction.

“We’re definitely going in the right direction by getting consistent top fives,” Bacon comments.  “I feel like we’re a threat to win each night, we’re gaining on it.”

Thus far, Bacon has finished among the top ten in nine of 11 USAC Sprint Car features this season with a handful of top-five runs.

He looks to build upon those stats over the six-race Eastern Storm that begins at Grandview.  It could be a good starting point for Bacon, as he raced to victory lane in last year’s Eastern Storm opener at Grandview Speedway.

Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the support of partners including Fatheadz Eyewear, Tel-Star Technology/Port City Raceway, Gene Frankowiak, Cimarron Cycle Works, Priority Aviation, Triple-X Race Co., FMR Racing, FK Indy, Heath Clips Lawn Care, Elliot’s Custom Trailers and Carts, B&S Cattle, Lucas Oil Products, Kiser’s Truck and Auto, Smiley’s Racing Products, Keizer Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Walker Filters, ProGlide Coatings, Octane Ink, CP Carrillo, PAC Racing Allstar Performance, Simpson Racing Products, Driver Websites, Engler Machine and Tool, Wilwood Engineering, Schroth Racing, Smith Precision Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, FSR Radiators, LRB Mfg. Indy Race Parts and Imperial Wagyu Beef.

2018 Quick Stats:  41 races, 3 wins, 17 top-fives, 24 top-tens.

Quick Results:

Friday, June 8 – 4th in USAC National Sprint Cars at I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, NE)

Saturday, June 9 – 3rd in USAC National Sprint Cars at Knoxville (IA) Raceway

Up Next: USAC Amsoil National Sprint Cars Eastern Storm

Thursday, June 14 – Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville, PA)

Friday, June 15 – Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA)

Saturday, June 16 – Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, PA)

Sunday, June 17 – BAPS Motor Speedway (York Haven, PA)

Monday, June 18 – Bridgeport Speedway (Swedesboro, NJ)

Tuesday, June 19 – Weedsport Speedway (Weedsport, NY)

For those unable to catch the racing action in person, five of the six events (all except Bridgeport) are available via PPV at

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Bellm Back on the Podium – Takes on Creek and Double X this Week

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (June 13, 2018) – Kyle Bellm finally shook off the ill fortune that has plagued him in recent weeks by racing to a runner-up finish in Saturday night’s 20-lap Sprint Car feature at Eldon, Missouri’s Lake Ozark Speedway.

It was Bellm’s third top-five run of the year aboard the Greenworks Nursery/Landscapes Awarded No. 14k Sprint Car.

The Nixa, MO, racer and the Christian County Collision Repair/Bybee Lawn Care team will look to build upon that by taking in Lucas Oil ASCS Speedweek Round Five at Creek County Speedway near Tulsa on Thursday and then an ASCS Warrior Region card at California, Missouri’s Double X Speedway on Sunday night.

Bellm’s Saturday night runner-up finish aboard the PPG Automotive Finishes/Colorvision machine came after a Friday night go at Cameron, Missouri’s U.S. 36 Raceway.

“It was the first time with our car there and we just never got the setup right, I just never got comfortable with it,” Bellm said of the night that resulted in a 12th-place finish.

Bellm was back in his comfort zone on Saturday night at Lake Ozark Speedway where he has frequented victory lane in the past.  And it looked to be another potential trip to victory lane for much of the night.

Bellm raced from fourth to second in his heat race and then climbed from fourth to third in the Dash to earn a front row starting position for the feature.

And, from there, Bellm put the VP Racing Fuels/Schure Built Suspensions/Schaeffers Racing Oil entry out front at the outset and paced the field for well over half the race before surrendering the point in traffic.  Bellm tried to battle back into the lead before ultimately setting for runner-up honors.

“We probably should have won it,” Bellm says.  “The track seemed about the same on top and on bottom.  I ran the top, I probably overthought it a little bit.  We were about the same speed, but running second he could see where he was closing.”

After a recent spate of bad luck, Bellm and crew were happy to back on the podium.

“The way things have been going, second isn’t terrible,” Bellm explains.  “We can build on that, we can start putting together consecutive good finishes and maybe get a win at one of these races this weekend.”

Both tracks are ripe for a potential Bellm win with the No. 14k frequently among the front runners at both Creek County Speedway and Double X Speedway.

2018 Quick Stats:  12 races, 3 top-fives, 5 top-tens.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Speedweek Round Five on Thursday night at Creek County Speedway (Sapulpa, OK) and ASCS Warrior Region at Double X Speedway (California, MO) on Sunday night.

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