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Quick Rod Win at IHRA Northern Nationals at U.S. 131 Dragway for Luke Bogacki

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Luke Bogacki has found a new home in the sportsman ranks of the International Hot Rod Association. Bogacki has added three more national event victories to his resume in the last month.

IHRA Northern Natioanls Quick Rod Victory for Luke Bogacki, photo courtesy of Chris Simmons
IHRA Northern Natioanls Quick Rod Victory for Luke Bogacki, photo courtesy of Chris Simmons
Following back-to-back Stock Eliminator victories at the Thunder Nationals in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and the Mopar Canadian Nationals in Grand Bend, Ontario, Bogacki took the top spot in Quick Rod at the IHRA Northern Nationals at U.S. 131 Dragway in Martin, Michigan.

IHRA Sportsman Class racer earns third consecutive National Event Victory
IHRA Sportsman Class racer earns third consecutive National Event Victory
Bogacki’s road to the Quick Rod Winner’s Circle was a tough one. He began eliminations with a .009 induced 8.906 run to top Jerry Smith, Jr. In the second round Bogacki beat defending Division 5 Top Dragster champion Jim Prevo. Bogacki then beat Vernon Rowland and Jim Cowie in the third and fourth rounds and earned a semi-final spot next to three-time IHRA Hot Rod World Champion John Furr.

Furr was uncharacteristically late with a .055 reaction, which allowed Bogacki to take a fairly easy victory with a .020 induced 8.922. In the final round, he faced Chuck Harris and held the lead to the finish line.

“This type of run was beyond my wildest expectations,” said Bogacki. “When it’s going your way everything just falls into place.” The 27-year-old racer is now at 5th place in Quick Road standings. He also sits at 2nd spot in Stock Eliminator points and is 3rd in Top Dragster.

“I think I’ve still got a mathematical shot to win the championship in all three categories,” said Bogacki. “It’s been a great season and I want to thank my sponsors like K&N Engineering. I depend on K&N products on each of my three competition vehicles, the CSR Performance Products Dragster, the BTE Nova Stock Eliminator Entry and the Mickey Thompson Vega. K&N Filters give me the security and protection I need, without sacrificing the performance and consistency necessary to win.”

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