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2010 American Dragster Victory at NHRA Mid-South Nationals in Tennessee

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Luke Bogacki’s brand new dragster treated him well at the NHRA Mid-South Nationals. Bogacki drove his 2010 American Race Cars dragster to the Super Comp victory in Memphis, Tennessee.

NHRA Mid South Nationals Super Comp victory for Luke Bogacki in Memphis, Tennessee
NHRA Mid South Nationals Super Comp victory for Luke Bogacki in Memphis, Tennessee

2010 American Race Cars dragster with K&N products is a favorite of champion racer Luke Bogacki
2010 American Race Cars dragster with K&N products is a favorite of champion racer Luke Bogacki
“This is, without a doubt the best dragster I’ve owned to date,” said Bogacki. “The new car is gorgeous, immaculate, light and fast. Mark Horton, Travis Colangelo and all the guys at American Race Cars just seem to turn out a better product with every car they build. The new car has the K&N hood scoop and K&N air filter. I trust K&N as the industry leader in filters and related equipment. Having dependable products from K&N helps to put my mind at ease and focus on driving. I know I've got the best equipment available.”
NHRA sportsman racer Luke Bogacki's 2010 American Dragster is powered by a Huntsville Engine and Performance built 582 cubic inch engine
NHRA sportsman racer Luke Bogacki's 2010 American Dragster is powered by a Huntsville Engine and Performance built 582 cubic inch engine

NHRA Winner's Circle celebration and another Wally for racer Luke Bogacki
NHRA Winner's Circle celebration and another Wally for racer Luke Bogacki

Bogacki said the initial success of his dragster has been fantastic. He raced the new car for the first time at his local Huntsville Dragway a few weeks ago. There, he drove to victory. One week later, he made his Super Comp debut a memorable one, advancing to the final round of the NHRA LODRS event in Belle Rose, Louisiana.

Bogacki proceeded to the NHRA Fall National in Dallas, Texas. He fell in round two in Dallas but made it to victory lane in Memphis, Tennessee.

At the Mid-South Nationals, Bogacki claimed his second NHRA Wally of the 2009 season. He opened eliminations with victories over Rip Dennis and Troy Coughlin, Jr., before squaring off with Dallas Fall Nationals winner Lloyd Parfait in a pivotal third round match-up.

“Lloyd made a great run, he was .017 and dropped to 8.90,” said Bogacki. “I would take his pass in that situation any day of the week. I was just fortunate to make my best run of the weekend and got by Lloyd.”

Bogacki bested Parfait and crossed the finish line first by just .008 with both drivers hard on the brakes. That set up a quarterfinal match with former national event winner and defending NHRA Super Pro national champions Bart Nelson. Bogacki won and took a spot in the final round where he faced off with Billy Torrence. Bogacki again won and took the victory.

“I can’t begin to describe how great it feels to win this event,” he said. “I’ve done well bracket racing, but I had a pretty rough summer at the NHRA events I’ve been to. I also can’t say enough about this race car. I feel invincible right now.”

Other featured products on Bogacki’s new machine include:

Huntsville Engine and Performance built 582 cubic inch engine
Brodix PB1200 cylinder heads
Milodon Engine Components
J&J Engine Diapers
Hedman Hedders collector headers
Auto Meter new “Stack” dash and data logger setup
Dixie Racing Products
K&N hoodscoop
K&N air filter
Mickey Thompson tires and wheels
BTE transmissions

“I have a lot of confidence in this combination,” said Bogacki. “It makes my job a lot easier.”

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