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Best of Both Worlds Winter Series Races Bring Big Money to K&N's Luke Bogacki
Every year there is a multi week, multi event marathon of big dollar bracket races throughout South Georgia and Florida. Over the last 25 years, the Winter Series races have been predominately dominated by the greatest sportsman class competitors in the United States.
Palm Beach International Raceway in Florida held the money ticket for Luke Bogacki who drove a Malibu Station Wagon to victory, courtesy of BME Photography
Luke Bogacki’s wins in the sportsman ranks is on his racing resume. The 28-year-old Alabama resident has earned a reputation as one of the most successful ET bracket and sportsman class racers in the country over the last decade. However, the young veteran racer is still missing a handful of accomplishments.
Bradenton Best of Both Worlds Winter Series Championship $10,000 windfall for sportsman racer Luke Bogacki, courtesy of BME Photography
This winter, Bogacki knocked off one major triumph off his races to-win list in the South Georgia Motorsports Park New World 5 day Championship Series. He won his first winter series event at the Bradenton Best of Both World Winter Series Championship and took home a $10,000 windfall.
“Coming into the season, I felt like I still had four major goals in racing that I hadn’t accomplished,” said Bogacki. “I wanted to win a NHRA national event, a day of the Winter Series, a major NHRA or IHRA world championship and a Winter Series Points title. I still have the dream of becoming a world champion or 5-day points champ, but it’s been a great season. I was able to mark two of those accomplishments off my list.”
Bogacki earned his first NHRA
national event victory
in April with a Super Comp win at the Southern Nationals in Atlanta, Georgia. He backed it up with a second title at the Mid-South Nationals in Memphis, Tennessee in October. He also earned multiple victories during this seasons’ Winter Series.
After the Bradenton win, Bogacki took another final round in a 1/8th mile event at Palm Beach International Raceway. Bogacki drove Jon Siegel’s Wheelie Wagon Malibu Station Wagon.
“Brian and I are pretty good buddies,” said Bogacki. “We talked about re-distributing the purse a little bit and even agreed to race for $1.000. Then we decided to split it even and swapped cars for the final. The tech guys at the end of the track were really confused when we got out of each others’ cars. It was a lot of fun.”
With a couple of bracket outings remaining in 2009, Bogacki has raced in 20 final rounds coming out with 16 event victories. In addition to his two NHRA national event crowns, Bogacki also claimed a pair of IHRA national event wins and the IHRA Summit All Stars Title in Top Dragster. On the bracket racing scene, Bogacki picked up three $10,000 triumphs and a pair of $5,000 victories.
Bogacki uses K&N air filters. “K&N helps my engine perform the way it should,” he said. “I can also count on K&N for additional power and great filtration to help me get to the Winner’s Circle.”
Bogacki will wrap up his 2009 campaign with pair of big dollar bracket events at Holly Springs Motorsports Thanksgiving weekend and at Carolina Dragway next week.
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K&N Engineering, Inc., with headquarters in Riverside, California, has been the world's leader in performance filter technology since 1969, serving the needs of the automotive, motorcycle, marine, industrial and military markets. K&N is heavily involved in nearly every form of motorsports from off-road and powersports to drag racing, stock cars and road racing. For more information about K&N Filters, please contact K&N Engineering, Inc., P.O. Box 1329, Riverside, CA 92502-1329, (800) 213-4182 for a dealer near you, (800) 858-3333 for technical service/questions, (951) 826-4001 Fax, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.knfilters.com.
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