Scott Bogucki Wins A Wild One At The Texas Sprint Car Nationals

(Image Credit: David Campbell)

When the dust settled on a slide job filled SawBlade.com A-Feature Friday night at the Texas Motor Speedway, Australia’s Scott Bogucki capped off his 2019 season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network with victory at Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals.

“This is unbelievable. I’ve got so many great people behind me with SawBlade.com, Scotty McDonald at Dissolvalloy, Lee with Ostrich Racing Engine – this is for them. We’ve been struggling lately, so before I went out Scotty’s like hey, it’s the end of the year, if you get it done let her rip but if you don’t turn her over, I’ll hit you with the four-wheeler. I didn’t quite turn it over, but it was some fun,” commented Bogucki with a chuckle, referencing his full-throttle donuts to celebrate his win.

Taking the lead on Lap 3 from Brandon Hanks, Bogucki kept pace through several restarts with the #28 finally getting held up in slower traffic at the race’s mid-point.

With Tony Stewart in hot pursuit, the two drivers began going at it for the lead with Stewart wheeling his Rush Truck Centers #14 to the point on Lap 20. Trading lines and slide jobs through the next few laps, Bogucki regained the lead on Lap 23 as 18th starting, Aaron Reutzel, raced into the mix.

On the battle with Tony for the point, Scott stated, “I knew he had a run. It’s hard sometimes to tell when you’re leading where to go, but it didn’t look clean enough to have rubbered up down there. I don’t know if he was diamonding the corner or what, all I knew was I had to make myself as wide as I could be, but it was a lot of fun getting to slide Tony like that.”

Using slower cars as picks with Stewart and Reutzel now in pursuit, Bogucki looked to have everything in hand. Rounding the final two turns, however, the cautions lights suddenly blinked on as McKenna Haase began helicoptering her #55 through turn-two with a pack of cars bearing down on her.

Setting up a green, white, checkered finish, Bogucki was able to keep pace as Stewart and Reutzel began racing each other for the runner-up spot. Able to take the position, Aaron was too late to mount a charge as Scott Bogucki raced to his fourth career victory with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.

Aaron Reutzel was the night’s hard charger with 16 cars passed after having to race out of a B-Feature. Tony Stewart made up the night’s podium with Blake Hahn coming up to finish fourth. Winning Thursday’s prelim, Iowa’s Terry McCarl capped the weekend with a fifth-place finish after a tough battle with Sammy Swindell who crossed the stipe sixth.

Roger Crockett in seventh was followed by 2019 Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network Champion, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Ninth went to Harli White with Matt Covington completing the top ten.

A field of 39 drivers returned for the second night of Tony Stewart presents the VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals. Five SCE Gaskets Heat Races went to Matt Juhl, Seth Bergman, Kevin Ramey, Brandon Hanks, and Danny Jennings. Hoosier Tire Qualifiers were won by Harli White, Tony Stewart, and Jordon Mallett. BMRS B-Features went to McKenna Haase and Aaron Reutzel.

Sam Hafertepe, Jr. picked up his fourth championship in as many years and his second for Hills Racing. The 2019 Brodix National Rookie of the Year is El Paso’s John Carney II. With the series 28th season of competition in the books, the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network would like to thank the teams, promoters, sponsors, and above all the fans who make this all possible.

The schedule for the 2020 slate is in the works and is set to be released in December.

For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the nine Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2019, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

Race Results: Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV. Texas Motor Speedway (Ft. Worth, Texas). VANKOR Texas Sprint Car Nationals – Night 2. Friday, November 1, 2019.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 09-Matt Juhl, [2]; 2. 28-Scott Bogucki, [6]; 3. 14-Jordon Mallett, [1]; 4. 22-Sean McClelland, [3]; 5. 21P-Robbie Price, [4]; 6. 9-Chase Randall, [8]; 7. 18J-R.J. Jacobs, [5]; 8. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman; 2. 2X-Tucker Doughty; 3. 95-Matt Covington; 4. 74B-Jake Bubak; 5. 44-Sammy Swindell; 6. 47X-Dylan Westbrook; 7. 44M-Chris Martin; 8. 11X-Tyler Courtney

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 79-Kevin Ramey, [1]; 2. 4-Terry McCarl, [3]; 3. J2-John Carney II, [8]; 4. 51-Aaron Reutzel, [6]; 5. 33C-Casey Carter, [5]; 6. 12W-Dale Wester, [4]; 7. 69-Larry Howery, [7]; 8. 33-Mike Merrell, [2]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 84-Brandon Hanks, [2]; 2. 11-Roger Crockett, [3]; 3. 10-Landon Britt, [1]; 4. 17W-Harli White, [6]; 5. 8M-T.J. Michael, [4]; 6. 77X-Alex Hill, [5]; 7. 20G-Jake Greider, [8]; 8. 29-Ace McCarthy, [7]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 1J-Danny Jennings, [2]; 2. 24D-Danny Sams III, [1]; 3. 14T-Tony Stewart, [4]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [5]; 5. 55-McKenna Haase, [3]; 6. 52-Blake Hahn, [7]; 7. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [6].

Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 17W-Harli White, [1]; 2. 4-Terry McCarl, [3]; 3. 84-Brandon Hanks, [5]; 4. 24D-Danny Sams III, [2]; 5. 28-Scott Bogucki, [6]; 6. 55-McKenna Haase, [10]; 7. 79-Kevin Ramey, [4]; 8. 10-Landon Britt, [7]; 9. 8M-T.J. Michael, [9]; 10. 33C-Casey Carter, [8]

Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 14T-Tony Stewart, [2]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [1]; 3. 11-Roger Crockett, [3]; 4. 11X-Tyler Courtney, [4]; 5. 22-Sean McClelland, [7]; 6. 44M-Chris Martin, [9]; 7. J2-John Carney II, [6]; 8. 1J-Danny Jennings, [5]; 9. 21P-Robbie Price, [8]; 10. 77X-Alex Hill, [10]

Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 14-Jordon Mallett, [1]; 2. 44-Sammy Swindell, [3]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn, [9]; 4. 95-Matt Covington, [4]; 5. 23-Seth Bergman, [5]; 6. 51-Aaron Reutzel, [2]; 7. 74B-Jake Bubak, [8]; 8. 09-Matt Juhl, [6]; 9. 9-Chase Randall, [7]; 10. 20G-Jake Greider, [10]

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 55-McKenna Haase, [1]; 2. 74B-Jake Bubak, [4]; 3. 44M-Chris Martin, [3]; 4. 9-Chase Randall, [5]; 5. 21P-Robbie Price, [6]; 6. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [9]; 7. 09-Matt Juhl, [2]; 8. 77X-Alex Hill, [7]; 9. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [10]; 10. 12W-Dale Wester, [8]; 11. 29-Ace McCarthy, [11]; 12. 33-Mike Merrell, [12]

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 51-Aaron Reutzel, [3]; 2. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [11]; 3. 79-Kevin Ramey, [1]; 4. 1J-Danny Jennings, [2]; 5. 8M-T.J. Michael, [5]; 6. 10-Landon Britt, [4]; 7. 12H-Tony Bruce Jr, [10]; 8. 20G-Jake Greider, [7]; 9. 18J-R.J. Jacobs, [9]; 10. 33C-Casey Carter, [6]; 11. 69-Larry Howery, [8]

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 28-Scott Bogucki, [5]; 2. 51-Aaron Reutzel, [18]; 3. 14T-Tony Stewart, [3]; 4. 52-Blake Hahn, [7]; 5. 4-Terry McCarl, [2]; 6. 44-Sammy Swindell, [4]; 7. 11-Roger Crockett, [8]; 8. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [12]; 9. 17W-Harli White, [6]; 10. 95-Matt Covington, [11]; 11. 74B-Jake Bubak, [19]; 12. 84-Brandon Hanks, [1]; 13. 44M-Chris Martin, [21]; 14. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [20]; 15. 24D-Danny Sams III, [15]; 16. 55-McKenna Haase, [17]; 17. 79-Kevin Ramey, [22]; 18. 33C-Casey Carter, [25]; 19. 11X-Tyler Courtney, [10]; 20. 14-Jordon Mallett, [9]; 21. 2X-Tucker Doughty, [24]; 22. J2-John Carney II, [14]; 23. 23-Seth Bergman, [13]; 24. 22-Sean McClelland, [16]; 25. 21P-Robbie Price, [23]

Lap Leader(s): Brandon Hanks 1-2; Tony Stewart 20-22; Scott Bogucki 3-19, 23-30
Hard Charger: Aaron Reutzel+16
High Point Driver: Brandon Hanks

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Bryan Hulbert

Hatched in El Paso, Texas in the mid 1980’s, Bryan Hulbert first became involved in racing at the age of 7 with the family Street Stock. Bryan began working professionally in racing as a track side reporter at the El Paso Speedway Park (EPSP) and Southern New Mexico Speedway (SNMS) in August of 2006 and became the lead announcer and PR Director at both tracks in July 2007 while working on a Marketing Degree at New Mexico State University. In September 2011, Bryan was hired by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series and now the full time Announcer and PR Manager for the national series.
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