Thursday, May 29, 2014

Luke Bogacki Gets Seventh Career NHRA National Event Title

Luke Bogacki earned his seventh career NHRA national event title in Kansas this past Memorial Day weekend. Fun fact: he was driving his RacingRVs-backed Corvette Roadster (built by Charlie Stewart Race Cars) that carries the number 77. It also marked his seventh final appearance from the last seven competitions he’s entered.

Bogacki remarked that he had $77 in his pocket after arriving home on Monday from the competition to bring the numbers full circle. 

Aside from the lucky numbers, Bogacki also credits all the work put into his Corvette Roadster over the last year as part of his success. 

Nine months ago, this was quite possibly the worst car in the staging lanes for Super Gas,” says Bogacki. “Since that time, there hasn’t been a bolt left unturned on this car, and today I feel like it’s one of the best cars in the class. I want to give credit to John Kyle, Joe Hessling, and everyone at APD; Bryan Robinson at BTE; Marc Erickson at Auto Meter; Greg Brotherton at BRODIX; everyone at Mickey Thompson Tires and Wheels; and Charlie Stewart and the crew at Charlie Stewart Race Cars.”

Bogacki dedicated his lucky number seven win to Butch Daugherty, who passed away last week. 

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