ELDON, Mo. — Scott Bogucki grabbed his second consecutive Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series victory in Saturday’s preliminary night feature during the Memorial Day Weekend Sprint Nationals presented by The Driver’s Project at Lake Ozark Speedway.
“I can’t thank enough who supports this. It’s me and one guy, Anthony [Miller]. He’s a really good friend, and he works like a dog,” Bogucki said. “I couldn’t ask any more of him because we’ve had speed all year. We just needed the luck to come our way and for us to do this tonight at what’s become kind of my home track this year after hooking up with Bryant Paver Motorsports right up the street and have Scottie McDonald here from Houston. To win with two of my biggest supports right here, it’s great.”
It was Bogucki’s sixth career win with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network. The opening laps were spent chase Gunner Ramey and Dylan Westbrook. Leading the opening three revolutions, Ramey’s lead fell to Dylan Westbrook after the two traded multiple slide jobs.
Caution on lap six, Westbrook kept Bogucki trailing until working into traffic a few laps later. Stalking the No. 47x, Scott ran varying lines, with the top side of the third and fourth turn providing the largest run. Taking that momentum to work on lap 16, Bogucki shot to the lead the following lap.
Held up by slower traffic in the final five laps, it wasn’t enough to allow a challenge as the No. 28 hit the stripe with a 2.064-second advantage.
Dylan Westbrook in second was trailed by Waco’s Chase Randall, rolling from eighth for his first career podium finish with the National Tour. Matt Covington picked up seven positions to finish fourth with Ryan Timms, who picked up the Lucas Oil POWRi Midget win, coming from 13th to complete the top five.
Feature (25 Laps): 1. 28-Scott Bogucki; 2. 47X-Dylan Westbrook; 3. 9-Chase Randall; 4. 95-Matt Covington; 5. 5T-Ryan Timms; 6. 52-Blake Hahn; 7. 9JR-Derek Hagar; 8. 63-JJ Hickle; 9. 14E-Kyle Bellm; 10. 24-Garet Williamson; 11. 23-Seth Bergman; 12. 1X-Tim Crawley; 13. 75-Tyler Blank; 14. 55B-Brandon Anderson; 15. 7M-Chance Morton; 16. 1-Brenham Crouch; 17. 35L-Cody Ledger; 18. 17B-Ryan Bickett; 19. 22S-Slater Helt; 20. (DNF) 21-Gunner Ramey; 21. (DNF) 41-Colton Hardy; 22. (DNF) 77-Jack Wagner; 23. (DNF) 11-Roger Crockett; 24. (DNF) 4-Evan Martin; 25. (DNF) 11A-Austin O’Neal; 26. (DNF) 19-Colby Thornhill; 27. (DNF) 88-Travis Reber