Raymond, WA — Devon Bowden is heading out for the next season.
Calling Washington’s Skagit Speedway and Grays Harbor Raceway a sprint car race home track, the 18-year-old will be working on the opening part of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour Schedule.
Bowden called Sprint Car & Midget and told him “I really want to run the full season,” but those plans haven’t been confirmed yet.
For now, he will be in the first eight races and “check the points afterwards.” If Bowden did not fully implement the ASCS national schedule, he suggested adding more races in California to fill the calendar.
“At this point, I’m not 100% sure if I’ll do the whole country at this point,” Bowden said. “It’s just me and my dad, and we’re on a pretty tight budget to make this deal, so we’re going to play it with our ears, but we want to make every deal I think. Our plan is to race the first eight races from California and then go from there.
“But no matter what we do, we’re definitely not in town (near our house),” he added. “I feel like I have to find a place where people are actually seeing what I’m doing.”
Bowden was the only multi-feature winner of the 360 Sprint Car Competition in Skagit this past season, with two wins and eight Top 10 finishes in nine starts, finishing third in points. finished.
However, he began his adventures away from home later in the season, and Bowden began to shine in some rugged fields.
He won the B feature at the opening night of the Hocket / McMillin Memorial at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri in September, created the finale field and ran from 22nd to 11th.
Bowden also qualified for this feature on both nights of the Short Track Nationals at the I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas. It finished 7th with a $ 10,041 headliner and was billed from 18th to the top 10. The last race of the October season at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Texas.
With that freshness in mind, Bowden knows that the only way to consolidate his name among the top runners in the country is to compete with them on a regular basis.
“I know I have to get out of town to go any further,” Bowden said. “I have won everything there is to win here. And that only takes me for now. I want to go to the top of this deal, but the race in Washington alone You can’t do that. I have to go out at the national level to shoot it, so next year will be absolute except for the Dirt Cup and Fred Brownfield (Classic) and some other ASCS races. I never go home, but it’s time to learn something new. “
Bowden previously rewrote the ASCS recordbook when he became the youngest winner in National Tour history at the age of 16 in 2019 and won a preliminary feature on the Brownfield Classic at Grays Harbor.
The race, coupled with his recent efforts, gives Bowden confidence that he has what he needs to be a candidate for the ASCS National Tour.
“I think we’ve got a lot of awareness about what my dad and I did with it alone. We don’t have the crew or support that most of these people do,” said Borden. I am. “But the good news for us is that we’re really fast. It’s just getting it and making it a little better what we still have to go, but I’m on these shows I’ve been dicing it in the last 11 races we ran with some of these really big guys who are always winning … My dad and I saw it and said, “Wow, we It’s not too far away, so you can really do this. “
“We need to improve the pill draw a bit and get some luck in that regard. If we can do that, we’ll be in the top 10 of the ASCS field every week.”
Another new aspect of Bowden’s 8th sprint car is the Rays Ruden Foundation decals. Bowden steps up to support a non-profit charitable initiative founded by Ruden Racing owner Kevin Ruden from Washington.
“Kevin really helped us to continue the sprint car race in a big way this year, not just on the West Coast, but across the country,” said Bowden. “I’m proud to represent the Rays Ruden Foundation next year. I think it’s worthwhile for all racers to lag behind in what they’re doing to combat addiction and other issues. “
Rayce Rudeen Foundation is on the list of Borden partners and supporters including Gates Belts & Hose Sales, Triple X Race Co., King Racing Products, Champion Brands, Highline Performance, Fix’Em Frank, Strange Racing, Skagit Speedway, Donovan Ross and Kylie. I joined. Keeton, Heather Longstreth Adams, Todd Heikes, Benoit Farms & Livestock, Chris Smith, FVP.
Bowden’s ASCS National Tour initiative will begin on February 26th at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Arizona.
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