Boggs Stops Bloomquist At Portsmouth


PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — Jackie Boggs led all the way in winning the Pepsi 50 River Days Rumble on Saturday night at Portsmouth Raceway Park.

For Boggs, it was his second career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win as he beat Scott Bloomquist and 17th-starting John Blankenship to the finish line. He scored $10,000 for the victory.

Boggs was virtually unchallenged the entire distance as he thrilled his home-track fans with the victory in the annual event. The win was Boggs’ sixth this year at PRP, where he is a two-time track champion.

“Not bad for a car that has parts about ten years old on it,” said the second-generation driver. “We should have won last night, but didn’t, but I would have much rather won this one.

“The car was fast and to beat Scott (Bloomquist), I don’t know what to say, he and my dad (the late Jack Boggs) wouldn’t tell each other the truth on race set-ups, but I have shared info with him and I beat him tonight. It feels great.”

Jonathan Davenport held on for fourth, just ahead of point leader Jimmy Owens.

In preliminary action Doug Drown set the Red Buck Cigars Fast Time amongst the 34 entrants, with a lap of 15.083 seconds.

The finish:

Jackie Boggs, Scott Bloomquist, John Blankenship, Jonathan Davenport, Jimmy Owens, Earl Pearson Jr., Eddie Carrier Jr., Doug Drown, Jason Montgomery, Tyler Reddick, Rod Conley, D.J. Wells, Don O’Neal, R.J. Conley, Steve Francis, Chris Wilson, Ray Cook, Ben Adkins, Steve Casebolt, Eric Wells, Brian Birkhofer, Delmas Conley, Shannon Thornsberry, Nick Bocook, Jared Landers.