SMOKING UP: Burua’s Frank Bogart in his Toyota Celica at the final round of CQDRA’s drag racing at Benaraby Raceway.
SMOKING UP: Burua’s Frank Bogart in his Toyota Celica at the final round of CQDRA’s drag racing at Benaraby Raceway. Andrew Morgan GLADRAG

Bogart makes drags a family day for once

SATURDAY night was special for Frank Bogart, not because he made a miracle comeback on the drag racing stage, but because it was the first time he was at the track with his whole family.

Never before had the driver had his daughter out to watch him race, even though he has been involved for years.

In fact, he is usually at the track with his Toyota Celica alone, enjoying racing regardless of his finishing position.

And for the Burua local, getting to show off his love for the sport was a touching occasion, and one that will likely not happen again anytime soon.

"We might pack it up next year and have a rest," Bogart said.

Despite his love for the track and drag racing at fast speeds, Bogart has to pay the bills.

Unfortunately for him, it means working a lot of Saturdays.

This year he has found it tough to get the time to race in the Central Queensland Drag Racing series, too tough to try his luck again.

But that does not mean Bogart is out altogether, his passion lies in racing and he will be back.

Plus, he spent too many hours on his Celica to go to waste in the long run.

"Heaps, how many hours I don't know," he said.

"The engine has done about four meetings. I have had it probably about five years and raced it for four."



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