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Late Model racer Jackie Boggs has passed away

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Late Model driver Jackie Boggs has passed away. No age was provided at the time of publication.

An official cause of death has not been announced yet.

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“It is with heavy hearts that I announce the passing of Jackie Boggs,” the Facebook post said. “We love you so much.” Several hours before his death, his Facebook post said at 2:35 pm, “Need some prayers right now. God knows why.”

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He drove the 4B Motorsports Late Model in races. Boggs competed in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, where he won three times.

The series also said that Boggs was a fan favorite when he competed with them.

“Jackie Bogs, a three-time World of Outlaws Late Model winner and overall fan favorite, has passed away,” World of Outlaws Late Model Series said in a Facebook post. “Please join us in sending our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends at this time.”

The World of Outlaws said their favorite memory of Boggs was winning the 2005 $20,000 win at Atomic Speedway. He also was a three-time winner with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

“Today, we unexpectedly lost a member of the racing family,” Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series said in a Facebook post. “We would like to ask for prayers for the family and friends of three time #LucasDirt winner, Jackie Boggs Racing.”

Boggs comes from a family of racers. His father was “Black” Jack Boggs. His Uncle — and Black Jack’s brother — is Randy Boggs, who is a former World 100 winner.

Jackie Boggs won several Late Model Championships before his passing. According to the Third Turn, Boggs last competed in a race at Portsmouth Raceway Park on July 10th, 2020. He finished fifth in the event.

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Boggs won his Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series wins in 2005, 2012, and 2014, according to Third Turn. His World of Outlaws Late Model wins came in 2004 and 2005.

He also won in the Xtreme DirtCar Series. He had four wins in the Northern Xtreme DirtCar Series.

Boggs also had seven wins in the Mid-Atlantic Championship Series. He won the Battle of the Bluegrass Super Late Model Series three times.

He also had wins in the ADRA Late Model Championship Series, Short Track Auto Racing STARS Late Model Series, STARS Midwest Dirt Racing League, Ultimate Super Late Model Series, Ultimate Heart of America, Super Late Model Series, Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals Series, and Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Series. In addition, he has won in the Southern Regional Racing Series, Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week, East Bay Winternationals, Cabin Fever 50, Race for the Kids, and The Leftover.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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