As the laps ticked away in the main event at Florence Speedway on May 13, Adam Bowman found himself in a position every racer dreams of being in.
The lead on the final lap.
The Seymour native ventured to the Union, Kentucky, facility this past weekend in search of his first victory in the super late models division.
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Focusing to hit his marks through the final circuit, Bowman finally felt that sensation of victory as he navigated his way through the final corner, pumping his fist in triumph as he crossed underneath the checkered flag.
“Wow, was all I could think when I exited the car,” Bowman said. “There were so many people in the stands, it was just incredible.”
“It feels amazing to finally see our hard work pay off. We’ve worked day in and day out on this car and really have it in a good spot right now.”
The victory marked Bowman’s fifth career win behind the wheel of his Bowman Motorsports No. 77, with four previous wins coming in the crate late models division.
“We couldn’t have asked for a better night,” Bowman said. “It was very rewarding to come from the back to win our heat race, and that put us on the pole for the feature.”
Bowman’s win came in front of a packed house of spectators at Florence Speedway, which was hosting “Free Night in the Dirt.”
“It was a dream come true, and to get that win in front of all of those fans really made it even better,” Bowman said. “The first win is great, but now we are right back in the shop focusing on getting number two. The past two weeks have really been a shot in the arm to this team, and I’m so pumped to get back behind the wheel.”
Bowman competed at Florence with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series the previous week, scoring a top-15 with the national touring series.
“We came into this event with intentions on making the show,” Bowman said. “We got a little behind in qualifying, but we were able to rebound and make the feature through the B-main. It was a huge confidence booster to be able to make 60 laps out there with those guys and bring home the finish.”
Tonight $10,000 will be on the line at Richmond, Kentucky with the Southern Nationals Bonus Series.
Bowman is a previous winner at Richmond in the crate late models division.
“We are really excited to get on the road and see if we can keep this momentum going,” Bowman said.