Baughman Taking Lessons Learned in 2017 to Focus on 410 Competition in 2018

Baughman Taking Lessons Learned in 2017 to Focus on 410 Competition in 2018

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Inside Line Promotions – TULSA, Okla. (Nov. 14, 2017) – This season was a transition year for Josh Baughman, who is focusing on 410ci winged sprint car competition in 2018.

“It’s tough,” he said. “I haven’t been in a 410 very long. After getting comfortable in a 360 and now it’s like starting over. It’s like going from a 305 to a 360. You have to build your team up. Those were some of our headaches this year.”

Exactly half of Baughman’s 54 races this season were in the 410 ranks with a career-best result of eighth, which he recorded on April 30 at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

Baughman also posted his career-best World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series result during a Knoxville Nationals preliminary night in which he rallied from 20th to a 12th-place finish.

“We had some positive moments, but we got beat up a bit this year,” he said. “We’ll learn a lot and get beat a lot next year, too. The main thing is to stay positive.”

Baughman said his team intends to be based closer to the Northeast to tackle more All Star and World of Outlaws races. It will also give him the ability to make more trips to Central Pennsylvania and Ohio.

“Focusing on 410s is about being able to get out more and race different places,” he said. “We enjoy racing over there. We enjoy the tracks and we enjoy the people.”

Baughman’s biggest 360ci winged sprint car highlight of this season came on July 9 at Double X Speedway in California, Mo., where he won an ASCS Warrior Region event.

“Any time you get a win, no matter where you’re at the country, it’s great,” he said. “It’s hard to get wins so you have to take them when you get them. It was something for our team to build on.”

Baughman also posted podium finishes at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas; at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Okla.; and at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

He said the team will compete in a handful of 360 shows in 2018.


54 races, 1 win, 8 top fives, 14 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 29 top 20s






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Baughman would also like to thank Fischer Body Shop, Hollywood Blasting & Coating, Beard Equipment, Precision Catalyst, B&H Industrial Supplies, Bombshell Designs, FK Midwest, FK Rod Ends, Walker Performance Filtration, Smith Titanium, Hinchman Racewear, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KSE, Dirt Collective, System 1, Weld Wheels, HMS Motorsports, Schroth Racing, Indy Race Parts, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Engler Machine & Tool, Bosch, Car & Fleet, Kistler Racing Engines and Moss Racing Engines for their continued support.


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