Wrapping up his third season of INDY NXT by Firestone and his second season with HMD Motorsports, Christian Bogle showed vast improvement throughout 2023 as he drove his way up through the field in nearly every race and improved his overall standings within one of the largest fields to date.
This past weekend, Bogle, HMD Motorsports, and INDY NXT by Firestone ended the 2023 season at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Carrying consistent speed through the weekend, Bogle finished practice and both qualifying sessions in 11th. In Saturday’s race, Bogle held his spot to bring home an 11th-place finish. On Sunday, in the final race of the season, Bogle finished 16th after an off-track excursion after contact relegated down the running order in the caution-free race. While Bogle brought home only three top-ten finishes during the year, he finished the season just outside the top-ten in 11th in the championship with a season-best result of fourth.
In previous years, Bogle has struggled to make on-track passes, but this year he began to hone in on his skills and consistently moved up through the field, finishing 11 of 14 races in either the same or better position than he qualified. The Streets of Detroit marked one of Bogle’s career-best races as he gained an impressive 12 positions. Later in the season, Bogle matched his career-best result of fourth at Portland International Raceway after gaining seven positions. While he has yet to stand on the podium in INDY NXT by Firestone, Bogle has shown tremendous improvement in the six years since he began his racing career.
“The year-to-year improvement is great, and I am still catching up to my peers who have much more experience than me,” explained Bogle. “I skipped a rung in the ladder and had a relative late start, so I am happy with some stuff but also want to continue the upward trend. From last season to this season, I have seen and felt the improvement.”
With the 2023 season now complete, 2024 plans have yet to be confirmed. Stay tuned to the Christian Bogle Racing social media pages for news, information, photos, and updates on the upcoming 2024 season.
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