“Sneaky Snake”  Gilbert “Bert” Bogner, Oral, South Dakota, has passed.  Bogner and his bright orange El Camino won the Oahe Speedway 2006 Street Trophy Championship.  In addition to his championship, Bogner also snared a pair of Street Trophy “Wally’s” in National Dragster Challenge competition in 2006 as well as 2009.  He was recognized in 2008 , winning the Motor Race Images Perfect Light award, scoring three perfect lights that season.

Bert and his wife, Barb, were fixtures in the Oahe pits in the early years.  The couple never passed up an opportunity to offer a hearty handshake or a good old bear hug.  They have been missed by our Oahe Racing Family.  Please keep Barb and the entire Bogner family in your thoughts and prayers.

From Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Hot Springs, SD:

Gilbert August Bogner ~ July 15, 1949 – September 12, 2019 ~ Oral, South Dakota

“Gilbert was born on July 15, 1949 and passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2019. Gilbert was a resident of Oral, South Dakota at the time of passing. Memorial services will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Hot Springs, SD. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be sent to Brent’s Place, 11980 E 16 th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80010.”

“Godspeed Sneaky Snake”

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