|2020 Las Vegas 2 Recap:
Qualified 15th; First round exit (defeated by Aaron Stanfield in E1)
Last Event (St. Louis):
Qualified second; Semifinal finish (defeated Lee Hartman in E1, David Davies in E2; defeated by Leonard Lottig in E3)
FSS Career Statistics:
26 races; three runner-ups; two No. 1 qualifiers
- Pawuk's last national event win while competing in the Pro Stock category occured at the Fall Las Vegas race 10 years prior
“After our strong performance in St. Louis last month, qualifying second and advancing to the semifinals, I’m looking forward to finishing out the year at the Dodge//SRT Nationals in Las Vegas. We’ve made a lot of gains in the last month since we debuted our new 2021 Drag Pak, and hopefully we can continue that path for our Empaco Equipment, Ohio CAT, Mr. Heater Dodge Drag Pak team this weekend at the last race of the season.
“This year was kind of a disappointment after starting out so well in Gainesville. We struggled a bit throughout the middle of the season, and probably the biggest disappointment was not being able to qualify at my home race in Norwalk, Ohio, which meant the world to me. I’m looking forward to a strong rebound this weekend and into next year, and I’d love nothing more than to win Vegas this weekend. We’ll see how the cards lie, but my last national event win in Pro Stock was at the Fall Las Vegas race 10 years ago, so I’m going to work toward that goal of finishing out the season with a win. Our plan is to come out Friday, run strong, and be able to tune off of that the rest of the weekend. One goal we’ve set for ourselves the last couple of races is be conservative the first run and get data to get us down the race track and then we can tune from that, and that’s exactly what we did in St. Louis. The few races prior, we spun the tires in Q1 and we were behind the rest of the weekend, so I’m hoping we can continue to move the program forward. I’m excited about the direction our team is headed in, and I’m looking forward to visiting the winner’s circle very soon.
“I’d also like to acknowledge Dylan Cromwell with the Jim Head racing team, who lost his life in an accident over the weekend. It is such a tragedy, and it’s terrible to see something like that happen to a fellow racer. He and his family are in our thoughts and prayers.”