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East Texas racer wins ten grand

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -

Behind the wheel since he was seven years old, Morgan Bagley was ready to hit the brakes on this racing dreams.

"It didn't seem like it was going to pan out," said Bagley about his racing career.  "I was like I may just have to go get a normal job."

Things changed fifteen months ago as the 25 year old finally got the financial support he needed.  The Longview native raced a full schedule around the region in the Southern United Professional Racing Super Series.

"I told my car owner that if I win this thing 'you're going to be letting me travel more next year right?' 'He was like yeah if you win, you can do that.'"

Bagley raced to a rookie of the year honors in 2011.  That honor led to the biggest race of his career on Sunday, the season opening Wild West Shootout in Arizona.  Bagley won the main event and a check for ten thousand dollars.  The biggest prize of his pro career.

"It just takes so much commitment to get there," said Bagley.

Bagley is more committed than ever. He's set to race in 40 to 60 more events all over the country this year.

As I look at a lot of people, my age, younger or older, that dream to have an opportunity like this," said Bagley.  "They are just as good as me, and some people are better than me. But they'll never get this opportunity because the cards won't fall right. I get to do what I love to do and I know that I'm very lucky and fortunate to have that."

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