Marlin Bogner began his drag racing career at Kearney Dragway in 1974. He won the NHRA Division V Stock Eliminator championship in 1978 and two years later was the NHRA World Champion in the Stock Eliminator Class. Major wins that year included the NHRA Mile High Nationals in Denver, Colorado and the NHRA World Finals in Ontario, California. During his career, he has secured over 30 Class wins, multiple NHRA Division V championships, and has held numerous NHRA records in both the Stock Eliminator and Super Stock Classes. Bogner continues to operate his family-owned performance engine business, Bogner Automotive Services in his hometown of Kearney and races part-time with his son, David.