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May 4-6 Weekend in Review

Friday started out with getting out of school at 11:30 and heading to Granite City for the big Lucas Oil race. The night didn't go as planned as Bobby usually is a strong competitor there. He qualified fourth row of a very stout heat and finished ninth which put him toward the rear of the consy. In the consy, the car was much better and Bobby charged on the top side to get to seventh.

On Saturday Bobby and his team moved onto I-55 Raceway in Pevely MO. Of course as luck would have it by drawing Bobby started toward the tail. He moved up to third and accumulated enough passing points to start fourth in the feature. He had a very strong run moving up to third only to get passed by Korte on a late caution restart.

On Sunday the team moved onto Quincy, IL where once again we draw bad. Bobby started on the tail and moved up to third. He started sixth in the dash and got to third which is where he started the feature behind Erb and Sheppard. Bobby gets into second pressuring Erb when a double file restart allows Sheppard back around him. A few laps later in turns 3-4 Sheppard gets the car loose and when Bobby checks up the motor dies leaving him stranded and forcing him to restart on the tail. Without the help of many cautions Bobby wildsides the top and gets back up to fifth place. If not for misfortunes we really felt we had a car to win the race.


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