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Last Lap Pass Gives Bobby Seventh Summer Nationals Win at LaSalle!

lasalle jul4Starting 12th Monday night at LaSalle, Bobby utilized the bottom of the race track to quickly move up to second. With a lap and a half to go, Bob motioned Bobby to jump to the top and try to win it and the Hall of Famer's advice was the winning move as Bobby edged fellow Pierce Race Cars driver Kevin Weaver at the line to win his seventh Summer Nationals feature and a $5,000 payday. “It was such a close finish,” Pierce said. “Right when I moved up was when we were coming to the white flag on the backstretch. I went in (turn) three and had decent bite, just coming off I wasn’t as good as (Weaver). I got a good run off of (turn) four and dove down into (turn) one. “I got through (turns) one and two really good, so I was like, “Well … I might have a shot at him.’ Going into (turn) three we were almost dead even. The car just turned right around the corner and still maintained a lot of traction. Between that and just hauling it in there, that’s what won us the race. I think this was my first last-lap, last-corner pass to win the race." The victory was Bobby's 14th career Summer Nationals win tying Bob on the tour's all-time wins list. -- Todd Battin Photo


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