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$12,000 Tri-City Sweep!

tricity apr27There's no place like home. After enduring some early-season struggles seeing many tracks for the first time, Bobby returned to a familiar place that has been very good to him throughout his career Friday night and put together his best race of the season leading all 50 laps and scoring the $12,000 Lucas Oil Series victory. The familiarity of the Tri-City (IL) track was key. “I think it was crucial, really,” Bobby said. “Qualifying is where these races are won a lot of times. (In) hot laps I was pretty worried. We weren’t very good. (We) went out there and qualified and set fast time. I always say, if you set fast time, your night’s starting off 10 times better than if you’re starting in the second row."

Starting on the pole after winning his heat race, Bobby built up a nearly four-second advantage over the field early. The bottom groove became dominate later in the race allowing his closest pursuers to close the gap but he was able to hold them off to grab his first win of the season. It was an emotional victory lane for the team after the Dunn Benson Motorsports patriarch and car owner, Carlton Lamm, recently passed away. "I really wanted to get that win for Big C," Bobby said. "I know he’s up there watching. Just a big thanks to everyone, especially my crew they have worked so hard. Thanks to my sponsors for sticking with me, and thanks to all the fans for coming out tonight.” -- Heath Lawson Photo

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