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quincy3000may5Rolling off second in the 40-lap MLRA feature Sunday night at Quincy (IL) Raceway, Bobby shot to the lead at the start and enjoyed clear track for the first ten laps until lapped traffic would slow his advantage. As the top side of the track began to take rubber, Bobby had to stay in line and follow the lapped cars ahead of him. Needing to be mistake-free and not allow his competitors to get to his inside, he was flawless as he completed the weekend sweep with a $3,000 win, his fourth consecutive victory and sixth out of the last seven races. "If I had a mirror I would have probably been nervous, but I had my dad with the sticks down the backstretch, and for the majority of the race his sticks were really close, so I knew they were right there on me," Bobby said. "It was a fun race."


westliberty5000may4Bobby utilized the top side momentum from his second starting spot to seize control down the backstretch at the start of the 25-lap MLRA main event and distanced himself from the field as he picked up his second victory of the weekend Saturday night at West Liberty (IA) Raceway. "I've got to give a big thanks to my crew, I guess all the nuts and bolts stayed tight on this thing. It was a little choppy out there, so just glad we hung onto it. Besides the track being a little rough it was a pretty fun place," Bobby said in victory lane. -- Lloyd Collins Photo


stuart3000may2Starting 13th in the 40-lap MLRA feature Thursday night at Stuart (IA) Speedway, Bobby didn't stay there long as he charged through the field to take the lead on lap 16 and held on to capture the $3,000 win. "I was really glad that they stayed down in three and four just enough for me to get around," Bobby said. "It was a pretty tricky track with the different corners. There are not a whole lot of places that get like that, but when they do I like it because I'm always trying to watch the race track and adjust to what it's doing. I'm really glad that we drove six hours to get here. It (Stuart Speedway) turned out to be a really nice place." -- Lloyd Collins Photo


34 10555 apr20Taking the lead with seven laps to go, Bobby held on to collect his third Slocum 50 win of his career Saturday night at 34 (IA) Raceway. Starting fourth in the 50-lap race, he stayed within sight of the leaders in the first half of the event before making his late-race charge. "It might have taken about 30 laps for my front tires to get warmed up," Bobby said. "Running on this hard tire rule is a little different. All night it felt a little slimy until the track really got black like these tires like, and it let us put on a good show for the fans." On lap 32, he made the pass for second and then went after the leader. Charging around the outside of turn four, he assumed command as lap 43 was completed. "Man, that was a tough race, but probably one of the funnest I have ran." -- Dennis Krieger Photo


peoria5000apr13Bobby started on the pole but fell back to third before mounting a rally on the outside to grab the lead and held on to score the $5,000 Hamilton Memorial win Saturday night at Peoria (IL) Speedway. "It was a really fun race," Bobby said. "Big thanks to my family, crew, sponsors, and fans for all the continued support!" -- Brendon Bauman Photo


tricity2000apr12Bobby started on the pole and led from start to finish as he held off a strong field of cars to capture the $2,000 Deuces Wild victory Friday night at Tri-City (IL) Speedway. He swept the night as he was the fastest qualifier and also won his heat race. -- Josh James Photo


farmercity apr6After struggling with the setup on preliminary night Friday, and qualifying mid-pack Saturday, Bobby rebounded during the 75-lap Illini 100 main event as he rallied from his 16th starting position to get on the podium with a third place finish. He patiently worked his way to the front, trying different lanes, until he started to get rolling on the top as he cracked the top five by lap 50. He ran as high as second, but fell to third late. "How the weekend started, I feel like we did a complete 180, because we were way out in left field," Bobby said. "I’m pretty happy with a third place." -- Josh James Photo


lasalle mar31Bobby was within a handful of laps of scoring his second Thaw Brawl victory Sunday afternoon at LaSalle (IL) Speedway, but a slower lapped car hindered his progress on the inside line and allowed the second place car to surge around Bobby on the outside to take the lead and the win. Bobby started seventh in the 75-lap American Ethanol Series race and took the lead on lap 66. “Man, that could’ve went either way,” Bobby said. “It was a heck of a track. It had some holes here and there, but that adds character. I just wish we could’ve gotten the win. Had a lot of fun and it was a great race, especially in the day." -- Jim DenHamer Photo


florence5000mar23After five consecutive DNFs, Bobby got a much-needed victory Saturday night at Florence (KY) Speedway. Taking the lead on the 20th lap, he pulled away to a commanding lead en route to the $5,000 win. "Can't thank my crew and my family enough," Bobby said in victory lane. "Thanks to all the fans for coming out." -- Dirtstar Photo


new zealandBobby won both his heat races and started on the pole of Friday night's Super Saloon feature at Waikaraka Family Speedway. He looked to be on his way to victory until he shredded his left rear tire. This was the theme of Bobby's trip to New Zealand as another flat tire last week at Robertson Holden Speedway resulted in another DNF. One thing is for sure, they knew Bobby was there.


Coming off a successful trip to Arizona in January that saw him capture three wins in six starts, Bobby has released the rest of his tentative schedule for the 2019 season. After following a national tour for the first time in 2018, he will return to an "outlaw" type schedule this season as he travels to the biggest paying races in the Midwest. He plans to follow the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour again as he goes after his fourth title. In addition, he will race in many Lucas, World of Outlaws, MARS, MLRA, and Ethanol series races throughout the season.


arizona jan11Taking his third consecutive Wild West Shootout win Friday night at Arizona Speedway, Bobby collected a $10,000 bonus to go along with his $5,000 race earnings. He started on the pole of the 30-lap race but fell back to fourth early on before taking over the lead on lap 20 and stayed out front the rest of the way. “I didn’t think I was going to (win). That was by far my hardest Wild West Shootout win. Lapped traffic there really helped me out. We kind of missed a little bit on the setup — I know my dad will disagree — it was a heckuva car, but (we missed) just a little bit." -- Photo Finish Photo


arizona jan9Bobby stayed unbeaten out west with his second consecutive Wild West Shootout victory Wednesday night at Arizona Speedway. After starting outside of the front row, he led all but the opening lap as he collected $5,000 and is now one win away from earning some bonus money with four races left to run. “It’s definitely a little bit more pressure, but I’m a lot more relaxed to know that we’ve got a good car. Hopefully everything stays together … man, this is awesome,” Bobby said. “I love this track. It’s just the perfect shape and it just fits me really well and this Rocket Chassis was doing really good tonight.” -- Mike Ruefer Photo


arizona jan5Taking the lead on the 13th lap, Bobby held on to win the opener of the six-race Wild West Shootout Saturday night at Arizona Speedway. Once out front, he distanced himself from his competition until coming out of turn four on the final lap when a slower car held Bobby up, but he was able to hold off Bloomquist at the line in a photo finish. “That was a heckuva finish there and I’m so glad that it went my way," Bobby said. "The picture showed I was just a nose ahead. I barely pulled it off. It was awesome." -- Photo Finish Photo


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