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Misfortune Strikes at Macon

Bobby and Team 32 were at Macon on Thursday night hoping to repeat the success at this race one year ago as Bobby collected the $12,000 top prize in a dominating performance. It looked for a while on Thursday that he might indeed go back-to-back. Winning his heat race put him on the front row of the 100 lap feature. At the start, Bobby jumped out to a two second lead until heavy lapped traffic would slow him down on lap 10. He stayed out front until lap 21 when Billy Moyer would get by. Bobby stayed close and grabbed the lead back on lap 32. From there the Smooth Operator build an over four second advantage at the halfway mark.

While leading on lap 58, misfortune strikes as a flat right rear tire would stop the great run and put Bobby in the back after his crew changed the deflated tire. Restarting 14th, he moved up to eighth at the checkers.

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