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Bobby Settles for Second in Photo Finish at Farmer City Illini 100 Opener

farmercity apr12Bobby fell just short at the finish (0.072 seconds) in the opener of the Illini 100 Friday night at Farmer City (IL) Raceway. He started sixth in the 40-lap World of Outlaws Series race and was on the move early. Running third on lap six, Bobby was pushed off the track and fell back to sixth, again. He refused to be deterred as he mounted a stirring comeback. He was running second on the final lap when the leader bobbled in the final corner giving Bobby the chance that he was looking for. “When he bobbled and got up on the cushion and got stuck up on it, I saw it out of the corner of my eye, so I gassed it and got ahead of him,” Bobby said. “I expected him to come down and get me on the front. I don’t know how he made it work. I thought I won because I couldn’t see him because he was so far off the track. The car was really good. Farmer City is always really challenging, always up on the wheel and it’s an Illinois bullring for sure. You got to be up on the wheel the whole race, a big ole cushion in turns three and four.”

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