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macon jul6Taking the lead for good on lap 73, Bobby pulled away to an over three-second advantage as he captured his second straight Herald & Review 100 Thursday night at Macon. He collected $5,000 for his third Summer Nationals victory of the season. “That was probably one of the funnest races ever. Me and Ryan (Unzicker) were duking it out so hard,” Bobby said. “Heck we rubbed fenders a little bit through lapped traffic. Man it was such a fun race. Big shout out to Sargent on the race track. Heck we could go anywhere tonight.” -- Jim DenHamer Photo

Bobby rallied from his seventh row starting position to finish fourth, his 11th top five out of the first 15 races, Sunday night at Lincoln. His closest pursuers in the points finished outside the top ten allowing Bobby to extend his points lead as he chases his third consecutive Summer Nationals title.

spoon river jun22Bobby took the lead at the halfway mark in the 40-lap feature Thursday night at Spoon River and pulled away to an almost four-second advantage as he cruised to his second Summer Nationals victory of the season. “That was a lot of fun. This is probably one of my favorite Summer Nationals wins,” Bobby said. “There was a lot of tough competition here tonight … a lot of good cars, so to win this race feels really good.” -- Jim DenHamer Photo

Just as he did ten days ago at Eldora, with Freddy again riding along, Bobby mounted another spectacular comeback from deep in the field Tuesday night at Jacksonville to keep pace with Moyer in his pursuit of a third straight Summer Nationals title. He started 18th after suffering wiring issues in qualifying and having to unload the backup car. Then if his luck could get any worse, a flat right rear tire in his heat race resulted in a sixth place finish and a ninth row starting spot in the 40-lap feature. “It was a heckuva night. Sometimes when bad luck strikes, it just keeps coming in full force,” Bobby said. “It was a crazy night. I’m just glad that we came from 18th back to second.” On a night that could have been disastrous in points, Bobby and his team kept diggin' and he posted a runner-up finish to stay second in the standings as the tour moves on to race seven.

kankakee jun15Bobby grabbed the lead on the opening lap from his outside front row starting position and stayed out front for the entire 40-lap distance as he picked up his 19th career UMP Summer Nationals victory and first of the 2017 tour Thursday night at Kankakee. “It feels so great,” Bobby said. “Every year I just want to win as much of these as possible. All these tracks are so close to home and they fit my driving style most of the time. I just really love coming to all these little tracks, up on the wheel … it’s a lot of fun.” -- Jim DenHamer Photo

eldora jun9After failing to advance through his heat race Saturday night due to a blown right-rear tire that resulted in contact with the outside wall, Bobby needed to rally from deep in the field in his B-Main to have a chance to compete in the main event as only four cars would advance. Starting 25th in the 20-lap race, Bobby put on an impressive display of skill and determination as he mounted a spectacular comeback and grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot on the 19th lap and advanced on to race in the 100 lapper as the large Eldora crowd watched in amazement. “Honestly, I thought it was impossible,” Bobby said after the race. “I didn’t even know what place I was in, I was just hoping I was in fourth place.” Starting 26th in the $100,000 to win Dream, Bobby stayed on the lead lap, as the final 57 laps ran caution-free, and moved up to 13th at the checkers. -- Heath Lawson Photo

show me 100 may28Add another crown jewel to Bobby's resume! Starting 14th in the Show-Me 100 Sunday night at Lucas Oil Speedway, Bobby took the lead on the 87th lap and pulled away to his third crown jewel victory in less than a year and a $30,000 payday. He became the youngest winner in the history of the Show-Me 100 to match the same feat from last year's World 100 and North-South 100. “It’s not the World, or it’s not the North-South, but it feels just the same if not any better,” Pierce said. “Because whenever you can get a win, whether it’s even at a local race or a big crown jewel like this, it’s just the best thing in the world. I just want to thank a lot of people associated with this car, Hoker Trucking, Allgayer Inc, Champion Spark Plugs, Premier Waste Services, Berger’s Marina, Carnaghi’s Towing.” -- Heath Lawson Photo

farmer city may12Taking the lead on the 30th lap, Bobby pulled away to an almost six-second advantage as he cashed in on a $20,000 payday in the inaugural Farmer City 74 at Farmer City Raceway Friday night.

Starting third in the 74-lap main event, Bobby began contesting the top spot on the fifteenth lap. Eleven laps later he took over second place. Then after four more circuits he grabbed the lead. Racing the final 54 laps caution-free required Bobby to dice through heavy lapped traffic as he built up the insurmountable cushion he enjoyed at the finish.

“The track was great tonight,” said Pierce. “It had a bottom and a top. Normally whenever I’m good here on the top I can never run the bottom, but the car was really good tonight and I could really maneuver around. It got kind of hard there at the end though … I think my left-rear was really smoking off so I was holding on those last 20 laps. “It’s awesome,” Pierce said of his triumph. “I’ve got a lot of friends here, so many people that support us. Heck, as a racer, that’s all you can ask for — for people to support you. That’s what it’s all about." -- Jim DenHamer Photo

davenport may5Making his first start at Davenport on Friday, Bobby started second in the 40-lap MLRA feature and took the lead on the 15th lap as he found the high line of the track to his liking and held on for the $3,000 victory. "I kind of expected the bottom to have a lot of moisture in it," said Pierce. "I knew from the beginning when I was rolling the top I really didn't expect it to be out there, so then when I was keeping up with them I was like, well, maybe we'll have a real raceable track. I caught them really fast. They were stuck behind lapped cars. I was really pumped to get that win, because it was such a fun race."

Bobby picked up his fourth feature win of the season Friday night at Tri-City, earning the $2,000 top prize. On Saturday, the 32 team traveled to Iowa for the annual running of the Slocum 50 at 34 Raceway. Starting 11th after a miscue in his heat race, Bobby advanced to second at the finish. “I’m just glad that we got up to second compared to where we started,” Pierce said. “Falling off the track in that heat race, my dad was pretty mad about that and so was I. I just pushed right off the track, so rebounding from that feels pretty good.”

farmer city apr2Rallying from the 19th starting position, Bobby improved 13 spots in the 75-lap caution-free race to finish sixth in the annual running of the Illini 100 Saturday night at Farmer City. In Sunday's finale, Bobby started outside the front row and fell back to third early before catching the lead duo and engaged in a spirited three-wide battle for the top spot. He briefly took the lead on the 21st lap, only to be shuffled back to third a lap later when he slipped off the banking as he battled for the lead. “It was a fun race, I just wish it went the other way,” said Pierce. “It was a really good race between all of us.” -- Jim DenHamer Photo

arizona jan13Bobby made the pass for the lead on the fifth lap Friday night at Arizona Speedway and went on to pick up his third $5,000 win in the first four races of the six race miniseries. -- Photo Finish Photo

arizona jan8Taking the lead on a lap 15 restart, Bobby captured his second consecutive Wild West Shootout win Sunday night at Arizona Speedway. He picked up the $5,000 victory by nearly three seconds. “The track was really brutal tonight in some spots, but it made for great racing,” Pierce said. “Heck, that one time I fell back to fifth on that one restart, and then down the backstretch got one of ‘em (back), and luckily I think it was (Rodney) Sanders left me enough room to get past him, then I slid (past) Garrett (Alberson). … and then got that caution. I was hoping for that. I needed something to set up Brandon (Overton) because I don’t know if I would’ve got him on the clean green-flag run.” -- Photo Finish Photo

arizona jan7It took over a day to get there but so far it has been worth the long trip as Bobby opened his 2017 season with a dominating victory Saturday night in the opener of the Wild West Shootout at Arizona. Starting second in the 30-lap feature event, Bobby led all the way as he cruised to a $5,000 win, his first of the new season and first in the state of AZ. -- Photo Finish Photo

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