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Runner-Up at USA Nationals!

cedar lake aug2Taking the lead from Jimmy Owens on lap 79, Bobby looked to grab his biggest victory of his young career. But Owens battled back and retook the lead on lap 87. Bobby stayed close and when Owens slapped the backstretch wall on lap 93, Bobby went back to the front leading lap 94. Owens powered off the outside of turn four the next lap to go back ahead for good. Bobby had to settle for a heartbreaking $20,000 runner-up finish, 1.083 seconds behind Owens. "That was one of the most exciting races I've ever been in," said Pierce, who scored his third top-10 finish in three career USA Nationals A-Main starts. "To do it with Jimmy Owens just makes it that much more awesome. Coming here, I just was hoping to make the race. Finishing second, it's just phenomenal."

On Friday, Bobby slipped underneath Clint Smith for the lead on lap two and cruised the remainder of the distance, winning the heat by a half-straightaway over Billy Moyer Jr. He then ran third in the dash for heat winners, giving him the third starting position in the 100-lap, $50,000 to win USA Nationals feature on Saturday. To close the evening, Bobby participated in the FANSFund Dash, an invitation only event that allowed drivers to race for their appearance money from the FANSFund. Bobby started ninth and moved up to fourth at the finish, earning him $1,900. Thanks to all the fans for voting Bobby in and donating!

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