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$5,000 Wilmot Summer Nationals Winner, $2,000 Northern Kickoff Champ!

wilmot jun19Taking the lead on the ninth circuit with a great move in lapped traffic, Bobby led the rest of the way and held on through several restarts to pick up the $5,000 Summer Nationals victory Sunday night at Wilmot, his second win in four starts and a great Father's Day gift for his dad. “I went in turn one and I thought I had more room than that,” Pierce said of the critical moment on lap nine. “By the time I got out from (Feger’s) spoiler I saw the corner was right there, so I was like, ‘Man, I hope I don’t go flying off the racetrack.’ But the car stuck right there on the cushion. “He was just getting bottled up behind all those (lapped) guys, and I knew I had to make my move in lapped traffic or else I would’ve had to get a really good run on him (in open track) … and I don’t think that would’ve happened. “That lapped traffic kind of helped me out because it made him go to the middle and then he hit that slick and I had the perfect line around the top and got around him,” he added. “The rest of the race it was just holding on and praying for the race to get over soon.” Bobby is the only driver with a top-five finish in all four events, giving him the early points lead and earning him a $2,000 prize for capturing the Northern Kickoff points race, the first of five weekly miniseries within the tour that concluded at Wilmot. -- Jim DenHamer Photo

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