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Prairie Dirt Classic Heartbreaker

Bobby's father Bob is tied for the most wins in the prestigious Prairie Dirt Classic with five. Saturday night at Fairbury, Bobby looked to join his dad on the list of winners of one of the biggest races in his home state. It all started Friday with qualifying and heat races. Qualifying mid-pack in his group, Bobby was running in the transfer spot in his heat race when the cushion bit him and knocked the front end out. Struggling to keep pace, he lost the transfer spot which put him in the Last Chance Showdown Saturday. Starting on the front row of the 18-car Showdown, Bobby took the second and final transfer spot to advance into the Classic. Starting 22nd in the 100-lap race, the Smooth Operator decided to take on the cushion once more as he blasted forward at the drop of the green flag. Running the high side masterfully, he advanced all the way up to fifth when the first caution flew with 60 laps to go. Five laps later, he was in second looking for the lead as the crowd was in a frenzy! Two laps later, disaster struck as something in the front end broke and he got into the turn four wall, rolling over and what looked like a great chance to win came to a screeching halt as he was done for the night as his banged up car was helped off the track with a pair of wreckers.

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