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provisional starting spot in the lucrative feature event, which
will pay well over $100,000 to win. Click on www.dirtmillion.com/bobbypierce
to view his profile page and make purchases! Thanks for your support!!!
Hectic Week in South
Dakota, Minnesota, and Nebraska for DBM
18, 2018) - Another $10,000 top prize was up for
grabs for Dunn-Benson Motorsports tonight in a first-ever visit
to Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota. The pristine Gopher
State facility played host to its first Super Late Model race since
1988 and 24 competitors signed into the pit area for the 'Sturdevant's
Auto Parts 50.' Bobby Pierce knocked down the third quickest time
overall during qualifying prior to scoring another heat race triumph.
After starting third on the grid in the 50-lapper, Bobby fought
hard for a podium finish throughout the distance before settling
for a fourth place effort behind only race winner Scott Bloomquist,
Jonathan Davenport, and Josh Richards.
(July 17, 2018)
- A very busy week on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series calendar
started tonight at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, South Dakota.
The 2nd Annual 'Bullet Sportswear Shootout' took place and the #32
team vied for the $10,000 winner's check in the Tuesday night special.
Bobby Pierce earned Fast Time honors during the qualifying session
and later picked up the win in heat race action. Even though he
battled a hung throttle throughout the 50-lap feature, Bobby led
the stout field on four different occasions for a total of 33 circuits.
Unfortunately while contending for the win on the final lap, his
#32 machine suffered terminal mechanical problems and Bobby coasted
home in the third position behind only victor Earl Pearson, Jr.
and runner-up Josh Richards.
Bobby Pierce Fifth in
NAPA Know How 50; Seventh at Wheatland
15, 2018) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
took the Dunn-Benson Motorsports team to a pair of venues in the
states of Illinois and Missouri over the July 13-14 weekend for
two $12,000 to win throwdowns. On Friday evening in the 'NAPA Know
How 50' at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois, Bobby Pierce
ran fourth in his heat race prior to climbing past seven competitors
during the 50-lap headliner en route to a sterling fifth place effort
behind only victor Earl Pearson, Jr., Jimmy Owens, Tim McCreadie,
and Mason Zeigler. In the annual 'Diamond Nationals' on Saturday
night at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri, Bobby placed
fourth in heat race action before blasting up to seventh in the
final finishing order of the 50-lapper. He now sits tied for sixth
in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings. Complete results
from both weekend battles can be located by pointing your Internet
browser to www.lucasdirt.com.
Pierce Suffers Mechanical
Woes Early in Grassy Smith Memorial
8, 2018) - A Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tripleheader
in the Southeast was planned for the Dunn-Benson Motorsports team
from July 5-7, but with a pair of rain-outs at Fayetteville Motor
Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina and Smoky Mountain Speedway
in Maryville, Tennessee, Bobby Pierce entered one lone showdown
at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina on Friday evening.
The 20th edition of the 'Grassy Smith Memorial' was held at the
legendary speedplant and 30 entrants were on hand to vie for the
$12,000 winner's check. Bobby knocked down the fifth quickest time
in Group A during the qualifying session before running second in
his heat race. Unfortunately, terminal mechanical woes on the second
circuit of the 50-lapper relegated the Oakwood, Illinois native
to a disappointing twenty-fifth place effort. Bobby now sits seventh
in the heated LOLMDS point standings following the rainy weekend.
Full results can be viewed at www.lucasdirt.com.
Hectic Stretch of Lucas
Oil Action in Buckeye State of Ohio...
3, 2018) - The hectic stretch of racing leading
up to the 4th of July holiday wrapped up tonight at Muskingum County
Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio, as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
presided over another $12,000 to win throwdown. In front of a huge
crowd at MCS, Bobby Pierce bagged the fastest lap in Group B during
the qualifying session prior to running second in his loaded heat
race. After starting the 50-lap main event from the outside of the
third row, Bobby battled towards the front most of the distance
before a loose racecar near the end caused him to slip back to eighth
in the final finishing order.
(July 2, 2018)
- The third round of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series action in
the Buckeye State took the #32 team to Sharon Speedway in Hartford,
Ohio tonight for the annual running of the 'Steel Valley 50.' Bobby
Pierce knocked down the fourth fastest lap overall during the qualifying
session before finishing third in heat race action. During the course
of the $12,000 to win feature event, Bobby was able to move up one
spot in the caution-free affair to finish sixth in the final rundown
behind only winner Don O'Neal, Mason Zeigler, Josh Richards, Jonathan
Davenport, and Darrell Lanigan.
(July 1, 2018)
- Another $12,000 top prize was on the line for the cars and stars
racing with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tonight at Mansfield
Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio. Bobby Pierce was one of 35 entrants
at the pristine facility to compete in the 2nd Annual 'Freedom 50.'
Bobby grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his loaded
heat race and later rolled off from the outside of the seventh row
in the 50-lap contest. The Oakwood, Illinois ace was inside of the
top ten and digging for more until oil pressure problems on lap
14 relegated him to another disappointing twenty-third place performance.
(June 30, 2018)
- The opening leg of a four-race Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
stretch in the Buckeye State of Ohio kicked off tonight on the banks
of the Ohio River at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio.
A strong field of 38 competitors signed into PRP to vie for the
$12,000 top prize in the annual running of the 'Independence 50.'
Bobby Pierce ran sixth in his heat race and third in his B-Main
prior to starting the 50-lapper from the inside of the eleventh
row. Unfortunately, Bobby suffered nose damage in the main event
and overheated, which caused him to retire in the twenty-third position.
#32 Team Tackles Select
UMP Summer Nationals Showdowns...
28, 2018) - The next race on the "Hell Tour"
grind for the #32 team came tonight at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle,
Illinois. A strong field of 34 entrants were in the pit area tonight
at the 1/4-mile oval to race for the $5,000 winner's check. Once
again driving his family-owned Pierce racecar, Bobby Pierce qualified
ninth fastest in Group A during time trials before running second
in heat race action. After starting the 40-lapper from the inside
of the third row, Bobby missed the setup for the feature and wound
up sixteenth in the final rundown. He will not be in action at Terre
Haute Action Track tomorrow night like previously scheduled...
(June 26, 2018)
- Tonight's UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals program scheduled for Charleston
Speedway in Charleston, Illinois has been cancelled due to heavy
morning rain and a high chance for more wet weather. No makeup date
for the $5,000 to win event was immediately announced.
(June 25, 2018)
- The "Hell Tour" stormed back into the Land of Lincoln
tonight for the rain-postponed stop at Spoon River Speedway in Banner,
Illinois. 23 competitors drove through the pit gate to vie for the
$5,000 first place prize. With the Dunn-Benson Motorsports team
returning to North Carolina to start prepping equipment for a hectic
stretch with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Bobby Pierce
wheeled his family-owned Pierce racecar at the 3/8-mile oval. Bobby
timed in fourth quickest in his group during qualifying, ran third
in his heat race, and later finished sixth in the final finishing
order of the 40-lap main event.
(June 24, 2018)
- Next up on the "Hell Tour" schedule was a visit to Tri-State
Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana tonight for a $5,000 to win battle.
With heat races scrapped due to impending thunderstorms, Bobby Pierce
locked himself into the outside of the fourth row for the start
of the 40-lapper by virtue of qualifying third quickest in his group.
Unfortunately, a broken lift bar bracket in the feature event would
eventually relegate Bobby to a fifteenth place effort at the pristine
southwestern Indiana facility.
(June 23, 2018)
- Another $10,000 payday was up for grabs on the "Hell Tour"
tonight in front of the loyal fan base at Fairbury American Legion
Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois! Bobby Pierce clicked off
the third quickest time in Group B during qualifying prior to scoring
a victory in his loaded heat race. After leading the first 27 circuits
from the pole position, Bobby unfortunately coasted to the infield
when the fan went through his radiator. The Oakwood, Illinois star
was relegated to a nineteenth place performance due to the mechanical
(June 22, 2018)
- Mother Nature finally gave a reprieve to the UMP DIRTcar Summer
Nationals tour tonight, but several days of heavy rain through the
Land of Lincoln left Tri-City Speedway with a rough, hammer-down
racing surface. At the Granite City, Illinois oval, Bobby Pierce
timed in fifth quickest in Group A during qualifying, but unfortunately
dropped a driveshaft in his heat race. After receiving a provisional
to gain access into the $10,000 to win headliner, Bobby stormed
from the back of the pack in the 40-lapper all the way up to second
to finish behind only victor Ryan Unzicker!
(June 21, 2018)
- Thursday's scheduled $5,000 to win "Hell Tour" shootout
at Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois has shifted to Monday,
June 25 because of wet grounds and a rainy forecast. The next UMP
DIRTcar Summer Nationals showdown will be Friday, June 22 at Tri-City
Speedway in Granite City, Illinois where a $10,000 payday will be
up for grabs.
(June 20, 2018)
- The 'Wildman Kelly Classic' took center stage tonight at Jacksonville
Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois, as another $5,000 top prize
was on the line for the cars and stars racing with the UMP DIRTcar
Summer Nationals tour. Bobby Pierce knocked down the fastest lap
in his group during qualifying prior to scoring the victory in his
heat race. Unfortunately, storms blew through the area following
the completion of heat race action and postponed the remainder of
the program. A makeup date to complete the event is expected to
be announced later...
(June 19, 2018)
- Tonight's UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals stop at the tiny Belle-Clair
Speedway in Belleville, Illinois was washed out following the completion
of time trials. No makeup date for the $5,000 to win program was
and Bobby Pierce News
18, 2018) - Dunn Benson Motorsports and driver Bobby
Pierce received notification through email from the World Racing
Group on Friday June 14, 2018 that our Tire Sample taken June 8,
2018 at Eldora Speedway during the Dirt Late Model Dream event,
June 7-9, 2018 did not match or conform to the benchmark provided
by the Hoosier Tire Company at the Blue Ridge Labs in Hudson, NC.
The tire in question was a LM20 Left Rear tire with a Date Code
stamped VH29 on the tire we used to win the heat race on the Friday
Nights June 8th show. (Todd Healy Photo)
Dunn Benson Motorsports with driver Bobby Pierce have filed a formal
Appeal of the Penalty/Fine issued by the World Racing Group. Our
penalty/suspension has been deferred allowing us to compete this
week on the DirtCar Summer Nationals. Our appeal will be heard next
The Dunn Benson Motorsports Owner, Team Members and Driver Bobby
Pierce emphatically deny that we chemically altered our tire during
this event or any tires at any events. We also stand on the fact
our Team, Crew and Driver have a clean history of never chemically
altering tires for any events at Eldora Speedway or any events we
competed at since the Team formed in 2015. Our tires have been tested
extensively by multiple racing sanctions and organizations and tested
at several labs over the past four years including our tires being
tested after our Win at Tri-City Speedway in Illinois back in April
where we used a LM20 and LM40 tires at that event.
We look forward to our hearing of appeal and moving forward and
winning races in 2018. Thanks to all our sponsors and fans that
believe in our Team and the integrity we stand for at Dunn Benson
Bobby Pierce Rebounds
from Tail to Score Runner-Up at Magnolia!
17, 2018) - Bobby Pierce and Dunn-Benson Motorsports
were back on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series trail on June
15-16 at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi for the
2018 edition of the 'Clash at the Mag.' Bobby stopped the clock
eleventh fastest overall during qualifying on Friday night before
finishing fourth in his loaded heat race. The Oakwood, Illinois
star then rolled off from the inside of the sixth row in Saturday's
$20,000 to win headliner and then pitted on lap 21 to check his
oil cooler cover. After returning from the pits, Bobby charged back
through the talented field and battled for the win in the latter
stages of the 100-lapper before finishing a very close runner-up
to victor Hudson O'Neal! Bobby still finds himself fifth in the
latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting Magnolia. Full
results can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Bobby Pierce Strong
at Eldora; Climbs to Fourth in Dream XXIV!
10, 2018) - Following a weekend off, the Dunn-Benson
Motorsports team headed to the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg,
Ohio from June 7-9 for the annual running of the 'Dirt Late Model
Dream.' With Thursday's preliminary show wiped out due to rain,
both prelims were held throughout the day on Friday. In Friday afternoon's
$5,000 to win contest, Bobby Pierce ran second in his heat race
and sixth in the 25-lap headliner, while he won his heat race in
the evening portion of the doubleheader prior to advancing up to
third in the $10,000 to win main event to finish behind only victor
Chris Madden and runner-up Shane Clanton. At Eldora on Saturday
in the grand finale, Bobby placed second in his stacked heat race
before steering his #32 ride past eight competitors during the $100,000
to win 'Dirt Late Model Dream' en route to a stellar fourth place
effort in the 100-lapper behind only victor Scott Bloomquist, Dale
McDowell, and Jonathan Davenport! Complete results from the soggy
weekend at the "Big E" can be accessed by clicking on
Pierce Fifth in Prelim;
Climbs to Fourth in $30k Show-Me 100!
27, 2018) - The Memorial Day holiday weekend took
Bobby Pierce and the Dunn-Benson Motorsports team to the state-of-the-art
Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri from May 24-26 for the
26th edition of the Lucas Oil 'Show-Me 100.' Things kicked off at
the 3/8-mile oval with a pair of $6,000 to win preliminary programs.
On Thursday night, Bobby ran second in his heat race, but brought
out an early caution flag in the 45-lap feature to eventually wind
up sixteenth in the final finishing order. At Wheatland on Friday
evening, Bobby won his heat race prior to placing fifth in the 40-lapper
behind only victor Jimmy Owens, Brian Shirley, Scott Bloomquist,
and Jonathan Davenport!
By virtue of posting the seventh best point total
during preliminary action, Bobby rolled off from the inside of the
fourth row in Saturday's 100-lap headliner. During the course of
the 'Show-Me 100,' the Oakwood, Illinois native drove towards the
front and got as high as second in the running order before slipping
to fourth at the checkered flag. Bobby, who sits fifth in the latest
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point standings, trailed only $30,000
winner Scott Bloomquist, Brian Shirley, and Mike Marlar! Full results
from the 'Show-Me 100' weekend can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Bobby Pierce an Impressive
Runner-Up at 141 & Deer Creek!!!
21, 2018) - With the rain-out of Sunday's annual
'Go 50' at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska, the Dunn-Benson
Motorsports team wound up competing in a pair of $12,000 to win
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series contests over the May 18-20 weekend
in the states of Wisconsin and Minnesota. On Friday night in a first-ever
visit to 141 Speedway in Maribel, Wisconsin, Bobby Pierce clicked
off the fastest lap overall during the qualifying session, won his
heat race, and later led the first 43 circuits of the 50-lapper
before settling for an impressive runner-up effort behind only victor
Earl Pearson, Jr. At Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota
on Saturday evening in the 'NAPA North Star Nationals,' Bobby placed
second in his loaded heat race, but later battled for the lead late
in the 50-lap headliner - only to settle for a close runner-up performance
behind only race winner Jonathan Davenport. The Oakwood, Illinois
standout is now up to fifth in the latest version of the heated
LOLMDS point standings! Full results can be located by clicking
Pierce Wheels #1 Car
in First in Flight 100 in Honor of "Big C"
13, 2018) - The Dunn-Benson Motorsports team and
driver Bobby Pierce were in the pit area at Fayetteville Motor Speedway
in Fayetteville, North Carolina on May 11-12 for the inaugural running
of the 'First in Flight 100.' The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late
Model Series presided over the $25,001 to win contest, which was
held in honor of Mr. Carlton Lamm. Driving a special #1 paint scheme,
Bobby stopped the clock fifth fastest in Group A on Friday night
during time trials before grabbing the fourth and final transfer
spot through his heat race. In Saturday's 100-lap grand finale,
Bobby started thirteenth in the feature field and eventually wound
up being paid for a nineteenth place performance. Full results from
the big weekend in Fayetteville can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
Bobby Pierce Suffers
Part Failure in Toyota Knoxville 50; Rain at Florence
6, 2018) - With Saturday's rain-out of the 'Ralph
Latham Memorial' at Florence (KY) Speedway, the #32 team entered
one lone Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event over the weekend
on Friday, May 4 at the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell,
Tennessee. A stellar 28 car field assembled at the 1/3-mile oval
to vie for the $12,000 winner's check in the annual 'Toyota Knoxville
50.' Bobby Pierce knocked down the seventeenth quickest lap overall
during qualifying before placing sixth in his stacked heat race.
He had then moved up to seventh in the 50-lap feature event before
a part failure caused him to retire from the race in the twentieth
position. Bobby now sits sixth in the latest version of the LOLMDS
point standings. Complete results from "The Taz" can be
accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Bobby Pierce Sweeps
Lucas Oil Action in Land of Lincoln!
29, 2018) - Bobby Pierce, of Oakwood, Illinois,
grabbed his first two victories with Dunn-Benson Motorsports in
his home state on April 27-28, as he dominated Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series competition at both Tri-City Speedway in Granite City,
Illinois and at the tiny Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois! On Friday
night in the 'Busch 50' at Granite City, Bobby laid down the quickest
lap in Group A during qualifying before taking the win in heat race
action. After starting from the pole position in the 50-lap affair,
Bobby led each and every circuit of the headliner en route to capturing
the $12,000 winner's check ahead of Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Owens,
Kyle Bronson, and Brian Shirley! (Heath
At Macon on Saturday evening, another $12,000 payday
was on the line in the annual running of the 'St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part
100' at the 1/5-mile oval. Bobby knocked down the fifth fastest
time overall during the qualifying session prior to scoring another
heat race triumph. The popular driver known as the "Smooth
Operator" then led all but one lap late in the 100-lap distance
of the main event to secure another $12,000 windfall ahead of Ryan
Unzicker, Shannon Babb, Jonathan Davenport, and Josh Richards! Bobby
has now climbed up to fifth in the latest version of the LOLMDS
point standings on the heels of the impressive weekend sweep! Full
results from the Land of Lincoln can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
team press release