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gateway dec1Bobby Pierce backed up his Gateway victory in 2017 with a dominating win Saturday night inside The Dome at America's Center. Starting his Pierce Platinum Race Car on the pole, he led all 40 laps as he cashed in on a $30,000 payday. “This feels amazing to go back to back,” Pierce said. “Man I was pretty wore out after that race. That was kinda like riding a bull there. But man we got it done. I’m glad to win it again.” Fellow Platinum pilot Ryan Unzicker rallied from 15th to finish fifth. -- Heath Lawson Photo

gateway nov30Taking the lead on the eighth lap, Bobby Pierce stayed in front the rest of the way to pick up the $5,000 preliminary feature win driving his Pierce Platinum Race Car Friday night inside The Dome at America's Center (MO). “It was a heck of a race those first five to 10 laps,” said Pierce. “The track was actually awesome. I know no one likes to drive on a rough track, but for the top to keep up with the bottom, I hate to say it almost has to be like that I think.” -- Heath Lawson Photo

Bobby Pierce climbed back into his Pierce Race Car Saturday night at Cedar Lake (WI) Speedway and charged from his 20th starting position to score a top five finish in the USA Nationals crown jewel event. He piloted the same car that he drove to a third place finish in last year's event.

unzicker10000jun22Ryan Unzicker reclaimed the lead on lap 20 and led the rest of the way as he pocketed a $10,000 payday Friday night at Tri-City Speedway. He started outside of the front row for the 40-lap race and led the first seven laps. “We could get through the ruts about 80 percent of the time, and I think that was the main key,” said Unzicker. “We just kept the car real free and rotating and it was able to run the middle-bottom there at the end and kind of protect my line, because the top was getting really, really rough. Our team definitely needed this. The car was good. It’s been good. We’ve just done some stupid adjustments here and there. I kind of went back to my basics of what I’ve been doing. It feels dang good to be back. It’s been a long time since I won 10-grand.” -- Todd Battin Photo

unzicker2000may26Ryan Unzicker jumped out to a commanding lead at the start of the 30-lap feature Saturday night at Fairbury Speedway and held off a late-race challenge to take the $2,000 victory. “We were able to check out at the beginning," Unzicker said. "The car was good and then it got loose. The fans got to see a heck of a race those last 15 laps." -- Rocky Ragusa Photo

unzicker lucas apr28Ryan Unzicker of El Paso, Ill., piloted his Platinum to a career best Lucas Oil Series finish of second Saturday night at Macon Speedway. Unzicker took the lead briefly on the 93rd lap of the 100-lap affair but couldn't hold off Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill., and had to settle for a runner-up finish. “I’m glad for my team because we’ve been busting butt in the garage and trying to make strides and do things," Unzicker said. "I feel like our program’s been pretty good and this is a good finish to show that.” -- Double J Photo

XR1Bob and Angie Pierce, owners of Bob Pierce Race Cars, are excited to announce they have become a dealer for the Rocket XR1 Late Model Chassis. "This new partnership with Mark Richards and Steve Baker and everyone at Rocket Chassis have been wonderful to work with," Pierce said. "Bob Pierce Race Cars will continue to build Pierce Platinum Modifieds and the Platinum Series Late Model Race Cars while continuing to service all our existing and future customers. By adding the Rocket XR1 brand to our business, this gives Midwest racers and customers an opportunity to get cars and parts without traveling to West Virginia."

Bob Pierce Race Cars is optimistic with all the experience and knowledge Bob has acquired over the years that they can contribute a lot of information and support for racers wanting the Rocket Chassis brand. Bob and Angie will continue to be in charge of the day to day operation of Bob Pierce Race Cars. Bob will continue to be hands on with building, repairing race cars and servicing customers. BPRC will continue to carry all major brand name parts for both Modifieds and Late Models for all their customer's needs. The Rocket Chassis is just another product line they will be selling.

Bob Pierce Race Cars will have Trent Young driving their “Pierce Platinum Modified House Car” in 2018 and use this housecar to gather information for all their Modified customers. Be sure and visit Bob Pierce Race Cars for all your Late Model, Modified, and service needs including parts. Located at 17047 N. 900 E, Oakwood, IL 61858 or call 217-354-2972.

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