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September 17
Farmer City Raceway,
Farmer City, IL
Sanction: Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series - $5,000
Information provided by: Patrick Davis and series reports (last updated September 18, 2:09 pm)
Pierce tops Shirley for Farmer City triumph
  1. Bobby Pierce
  2. Brian Shirley
  3. Shannon Babb
  4. Jason Feger
  5. Ryan Unzicker
  6. Donny Walden
  7. McKay Wenger
  8. Tim Manville
  9. Brandon Thirlby
  10. Scott Bull
  11. Rich Bell
  12. Kevin Weaver
  13. Mike Glasscock
  14. Rusty Schlenk
  15. Don Hammer
  16. Terry Starks
  17. Bob Gardner
  18. Russ Adams
  19. Gordy Gundaker
  20. Bill Hough
  21. Glen Thompson
  22. Curtis Hobbs
  23. Rodney Hamblin
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With his father arriving, too, Bobby Pierce emerges in victory lane.
What won the race: Following a lap-20 caution, third-running Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill., sliced passed Shannon Babb for second and then won a brief battle with pacesetter Brian Shirley to take command for a $5,000 victory in a co-sanctioned event with the Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series and Sunoco American Late Model Series at Farmer City Raceway.
Key notes: Shirley took the lead at the drop of the green and held it for over half of the 35-lapper, while Pierce fell back to third early. ... Pierce pulled away over the final laps en route to his 10th win of 2015. ... Pierce entered fresh off a second-place finisher in Eldora Speedway's World 100 and also won twice on Labor Day weekend at Federated Raceway at I-55 and Spoon River Speedway. ... The race marked Pierce's second career victory with the Corn Belt Clash and 12th on the ALMS tour. ... With his seventh-place finish, McKay Wenger clinched Farmer City's UMP Late Model championship. ... The event was originally scheduled for Sept. 4, but rains reset it for Thursday. ... The race served as the season finale for the Corn Belt Clash, while ALMS competitors made their final visit to Illinois this season.
Winner's sponsors: Pierce's winning Bob Pierce Race Car has a Pro Power Racing Engine and sports sponsorship from Allgayer Inc., American Metal Supply Company, Champion Spark Plugs, DMG Mori Ellison, Keyser Manufacturing, M&M Painting and Construction, Murphy Trucking and Petersen Aluminum.
Points chase: Entering Thursday's event, Chad Simpson (Corn Belt Clash) and Rusty Schlenk (ALMS) topped the standings.
Car count: 25
Fast qualifier: Shannon Babb
Time: 12.71 seconds
Heat race winners: Bobby Pierce, Brian Shirley, Brandon Thirlby
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
 
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