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Daily Dirt 05/26/2024 04:10:09

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June 1
Farmer City Raceway,
Farmer City, IL
Sanction: World of Outlaws Case Late Model Series (Farmer City Showdown) - $10,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated June 2, 9:20 pm)
Pierce pockets $10,000 Farmer City Showdown
Farmer City Showdown
  1. Bobby Pierce
  2. Nick Hoffman
  3. Kyle Bronson
  4. Dennis Erb Jr.
  5. Ryan Gustin
  6. Brian Shirley
  7. Chris Madden
  8. Tanner English
  9. Brandon Sheppard
  10. Ryan Unzicker
  11. Cade Dillard
  12. Brent Larson
  13. Frank Heckenast Jr.
  14. Logan Martin
  15. Gordy Gundaker
  16. Johnny Scott
  17. Todd Cooney
  18. Roben Huffman
  19. Dustin Walker
  20. Shane Clanton
  21. Jason Feger
  22. Kevin Weaver
  23. Jack Riggs
  24. Shannon Babb
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Bobby Pierce celebrates a $10,000 World of Outlaws victory at Farmer City.
What won the race: Third-starting Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill., took the lead from race-long leader Nick Hoffman amid traffic on lap 28 and never looked back to win Thursday's World of Outlaws Case Late Model Series feature at Farmer City (Ill.) Raceway. Pierce's second straight WoO victory at Farmer City is worth $10,000.
Quotable: “(I have) a lot of laps here, ya know? Here and Tri-City tomorrow is probably the most laps I’ve had on race tracks growing up. It’s been a lot nights cutting my teeth here on a Friday night, I got my first Crate Late Model win here,” Pierce said. “That (the track surface) was a little more hammer down than I’d like to see, that’s for sure, but it was a good race. I got the pick there with the lapped car and that was my only move to make it happen, we made it happen and what a night.”
Key notes: Pierce's triumph reduces Chris Madden's series lead to 50 points as the WoO heads to Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill., for Friday's $12,000-to-win feature. ... The second-starting Hoffman of Mooresville, N.C., led the first 27 laps before lapped traffic allowed Pierce to pass him on the bottom of turn four. ... Hoffman finished 0.407 of a second behind Pierce. ... Kyle Bronson and Brian Shirley advanced seven positions each, finishing third and sixth. ... Ryan Gustin gained three spots and finished fifth. ... Polesitter Chris Madden failed to lead a lap and faded to finish seventh. ... Shane Clanton slowed from seventh place on lap 19, drawing the race's second caution; Clanton finished 20th. ... Thursday's feature was slowed by three incidents and lasted 16 minutes, with 16 competitors completing all 40 laps.
On the move: Kyle Bronson of Brandon, Fla., started 10th and finished third.
Winner's sponsors: Pierce’s Longhorn Chassis is sponsored by Allgayer Inc., Hoker Trucking LLC, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Bloomington Normal Truck Performance, Carnaghi Towing & Repair, Floyd’s Waste Systems, Vic Hill Race Engines, Swift Springs, Bilstein Shocks, Toyota of Danville, Ted Brown’s Quality Paint and Body Shop, Extreme Electric, Inc., Performance Bodies, A Plus Vacuum, Lekg Tree Service, Bert Transmission by Budda, Velocita-USA, Robert and Sons Aluminum, VP Racing Fuels and FK Rod Ends.
Points chase: After Farmer City: 1. Chris Madden (2,060); 2. Bobby Pierce (2,010); 3. Nick Hoffman (2,004); 4. Kyle Bronson (1,992); 5. Ryan Gustin (1,988); 6. Brandon Sheppard (1,972); 7. Brian Shirley (1,970); 8. Tanner English (1,948); 9. Dennis Erb Jr. (1,852); 10. Gordy Gundaker (1,838).
Current weather: Clear, 73°F
Car count: 27
Fast qualifier: Brandon Sheppard
Time: 11.954 seconds
Polesitter: Chris Madden
Heat race winners: Chris Madden, Dennis Erb Jr., Bobby Pierce
Consolation race winners: Frank Heckenast Jr.
Provisional starters: Gordy Gundaker, Dustin Walker
Next series race: June 2, Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, IL) $12,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Madden, Hoffman
Row 2: Pierce, English
Row 3: Sheppard, D. Erb Jr.
Row 4: Dillard, Gustin
Row 5: Clanton, Bronson
Row 6: B. Larson, Unzicker
Row 7: Shirley, Weaver
Row 8: Feger, Babb
Row 9: Martin, J. Scott
Row 10: Heckenast Jr., Cooney
Row 11: J. Riggs, Huffman
Row 12: G. Gundaker, Walker
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