Bobby Pierce, Mark Miner, Danny Ems and Jacob Rexing take wins at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55!
Pevely, MO (July 14th, 2012) - Fifteen year old Bobby Pierce outdueled Randy Korte to claim the UMP DIRTcar Late Model main event at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. It was Pierce's first ever feature win at the 1/3 mile high banked oval. Korte would jump out from at the drop of the green flag and lead the first four laps before Pierce would power ahead for the lead on lap five. Pierce would pace the field until Korte put together a late race charge by using the high side. Korte would pull along side Pierce for the lead on lap twenty and the two would battle side by side for the top spot for the final five laps. Korte would edge Pierce at the line and lead laps twenty-one through twenty-three but Pierce would pick up the pace on the low side edge Korte at the line on lap twenty-four. Then on the final lap, Pierce would get a good run down the back stretch and pull ahead and go on to take the win. Korte would finish a close second. Tim Manville and Scott Weber had a battle going for the third spot similar to what Pierce and Korte had for the lead. The two swapping the third spot lap after lap. Manville would get the third spot with Weber taking fourth. Kenny Rumble would make a late race charge to round out the top five.