Bobby Pierce - Performance Bodies MD3 Driver of the Month!
Bobby Pierce, a 16-year-old high school student who is also one of the nation's top professional Dirt Late Model drivers, is the $50,000 grand prize winner in the "Search for a Champion" racing sponsorship contest from Federal-Mogul's iconic Champion® Spark Plug brand. A sophomore at Oakwood (Ill.) High School, Pierce was one of 15 finalists selected from hundreds of entries in the popular contest, which requires participants to submit two-minute videos describing how a Champion sponsorship will help them dominate the competition.
Finalists and the grand prize winner were selected on the basis of votes received at the www.AlwaysaChampion.com website as well as through input from NASCAR® Sprint Cup driver and Champion spokes person Kevin Harvick. Pierce garnered more than 13,000 of the total 114,000 votes cast in the contest. Finalists represented virtually every form of engine-driven racing, including circle track, drag, motocross,boat, and snocross competition.
"Bobby looks, acts and drives like a champion, and his video projected the passion that's required to build and maintain a successful professional racing career," Harvick said. "Who knows, it might not belong before he and I are battling for position at Daytona (International Speedway)."
Bobby's passion for racing comes naturally: His father is National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame driver and professional car builder Bob Pierce, who was among the most successful Super Dirt drivers of the 1980s and '90s. His mother, Angie, and sister, Ciara, are members of his crew."
When I entered this contest I knew it was going to be tough, but I was amazed at how many people at all of the tracks were following the voting," Bobby said. "It's fantastic to be singled out by one of the biggest and most successful brands in racing and to be part of a contest that attracts so much attention across North America."
In addition to the $50,000 grand prize sponsorship, Bobby also receives $5,000 for being among the 15 finalists inthe Champion contest. In total Federal-Mogul awarded $125,000 to grassroots drivers who entered the 2013 "Search."
Name: Bobby Pierce
Date of Birth: 11/24/1996
Hometown: Oakwood, IL
Nickname: Smooth Operator
Racing History: Quarter Midgets for 2 1/2 years; KidModz 2008; Crate Late Model 2009-2010; Super Late Model 2010 - present
Favorite Driver: "MY DAD" Bobby Pierce
Favorite NASCAR Driver: Tony Stewart
Hobbies: Racing, Football, Basketball
Racing Goal: Win the World 100
Crew: Dad, Mom, Sister
Quote: "Refuse to Lose!"
77 Starts, 6 Wins, 29 Top 5's, 47 Top 10's
$2,000 Tri-City (IL) Winner
54 Starts, 6 Wins, 27 Top 5's, 38 Top 10's (Super Late Model Full-Time)
UMP Late Model Rookie of the Year
$2,011 Kokomo Klash Winner
Crate: 40 Starts, 16 Wins, 37 Top 5's, 39 Top 10's
Super: 29 Starts, 4 Top 5's, 16 Top 10's
UMP Illinois State Create LM Points Champion
Farmer City Raceway Crate LM Track Champion
Pierce's Vermilion County Speedway Crate LM Track Champion
36 Starts, 7 Wins, 23 Top 5's, 34 Top 10's (Crate LM) 1 KidModz Win
14th in UMP Pro (Crate) Late Model National Points
7th in UMP Pro (Crate) Late Model North Region Points
2008 KidModz Season
33 Starts, 16 Wins, 2 Exhibition Wins
2008 AFCO KidModz Racing Series Champion
2007 Quarter Midget Season
26 Feature Wins out of 45 Races
QMA Senior Honda Region 5 Points Champion
THQMA Senior Honda Point Champion
THQMA Light 160 Points Champion
2nd in Light 160 Regional Points
2006 Quarter Midget Season
5 Feature Wins
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