“The best way to win in a series like this is experience,” Pierce said. “After racing on some of the tracks for the first time last season, my dad and I made the fixes that were needed to get better this year.”
With the series over, the racing season continues as Pierce will go on to race throughout the fall with a possible shot at the UMP Late Model national points title, where he is second to Sheppard.
“We are going to do some races in the World of Outlaws series in Wisconsin and Iowa this weekend,” Pierce said. “After that, we are going to talk about and see if we are going to go for it or continue to switch between UMP and World of Outlaws and the Lucas Oil Series.”
As for the upcoming school year, Pierce — who was going to Oakwood High School last year along with racing — will go online for his education, which will clear things up for racing.
“It is good because it would give more of a balance,” Pierce said. “If I am on the road racing, it would be tough to go back home and study for a test.
“We tried to juggle things last season and it didn’t work that well, so this makes it a little easier to handle.”