DUNN, N.C. – Team owner Kemp Lamm has announced that driver Bobby Pierce will leave Dunn Benson Motorsports after the Dirt Track World Championship on Oct. 20.

Pierce, who signed a one-year contract with the team prior to the start of the season, notified Lamm on Oct. 9 that he will return to his family-owned team for next year, vacating the driver’s seat at Dunn Benson Motorsports. He declined the offer of a new contract to return as the team’s driver.

Dunn Benson Motorsports partnered with Pierce at the beginning of the season, with the primary focus to run for a championship on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The pairing has competed in 65 events together this year, winning four Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned national events and finishing second eight times.

Pierce is currently seventh in the LOLMDS point standings with just one series event left.

“Bobby has tremendous driving ability and talent for someone only 21 years of age. It has been exciting to watch him drive our car this year, winning four events and coming from the rear to the front on so many occasions,” noted Lamm. “I offered him an opportunity to return as our driver next year and compete for a championship, but he informed me that he wants to return to driving his family-owned team next year.

“We wish Bobby well on his 2019 plans. Hopefully we can get one more win with Bobby at the DTWC.”

Dunn Benson Motorsports is currently making plans for the upcoming season and will announce a new driver and sponsors in due course.