Pierson: New Car, Bad Wreck, Quick Comeback – DTD Exclusive


Adam Pierson began to turn plenty of heads during the 2022 Super DIRTcar Series as the Vermont driver was a regular when it came to running in the top half of the field.

He became a contender at some of the events and fans knew who he was.

Well, the 2023 season kicked off at the Volusia Speedway Park with the DIRTcar Nationals and the Pierson team unloaded a brand new 2023 Bicknell with high expectations.

However, on night one of the four-day series, Pierson’s hopes were nearly dashed.

He got collected in an accident that was no fault of his own and heavy damage was inflicted on the 215.

Talking to Dirt Track Digest before Thursday’s event, Adam said, “It’s been pretty long. We really timed good last night and with a new car I wanted to make sure everything felt good, but in the first corner someone lost it and I had nowhere to go. I went up and over.”

Continuing, he said, “We bent the right rear tube, drive axle, left side pannard was broke, shock, and every panel on the car. We busted our butts last night. Got all the mechanical stuff done and got all the body panels done today. Mad Max gave up an old roof he had. We pulled vinyl off.  Sheppard gave me a panel that I couldn’t find. There are a lot of good people and I kind of owe them now, but it’s been a long day.”

Pierson has been at Volusia before and in talking about expectations for this week he said, “My expectations were to make every feature through the heats and not run any consis. That was my original goal, but in the top 10 I’d be happy. This track is a nice track, but you can get singled out pretty quick. Sometimes there isn’t a lot of passing. You gotta be good, up front and on your game.”

Continuing, talking about trying to make up time on the track, he explained, “It’s hard. You really need a lot of motor here. We have a good sharp motor, but Sheppard, Max and Jimmy (Phelps), Willimson and Britten have their stuff together and we are still putting our stuff together. So, it’s fun and you learn a lot. You just have to go from there.”

The upcoming season is approaching, and Adam said, “We plan on running the Super DIRTcar Series again and running Albany every Friday. We might do some select shows here and there, but those two are the major ones.”