LITH’s Pierce ‘small minnow’ in big pond
His drinking system – a long tube leading to a reserve of ice water – provides Erik Pierce with only a brief escape from the elements.
The Lake in the Hills resident’s five-layer protective racing suit offers no relief. On most summer days, temperatures can reach up to 150 degrees in Pierce’s Super Late Model race car – making him feel like he’s being cooked in a small oven.
“You have to put it out of your mind,” Pierce said.
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