MOYER TRANSFERS INTO KNOXVILLE LM NATIONALS
16, 2018 --- Billy Moyer
Racing (BMR) made their way to the Hawkeye State on September 13-15
for the 15th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' at
the storied Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. The action started
at the 1/2-mile, semi-banked speedplant with a pair of preliminary
shows - each of which paid $7,000 to the winner. On Thursday night,
Billy Moyer suffered problems underneath the hood during his heat
race and unfortunately missed out on the 25-lap main event. At Knoxville
on Friday evening, Billy won his heat race - armed with a new powerplant
- and eventually wound up sixteenth in the final finishing order
of the 25-lapper.
By virtue of racking up the twenty-fourth highest
point total during preliminary competition, Billy earned the right
to the outside of the twelfth row for the start of Saturday's 100-lap
crown jewel spectacular. With his focus set on capturing the $40,000
top prize in the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals,' the
Batesville, Arkansas Hall of Famer wound up pulling off the racing
surface after 64 circuits and was officially paid for a twenty-first
place showing. Full results from the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
biggie can be viewed by logging onto www.lucasdirt.com.
MOYER ANNOUNCES PLANS
TO START 2019 DOWN UNDER!!!
12, 2018 --- With several
marquee events still left on his 2018 racing calendar including
this weekend's 15th Annual 'Knoxville Late Model Nationals,' Billy
Moyer unveiled plans today that he will start his 2019 campaign
in January with the USA Invasion Tour of Western Australia! For
the first time in his storied 41 year racing career, Billy will
head Down Under as part of Team USA for four rounds of racing action
at a trio of different dirt facilities. In addition to competing
and representing Team USA, the Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer will
also be participating in a number of media events to further promote
Dirt Late Model racing in Western Australia, as well as future USA
Billy, who resides in Batesville, Arkansas, will be hosted for
the trip by Paul and Alice Stubber of Bunbury, Western Australia.
Paul comes over to the United States frequently during the summer
months and has competed mainly on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour.
The Stubber's will be providing Billy with a new car and crew members
for the duration of the USA Invasion Tour, which kicks off on January
9 and concludes on January 19. |
MOYER RUNNER-UP IN $10K
TWIN 25; WORLD 100 POSTPONED
9, 2018 --- Next up
on the racing calendar for the #21 team was the 48th running of
the famous 'World 100,' which was scheduled to run on the high-banks
of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from September 6-8. With the
rainy remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon postponing all of the action
on Friday and Saturday until October 12-13, Billy Moyer competed
in only his $10,000 to win Twin 25 at the "Big E" on Thursday
night. After rain showers pushed back the program until the wee
hours of Friday morning, Billy won his heat race and later drew
the pole position for the start of his 25-lap contest. "Mr.
Smooth" then led the first nineteen circuits of the main event
before settling for an impressive runner-up effort behind only victor
Scott Bloomquist. Complete results from the rainy weekend in the
Buckeye State can be located by logging onto www.eldoraspeedway.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
BILLY MOYER WINS ANOTHER
BALTES CLASSIC TITLE!
3, 2018 --- Billy Moyer,
of Batesville, Arkansas, racked up his fourth 'Baltes Classic' title
on Sunday evening, September 2 on the hallowed high-banks of Eldora
Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio! Billy timed in third quickest in his
group during American Late Model Series (ALMS) qualifying prior
to scoring the victory in his heat race. After starting the 30-lap
main event from the pole position, Billy led most of the feature
distance before swapping the top spot a couple of times late with
Nick Hoffman in lapped traffic. At the checkers, Billy was able
to stave off Hoffman, Matt Miller, Rusty Schlenk, and Chad Finley
to score the $5,000 payday. The popular driver known as "Mr.
Smooth" now has eight victories to his credit in 2018 and has
amassed 834 wins on his impressive career resume! (Jim
Earlier in the weekend, the #21 team was in action
at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois and Farmer City Raceway
in Farmer City, Illinois. On Thursday at Granite City, Billy finished
second in his heat race, but later pulled off the racing surface
early in the $2,000 to win feature event due to track conditions
and placed twelfth in the final finishing order. At Farmer City
on Friday night in a $5,000 to win ALMS contest, Billy set Fast
Time in qualifying, won his heat race, and later led the first 34
circuits in the 35-lapper. Unfortunately, he was passed by eventual
winner Shannon Babb on the final lap and was forced to settle for
a strong runner-up performance. Complete results from the triple
shot of holiday weekend action can be found online at www.tricityspeedway.net
| press release
MOYER STARTS AT MANSFIELD;
RUNNER-UP IN KENTUCKY!
August 26, 2018
--- The Billy Moyer Racing (BMR) team started out
the August 24-25 weekend on Friday night at Mansfield Motor Speedway
in Mansfield, Ohio. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided
over the first night of the 'Dirt Million,' which featured a pair
of $10,000 to win duels. Billy Moyer placed third in his stacked
heat race and later started the 30-lap main event from the outside
of the sixth row. The Batesville, Arkansas standout eventually wound
up twenty-first in the final rundown and left the Buckeye State
facility following the race.
On Saturday evening, the #21 team landed at Lake Cumberland
Speedway in Burnside, Kentucky, as the Schaeffer's Oil Iron-Man
Championship Series sanctioned the annual 'Harold Hardgrove Memorial.'
Billy won his heat race in preliminary action and later had a strong
run in the $5,022 to win main event. The popular driver known as
"Mr. Smooth" finished a strong runner-up in the 40-lapper
trailing only victor Jason Jameson! Complete results from both weekend
races can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com
BILLY MOYER DROPS INTO
I-55 AND RECORDS SEVENTH WIN!
12, 2018 --- Billy
Moyer, of Batesville, Arkansas, dropped into Federated Raceway at
I-55 in Pevely, Missouri on Saturday evening, August 11 and laid
claim to his seventh feature win of the 2018 campaign! In a weekly
UMP Super Late Model event, Billy won his heat race in preliminary
action and later started third on the grid in the 25-lap headliner.
The Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer then grabbed the top spot early
in the feature distance and led the majority of the contest to bag
the $1,200 winner's check ahead of Ken Rumble, Jeff Herzog, Tim
Ratajczyk, and Rickey Frankel! (STL Racing Photos)
A night earlier, the #21 team was in the pit area
at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois for a $5,000 to win
MARS Racing Series shootout. Billy placed third in his heat race
and later started the 40-lap main event from the inside of the fifth
row. The popular driver known as "Mr. Smooth" unfortunately
suffered transmission woes during the course of the race and wound
up retiring in the nineteenth position. Complete results from both
weekend races can be viewed online at www.tricityspeedway.net
MOYER HEADS NORTH TO
CEDAR LAKE FOR USA NATIONALS
5, 2018 --- As the
calendar turned to the month of August, the #21 team found themselves
near the Minnesota / Wisconsin border at the renowned Cedar Lake
Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin on August 2-4 for the 31st Annual
'USA Nationals,' which was sanctioned once again by the World of
Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. The extended weekend kicked
off on Thursday evening with a $6,000 to win preliminary program.
Billy Moyer placed sixth in his loaded heat race, but later won
his B-Main to gain access into the 40-lap main event. "Mr.
Smooth" only completed 22 circuits; however, and retired from
the contest in the twenty-fourth spot.
At CLS on Friday night, a double set of heat races with passing
points were held to help set the lineups for Saturday's grand finale,
which once again boasted a $50,000 winner's check. Billy finished
seventh in his first heat race of the evening prior to running ninth
in his final prelim. Due to starting deep in one of the consolation
races on Saturday, Billy opted to skip Saturday's portion of the
crown jewel event and did not compete in the 100-lap headliner.
Full results from the 'USA Nationals' weekend can be found online
by visiting www.woolms.com.
BILLY MOYER TRANSFERS
INTO PRAIRIE DIRT CLASSIC
29, 2018 --- The 29th
edition of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic' took center stage over the
July 27-28 weekend at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in downtown
Fairbury, Illinois. On Friday night, Billy Moyer knocked down the
seventeenth fastest lap in Group A during World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series qualifying prior to placing sixth in his $2,500
to win qualifying feature. Following a triumph in his consolation
event on Saturday evening, Billy started the $30,000 to win 'Prairie
Dirt Classic' from the outside of the ninth row. Unfortunately,
the Batesville, Arkansas standout had no high gear from the outset
of the 100-lap main event and retired after only 31 circuits in
the twenty-eighth position. Full results from the action-packed
weekend at FALS can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
MOYER TACKLES SILVER
DOLLAR NATIONALS AT I-80
22, 2018 --- Next up
on the racing calendar for Billy Moyer Racing (BMR) was a trip to
I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska from July 19-21 for the 8th
edition of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals,' which was once again sanctioned
by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Things kicked off on Thursday
night in the Cornhusker State with the rain-postponed 'Malvern Bank
Go 50.' Billy Moyer finished sixth in his stacked heat race and
third in his B-Main, which earned him the twenty-first starting
spot in the $10,000 to win main event. Billy wound up retiring after
only thirty circuits and was officially placed nineteenth in the
final finishing order of the 50-lap affair.
On Friday evening at I-80, Billy ran fourth in both
of his heat races and accumulated the sixteenth most combined passing
points in doing so. After starting the $53,000 to win 'Silver Dollar
Nationals' on Saturday from the outside of the eighth row, "Mr.
Smooth" fought hard for a top ten showing before eventually
nabbing a thirteenth place performance in the 80-lapper. Full results
from the action-packed weekend can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.
#21 TEAM BUSY ON UMP
SUMMER NATIONALS TRAIL...
14, 2018 --- Billy
Moyer and his #21 BMR team wrapped up the grueling UMP DIRTcar Summer
Nationals Series tonight at Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, Ohio. The
20th Annual 'Birthday Race' at Oakshade drew 47 entrants to vie
for the $10,000 payday. Billy knocked down the seventh quickest
time in Group A during qualifying and later grabbed the fourth and
final transfer spot through his heat race. With passing at a premium
throughout the 60-lap "Hell Tour" finale, Billy was able
to move up four positions en route to a ninth place effort. He wound
up sixth in the final point standings despite skipping several events
throughout the course of the month-long tour.
July 13, 2018
--- The penultimate event on the UMP DIRTcar Summer
Nationals circuit took center stage tonight at Oakshade Raceway
in Wauseon, Ohio. The first event of the annual 'Birthday Race Weekend'
paid $5,000 to the winner. Billy Moyer stopped the clock fourth
fastest in Group B during qualifying before finishing second in
his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the
fourth row in the 40-lap feature, Billy drove past a trio of racecars
on his way to a solid fifth place showing behind only race winner
Zack Dohm, Rusty Schlenk, Brian Shirley, and Frank Heckenast, Jr.
July 12, 2018
--- The "Hell Tour" soldiered on tonight
at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan with the inaugural running
of the 'Dan Salay Memorial,' which boasted another $5,000 payday.
Billy Moyer timed in second quickest in his group during qualifying
prior to running second in heat race action. Following a fifth place
effort in the $500 to win fast dash, Billy drove to the front in
the feature to lead laps 9 and 13-35. At the conclusion of the entertaining
40-lapper, Billy found himself in the runner-up position behind
only victor Jason Feger!
11, 2018 --- Billy
Moyer, of Batesville, Arkansas, reached a huge milestone in his
illustrious racing career tonight at Thunderbird Raceway in Muskegon,
Michigan, as he recorded his 100th career UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals
feature victory!!! Billy knocked down the fastest lap overall during
time trials to earn Fast Time honors prior to picking up the heat
race victory. After drawing the pole position and leading the first
circuit in the 40-lap headliner, the popular driver known as "Mr.
Smooth" then regained the point on lap 32 when leader Brian
Shirley went up in smoke. Billy then led the remainder of the feature
distance to bag the $5,000 top prize over Frank Heckenast, Jr.,
Nick Kurtz, Rich Neiser, and Rusty Schlenk! (Jim
DenHamer Photo) | press
July 10, 2018
--- In search of his 100th career UMP DIRTcar Summer
Nationals win, Billy Moyer returned to the "Hell Tour"
tonight at Shadyhill Speedway in Medaryville, Indiana. Billy claimed
the second fastest time in his group during the qualifying session
and later ran second in his heat race. "Mr. Smooth" then
started sixth on the grid in the $5,000 to win main event and maneuvered
past three competitors during the 40-lapper en route to a third
place podium showing behind only winner Frank Heckenast, Jr. and
runner-up Rusty Schlenk!
July 7, 2018
--- The Billy Moyer Racing (BMR) team trekked to
Highland Speedway in Highland, Illinois tonight for another $10,000
to win battle on the grueling UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour.
Billy Moyer logged the second fastest time in his group during qualifying
prior to grabbing the third transfer spot through his stacked heat
race. After rolling off from the inside of the fourth row in the
40-lap headliner, Billy raced hard on the slippery racing surface
and eventually garnered an eighth place effort.
6, 2018 --- Following
a week off the tour to regroup, Billy Moyer returned to the UMP
DIRTcar Summer Nationals in triumphant fashion tonight by recording
his 99th series win at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois!
Billy knocked down the second quickest lap in his group during qualifying
before taking the victory in his loaded heat race. He then started
the 40-lap main event from the inside of the second row and led
laps 6-26 of the headliner before regaining the point for good on
the 34th circuit. "Mr. Smooth" went on to lead the remainder
of the distance to pocket the $10,000 windfall for his fifth victory
of the season over Brian Shirley, Jason Feger, Kent Robinson, and
Tim Manville! (Jim DenHamer Photo) |
June 28, 2018
--- The next race on the "Hell Tour" grind
for the #21 team came tonight at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois.
A strong field of 34 entrants were in the pit area tonight at the
1/4-mile oval to race for the $5,000 winner's check. Billy Moyer,
who sits second in Summer Nationals points, timed in second fastest
in Group A during qualifying prior to picking up the win in heat
race action. After drawing the pole position for the 40-lapper,
Billy ran towards the front early in the distance and was in the
third spot on lap 25 when he unfortunately made a hard impact with
the turn three wall. The Hall of Famer walked away from the grinding
wreck, but he was relegated to a disappointing nineteenth place
performance and has since opted to pull off the UMP DIRTcar Summer
June 26, 2018
--- Tonight's UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals program
scheduled for Charleston Speedway in Charleston, Illinois has been
cancelled due to heavy morning rain and a high chance for more wet
weather. No makeup date for the $5,000 to win event was immediately
June 25, 2018
--- The "Hell Tour" stormed back into
the Land of Lincoln tonight for the rain-postponed stop at Spoon
River Speedway in Banner, Illinois. 23 competitors drove through
the pit gate to vie for the $5,000 first place prize. Billy Moyer
started out his evening by posting the third quickest time in his
group during qualifying and finishing fifth in his loaded heat race.
Billy then started the 40-lap main event from the inside of the
seventh row before ultimately winding up twelfth in the final finishing
order at the high-banked, 3/8-mile facility.
June 24, 2018
--- Next up on the "Hell Tour" schedule
was a visit to Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana tonight
for a $5,000 to win battle. With heat races scrapped due to impending
thunderstorms, Billy Moyer locked himself into the inside of the
fifth row in the 40-lap feature event by virtue of qualifying third
fastest in his group. The popular driver known as "Mr. Smooth"
then vaulted past six competitors on the 1/4-mile oval to bag a
strong third place podium finish behind only victor Shannon Babb
and runner-up Tyler Erb!
23, 2018 --- Billy
Moyer, of Batesville, Arkansas, picked up his fourth checkered flag
of the 2018 racing season and his 98th career UMP DIRTcar Summer
Nationals victory tonight at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in
downtown Fairbury, Illinois! Billy knocked down the fifth quickest
time in Group A during qualifying before placing third in his stacked
heat race. "Mr. Smooth" then rolled off from the inside
of the fifth row in the 50-lap main event and drove towards the
front to eventually wrestle away the lead for good on lap 35. Billy
then led the remainder of the feature distance to pocket the $10,000
payday ahead of Brian Shirley, Shannon Babb, Chris Simpson, and
Timothy Culp! (Todd Battin Photo)
June 22, 2018
--- Mother Nature finally gave a reprieve to the
UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour tonight, but several days of heavy
rain through the Land of Lincoln left Tri-City Speedway with a rough,
hammer-down racing surface. At the Granite City, Illinois oval,
Billy Moyer timed in eleventh quickest in Group A during qualifying
before finishing sixth in his loaded heat race and second in his
B-Main. After starting the rugged $10,000 to win main event from
the outside of the ninth row, Billy was an early retiree in the
40-lapper - that saw only eight cars finish the race - and was relegated
to a fifteenth place showing.
June 21, 2018
--- Thursday's scheduled $5,000 to win "Hell
Tour" shootout at Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois
has shifted to Monday, June 25 because of wet grounds and a rainy
forecast. The next UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals showdown will be
Friday, June 22 at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois where
a $10,000 payday will be up for grabs.
June 20, 2018
--- The 'Wildman Kelly Classic' took center stage
tonight at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois, as another
$5,000 top prize was on the line for the cars and stars racing with
the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour. Billy Moyer knocked down
the quickest lap overall during qualifying to earn Fast Time honors
prior to picking up the victory in his loaded heat race. Unfortunately,
storms blew through the area following the completion of heat race
action and postponed the remainder of the program. A makeup date
to complete the event is expected to be announced later...
June 19, 2018
--- Tonight's UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals stop
at the tiny Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Illinois was washed
out following the completion of time trials. No makeup date for
the $5,000 to win program was immediately announced.
17, 2018 --- The first
week of the grueling "Hell Tour" wrapped up tonight with
a visit to Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana. Billy Moyer,
of Batesville, Arkansas, laid down the second fastest lap in his
group during qualifying prior to running second in heat race action.
"Mr. Smooth" then started sixth on the grid in the 40-lap
headliner and drove past leader Timothy Culp to grab the point on
the 30th circuit. Billy then pulled away to claim the $5,000 top
prize for his 97th career UMP Summer Nationals win over Culp, Tyler
Erb, Rusty Schlenk, and Shannon Babb! (Jim DenHamer
Photo) | press
June 16, 2018
--- Next up on the UMP Summer Nationals grind was
a visit to the pristine Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet,
Illinois where another $10,000 winner's check was up for grabs.
Billy Moyer timed in fourth fastest in his group during qualifying
before grabbing the fourth transfer spot through his heat race.
After starting the 30-lap main event from the inside of the sixth
row, Billy steered past a handful of competitors to a solid sixth
place effort behind only victor Shannon Babb, Brandon Thirlby, Mike
Mataragas, Tony Jackson, Jr., and Tim Manville.
June 15, 2018
--- The third leg of the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals
was held earlier this evening at Sycamore Speedway in Maple Park,
Illinois and a $10,000 payday was on the line. In the richest Super
Late Model event ever at the 55-year old facility, Billy Moyer clicked
off the fourth quickest time in Group A during qualifying, won his
heat race, and later led all but one circuit in the first 49 laps
of the main event. In the final six laps, Billy and eventual winner
Shannon Babb traded the point on five different occasions before
"Mr. Smooth" settled for an impressive runner-up performance
in the action-packed thriller.
June 14, 2018
--- Night two of the "Hell Tour" featured
a complete $5,000 to win program at Kankakee County Speedway in
Kankakee, Illinois. Billy Moyer, who has dominated Kankakee in the
past, posted the third quickest time in his group during the qualifying
session prior to finishing second in heat race action. After starting
fourth on the grid in the 40-lap headliner, Billy took the lead
from Shannon Babb on two different occasions to lead laps 13 and
21, but was ultimately forced to settle for a strong runner-up showing
at the 1/4-mile fairgrounds oval.
June 13, 2018
--- The 2018 edition of the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals
tour kicked off tonight at Peoria Speedway in Peoria, Illinois and
the #21 team was in attendance to do battle for the $5,000 paycheck.
Billy Moyer knocked down the seventh fastest lap in Group A during
time trials before grabbing the third transfer spot through his
heat race. After starting the 40-lapper from the inside of the fifth
row, Billy was able to advance up to sixth on the one-groove racing
surface to trail only winner Billy Drake, Jason Feger, Brian Shirley,
Billy Moyer, Jr., and Brandon Thirlby.
MOYER EARNS TOP TEN
IN DREAM PRELIM AT ELDORA
10, 2018 --- One of
the sport's richest events was held from June 7-9 at the hallowed
Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, as 78 competitors converged at
the 1/2-mile speedplant to do battle in 'Dream XXIV.' Following
a washout on Thursday night, both preliminary shows were held on
Friday. In the $5,000 to win prelim during the afternoon, Billy
Moyer won his heat race in preliminary action prior to slipping
back to tenth in the 25-lap sprint. Later that evening in the $10,000
to win prelim, Billy placed fourth in his heat race and sixteenth
in the 25-lapper. On Saturday in the grand finale, which once again
boasted a $100,000 payday, Billy was unfortunately not able to transfer
into the 100-lap crown jewel race after finishing seventh in his
stacked heat race and suffering a flat tire in his B-Main. Full
results from the soggy weekend at the "Big E" can be accessed
online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
BILLY MOYER NABS TOP
FIVES IN CCSDS ACTION!
3, 2018 --- Billy Moyer
Racing (BMR) invaded Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Arkansas
and I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas on June 1-2 for a pair
of COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) tilts. On Friday night at
Crowley's Ridge, Billy Moyer won his heat race in preliminary action
prior to placing third in the $2,000 to win main event behind only
victor Jack Sullivan and runner-up Kyle Beard. At I-30 on Saturday
evening, a $5,000 top prize was on the line in the annual running
of the 'Rockabilly 45.' Billy started fifth on the grid in the 45-lap
affair and battled for the lead during the middle stages of the
race before settling for a fourth place showing behind only winner
Jack Sullivan, Payton Looney, and son Billy Moyer, Jr. Complete
results from the CCSDS double-dip can be accessed online at www.compdirt.com.