WILLIAM KENT MOYER
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
Current Residence: Batesville, Arkansas
Family: Joyce (wife); Cody, Jody & Billy Jr. (sons);
Logan Riley & Landon Ryan (grandsons)
Nickname: "Mr. Smooth"
Weight: 182 lbs
Logan and Landon - Billy's Grandsons
GET TO KNOW BILLY MOYER...
How did you get started in racing?
I got started racing motorcycles for fun with my uncles Karl Moyer and
What is your fondest childhood memory?
Probably when I got my first mini-bike
Early racing memory?
The second time I ever raced, I knocked the flagman off of the flagstand
Proudest moments on and off the track?
Winning the first World 100 and when “Little Billy” was
What was your favorite subject in school? Least favorite?
Favorite – science, Least Favorite - history
What would you be doing if you weren’t racing?
Working in the family business of selling cars
How many speeding tickets do you have? Illegal left turns?
Who knows! Not one to keep track but more than 1
Did you ever expect your career to take off like this?
No – what started out as fun ended up making me a good living
Did you have the opportunity to race pavement?
Was it something you wanted to pursue? Why/Why not?
No. I love dirt racing and have a lot more freedom this way –
asphalt was never something I wanted to do.
What is something that you feel fans do not know about you
or the racing lifestyle?
How much work is involved in keeping my racing program going the way
that I like to keep it. It’s a lot of hours.
Few people know that you have some injuries from your motorcycle
days and asthma. How do you handle these challenges with the demands
I try to stay in pretty good physical condition. After my back and knee
surgeries, the doctors explained how important exercise was to recovery.
With my breathing problems, I just have to keep medication close by
– there have been cases before when I was on the track and even
needed it. Sometimes when I pull in after a race and bolt out of the
car into the trailer, that’s what I’m going after.
What hobbies do you pursue when you have free time?
Riding my Harley, dirt biking or playing with the dune buggy
10 minutes before a race, what are you doing?
Reviewing our shock and spring setup and tire selections
Do you socialize with others in the racing community away from
the track? Who?
A lot of our family is in racing – (brothers-in-law) Larry Shaw,
Mooney Starr and Wendall Wallace and Rayburn
When you need some advice or a second opinion, who are three
people on your speed dial list and why?
CJ Rayburn – feedback with the car
Bill Schlieper – motor questions
Jimmy “Pup” Thomas – tires
What are some words you hear used to describe you? Do you feel
these are accurate?
Quiet – yeah, it’s accurate
Smooth – I like to think so!