The Veteran Vs. The Young Gun: Moyer Beats Pierce at Cedar Lake
Moyer sweeps the Summer Nationals weekend at Cedar Lake Speedway
NEW RICHMOND, Wis. – June 18, 2016 – It was a battle between the veteran Billy Moyer and young gun Bobby Pierce Saturday night at Cedar Lake Speedway, as Moyer swept the weekend’s Summer Nationals events at the track in New Richmond, Wis.
Moyer took the quick time earlier in the night and started on the feature pole with Pierce, who claimed the season’s first win at Kankakee County Speedway, on his outside. Pierce jumped out to an early lead and paced the field.
Jason Feger was charging though and caught the 19-year-old Pierce on lap 23. He edged Pierce on the next lap, but Pierce held on. It was Moyer’s turn next though and this time, Pierce was not able to hold on to the lead. The caution flew the next lap and Pierce tried to make a move on Moyer on the restart, but Moyer held tough through the remaining laps and claimed his 92nd career Summer Nationals victory and a $10,000 payday.
“We’ve been coming here for a long time and had a good handle on the place for a while but it kind of got away from us,” Moyer said. “We’ve been here and run but we just didn’t get the ‘w,’ so this this weekend, to win two of them in a row, is pretty neat.”
Pierce, the reigning Summer Nationals champion finished second with Feger in third and Mike Marlar in fourth. Brent Larson was the night’s hard charger.
The Summer Nationals returns to action Sunday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis.
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DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis.
A-Main: 1. Billy Moyer (Batesville, AR) ($10,000), 2. Bobby Pierce (Oakwood, IL), 3. Jason Feger (Bloomington, IL), 4. Mike Marlar (Winfield, TN), 5. Jason Krohn (Slayton, MN), 6. Jimmy Mars (Menomonie, WI), 7. Ricky Thornton Jr (Chandler, AZ), 8. Nick Anvelink (Bonduel, WI), 9. Chris Simpson (Oxford, IA), 10. Allen Murray (San Antonio, TX), 11. Jordan Yaggy (Rochester, MN), 12. Ryan Unzicker (El Paso, IL), 13. Bob Gardner (East Peoria, IL), 14. Gordy Gundaker (St Charles, MO), 15. Brent Larson (Lake Elmo, MN), 16. Mike Spatola (Manhattan, IL), 17. Rodney Sanders (Happy, TX), 18. David Fieber (Neenah, WI), 19. Jason Rauen (Farley, IA), 20. Rodney Melvin (Benton, IL), 21. Lance Matthees (Winona, MN), 22. Mike Mullen (Suamico, WI), 23. AJ Diemel (Elk Mound, WI), 24. Timothy Culp (Sheridan, AR). Hard Charger: Brent Larson.
2016 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Schedule
|June 15||Wednesday||Brownstown Speedway||Rain/Cancelled|
|June 16||Thursday||Kankakee Co. Speedway||Bobby Pierce|
|June 17||Friday||Cedar Lake Speedway||Billy Moyer|
|June 18||Saturday||Cedar Lake Speedway||Billy Moyer (2)|
|June 19||Sunday||Wilmot Speedway|
|June 21||Tuesday||Jacksonville Speedway|
|June 22||Wednesday||Farley Speedway|
|June 23||Thursday||Spoon River Speedway|
|June 24||Friday||Tri-City Speedway|
|June 25||Saturday||Fairbury Speedway|
|June 26||Sunday||Tri-State Speedway|
|June 28||Tuesday||Clarksville Speedway|
|June 29||Wednesday||Belle Clair Speedway|
|June 30||Thursday||Springfield Raceway|
|July 1||Friday||Fayette Co. Speedway|
|July 2||Saturday||Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55|
|July 3||Sunday||Lincoln Speedway|
|July 4||Monday||LaSalle Speedway|
|July 5||Tuesday||Daugherty Speedway|
|July 6||Wednesday||Peoria Speedway|
|July 7||Thursday||Macon Speedway|
|July 8||Friday||Farmer City Speedway|
|July 9||Saturday||Highland Speedway|
|July 10||Sunday||Quincy Raceways|
|July 12||Tuesday||Plymouth Speedway|
|July 13||Wednesday||Shadyhill Speedway|
|July 14||Thursday||Merritt Speedway|
|July 15||Friday||Oakshade Raceway|
|July 16||Saturday||Oakshade Raceway|
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