Moyer Kicks Off Tour with Kankakee Win

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Moyer Powers to Victory at Kankakee County Speedway, Ties Babb for All-Time DIRTcar Summer Nationals Lead

By Jordan Morris

KANKAKEE, Ill. – June 12, 2014 – Billy Moyer claimed the checkered flag for his record eighth career DIRTcar Summer Nationals win at Kankakee County Speedway on Thursday night. Moyer’s win ties him with Shannon Babb at the top of the tour’s all-time win list at 83 victories.

 

 

With an all Moyer front row, the eldest Moyer starting from the pole and Billy Moyer Jr. starting second, the huge crowd knew it would be in for a show. Moyer Jr. powered his way around his dad to start the race, pulling out to an early lead. Unfortunately for the younger Moyer his lead would be short-lived. A power steering failure caused his car to fall back before finally retiring on lap 10, handing the lead to the elder Moyer. Billy Moyer went on to dominate the remaining 30 laps, holding off former DIRTcar national champion Ryan Unzicker for the eighth win of his career at Kankakee County Speedway.

 

Brian Shirley, Rick Eckert and Mike Spatola rounded out the top five.

 

Heat race winners included Mike Spatola, Billy Moyer, Billy Moyer Jr.

 

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals continues on Friday at Cedar Lake Speedway in Somerset, Wis.

 

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Kankakee County Speedway; Kankakee, Ill.; June 12, 2014

A-Main (40-laps): 1. 21M-Billy Moyer ($5,000), 2. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 3. 81-Brian Shirley, 4. 1-Rick Eckert, 5. 89-Mike Spatola, 6. 32P-Bobby Pierce, 7. 22-Gregg Satterllee, 8. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 9. 12B-Kevin Weaver, 10. 18-Shannon Babb, 11. 77X-Jay Morris, 12. 10S-Scott Schmitt, 13. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 14. 10H-Don Hilleary, 15. 42A-Shawn Tozak, 16. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr, 17. 83-Scott Bull, 18. 77M-Jason McBride, 19. 25-Jason Feger, 20. 96X-Tanner Englis, 21. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr, 22. 116-Torin Mettille. Lap Leaders: Moyer Jr. 1-8, Moyer 9-40.

 

2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Schedule

Date

Day

Track

Location

Win

June 11

Wed

Brownstown Speedway

Brownstown, Ind.

RAIN

June 12

Thur

Kankakee Co. Speedway

Kankakee, Ill.

Billy Moyer

June 13

Fri

Cedar Lake Speedway

Somerset, Wis.

$5,000

June 14

Sat

Cedar Lake Speedway

Somerset, Wis.

$10,000

June 15

Sun

Wilmot Raceway

Wilmot, Wis.

$5,000

June 16

Mon

Off

   

June 17

Tue

Farley Speedway

Farley, Iowa

$10,000

June 18

Wed

Spoon River Speedway

Canton, Ill.

$5,000

June 19

Thur

Quincy Raceways

Quincy, Ill.

$5,000

June 20

Fri

Tri-City Speedway

Pontoon Beach, Ill.

$10,000

June 21

Sat

Fairbury Speedway

Fairbury, Ill.

$10,000

June 22

Sun

I-96 Speedway

Ionia, Mich.

$5,000

June 23

Mon

Peoria Speedway

Peoria, Ill.

$5,000

June 24

Tue

Off

   

June 25

Wed

Clarksville Speedway

Clarksville, Tenn.

$5,000

June 26

Thur

Clayhill Motorsports

Atwood, Tenn.

$5,000

June 27

Fri

Paducah Int. Raceway

Paducah, Ky.

$10,000

June 28

Sat

Federated Auto Parts Raceway

Pevely, Mo.

$10,000

June 29

Sun

Lincoln Speedway

Lincoln, Ill.

$5,000

June 30

Mon

Off

   

July 1

Tue

Belle Clair Speedway

Belleville, Ill.

$5,000

July 2

Wed

Jacksonville Speedway

Jacksonville, Ill.

$5,000

July 3

Thur

LaSalle Speedway

LaSalle, Ill.

$5,000

July 4

Fri

Fayette Co. Speedway

Brownstown, Ill.

$7,500

July 5

Sat

Highland Speedway

Highland, Ill.

$10,000

July 6

Sun

Tri-State Speedway

Haubstadt, Ind.

$5,000

July 7

Mon

Off

   

July 8

Tue

Florence Speedway

Union, Ky.

$5,000

July 9

Wed

Terre Haute Action Track

Terre Haute, Ind.

$5,000

July 10

Thur

Macon Speedway

Macon, Ill.

$5,000

July 11

Fri

Farmer City Raceway

Farmer City, Ill.

$10,000

July 12

Sat

34 Raceway

Burlington, Iowa

$10,000

July 13

Sun

Vermilion Co. Speedway

Danville, Ill.

$5,000

July 14

Mon

Off

   

July 15

Tue

TBA

   

July 16

Wed

Atomic Speedway

Chillicothe, Ohio

$5,000

July 17

Thur

Brushcreek Motorsports Complex

Peebles, Ohio

$5,000

July 18

Fri

Attica Raceway Park

Attica, Ohio

$5,000

July 19

Sat

Oakshade Raceway

Wauseon, Ohio

$10,000

 

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” is brought to fans across the country by many important partners including: Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Racing Electronics (Official Communication), Velocita (Official Uniform), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to these fine Contingency Partners: Beyea Headers, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Dominator Race Products, Edelbrock, Fox Shocks, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Mobil 1, MSD, Quartermaster, Superflow Dynos, Summit Racing Equipment and Wrisco Aluminum; Promotional Partners include: Chevy Performance Parts, Indiana Decal, Intercomp and Petroff Towing.