Billy Moyer Makes History with Summer Nationals Victory at Cedar Lake
Bobby Pierce battles back from mechanical issues to finish fourth
NEW RICHMOND, Wis. – June 17, 2016 – Billy Moyer powered to victory lane at Cedar Lake Speedway on Friday night as he claimed his 91st career DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory and became the winningest driver in series history.
Moyer, of Batesville, Ark., was the class of the field, leading flag-to-flag from the pole. The 58-year-old hall of famer held off Jason Krohn, who battled past Jason Rauen near the midway point of the feature. Krohn, who finished second, tried to run down Moyer late but was unable to close the distance. He scored his best ever Summer Nationals performance. Chris Simpson battled forward to finish in third.
Bobby Pierce, the reigning Summer Nationals champion, claimed the win in the season opener at Kankakee County Speedway, but night two was not as easy. Mechanical issues sidelined him in his Heat race. After pulling down the backup, Pierce battled through the Last Chance Showdown to make the feature. Through the adversity of the night, he finished fourth.
The Summer Nationals returns to action Saturday for the conclusion of the double-header at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis.
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DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis.
A-Main: 1. Billy Moyer (Batesville, AR) ($5,000), 2. Jason Krohn (Slayton, MN), 3. Chris Simpson (Oxford, IA), 4. Bobby Pierce (Oakwood, IL), 5. Jimmy Mars (Menomonie, WI), 6. Jason Feger (Bloomington, IL), 7. Rodney Sanders (Happy, TX), 8. Nick Anvelink (Bonduel, WI), 9. Mike Marlar (Winfield, TN), 10. Bob Gardner (East Peoria, IL), 11. Jordan Yaggy (Rochester, MN), 12. Mike Mullen (Suamico, WI), 13. Ricky Thornton Jr (Chandler, AZ), 14. Ryan Unzicker (El Paso, IL), 15. Lance Matthees (Winona, MN), 16. Allen Murray (San Antonio, TX), 17. Gordy Gundaker (St Charles, MO), 18. Brent Larson (Lake Elmo, MN), 19. Jason Rauen (Farley, IA), 20. Mike Spatola (Manhattan, IL), 21. Mike Fryer (Freeport, IL), 22. AJ Diemel (Elk Mound, WI), 23. Timothy Culp (Sheridan, AR), 24. Rodney Melvin (Benton, IL)
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|
|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|
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), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to these fine Contingency Partners: Beyea Headers, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, Fox Shocks, JE Pistons, MSD, Impact Race Products, Quartermaster, Superflow Dynos, Summit Racing Equipment and Wrisco Aluminum; Promotional Partners include: Chevy Performance Parts, Indiana Decal, Intercomp and Petroff Towing.