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Billy Moyer gets Farmer City Raceway UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals win!

Billy Moyer - Jim Denhamer photo

Billy Moyer – Jim Denhamer photo

Moyer Outlast Rain for Fifth Win of 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Season at Farmer City Raceway

By Jordan Morris

FARMER CITY, Ill. — July 11, 2014 — One night after Shannon Babb tied Billy Moyer atop the DIRTcar Summer Nationals all-time wins list at 86 career victories, Moyer retook the lead and broke the tie by outlasting the rain and dominating Friday night at Farmer City Raceway.

Brian Shirley started the 40-lap feature event from the pole-position with Mike Spatola starting to his outside. Neither driver managed to lead a lap as third-place starter Billy Moyer rocketed around both front-row starters and claimed the top spot on the first lap.

The six-time champion Moyer had the car to beat all night as he jumped out to a commanding lead early and never looked back. The only thing that dampened Moyer’s night was when a rain shower temporarily halted the race on lap 27.

Before the caution flew for rain, two race contenders were plagued by flat tires. Shirley, who started from the pole, rode around on a flat right-rear, gambling that the ensuing rain shower would end the race, but his bet didn’t pay off as he was caught in the pits when the caution did finally fly. Seventh-place starter Brandon Sheppard was cutting into Moyer’s large lead when he too suffered a flat tire on lap 27 just before the caution came out.

When the racing resumed, Moyer again proved to be too strong, as he easily dominated the remaining 13 laps, defeating fifth-place starting Bobby Pierce by over two seconds, en route to claiming the $10,000 checkered flag, his fifth win of the season and 87th career DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory,

“You just gotta have patience,” said Moyer of the rain-delayed feature event. “I’m usually pretty good at that, just trying to hold yourself back and not make any stupid moves. Really, I couldn’t see. It was kinda, I guess, raining the whole time, spitting, I think, you know, because the vision wasn’t good the whole race really.”

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Shannon Babb, Mike Spatola and Kevin Weaver rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners were Moyer, Shirley, Jason Feger and Spatola.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals continues on Saturday night at 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Farmer City Raceway; Farmer City, Ill.; July 11, 2014;

A-Main (40-laps): 1. 21-Billy Moyer ($10,000), 2. 32-Bobby Pierce, 3. 18-Shannon Babb, 4. 89-Mike Spatola, 5. 12B-Kevin Weaver, 6. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 7. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 8. 7R-Kent Robinson, 9. 81-Brian Shirley, 10. 89F-Daren Friedman, 11. Z-Joe Harlan, 12. 96-Tanner English, 13. 9D-Daniel Flessner, 14. 7T-Steve Thorsten, 15. 4G-Bob Gardner, 16. 10S-Scott Schmitt, 17. 25-Jason Feger, 18. 116-Torin Mettille, 19. 75D-Billy Drake, 20. 42-MCKay Wenger, 21. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 22. 83-Scott Bull.

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. Rick Eckert
June 14 Sat Cedar Lake Speedway Somerset, Wis. RAIN
June 15 Sun Wilmot Raceway Wilmot, Wis. Rick Eckert(2)
June 16 Mon Off
June 17 Tue Farley Speedway Farley, Iowa Shannon Babb
June 18 Wed Spoon River Speedway Canton, Ill. Jason Feger
June 19 Thur Quincy Raceways Quincy, Ill. RAIN
June 20 Fri Tri-City Speedway Pontoon Beach, Ill. Billy Moyer(2)
June 21 Sat Fairbury Speedway Fairbury, Ill. RAIN
June 22 Sun I-96 Speedway Ionia, Mich. Brian Shirley
June 23 Mon Peoria Speedway Peoria, Ill. Brandon Sheppard
June 24 Tue Off
June 25 Wed Clarksville Speedway Clarksville, Tenn. Shannon Babb(2)
June 26 Thur Clayhill Motorsports Atwood, Tenn. Brian Shirley (2)
June 27 Fri Paducah Int. Raceway Paducah, Ky. RAIN
June 28 Sat Federated Auto Parts Raceway Pevely, Mo. Brian Birkhofer
June 29 Sun Lincoln Speedway Lincoln, Ill. Brady Smith
June 30 Mon Off
July 1 Tue Belle Clair Speedway Belleville, Ill. Bobby Pierce
July 2 Wed Jacksonville Speedway Jacksonville, Ill. Jason Feger(2)
July 3 Thur LaSalle Speedway LaSalle, Ill. Brian Birkhofer(2)
July 4 Fri Fayette Co. Speedway Brownstown, Ill. Brandon Sheppard(2)
July 5 Sat Highland Speedway Highland, Ill. Tyler Reddick
July 6 Sun Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, Ind. Billy Moyer(3)
July 7 Mon Off
July 8 Tue Florence Speedway Union, Ky. Jason Jameson
July 9 Wed Terre Haute Action Track Terre Haute, Ind. Billy Moyer(4)
July 10 Thur Macon Speedway Macon, Ill. Shannon Babb(3)
July 11 Fri Farmer City Raceway Farmer City, Ill. Billy Moyer(5)
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. 

 

Super Late Models – A-Main
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 3 21    Billy Moyer    Batesville , Ar
2 5 32    Bobby Pierce    Oakwood , Il
3 19 18    Shannon Babb    Moweaqua , Il
4 2 89    Mike Spatola    Manhattan , Il
5 8 12B    Kevin Weaver    Gibson City, Il
6 7 B5    Brandon Sheppard    New Berlin, Il
7 10 24    Ryan Unzicker    El Paso, Il
8 17 7R    Kent Robinson    Bloomington , In
9 1 81    Brian Shirley    Chatham , Il
10 6 89F    Daren Friedman    Forrest , Il
11 9 Z    Joe Harlan    El Paso, Il
12 20 96    Tanner English    Benton , Ky
13 18 9D    Daniel Flessner    Roberts , Il
14 21 7T    Steve Thorsten    Milford , Il
15 11 4G    Bob Gardner    Germantown Hills, Il
16 13 10S    Scott Schmitt    Tonica , Il
17 4 25    Jason Feger    Bloomington , Il
18 15 116    Torin Mettille    Cullom , Il
19 14 75D    Billy Drake    Lincoln , Il
20 12 42    Mckay Wenger    Fairbury , Il
21 22 81JR    Jason Riggs    Harrisburg , Il
22 16 83    Scott Bull    Fairbury , Il

Super Late Models – B-Main
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 2 7R    Kent Robinson    Bloomington , In
2 8 9D    Daniel Flessner    Roberts , Il
3 1 96    Tanner English    Benton , Ky
4 4 81JR    Jason Riggs    Harrisburg , Il
5 6 7T    Steve Thorsten    Milford , Il
6 5 77K    Steve Kester    Holland , Oh
7 3 25L    Steve Lance Jr    Cuba , Il
8 9 38C    John Gardner Jr    Germantown Hills, Il
9 10 45    Kyle Hammer    Clinton , Il
10 12 1CJ    Gary Christian    Broken Bow, Ok
11 14 22    Chris Dick    Deland , Il
12 17 33H    Billy Hough    Thomasboro , Il
13 11 74    Russ Adams    Princeville , Il
14 16 42*    Bob Mayer    Holland , Oh
15 7 1M    Jim Moon    New Florence, Mo DNF
16 13 1W    Donny Walden    Towanda , Il DNF
17 15 18    Shannon Babb    Moweaqua , Il DNS

Super Late Models – Heat Race 4
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 2 89    Mike Spatola    Manhattan , Il
2 1 12B    Kevin Weaver    Gibson City, Il
3 4 42    Mckay Wenger    Fairbury , Il
4 3 83    Scott Bull    Fairbury , Il
5 5 81JR    Jason Riggs    Harrisburg , Il
6 6 9D    Daniel Flessner    Roberts , Il
7 7 1CJ    Gary Christian    Broken Bow, Ok
8 8 42*    Bob Mayer    Holland , Oh

Super Late Models – Heat Race 3
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 4 25    Jason Feger    Bloomington , Il
2 3 B5    Brandon Sheppard    New Berlin, Il
3 2 4G    Bob Gardner    Germantown Hills, Il
4 5 116    Torin Mettille    Cullom , Il
5 6 25L    Steve Lance Jr    Cuba , Il
6 7 1M    Jim Moon    New Florence, Mo
7 8 74    Russ Adams    Princeville , Il
8 1 18    Shannon Babb    Moweaqua , Il DNF

Super Late Models – Heat Race 2
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 1 81    Brian Shirley    Chatham , Il
2 2 89F    Daren Friedman    Forrest , Il
3 4 24    Ryan Unzicker    El Paso, Il
4 3 75D    Billy Drake    Lincoln , Il
5 5 7R    Kent Robinson    Bloomington , In
6 6 7T    Steve Thorsten    Milford , Il
7 7 45    Kyle Hammer    Clinton , Il
8 8 22    Chris Dick    Deland , Il DNF

Super Late Models – Heat Race 1
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 1 21    Billy Moyer    Batesville , Ar
2 2 32    Bobby Pierce    Oakwood , Il
3 3 Z    Joe Harlan    El Paso, Il
4 4 10S    Scott Schmitt    Tonica , Il
5 5 96    Tanner English    Benton , Ky
6 8 77K    Steve Kester    Holland , Oh
7 7 38C    John Gardner Jr    Germantown Hills, Il
8 6 1W    Donny Walden    Towanda , Il
9 9 33H    Billy Hough    Thomasboro , Il DNF

Super Late Models – Qualifying 2
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 13 18    Shannon Babb    Moweaqua , Il
2 1 12B    Kevin Weaver    Gibson City, Il
3 7 4G    Bob Gardner    Germantown Hills, Il
4 16 89    Mike Spatola    Manhattan , Il
5 3 B5    Brandon Sheppard    New Berlin, Il
6 10 83    Scott Bull    Fairbury , Il
7 11 25    Jason Feger    Bloomington , Il
8 9 42    Mckay Wenger    Fairbury , Il
9 6 116    Torin Mettille    Cullom , Il
10 12 81JR    Jason Riggs    Harrisburg , Il
11 4 25L    Steve Lance Jr    Cuba , Il
12 15 9D    Daniel Flessner    Roberts , Il
13 2 1M    Jim Moon    New Florence, Mo
14 8 1CJ    Gary Christian    Broken Bow, Ok
15 5 74    Russ Adams    Princeville , Il
16 14 42*    Bob Mayer    Holland , Oh

Super Late Models – Qualifying 1
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 3 21    Billy Moyer    Batesville , Ar
2 5 81    Brian Shirley    Chatham , Il
3 4 32    Bobby Pierce    Oakwood , Il
4 9 89F    Daren Friedman    Forrest , Il
5 10 Z    Joe Harlan    El Paso, Il
6 2 75D    Billy Drake    Lincoln , Il
7 6 10S    Scott Schmitt    Tonica , Il
8 8 24    Ryan Unzicker    El Paso, Il
9 16 96    Tanner English    Benton , Ky
10 1 7R    Kent Robinson    Bloomington , In
11 14 1W    Donny Walden    Towanda , Il
12 7 7T    Steve Thorsten    Milford , Il
13 13 38C    John Gardner Jr    Germantown Hills, Il
14 12 45    Kyle Hammer    Clinton , Il
15 15 77K    Steve Kester    Holland , Oh
16 11 22    Chris Dick    Deland , Il
17 17 33H    Billy Hough    Thomasboro , Il

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