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Billy Moyer Dominates Wild West Shootout with Three Victories; Preps for Speedweeks!

Billy Moyer (Ron Mitchell Photo)
Billy Moyer (Ron Mitchell Photo)

(BATESVILLE, ARKANSAS) The Billy Moyer Racing (BMR) team recently returned home to their Batesville, Arkansas race shop following a 2700 mile round trip visit to the USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona. For the third straight year, Billy Moyer kicked off his racing season in Tucson, as he entered all six races during the annual ‘Wild West Shootout’ from January 14-22. Billy racked up three victories during his stint out west, which now makes him the all-time leader in ‘Wild West Shootout’ wins with a total of ten.

Each of Billy’s triumphs at the USA Raceway were worth $3,000 each. The Batesville, Arkansas Hall of Famer won the miniseries opener on January 14 over Will Vaught, Shannon Babb, Jimmy Mars, and Tim McCreadie. He then reached victory lane on Friday, January 20 by defeating Tim McCreadie, Will Vaught, Brad Looney, and Shannon Babb. Billy’s third and final win of the ‘Wild West Shootout’ came on Saturday, January 21 when he beat Jeff Provinzino, Jon Kirby, Terry Phillips, and Don Shaw to the checkers.

The popular driver known as “Mr. Smooth” had several near-misses as well. He finished a strong runner-up on Wednesday night, January 18 behind only winner Don O’Neal. Billy was then leading the $10,000 to win ‘Bill Cheesbourg Memorial’ on Sunday, January 22 when a mechanical failure caused him to retire from the race with only ten circuits remaining. You can read a detailed, race-by-race recap from Tucson by clicking on www.BillyMoyer.com.

“We had a strong trip out to Tucson this year, but it would have sure been nice to have won that $10,000 finale too,” exclaimed Moyer today in a telephone conversation. “It was good to get those three wins, but that final race is where you can make it worth your while money-wise to go out there. I am really excited about how our car feels right now though. We built that car at the end of last year and tweaked on it some over the off-season. It has that same feel, if not even a little better, than that 2010 car that won all those races. So, that definitely has me excited and ready to go racing this year!”

Billy Moyer Racing will comb through their equipment after competing in Tucson and start preparing for “Speedweeks 2012” in Georgia and Florida. Billy has committed to competing at the Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia, the Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida, and the Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida from February 10-25. In all and weather pending, Billy will enter ten high-profile events in the Southeast, all sanctioned by either the World of Outlaws Late Model Series or the UMP DIRTcar Series.

February 10-11 | Screven (GA) Motor Speedway, WoO | $20,000 to win
February 16 | Bubba (FL) Raceway Park, WoO | $8,000 to win
February 17 | Bubba (FL) Raceway Park, WoO | $10,000 to win
February 18 | Bubba (FL) Raceway Park, WoO | $12,000 to win
February 20 | Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, UMP | $7,000 to win
February 21 | Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, UMP | $7,000 to win
February 22 | Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, UMP | $7,000 to win
February 23 | Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, WoO | $10,000 to win
February 24 | Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, UMP | $10,000 to win
February 25 | Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, WoO | $10,000 to win

BMR would like to thank the following sponsors for their continued support: Henderson Motorsports, Banner Valley Hauling, L&D Trucking, Car City, Clements Racing Engines, Cooley Transport, J&J Steel, Karl Chevrolet, Minx Show Palace, New Vision Graphics, Red Line Oil, Watters Autoland, Victory Circle by Moyer Race Cars, Allstar Performance, Arizona Sports Shirts, Awesome Racewear, Beyea Headers, Bell Helmets, Bert Transmission, BSB Manufacturing, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Champ Pans, Cizmar, Crower, Dart Heads, Delph Communications, Eibach Springs, F.A.S.T., Hawk Brakes, Hoosier Racing Tire, Intercomp, ISC Racers Tape, Mason Racin’, Midwest Sheet Metal, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, Performance Bodies, Peterson Fluid Systems, Performance Rod & Custom, Stealth Carburetion, Sunoco Race Fuels, Sweet Mfg., Turbo Start Batteries, TWM Manufacturing, Weld Racing Wheels, and Wiles Racing Driveshafts.

The latest dirt on Billy Moyer Racing can be found all year long at www.BillyMoyer.com.

Media Contact: Ryan Delph – Delph Communications

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