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Moyer Holds On For World of Outlaws Late Model Series Victory Friday Night At Volusia Speedway Park

022213_LM_VICTORY_650x329Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Adds To Alltime Record Win Total In UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit

BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 22, 2013 – Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., added to his alltime record win total in the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment, holding on for a hard-fought victory in Friday night’s 50-lap World of Outlaws Late Model Series A-Main at Volusia Speedway.

Righting a frustrating week of action at the half-mile oval, Moyer passed WoO LMS rookie Eric Wells of Hazard, Ky., for the lead on lap 11 and never looked back. He repelled repeated late-race challenges from defending tour champion Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., to secure the $10,200 triumph.

“We’ve had a rough (week) down here,” said Moyer, whose forgettable outings leading up to Friday’s checkered flag included the WoO LMS A-Main the previous evening when he was forced out of action on lap one by a broken tie-rod. “It feels good to finally get this one under our belt.”

Moyer, 55, made the right moves in lapped traffic to put some critical space on Lanigan and crossed the finish line 1.368 seconds ahead of York, Pa.’s Rick Eckert, who slipped by Lanigan on lap 48 to earn the runner-up spot for the second consecutive night. Lanigan settled for a third-place finish after starting from the pole position, Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill., started and finished fourth and Shane Clanton of Fayetteville, Ga., placed fifth for his fifth top-five run in seven WoO LMS events this season.

The 24-year-old Wells, meanwhile, faded to a sixth-place finish after racing off the outside pole to lead laps 1-10 – one night after pacing the first 36 laps in the week’s WoO LMS opener before settling for a tour career-best fourth-place finish – and World of Outlaws points leader Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., rallied to finish seventh after stopping on the track while running fourth on lap 23 because he had run out of tear-offs and needed to pit to retrieve a new helmet.

Moyer’s 19th career victory during the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals by Summit – more than double the total of Mooresburg, Tenn.’s Scott Bloomquist, who sits second on the event’s win list with nine triumphs – came after he turned back a spirited bid from Lanigan.

Lanigan, 42, swapped second place with Erb once after a lap-26 restart but secured the position on lap 29. After the race’s third and final caution flag flew on lap 29 for Bloomquist’s stopped car, Lanigan gradually ratcheted up the pressure on Moyer, catching the leader on lap 38 and using the outside lane to pull alongside Moyer several times during the ensuing circuits.

Lanigan came within inches of nosing out Moyer for the lead at the start/finish line on laps 40, 42 and 44, but Moyer hung tough in his preferred inside lane. Finally, after Moyer put the lapped car driven by Donnie Moran of Dresden, Ohio, between his Victory Circle machine and Lanigan’s Rocket on lap 46, he had the cushion to carry him to Victory Lane.

“I seen him out there a time or two and I heard him out there a lot,” said Moyer, who recorded his fourth career WoO LMS win at Volusia, his 17 th on the tour since 2004 and his 39th overall on the series (including the tour’s original 1988-89 seasons). “I just was trying to run my little line there on the bottom. I moved up in the middle on the one end (turns three and four) a couple times and it didn’t feel too bad, but I kind of had the car set up a certain way where I just seemed like I was better right around the bottom.”

The victory marked the record 10th different year in which Moyer has won a dirt Late Model feature during the 42-year history of the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals by Summit at Volusia, a track that ranks high on his list of favorites.

“I said the first day we got here (Feb. 18) after hot laps, ‘Man, we’re at a racetrack finally,’” said Moyer, whose first-ever UNOH DIRTcar Nationals by Summit win came in a STARS-sanctioned event in 1985. “We’ve been at these other ones down here in Florida (this month) and none of them come close to as racy as this place is. I’ve always liked this place. It’s a multi-groove deal.”

Eckert, 47, made a late charge to snatch second place from Lanigan. The race’s sixth starter once again came on a bit too late to grab a victory for his ailing mother back in Pennsylvania.

“We made some changes to our (Team Zero by Bloomquist) car and we were a little better, but we didn’t show it until right there at the end,” said Eckert, who started sixth. “I got to moving around on the racetrack – I was lost down there in (turns) three and four for most of the race – and finally got me a line. I wish there would’ve been 10 more laps because it was starting to get interesting.

“The last couple nights we got better as the night went on. If we make a couple more changes tomorrow night (for Saturday’s WoO LMS finale of the DCN), then maybe I can get going on lap 35 and be able to get to the lead before the end of the race.”

Lanigan, who entered Friday’s program after putting in many man-hours overnight and during the afternoon to repair his car that was damaged significantly in a Tuesday-night crash at Volusia, couldn’t quite summon the speed to overtake Moyer.

“I just got to running that middle there and burned my tires up a little bit,” said Lanigan. “We had a good run there though. It was fun to run side-by-side (with Moyer).”

Finishing in positions 8-10 were Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., who started 25th after using a provisional to gain entry to the A-Main field; Steve Francis of Ashland, Ky.; and Brady Smith of Solon Springs, Wis.

Fifty-one cars were signed in for the evening’s action.

For the second consecutive night Ohlins Shocks Time Trials were split into ‘A’ and ‘B’ groups, with the first half competing for starting positions in heats one and two and the second half racing against the clock to align heats three and four. Wells earned his first-ever WoO LMS fast-time honor, registering the fastest overall lap of the evening at 16.164 seconds.

Heat winners were Wells, Bloomquist, Moyer and Richards. The B-Mains were captured by Casey Roberts of Toccoa, Ga., and Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla.

A 50-lap WoO LMS A-Main paying $10,000 will headline the final night of the 42nd UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment on Saturday (Feb. 23). The Super DIRTcar Series for Big-Block Modifieds will also contest a 50-lap feature as part of the event’s grand finale. Race time is 7:30 p.m.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com.

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .

Results of World of Outlaws Late Model Series ‘42nd UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment’ Night 2 at Volusia Speedway Park (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):

 

1. (3) Billy Moyer/50 $10,200

2. (6) Rick Eckert/50 $5,550

3. (1) Darrell Lanigan/50 $3,650

4. (4) Dennis Erb Jr./50 $2,500

5. (8) Shane Clanton/50 $2,550

6. (2) Eric Wells/50 $2,250

7. (5) Josh Richards/50 $1,600

8. (25) Tim McCreadie/50 $1,950

9. (10) Steve Francis/50 $1,300

10. (13) Brady Smith/50 $1,100

11. (11) Scott James/50 $1,150

12. (19) Bub McCool/50 $1,550

13. (18) Earl Pearson Jr./50 $950

14. (21) Morgan Bagley/50 $950

15. (15) Billy Ogle Jr./50 $850

16. (26) Tim Fuller/50 $1,350

17. (28) Clint Smith/50 $620

18. (7) Scott Bloomquist/50 $850

19. (23) Donnie Moran/49 $730

20. (14) Ricky Weiss/49 $800

21. (27) Chub Frank/49 $550

22. (24) Tyler Reddick/42 $700

23. (20) Vic Coffey/29 $700

24. (16) Dale McDowell/25 $725

25. (9) Eric Jacobsen/25 $700

26. (17) Casey Roberts/22 $700

27. (12) Shannon Babb/22 $700

28. (22) Eddie Carrier Jr./15 $700

29. (29) Pat Doar/3 $550

* Earnings include Winners Circle program and cash contingency award bonuses

 

Time of Race: 27 Mins., 54.037 Secs.

Margin of Victory: 1.368 Secs.

Yellow Flags: 3 (laps 23, 26, 29)

Lap Leaders: Wells (1-10); Moyer (11-50)

Provisional Starters: McCreadie, Fuller (WoO); Frank, C. Smith, Doar (WoO emergency)

WoO LMS ‘Bonus Bucks’ Winner: Wells ($500)

Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results (Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap):

 

Group A

1. 18W-Eric Wells/Hazard, KY 16.164

2. 0-Scott Bloomquist/Mooresburg, TN 16.278

3. 28-Dennis Erb Jr./Carpentersville, IL 16.333

4. 1W-Dillon Wood/New Smyrna Beach, FL 16.345

5. 2-Brady Smith/Solon Springs, WI 16.381

6. 25-Shane Clanton/Fayetteville, GA 16.419

7. 101-Casey Roberts/Toccoa, GA 16.436

8. 57J-Bub McCool/Vicksburg, MS 16.444

9. 5J-Eric Jacobsen/Sea Cliff Beach, CA 16.466

10. 15-Steve Francis/Ashland, KY 16.467

11. 16-Justin Rattliff/Campbellsville, KY 16.542

12. 99-Donnie Moran/Dresden, OH 16.578

13. 21d-Dan Stone/Thompson, PA 16.643

14. 7W-Ricky Weiss/Winnipeg, MAN 16.696

15. 25b-Mike Benedum/Salem, WV 16.717

16. 22-Gregg Satterlee/Rochester Mills, PA 16.727

17. 5L-Jared Landers/Batesville, AR 16.734

18. 19-Tim Fuller/Watertown, NY 16.744

19. 14M-Morgan Bagley/Longview, TX 16.772

20. 71d-Ron Davies/Warren, PA 16.780

21. 1*-Chub Frank/Bear Lake, PA 16.845

22. 1d-Don O’Neal/Martinsville, IN 16.921

23. 4ds-Chad Hollenbeck/Kingsley, PA 17.085

24. 21F-Todd Frank/Ashland, WI 17.204

25. 7R-Kent Robinson/Bloomington, IN 17.230

26. 77-Jason McBride/Carbondale, IL 17.585

Group B

1. 21-Billy Moyer/Batesville, AR 16.223

2. 1R-Josh Richards/Shinnston, WV 16.246

3. 29-Darrell Lanigan/Union, KY 16.248

4. 18B-Shannon Babb/Moweaqua, IL 16.258

5. 1G-Scott James/Bright, IN 16.263

6. 24-Rick Eckert/York, PA 16.338

7. 201-Billy Ogle Jr./Knoxville, TN 16.352

8. 28c-Eddie Carrier Jr./Salt Rock, WV 16.354

9. 38-Kenny Pettyjohn/Millsboro, DE 16.355

10. 32c-Vic Coffey/Caledonia, NY 16.365

11. 44P-Earl Pearson Jr./Jacksonville, FL 16.388

12. 17M-Dale McDowell/Chickamauga, GA 16.394

13. 28M-Jimmy Mars/Menomonie, WI 16.444

14. 44-Clint Smith/Senoia, GA 16.456

15. 11-Pat Doar/New Richmond, WI 16.488

16. 20R-Stormy Scott/Las Cruces, NM 16.492

17. 7L-Jerry Lierly/Quincy, IL 16.535

18. 32-Bobby Pierce/Oakwood, IL 16.555

19. 39-Tim McCreadie/Watertown, NY 16.615

20. b5-Brandon Sheppard/New Berlin, IL 16.615

21. 25z-Mason Zeigler/Chalk Hill, PA 16.637

22. 11R-Tyler Reddick/DuQuoin, IL 16.662

23. 72-Michael Norris/Sarver, PA 16.789

24. 21Jr.-Billy Moyer Jr./Batesville, AR 16.911

25. 57-Chuck Julien/Apopka, FL 18.200

Heat No. 1 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): Wells, Erb, Jacobsen, B. Smith, Roberts, Bagley, Benedum, Rattliff, Landers, Stone, Hollenbeck, C. Frank (DNS) Robinson

 

Heat No. 2 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): Bloomquist, Clanton, Francis, Weiss, Satterlee, McCool, Moran, Fuller, O’Neal, Davies, McBride, T. Frank, Wood

 

Heat No. 3 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): Moyer, Lanigan, James, Ogle, Pearson, Pettyjohn, McCreadie, Mars, Doar, Zeigler, Lierly, Norris, Julien

 

Heat No. 4 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): Richards, Eckert, Babb, McDowell, Carrier, Coffey, Reddick, Pierce, Scott, Sheppard, C. Smith (DNS) Moyer Jr.

 

B-Main No. 1 (12 laps – Top 4 Transfer): Roberts, McCool, Bagley, Moran, Benedum, Landers, Stone, Rattliff, Davies, Hollenbeck, Wood, C. Frank, McBride, T. Frank, Satterlee, Fuller (DNS) O’Neal, Robinson

 

B-Main No. 2 (12 laps – Top 4 Transfer): Pearson, Coffey, Carrier, Reddick, Pierce, Zeigler, Scott, Mars, Sheppard, McCreadie, C. Smith, Lierly, Doar, Norris, Julien, Pettyjohn

 

World of Outlaws Late Model Series Contingency Award Winners (awards presented to noted finisher/qualifier or next highest displaying decal:

 

Ohlins Shocks ($50 cash to fast qualifier): Billy Moyer

Eibach Springs (one free spring to each B-Main winner): Bub McCool/Pat Doar

VP Race Fuels ‘Nice Jugs’ Award: (One VP 5-gallon container to fastest qualifier who misses A-Main): JerryLierly

Wrisco Aluminum (3 sheets of aluminum to A-Main winner only): Billy Moyer

Armor All (One case of product to highest-finishing non-WoO team in A-Main): Billy Moyer

Comp Cams ($50 certificate to A-Main winner): Dennis Erb Jr.

QuarterMaster ($100 certificate to A-Main winner, $50 certificate to 5th-place finish): Billy Moyer/Billy Ogle Jr.

MSD Ignition ($50 cash to A-Main winner): Billy Moyer

STP ($50 cash to 2nd-place finisher in A-Main): Rick Eckert

XS Power ($50 cash to 3rd-place finisher in A-Main): Darrell Lanigan

Roush Yates ($50 cash to 4th-place finisher in A-Main): Josh Richards

JE Pistons ($50 cash to 5th-place finisher in A-Main): Shane Clanton

Dominator ($50 cash to 6th-place finisher in A-Main): Eric Wells

American Race Wheels ($50 cash to 7th-place finisher in A-Main): Josh Richards

VP Race Fuels ($50 cash to 8th-place finisher in A-Main): Tim McCreadie

Edelbrock Manifolds ($50 cash to 9th-finisher in A-Main): Scott James

Comp Cams ($50 cash to 10th-place finisher in A-Main): Scott James

XS Power ($60 product certificate to 11th-place finisher in A-Main): Scott James

Cometic Gasket ($50 cash to 12th-place finisher in A-Main): Bub McCool

JRI Shocks ($50 cash to 13th-place finisher in A-Main): Ricky Weiss

Super Flow Dynos ($50 cash to 14th-place finisher in A-Main): Morgan Bagley

JE Pistons (one complete set of JE Pro Seal rings to 16th-place finisher in A-Main, redeemable w/next purchase of set): Tim Fuller

Klotz Lubricants ($50 cash to 17th-place finisher in A-Main): Ricky Weiss

Roush Yates ($50 gift card to 18th-place finisher in A-Main): Scott Bloomquist

QuarterMaster ($50 certificate to 19th-place finisher in A-Main): Donnie Moran

Arizona Sport Shirts ($100 certificate to 20th-place finisher in A-Main): Dale McDowell

JE Pistons (one complete set of JE Pro Seal rings to 21st-place finisher in A-Main, redeemable w/next purchase of set): Dale McDowell

Roush Yates ($50 gift card to 22nd-place finisher in A-Main): Eric Jacobsen

MSD Ignition ($25 cash to 24th-place finisher in A-Main): Dale McDowell

XS Power ‘Power Move of the Race’ ($60 product certificate): Billy Moyer

Roush Yates ($25 gift card to driver who leads most laps in the A-Main): Billy Moyer

 

2013 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Point Standings as of – A-Mains completed (rank/driver/points/deficit to leader):

 

1. Josh Richards 1008

2. Shane Clanton 994 (-14)

3. Rick Eckert 954 (-54)

4. Darrell Lanigan 952 (-56)

5. Tim McCreadie 906 (-102)

6. Eric Wells 896 (-112)

7. Scott James 886 (-122)

8. Tim Fuller 872 (-136)

9. Morgan Bagley 868 (-140)

10. Chub Frank 862 (-146)

11. Bub McCool 854 (-154)

12. Clint Smith 834 (-174)

13. Pat Doar 802 (-206)

14. Dillon Wood 744 (-264)

15. Brandon Sheppard 714 (-294)

16. Casey Roberts 710 (-298)

17. Gregg Satterlee 692 (-316)

18. Kent Robinson 682 (-326)

19. Brady Smith 656 (-352)

20. Ron Davies 614 (-394)

 

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Gravely Tractors (Official Lawn Equipment), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Dominator Race Products, Edelbrock, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos, Wrisco Aluminum and XS Power Racing Batteries; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, GRT Chassis, Jake’s Carts, Longacre, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis, TNT Rescue, and Warrior Chassis.

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