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Moyer Sweeps Qualifying Night Fast-Time Honors In World of Outlaws World Finals Debut

 

Billy Moyer

Veteran Driver Tops 74-Car Field On Opening Night Of Blockbuster Event At The Dirt Track At Charlotte

CONCORD, NC – Nov. 7, 2013 – Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., made a spectacular debut at the World of Outlaws World Finals, sweeping fast-time honors in both rounds of Thursday’s Qualifying Night program at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

The legendary driver was perfect in his first-ever World Finals appearance, topping an ultra-competitive field of 74 cars that were signed in for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series portion of the huge tripleheader weekend. The event also attracted 55 winged machines for the companion World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series meet and 49 entries for the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified action.

World Finals Qualifying Night featured two rounds of WoO LMS time trials – the first to line up Friday night’s heat races and the second to align Saturday night’s preliminaries.

Moyer, 56, turned a lap of 15.413 seconds in Group ‘A’ during the first round of time trials and bettered that with a circuit of 15.304 seconds in Group ‘B’ during Round 2. His clockings were the overall fastest of both qualifying legs, giving him the 17th and 18th WoO LMS fast-time honors of his career.

The three-time WoO LMS champion also became the third Late Model driver to sweep both qualifying rounds of the seven-year-old World Finals, joining Steve Shaver of Vienna, W.Va. (2007) and Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga. (2010).

Moyer’s standout performance came in what was surprisingly his first stab at the World Finals. He traveled to Charlotte to compete in the 2009 weekend but headed home without even entering the Qualifying Night program after pulling out of the rescheduled WoO LMS Topless Showdown that preceded that year’s World Finals.

“I came out here last year just as a fan and watched,” said Moyer, who still holds the one-lap track record at The Dirt Track (14.672 seconds on April 18, 2008). “It was a good show to get to watch all of the classes and the track was good. That kinda made me want to go ahead and come back this year.”

With the evening’s large field split for both rounds of qualifying, drivers in Group ‘A’ competed for starting spots in Heats 1-3 on Friday and Saturday and those in Group ‘B’ qualified for positions in Heat 4-6 both nights. Moyer will start from the pole position in Friday night’s first heat and Saturday evening’s fourth preliminary.

“We haven’t been here for a while,” said Moyer, “but to come back and run as well as we have so far, that’s a good thing for sure.”

WoO LMS regulars Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., and Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., also registered group fast times during Qualifying Night. Lanigan was quickest in Group ‘B’ during Round 1 with a lap of 15.484 seconds, while Clanton was best in Group ‘B’ during Round 2 with a circuit of 15.619 seconds.

Clanton’s strong showing during the second round was a complete turnaround from the problems he experienced earlier in the night. During Round 1 he was 35 th-fastest out of 37 qualifiers in Group ‘A’ after hitting a rut and breaking the right-front frame rail on his Kennedy Motorsports car.

WoO LMS points leader Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., who sits on the cusp of clinching his third career WoO LMS championship, was fourth-fastest in his group during Round 1 and second-fastest in his group during Round 2. He will start Friday night’s first heat from the outside pole and Saturday night’s second heat from the pole position.

The World Finals continue on Friday and Saturday (Nov. 8-9), with gates opening at 3 p.m. and hot laps scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. each day. Each card will include a 50-lap A-Main for the WoO LMS, a 30-lap A-Main for the WoO STP Sprint Car Series and a 40-lap headliner for the Super DIRTcar Series big-block Modifieds.

For more information, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com or www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Qualifying Night at the World of Outlaws World Finals:

 

Round 1 Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results For Fri., Nov. 8 Heat Races (Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap):

 

Group ‘A’

1. 21-Billy Moyer/Batesville, AR 15.413

2. 24-Rick Eckert/York, PA 15.582

3. 0-Scott Bloomquist/Mooresburg, TN 15.616

4. 1-Josh Richards/Shinnston, WV 15.635

5. 201-Billy Ogle Jr./Knoxville, TN 15.687

6. 4ds-Chad Hollenbeck/Kingsley, PA/15.694

7. 20-Jimmy Owens/Newport, TN 15.714

8. 88-Ricky Elliott/Seaford, DE 15.811

9. 2-Dennis ‘Rambo’ Franklin/Gaffney, SC 15.825

10. 24-Kenny Moreland/Waldorf, MD 15.861

11. 1CAT-Clint Smith/Senoia, GA 15.874

12. 23-John Blankenship/Williamson, WV 15.94

13. 2-Dan Stone/Thompson, PA 15.944

14. b5-Brandon Sheppard/New Berlin, IL 15.954

15. 15-Steve Francis/Ashland, KY 15.973

16. 21-Chris Ferguson/Mt. Holly, NC 16.043

17. 44-Chris Madden/Gray Court, SC 16.049

18. 49-Jonathan Davenport/Blairsville, GA 16.05

19. 32-Bobby Pierce/Oakwood, IL 16.083

20. 5-Jared Landers/Batesville, AR 16.135

21. 19-Ryan Gustin/Marshalltown, IA 16.174

22. 18W-Eric Wells/Hazard, KY 16.205

23. 39-Tim McCreadie/Watertown, NY 16.223

24. 25b-Mike Benedum/Salem, WV 16.24

25. 25z-Mason Zeigler/Chalk Hill, PA 16.257

26. 157-Mike Marlar/Winfield, TN 16.357

27. 1-Jeff Babcock/Wayne, OH 16.364

28. 57J-Bub McCool/Vicksburg, MS 16.409

29. 1V-Vic Hill/Morristown, TN 16.52

30. 101-Casey Roberts/Toccoa, GA 16.592

31. 17-Tim Allen/Kannapolis, NC 16.599

32. 31-Bryan Force/Indiana, PA 16.645

33. 37-Brian Tavenner/Winchester, VA 16.705

34. 93-Pancho Lawler/Glenville, PA 16.785

35. 25-Shane Clanton/Fayetteville, GA 16.864

36. 618-Kevin Wilson/Stoneville, NC 17.061

37. 33-Don Gordon/Chatham, ONT 17.072

Group ‘B’

1. 29-Darrell Lanigan/Union, KY 15.484

2. 21-Chris Brown/Spring, TX 15.71

3. 91-Billy Decker/Unadilla, NY 15.725

4. 28-Dennis Erb Jr./Carpentersville, IL 15.739

5. 11-Tyler Reddick/DuQuoin, IL 15.776

6. 71-Don O’Neal/Martinsville, IN 15.809

7. 1M-Jeremy Miller/Littlestown, PA 15.819

8. 6-Steve Shaver/Vienna, WV 15.896

9. 19-Tim Fuller/Watertown, NY 15.907

10. 00H-Chuck Harper/Beverly, WV 15.952

11. 14M-Morgan Bagley/Longview, TX 15.953

12. 18c-Chase Junghans/Manhattan, KS 15.972

13. 44-Earl Pearson Jr./Jacksonville, FL 16.036

14. 11-Austin Hubbard/Seaford, DE 16.041

15. 87-Walker Arthur/Forest, VA 16.043

16. 20-Duane Chamberlain/Richmond, IN 16.052

17. J4-John Garvin/Sarver, PA 16.09

18. 71R-Rod Conley/Wheelersburg, OH 16.091

19. 5-Eric Jacobsen/Sea Cliff Beach, CA 16.107

20. 91-J.T. Spence/Winchester, VA 16.142

21. 17M-Dale McDowell/Chickamauga, GA 16.188

22. 22-Gregg Satterlee/Rochester Mills, PA 16.201

23. 1V-Will Vaught/Crane, MO 16.202

24. 0-Dale Hollidge/Mechanicsville, MD 16.289

25. 1*-Chub Frank/Bear Lake, PA 16.356

26. 16-Matt Cochran/Williamsport, PA 16.372

27. 25-Jason Feger/Bloomington, IL 16.408

28. 32-Coleby Frye/Dover, PA 16.431

29. F5-B.J. Robinson/Haughton, LA 16.594

30. 88-Andrew Reaume/Blenheim, ONT 16.99

31. 07-Brian Ledbetter/Dallas, NC 16.996

32. 19H-Kyle Hardy/Stephens City, VA 17.014

33. KB-Kerry King/Delmar, DE 17.346

34. 44s-James O’Hara/Covington, PA 19.039

35. 1K-Devin Moran/Dresden, OH N/T

36. 116-Randy Weaver/Crossville, TN N/T

37. 5-Glenn Elliott/Finksburg, MD N/T

FRIDAY NIGHT
HEAT # 1

01) BILLY MOYER – Josh Richards 02)
03) Jimmy Owens – Kenny Moreland 04)
05) Dan Stone – Chris Ferguson 06)
07) Bobby Pierce – Eric Wells 08)
09) Mason Ziegler – Bub McCool 10)
11) Tim Allen – Pancho Lawler 12)
13) Don Gordon
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HEAT # 2

01) RICK ECKERT – Billy Ogle Jr 02)
03) Ricky Elliott – Clint Smith 04)
05) Brandon Sheppard – Chris Madden 06)
07) Jared Landers – Tim McCreadie 08)
09) Mike Marlar – Vic Hill 10)
11) Bryan Force – Shane Clanton 12)
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HEAT # 3

01) SCOTT BLOOMQUIST – Chad Hollenbeck 02)
03) Dennis Franklin – John Blankenship 04)
05) Steve Francis – Jonathan Davenport 06)
07) Ryan Guston – Mike Benedum 08)
09) Jeff Babc0ck – Casey Roberts 10)
11) Brian Tavenner – Kevin Wilson 12)
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HEAT # 4

01) DARRELL LANIGAN – Dennis Erb Jr 02)
03) Jeremy Miller – Chuck Harper 04)
05) Earl Pearson Jr – Duane Chamberlain 06)
07) Eric Jacobsen – Gregg Satterlee 08)
09) Chub Frank – Coleby Frye 10)
11) Brian Ledbetter – James O’Hara 12)
13) Glenn Elliott
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HEAT # 5

01) CHRIS BROWN – Tyler Redd1ck 02)
03) Steve Shaver – Morgan Bagley 04)
05) Austin Hubbard – John Garvin 06)
07) J.T.Spence – Will Vaught 08)
09) Matt Cochran – B.J.Robinson 10)
11) Kyle Hardy – Devin Moran 12)
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HEAT # 6

01) BILLY DECKER – Don O’Neal 02)
03) Tim Fuller – Chase Junghans 04)
05) Walker Arthur – Rod Conley 06)
07) Dale McDowell – Dale Hollidge 08)
09) Jason Feger – Andrew Reaume 10)
11) Kerry King – Randy Weaver 12)
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Round 2 Ohlins Shocks Time Trial Results For Sat., Nov. 9 Heat Races (Position/Driver/Best Lap):

 

Group ‘A’

1. Shane Clanton 15.619

2. Josh Richards 15.778

3. Tyler Reddick 15.792

4. Darrell Lanigan 15.813

5. Scott Bloomquist 15.817

6. Chad Hollenbeck 15.826

7. Jimmy Owens 15.834

8. Steve Francis 15.898

9. Duane Chamberlain 15.914

10. Billy Decker 15.93

11. Eric Wells 15.981

12. Pancho Lawler 16.01

13. Rod Conley 16.05

14. J.T. Spence 16.068

15. Tim McCreadie 16.073

16. Will Vaught 16.075

17. Mike Benedum 16.104

18. Casey Roberts 16.106

19. Chris Ferguson 16.132

20. Earl Pearson Jr. 16.144

21. Ryan Gustin 16.177

22. Chris Madden 16.187

23. Chuck Harper 16.207

24. Kenny Moreland 16.251

25. Chase Junghans 16.253

26. Jason Feger 16.28

27. Jeff Babcock 16.301

28. Dale Hollidge 16.392

29. Vic Hill 16.421

30. Dale McDowell 16.436

31. Kyle Hardy 16.509

32. Brian Tavenner 16.635

33. Don Gordon 17.087

34. James O’Hara 17.442

35. Kevin Wilson 17.857

36. Eric Jacobsen N/T

37. Tim Allen N/T

Group ‘B’

1. Billy Moyer 15.304

2. John Blankenship 15.469

3. Jeremy Miller 15.595

4. Billy Ogle Jr. 15.672

5. Gregg Satterlee 15.729

6. Steve Shaver 15.751

7. Dan Stone 15.759

8. Mike Marlar 15.862

9. Bub McCool 15.882

10. Morgan Bagley 15.884

11. Clint Smith 15.959

12. Jonathan Davenport 16.027

13. Rick Eckert 16.056

14. Dennis ‘Rambo’ Franklin 16.071

15. Bobby Pierce 16.108

16. Don O’Neal 16.144

17. Coleby Frye 16.156

18. Chris Brown 16.167

19. Dennis Erb Jr. 16.168

20. B.J. Robinson 16.191

21. Austin Hubbard 16.204

22. Tim Fuller 16.226

23. Chub Frank 16.246

24. Devin Moran 16.275

25. Walker Arthur 16.348

26. Andrew Reaume 16.363

27. Mason Zeigler 16.376

28. Brandon Sheppard 16.38

29. Glenn Elliott 16.471

30. Ricky Elliott 16.546

31. Matt Cochran 16.547

32. Bryan Force 16.645

33. Jared Landers 16.728

34. John Garvin 16.77

35. Kerry King 17.233

36. Brian Ledbetter 17.367

37. Randy Weaver N/T

SATURDAY NIGHT

HEAT # 1

01) SHANE CLANTON – Darrell Lanigan 02)
03) Jimmy Owens – Billy Decker 04)
05) Rod Conley – Will Vaught 06)
07) Chris Ferguson – Chris Madden 08)
09) Chase Junghans – Dale Hollidge 10)
11) Kyle Hardy – James O’Hara 12)
13) Tim Allen
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HEAT # 2

01) JOSH RICHARDS – Scott Bloomquist 02)
03) Steve Francis – Eric Wells 04)
05) J.T.Spence – Mike Benedum 06)
07) Earl Pearson Jr – Chuck Harper 08)
09) Jason Feger – Vic Hill 10)
11) Brian Tavenner – Kevin Wilson 12)
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HEAT # 3

01) TYLER REDD1CK – Chad Hollenbeck 02)
03) Duane Chamberlain – Pancho Lawler 04)
05) Tim McCreadie – Casey Roberts 06)
07) Ryan Gustin – Kenny Moreland 08)
09) Jeff Babc0ck – Dale McDowell 10)
11) Don Gordon – Eric Jacobsen 12)
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HEAT # 4

01) BILLY MOYER – Billy Ogle Jr 02)
03) Dan Stone – Morgan Bagley 04)
05) Rick Eckert – Don O’Neal 06)
07) Dennis Erb Jr – Tim Fuller 08)
09) Walker Arthur – Brandon Sheppard 10)
11) Matt Cochran – John Garvin Jr 12)
13) Randy Weaver
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HEAT # 5

01) JOHN BLANKENSHIP – Gregg Satterlee 02)
03) Mike Marlar – Clint Smith 04)
05) Dennis Franklin – Coleby Frye 06)
07) B.J.Robinson – Chub Frank 08)
09) Andrew Reaume – Glenn Elliott 10)
11) Bryan Force – Kerry King 12)
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HEAT # 6

01) JEREMY MILLER – Steve Shaver 02)
03) Bub McCool – Jonathan Davenport 04)
05) Bobby Pierce – Chris Brown 06)
07) Austin Hubbard – Devin Moran 08)
09) Mason Ziegler – Ricky Elliott 10)
11) Jared Landers – Brian Ledbetter 12)

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