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Billy Moyer Scores COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Win at I-30
Little Rock, Arkansas (03/24/12) – Billy Moyer topped a field of 32 competitors to score his fifth career, COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) Super Late Model win on Saturday night in a $2,000-to-win event at I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas).
In heat race action, Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer, Billy Moyer, stormed from his fifth starting spot to a second place finish to lock into the JFR Graphics Pole Position for the 35 lap feature. He was joined on the front row by Clarksdale, Mississippi's Ross Camponovo. After the completion of driver introductions track promoter, Tracey Clay, issued a challenge to either of the front row drivers to draw a card that would result in them starting on the third, fourth, or fifth row. If either driver could win the challenge, they would get a $1,000 bonus, and just for taking the challenge, the driver would automatically get an extra $500. While Billy Moyer pondered on the challenge before opting against it, Camponovo announced to an approving crowd that he would give it a shot. He would pull the three card, and elected to start outside of row three, which moved Broken Bow, Oklahoma competitor, Gary Christian, up to the front row alongside Moyer.
As the green flag flew it was Moyer, who bolted to the lead with Christian, Morgan Bagley, Stacey Taylor, and Billy Moyer Jr. in tow. While Moyer would jump out to a straightaway lead early in the event, Moyer Jr. would race into the second spot by lap seven. Lap eight saw the leaders in heavy traffic, and the younger Moyer closed in to within three car lengths of his Father. However, a few laps later the elder Moyer would begin to stretch his lead as Moyer Jr. settled into the second spot.
While the top spot was not in question, incredible racing raged in positions five through eleven as drivers battled three and even four wide through lap traffic. Two drivers on the move were b-main winners, Kyle Beard and Ray Moore, who by the race's midway point had advanced into the top ten to battle with Jack Sullivan, Stacey Taylor, Clay Fisher, Ross Camponovo, and Jon Mitchell.
The race would go on to be caution free, and when the checkered flag fell it was Billy Moyer, who claimed the win over Billy Moyer Jr., Morgan Bagley, Gary Christian, and Jeff Chandler.
In victory lane Moyer had a moment of second thoughts about not taking the challenge. He laughed, "We had a lot of experimental stuff on this car here tonight, and if I had known it was going to be this good, I just might have taken the challenge. Either way it's been almost a decade since I've raced here, so it feels really good to pick up a win in front of the home state fans.
GRT Heat Race #1 was won by Gary Christian with Ross Camponovo winning NEA Super Gas/Killer Coatings Heat Race #2. RiceTec Heat Race #3 saw Billy Moyer Jr. victorious, while Morgan Bagley won Racing Head Service Heat Race #4.
The Boston's Sports Bar & Restaurants b-mains were won by Kyle Beard and Ray Moore.
The Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger was Jack Sullivan, who advanced eight spots to a 6th place finish in the main event, and Clay Fisher received the Quarter Master Hard Luck award after seeing a top ten run in the feature go away with belt issues on his entry late in the race.
The tour will now take a two week break before returning to action on April 13th-14th, with a doubleheader in the Razorback state. On Friday, April 13th a $2,000-to-win/$300-to-start event will be held at Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove, Arkansas) before moving onto Diamond Park Speedway (Nashville, Arkansas) on Saturday, April 14th for the tour's debut at the facility. For more information on the events, please visit www.BatesvilleMotorSpeedway.net and www.DiamondParkSpeedway.com .