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April 26th, 2012
Billy Moyer Jr. Set For Alabama & Mississippi Weekend
Batesville, Arkansas (4/26/12) – After a one-week break Billy Moyer Jr. will return to action this weekend in his #21jr Henderson Motorsports/Car City/Imperial Motors/Victory Circle M1 Chassis By Moyer/Pro Power Racing Engine Super Late Model with a pair of events in Alabama and Mississippi.
Billy was originally slated to travel to Kansas and Oklahoma this weekend for a trio of MARS events that included the $12,000-to-win, 2nd Annual Sunflower Showdown at the Great American Dirt Track (Jetmore, Kansas). However, an unfavorable forecast forced the postponement of the events. As a result, the team has changed their plans, and will now begin their weekend on Friday night at North Alabama Speedway (Tuscumbia, Alabama) with a $10,000-to-win, World of Outlaws (WoO) Super Late Model event. On Saturday evening the action will shift to Don Cliburn's Jackson Motor Speedway (Byram, Mississippi) for a $2,500-to-win program. For more information on the events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com, www.NorthAlabamaSpeedway.com, and www.JacksonMotorSpeedway.net .
Billy was last in action, April 13th-14th, entered a pair of events over the weekend in Arkansas and Mississippi. On Friday night he took part in a COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) event at Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove, Arkansas) as twenty-nine competitors registered for action. A second place finish in his heat race locked him into the $2,000-to-win, 30 lap feature. In the feature he would race his way forward to a third place finish behind race winner, Billy Moyer, and RC Whitwell. Full results are available at www.COMPDirt.com.
On Saturday the team made the trek to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) for the $8,000-to-win, Spring Throw Down at the 3/8 mile oval. With 43 entries on hand Billy began the night by qualifying third fastest in his group to earn a front row starting spot for his heat race. He would go on to finish second in his heat to lock into the fifth starting spot for the 50 lap feature. Early in the feature he would advance to as high as the third spot before ultimately finishing sixth in the final rundown behind race winner, Billy Moyer, Ray Moore, Chris Wall, Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, and Neil Baggett. Full results are available at www.MagnoliaDirt.com.
Billy Moyer Jr. would like to thank all of his sponsors including Victory Circle M1 Chassis By Moyer, Banner Valley Hauling, Henderson Motorsports, Car City, Ohlins, Crop Production Services, Pro Power Racing Engines, ROCKHARD Powder Coating, Eibach Springs, L&D Trucking, Weld Wheels, Mark Martin Chevrolet, COMP Cams, Imperial Motors, Red Line Oil, Karl Chevrolet, Bert Transmission, New Vision Graphics, S & H Industrial Services, Watters Autoland, Performance Rod & Custom, Midwest Sheet Metal, Peterson Fluid Systems, Mason Starters, Sweet Mfg., Wiles Driveshafts, Cizmar Racing, Performance Bodies, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Tire South by Pup, ISC Racing Tape, Stealth Carburetors, Oakley Deatherage Opticians, Wilwood Engineering, Frankland Racing Products, VP Racing Fuel, Hooker Harness, MSR Mafia.com, Kluhsman Racing Components, BSB Manufacturing, Beyea Custom Headers, R2C Competition Filters, REM Plastics, Turbo Start Batteries, TWM Products, and CPD Tools.
Billy Moyer Jr. is always looking for new sponsors and marketing partners. For more information on joining the team, please visit www.BillyMoyerJr.com .
For the latest information on Billy Moyer Jr., please visit www.BillyMoyerJr.com .
Contact: Kevin Kovac
World of Outlaws Late Model Series PR Director
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Filling Josh’s Seat: Fuller In Rocket House Car For This Weekend’s World of Outlaws Late Model Series Action At North Alabama & Tazewell
Two-Time Champ Richards Announces He’s Departing Series As Regular To Pursue NASCAR Career
CONCORD, NC – April 26, 2012 – Tim Fuller’s life as a World of Outlaws Late Model Series regular has gotten an 11th-hour reprieve.
With two-time series champion Josh Richards announcing on Wednesday that he’s decided to end his eight-year run on the national tour and move south to pursue a NASCAR driving career, Watertown, N.Y.’s Fuller has been tapped as Richards’s replacement behind the wheel of the iconic Rocket Chassis house car. Fuller will be in the blue No. 1 machine for this weekend’s WoO LMS events at North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala. (April 27) and Tazewell (Tenn.) Speedway (April 28).
While Richards’s father and career-long dirt Late Model owner, Mark, has not committed to fielding his familiar car beyond this weekend’s doubleheader, Fuller is appreciative of the offer to drive for one of the full-fender division’s most high-profile teams and hopes it will allow him to resuscitate his lagging racing fortunes.
Fuller, 44, had already confirmed after the Illini 100 on March 31 at Farmer City (Ill.) Raceway that he would not enter his own struggling, cash-strapped team in WoO LMS events at North Alabama and Tazewell, so the Rocket house car ride provides him an unexpected chance to continue following the circuit.
“It’s quite an opportunity,” said Fuller, who has been a loyal WoO LMS traveler since winning the Rookie of the Year award in 2007. “Mark could’ve picked a couple hundred drivers (to step in for his son), and I feel real fortunate that he picked me to do it.
“There’s nothing lacking with this team at all. Mark has the best of the best of everything. Basically, to put it into terms, you got the Jimmie Johnson ride and Rick Hendrick called you, so there are no excuses. You gotta produce, and that’s what I’m going to try my hardest to do for him.”
A former champion in the DIRTcar Big-Block Modified division, Fuller has experienced a nightmarish opening to the 2012 season with his self-owned dirt Late Model operation, failing to record a single top-10 finish in seven WoO LMS A-Mains and not even starting the Illini 100 because he had already exhausted his supply of emergency provisional spots for the season. He is currently mired in 15th in the points standings, 288 points behind leader Darrell Lanigan.
But Fuller is just three years removed from a breakout 2009 WoO LMS season that saw him finish a personal-best fourth in the points standings while registering career highs in wins (seven), top fives (17), top 10s (24) and earnings ($172,150). He tied the tour’s consecutive-win record of four and captured all seven of his victories over an 11-race span from July 25-Sept. 6 – a prolific checkered-flag stretch exceeded in WoO LMS history by only one driver, Rick Eckert, who in 2006 won seven times in 10 races.
A variety of obstacles have prevented Fuller from recapturing his ’09 magic, however. In 2010 he won just twice and slipped to eighth in the points standings as he found himself hampered by his Gypsum Express team’s transition to a new engine program and a mid-season bout with appendicitis, and last year he split with car owner John Wight early in the season and struggled to a 10th-place finish in the standings campaigning just a single car from his own stable.
Fuller began the ’12 season with hopes of a rebound thanks to assistance from former WoO LMS team owner Dale Beitler, who provided him a backup car. But with no positive moments through the first seven events, Fuller admitted that the time had come to step off the tour and regroup his effort.
Now Fuller has a shot at rebuilding his morale and his reputation with a team that has won two WoO LMS championships (Josh Richards in 2009 and ’10) and 41 A-Mains (37 with Richards from 2005-2012, four with Bart Hartman in ’04).
“I’ve been kicked for about a year, and yeah, it hurts my pride and ego – and ego is a lot of this game,” said Fuller, who is tied for 10th on the WoO LMS win list since 2004 but last reached Victory Lane on June 17, 2010, at Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, Ont. “But you still know you can do it. I’ve been through tough times before in the Modified, when things weren’t right, and then you get into a good ride and you go. It comes down to equipment and ability, and I still have the ability to do it. I’m not questioning that.”
Fuller made his debut in the Mark Richards Racing Enterprises mount on April 20 at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in Markleysburg, Pa. He used a qualifying provisional to start the 50-lap A-Main and recorded a pedestrian 16th-place finish, but he was encouraged by the outing.
“I felt really good after last week even though we bombed with our finish,” said Fuller, who is looking to end a 65-race winless streak on the WoO LMS. “It’s a big step to jump into somebody else’s car and actually be comfortable, and their cars are actually quite a bit different than mine as far as how they react to everything. But by the end of the night I was actually comfortable in the car, so I think getting one race under our belt to break me in with them was a good thing.
“Now we’re gonna go to North Alabama and Tazewell with me already having some laps in the car.”
Fuller would love to run the remainder of the 2012 WoO LMS for Mark Richards, but he has no illusions about the future.
“We’ve talked about several things for the rest of the year, but I know the situation,” said Fuller. “It all comes down to, You better produce. Mark’s never said that, but I know Mark Richards enough that he wants his driver to produce.
“Hopefully I’m in it for the rest of the year,” he added, “because that means everything’s going good.”
Josh Richards, meanwhile, will this weekend be absent from a WoO LMS event for the first time since Sept. 5, 2004, at Portsmouth (Ohio) Raceway Park – 278 races ago. He departs the tour sitting second in the points standings, 36 points behind Lanigan, and with more wins (38) since ’04 than any other driver. All but one of his triumphs have come driving for his father, who has fielded at least one car in every WoO LMS event since ’04 except June 18, 2012, at Winchester (Va.) Speedway, where his son steered the Ernie Davis-owned No. 25 to victory.
After running a limited schedule of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events last season for Kyle Busch Motorsports, Richards had hoped to go fulltime on the pavement circuit in 2012. A ride didn’t materialize so he continued on the dirt, but the 24-year-old sensation from Shinnston, W.Va., still felt a longing to chase his NASCAR dreams so he recently decided to move to the Charlotte, N.C., area in order to devote himself to that effort.
“I’ve decided that I’m going to make a full attempt to pursue my career in NASCAR and make a jump fulltime,” Richards told DirtonDirt.com, which broke the news of Richards’s decision. “It’s a lot to give up. To give up not only, you know, the team that we have, I mean, everyone that I have behind me, my whole support group, between all my family, my friends, all my sponsors that have been behind me from the start, and without a doubt all my fans – it’s, really, really, really hard.
“It’s been a real tough decision, and without a doubt the fire inside of me to move on has always been there, and the only way to put it out or keep it going is to try to pursue it. It’s a decision I’ve made the last couple of weeks.”
Richards plans to make occasional dirt Late Model starts for the remainder of the season, but his focus will be on a NASCAR ride that he expects to announce within the next week.
“We’re certainly going to miss Josh, but all of us with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series wish him well with his NASCAR dreams,” said WoO LMS director Tim Christman. “We’ve all watched Josh grow up racing on the series and become a great ambassador for the World of Outlaws, and our hope is that he’ll continue to bring recognition to the series by becoming a star in the NASCAR world.”
Information on this weekend’s WoO LMS events at North Alabama Speedway and Tazewell Speedway is available by logging on towww.northalabamaspeedway.com and www.tazewellspeedway.com.
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 .
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 Gaskets, Comp Cams, Dominator Race Products, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos, Wix Filter, Wrisco Aluminum and XS Power Racing Batteries; along with manufacturer sponsors Integra Shocks, GRT Chassis, Jake’s Carts, Longacre, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis, TNT Rescue, and Warrior Chassis.
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April 26th, 2012
Dillan White Scores Pair of Top Five Finishes
Crofton, Kentucky (04/26/12) - After a rough start to the year that has included more than his fair share of bad luck and mechanical woes, Dillan White finally got things back on track last weekend by piloting his #54 DW Motorsports/Mastersbilt/Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model to a pair of top five finishes.
After a few weeks away from the track the team returned to action on Friday night at Paducah International Raceway (Paducah, Kentucky) in a Weekly Racing Series Event. Dillan began his evening by winning his heat race to earn the second starting spot for the feature event alongside Dwayne Kiefer. He raced for the lead early in the feature before ultimately settling into a fourth place finish behind race winner, Kiefer, Terry English, and Tanner English. Full results are available at www.PaducahInternationalRaceway.com.
Saturday night found the team in action at Florence Speedway (Florence, Kentucky) in a $2,000-to-win event at the 1/2 mile oval. Twenty-four entries were on hand for the program, and Dillan started the night by charging to the win in the third heat race to lock into the third starting spot for the feature event. In the main event he would battle in the top five for the duration of the feature before crossing the finish line in the third spot behind race winner, Darrell Lanigan, and Kent Robinson. Full results are available at www.FlorenceSpeedway.com.
This weekend, April 27th-28th, the team will again be in action in a pair of events in Kentucky with a Friday night program at Paducah International Raceway (Paducah, Kentucky) and Saturday event at Florence Speedway (Florence, Kentucky). For more information on the events, please visit www.PaducahInternationalRaceway.com and www.FlorenceSpeedway.com .
Dillan White would like to thank his sponsors including White Masonry, Bell Helmets, All Star Performance, Out-Pace Racing Products, Simpson Race Products, Team ASI, FK Rod Ends, Mastersbilt Race Cars, Jay Dickens Racing Engines, Wiles Driveshafts, Ohlins, Hoosier, Quick Car Racing Products, Motorstats.com, Mic Armor, Wehrs Machine, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.
Dillan White and DW Motorsports are currently looking for sponsors for their team, and have packages available for any companies’ advertising budget. For more information, please visit www.DillanWhite.com .
For more information on DW Motorsports, please visit www.DillanWhite.com .