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Moyer Pockets $10,000 for Tri-City Summer Nationals Triumph

Billy Moyer
Billy Moyer

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Pontoon Beach, Ill. – June 22, 2012 – Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., claimed his 80th DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory Friday night at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach , Ill., earning the $10,000 top-prize for the 50-lap main event win.

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Moyer’s run to the checkers wasn’t without controversy. Moyer tracked down early leader Randy Korte of Highland, Ill., at the midpoint of the main event but contact on the backstretch left Korte’s car unable to continue. Moyer cruised the rest of the distance to earn his first win on the 2012 tour. Polesitter Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill., finished second behind Moyer and unofficially take the Hell Tour point lead away from defending Summer Nationals Shannon Babb who finished eighth. Brian Birkhofer of Muscatine, Iowa, started on the outside of row four and rallied to the line to grab the third spot. Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill., finished fourth after garnering the quickest lap in time trials earlier in the night. Dennis Erb Jr., of Carpentersville, Ill., rounded out the top five.

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The tour returns to action Saturday night at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Ill., where Rodney Melvin won a make-up Summer Nationals event on July 23, 2011. The event at Fairbury is set for 50-laps and $10,000-to-win.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Tri-City Speedway; Pontoon Beach, Ill.; June 22, 2012 A-Main (50-laps): 1. Billy Moyer ($10,000), 2. Brian Shirley, 3. Brian Birkhofer, 4. Bobby Pierce, 5. Dennis Erb Jr., 6. Brandon Sheppard, 7. Billy Drake, 8. Shannon Babb, 9. Jon Henry, 10. Jason McBride, 11. Billy Moyer Jr., 12. Mike Spatola, 13. Ryan Unzicker, 14. Chad Zobrist, 15. Michael Long, 16. Dewayne Kiefer, 17. Frank Heckenast Jr., 18. Greg Johnson, 19. Chris Simpson, 20. Randy Korte, 21. Jason Feger, 22. Wendell Wallace.Fast qualifiers (among 43 cars): Weaver, Pierce, Sheppard, Korte. Heat race winners: Moyer, Shirley, Sheppard, Korte. B-main winner: Heckenast. Provisional starters: Moyer Jr., Henry, Kiefer, Wallace. C-main winner: Wallace.

2012 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Schedule

Date

Track

Location

Winner (Cars)

13-Jun

Brownstown Speedway

Brownstown, IN

Billy Moyer Jr. (49)

14-Jun

Kankakee County Speedway

Kankakee, IL

Shannon Babb(45)

15-Jun

Cedar Lake Speedway

Somerset, WI

Billy Moyer Jr. (37)

16-Jun

Cedar Lake Speedway

Somerset, WI

Billy Moyer Jr. (32)

17-Jun

Wilmot Raceway

Wilmot, WI

Ryan Unzicker (31)

19-Jun

Spoon River Speedway

Canton, IL

Jon Henry (38)

20-Jun

Highland Speedway

Highland, IL

Rodney Melvin (42)

21-Jun

Fayette Co. Speedway

Brownstown, IL

Brian Shirley (41)

22-Jun

Tri City Speedway

Pontoon Beach, IL

Billy Moyer (43)

23-Jun

Fairbury Speedway

Fairbury, IL

24-Jun

I-96 Speedway

Lake Odessa, MI

26-Jun

Lincoln Park Speedway

Putnamville, IN

27-Jun

Belle Clair Speedway

Belleville, IL

28-Jun

Clay Hill Motorsports Park

Atwood, TN

29-Jun

Paducah Int. Raceway

Paducah, KY

30-Jun

Federated Auto Parts I-55

Pevely, MO

1-Jul

Lincoln Speedway

Lincoln, IL

2-Jul

Peoria Speedway

Peoria, IL

3-Jul

Jacksonville Speedway

Jacksonville, IL

4-Jul

Lasalle Speedway

Lasalle, IL

5-Jul

Macon Speedway

Macon, IL

6-Jul

Quincy Raceways

Quincy, IL

7-Jul

Clarksville Speedway

Clarksville, TN

8-Jul

Tri State Speedway

Haubstadt, IN

10-Jul

Florence Speedway

Union, KY

11-Jul

Brushcreek Motorsports

Pebbles, OH

12-Jul

Terre Haute Action Track

Terre Haute, IN

13-Jul

Attica Raceway Park

Attica, OH

14-Jul

Oakshade Raceway

Wauseon, OH

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals (The Hell Tour) is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Racing Electonics (Official Communication), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to these fine contingency sponsors: Beyea Headers, Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Dominator Race Products, Chevy Performance Parts, Intercomp, JE Pistons, Klotz Lubricants, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, Quartermaster, Superflow Dyno’s, UNOH (University of Northwestern Ohio), Wix Filters, and Wrisco Aluminum.