By Jordan Morris
KANKAKEE, Ill. – June 12, 2014 – Billy Moyer claimed the checkered flag for his record eighth career DIRTcar Summer Nationals win at Kankakee County Speedway on Thursday night. Moyer’s win ties him with Shannon Babb at the top of the tour’s all-time win list at 83 victories.
With an all Moyer front row, the eldest Moyer starting from the pole and Billy Moyer Jr. starting second, the huge crowd knew it would be in for a show. Moyer Jr. powered his way around his dad to start the race, pulling out to an early lead. Unfortunately for the younger Moyer his lead would be short-lived. A power steering failure caused his car to fall back before finally retiring on lap 10, handing the lead to the elder Moyer. Billy Moyer went on to dominate the remaining 30 laps, holding off former DIRTcar national champion Ryan Unzicker for the eighth win of his career at Kankakee County Speedway.
Brian Shirley, Rick Eckert and Mike Spatola rounded out the top five.
Heat race winners included Mike Spatola, Billy Moyer, Billy Moyer Jr.
The DIRTcar Summer Nationals continues on Friday at Cedar Lake Speedway in Somerset, Wis.
DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Kankakee County Speedway; Kankakee, Ill.; June 12, 2014
A-Main (40-laps): 1. 21M-Billy Moyer ($5,000), 2. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 3. 81-Brian Shirley, 4. 1-Rick Eckert, 5. 89-Mike Spatola, 6. 32P-Bobby Pierce, 7. 22-Gregg Satterllee, 8. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 9. 12B-Kevin Weaver, 10. 18-Shannon Babb, 11. 77X-Jay Morris, 12. 10S-Scott Schmitt, 13. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 14. 10H-Don Hilleary, 15. 42A-Shawn Tozak, 16. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr, 17. 83-Scott Bull, 18. 77M-Jason McBride, 19. 25-Jason Feger, 20. 96X-Tanner Englis, 21. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr, 22. 116-Torin Mettille. Lap Leaders: Moyer Jr. 1-8, Moyer 9-40.
2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Schedule
|June 11||Wed||Brownstown Speedway||Brownstown, Ind.||RAIN|
|June 12||Thur||Kankakee Co. Speedway||Kankakee, Ill.||Billy Moyer|
|June 13||Fri||Cedar Lake Speedway||Somerset, Wis.||$5,000|
|June 14||Sat||Cedar Lake Speedway||Somerset, Wis.||$10,000|
|June 15||Sun||Wilmot Raceway||Wilmot, Wis.||$5,000|
|June 17||Tue||Farley Speedway||Farley, Iowa||$10,000|
|June 18||Wed||Spoon River Speedway||Canton, Ill.||$5,000|
|June 19||Thur||Quincy Raceways||Quincy, Ill.||$5,000|
|June 20||Fri||Tri-City Speedway||Pontoon Beach, Ill.||$10,000|
|June 21||Sat||Fairbury Speedway||Fairbury, Ill.||$10,000|
|June 22||Sun||I-96 Speedway||Ionia, Mich.||$5,000|
|June 23||Mon||Peoria Speedway||Peoria, Ill.||$5,000|
|June 25||Wed||Clarksville Speedway||Clarksville, Tenn.||$5,000|
|June 26||Thur||Clayhill Motorsports||Atwood, Tenn.||$5,000|
|June 27||Fri||Paducah Int. Raceway||Paducah, Ky.||$10,000|
|June 28||Sat||Federated Auto Parts Raceway||Pevely, Mo.||$10,000|
|June 29||Sun||Lincoln Speedway||Lincoln, Ill.||$5,000|
|July 1||Tue||Belle Clair Speedway||Belleville, Ill.||$5,000|
|July 2||Wed||Jacksonville Speedway||Jacksonville, Ill.||$5,000|
|July 3||Thur||LaSalle Speedway||LaSalle, Ill.||$5,000|
|July 4||Fri||Fayette Co. Speedway||Brownstown, Ill.||$7,500|
|July 5||Sat||Highland Speedway||Highland, Ill.||$10,000|
|July 6||Sun||Tri-State Speedway||Haubstadt, Ind.||$5,000|
|July 8||Tue||Florence Speedway||Union, Ky.||$5,000|
|July 9||Wed||Terre Haute Action Track||Terre Haute, Ind.||$5,000|
|July 10||Thur||Macon Speedway||Macon, Ill.||$5,000|
|July 11||Fri||Farmer City Raceway||Farmer City, Ill.||$10,000|
|July 12||Sat||34 Raceway||Burlington, Iowa||$10,000|
|July 13||Sun||Vermilion Co. Speedway||Danville, Ill.||$5,000|
|July 16||Wed||Atomic Speedway||Chillicothe, Ohio||$5,000|
|July 17||Thur||Brushcreek Motorsports Complex||Peebles, Ohio||$5,000|
|July 18||Fri||Attica Raceway Park||Attica, Ohio||$5,000|
|July 19||Sat||Oakshade Raceway||Wauseon, Ohio||$10,000|
The DIRTcar Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” is brought to fans across the country by many important partners including: Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Racing Electronics (Official Communication), Velocita (Official Uniform), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to these fine Contingency Partners: Beyea Headers, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Dominator Race Products, Edelbrock, Fox Shocks, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Mobil 1, MSD, Quartermaster, Superflow Dynos, Summit Racing Equipment and Wrisco Aluminum; Promotional Partners include: Chevy Performance Parts, Indiana Decal, Intercomp and Petroff Towing.