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Billy Moyer - Jim Denhamer photo

The Veteran Vs. The Young Gun: Moyer Beats Pierce at Cedar Lake

Billy Moyer - Jim Denhamer photo
Billy Moyer – Jim Denhamer photo

Moyer sweeps the Summer Nationals weekend at Cedar Lake Speedway

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. – June 18, 2016 – It was a battle between the veteran Billy Moyer and young gun Bobby Pierce Saturday night at Cedar Lake Speedway, as Moyer swept the weekend’s Summer Nationals events at the track in New Richmond, Wis.

Moyer took the quick time earlier in the night and started on the feature pole with Pierce, who claimed the season’s first win at Kankakee County Speedway, on his outside. Pierce jumped out to an early lead and paced the field.

Jason Feger was charging though and caught the 19-year-old Pierce on lap 23. He edged Pierce on the next lap, but Pierce held on. It was Moyer’s turn next though and this time, Pierce was not able to hold on to the lead. The caution flew the next lap and Pierce tried to make a move on Moyer on the restart, but Moyer held tough through the remaining laps and claimed his 92nd career Summer Nationals victory and a $10,000 payday.

“We’ve been coming here for a long time and had a good handle on the place for a while but it kind of got away from us,” Moyer said. “We’ve been here and run but we just didn’t get the ‘w,’ so this this weekend, to win two of them in a row, is pretty neat.”

Pierce, the reigning Summer Nationals champion finished second with Feger in third and Mike Marlar in fourth. Brent Larson was the night’s hard charger.

The Summer Nationals returns to action Sunday at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis.

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DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis.

A-Main: 1. Billy Moyer (Batesville, AR) ($10,000), 2. Bobby Pierce (Oakwood, IL), 3. Jason Feger (Bloomington, IL), 4. Mike Marlar (Winfield, TN), 5. Jason Krohn (Slayton, MN), 6. Jimmy Mars (Menomonie, WI), 7. Ricky Thornton Jr (Chandler, AZ), 8. Nick Anvelink (Bonduel, WI), 9. Chris Simpson (Oxford, IA), 10. Allen Murray (San Antonio, TX), 11. Jordan Yaggy (Rochester, MN), 12. Ryan Unzicker (El Paso, IL), 13. Bob Gardner (East Peoria, IL), 14. Gordy Gundaker (St Charles, MO), 15. Brent Larson (Lake Elmo, MN), 16. Mike Spatola (Manhattan, IL), 17. Rodney Sanders (Happy, TX), 18. David Fieber (Neenah, WI), 19. Jason Rauen (Farley, IA), 20. Rodney Melvin (Benton, IL), 21. Lance Matthees (Winona, MN), 22. Mike Mullen (Suamico, WI), 23. AJ Diemel (Elk Mound, WI), 24. Timothy Culp (Sheridan, AR). Hard Charger: Brent Larson.

Feature:
1 1 21 Billy Moyer Batesville, AR
2 2 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL
3 4 25 Jason Feger Bloomington, IL
4 6 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN
5 8 7K Jason Krohn Slayton, MN
6 3 28M Jimmy Mars Menomonie, WI
7 5 33X Ricky Thornton Jr Chandler, AZ
8 10 15 Nick Anvelink Bonduel, WI
9 12 32S Chris Simpson Oxford, IA
10 14 2 Allen Murray San Antonio, TX
11 11 77 Jordan Yaggy Rochester, MN
12 15 24 Ryan Unzicker El Paso, IL
13 13 4G Bob Gardner East Peoria, IL
14 20 11 Gordy Gundaker St Charles, MO
15 23 B1 Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN
16 19 89 Mike Spatola Manhattan, IL
17 7 20 Rodney Sanders Happy, TX
18 17 1F David Fieber Neenah, WI
19 24 98 Jason Rauen Farley, IA
20 9 27M Rodney Melvin Benton, IL
21 18 90 Lance Matthees Winona, MN
22 16 99 Mike Mullen Suamico, WI
23 21 58 AJ Diemel Elk Mound, WI
24 22 C8 Timothy Culp Sheridan, AR

B-Main
1 99 Mike Mullen
2 1F David Fieber
3 90 Lance Matthees
4 B1 Brent Larson
5 58 AJ Diemel
6 11 Gordy Gundaker
7 10 Paul Parker
8 89 Mike Spatola
9 45 Don Hammer
10 28R Mark Rose
11 C8 Timothy Culp
12 71 Zachary Wohlers
13 98 Jason Rauen
14 54 Mike Fryer

Heat #1
1 21 Billy Moyer
2 25 Jason Feger
3 20 Rodney Sanders
4 15 Nick Anvelink
5 4G Bob Gardner
6 99 Mike Mullen
7 B1 Brent Larson
8 11 Gordy Gundaker
9 28R Mark Rose
10 54 Mike Fryer

Heat #2
1 32 Bobby Pierce
2 33X Ricky Thornton Jr
3 7K Jason Krohn
4 77 Jordan Yaggy
5 2 Allen Murray
6 1F David Fieber
7 90 Lance Matthees
8 45 Don Hammer
9 58 AJ Diemel
10 98 Jason Rauen

Heat #3
1 28M Jimmy Mars
2 157 Mike Marlar
3 27M Rodney Melvin
4 32S Chris Simpson
5 24 Ryan Unzicker
6 71 Zachary Wohlers
7 10 Paul Parker
8 89 Mike Spatola
9 C8 Timothy Culp

Qualifying

Group #1
1 21 Billy Moyer 14.392
2 20 Rodney Sanders 14.408
3 25 Jason Feger 14.471
4 4G Bob Gardner 14.606
5 15 Nick Anvelink 14.720
6 11 Gordy Gundaker 14.886
7 99 Mike Mullen 14.888
8 B1 Brent Larson 14.955
9 54 Mike Fryer 15.577
10 28R Mark Rose 15.829

Group #2
1 32 Bobby Pierce 14.619
2 77 Jordan Yaggy 14.649
3 7K Jason Krohn 14.662
4 98 Jason Rauen 14.732
5 33X Ricky Thornton Jr 14.767
6 58 AJ Diemel 15.070
7 2 Allen Murray 15.083
8 90 Lance Matthees 15.133
9 45 Don Hammer 15.322
10 1F David Fieber 15.424

Group #3
1 32S Chris Simpson 14.687
2 157 Mike Marlar 14.923
3 C8 Timothy Culp 14.940
4 24 Ryan Unzicker 14.990
5 89 Mike Spatola 15.061
6 28M Jimmy Mars 15.208
7 27M Rodney Melvin 15.462
8 71 Zachary Wohlers 15.658
9 10 Paul Parker 15.984

2016 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Schedule

Date Day Track Winners
Northern Kickoff
June 15 Wednesday Brownstown Speedway Rain/Cancelled
June 16 Thursday Kankakee Co. Speedway Bobby Pierce
June 17 Friday Cedar Lake Speedway Billy Moyer
June 18 Saturday Cedar Lake Speedway Billy Moyer (2)
June 19 Sunday Wilmot Speedway
Heartland Tour
June 20 Monday OFF
June 21 Tuesday Jacksonville Speedway
June 22 Wednesday Farley Speedway
June 23 Thursday Spoon River Speedway
June 24 Friday Tri-City Speedway
June 25 Saturday Fairbury Speedway
June 26 Sunday Tri-State Speedway
Southern Tour
June 27 Monday OFF
June 28 Tuesday Clarksville Speedway
June 29 Wednesday Belle Clair Speedway
June 30 Thursday Springfield Raceway
July 1 Friday Fayette Co. Speedway
July 2 Saturday Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55
July 3 Sunday Lincoln Speedway
Independence Week
July 4 Monday LaSalle Speedway
July 5 Tuesday Daugherty Speedway
July 6 Wednesday Peoria Speedway
July 7 Thursday Macon Speedway
July 8 Friday Farmer City Speedway
July 9 Saturday Highland Speedway
July 10 Sunday Quincy Raceways
Champions Week
July 11 Monday OFF
July 12 Tuesday Plymouth Speedway
July 13 Wednesday Shadyhill Speedway
July 14 Thursday Merritt Speedway
July 15 Friday Oakshade Raceway
July 16 Saturday Oakshade Raceway

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