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UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Race 10: Moyer Maneuvers to Clay Hill Motorsports Park Win

DIRTcar Summer NationalsAtwood, TN — June 25, 2009 — Billy Moyer was certainly “Mr. Smooth” during the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Stop at Clay Hill Motorsports Park Thursday night.

Biding his time behind then race leader Shannon Babb, Moyer waited for the perfect time to pounce. When Babb slipped out of the low side groove where most of the drivers had chose to run, Moyer drove by him to lead the final five circuits in route to his third “Hell Tour” victory of 2009.

Babb would settle for second on the night after leading past halfway. The Moweaqua, Ill., driver had his best “Hell Tour” performance to date with his finish as well as a quick time honor and heat 3 win. Babb had used his pole position starting spot to battle with Logan, Ill., driver Rodney Melvin through the first five laps. Melvin had used the ill-fated high groove for those first five laps while Babb stayed low and eventually cleared Melvin on lap six.

2007 MARS DIRTcar Series Champion Bill Frye of Greenbrier, Ark., claimed the third spot climbing from a ninth-place starting spot during the 40 lap main event.

Rodney Melvin and Ryan Unzicker rounded out the top five.

38 UMP DIRTcar Late Models attempted qualifying time trials at the banked 3/8-mile facility. Charleston Speedway victor Rodney Melvin timed in quick in group one while Will Vaught, Shannon Babb, and Billy Moyer also captured quick time honors in their group with Moyer being fastest overall in group four.

Four heat races were contested on the night with Rodney Melvin outdistancing the heat one field to take the win while Will Vaught repeated the feat in heat two. Heat three saw Shannon Babb and Frank Heckenast Jr. swap the lead a few times until Babb secured the win late while heat four action saw Moyer lead from the drop of the green taking the win over defending “Hell Tour” champion Dennis Erb Jr.

Donny Walden of Towanda, Ill., claimed the night’s C-Main which transferred him to the night’s B-Main along with Derek Chandler, Austin Rettig, and Brent Kreke.

Tennessee native Dane Dacus claimed the B-Main over Jason McBride. Provisionals on the night were given to Kevin Weaver, Steve Sheppard Jr. and Terry English.

Heat 1:
1. Rodney Melvin
2. Ryan Unzicker
3. Bill Frye
4. Justin Rattliff
5. Jason McBride
6. Terry English
7. Tanner English
8. Billy James
9. Derek Chandler

Heat 2:
1. Will Vaught
2. Billy Moyer Jr.
3. Chris Shelton
4. Randy Korte
5. Dane Dacus
6. Dillan White
7. Steve Sheppard Jr.
8. Steven Ashby
DNS. Scott Schmitt

Heat 3:
1. Shannon Babb
2. Frank Heckenast Jr.
3. Duane Chamberlain
4. Terry Casey
5. Wendell Wallace
6. Randy Sellars
7. Carnelll Parker III
8. Brandon Thirlby
9. Austin Rettig

Heat 4:
1. Billy Moyer
2. Dennis Erb Jr.
3. Scott James
4. Jason Feger
5. Kevin Cole
6. Kevin Weaver
7. Brandon Sheppard
8. Donny Walden
9. Brent Kreke

C-Main:
1. Donny Walden
2. Derek Chandler
3. Austin Rettig
4. Brent Kreke
5. Brandon Thirlby
6. Steven Ashby
DNS. Billy James
DNS. Scott Schmitt
DNS. Mike Jessup
DNS. Levi Ashby

B-Main:
1. Dane Dacus
2. Jason McBride
3. Terry English
4. Kevin Weaver
5. Randy Sellars
6. Dillan White
7. Derek Chandler
8. Tanner English
9. Kevin Cole
10. Brandon Sheppard
11. Donny Walden
12. Brent Kreke
13. Carnell Parker III
14. Austin Rettig
15. Wendell Wallace

Feature:
1. Billy Moyer
2. Shannon Babb
3. Bill Frye
4. Rodney Melvin
5. Ryan Unzicker
6. Dennis Erb Jr
7. Duane Chamberlain
9. Billy Moyer Jr
10. Terry Casey
11. Scott James
12. Dane Dacus
13. Randy Korte
14. Justin Rattliff
15. Kevin Weaver
16. Chris Shelton
17. Jason Feger
18. Frank Heckenast Jr
19. Steve Sheppard Jr
20. Jason McBride
21. Terry English

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2009 UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Schedule

Date/Track/Location/Purse/Winner/Cars

06/11/09
Brownstown Speedway – Brownstown, IN – $6,000 (Jeep VanWormer – 43)

06/12/09
Kankakee Motor Speedway – Kankakee,IL – $10,000 (Billy Moyer – 51)

06/13/09
Kamp Motor Speedway – Boswell, IN – $10,000 (Eric Smith – 44)

06/14/09
Quad City Raceway – East Moline, IL – $6,000 (Dennis Erb – 31)

06/16/09
Highland Speedway – Highland, IL – $6,000 (RAIN)

06/17/09
Belle-Clair Speedway – Belleville, IL – $6,000 (Dennis Erb – 47)

06/18/09
Charleston Speedway – Charleston, IL – $6,000 (RAIN)

06/19/09
Farmer City Raceway – Farmer City, IL – $10,000 (RAIN)

06/20/09
Clarksville Speedway – Clarksville, TN – $10,000 (Billy Moyer – 44)

06/21/09
Tri-State Speedway – Haubstadt, IN – $6,000 (Jeep Van Wormer – 43)

06/23/09
Charleston Speedway – Charleston, IL $6,000 (Rodney Melvin – 26)

06/24/09
Tri-City Speedway – Pontoon Beach, IL $6,000 (Jason Feger – 34)

06/25/09
Clay Hill Motorsports Park – Atwood, TN – $6,000 (Billy Moyer – 38)

06/26/09
Paducah International Raceway – Paducah, KY – $10,000

06/27/09
Fairbury Speedway – Fairbury, IL – $10,000

06/28/09
Lincoln Speedway – Lincoln, IL – $6,000

06/29/09
Farmer City Raceway – Farmer City,IL $6,000

06/30/09
Peoria Speedway – Peoria, IL – $6,000

07/01/09
Highland Speedway – Highland, IL – $6,000

07/02/09
Macon Speedway – Macon, IL – $6,000

07/03/09
Quincy Raceway – Quincy, IL – $10,000

07/04/09
I-55 Raceway – Pevely, MO – $10,000

07/05/09
Vermillion County Speedway – Danville, IL – $6,000

07/07/09
Shepp Speedway – Alexandria, IL – $6,000

07/08/09
Spoon River Speedway – Canton,IL $6,000

07/09/09
LaSalle Speedway – LaSalle, IL – $6,000

07/10/09
Waynesfield Motorsports Park – Waynesfield, OH – $10,000

07/11/09
Oakshade Raceway – Wauseon, OH – 10,000

The UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals is brought to race fans by many important sponsors and partners, including: VP Racing Fuels, CJ Rayburn Race Cars, Hoosier Racing Tire, Quarter Master, Just Plugs, Special Olympics, Wrisco Aluminum, Eibach Springs, and Integra Racing Shocks.