MOYER SET FOR INVASION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA!
14, 2018 --- Only days removed
from completing his 2018 racing season with a sterling runner-up
performance in the $30,000 to win 'Gateway Dirt Nationals' on December
1, Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Billy Moyer is already eyeing the
start of his rapidly-approaching 2019 campaign. As previously announced
back in mid-September, Billy will be part of the USA Invasion Tour
of Western Australia from January 9-19. For the first time in his
illustrious 41 year racing career, Billy will head Down Under as
part of Team USA for four exciting rounds of racing action at a
trio of different dirt facilities.
The dirt will start flying on Wednesday, January 9 in the first
night of the 'Late Model Nationals' at Perth Motorplex in Kwinana
Beach, Western Australia, while the final race of the 'Late Model
Nationals' at Perth will take place on Saturday, January 12. Round
three of the USA Invasion Tour will then take center stage on Friday,
January 18 at Make Smoking History Collie Speedway in Collie, Western
Australia. Following a short overnight drive, things will wrap up
with the fourth and final round of competition on Saturday, January
19 at Make Smoking History Bunbury Speedway in Bunbury, Western
Australia. More information on these races can be found online at
www.motorplex.com.au, www.colliespeedway.com.au, Bunbury Speedway
Facebook page, and the Late Model Racing Western Australia Facebook
MOYER WRAPS UP SEASON
WITH RUNNER-UP IN THE DOME!
2, 2018 --- Billy Moyer wrapped
up his version of the 2018 racing season from November 29-December
1 at the Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The annual
running of the 'Gateway Dirt Nationals' thrilled dirt racing enthusiasts
and drew a whopping 93 Super Late Model entrants to the indoor spectacular.
Billy knocked down the fourth quickest time in Group A during the
qualifying session on Thursday night prior to winding up tenth in
the $5,000 to win 'Gateway Race of Champions.'
On Friday evening, Billy won his loaded heat race
and later drove to a strong fourth place effort in the $5,000 to
win preliminary feature event to finish behind only victor Brandon
Sheppard, Tim McCreadie, and Jason Welshan. After drawing the outside
of the second row for the start of Saturday's $30,000 to win 'Gateway
Dirt Nationals,' the popular driver known as "Mr. Smooth"
moved up to second during the course of the 40-lapper to garner
a stellar runner-up performance and the $15,000 payday behind only
winner Bobby Pierce! Complete results from the season-ending weekend
in St. Louis can be viewed by clicking on www.gatewaydirt.com.
RACELOGIC CHASSIS SCHOOL
TO BE HELD AT MOYER SHOP!
4, 2018 --- For the second
straight year, Billy Moyer Racing and Racelogic Chassis School have
teamed up to provide racers a unique training seminar - focused
on Late Model chassis - on December 15-16, 2018 at BMR's storied
Batesville, Arkansas race shop. Six-time 'World 100' winner Billy
Moyer, who is the proud owner of 835 career victories, will be a
featured speaker at the Racelogic Chassis School, along with his
son Billy Moyer, Jr., who is a rising star in the Super Late Model
ranks and a former Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and World of
Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series Rookie of the Year. (Heath
"This is something that we did for the first time last year
and it was a huge success," commented Brian Littleton with
Racelogic Chassis School. "Billy Moyer is arguably the greatest
Dirt Late Model driver of all time and for him to share setup tips
and speed secrets - that's an awesome situation for pretty much
any racer. We are extremely excited to be doing the seminar again
this year in Batesville!" |
MOYER TRANSFERS INTO
$15K FALL CLASSIC AT WHYNOT
28, 2018 --- Billy Moyer
Racing (BMR) made their way to Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian,
Mississippi on October 26-27 for the 24th Annual Coors Light 'Fall
Classic.' The unsanctioned Super Late Model special drew a talented
43 car field to the Magnolia State facility to vie for the $15,000
winner's check. On Friday night during qualifying, Billy Moyer laid
down the sixth quickest lap in Group A on the rough, rugged racing
surface. After running third in his heat race on Saturday evening,
Billy started the 100-lap headliner from the outside of the fifth
row. The Batesville, Arkansas standout was unfortunately an early
retiree in the extra-distance affair and was officially placed twenty-second
in the final finishing order. Complete results from the 'Fall Classic'
weekend can be accessed online at www.whynotmotorsportspark.com.
BILLY MOYER ENTERS DOUBLEHEADER
21, 2018 --- Billy Moyer,
of Batesville, Arkansas, and his famed #21 team invaded Chatham
Speedway in Chatham, Louisiana on October 19-20 for a Louisiana
Late Model Racing Series doubleheader, which culminated in the annual
running of the 'Spooky 50.' Billy, who is a Dirt Late Model Hall
of Famer, was unfortunately an early retiree in both weekend races.
He finished twentieth in the final rundown of the $2,000 to win
opener on Friday night, while he wound up being paid for twenty-fifth
in Saturday's $9,000 to win 'Spooky 50.' Complete results can be
accessed online at www.chathamspeedway.com.
MOYER COMPETES IN YET
ANOTHER WORLD 100 AT ELDORA
14, 2018 --- Billy Moyer
Racing (BMR) trekked back to the hallowed grounds of Eldora Speedway
in Rossburg, Ohio on October 12-13 for the completion of the rain-postponed
'World 100.' The dirt-slinging action was slated to get back underway
at the "Big E" on Friday evening with a pair of Twin 25s,
but the $10,000 to win prelim shows were pushed back to Saturday
afternoon due to inclement weather. Billy Moyer posted the twentieth
quickest time overall during the qualifying session and later ran
strong in his heat race, but was unfortunately disqualified for
not immediately reporting to the tech area. Billy then battled back
to finish sixth in his B-Main, but that was not quite good enough
to transfer into the 25-lap daytime main event.
Following a quick reworking of the racetrack for Saturday
night's grand finale, the 48th edition of the 'World 100' took center
stage and a whopping $51,000 paycheck was up for grabs. Billy grabbed
the third and final transfer spot through his stacked heat race
and later rolled off from the inside of the seventh row in the 100-lap
crown jewel extravaganza. In what could be his final Eldora appearance,
the Batesville, Arkansas Hall of Famer slipped back to a twentieth
place finish in the "Biggest Dirt Race in the World."
Complete results from the hectic day/night doubleheader at Eldora
Speedway can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
BILLY MOYER WINS LAKE
CUMBERLAND CLASSIC FOR $5,000!
7, 2018 --- Dirt Late Model
Hall of Famer Billy Moyer collected his ninth feature win of the
2018 campaign on Saturday night, October 6 in the annual 'Lake Cumberland
Classic' at Lake Cumberland Speedway in Burnside, Kentucky! In an
event tri-sanctioned by the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Bonus
Series, Schaeffer's Oil Iron-Man Championship Series, and MARS Racing
Series, Billy earned Fast Time honors during the qualifying session
prior to securing a heat race triumph. The Batesville, Arkansas
superstar then came out on top of the 50-lap headliner to record
his 835th career feature win and the $5,000 payday over Michael
Chilton, Tanner English, Scott James, and Camaron Marlar!
(McLeod Media Services Photo)
A night earlier in the annual 'Iron-Man Classic' at
Lake Cumberland Speedway, each of the three series tri-sanctioned
the $3,000 to win weekend opener. Billy knocked down the second
quickest lap in Group B during the qualifying session before claiming
the win in his heat race. The popular driver known as "Mr.
Smooth" then wheeled his familiar #21 machine to a strong runner-up
performance on Friday in the Commonwealth of Kentucky behind only
victor Michael Chilton. Complete results from both weekend races
can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
MOYER ON PODIUM THROUGHOUT
COTTON PICKIN' 100
23, 2018 --- The #21 team
headed to Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on September
21-22 to compete in the two-day 'Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100.'
On Friday night in the $4,000 to win weekend opener, Billy Moyer
timed in fourth quickest in Group B during qualifying before scoring
a victory in his heat race. After leading the first 27 circuits
of the 30-lapper, Billy was passed in heavy lapped traffic and eventually
settled for a third place podium effort behind only victor Chris
Ferguson and runner-up Dale McDowell. In the $12,000 to win finale
on Saturday evening at "The Mag," Billy ran sixth in his
heat race, won his B-Main, and later blasted past seventeen competitors
during the 70-lap main event to nab another third place performance
behind race winner Dale McDowell and runner-up Austin Rettig. Complete
results from the unsanctioned doubleheader can be obtained online
by clicking on www.magnoliadirt.com.
BILLY MOYER TRANSFERS
INTO KNOXVILLE LM NATIONALS
16, 2018 --- Billy Moyer
Racing (BMR) made their way to the Hawkeye State on September 13-15
for the 15th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' at
the storied Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. The action started
at the 1/2-mile, semi-banked speedplant with a pair of preliminary
shows - each of which paid $7,000 to the winner. On Thursday night,
Billy Moyer suffered problems underneath the hood during his heat
race and unfortunately missed out on the 25-lap main event. At Knoxville
on Friday evening, Billy won his heat race - armed with a new powerplant
- and eventually wound up sixteenth in the final finishing order
of the 25-lapper.
By virtue of racking up the twenty-fourth highest
point total during preliminary competition, Billy earned the right
to the outside of the twelfth row for the start of Saturday's 100-lap
crown jewel spectacular. With his focus set on capturing the $40,000
top prize in the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals,' the
Batesville, Arkansas Hall of Famer wound up pulling off the racing
surface after 64 circuits and was officially paid for a twenty-first
place showing. Full results from the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
biggie can be viewed by logging onto www.lucasdirt.com.
MOYER ANNOUNCES PLANS
TO START 2019 DOWN UNDER!!!
12, 2018 --- With several
marquee events still left on his 2018 racing calendar including
this weekend's 15th Annual 'Knoxville Late Model Nationals,' Billy
Moyer unveiled plans today that he will start his 2019 campaign
in January with the USA Invasion Tour of Western Australia! For
the first time in his storied 41 year racing career, Billy will
head Down Under as part of Team USA for four rounds of racing action
at a trio of different dirt facilities. In addition to competing
and representing Team USA, the Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer will
also be participating in a number of media events to further promote
Dirt Late Model racing in Western Australia, as well as future USA
Billy, who resides in Batesville, Arkansas, will be hosted for
the trip by Paul and Alice Stubber of Bunbury, Western Australia.
Paul comes over to the United States frequently during the summer
months and has competed mainly on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour.
The Stubber's will be providing Billy with a new car and crew members
for the duration of the USA Invasion Tour, which kicks off on January
9 and concludes on January 19. |
MOYER RUNNER-UP IN $10K
TWIN 25; WORLD 100 POSTPONED
9, 2018 --- Next up
on the racing calendar for the #21 team was the 48th running of
the famous 'World 100,' which was scheduled to run on the high-banks
of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from September 6-8. With the
rainy remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon postponing all of the action
on Friday and Saturday until October 12-13, Billy Moyer competed
in only his $10,000 to win Twin 25 at the "Big E" on Thursday
night. After rain showers pushed back the program until the wee
hours of Friday morning, Billy won his heat race and later drew
the pole position for the start of his 25-lap contest. "Mr.
Smooth" then led the first nineteen circuits of the main event
before settling for an impressive runner-up effort behind only victor
Scott Bloomquist. Complete results from the rainy weekend in the
Buckeye State can be located by logging onto www.eldoraspeedway.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
BILLY MOYER WINS ANOTHER
BALTES CLASSIC TITLE!
3, 2018 --- Billy Moyer,
of Batesville, Arkansas, racked up his fourth 'Baltes Classic' title
on Sunday evening, September 2 on the hallowed high-banks of Eldora
Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio! Billy timed in third quickest in his
group during American Late Model Series (ALMS) qualifying prior
to scoring the victory in his heat race. After starting the 30-lap
main event from the pole position, Billy led most of the feature
distance before swapping the top spot a couple of times late with
Nick Hoffman in lapped traffic. At the checkers, Billy was able
to stave off Hoffman, Matt Miller, Rusty Schlenk, and Chad Finley
to score the $5,000 payday. The popular driver known as "Mr.
Smooth" now has eight victories to his credit in 2018 and has
amassed 834 wins on his impressive career resume! (Jim
Earlier in the weekend, the #21 team was in action
at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois and Farmer City Raceway
in Farmer City, Illinois. On Thursday at Granite City, Billy finished
second in his heat race, but later pulled off the racing surface
early in the $2,000 to win feature event due to track conditions
and placed twelfth in the final finishing order. At Farmer City
on Friday night in a $5,000 to win ALMS contest, Billy set Fast
Time in qualifying, won his heat race, and later led the first 34
circuits in the 35-lapper. Unfortunately, he was passed by eventual
winner Shannon Babb on the final lap and was forced to settle for
a strong runner-up performance. Complete results from the triple
shot of holiday weekend action can be found online at www.tricityspeedway.net
| press release
MOYER STARTS AT MANSFIELD;
RUNNER-UP IN KENTUCKY!
August 26, 2018
--- The Billy Moyer Racing (BMR) team started out
the August 24-25 weekend on Friday night at Mansfield Motor Speedway
in Mansfield, Ohio. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided
over the first night of the 'Dirt Million,' which featured a pair
of $10,000 to win duels. Billy Moyer placed third in his stacked
heat race and later started the 30-lap main event from the outside
of the sixth row. The Batesville, Arkansas standout eventually wound
up twenty-first in the final rundown and left the Buckeye State
facility following the race.
On Saturday evening, the #21 team landed at Lake Cumberland
Speedway in Burnside, Kentucky, as the Schaeffer's Oil Iron-Man
Championship Series sanctioned the annual 'Harold Hardgrove Memorial.'
Billy won his heat race in preliminary action and later had a strong
run in the $5,022 to win main event. The popular driver known as
"Mr. Smooth" finished a strong runner-up in the 40-lapper
trailing only victor Jason Jameson! Complete results from both weekend
races can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com
BILLY MOYER DROPS INTO
I-55 AND RECORDS SEVENTH WIN!
12, 2018 --- Billy
Moyer, of Batesville, Arkansas, dropped into Federated Raceway at
I-55 in Pevely, Missouri on Saturday evening, August 11 and laid
claim to his seventh feature win of the 2018 campaign! In a weekly
UMP Super Late Model event, Billy won his heat race in preliminary
action and later started third on the grid in the 25-lap headliner.
The Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer then grabbed the top spot early
in the feature distance and led the majority of the contest to bag
the $1,200 winner's check ahead of Ken Rumble, Jeff Herzog, Tim
Ratajczyk, and Rickey Frankel! (STL Racing Photos)
A night earlier, the #21 team was in the pit area
at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois for a $5,000 to win
MARS Racing Series shootout. Billy placed third in his heat race
and later started the 40-lap main event from the inside of the fifth
row. The popular driver known as "Mr. Smooth" unfortunately
suffered transmission woes during the course of the race and wound
up retiring in the nineteenth position. Complete results from both
weekend races can be viewed online at www.tricityspeedway.net