September 22, 2016
Billy Moyer Masterful in Knoxville Prelim; Fifth in $40k Knoxville
(BATESVILLE, ARKANSAS) Billy Moyer Racing (BMR) tackled another crown
jewel event over the September 15-17 weekend in the Hawkeye State, as
the historic Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa played host to the
13th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' The Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series once again sanctioned the three-day spectacular
at the Marion County Fairgrounds oval, which started with a pair of
$7,000 to win preliminary showdowns. At Knoxville on Thursday night,
Billy Moyer dominated by winning his heat race prior to leading all
twenty-five circuits in the headliner en route to capturing the $7,000
payday over Brandon Sheppard, Josh Richards, Shane Clanton, and Jimmy
Mars! On Friday evening, Billy ran fourth in his heat race, sixth in
the B-Main, and twenty-third in the 25-lapper after slowing to bring
out the caution flag on lap twelve due to a vibration.
By virtue of accumulating the seventh most points during the unique
format, Billy locked himself into the inside of the fourth row for the
start of Saturday's 100-lap 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals'
finale, which once again carried a stout $40,000 winner's share. Despite
running out of fuel late in the distance while in the third spot, the
Batesville, Arkansas superstar held on to finish fifth in the extra-distance
affair behind only victor Mike Marlar, Scott Bloomquist, Bobby Pierce,
and Shane Clanton. Complete results from the extended weekend at Knoxville
Raceway can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Another marquee event will greet the #21 team this upcoming weekend
(September 23-24) at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi.
The annual running of the 'Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100' will take
place this weekend at "The Mag" and a $20,000 top prize will
be on the line. Qualifying and heat races for the Super Late Models
will be held on Friday night, while consolation events and the 100-lap
headliner are scheduled for Saturday evening. Billy is a three-time
winner of the 'Cotton Pickin' 100,' as he picked up the checkered flag
in 2004, 2008, and 2009. Additional information concerning this unsanctioned
race can be accessed by clicking on www.magnoliadirt.com.
BMR would like to thank the following sponsors for their continued
support: Henderson Motorsports, Garnant Family Farms, Bad Boy Mowers,
McKee Auto/RV, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Car City, Clements Racing
Engines, Karl Performance, Jack's CARQUEST, New Vision Graphics, Watters
Autoland, Moyer Victory Chassis, Allstar Performance, AMSOIL, Arizona
Sports Shirts, Bell Helmets, Bert Transmission, Beyea Headers, BSB Manufacturing,
ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, C&R Racing, Champ Pans, Deatherage
Opticians, Delph Communications, Eibach Springs, FK Rod Ends, Fuel Safe
Racing Cells, Hawk Brakes, Hoosier Racing Tire, Intercomp, ISC Racers
Tape, JRI Shocks, Kluhsman Racing Components, Midwest Sheet Metal, MSD
Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, Performance Bodies, Performance Rod & Custom,
Peterson Fluid Systems, Rockhard Powder Coating, Stealth Carburetion,
Sunoco Race Fuels, Sweet Mfg., TWM Manufacturing, and Wiles Racing Driveshafts.
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Media Contact: Ryan Delph - Delph Communications