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September 24, 2015

Billy Moyer Announces Semi-Retirement Heading into Knoxville Late Model Nationals

(BATESVILLE, ARKANSAS) As the 12th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' readies to kick off later tonight in his home state, Billy Moyer would like to formally announce his semi-retirement from Dirt Late Model racing. The proud owner of 804 feature wins during his illustrious career, Billy will retire from a full-time racing schedule at the completion of his 2015 campaign. The Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer will still remain a huge part of the sport he loves, but in a different capacity than behind the wheel.

"I am looking forward to retiring from a full-time race schedule at the end of this season," commented Moyer recently. "While I will take some time off during the off-season to enjoy life a little bit, my focus will be on building Billy Moyer Victory Race Cars and providing technical and sales support to Karl Performance and its customers. You will still see me around at the race track supporting Billy, Jr. and all of our customer base. From time-to-time, I may also jump back behind the wheel for research, development, and testing purposes."

Billy is the only 6-time champion of the 'World 100' at Eldora (OH) Speedway and has won virtually every major Dirt Late Model event since he started his auto racing career in 1977. The popular driver known as "Mr. Smooth" has conquered such races as the 'Magnolia State 100' (8x), the 'Prairie Dirt Classic' (5x), the 'Gopher 50' (5x), the 'USA Nationals' (5x), the 'Topless 100' (4x), the 'Illini 100' (3x), the 'Jackson 100 (3x), the 'Show-Me 100' (3x), the 'Cotton Pickin 100' (3x), the 'Dirt Late Model Dream' (2x), the 'Dirt Track World Championship' (2x), and the 'Ralph Latham Memorial' (2x) on multiple occasions, while he has also reached victory lane in the 'Knoxville Late Model Nationals,' the 'Indiana Icebreaker,' the 'Hillbilly 100,' the 'Dixie Shootout,' and the 'Jani-King Southern Showdown.'

The Batesville, Arkansas transplant also enjoyed success on several different national and regional touring series. Billy was the 2013 National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) Series Champion and was crowned World of Outlaws Late Model Series Champion on three different occasions (1988, 1989, and 2005). He was also the 1997 Champion on the ultra-competitive Hav-A-Tampa Dirt Racing Series circuit driving for GVS Racing, while he also received accolades for winning Championships on the USAC and NCRA tours in the 80s. Billy has also amassed 90 career victories on the UMP DIRTcar Summernationals while racking up an incredible six titles ('93, '94, '96, '99, '01, '03). You can learn more about Billy and view all of his notable accomplishments by visiting www.billymoyer.com.

A native of nearby Des Moines, Iowa, Billy will tackle the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa from September 24-26. The three-day crown jewel spectacular at the 1/2-mile Marion County Fairgrounds speedplant will start with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary events on Thursday and Friday. The grand finale in the Hawkeye State on Saturday will be headlined by a 100-lap main event, which will once again pay $40,000 to the winner. Billy swept the entire three-day program back in 2010 and will be gunning for his second 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' title this weekend. Additional information concerning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series biggie can be accessed by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.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.

The latest dirt on Billy Moyer Racing can be found all year long at www.BillyMoyer.com.

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