September 24, 2015
Billy Moyer Announces Semi-Retirement Heading into Knoxville Late
(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
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