Moyer Earns 83rd Summer Nationals Victory
KANKAKEE, Ill. – Billy Moyer claimed the checkered flag for his record eighth career DIRTcar Summer Nationals win at Kankakee County Speedway on Thursday night.
Moyer’s win ties him with Shannon Babb at the top of the tour’s all-time win list at 83 victories.
With an all Moyer front row, the eldest Moyer starting from the pole and Billy Moyer Jr. starting second, the huge crowd knew it would be in for a show. Moyer Jr. powered his way around his dad to start the race, pulling out to an early lead. Unfortunately for the younger Moyer his lead would be short-lived.
A power steering failure caused his car to fall back before finally retiring on lap 10, handing the lead to the elder Moyer. Billy Moyer went on to dominate the remaining 30 laps, holding off former DIRTcar national champion Ryan Unzicker for the eighth win of his career at Kankakee County Speedway.
Brian Shirley, Rick Eckert and Mike Spatola rounded out the top five. Heat race winners included Mike Spatola, Billy Moyer, Billy Moyer Jr.
Billy Moyer, Ryan Unzicker, Brian Shirley, Rick Eckert, Mike Spatola, Bobby Pierce, Gregg Satterllee, Brandon Sheppard, Kevin Weaver, Shannon Babb, Jay Morris, Scott Schmitt, Jason Riggs, Don Hilleary, Shawn Tozak, Frank Heckenast Jr, Scott Bull, Jason McBride, Jason Feger, Tanner Englis, Billy Moyer Jr., Torin Mettille.