Moyer Scores 80th Summer Nationals Win
PONTOON BEACH, Ill. — Billy Moyer claimed his 80th DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory Friday night at Tri-City Speedway, earning the $10,000 top prize for the 50-lap main event victory.
Moyer’s run to the checkers wasn’t without controversy. Moyer tracked down early leader Randy Korte at the midpoint of the main event but contact on the backstretch left Korte’s car unable to continue.
Moyer cruised the rest of the distance to earn his first win on the 2012 tour. Polesitter Brian Shirley finished second behind Moyer and unofficially take the Hell Tour point lead away from defending Summer Nationals Shannon Babb who finished eighth.
Brian Birkhofer started on the outside of row four and rallied to the line to grab the third spot. Bobby Pierce finished fourth after garnering the quickest lap in time trials earlier in the night. Dennis Erb Jr. was fifth.
Billy Moyer, Brian Shirley, Brian Birkhofer, Bobby Pierce, Dennis Erb Jr., Brandon Sheppard, Billy Drake, Shannon Babb, Jon Henry, Jason McBride, Billy Moyer Jr., Mike Spatola, Ryan Unzicker, Chad Zobrist, Michael Long, Dewayne Kiefer, Frank Heckenast Jr., Greg Johnson, Chris Simpson, Randy Korte, Jason Feger, Wendell Wallace.
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