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Crawford County Speedway

Moyer Jr. nips Beard on last lap at Crawford Co.

May 8, 2011, 12:40 pm
From series reports

VAN BUREN, Ark. (May 7) — Former series champ Billy Moyer Jr. of Batesville, Ark., overtook race-long leader Kyle Beard of Trumann, Ark., on the final corner Saturday at Crawford County Speedway to capture his second straight victory on the Comp Cams Super Dirt Series.

Moyer led exiting turn four on the last of 35 laps for a $2,000 victory that came just 24 hours after his victory at Thunderbird Speedway in Muskogee, Okla., on a tripleheader CCSDS weekend. Kelly Boen won Thursday's event at Tri-State Speedway in Pocola, Okla.

The race's three cautions all came between laps 25-27, setting up an eight-lap dash to the finish. Beard had led all the way from outside the front row, but Moyer caught him amid traffic on lap 33.

The leaders went three-wide with the lapped car of Keith Lawson at the white flag, battling side-by-side into turns one and two and down the backstretch. Beard entered turn three high while Moyer shot to the bottom, and Moyer edged ahead at the checkers to win his seventh series victory by just a few feet.

Beard settled for second while polesitter Dane Dacus of Lakeland, Tenn., was third. Gary Christian of Broken Bow, Okla., crossed the line fourth, but the teen was disqualified after a postrace altercation with Dacus. Jack Sullivan of Greenbrier, Ark., was elevated to fourth and Brandon Hunter of Alma, Ark., rounded out the top five.

Notes: The winner's Victory Circle Chassis is sponsored by Imperial Motors, Banner Valley Hauling and Henderson Motorsports ... Bill Frye went off the end of the track to draw a lap-25 caution, and Jon Kirby was part of a lap-27 accident that caused a yellow. ... Jon Mitchell of Texarkana, Texas, was the Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger with his 16th-to-ninth run. ... Next up on the series is a May 13-14 weekend at USA Speedway in Sterlington, La., and Drew County Speedway in Monticello, Ark.

CCSDS @ Crawford County: (1) Billy Moyer Jr., (2) Kyle Beard, (3) Dane Dacus, (4) Jack Sullivan, (5) Brandon Hunter, (6) Johnny Virden, (7) Justin Wells, (8) Larry Campbell, (9) Jon Mitchell, (10) Curtis Cook, (11) Bill Frye, (12) Shane Harris, (13) Brandon Smith, (14) Austin Rettig, (15) Eric Tinderholt, (16) Jeff Sloan, (17) Dewaine Hottinger, (18) Jon Kirby, (19) Jay Rierson, (20) Keith Lawson. Disqualified: Gary Christian. Heat race winners (among 28 cars): Dacus, Beard, Moyer, Hottinger. Consolation winners: Cook, Mitchell. Provisional starters: Sloan, Lawson, Campbell.

CCSDS points

(Through May 7)
1. Billy Moyer Jr - 483
2. Kyle Beard - 479
3. Bill Frye - 463
(tie) Jon Mitchell - 463
5. Austin Rettig - 461
(tie) Gary Christian - 461
7. Johnny Virden - 459
8. Dewaine Hottinger - 447
9. Brandon Smith - 441
10. Jon Kirby - 417
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