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Northeast Arkansas Speedway

Moyer Jr. wins $2,000 at Northeast Arkansas

June 10, 2012, 7:01 am
From series reports

HARRISBURG, Ark. (June 9) — Billy Moyer Jr. denied fellow Batesville, Ark., driver Wendell Wallace a weekend sweep Saturday at Northeast Arkansas Speedway with a $2,000 triumph on the Comp Cams Super Dirt Series.

Moyer shot to the lead on a lap-nine restart and led the rest of the way to the checkers in outrunning Wallace, who won the previous night’s series event in Malden, Mo. Dane Dacus of Lakeland, Tenn., rebounded from a last-place finish at Malden for third while Curtis Cook of Vilonia, Ark., scored his second top-five finish of the weekend in fourth. Jeff Floyd of Walnut Ridge, Ark., came from his 14th starting spot to round out the top five.

Moyer notched his ninth career series victory to move into second place on the all-time series list behind Wallace.

Polesitter Todd Hall of Charleston, Mo., led from the outset, but contact with fellow front-row starter Randy Todd of Lexington, Tenn., on the sixth lap forced Hall to slow, triggering a caution.

Todd inherited the lead but after a lap-nine yellow for a Tommy Surrett-Robert Baker tangle, Moyer took command.

While the ninth-starting Wallace and 14th-starting Floyd headed for the front, Moyer was still in control when the final caution appeared on lap 23 for a major incident involving Todd, Jamie Dacus, Johnny Virden and Keith Lawson.

Moyer led the field back to green and raced to the checkers for his second series victory of the season.

Notes: Moyer’s Victory Circle Chassis is sponsored by Henderson Motorsports, Crop Production Services, Banner Valley Hauling and Car City. ... His previous series victory came May 12 at Crawford County Speedway in Van Buren, Ark. ... He’s four series victories behind all-time leader Wallace. ... The race marked the opener of the RiceTec Summer Series, a miniseries within the Arkansas-based tour that pays cash and contingencies ... Robert Baker of Bryant, Ark., claimed Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger honors for his 19th-to-ninth run. ... Kyle Beard of Trumann, Ark., received the Quarter Master Hard Luck award after experiencing a motor failure in heat race action for the second straight night. ... Drivers failing to make the feature lineup: Shane Stephens, Dale Armstrong, Chad Williams, Travis Mosley, Joseph Long, Jeff Cagle, Chandler Petty, Kenneth Jackson, Mason Oberkramer and Thomas Dacus. ... Comp Cams competitors resume action June 22-23 at Beebe (Ark.) Speedway and 67 Speedway in Texarkana, Ark., both part of the RiceTec Summer Series.

RiceTec Summer Series: (1) Billy Moyer Jr., (2) Wendell Wallace, (3) Dane Dacus, (4) Curtis Cook, (5) Jeff Floyd, (6) Jon Kirby, (7) Jon Mitchell, (8) Clay Fisher, (9) Robert Baker, (10) Brandon Smith, (11) Shawn Knuckles, (12) Robert Lovette, (13) Johnny Virden, (14) Keith Lawson, (15) Randy Todd, (16) Jamie Dacus, (17) Todd Hall, (18) Kyle Beard, (19) Tommy Surrett, (20) Timothy Culp. Heat race winners (among 30 cars): Hall, Culp, Dacus, Todd. Consolation winners: Surrett, Knuckles. Provisional starters: Baker, Beard.