Moyer leads all the way at Tri-City's FedEx 50
GRANITE CITY, Ill. (May 30) — Polesitter Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., led all the way Tri-City's FedEx 50 on Sunday night for a UMP DIRTcar-sanctioned victory worth $10,000. Moyer got the jump on fellow front-row starter Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., and never looked back in racing to victory at the 3/8-mile oval promoted by Kevin and Tammy Gundaker. | Slideshow | Video
"That's what Kevin said down there in victory lane, he said it looked too easy, like I was out there on a Sunday afternoon cruise," Moyer said. "The car was pretty good. It could always be better. ... but it was better than everybody else's."
Second-row starters Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., and Billy Moyer Jr. of Batesville futilely chased the winner to the finish while Feger and Brad Neat of Dunnville, Ky., rounded out the top five. Wendell Wallace of Batesville ran as high as third but ended up 12th.
Cautions appeared for a slowing Craig Smith and when Eric Jacobsen, trying to take fifth from Don O'Neal, climbed O'Neal's left-rear tire entering turn three and spun out of contention.
Notes: Moyer's Victory Circle Chassis is sponsored by L&D Trucking, Henderson Motorsports, Banner Valley Hauling and New Vision Graphics. ... The track announced its planning a UMP-sanctioned $20,000-to-win next season on Easter weekend. ... The next major Late Model event at Tri-City is the UMP DIRTcar Summernationals stop on July 9, another $10,000-to-win race.
FedEx 50: (1) Billy Moyer, (2) Shannon Babb, (3) Billy Moyer Jr., (4) Jason Feger, (5) Brad Neat, (6) Don O'Neal, (7) Dan Schlieper, (8) Jimmy Mars, (9) Dennis Erb Jr., (10) Billy Faust, (11) Eric Wells, (12) Wendell Wallace, (13) John Mason, (14) Mark Burgtorf, (15) Eric Jacobsen, (17) Brian Shirley, (18) Mark Voigt, (19) Bryan Collins, (20) Craig Smith, (21) Matt Weidner, (22) Earl Pearson Jr., (23) Jared Landers, (24) Chad Zobrist. Fast qualifier (among 41 cars): O'Neal, 15.264 seconds. Heat race winners: Moyer, Feger, Moyer Jr., Neat, Babb. Dash winner: Moyer. Consolation winners: Faust, Wallace.