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Paducah International Raceway

Moyer's flat lifts English to Paducah MARS victory

June 2, 2012, 6:27 am
From series reports
Terry English heads for victory. (Ron Mitchell)
Terry English heads for victory. (Ron Mitchell)

PADUCAH, Ky. (June 1) — Terry English of Benton, Ky., inherited the lead when Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., suffered a flat tire with five laps remaining in Friday night’s MARS DIRTcar Series event at Paducah International Raceway and led the remaining distance for his first series victory. | Slideshow

English earned $5,000 in topping Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., at the finish. Ryan Unzicker of El Paso, Ill., was third with Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., fourth and series points leader Jesse Stovall of Galena, Mo., fifth.

English and Moyer shared the front row for the start of the 30-lap feature with the high-running Moyer pulling out front to establish command early in the race. Moyer built more than a straightaway advantage at times, but saw the victory slip away when he had to head to the pit area under a lap-25 caution with a deflating left-rear tire.

English took over the lead upon Moyer’s exit and held on for the victory while Moyer ended up 16th in the final rundown.

Notes: English's Barry Wright Race Car is sponsored by AAA Fence Inc., F&F Dirtworks, Cox Wrecker Service. ... The winner's son Tanner English finished 17th in the final rundown. ... The event was part of a tripleheader weekend for the Missouri-based regional tour. Michael Kloos of Trenton, Ill., also became a first-time winner on the series in the weekend's opener Thursday night at Highland (Ill.) Speedway. ... The tour wraps up the weekend Saturday night with another $5,000-to-win event at Federated Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo.

MARS @ Paducah: (1) Terry English, (2) Jason Feger, (3) Ryan Unzicker, (4) Shannon Babb, (5) Jesse Stovall, (6) Randy Sellars, (7) Dennis Erb Jr., (8) Tony Jackson Jr., (9) Tim Brown, (10) Chris Shelton, (11) Jarryd Holshouser, (12) Justin Asplin, (13) Caleb Ashby, (14) Leroy Johnson, (15) Lee Thomason, (16) Billy Moyer, (17) Tanner English, (18) Jason McBride, (19) Jason Riggs, (20) Brandon Morton, (21) Jeff Walston, (22) Brian Shirley, (23) Mitchell Lingauer, (24) Scott Riggs. Heat race winners (among 24 cars): Terry English, Moyer, J. Riggs.

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