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Paducah International Raceway

Moyer rules Tri-Track opener at Paducah

May 30, 2009, 6:32 am
From track and series reports
Billy Moyer picks up his winnings at PIR. (kohlsracingphotos.com)
Billy Moyer picks up his winnings at PIR. (kohlsracingphotos.com)

PADUCAH, Ky. (May 29) — Dominating at Paducah International Raceway, Hall of Famer Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., couldn't be touched at the 3/8-mile oval en route to a $5,000 victory in the Northern Allstars-sanctioned Tri-Track Challenge opener. | Slideshow

No one could keep up with the red-and-yellow No. 21 as Moyer started outside the front row and pulled away from the outset in the caution-free 40-lapper. He led by a half-track margin after 26 laps. Eighth-starting Bill Frye of Greenbrier, Ark., finished a distant second with 14th-starting Randy Korte of Highland, Ill., rallying to finish third. Randy Sellars of nearby Mayfield, Ky., started 11th and finished while the track's winningest all-time driver, Terry English of Benton, Ky., rounded out the top five after starting 10th.

Polesitter Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., couldn't keep up with Moyer in the early laps and was running more than a straightaway behind the leader when he retired on the 21st lap with engine problems. Kevin Cole of Christopher, Ill., started third and held that position early before breaking on the 10th lap and pulling out of the race.

Notes: Moyer's Victory Circle Chassis by Moyer is sponsored by Banner Valley Hauling, J&J Steel and Imperial Properties. ... Moyer notched his third career Northern Allstars victory and first since March 5, 2005, at Clarksville (Tenn.) Speedway. ... Moyer lapped all but 11 competitors. ... Kevin Weaver of Gibson City, Ill., finished 14th in a new Bill West Enterprises car. ... Justin Rattliff drove the Scott Clipping Racing No. 16c normally driven by Kevin Claycomb. ... Wendell Wallace of Batesville, Ark., drove the No. B1 owned by Bob Harris of Shelbyville, Tenn. ...Tait Davenport won the UMP Crate Late Model feature. ... The Northern Allstars Tri-Track Challenge continues Saturday at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Mo., and wraps up Sunday at Shepp's Speedway in Alexander, Ill. Both races pay $5,000 to the winner. ... A $5,000 bonus goes to any driver who can win two of three features.

Tri-Track Challenge: (1) Billy Moyer, (2) Bill Frye, (3) Randy Korte, (4) Randy Sellars, (5) Terry English, (6) Brian Shirley, (7) Jason Feger, (8) Justin Rattliff, (9) Dennis Erb Jr., (10) Billy Moyer Jr., (11) Brent Kreke, (12) Wendell Wallace, (13) Dewayne Keifer, (14) Kevin Weaver, (15) Jason McBride, (16) Jimmy Dehm, (17) Jason Riggs, (18) Shannon Babb, (19) Craig Smith, (20) Ken Schrader, (21) Kevin Cole. Fast qualifier (among 33 cars): Kreke, 15.141. Heat race winners: C. Smith, Moyer, Cole, Babb. Consolation winners: Shirley, Korte.

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