Granite City, IL
Sanction: MARS DIRTcar Series West (MARS vs UMP Late Models 40) - $5,000
Information provided by: Series reports (last updated August 27, 1:46 pm)
Dominant Moyer tallies yet another Tri-City victory
MARS vs UMP Late Models 40
- Billy Moyer
- Bobby Pierce
- Jesse Stovall
- Gordy Gundaker
- Will Vaught
- Kolby Vandenbergh
- Tanner English
- Hunter Rasdon
- Billy Laycock
- Wendell Wallace
- Ashley Newman
- Jeff Roth
- Mark Voigt
- Payton Looney
- Tony Jackson Jr.
- Ryan Unzicker
- Jim Shereck
- Allen Murray
- Brandon McCormick
- Jack Sullivan
- Rusty Griffaw
- Shannon Babb
- Mark Burgtorf
- Justin Asplin
Billy Moyer took the checkers five seconds ahead of the field.
What won the race: Winning what's likely his final start at a track where he's had extensive success, Hall of Famer Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., earned $5,000 Friday for a MARS DIRTcar Series victory at Tri-City Speedway. Moyer, who started outside the front row, took the checkers ahead five seconds ahead of runner-up Bobby Pierce in leading all the way.
Key notes: Moyer has 21 career MARS victories; he plans to retire at the conclusion of 2016. ... He has least one victory at Tri-City in four of the past five seasons; his most recent was June 3 for a $2,000 triumph ... Jesse Stovall was the only driver in the top 10 in MARS points to crack the top 10 finishers. ... Twelve drivers completed 40 laps. ... MARS made its second-ever appearance at the Granite City, Ill., track.
On the move: Jesse Stovall of Billings, Mo., started ninth and finished third; Kolby Vandenbergh of Ashland, Ill., started 18th and finished sixth.
Winner's sponsors: Moyer's Billy Moyer Victory Race Car is sponsored by Mesilla Valley Transportation, Henderson Motorsports, the Garnant Family, Jack's CarQuest and Karl's Performance.
Points chase: Tony Jackson Jr. of Lebanon, Mo., led MARS points entering the weekend.
Car count: 34
Polesitter: Tanner English
Heat race winners: Bobby Pierce, Tanner English, Billy Moyer, Gordy Gundaker
Consolation race winners: Jack Sullivan, Kolby Vandenbergh
Provisional starters: Justin Asplin, Jeff Roth, Rusty Griffaw, Billy Laycock
Next series race: August 27, Federated Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, MO) $5,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.