Billy Moyer (21) repelled Nick Hoffman (2) late at Eldora.
What won the race: Holding off a furious charge from Nick Hoffman over the final five laps, Billy Moyer won Sunday’s Baltes Classic at Eldora Speedway. Moyer and Hoffman traded slide jobs in the waning laps, with Moyer edging ahead on the final circuit to win by 0.196 seconds. The Hall of Famer from Batesville, Ark., earned $5,000 for his fourth Baltes Classic victory.
Quotable: “(Winning the Baltes Classic) is cool. Everybody knows what Earl done for sure, getting this thing started way back in the day and everything he’s done (for the sport) since then,” winner Billy Moyer said. “It makes me proud to come up here and win one more.”
Key notes: Runner-up Nick Hoffman nosed ahead to lead lap 26 and unofficially took the lead a few other times in the final laps as Moyer was able to keep him at bay. ... The 11th annual Baltes Classic is the third race of the tour’s weekend tripleheader that began Friday at Farmer City (Ill.) Raceway where Shannon Babb won and includes Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, Ohio, on Saturday where Rusty Schlenk was the winner. … Eldora hosts the World 100 Sept. 6-8. ... ALMS action wraps up Oct. 13 at Eldora.
On the move: Part-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Chad Finley of St. Johns, Mich., started 13th and finished fifth; Kent Robinson of Bloomington, Ind., started 17th and finished sixth.
Winner's sponsors: The winning Moyer Victory Race Car is sponsored by Mesilla Valley Transport, Henderson Motorsports, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Karl Performance, Jack’s CarQuest, Watters Autoland and Midwest Sheet Metal.
Points chase: Entering the weekend, Casey Noonan of Sylvania, Ohio, leads the ALMS standings ahead of Travis Stemler and Rusty Schlenk.
Car count: 31
Fast qualifier: Greg Johnson
Time: 15.542 seconds
Polesitter: Billy Moyer
Heat race winners: Billy Moyer, Matt Miller, Nick Hoffman, Rusty Schlenk
Consolation race winners: Kent Robinson
Provisional starters: Jeff Warnick, Jerry Bowersock, Matt Lindsey, Rob Anderzack
Next series race: October 13, Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH) $0