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Moyer outruns son again for sweep at West Plains

October 16, 2011, 8:23 am
From series reports
Billy Moyer stalks Billy Moyer Jr. on his way to victory. (cbracephotos.com)
Billy Moyer stalks Billy Moyer Jr. on his way to victory. (cbracephotos.com)

WEST PLAINS, Mo. (Oct. 15) – Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., scored a $3,000 victory in Saturday night’s Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Racing Association’s season finale at West Plains Motor Speedway, completing a sweep of the tour’s doubleheader weekend at the 3/8-mile racetrack.

"We had it right tonight," said Moyer who took the lead on lap nine. "We won last night, but it wasn't to my liking. We tweaked on some stuff. It felt like I liked it to tonight."

For the second-consecutive night, Moyer’s son Billy Moyer Jr., also of Batesville, was the runner-up finisher. John Anderson of Omaha, Neb., finished third to clinch the tour’s championship while R.C. Whitwell of Tucson, Ariz., and Tony Jackson Jr. of Lebanon, Mo., rounded out the top five finishers. | Slideshow

Coffeyville, Kan., driver AL Purkey, Anderson’s closest challenger in the championship race and the tour’s seven-time and defending champion, finished sixth.

Anderson was happy to finally wrap up the championship.

"It really was an up and down battle," Anderson said of the season-long points race. "Me and Purkey came down to the wire together. It was a class move by both of us to make it that way. We wanted to make it good for the fans. It did get a little nerve racking knowing I was up front and just had to stay in front of him. I just had to be smart and see what I could do there at the end."

Notes: The winning Moyer’s Victory Circle is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and is sponsored by L&D Trucking, Henderson Motorsports, Banner Valley Hauling and Minx Show Palace. ...�Peculiar, Mo., driver Dustin Walker was crowned the tour's Rookie of the Year. The elder Moyer’s sweep of West Plains follows Moyer Jr.’s sweep of MLRA events Oct. 6-7 at Heartland Park Topeka (Kan.). ... Moyer’s Friday night victory at West Plains paid $2,000. He now has 14 total victories on the 2011 season. Anderson’s previous MLRA title came in 2008. The doubleheader weekend marked the MLRA tour’s first events at West Plains since the 1999 season.

MLRA @ West Plains: (1) Billy Moyer 2) Billy Moyer Jr. (3) John Anderson, (4) R.C. Whitwell, (5) Tony Jackson Jr., (6) Al Purkey, (7) Jack Sullivan, (8) David Turner, (9) Jeff Floyd, (10) Will Vaught, (11) Jesse Stovall, (12) Rusty Griffaw, (13) Brandon Smith, (14) Brandon McCormick, (15) Wendell Wallace, (16) Jerry Lierly, (17) Patrick Johnson, (18) Justin Asplin, (19) Dustin Walker, (20) Andrew Kosiski, (21) Mike Collins, (22) Joe Kosiski, (23) Terry Phillips, (24) Michael Kloos. Heat race winners (among 30 cars): Phillips, Jackson Jr., Moyer, Moyer Jr. Consolation race winner: Stovall.

 
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