Moyer the Man in Winning “Indiana Icebreaker” at Brownstown Speedway. Cummings and Londeree also Winners.
BROWNSTOWN, IN (March 31, 2007)-Billy Moyer of Batesville, AR made his first appearance at Brownstown Speedway since 2001 and came home the winner of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned 10th Annual “Indiana Icebreaker” Presented by Core Capital on Saturday Night earning $10,000. The 49 year old National Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer started fourth on the grid and took the lead from Shannon Babb on lap 46 and then led the rest of the way for the win. Moyer driving his Car City/Banner Valley Hauling/J&J Steel/Karl Chevrolet/New Vision Graphics/Platinum Motors and Rv’s/Watters Autoland/McCarthy’s One Hour Heating and Air/Pro Power Engines/C.J. Rayburn Monte Carlo #21 held off runner-up Steve Casebolt of Richmond, IN by one car length at the finish line for his fourth career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win.
Casebolt driving the Dale Beitler/Reliable Painting/Rocket GTO led two other drivers in a nose to tail finish for the top four. Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN was third in his Mike Reece/Reece Monuments/Bloomquist Race Cars Ford Fusion with Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, IL taking fourth in the Bill Moyer Racing/Car City/C.J. Rayburn Monte Carlo. Early race leader Josh Richards of Shinnston, WV finished fifth in his Seubert Calf Ranches/Tony Stewart Racing/Rocket Monte Carlo. A total of 72 cars were entered at the Tim Keithley and Jerry Jones promoted facility before a standing room only crowd.
Richards would grab the point at the start of the race with Babb, Moyer, Casebolt and Greg Johnson the top five with one lapped scored. Owens would slide by Johnson on lap two to take fifth ahead of Johnson as a three wide battle for second would get the crowd wound up with just two circuits scored. Richards would start to pull away from the exciting race for second as he would go to as much as a twelve car length advantage by the 10th lap. With Babb, Moyer, Casebolt and Owens running close together they would be able to start to track down Richards by lap 15 as Richards was entering some heavy traffic.
By this time Owens had surpassed Casebolt and Moyer and was now running in third right on Babb’s heels. Richards would then have two lapped cars between himself and Babb as they diced through lapped traffic. By lap 32 it was a real tussle for the point with Richards, Babb and Owens trying to go three wide for the lead of the race with Babb emerging the frontrunner. Owens went to second as Richards would fall to third.
With Owens trying the outside route on Babb on lap 43 he was attempting to take the lead in some more heavy traffic for the top duo, but Owens would slip up out of the groove on lap 44 and loose two spots in the running order to Moyer and Casebolt who were now second and third. Moyer then saw an opening and took full advantage of it passing Babb for the lead on lap 46. Casebolt would then overhaul Babb for second and start to put the heat on Moyer.
The first and only caution flag of the race came out for Steve Francis on lap 51. With 24 laps remaining on the restart it would Moyer showing the way followed by Casebolt, Babb, Owens and Richards.
When the green flag restarted the race Moyer would go to a three to four car length lead over Casebolt, but with 15 laps to go it was anybody’s race to win among the top four competitors. Babb would get back into third around Owens on lap 64 but four laps later Owens was back in front of Babb in the tight race for third. With five laps to Moyer, Casebolt, Owens and Babb were bumper to bumper with those trailing Moyer hoping for a mistake from him in order to steal the race in the waning laps. But it was not to be as Moyer held his line and a furious last lap ditch effort by Casebolt to pass him as Moyer went on to claim his 14th career victory at Brownstown Speedway. Casebolt finished second followed by Owens, Babb and Richards.
In victory lane for the first time in six years at Brownstown, Moyer was complimentary of the track prep. “It’s been a while since we’ve been here and they’ve made a few changes to the track and I think for the better and it being a little wide on the straight-aways made for some good racing.” “This little hot rod that Rayburn came out with has been real good, the car and engine combination has been great and we have always liked it here from the first time I ever came here.”
Completing the top ten were Greg Johnson, Darren Miller, Scott James, Earl Pearson, Jr., and Don O’Neal.
In preliminary action Terry Casey captured the LifeLong Locks Fast Time Award with a lap of 14.060 seconds. The Hawk Brake and Quarter Master Sponsored Heat Races were won by Josh Richards, Shannon Babb, Steve Casebolt, Jimmy Owens, Donnie Moran and Billy Moyer. The Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno and Penske Shocks B-Main winners were Scott Bloomquist and Jeep VanWormer. The K&N Filters Clean Pass of the Night award went to Jeep VanWormer, who started ninth in his B-Main and passed Steve Barnett on the final lap for the win. Victor Lee earned the $600 bonus for being the highest finishing non series regular that competed in three or fewer events in 2006.
The next Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event will take place on Saturday, April 14th at the Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, TN paying $10,000 to win. For more information you can go to www.tazewellspeedway.net.
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Brownstown Speedway-Brownstown, IN
Saturday, March 31, 2007
LifeLong Locks Fast Qualifier: Terry Casey 14.060 seconds
Hawk Brake First Heat: (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Josh Richards, Greg Johnson, Victor Lee, Scott Bloomquist, Dan Schlieper, Chris Combs, Marty O’Neal, Greg Kendall, Steve Shaver, Terry Casey, Mike Marlar, Steven Godsey
Hawk Brake Second Heat: (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Shannon Babb, Justin Rattliff, Ryan Dauber, Tim Prince, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Joe Godsey, Billy Drake, Cody Mahoney, Ben Adkins, Wayne Chinn, Jordan Bland, Jason Smith
Quarter Master Third Heat: (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Steve Casebolt, Darren Miller, Steve Francis, Darrell Lanigan, Brad Neat, Damon Eller, Rick Eckert, Brady Smith, Ray Cook, Bart Hartman, Shannon Reed, Rickey Riggle
Quarter Master Fourth Heat: (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance Jimmy Owens, Matt Miller, Don O’Neal, Eric Jacobsen, Ricky Arms, Bryan Barber, Tim Tungate, Brian Wilhite, John mason, Dan Sturgeon, John Sizemore, Doug Horton
Hawk Brake Fifth Heat: (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Donnie Moran, Scott James, Michael England, Steve Barnett, Mike Jewell, John Gill, Russ Scheffler, Freddy Smith, Duane Chamberlain, Barry Doss, Doug Ault, Randey Riggle
Hawk Brake Sixth Heat: (10 Laps-Top 3 Advance): Billy Moyer, Earl Pearson, Jr., Terry English, Brian Birkhofer, Mike Mataragas, Jeep VanWormer, Tyler Boggs, Chad Kinder, Rusty Seaver, Scott Bull, Patrick Sheltra, Tommy Carlton
Mason Racin’ Rebel Shock Dyno First B-Main: (12 Laps-Top 2 Advance): Scott Bloomquist, Darrell Lanigan, Damon Eller, Tim Prince, Billy Drake, Brady Smith, Marty O’Neal, Brad Neat, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Chris Combs, Cody Mahoney, Steve Shaver, Greg Kendall, Rick Eckert, Terry Casey, Ben Adkins, Ray Cook, Steven Godsey, Joe Godsey, Jason Smith, Rickey Riggle, Wayne Chinn, Bart Hartman, Mike Marlar
Penske Shocks Second B-Main: (12 Laps-Top 2 Advance): Jeep VanWormer, Steve Barnett, Brian Birkhofer, Russ Scheffler, John Gill, Ricky Arms, Eric Jacobsen, Bryan Barber, John mason, Rusty Seaver, Brian Wilhite, Freddy Smith, John Sizemore, Scott Bull, Tyler Boggs, Barry Doss, Tim Tungate, Randey Riggle, Tommy Carlton, Mike Jewell, Doug Horton, Duane Chamberlain, Mike Mataragas, Doug Ault
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 10th Annual “Indiana Icebreaker” Main Event: (75 Laps): Billy Moyer, Steve Casebolt, Jimmy Owens, Shannon Babb, Josh Richards, Greg Johnson, Darren Miller, Scott James, Earl Pearson, Jr., Don O’Neal, Matt Miller, Michael England, Victor Lee, Scott Bloomquist, Darrell Lanigan, Jeep VanWormer, Steve Francis, Justin Rattliff, Dan Schlieper, Terry English, Donnie Moran, Steve Barnett, Tim Prince, Ryan Dauber, Terry Casey
Caution Flags: 1
Lap Leaders: Josh Richards 1-32, Shannon Babb 33-45, Billy Moyer 46-75
Edelbrock Hard Charger Award: Don O’Neal (Started 16th and finished 10th-Advanced 6 Positions)
Allstar Performer of the Race: Steve Casebolt
K&N Filters Clean Pass Award: Jeep VanWormer
COMP Cams Rookie of the Race: Justin Rattliff
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: Dan Schlieper and Terry Casey
Track Provisional: Tim Prince
UMP MODIFIEDS (63 ENTRIES)
HEAT ONE: Brian Shaw, Shelby Miles, Matt Hamilton, Nick Allen, Randy King, John Demoss, Tim Rivers, Jason Jamison, Brent Payne, Shane Cole, Marc Starke, Rob Manley
HEAT TWO: Matt Boknecht, Travis Shoulders, Elliott Despain, Rick Robinson Jr, Matt Bex, Todd Gilpin, Steve Sheeks, Tim Tuttle, Dustin Webber, Dean Wilkerson, Dustin Webber, JD Largent
HEAT THREE: Matt Huddleston, Steve King, Aaron Ricketts, Jay Ledford, Zach Fair, JD Roberts, Greg Amick, Arby Burton, Denny Boknecht, Josh Webber, Kyle Decker, Randy Whitten, Devin Gilpin
HEAT FOUR: Brent Londeree, Josh Lucas, Brady Short, Jesse Cramer, Doug Adkins, Kent Robinson, Jerrad Krick, Brian Shoemaker, Cory Gerdes, Mike Trimble, Jim Shipman, Jimmy Hayden, Keaton Streeval
HEAT FIVE: Chris Streeval, Joey Kramer, Ryan Thomas, Lee Hobbs, Jeff Bland Jr, Brandon Short, Andy Bishop, Jeff Harris, Joe Fowler, Jacoby Hines, Larry Schornick, Nathan Voorhies, Jesse Snyder
CONSI ONE: Nick Allen, Matt Bex, Jerrad Krick, Andy Bishop, Dustin Webber, Dean Wilkerson, Shane Cole, Brent Payne, Kyle Decker, Randy Whitten, Zach Fair, Jeff Harris, Kent Robinson, Rick Robinson Jr, JD Roberts
CONSI TWO: Jesse Cramer, Jay Ledford, Tim Rivers, Tim Tuttle, Jimmy Hayden, Jason Jamison, Jeff Bland Jr, Dustin Webber, Mike Trimble, Doug Adkins, Josh Webber, Keaton Streeval, Denny Boknecht, Larry Schornick, Brandon Short
CONSI THREE: Lee Hobbs, John Demoss, Todd Gilpin, Randy King, Greg Amick, Steve Sheeks, Joe Fowler, Jacoby Hines, Rob Manley, Nathan Voorhies, Cory Gerdes, Brian Shoemaker, Jesse Snider, Arby Burton, Marc Starke
FEATURE: Brent Londeree, Matt Boknecht, Matt Huddleston, Shelby Miles, Joey Kramer, Steve King, Travis Shoulders, Aaron Ricketts, Matt Bex, Lee Hobbs, Josh Lucas, Jesse Cramer, Elliott Despain, Nick Allen, Ryan Thomas, Matt Hamilton, Jay Ledford, John Demoss, Brian Shaw, Brady Short, Chris Streeval
BOMBERS (24 ENTRIES)
HEAT ONE: Jason Combs, Chad Stapelton, Dewayne Gross, Bub Cummings, Josh Turner, Jake Leitzman, Bill Jackson, Joe Godsey
HEAT TWO: Bobby Johnson, Bubba Woods, Josh Hayes, Tony Godsey, Todd McDonald, Greg Hicks, Randy Lawyer, Ben Burton
HEAT THREE: John Mayer Jr., Jamie Wilson, Jim Pfeiffer, Ronnie Pardue, Ray Weston, Troy Clark, Jeremy Payne, Derek Levesque
CONSI ONE: Joe Godsey, Brad Cummings, Randy Lawyer, Bill Jackson, Troy Clark, Jake Leitzman
FEATURE: Bub Cummings, Bobby Johnson, Chad Stapelton, Bubba Woods, Steve Godsey, Joe Godsey, Josh Turner, Jim Pfeiffer, Brad Cummings, Josh Hayes, Jason Combs, Randy Lawyer, Todd McDonald, Ray Weston, Bill Jackson, Troy Clark, John Mayer Jr., Jamie Wilson, Dewayne Gross, Ronnie Pardue