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Billy Moyer Jr. Wins 29th Hoosier Dirt Classic
Devin Gilpin and Cullen Goodman Keep Winning

BROWNSTOWN, IN (June 13, 2012) – Billy Moyer Jr. of Batesville, AR scored his first ever UMP Summernationals and Brownstown Speedway win on Wednesday Night. The 24-year-old second generation driver dominated all 40 laps of the opening night of the 2012 Summernationals earning $5,000 for his win in the 29th Annual Hoosier Dirt Classic.

Moyer Jr. finished well ahead of second place runner, Brian Shirley of Chatham, IL. The winner’s 54-year-old Hall of Fame father, Billy Moyer came home third followed by Terry Casey of New London, WI and Jason Jameson of Lawrenceburg, IN.

Moyer Jr. grabbed the lead at the start of the event which drew 49 entrants to the historic quarter-mile oval. Moyer Jr. was challenged early by his father and Shirley, but he pulled away to just over a straightaway lead during the race which was slowed by four caution flags.

The elder Moyer held the second spot in the running order until lap five when Shirley passed him. Shirley and Moyer then would battle for the remaining 35 laps for the runner-up position behind Moyer Jr. The two would race side-by-side for several laps during the race as Casey would close on both of them near the end of the race to make it a three-car battle for second.

In victory lane Moyer Jr. was extremely excited in taking his first career Summernationals and Brownstown win. “It’s big to win here at Brownstown, people all over talk about Brownstown and its history, I know my dad has won here several times, so it feels good to get one here and our first Summernationals victory as well,” said the driver of the Victory Circle by Moyer Chevrolet.

“The track was real good tonight, when I drew that number one spot I thought I had a real good chance to win tonight, but then I looked over and my dad was on the outside front row with me, and I knew it was going to be important to get out front, I don’t have a lot of laps here, but the car was just terrific tonight and I want to thank Bill Schlieper of Pro Power Racing Engines, the motor ran awesome.”

Moyer Jr.’s car is sponsored by Henderson Motorsports, Banner Valley Hauling, Imperial Motors, L&D Trucking, CarCityInc.com, Watters Auto Land, New Vision Graphics, Crop Production Services, Red Line Oil, BSB Manufacturing and PRC.

Completing the top ten were Jason Feger of Bloomington, IL; Jason McBride of Carbondale, IL; Ryan Unzicker of El Paso, IL; Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, IL; and Steve Barnett of Franklin, IN.

In the UMP Modified division Devin Gilpin of Columbus, IN racked up win number 18 on the season by leading all 25 laps of the main event. The 21-year old third generation racer inherited the pole starting position when Bradley Sterrett, who was scheduled to start on the pole, pulled off the track on the parade lap of the race.

Gilpin took the lead at the start of the main event and was never challenged. Matt Boknecht of Seymour, IN, who started 11th finished second followed by 15th place starting, Richie Lex of Morgantown, IN. NASCAR’s Kenny Wallace of St. Louis, MO in his first ever appearance at Brownstown finished fourth followed by Joe Godsey of Edinburgh,

Gilpin’s victory was his third of the year at Brownstown and his 13th career at the track. He leads with the nation in victories with 18 overall. “I have to thank all sponsors, without them this would not be possible, we have had a great year so far, to win this many races this early on is just amazing, we just need to keep this up and hopefully get that UMP Championship.”

Gilpin’s Impressive Race Cars by Dasco car is sponsored by Dasco Race Supply, A-1 Pallet, Inc., Blondie’s Pizza, Robert and Sons Aluminum, Allstar Performance, Eddie Gilstrap Motors, Bigg Daddy’s Grill and TE Motorsports. His car is powered by a Mike Shell Racing Engine.

Completing the top ten were John DeMoss of Bloomington, IN; Gabe Menser of Ashmore, IL; Jesse Cramer of Spencer, IN; Tyler Nicely of Owensboro, KY; and Kent Robinson of Bloomington, IN.

In the Super Stock Division Cullen Goodman of Hymera, IN picked up his third win of the year at Brownstown. Goodman, who started third in the race, led all 25 laps for the win. Goodman was challenged early by Randy Petro of Columbus, IN, but he eventually pulled away from Petro. Goodman’s Rick Gumm Chassis is sponsored by Wilson Auto Repair and Lambert’s 24 hour towing.

Petro would eventually lose the second spot to 16th starting, Greg Owens of North Vernon, IN, who roared through the field to claim the runner-up spot. Owens got around Petro on the 16th circuit. Marty Cooper of Franklin, IN was fourth followed by 7-time track champion, Tim Clark of North Vernon, IN.

Completing the top ten were Troy Clark of North Vernon, IN; Tyler Cain of Seymour, IN; Gary Rahe Jr. of Cincinnati, OH; Winston Howe of Bloomington, IN; and Jay Deckard of Brownstown, IN.


SUMMARY June 13, 2012 -- Hoosier Dirt Classic / UMP Summer Nationals

UMP SUPER LATE MODELS (49 ENTRIES)

HEAT ONE: Jeremy Hines , Terry Casey , Mike Spatola , Shannon Babb , Dennis Erb Jr , Bobby Pierce , Duke Whiseant , Justin Rattliff , Joe Godsey , Daniel Fiessner , Tyler Allen , Jake Griffin , Michael Chilton

HEAT TWO: Billy Moyer Jr , Jason Jameson , Scott James , Frank Heckenast Jr , Joe Janowski , Steve Barnett , Rusty Schlenk , Greg Kendall , Leon Henderson , Tim Rivers , Mark Voigt , Brian Wilhite

HEAT THREE: Billy Moyer , Dylan White , Cody Mahoney , Ryan Unzicker , Brandon Sheppard , Jerry Lierly , Chad Stapleton , Chris Streeval , Adam Bowman , Bob Stewart , Kathy Jarvis-DNS , Kevin Weaver-DNS

HEAT FOUR: Brian Shirley , Jason Feger , Jason Mcbride , Wendall Wallace , Nick Bartels , Tanner English , Jim Moon , John Henry , Brad Neat , Don Oneal , Victor Lee , Alan Magner

C-MAIN 1: Justin Rattliff , Joe Godsey , Tyler Allen , Adam Bowman , Kathy Jarvis , Daniel Fiessner , Bob Stewart , Jake Griffin , Chris Streeval , Michael Chilton , Kevin Weaver-DNS

C-MAIN 2: Brad Neat , John Henry , Mark Voigt , Don Oneal , Tim Rivers , Greg Kendall , Victor Lee , Alan Magner , Brian Wilhite , Leon Henderson

B-MAIN: Dennis Erb Jr , Steve Barnett , Brandon Sheppard , Joe Janowski , Rusty Schlenk , Bobby Pierce , Justin Rattliff , Jim Moon , Brad Neat , Chad Stapleton , Nick Bartels , Tanner English , John Henry , Jerry Lierly , Duke Whiseant , Joe Godsey

FEATURE: Billy Moyer Jr , Brian Shirley , Billy Moyer , Terry Casey , Jason Jameson , Jason Feger , Jason Mcbride , Ryan Unzicker , Shannon Babb , Steve Barnett , Wendall Wallace , Dennis Erb Jr , Brandon Sheppard , Rusty Schlenk , Bobby Pierce , Cody Mahoney , Frank Heckenast Jr , Chad Stapleton , Scott James , Dylan White , Jeremy Hines , Mike Spatola


UMP MODIFIEDS (39 ENTRIES)

HEAT ONE: Bradley Sterrett , Joe Godsey , Tyler Nicely , Jesse Cramer , Matt Bex , Tommy Sheppard Jr. , Paul Ortman , Sam Lee , Rob Penny , Clayton Perry-DNS

HEAT TWO: Kyle Bronson , Jacoby Hines , Rob Gullion , John Demoss , Jake Griffin , Larry Booher , Jr Pace , Nick Allen , Jared Bailey , Greg Amick

HEAT THREE: Devin Gilpin , Kent Robinson , Matt Boknecht , Richie Lex , Jeff Curl , Dennis Boknecht , Dave Baldwin , Webb Lee , Tony Blair , Allen Waltermire

HEAT FOUR: Kenny Wallace , Gabe Menser , Steven Brooks , Paul Miles , Tommy Sheppard Sr. , Cary Morris , Mike Bechelli , Michael Daut

B-MAIN 1: Jeff Curl , Matt Bex , Dennis Boknecht , Allen Waltermire , Paul Ortman , Dave Baldwin , Webb Lee , Sam Lee , Tommy Sheppard Jr. , Rob Penny-DNS , Tony Blair-DNS , Clayton Perry-DNS

B-MAIN 2: Greg Amick , Jake Griffin , Jared Bailey , Larry Booher , Mike Bechelli , Jr Pace , Cary Morris , Michael Daut , Tommy Sheppard Sr. , Cory Skipton-DNS , Nick Allen-DNS

FEATURE: Devin Gilpin , Matt Boknecht , Richie Lex , Kenny Wallace , Joe Godsey , John Demoss , Gabe Menser , Jesse Cramer , Tyler Nicely , Kent Robinson , Jeff Curl , Greg Amick , Bradley Sterrett , Steven Brooks , Kyle Bronson , Jake Griffin , Paul Miles , Matt Bex , Jacoby Hines , Rob Gullion


SUPER STOCKS (29 ENTRIES)

HEAT ONE: Randy Petro , Marty Cooper , Mike Cawood , Aj Clark , Justin Hammond , Greg Owens , Chris Hillman , Kevin Arthur , Travis Butler , Jamey Wilson

HEAT TWO: Cullen Goodman , Tim Clark , Winston Howe , Jason Combs , Roy Bruce Jr. , Tim Schumpe , Travis Todd , Levi Lokey , Jack Frye , Tom Ault

HEAT THREE: Scott Barker , Jay Deckard , Rick Gumm , Troy Clark , Tyler Cain , Gary Rahe Jr. , Taylor Vincent , David Brewer , Jeremy Helton

B-MAIN 1: Chris Hillman , Tom Ault , Jamey Wilson , Travis Butler , Travis Todd , Kevin Arthur , Levi Lokey , Jack Frye , Taylor Vincent , Jeremy Helton , David Brewer-DNS

FEATURE: Cullen Goodman , Greg Owens , Randy Petro , Marty Cooper , Tim Clark , Troy Clark , Tyler Cain , Gary Rahe Jr. , Winston Howe , Jay Deckard , Mike Cawood , Jason Combs , Roy Bruce Jr. , Tim Schumpe , Rick Gumm , Scott Barker , Justin Hammond , Aj Clark , Chris Hillman , Tom Ault