090416 WOOLM SelinsgroveReleaseMoyer Jr. Dominates at Selinsgrove

Records second career series win

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Sept. 4, 2016 – Billy Moyer Jr. put together a dominant Craftsman Club® Feature Sunday night, winning the 18th Annual Jeff’s Auto Body and Recycling Center Late Model National Open at Selinsgrove Speedway. The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series Rookie of the Year Contender not only earned the $8,000 purse, but also his second series win of his career.

The Batesville, Ark. native put together his second consecutive podium finish, and doubled-up on his wins this season within a one-month span. He currently leads the Rookie of the Year standings, and with the win he further strengthened his resume toward achieving the honor. He now has one final hurdle in late-October – the prized Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (N.C.).

“We earned this one,” said Moyer, thanking the fans. “There was some competition. I just want to belong on a national tour. I’m not on Josh [Richards’] or [Shane] Clanton’s level. Hopefully we can keep-on and catch them. It’s fun to race with all the guys you look up to like [Rick] Eckert – the guys I grew up watching. Those guys show me a lot of respect, and I do the best I can to show it back. I’ve never won in Pennsylvania so this is pretty cool. I sound like a broken record but I mean everything I say.”

Moyer said his good fortune came in the redraw, where he pulled-out the starting spot for a feature set for 40 laps. Leading the 24-car field into the green flag, Moyer established his dominance early in his No. 21JR Crop Production Services/ Karl Performance Moyer/ Victory racecar. Within the first 10 laps, he ultimately increased his lead to 3.189 seconds over Eckert. 

One battle that stood out in the field was between Eric Wells and hometown hero Jim Yoder for the final podium spot. This battle started early with neither of them giving ground. Yoder eventually made the pass, but the two stayed within .300 seconds of each other for the majority of the race.

The top five – Jeff Rine filled the last spot in the group – remained the same following the race’s first caution on lap 8. After the restart, the front began to separate. Moyer led by as many as 4.712 seconds with 17 laps remaining. Yoder, who was in third, fell 9.156 seconds behind the leader – nearly five seconds behind Eckert.

The suspense began to build when Eckert was gaining ground two laps later in his No 7 Monumental Paving & Excavating/ P-J Contracting Co Longhorn car; Moyer hit lapped traffic which slowed him down. Eckert, with approximately the same advantage over Yoder, diminished Moyer’s lead down to .973 seconds with seven laps left in the feature.

The climax of the race subsequently fell at the drop of the white flag. The race’s second and final caution created a green-white-checkered scenario; in turn, the race was extended to 41 laps. The field regrouped single-file, offering a chance for Eckert to get his second win of the season and for Wells to reclaim his podium position.

“No, it really wasn’t [a chance],” said Eckert, chuckling. “We were a half of a corner away, and he was better. But he was going flat and I could see that during the caution. He wasn’t spinning as much as I was, but I was too bald to race him. We’re just happy to end it in second. We really needed that. We’ll build on it. Billy: good job.”

As for Wells, he managed to pass Yoder in his No. 18 Will Kinzer Foundation for Autism Research/ Allstar Performance Longhorn machine. Rounding out the podium, Wells earned his fifth top five finish of the season. Earlier in the night, he won his sixth heat race of the season and was fastest in his qualifying group with a 19.989.

“Yeah, [Yoder] was a little better than us, but he slipped-up in the rubber there on [turn] two,” said Wells, listing the night’s accomplishments. “Finished third, won a heat tonight and a got the fast time in our group…we’ll take it. I’m just happy with what we have and we’re closer than what we were.”

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World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series Statistical Report; September 4, 2016; Selinsgrove Speedway; Selinsgrove, Pa.

Craftsman Club® Feature (40 laps): 1. 21JR- Billy Moyer Jr. [1] [$9,095]; 2. 7- Rick Eckert [2] [$4,800]; 3.18- Eric Wells [4] [$3,400]; 4. 27- Jim Yoder [5] [$2,900]; 5. 0- Coleby Frye [7] [$2,000]; 6. 91- Tyler Erb [9] [$2,300]; 7. 14m- Morgan Bagley [11] [$2,150]; 8. 1*- Chub Frank [24] [$1,850]; 9. 2x- Steve Campbell [12] [$1,200]; 10. 1s- Gary Stuhler [17] [$1,100]; 11. 99jr- Frank Heckenast Jr. [18] [$1,600]; 12. 25- Shane Clanton [3] [$1,600]; 13. 1- Josh Richards [21] [$1,500]; 14. 2c- Joey Coulter [14] [$850]; 15. 99B- Boom Briggs [20] [$800]; 16. 76- Brandon Overton [23] [$1,250]; 17. 2J- Jeff Rine [6] [$660]; 18. C9- Steve Casebolt [19] [$1,190]; 19. 3- Tim Wilson [22] [$620]; 20. 119B- Bryan Bernheisel [13] [$600]; 21. 4s- Danny Snyder [10] [$600]; 22. 1v- Jeremy Miller [16] [$600]; 23. 4-D’s- Chad Hollenbeck [15] [$600]; 24. 88- Tony Adams [8] [$600]

Last-Chance Showdown Group No. 1 (10 laps - Top 3 Transfer): 1. 1s- Gary Stuhler; 2. C9- Steve Casebolt; 3. 1- Josh Richards; 4. 9- Hayes Mattern; 5. 66k- Justin Kann; 6. 14z- David Brouse Jr.; 7. 2- Andrew Yoder; 8. 93- Donald Bradsher; 9. 33- Trent Brenneman (DNS); 10. 20- Michael Davis (DNS); 11. 11- Jason Schmidt (DNS); 12. 16- Matt Cochran; 13. 76- Brandon Overton (DNS)

 Last-Chance Showdown Group No. 2 (10 laps - Top 3 Transfer): 1. 99jr- Frank Heckenast Jr.; 2. 99B- Boom Briggs; 3. 3- Tim Wilson; 4. 99z- David Zona; 5. 1*- Chub Frank; 6. C33- Chris Casner; 7. 10- Dave Stamm; 8. 26- Jerry Bard; 9. 90- Kyle Rhoads; 10. 2s- Dan Stone; 11. 29z- David Brouse Sr.; 12. 14H- Tyler Horst; 13. 06- Mike Lupfer (DNS)

Qualifying Group No. 1: 1.0- Colby Frye, 19.657; 2.1- Josh Richards, 19.692; 3. 21JR- Billy Moyer Jr., 19.829; 4. 2c- Joey Coulter, 19.868; 5. 93- Donald Bradsher, 20.124; 6. C9- Steve Casebolt, 20.127; 7. 91- Tyler Erb, 20.136; 8. 27- Jim Yoder, 20.151; 9. 119B- Bryan Bernheisel, 20.257; 10. 88- Tony Adams, 20.329; 11. 66k- Justin Kann, 20.383; 12. 33- Trent Brenneman, 20.385; 13.1s- Gary Stuhler, 20.676; 14. 20- Michael Davis, 20.718; 15. 9- Hayes Mattern, 20.737; 16. 11- Jason Schmidt, 20.960; 17. 14z- David Brouse Jr., 21.094; 18. 4s- Danny Snyder, 21.168; 19. 2- Andrew Yoder, 21.366; 20. 16- Matt Cochran; 21. 76- Brandon Overton (DNS)

 Qualifying Group No. 2: 1. 18- Eric Wells, 19.989; 2. 7- Rick Eckert, 20.283; 3. 2J- Jeff Rine, 20.311; 4. 25- Shane Clanton, 20.314; 5. 14M- Morgan Bagley, 20.349; 6. 2x- Steve Campbell, 20.556; 7. 4-D’s- Chad Hollenbeck, 20.620; 8. 1v- Jeremy Miller, 20.622; 9. 1*- Chub Frank, 20.722; 10. 99jr- Frank Heckenast Jr., 20.794; 11. 99B- Boom Briggs, 20.798; 12. 14H- Tyler Horst, 21.038; 13. 10- Dave Stamm, 21.095; 14. 29z- David Brouse Sr., 21.283; 15. 26- Jerry Bard, 21.473; 16. 99z- David Zone, 21.518; 17. 2s- Dan Stone, 21.714; 18. C33- Chris Casner, 21.863; 19. 90- Kyle Rhoads, 22.044; 20. 3- Tim Wilson; 21. 06- Mike Lupfer (DNS)

 Heat No. 1 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): 1. 0- Coleby Frye; 2. 21JR- Billy Moyer Jr.; 3. 91- Tyler Erb; 4. 119B- Bryan Bernheisel; 5. 1s- Gary Stuhler; 6. 9- Hayes Mattern; 7. 14z- David Brouse Jr.; 8. 66k- Justin Kann; 9. 93- Donald Bradsher; 10. 2- Andrew Yoder; 11. 76- Brandon Overton (DNS)

Heat No. 2 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): 1. 27- Jim Yoder; 2. 88- Tony Adams; 3. 4s- Danny Snyder; 4. 2c- Joey Coulter; 5. C9- Steve Casebolt; 6. 33- Trent Brenneman; 7. 20- Michael Davis; 8. 11- Jason Schmidt; 9. 1- Josh Richards; 10. 16- Matt Cochran (DNS)

Heat No. 3 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): 1. 18- Eric Wells; 2. 2J- Jeff Rine; 3. 14m- Morgan Bagley; 4. 4-D’S- Chad Hollenbeck; 5. 99B- Boom Briggs; 6. 1*- Chub Frank; 7. 26- Jerry Bard; 8. 10- Dave Stamm; 9. 90- Kyle Rhoads; 10. 2s- Dan Stone; 10. 2s- Dan Stone

Heat No. 4 (10 laps – Top 4 Transfer): 1. 25- Shane Clanton; 2. 7- Rick Eckert; 3. 2x- Steve Campbell; 4. 1v- Jeremy Miller; 5. 99jr- Frank Heckenast Jr.; 6. 99z- David Zona; 7. 3- Tim Wilson; 8. C33- Chris Casner; 9. 29z- David Brouse Sr.; 10. 14H- Tyler Horst

World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series Contingency Award Winners (awards presented to noted finisher/qualifier or next highest displaying decal):

Comp Cams - $50 Product certificate: Billy Moyer Jr.
MSD - $50 Cash: Billy Moyer Jr.
QuarterMaster - $100 Product certificate: Billy Moyer Jr.
Wrisco Aluminum - 3 Sheets of aluminum: Billy Moyer Jr.
Penske Shocks - TBD Product certificate: Rick Eckert
JE Pistons - $50 Cash: Morgan Bagley
VP Racing Fuels - $50 Cash: Chub Frank
Edelbrock - $50 Cash: Shane Clanton
Comp Cams - $50 Cash: Frank Heckenast Jr.
Morton Buildings - $50 Cash: Frank Heckenast Jr.
Cometic Gasket - $50 Cash: Shane Clanton
JRI Shocks - $50 Cash: Boom Briggs
SuperFlow - $50 Cash: Joey Coulter
QuarterMaster - $25 Product certificate: Boom Briggs
JE Pistons - Set of rings: Brandon Overton
QuarterMaster - $50 Product certificate: Bryan Bernheisel
Arizona Sport Shirts - $100 Product certificate: Bryan Bernheisel
JE Pistons - Set of rings: Chad Hollenbeck
MSD - $25 Cash: Billy Moyer Jr.
QA1 - $50 Cash: Billy Moyer Jr.
Bonus Bucks - $500 Cash: Jim Yoder
Rookie Bonus - $250 Cash: Billy Moyer Jr.
Craftsman Bonus - $100 Cash: Jim Yoder
Craftsman Bonus - $200 Cash: Billy Moyer Jr.
Craftsman Bonus - $200 Cash: Rick Eckert
Craftsman Bonus - $200 Cash: Eric Wells
Craftsman Bonus - $200 Cash: Tyler Erb
Craftsman Bonus - $200 Cash: Morgan Bagley

2016 World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series Point Standings as of September 4 – 37 A-Mains completed (rank/driver/residence/points/deficit to leader):

Pos. Car # Driver Residence Points Trail By
1 1 Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 5260 0
2 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA 4990 270
3 7 Rick Eckert York, PA 4888 372
4 76 Brandon Overton   Evans, GA 4688 572
5 21JR Billy Moyer Jr. Batesville, AR 4630 630
6 C9 Steve Casebolt Richmond, IN 4550 710
  1* Chub Frank Bear Lake, PA 4550 710
8 3S Brian Shirley Chatham, IL 4548 712
9 99JR Frank Heckenast Jr. Frankfort, IL 4504 756
  18 Eric Wells Hazard, KY 4504 756
11 14M Morgan Bagley Gladewater, TX 4450 810
12 91 Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX 4060 1200
13 2C Joey Coulter Union Grove, NC 3878 1382
14 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA 3634 1626
15 18C Chase Junghans Manhattan, KS 3348 1912
16 77 Jordan Yaggy Rochester, MN 1586 3674
17 72 Jason Covert York Haven, PA 1392 3868
18 11 Austin Smith Cedartown, GA 1368 3892
19 17M Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA 1340 3920
20 38S Kenny Pettyjohn Millsboro, DE 1270 3990

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Bad Boy Off Road (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), Craftsman (Official Tool), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), Morton Buildings (Official Building), Sears (Official Home Store), The Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Official Racing Experience, VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel) and DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, MSD, Penske Shocks, QA1, QuarterMaster, Superflow Dynos and Wrisco Aluminum; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, Impact Racing Products, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue

 

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