Billy Moyer claims MARS/UMP win at I-55 Raceway! Matt Mevert, Jeff Herzog & Rob Shaw also take victories!
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Pevely, MO (August 28th, 2010) Billy Moyer has visited I-55 Raceway three times during the 2010 racing season and has won all three times he has been there. With forty cars on hand for the MARS/UMP DIRTcar Challenge and Moyer drawing a high pill number and having to start near the back of his qualifying heat race, it wasn't an easy task to claim his third win at I-55 Raceway this season. Moyer would start the main event in the outside of row three with Dennis Erb, Jr. and Jeremy Payne on the front row. Payne would get the lead at the drop of the green flag from his front row outside starting spot. Erb would move into the second spot and constantly badger Payne for the lead in the early laps. Shannon Babb would get into the third spot and make it a three-way race for the lead. As the laps began to click off, Moyer was on the move toward the front. It didn't take long for the leaders to get into lapped traffic and that would cause the battle for the lead to intensify. Moyer would drive around Babb for the third spot on lap ten, then he would move past Erb for the second spot just two laps later. Just before the half way marker, Moyer flew past race leader Payne. Moyer would proceed to pull away from the field and checked out to win by nearly a half-track margin. It took Moyer less than twelve minutes to finish the entire forty lap feature event that went caution free. Another amazing note, all twenty-four cars that started the main event, took the checkered flag. Shannon Babb would work his way past Erb and Payne to finish in the second position. Payne would hold on for a third place finish with Erb taking fourth. Brian Shirley would round out the top five.
Pepsi Nationals Now One Giant Night Sept. 18 at I-55 Raceway
Saturday night special a major event in World of Outlaws Late Model championship battle
PEVELY, MO - Aug. 13, 2010 - The Pepsi Nationals is traditionally a massive one-day Dirt Late Model event, and I-55 Raceway and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series are excited to carry on that tradition on Saturday, Sept. 18.
The star-studded, $10,000-to-win, 55-lap Pepsi Nationals will cap a night of time trials, heat races and Last Chance Showdowns on I-55 Raceway's exciting high-banked 1/3-mile oval. The event will play a major role in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series championship battle, with less than 50 points separating Josh Richards, Darrell Lanigan and Tim McCreadie.
In addition, the exciting DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, DIRTcar UMP Sportsman and DIRTcar Pro-4 classes will all be featured, making for a huge night of action.
The event was originally scheduled to kick off on Friday, Sept. 17, but with weekday congestion and traffic issues from on-going road construction associated with the widening of Interstate 55, it's almost impossible for fans and teams to arrive in a timely manner on a week night, especially the local and regional competitors. To ensure everybody has a memorable event, officials determined it would be best to consolidate the entire program on Saturday, Sept. 18.
For tickets to this big night, order online at www.worldofoutlaws.com/tickets or call the World of Outlaws at 704-795-7223 or I-55 Raceway at 636-479-3219. Reserved seats are only $30 in advance and $32 on Sept. 18. General admission is $28 in advance and $30 on Sept. 18. If you're going to the pits, pit passes are $35 for DIRTcar Members and $40 for non-members. To join DIRTcar, sign up at http://www.dirtcarmembers.com.
Plus, for a special event promotion from Pepsi to be announced soon, make sure to keep an eye on www.worldofoutlaws.com and www.i55raceway.com.