BATESVILLE, Ark. – official release — Rick Schwallie photo —
Sometimes in life you have to take a step back to evaluate what’s really important and where your true focus needs to be.
For Billy Moyer Jr. this self-evaluation has led to his decision to take an indefinite leave from racing.
“I’ve been around racing my entire life, and I’ve come to a point where I just need a break to focus on different priorities,” said the 27-year-old. “Plain and simple my heart is just not in it right now. It’s not fair to my team, my sponsors, my crew, or my fans to keep going if I’m not giving it 110% each and every night.”
Moyer Jr. grew up at the track with his Hall of Fame father, Billy Moyer, and began his own racing career nine years ago in 2006. He has enjoyed success along the way and picked up support from amazing sponsors.
“I’ve got more sponsorship help than I’ve ever had in my career, and I’m so grateful to them. On the same token I couldn’t sleep at night knowing that I was accepting their sponsorship and not giving them my total effort in return.”
“I want to sincerely thank Steve Martin with Crop Production Services, Royal Jones at Mesilla Valley Transportation, my grandfather (Bill Moyer), and an ongoing list of amazing people. I’m truly indebted for the great support they’ve given me. I’ve already spoken with many of my sponsors about this decision, and they fully support me in doing what’s best for my future.”
While Billy hasn’t completely ruled out returning to racing one day down the road, for now it’s not on the radar. He will continue to work on projects with Karl Performance as well as various consulting programs.
“I’ve come to realize that I need to put my family, loved ones, and friends first in my life,” Moyer Jr. notes. “I want to give back to them before any more time slips away. From going to birthday parties to tee-ball games to family gatherings, I want to more involved in their lives. It’s who I want to be. If racing comes into the picture again down the road, then so be it, but for now it’s no longer my top priority.”
This decision hasn’t been an easy one, but Moyer Jr. has no doubt it’s the right one.
“I’m going to definitely miss seeing so many of my friends at the track, and I’m sure at some point I will miss driving as well. I just really want to thank all of my great family, friends, fans, and sponsors, who have stood behind me. I hope everyone can understand that this is something that I have to do.”
CREDIT: MSR Mafia Promotions