NEW RICHMOND, Wis. — It was a battle between veteran Billy Moyer and young gun Bobby Pierce Saturday night at Cedar Lake Speedway, as Moyer swept the weekend’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals events at the track.
Moyer took the quick time earlier in the night and started on the feature pole with Pierce, who claimed the season’s first win at Kankakee County Speedway, on his outside. Pierce jumped out to an early lead and paced the field.
Jason Feger was charging though and caught the 19-year-old Pierce on lap 23. He edged Pierce on the next lap, but Pierce held on. It was Moyer’s turn next though, and this time, Pierce was not able to hold on to the lead.
The caution flew the next lap and Pierce tried to make a move on Moyer on the restart, but Moyer held tough through the remaining laps and claimed his 92nd career Summer Nationals victory and a $10,000 payday.
“We’ve been coming here for a long time and had a good handle on the place for a while but it kind of got away from us,” Moyer said. “We’ve been here and run but we just didn’t get the ‘w,’ so this this weekend — to win two of them in a row — is pretty neat.”
Pierce, the reigning Summer Nationals champion finished second with Feger in third and Mike Marlar in fourth. Brent Larson was the night’s hard charger.
DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis.
A-Main: 1. Billy Moyer, 2. Bobby Pierce, 3. Jason Feger, 4. Mike Marlar, 5. Jason Krohn, 6. Jimmy Mars, 7. Ricky Thornton Jr., 8. Nick Anvelink, 9. Chris Simpson, 10. Allen Murray, 11. Jordan Yaggy, 12. Ryan Unzicker, 13. Bob Gardner, 14. Gordy Gundaker, 15. Brent Larson, 16. Mike Spatola, 17. Rodney Sanders, 18. David Fieber, 19. Jason Rauen, 20. Rodney Melvin, 21. Lance Matthees, 22. Mike Mullen, 23. A.J. Diemel, 24. Timothy Culp.
CREDIT: DIRTcar Racing