Billy Moyer claims $10,000 at Tri-City Speedway! Michael Long, Bobby Martintoni & Robbie Eilers also claim wins!

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PONTOON BEACH, Ill. (May 27) — Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., swept around Jimmy Mars on the backstretch on the 32nd lap Sunday at Tri-City Speedway en route to a $10,000 victory in the Budweiser 50.

Moyer stalked frontrunners Steve Francis and Mars through the first half of the race, but moved up to challenge the leading Mars by lap 30 and made his winning move on the icy-slick surface.

“When it gets like that and you’re trying to walk on that ice cube, one little break in the momentum really makes a big difference,” Moyer said. “Everything just happened just right there where I got into the corner good.”

Moyer edged away the remainder of the 50-lapper and cruised to victory in the non-touring UMP DIRTcar-sanctioned event.

The pole-starting Mars, who went ahead of fellow front-row starter Francis for good on the 21st lap, posted a runner-up finish while Brian Birkhofer of Muscatine, Iowa, was third. Francis, of Ashland, Ky., was fourth and Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill., rounded out the top five in a race slowed by a single caution.

Francis and Mars ran side-by-side much of the first half of the race with Francis leading most of the way on the outside as Mars dipped underneath. Just behind them, Moyer and Birkhofer shadowed their every move.

As the frontrunners entered slower traffic, Mars dispatched of Francis and Moyer followed suit, taking the second spot before the halfway point.

While Moyer was able to outrun Mars the rest of the way, the Menomonie, Wis., driver was pleased to get back on the right track after recent struggles.

“My confidence level is about in the tank right now. I’ve just been running off base for a little bit. I kind of went back to square one and everything felt good,” Mars said. “I probably was a little bit too cautious out there, but he’s always run good here, so I guess just to hold ‘em off as long as I did, I felt like that was a win to me. I think we’ve definitely got something that we’ve got working again.

“We pretty much left our car alone tonight and never touched it … instead of going out there and throwing a million things at it. Everything felt good. Sometimes a person overadjusts, and I’ve learned that the last couple of weeks here.”

Notes: Moyer’s Clements-powered Victory Circle Chassis is sponsored by Henderson Motorsports, L&D Trucking, Car City, Cooley Transport and Watter’s Autoland. … The lone yellow appeared when Jared Landers headed for the infield pits on lap 13. … Thirteen of 24 starters finished on the lead lap. … Tri-City’s next Late Model special comes up June 22 with a $10,000-to-win UMP DIRTcar Summernationals event.

Tri City Speedway, Pontoon Beach, IL
Race Results for 5/27/2012 – Bud 50 $10,000 to win Late Models

Sportsmen – A-Main — 17 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 3E Robbie Eilers Highland, IL
2 196 Jon Ripperda Bartelso, IL
3 50 Kent Nations Farmington, MO
4 47 Brad Paquet High Ridge, MO
5 57 Trey Harris Imperial, MO
6 12S Mark Schaefer Millstadt, IL
7 7 Dennis Ponder Collinsville, IL
8 15B Matt Brucato Imperial , Mo
9 12 Troy Naeger Festus, MO
10 62 Troy Medley Herculaneum, MO
11 T27 Tim Ehlers Bethalto, IL
12 184 John Wells Union, MO
13 97D Dale Laird Cottage Hills, IL
14 J82 Bert Jacoby O’ Fallon, MO
15 C4 Chris Soutia Pevely, MO
16 68 Jerry Kiser O’ Fallon, MO
17 13A Len Garson Pocahontas, IL DNS

Sportsmen – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 3E Robbie Eilers Highland, IL
2 47 Brad Paquet High Ridge, MO
3 12 Troy Naeger Festus, MO
4 J82 Bert Jacoby O’ Fallon, MO
5 7 Dennis Ponder Collinsville, IL
6 97D Dale Laird Cottage Hills, IL
7 184 John Wells Union, MO
8 68 Jerry Kiser O’ Fallon, MO
9 13A Len Garson Pocahontas, IL

Sportsmen – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 196 Jon Ripperda Bartelso, IL
2 12S Mark Schaefer Millstadt, IL
3 57 Trey Harris Imperial, MO
4 50 Kent Nations Farmington, MO
5 62 Troy Medley Herculaneum, MO
6 15B Matt Brucato Imperial , Mo
7 T27 Tim Ehlers Bethalto, IL
8 C4 Chris Soutia Pevely, MO

UMP Late Models – A-Main — 34 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 21 Billy Moyer Batesville, AR
2 28M Jimmy Mars Menomonie, WI
3 15B Brian Birkhofer Muscatine, IA
4 15F Steve Francis Ashland, KY
5 3S Brian Shirley Chatham, IL
6 25 Jason Feger Bloomington, IL
7 18 Shannon Babb Moweaqua, IL
8 75 Billy Drake Bloomington, IL
9 21JR Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR
10 11T Tyler Reddick Corning, CA, IL
11 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL
12 58 AJ Diemel Elk Mound, WI
13 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL
14 33F Rickey Frankel Quincy, IL
15 5L Jared Landers Batesville, AR
16 0 Dewayne Kiefer (L) St. Genevieve, MO
17 77 Jason McBride (L) Carbondale, IL
18 5 Eric Jacobsen Watsonville, CA
19 18E Eric Wells Hazard, KY
20 A1 Duke Whiseant Texarkana, AR
21 15D Jonathan Davenport Lexington, NC
22 21B Rich Bell Shefield, IL
23 41N Brad Neat Dunnville, KY
24 81C Kevin Cole (L) Benton, IL

UMP Late Models – B-Main
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 11T Tyler Reddick Corning, CA, IL
2 25 Jason Feger Bloomington, IL
3 15D Jonathan Davenport Lexington, NC
4 0 Dewayne Kiefer (L) St. Genevieve, MO
5 5 Eric Jacobsen Watsonville, CA
6 58 AJ Diemel Elk Mound, WI
7 77 Jason McBride (L) Carbondale, IL
8 78 Chad Zobrist (L) Highland, IL
9 61 Caleb Ashby , TN
10 00 Randy Korte (L) Highland, IL
11 21B Rich Bell Shefield, IL
12 16 Christoper Shelton Paducah, KY
13 23 Dylan Sharp Hillsboro, MO
14 33 Steve Lampley Benton, IL
15 7L Jerry Lierly Jr Camp Point, IL DNS
16 81JR Jason Riggs Harrisburg, IL DNS
17 56J Michael Long (M) Quincy, IL DNS
18 24 Ryan Unzicker El Paso, IL DNS

UMP Late Models – Dash
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 28M Jimmy Mars Menomonie, WI
2 15F Steve Francis Ashland, KY
3 21 Billy Moyer Batesville, AR
4 15B Brian Birkhofer Muscatine, IA

UMP Late Models – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 15F Steve Francis Ashland, KY
2 18 Shannon Babb Moweaqua, IL Over all Fast Time — 14.746
3 75 Billy Drake Bloomington, IL
4 81C Kevin Cole (L) Benton, IL
5 15D Jonathan Davenport Lexington, NC
6 5 Eric Jacobsen Watsonville, CA
7 78 Chad Zobrist (L) Highland, IL
8 7L Jerry Lierly Jr Camp Point, IL
9 24 Ryan Unzicker El Paso, IL

UMP Late Models – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 28M Jimmy Mars Menomonie, WI
2 3S Brian Shirley Chatham, IL
3 21JR Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR
4 18E Eric Wells Hazard, KY
5 11T Tyler Reddick Corning, CA, IL
6 0 Dewayne Kiefer (L) St. Genevieve, MO
7 77 Jason McBride (L) Carbondale, IL
8 16 Christoper Shelton Paducah, KY
9 21B Rich Bell Shefield, IL

UMP Late Models – Heat 3
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 15B Brian Birkhofer Muscatine, IA
2 A1 Duke Whiseant Texarkana, AR
3 33F Rickey Frankel Quincy, IL
4 41N Brad Neat Dunnville, KY
5 61 Caleb Ashby , TN
6 23 Dylan Sharp Hillsboro, MO
7 33 Steve Lampley Benton, IL
8 56J Michael Long (M) Quincy, IL DNS

UMP Late Models – Heat 4
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 21 Billy Moyer Batesville, AR
2 5L Jared Landers Batesville, AR
3 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL
4 28E Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL
5 25 Jason Feger Bloomington, IL
6 58 AJ Diemel Elk Mound, WI
7 00 Randy Korte (L) Highland, IL
8 81JR Jason Riggs Harrisburg, IL

UMP Modifieds – A-Main –22 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 18L Michael Long (M) Quincy, IL
2 70 Josh Russell (M) Festus, MO
3 4UW Bobby Regot (M) St. Charles, MO
4 11H John Stanton (M) East Alton, IL
5 98 Joe Walsh (MR) Fenton, MO
6 124 Jared Bailey Bedford, IN
7 1 Tim Hancock (M) Mount Olive, IL
8 4L Tim Lewis Jr Burnt Prairie, IL
9 77 Rick Stevenson (M) O’Fallon, MO
10 56 Dane Gundaker (M) Bridgeton, MO
11 56D Jake Draege Vandalia, IL
12 3S Dan Schlup Jr Wentzville, MO
13 76 Eric Goetter Summerfield, IL
14 1AA Aaron Draege Vandalia, IL
15 8A Bill Austin East Alton, IL
16 10X Rusty Griffaw Festus, MO
17 21X Chris Winters Du Quoin, IL
18 51 Timmy Hill (M) House Springs, MO
19 2 Justin Hall (MR) South Roxana, IL
20 94K Kevin Graf (M) Hazelwood, MO
21 A1 Gary Bentley St. Charles, MO
22 24H Mike Harrison (M) Highland, IL

UMP Modifieds – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 18L Michael Long (M) Quincy, IL
2 10X Rusty Griffaw Festus, MO
3 1 Tim Hancock (M) Mount Olive, IL
4 124 Jared Bailey Bedford, IN
5 77 Rick Stevenson (M) O’Fallon, MO
6 24H Mike Harrison (M) Highland, IL
7 21X Chris Winters Du Quoin, IL
8 A1 Gary Bentley St. Charles, MO

UMP Modifieds – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 51 Timmy Hill (M) House Springs, MO
2 70 Josh Russell (M) Festus, MO
3 56 Dane Gundaker (M) Bridgeton, MO
4 76 Eric Goetter Summerfield, IL
5 94K Kevin Graf (M) Hazelwood, MO
6 1AA Aaron Draege Vandalia, IL
7 8A Bill Austin East Alton, IL

UMP Modifieds – Heat 3
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 4UW Bobby Regot (M) St. Charles, MO
2 56D Jake Draege Vandalia, IL
3 11H John Stanton (M) East Alton, IL
4 2 Justin Hall (MR) South Roxana, IL
5 3S Dan Schlup Jr Wentzville, MO
6 98 Joe Walsh (MR) Fenton, MO
7 4L Tim Lewis Jr Burnt Prairie, IL

UMP Pro Crate Late Models – A-Main — 24 Cars 
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 48 Bobby Martintoni (C) Livingston, IL
2 17X Jordan Bauer St. Jacob, IL
3 59 Aaron Heck (C) Mount Vernon, IL
4 01 Casey Montague Lebanon, IL
5 55 Charlie Heck Mt. Vernon, IL
6 56 Daniel Heck (C) Mount Vernon, IL
7 15 Kolby Vandenbergh Ashland, IL
8 3 Craig Bessinger (C) Pacific, MO
9 1F Evan Fink Glasford, IL
10 17B Matt Beadles Clinton, IL
11 11S Andy Scoles (C) St. Charles, MO
12 50 Michael Weir Pacific, MO
13 69 Ron Wick Marine, IL
14 162 Logan Moody Catlin, IL
15 74H Tim Hancock (C) Granite City, IL
16 8 Jason Pritz Wright City, Mo
17 21 Andy Beavers (CR) Alton, IL
18 96 Matt Koch Aviston, IL
19 8BALL Scott Weber (C) Festus, MO
20 5J Josh Jackson (C) South Roxana, IL
21 74C John Crenshaw(C) Madison, IL
22 51 Lance Getz Troy, MO
23 83S Chris Stahlschmidt (CR) Brighton, IL
24 17UW Jim Shereck (C) St. Charles, MO DNS

UMP Pro Crate Late Models – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 17X Jordan Bauer St. Jacob, IL
2 8BALL Scott Weber (C) Festus, MO
3 8 Jason Pritz Wright City, Mo
4 50 Michael Weir Pacific, MO
5 21 Andy Beavers (CR) Alton, IL
6 5J Josh Jackson (C) South Roxana, IL
7 51 Lance Getz Troy, MO
8 162 Logan Moody Catlin, IL

UMP Pro Crate Late Models – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 01 Casey Montague Lebanon, IL
2 48 Bobby Martintoni (C) Livingston, IL
3 59 Aaron Heck (C) Mount Vernon, IL
4 11S Andy Scoles (C) St. Charles, MO
5 15 Kolby Vandenbergh Ashland, IL
6 17UW Jim Shereck (C) St. Charles, MO
7 74C John Crenshaw(C) Madison, IL
8 83S Chris Stahlschmidt (CR) Brighton, IL

UMP Pro Crate Late Models – Heat 3
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 55 Charlie Heck Mt. Vernon, IL
2 3 Craig Bessinger (C) Pacific, MO
3 56 Daniel Heck (C) Mount Vernon, IL
4 96 Matt Koch Aviston, IL
5 17B Matt Beadles Clinton, IL
6 74H Tim Hancock (C) Granite City, IL
7 1F Evan Fink Glasford, IL
8 69 Ron Wick Marine, IL

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