Moyer Holds On For World of Outlaws Late Model Series Victory
Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Adds To Alltime Record Win Total In UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit
By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director
BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 22, 2013 – Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., added to his alltime record win total in the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment, holding on for a hard-fought victory in Friday night's 50-lap World of Outlaws Late Model Series A-Main at Volusia Speedway.
Righting a frustrating week of action at the half-mile oval, Moyer passed WoO LMS rookie Eric Wells of Hazard, Ky., for the lead on lap 11 and never looked back. He repelled repeated late-race challenges from defending tour champion Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., to secure the $10,200 triumph.
"We've had a rough (week) down here," said Moyer, whose forgettable outings leading up to Friday's checkered flag included the WoO LMS A-Main the previous evening when he was forced out of action on lap one by a broken tie-rod. "It feels good to finally get this one under our belt."
Laubach Launches to First Volusia Win in Super DIRTcar Feature
For nine years, Pennsylvania racer traveled to Florida hoping to score victory his whole family could watch
BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 22, 2013 - When Rick Laubach pulled his Enders-powered No. 7 TEO chassis out of victory lane yesterday, a crowd of a couple dozen people followed him. His extended family gathered around his pit stall after the race to help him celebrate his first-ever win in the state.
"My family lives down in Fort Lauderdale," said Lauter, of Quakertown, Penn. "When I come here it's like a little bit of a reunion. I get to see my niece, my sister, and everybody. My parents come down and it's fun."
They were all there to watch him beat Big Block Modified legend Danny Johnson to the finish line Friday, Feb. 22, for the third of four Super DIRTcar Series feature events during UNOH DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park.
"It really feels awesome. I knew we felt good tonight coming here and it couldn't get any better," said Laubach, who has competed in UNOH DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment for nine years. "It means a little more to us, I guess."
Bloomquist Finds Winning Combination In WoO Late Model Opener
Tennessee star moves into second place on all-time UNOH DIRTcar Nationals victory list
By Kevin Kovac, WoO LMS P.R. Director
BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 21, 2013 – Scott Bloomquist believed he had a winning car after capturing a World of Outlaws Late Model Series heat race on Thursday night during the 42nd UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway.
The Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer from Mooresburg, Tenn., then proved it in the 50-lap A-Main, charging by race-long pacesetter Eric Wells of Hazard, Ky., for the lead on lap 37 and pulling away to win the first WoO LMS event of the mid-winter motorsports extravaganza outside Daytona Beach.
Bloomquist, 49, raced unchallenged once in front, crossing the finish line 3.260 seconds ahead of York, Pa.'s Rick Eckert. Eckert slid by Wells for the runner-up spot on lap 48, and moments later Shane Clanton of Fayetteville, Ga., passed Wells to secure a third-place finish.
Moyer Earns 19th UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Victory of Career
Super DIRTcar Series racer Rick Laubach wins for the first time in Florida
BARBERVILLE, Fla. — Feb. 22, 2013 — Billy Moyer fought off late charges from the past two World of Outlaws Late Model Series champions, Darrell Lanigan and Rick Eckert, to earn the 19th victory of his career Friday night at the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park.
The Super DIRTcar Series completed the Friday double-header when Rick Laubach outdueled Danny Johnson for the first Big-Block Modified victory of his career in Florida.
A Dirt Late Model Hall-of-Famer, Moyer started third in the 50-lap feature and quickly went to work on leader Eric Wells. Moyer slid his way to the lead on lap 11 and started to pull away before Lanigan began reeling him back in. The two raced side-by-side for in the waning laps before Eckert joined the action, passing Lanigan for second but running out of time to track down Moyer.
“Everything worked out tonight,” said Moyer, 55, of Batesville, Ark. “We’ve had an up-and-down week for sure, so it’s good to get back up there and make a little bit of money.
“We don’t give up. My guys stand behind me and do what I ask them to do. They regrouped and fixed the car after we bent the spindle and broke the tie-rod Thursday night, and we just kept our nose down and kept digging to try to win this race tonight. It’s not easy to win these things, that’s for sure.”
Lanigan wound up third with Dennis Erb Jr. and Shane Clanton rounding out the top five.
Friesen Unfreezes, Flies Forward to Super DIRTcar Series Win
Johnson maintains overall lead in standings in quest for big Gator trophy
BARBERVILLE, Fla. - February 22, 2013 - Stewart Friesen found his groove yesterday, Thursday, February, 21, in the second of four Super DIRTcar Series feature races during UNOH DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment, and that groove took him all the way to victory lane.
"I was able to roll in the middle, I was good on the bottom, good on the top," Friesen, of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, said of driving on the track at Volusia Speedway Park. "We had a really balanced car, which is key."
Friesen, a two-time VP Small Engine Fuels 200 Champion, was off to a slow start earlier in the week, breaking the top 20 in only one of three timed practice sessions Tuesday. His performance improved Wednesday, and has continued to improve Thursday. He hot lapped strongly at the sixth fastest time overall and placed second in his heat, carrying the momentum through the checkered flag.
"We worked really hard on the car; we had a couple problems in the practice session Tuesday and we worked them out yesterday in the feature," Friesen said. "We made some good adjustments to the car."