Billy Moyer takes another win in Australia; Details plans for Speedweeks with Tye Twarog Racing
Billy Moyer picked up two wins in Australia
(BATESVILLE, ARKANSAS) “Mr. Smooth” Billy Moyer and Paul Stubber’s team wrapped up the USA Invasion Tour of Western Australia on January 18-19 in a pair of specials at Collie Speedway and Bunbury Speedway. Following a solid fifth place showing in the 40-lapper on Friday night at Collie, Billy closed out the four-race miniseries with his second victory in the finale on Saturday evening at Bunbury!
Billy knocked down the fourth fastest lap in time trials before taking the win in his first heat race of the night and finishing third in his second and final prelim. After starting the 40-lap headliner from the pole position, Billy led early before regaining the point from Tyler Erb shortly before the halfway mark.
The Batesville, Arkansas standout then beat Erb, Brad Blake, car owner Paul Stubber, and Michael Holmes to the checkered flag to capture his 837th career triumph. You can read a race-by-race recap from the Australia trip by logging onto www.BillyMoyer.com.
Following the final race of the USA Invasion Tour, the Stubber’s committed the proceeds from the door and quarter panel auctions to the Junior Development Program to encourage the Junior Sedan drivers in Western Australia to transition to Late Models at the age of 16 when they are no longer allowed to be classified as a Junior.
Palice Property Group also matched those funds dollar-for-dollar and donated that money to Homestead for Youth (www.homesteadforyouth.org). In addition, all prize money won by Billy during the four-race stretch was donated to a well-respected children’s charity.
“It was a fantastic trip and all the thanks in the world goes to our hosts Paul and Alice Stubber,” quoted Moyer upon returning stateside this week.
“They provided me with a fast racecar right out of the box and we were able to put it into victory lane a couple of times. I would have liked to have made a couple of different setup decisions on the two nights we didn’t win, but that is all part of learning a new racecar.”
“Now that I’m back from Australia, I’m excited to announce that I will be driving for Tye Twarog Racing for at least six races during Speedweeks in February. The deal with Tye (Twarog) just came about here recently, but he has great equipment and I’m really looking forward to competing again at East Bay and Screven!”
Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Billy Moyer will jump behind the wheel of the blue/white Tye Twarog Racing #9 machine from February 4-9 at a pair of venues in the southern states of Florida and Georgia. Billy will sling dirt four times with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series during the 43rd Annual ‘Winternationals’ at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida on February 4-7 before the team travels north to enter the annual ‘Winter Freeze’ at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia on February 8-9.
A pair of $10,000 to win throwdowns at Screven will lift the lid to the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series campaign. More information on these Speedweeks programs can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com and www.woolms.com.
“It is quite an honor to have someone of Billy’s stature running our car and I can’t wait until East Bay and Screven rolls around,” exclaimed car owner Tye Twarog today via telephone.
“It just shows that we have some great equipment when someone like Billy (Moyer) agrees to jump behind the wheel. He has a tremendous record during Speedweeks, but especially at East Bay where he has like 27 career Winternationals victories.”
“We already had plans to run Devin Moran in one of our cars for the week at Volusia, but when this deal came about with Billy, it was a no-brainer to go down a week earlier and run six nights with him at East Bay and Screven!”
Billy Moyer has now amassed 837 victories during his storied career and is the only six-time winner of the famous ‘World 100’ at Eldora (OH) Speedway. The popular driver known as “Mr. Smooth” is also a six-time DIRTcar Summer Nationals Champion and has accumulated 100 victories on the grueling series dubbed “The Hell Tour.”
Billy, who also has three World of Outlaws Late Model Series titles and a coveted Hav-A-Tampa Dirt Racing Series title on his ever-expanding resume, has also reached victory lane in crown jewel spectaculars such as the ‘Dirt Late Model Dream’ (2x), ‘USA Nationals’ (5x), ‘Topless 100’ (4x), ‘Show-Me 100’ (3x), ‘Dirt Track World Championship’ (2x), and ‘Knoxville Late Model Nationals.’
The latest dirt on Billy Moyer Racing (BMR) can be found all year long by clicking on www.BillyMoyer.com.
— Ryan Delph —