Jack Sullivan

Jack Sullivan sets sail to his first SUPR Series win in the "Texas World Dirt Track Championship" as the Baton Rouge-based tour opened its season at the state-of-the-art Texas Motor Speedway on Feb. 27th. (Rudy Garcia)

Sullivan Stops Moyer For First "Texas World Dirt Track Championship" Win On SUPR Tour

FORT WORTH, Texas (February 25, 2010) – The first time was the charm for Jack Sullivan of Greenbrier, Ark., as he bettered 55 entries and earned the victory in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Southern United Professional Racing (SUPR) Late Model race during the Texas World Dirt Track Championship in his first race in the Lone Star state.

“We were actually planning on going to Alabama,” Sullivan said. “We had the trailer loaded up, but heard there was bad weather so we decided to come

Jack Sullivan

Greenbrier, Arkansas' Jack Sullivan celebrates his first win in the Lone Star State as the SUPR Series opened its season at Texas Motor Speedway on the 27th. (Rudy Garcia)

here, and I’m glad we did. This is a great track and with it being my first time here, it’s a very special win for me.”

If the 34-year-old driver had another reason to see it as a "special win", it was that in doing so, he held off a strong challenge from the current top-ranked driver for the early season, Billy Moyer. Moyer reeled in the leader during the last quarter of the race and looked high and low for a way around his fellow Arkansas driver, but would have to settle for second as Sullivan held his line.

It was also Sullivan's first win since taking over the controls of the GRT Race Cars flagship as the Greenbrier company's "house" driver.

Behind the pair of Arkansas aces, SUPR champion Ray Moore, of Haughton, La. sailed from his 18th position start to grab third at the finish line, leading Oklahoma driver Jason Hughes and young Kyle Cummings, of Haughton, La. in the top five among 13 cars on the lead lap.

Along with Sullivan, a pair of Texans took the Limited Modified and Modified championships. Bobby Malchus of Red Oak, Texas, earned the championship in the Modified division while Tim Clonch of Quinlan, Texas, earned the championship in the Limited Modified division. Clonch’s evening featured two championship races as he also finished 18th in the Modified championship. 

Former Texas World Dirt Track Championship winner and Fort Worth native Troy Taylor finished fifth in the Limited Modified championship while last year’s defending O’Reilly Auto Parts SUPR Late Model winner, Rob Litton, finished eighth. 

The Texas World Dirt Track Championship will shift a week later from its traditional date in 2011. It is to be held March 4-5 at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

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