Moyer Takes Late Lead to "Bama Brawl"
TUSCUMBIA, Ala. - Sept. 5. Billy Moyer, Jr. of Batesville, Ark., stepped out of his comfort zone and took
on the deep south drivers logged into North Alabama Speedway's annual "Bama Brawl" Sunday. The second generation
ace showed some late-race muscle on a restart and drove into a lead with ten laps to go to claim the biggest
win of his budding career to date.
Beating outside poleman Moyer to the punch, Mississippi MSCCS points leader David Breazeale set fast time
for the 30-plus entries and drove into the lead from the pole position. Moyer fell back to battle among the top
five with Tim Busha and area standouts Anthony Burroughs and Mark Mears.
|Billy Moyer, Jr. at North Alabama. (Connie Putnam)
As the laps wound down, Busha nailed down second and challenged Breazeale for the lead, but spun as the two
mashed some sheet metal. With Busha headed to the rear of the field, Moyer jumped to the track's top side and got
around both Burroughs and Breazeale and showed the way for the remainder.
Breazeale hung on to second, while Mears used his extensive time on this track to pass Burroughs for third in
the final circuits.
Bama Brawl - North Alabama
1) Billy Moyer Jr., 2) David Breazeale, 3) Mark Mears, 4)
Anthony Burroughs, 5) Riley Hickman, 6) Josh Putnam, 7) Tony Knowles, 8) Mark Fields, 9) William
Thomas, 10) David Gentry, 11) Dean Carpenter, 12) Michael McKleroy, 13) Jeremy Broadus, 14) Jeremy
Glasgow, 15) Mark Gant, 16) Tim Busha, 17) Mark Haddon, 18) Kelly Hanvey, 19) Jerry Jackson, 20) Leon
Henderson, 21) Brian Smith, 22) Nick Howell, 23) Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, 24) Jamie Flannagan.
Fast qualifier (32 entries): Breazeale
Connie Putnam photo