- Feb.3 - Winternationals - East Bay Raceway Park Part 1 by Sam Holbrooks

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Billy Moyer and #25 Josh Richards race for the lead early on during Wednesday's "Winternationals" event at East Bay Raceway Park. Moyer ultimately prevailed for his fourth special event win of 2010. (Rick Schwallie)

Moyer Outduels Richards For "Winternationals" Win

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GIBSONTON, Fla. (Feb. 3) -Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark. claimed his20th career win at East Bay Raceway Park on Wednesday during the 34th annual DART Winternationals. Moyer and Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.V. exchanged the lead four times in the final six laps in a stirring race that had the fans on their feet. Moyer's win was the 718th of his illustrious career after he managed to hold off Richards with some of the smoothest driving of his career for the $5,000 win.


Justin Rattliff and #44 Earl Pearson, Jr. race at mid-pack during night #3 of the Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park. (Rick Schwallie)

After a multi-car crash that ended the night for Chris Wall,, Richards took the lead over Moyer and stretched his lead by four laps by lap four while Moyer battled off Shannon Babb on the high side. Moyer had pulled to within a half a car length at the start-finish line of Richards on lap ten, however At the time, Jimmy Owens managed to displace Babb for third at the same time. The race for the lead continued to be heated between Richards and Moyer as they lapped Brandon Thirlby, who lost a right front wheel and brought out the next caution. The race restarted with Richards in front, with Moyer and Babb restarting side-by-side.

 With a Tim Isenberg spin bringing out a final caution on lap 17, this set up a 13 lap final run.  Richards led the pack to green for the restart. Babb jumped
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