- July 31 - Northeast Arkansas Speedway by Sam Holbrooks



Billy Moyer, Jr.'s crew gets a thumbs up after his MSRA win last weekend at Northeast Arkansas Speedway. (Woody Hampton)
MSRA: Kid Moyer Gets Third MSRA Win at Northeast Ark.

Ben Shelton, MSRA P.R.

HARRISBURG, Ark. – July 31. Round #2 of the RiceTec "Summer Showdown" for the COMP Cams MSRA Super Late Models was held on Saturday at Northeast Arkansas Speedway in Harrisburg, Arkansas, and it was defending series’ champion, Billy Moyer Jr., who claimed the win.

For the second time in 2010, the tack would produce a phenomenal 40-lap, $2,000 to win feature. Jon Kirby was the JFR Graphics Pole Qualifier, and he was joined on the front row by Bill Frye, who would use the cushion to take

Jon Kirby - Bill Frye - Northeast Arkansas Speedway MSRA

Bill Frye and #11 Jon Kirby battle for position before finishing third and fourth, respectively, at Northeast Arkansas Speedway. (Woody Hampton)

the lead at the drop of the green flag. Frye led the first two circuits before third starting Moyer pulled even with him on the third circuit. The duo would battle side-by-side for the lead for two laps before Moyer assumed the lead for good on the fifth lap.

As Moyer began to inch away from the field, Kirby and Frye began to wage a great battle for the second spot. Lap 10 would see top five runner and current COMP Cams MSRA point’s leader, Kyle Beard, slip off the back stretch, causing him to fall to the 14th spot. Over the next several laps he would methodically begin to work his way back through the field.

Billy Moyer Jr and crew - Northeast Arkansas Speedway MSRA

Billy Moyer, Jr. and crew at Northeast Arkansas. (Woody Hampton)

Near disaster struck for second place runner Bill Frye on lap 22, as he jumped the cushion and ran off the track, causing him to lose several spots before he was able to recover. However, caution would wave on the same lap as a car at the back of the pack spun. As a result, with the field reverted to the previously completed lap, Frye resumed the second spot.

Over the remainder of the event, Moyer enjoyed a comfortable lead as Kyle Beard found his way back into the top five with ten laps remaining, and with a few laps left in the feature, he raced past Frye for second before Moyer went on to claim his third tour triumph of the 2010 season. Beard, Frye, Kirby, and Jon Mitchell rounded out the top five.

Joey Mack was the Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger after racing his way from his 18th starting position to an 8th place finish.

The Quartermaster Hard Luck Award went to Terry Henson, who had the fan blade break in the feature, knocking the plug wires loose, which brought his night to an end.

MSRA - Northeast Arkansas Speedway
1) Billy Moyer Jr., 2) Kyle Beard, 3) Bill Frye, 4) Jon Kirby, 5) Jon Mitchell, 6) Curtis Cook, 7) Jeff Floyd, 8) Joey Mack, 9) Todd Hall, 10) Shane Harris, 11) Brandon Smith, 12) Dewaine Hottinger, 13) Eric Turner, 14) Rodney Melvin, 15) Eddie Provence, 16) Jeff Sloan, 17) Terry Henson (prov.), 18) Jamie Dacus, 19) Dane Dacus, 20) Ian Samuels
Heat winners (29 entries) Melvin, Frye, Kirby, Moyer; B-Main winners: Hall, Turner
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