Billy Moyer in action Thursday with Mark Faust at Highland
NALMS: Moyer Dominates
Highland Leg of "Tri-Track Challenge"
HIGHLAND, Ill. - June 2. The first stop on the Northern All Stars Late Model Series (NALMS) "Tri-Track
Challenge" is in the books, and Batesville Ark.’s Billy Moyer led flag to flag for the $5000 check Thursday night
at Highland Speedway.
Moyer lead all 40 laps of the main event, never challenged by any other competitor. Mark Faust hung in for the
first part of the race, but faded back as Moyer ran a blistering pace. By lap 10, Moyer had caught the back half of
the field and started to slice and dice his way through.
Mike Spatola moves by Mark Faust to reach as high as second at Highland before a hard
charging Jason Feger (outside) came on straong and chased Moyer to the checkers. (Chris Bork)
Mike Spatola moved into the number two spot as Jason Feger worked his way into the top five. By lap 16, Feger
had ositioned himself into the number two spot but by then, Moyer had nearly a straight-away lead.
At lap 26, the first caution of the race came out for a slowing Randy Korte, giving an opportunity for Feger and
Babb to see the rear of Moyer’s #21 racer, but as soon as the green returned, Moyer looked like he was shot out of
a cannon. Several short yellows brought the field back together, and each time
Shannon Babb battles three wide for second with #89 Mike Spatola and #25 Jason
Moyer took command of the race, leaving the two Central Illinois drivers, Feger and Babb, to duke it out
for second. When the double checkers flew Billy Moyer took home the $5000 check and the first win of the Tri State
Challenge. Feger won the battle for second over Babb, Spatola finished third, and Highland regulars Faust and
Michael Kloos finished fifth and sixth.
Friday night the Challenge continues at the Paducah International Raceway Iin Paducah Ky., and on Saturday it
concludes at The I-55 Raceway in Pevely Mo.
Billy Moyer returned to Victory Lane for the eighth time this season after Thursday's
NALMS event at Highland Speedway. Moyer outran Jason Feger and Shannon Babb. (Chris
June 2 - NALMS at Highland
1) Billy Moyer, 2) Jason Feger,
3) Shannon Babb, 4) Mike Spatola, 5) Mark Faust, 6) Michael Kloos, 7) Dillan White, 8) Billy Moyer,
Jr., 9) Donny Walden, 10) Ryan Unzicker; 11) Rodney Melvin, 12) Brandon Sheppard, 13) Kevin Weaver, 14)
Bobby Pierce, 15) Mark Larson, 16) Brian Shirley, 17) Randy Korte, 18) Mike Schulte, 19) Greg Kimmons,
20) Frankie Martin, 21) Paul Bailey, 22) Ryan Little.
Fast Time (36 entries): Feger; Heat
winners: Moyer, Spatola, Faust, Babb; B-Main winners: Unzicker, Sheppard
Drew England photo