With Billy Moyer, Jr. out front, #75 Terry Phillips and
#33 Al Purkey were left to second second at HPT. (Lloyd Collins)
MLRA: Moyer's a Capitol City Sweeper at Heartland Park
|Billy Moyer, Jr. after a big second win at Heartland Park
Topeka. (Lloyd Collins)
TOPEKA, Kan. - Oct. 7. After leading the first 13 laps of Saturday's
Lucas Oil MLRA event at Heartland Park Topeka, Billy Moyer Jr. lost the lead, then regained it to race his second
win on a "Capitol City Clash" weekend.
Moyer was held up in lapped traffic and John Anderson took the
lead on lap 14. Anderson would remain out front until contact between he and Robbie Andersen on lap 37
warranted a late race yellow flag, handing the top spot back to Moyer.
"I was real patient in traffic and he got me like that," said Moyer
of the early pass by Anderson. "As bad as we've been, I wanted to win so bad I can't stand it. To get two of these
John Anderson led part of the HPT event
until he tangled with a lapped car and pitted before returning for an 11th place finish. Al Purkey (33) took
third. (Lloyd Collins)
Young Oklahoma driver Gary Christian and
#7 Jerry Lierly at Heartland Park Topeka. (Lloyd Collins)
Anderson pulled to the pit area, and rejoined the field just before
the final restart went green. He finished 11th in the final rundown. Al Purkey's third place finish, puts both he
and Anderson tied for the point lead with just two races remaining in the season.
Next weekend the Lucas Oil MLRA will crown the 2011 champion at West
Plains Motor Speedway.
Billy Moyer, Jr. and Co. after his second
win of the weekend at Heartland Park, Topeka. (Lloyd
Oct. 7 - MLRA Heartland Park Topeka
1. Billy Moyer, Jr. 2. Terry Phillips, 3. Al Purkey, 4. Tony Jackson,
Jr., 5. Joe Kosiski, 6. Jesse Stovall, 7. Gary Christian, 8. Jeremy Payne, 9. Andrew Kosiski, 10. Joe
Walkenhorst, 11. John Anderson, 12. Bill Koons, 13. Robbie Andersen, 14. Kyle Stallbaumer, 15. Jerry
Lierly, 16. Steve Kempt, 17. Brantlee Gotschall, 18. Justin Asplin, 19. Jason Bodenhamer, 20. Scott
Koskovich, 21. Dustin Walker, 22. Shawn Lee
Heat winners: Purkey, Moyer, Anderson.
Ron Mitchell photo