GILBERTSVILLE – Billy Moyer Jr. took the lead on the 13th lap and led the rest of the way to win Saturday night’s 35-lap Late Model feature at Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway.
It was the second win of the year at the 3/8-mile dirt oval and paid Moyer, of Batesville, Arkansas, $3,000. The second-generation star won $10,000 by taking the April 26 Bluegrass Nationals feature at KLMS.
Benton’s Tanner English and his father, Terry English, finished second and third, and another Benton driver, Tait Davenport, won for the second week in a row in the Pro (Crate) Late Model feature.
In the other special on the night’s program, J.R. Baize took the $1,500 prize in the 25-lap feature for UMP Stock Cars.
Moyer worked his way up from sixth starting spot in the 17-car Late Model field and was riding second by the 12th lap, when leader Dane Dacus slammed into the Turn 1 wall, bringing out the yellow flag.
Rodney Melvin, who had been chasing Dacus until Moyer passed him, also dropped out during the caution-flag delay.
On the restart Moyer pulled away from Tanner English and won by a little more than five seconds.
Randy Sellars, winner of the previous week’s feature, was fourth and Justin Asplin rounded out the top five.
Dacus and Melvin ended up 14th and 15th.
Baize, of Central City, led from start to finish and scored his second win of the year at KLMS. Joel Landers moved into second place o the fifth lap and finished in the runner-up position, with Mike Hodges taking third after a position-swapping battle with Rex Rutter.
Gilbertsville’s Keaton Downing came from last starting spot in the 25-car field to finish fifth.
Trent Young of Hopkinsville dominated the Modified feature to score his fifth win of the year at KLMS. Dustin Rollins of Princeton was second, followed by Josh Cherry of Cuba.
Davenport outdistanced Jeff Walston of Paducah and won the Crate feature. It was his third victory in the last five races.
Matt Moore drove a 1934 Chevrolet coupe-bodied car to victory in the Kentucky Vintage Racing Association feature.
Friday night’s program at Paducah International Raceway was rained out.
THIS WEEK: KLMS presents the third of three June specials with big-money events for the Modified and Crate divisions. Each series will race for $3,000 to win, more than three times their usual prize money, in 35-lap features. On June 14, Matt Mevert of Steeleville, Illinois, won the Modified main event while Davenport took the Crate prize.
Late Model and Stock Car action will also be on the program.
The speedway operates on Saturday nights.
n The UMP Summer Nationals comes to PIR on Friday night with a Late Model feature paying $10,000 to the winner.
The Summer Nationals is a 32-race grind at tracks from Iowa to Tennessee to Ohio from June 11 to July 19.
Tanner English has competed in four of the seven races that have been held so far and is 12th in points standings. Four events have been rained out, including Saturday night’s event at Fairbury, Illinois.
Summer Nationals races are scheduled Wednesday and Thursday at two west Tennessee tracks leading up to the Paducah race. The tour is at Clarksville Speedway Wednesday night and moves to Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood on Thursday.
The tour moves north to I-55 Raceways in Pevely, Missouri, on Saturday.
n Beacon Dragway in Paducah will present a double-points race Saturday for NHRA Summit Series Super Pro, No Box, Street-Trophy, Motorcyle and 6.50 and 7.50 index classes.
A swap meet is also scheduled.