ROSSBURG, OH – Sept. 11, 2010 – Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., completed a lucrative sweep of this season’s two crown-jewel dirt Late Model events at Eldora Speedway, charging forward in his Weld Racing wheel equipped dirt Late Model from the 23rd starting spot on Saturday night to win the prestigious DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned World 100 for an unprecedented sixth time.
The 52-year-old Moyer’s $43,000-plus triumph in the 40th annual spectacular came almost exactly three months after he pocketed $100,000 for emerging victorious in the famed half-mile oval’s Dream XVI. He won both 100-lappers in the same season for the second time in his Hall of Fame career.
But despite the speed Moyer showed with his Banner Valley Hauling Victory Circle chassis, he had his doubts that Saturday would mark the end of his long World 100 slump.
“The way the weekend started I never would’ve thought it was gonna happen,” said Moyer, who transferred through a B-Main after qualifying only 48th-fastest in Friday night’s 134-car time-trial session and finishing a quiet fourth in a heat race. “But when you get backed up against a corner is when you start throwing things at the car. We made an estimated guess on what to do to the setup and it worked.
“Starting that far back, we couldn’t conserve tires or anything else. It was just as hard as you can run for a hundred laps. It was like the good old days here.”