Billy Moyer Masters Roaring Knob for $20,000 NDRL Triumph!
Markleysburg, Pennsylvania (September 2, 2013) The National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) held their third event of their inaugural season on Monday evening with a trip to the picturesque Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex, and it was Billy Moyer who scored the victory in the nail-biting, $20,000-to-win affair.
Steve Shaver and Dennis Erb Jr. brought the field to the green flag for the 75 lap finale, and Shaver gunned to the lead at the drop of the green flag with fellow front row starter, Dennis Erb Jr. in tow. While the lead duo motored away from the pack Davey Johnson, Tim Scenic, and Gregg Satterlee rounded out the top five.
The running order at the front of the pack remained the same until lap 10, when Scenic slowed from the 4th position with mechanical issues to draw the caution. The ensuing restart saw Shaver again pull away from the field, while Davey Johnson and Gregg Satterlee went to work in a three wide battle for the 2nd spot. The battle would be halted two laps later on lap 12, when a brief heavy rain shower drenched the oval.
After a twenty minute delay action resumed with Shaver at the point, and over the next several laps the event saw several restarts for flat tires. While Shaver remained constant out front the top five shuffled from lap to lap behind him as Satterlee, Johnson, Josh Richards, and Cody Hardesty waged war.
A lap 30 caution for a Jason Feger flat would set a trend of tire failures over the next several laps as Shaver led with Josh Richards jumped to 2nd with Davey Johnson, Gregg Satterlee, and Shane Clanton rounding out the top five.
While flat tires struck randomly through the field for the next several laps Shaver, Richards, and Johnson seemed unscathed until lap 58, when Richards slowed from the 3rd spot. One lap later Satterlee surrendered a top five spot with a flat tire as well.
With Shaver at the point Clanton assumed the 2nd spot and would chase the leader until lap 68, when he slowed with a right-rear flat. The yellow led to a seven lap dash to the checkers. Shaver drove away from the field on the restart and appeared to be on his way to the victory, but on lap 71 he and 2nd place runner, Davey Johnson, simultaneously slowed with flat tires.
With the top two cars in the pits Jimmy Mars, who started 15th, assumed the lead, and as the green flag flew on lap 71 Mars jumped to a big lead. However, he would not be immune to tire issues as he slowed on the backstretch on lap 74 to draw a final caution.
As Mars headed pit-side, 19th starting Jamie Lathroum inherited the lead with Billy Moyer and Josh Richards close behind. The restart for the two lap shootout to the checkers found Moyer charging to the outside of Lathroum entering turn one, and by the time the duo exited turn two Moyer held the lead. The Dirt Late Hall of Famer went on to lead the last lap and a half to score his first career win with the NDRL.
"I knew under that last caution that his tires looked worn, and he (Lathroum) was trying so hard to protect the bottom that I could probably roll him in the middle," Moyer said in victory lane. "It was a rough start to the year for sure, but to come here tonight and win at a track I've never been to before is just awesome. Hopefully we can go win another World 100 next weekend now!"
Vienna, West Virginia's Steve Shaver started the night by setting fast time in Keyser Manufacturing Qualifications with a 16.438 second lap around the 38/8 mile oval. Heat race action for the 37 car field was topped by Steve Shaver, Tim Scenic, Cody Hardesty, and Davey Johnson. The twin b-main were topped by Jeremy Miller and Bob Gordon.
The NDRL's 'Let's Get Dirty 75 at Roaring Knob'
Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex, Markleysburg, PA
Monday, September 2, 2013
1. (16) 21 - Billy Moyer - $20,000
2. (19) 6L - Jamie Lathroum - $10,000 (Responsible Racers Hard Charger)
3. (8)1R - Josh Richards - $6,000
4. (10) 18 - Eric Wells - $5,000
5. (9) 19 - Tim Fuller - $4,000
6. (11) 25C - Shane Clanton - $3,000
7. (1) 6 - Steve Shaver - $2,800
8. (2) 28 - Dennis Erb Jr. - $2,600
9. (15) 28M - Jimmy Mars - $2,400
10. (3) 1J - Davey Johnson - $2,200
11. (13) 14 - Corey Conley - $2,000
12. (18) 31 - Bob Gordon - $1,900
13. (5) 22 - Gregg Satterlee - $1,800
14. (22) 7D - D.J. Troutman - $1,700
15. (6) 53 - Cody Hardesty - $1,600
16. (7) 25 - Jason Feger - $1,500
17. (12) 7E - Rick Eckert - $1,500
18. (20) 5B - Mike Marlar - $1,500
19. (23) 15B - Brian Birkhofer - $1,500
20. (21) 25Z - Mason Zeigler - $1,500
21. (14) 32C - Vic Coffey - $1,500
22. (4) S2 - Tim Scenic - $1,500
23. (24) 83R - Scott Rhodes - $1,500
24. (17) 1M - Jeremy Miller - $1,500
Keyser Manufacturing Time Trials presented by Open Throttle 360:
6 - Steve Shaver 16.438
53 - Cody Hardesty 16.467
1J - Davey Johnson 16.488
22G - Gregg Satterlee 16.516
1R - Josh Richards 16.582
18 - Eric Wells 16.655
25z - Mason Ziegler 16.659
7E - Rick Eckert 16.665
5B - Mike Marlar 16.698
21 - Billy Moyer 16.746
28E - Dennis Erb 16.787
6L - Jamie Lathroum 16.793
31 - Bob Gordon 16.874
0 - Ron Delano 16.929
2s - Tim Senic 16.937
83R - Scott Rhodes 16.953
25 - Jason Feger 16.953
99B - Boom Briggs 16.958
32c - Vic Coffey 16.986
15B - Brian Birkhofer 17.003
19 - Tim Fuller 17.012
28M - Jimmy Mars 17.038
7 - DJ Troutman 17.045
12 - Devin Friese 17.049
17 - Keith Barbara 17.090
25M - Mike Benedum 17.110
37 - Jared Hawkins 17.123
25c - Shane Clanton 17.136
1M - Jeremy Miller 17.205
118 - Quintin Wyandt 17.212
48 - Tyler Castle 17.255
1x - Dusty Hamrick 17.288
14 - Corey Conley 17.357
94 - Jason Miller 17.402
26 - Brandon Delano 17.628
00H - Chuck Harper 17.646
16 - Dan Lee 17.804
Open Throttle 360 Heat Race #1: 6 - Steve Shaver, 25 - Jason Feger, 19 - Tim Fuller, 14 - Corey Conley, 1M - Jeremy Miller, 6L - Jamie Lathroum, 37 - Jared Hawkins, 48 - Tyler Castle, 16 - Dan Lee, 25Z - Mason Zeigler
Open Throttle 360 Heat Race #2: S2 - Tim Scenic, 28 - Dennis Erb Jr., 25C - Shane Clanton, 28M - Jimmy Mars, 99B - Boom Briggs, 118 - Quintin Wyandt, 94 - Jason Miller, 26 - Brandon Delano, 83R - Scott Rhodes
Open Throttle 360 Heat Race #3: 53 - Cody Hardesty, 22 - Gregg Satterlee, 18 - Eric Wells, 32C - Vic Coffey, 31 - Bob Gordon, 5B - Mike Marlar, 7D - D.J. Troutman, 17 - Keith Barbara, 1X - Dusty Hamrick
Open Throttle 360 Heat Race #4: 1J - Davey Johnson, 1R - Josh Richards, 7E - Rick Eckert, 21 - Billy Moyer, 0 - Ron Delano, 12 - Devin Friese, 15B - Brian Birkhofer, 25 - Mike Benedum, 00H - Chuck Harper
NDRL B-Main #1: 1M - Jeremy Miller, 6L - Jamie Lathroum, 25Z - Mason Zeigler, 118 - Quintin Wyandt, 94 - Jason Miller, 99B - Boom Briggs, 48 - Tyler Castle, 16 - Dan Lee, 83R - Scott Rhodes, 37 - Jared Hawkins, 26 - Brandon Delano
NDRL B-Main #2: 31 - Bob Gordon, 5B - Mike Marlar, 7D - D.J. Troutman, 0 - Ron Delano, 15B - Brian Birkhofer, 12 - Devin Friese, 25 - Mike Benedum, 1X - Dusty Hamrick, 17 - Keith Barbara, 00H - Chuck Harper
2013 NDRL Championship Point Standings
1. 21 - Billy Moyer 586
2. 28M - Jimmy Mars 572
3. 1R - Josh Richards 568
4. 28E - Dennis Erb Jr. 552
5. 15B - Brian Birkhofer 546
6. 25C - Shane Clanton 540
7. 18 - Eric Wells 534
8. 19 - Tim Fuller 515
9. 25 - Jason Feger 496
10. 1J - Davey Johnson 442
11. 32C - Vic Coffey 437
12. 18 - Shannon Babb 364
13. 32P - Bobby Pierce 360
14. 28 - Eddie Carrier Jr. 356
15. 15 - Steve Francis 354
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