Moyer and Arms Claim
24th Annual Lake Cumberland Classic Victories at Lake Cumberland
6, 2018) The Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship
Late Model Series, Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus
Series, and MARS Super Late Model Racing Series would conclude
a weekend of dirt track racing in the Bluegrass State with the
24th Annual Lake Cumberland Classic presented by Cornett Racing
Engines on Saturday evening at Lake Cumberland Speedway in Burnside,
KY and National Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Billy Moyer of Batesville,
AR would lead all fifty laps on his way to the victory. In Brucebilt
Performance Iron-Man Modified Series action, Ricky Arms of Moss,
TN would pick up the $2,000 payday and claim his third series
victory of the season. (McLeod Media Services
Moyer’s victory would be worth $5,000, plus he could claim
the $1,000 bonus presented by McGowan Excavating, along with a
$100 bonus for overall fast time, to make his evening efforts
worth $6,100. The win for Moyer would come aboard his Mesilla
Valley Transportation, Henderson Motorsports, Garnant Family Farms,
Jack’s CarQuest, Watters Autoland, Car City, Karl Chevrolet,
Karl Performance sponsored #21 Victory Race Cars by Moyer, Clements
Race Engines powered entry. The win for Arms in the Open Wheel
Modified portion of the portion of the program would come in the
Richard Harlow owned Diamond Collision, Paintless Dent Repair,
Maximum Energy Development, Barren River Pest Control, Young’s
Barber Shop, Fire Pit Spirits sponsored #4 Bandit Race Car, Dale
Meers Race Engines powered mount.
Billy Moyer would take the lead at the start of the fifty lap
Super Late Model contest, with Jason Jameson, Michael Chilton,
Tanner English, and Billy Moyer, Jr. in pursuit. The front-five
would remain the same as Moyer began working slower traffic on
lap seven. The first caution of the event would fly on lap ten
when Dean Carpenter made contact with the outside retaining wall
in turn two and the caution would turn into a red-flag situation
to remove a transponder that was picking up from a car that was
not in the event. Once action resumed, Moyer would maintain the
lead, while English would take third from Chilton, only to have
Chilton reclaim the spot one trip later on lap eleven. Chilton
would then deliver a slidejob pass on Jameson for second in turn
four to claim the runner-up slot on lap twelve. The caution flag
would wave again on lap thirteen when Sam Epling would slow at
the top of turn four. The restart would see Moyer and Chilton
first and second, while English would work past Jameson for the
third position. Three circuits later, the caution would wave again
for a tangle involving Casey Turman and Joey Standridge on the
backchute. This restart would see the first four positions remain
the same, while Scott James would challenge Moyer, Jr. for the
fifth position and take it on lap seventeen.
As Moyer lengthened his lead, a caution for debris would slow
his efforts on lap twenty-three. On the restart, James would work
past Jameson for the fourth position, while thirteenth starting
Victor Lee would follow James and claim the fifth position. Moyer
would be steady out front and begin to work traffic again on lap
thirty. At this point Moyer would continue to work traffic, while
second place Chilton would attempt to follow suit. By lap forty,
Chilton was beginning to catch Moyer for the race lead, while
Cameron Marlar would challenge Lee for the fifth position and
take it lap forty-three. Chilton would close right in on Moyer’s
bumper at this point and looked set to make a move for the lead
when he would scrap the turn two wall and damage the rear spoiler
on his machine, followed by the caution waving on lap forty-six
for debris in turn two. The final restart would see Moyer put
a bit of distance between himself and Chilton, while Marlar challenged
James for the fourth position and would take it on lap forty-seven.
However, Moyer would not be challenged the remainder of the way
and would score the victory, with Chilton settling for second
and English finishing in third. James would squeeze past Marlar
off turn four coming to the checkered flag to claim the fourth
positon, while Marlar would settle for fifth. The remainder of
the top ten finishers would be Lee, Jameson, David Payne, Tommy
Bailey, and Todd Coffman.
Tommy Bailey would lead the opening five circuits of the Brucebilt
Performance Iron-Man Modified feature event before Ricky Arms
would claim the race lead on lap six and survive several late-race
cautions to score the victory. Bailey would settle for second,
with Clayton Miller coming home in third. Shon Flanary would finish
in the fourth position, while Ben Petrey would complete the top
five. The remainder of the top ten finishers would be Keith Denny,
Wayne James, Tim Patrick, Donnie Beard, and Peyton Harlow, who
spun on the final lap in turn three while running fifth.
The MARS Super Late Model Racing Series would crown its 2018 series
champion as well after the Super Late Model main event and Tanner
English would claim the 2018 MARS championship. The second-generation
driver from Benton, KY would prove to be a model of consistency
throughout the 2018 season, as English would not claim a tour
victory, but would score eleven top-five finishes on his way to
the 2018 series title after claim the 2017 MARS East championship.
The Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series next
event will be Saturday October 20 at Senoia Raceway in Senoia,
GA, paying $6,000 to win. The Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship
Late Model Series next event will be Saturday November 24 at 411
Motor Speedway in Seymour, TN for the 3rd Annual Leftover, paying
$5,000 to win. The next event for the Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man
Modified Series will also be Saturday November 24 at 411 Motor
Speedway as part of the Leftover event, paying $1,200 to win.
Further information on the Southern Nationals Bonus Series can
be obtained by calling Promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or
by visiting the official series website at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.
Further information about the Iron-Man Championship Late Model
Series and Iron-Man Modified Series can be obtained by calling
Promoter Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or by visiting the official
website located at www.CTPROMOTIONS.org.
Official Summary of Results
Feature Results for Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship
Late Model Series vs. Southern Nationals Bonus Series vs. MARS
Super Late Model Racing Series at Lake Cumberland Speedway in
Burnside, KY on Saturday October 6, 2018
1. Billy Moyer, Sr.-Batesville, Ark.
2. Michael Chilton-Salvisa, Ky.
3. Tanner English-Benton, Ky.
4. Scott James-Lawrenceburg, Ind.
5. Cameron Marlar-Winfield, Tenn.
6. Victor Lee-Danville, Ky.
7. Jason Jameson-Lawrenceburg, Ind.
8. David Payne-Murphy, N.C.
9. Tommy Bailey-Corbin, Ky.
10. Todd Coffman-Junction City, Ky.
11. Ray Cook-Brasstown, N.C.
12. Stephen Breeding-Isom, Ky.
13. Caleb Ashby-Cunningham, Tenn.
14. Rod Carter, Jr.-Woodbine, Ky.
15. Steve Elliott-Corbin, Ky.
16. Steve Stollings-Hazard, Ky.
17. Billy Moyer, Jr.-Batesville, Ark.
18. Casey Turman-Lafayette, Ga.
19. Joey Standridge-Telico Plains, Tenn.
20. Sam Epling-Bancroft, Mich.
21. Dean Carpenter-Coldwater, Miss.
Did Not Start-Zane Powell-Junction City, Ky.
Time of Race: 39 minutes, 7 seconds
Margin of Victory: 1.861 seconds
Yellow Flags: 5 (lap 10, 13, 16, 23, 46)
Red Flags: 1 (lap 10)
Lap Leaders: Moyer, Sr. 1-50
Overall Top Qualifier: Billy Moyer, Sr. (Group A) 12.546 seconds
Highest Finishing CT525 Engine ($200): None
Highest Finishing Steel/SPEC Engine ($200): None
Provisional Starters: Steve Stollings (time), Casey Turman (Bonus
Series), Zane Powell (MARS), Joey Standridge (Iron-Man)
Heat One Finish (10 laps/top 3 transfer)- Billy Moyer, Sr., Tanner
English, Cameron Marlar, Victor Lee, Zane Powell, Caleb Ashby
Heat Two Finish (10 laps/top 3 transfer)- Michael Chilton, Scott
James, Tommy Bailey, Dean Carpenter, Casey Turman, Andy Standridge
Heat Three Finish (10 laps/top 3 transfer)- Jason Jameson, David
Payne, Ray Cook, Rod Carter, Jr., Perry Delaney, Joey Standridge,
Heat Four Finish (10 laps/top 3 transfer)- Billy Moyer, Jr., Stephen
Breeding, Todd Coffman, Steve Elliott, Sam Epling, Steve Stollings
B-Main One Finish (8 laps/top 3 transfer)- Victor Lee, Dean Carpenter,
Caleb Ashby, Casey Turman, Andy Standridge, Zane Powell
B-Main Two Finish (8 laps/top 3 transfer)- Rod Carter, Jr., Steve
Elliott, Sam Epling, Joey Standridge, Eric Dalton (DNS-Perry Delaney,
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