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Billy Moyer Sets Track Record, Tops 69-Car Field
During Qualifying for Circle K Colossal 100 at The Dirt Track

CONCORD, N.C. (April 18, 2008) - Veteran Billy Moyer, of Batesville,
Ark., shattered the track record in topping the 69-car field during time
trials on opening night of the third annual Circle K Colossal 100 Friday at
The Dirt Track @ Lowe's Motor Speedway.
Moyer, a four-time winner this season on the nomadic World of
Outlaws circuit, posted a lap of 14.672 seconds around the four-tenths-mile
clay oval, easily eclipsing the previous record of 14.905 seconds set by
Steve Shaver during last year's World Finals.
Time trials were followed by eight qualifying heat races for the
World of Outlaws late models with the top-three finishers in each advancing
to the $50,000-to-win, 100-lap finale that will conclude the two-day program
Saturday night.
The 10-lap heat races were won by Moyer, Dan Schlieper, Jeep Van
Wormer, Steve Shaver, Josh Richards, Chub Frank, Jimmy Owens and John Gill.
Also among those claiming spots in Saturday night's 36-car main
event were two-time defending race winner Scott Bloomquist, NASCAR Sprint
Cup Series veteran Bobby Labonte's driver Earl Pearson Jr. and Tim
McCreadie, making his first start driving the No. 15 car owned by defending
World of Outlaws Late Model Series champion Steve Francis.
The remaining 12 feature starters will be determined through an
additional series of qualifying races Saturday night, and the top-24 drivers
will draw to determine their exact starting positions.
There were no major incidents during the 80 laps of late model heat
race action.
Schlieper was second fastest during time trials at 14.977 seconds
while Donnie Moran stopped the timers at 15.008 seconds to earn the third
spot. Rounding out the top-five qualifiers were Dennis "Rambo" Franklin and
Chris Madden.
Rusty Drye, driving the Vigilante entry, held off a last-lap
challenge from John Rary's Nuclear Banana to win the 15-lap CRASHCar
feature.
Drye lined up second, took the lead at the wave of the green flag
and never looked back en route to his first victory of the season. Rary
settled for second-place money while defending series champion Paul Sparrow
was third in the Invader.
The Circle K Colossal 100 continues Saturday night. Activities begin
with a driver autograph session starting at 4:30 p.m. In order to gain
admission to the Circle K Pit Party, fans must present an event ticket along
with an empty can of Full Throttle energy drink, which can be purchased at
any area Circle K store. Once inside the pit party, each fan will receive a
limited edition Circle K Colossal 100 event poster.
Opening ceremonies are set for 6:50 p.m. and tickets can be
purchased at the gate or by calling 1-800-455-FANS.
The results:

Qualifying: 1. Billy Moyer, 14.672 seconds; 2. Dan Schlieper,
14.977; 3. Donnie Moran, 15.008; 4. Dennis "Rambo" Franklin, 15.072; 5.
Chris Madden, 15.195; 6. Clint Smith, 15.283; 7. Jimmy Owens, 15.290; 8.
Brian Birkhofer, 15.339; 9. Mike Marlar, 15.374; 10. Steve Francis, 15.379;
11. Jimmy Mars, 15.397; 12. Steve Shaver, 15.420; 13. Josh Richard, 15.429;
14. Scott Bloomquist, 15. 430; 15. Ricky Weeks, 15.463; 16. Jeremy Miller,
15.470; 17. Steve Lucas, 15.494; 18. Rick Eckert, 15.502; 19. Jeep Van
Wormer, 15.537; 20. Dale McDowell, 15.562; 21. Damon Eller, 15.571; 22. Jill
George, 15.576; 23. Eric Jacobsen, 15.598; 24. Chuck Harper, 15.599; 25.
Jackie Boggs, 15.600; 26. Tim McCreadie, 15.608; 27. Ed Gibbons, 15.629; 28.
Ray Cook, 15.644; 29. G.R. Smith, 15.657; 30. Chub Frank, 15.661; 31. Vic
Coffey, 15.682; 32. John Gill, 15.691; 33. Earl Pearson Jr., 15.693; 34.
John Blankenship, 15.694; 35. Stacy Holmes, 15.713; 36. B.J. McCammon,
15.728; 37. Doug Horton, 15.729; 38. Brian Shirley, 15.743; 39. Tim Allen,
15.749; 40. Tim Fuller, 15.575; 41. Jonathan Davenport, 15.777; 42. Jeff
Smith, 15.777; 43. Bob Gordon, 15.784; 44. Shanon Buckingham, 15.786; 45.
Jordan Bland, 15.788; 46.Brady Smith, 15.802; 47. Danny Johnson, 15.876; 48.
Norman Short Jr., 15.921; 49. Luke Roffers, 15.942; 50. Ricky Elliott,
15.954; 51. Mark Pettyjohn, 15.961; 52. Rob McLaughlin, 15.991; 53. Shannon
Babb, 16.017; 54. Eddie Carrier Jr., 16.056; 55. Brad Neat, 16.095; 56. Dean
Bowen, 16.167; 57. Mike Duvall, 16.175; 58. Joe Isabell, 16.194; 59. Cody
Sommer, 16.222; 60. April Farmer, 16.363; 61. Darrell Lanigan, 16.400; 62.
Al Shawver Jr., 16.471; 63. Randall Chupp, 16.493; 64. Jason Dupont, 16.522;
65. Sean Beardsley, 16.531; 66. Chris Knight, 16.558; 67. Ronny Lee
Hollingsworth, no time; 68. Brent Robinson, no time; 69. Shane Clanton, no
time.
First Heat (10 laps): 1. Billy Moyer; 2. Jackie Boggs; 3. Earl
Pearson Jr.; 4. Steve Lucas; 5. Mike Marlar; 6. Jonathan Davenport; 7. Sean
Beardsley; 8. Mike Duvall; 9. Luke Roffers.
Second Heat (10 laps): 1. Dan Schlieper; 2. Tim McCreadie; 3. Steve
Francis; 4. Rick Eckert; 5. John Blankenship; 6. Ricky Elliott; 7. Jeff
Smith; 8. Joe Isabell; 9. Chris Knight.
Third Heat (10 laps): 1. Jeep Van Wormer; 2. Jimmy Mars; 3. Bob
Gordon; 4.Cody Sommer; 5. Ed Gibbons; 6. Donnie Moran; 7. Stacy Holmes; 8.
Mark Pettyjohn; 9. Ronny Lee Hollingsworth.
Fourth Heat (10 laps): 1. Steve Shaver; 2. Ray Cook; 3. Dale
McDowell; 4. Shanon Buckingham; 5. Dennis Franklin; 6. B.J. McCammon; 7. Rob
McLaughlin; 8. April Farmer; 9. Brent Robinson.
Fifth Heat (10 laps): 1. Josh Richards; 2. Chris Madden; 3. Darrell
Lanigan; 4. Shannon Babb; 5. Damon Eller; 6. Doug Horton; 7. Shane Clanton;
8. Jordan Bland; 9. G.R. Smith
Sixth Heat (10 laps): 1. Chub Frank; 2. Scott Bloomquist; 3. Eddie
Carrier Jr.; 4. Brady Smith; 5. Al Shawver Jr.; 6. Jill George; 7. Brian
Shirley; 8. Clint Smith.
Seventh Heat (10 laps): 1. Jimmy Owens; 2. Ricky Weeks; 3. Randall
Chupp; 4. Eric Jacobsen; 5. Tim Allen; 6. Danny Johnson; 7. Brad Neat; 8.
Vic Coffey.
Eighth Heat (10 laps): 1. John Gill; 2. Jeremy Miller; 3. Brian
Birkhofer; 4. Tim Fuller; 5. Chuck Harper; 6. Norman Short Jr.; 7. Jason
Dupont; 8. Dean Bowen.
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