Moyer holds off Mars to win Late Model race at Baltes Classic


ROSSBURG– Six-time World 100 winner Billy Moyer held off Jimmy Mars to win the 25-lap Late Model race in the eighth annual Baltes Classic at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg.

Moyer, from Batesville, Arkansas, was recorded as the leader for all 25 laps while choosing to run the lightning fast cushion, but it was not without challenge. Wisconsin veteran Jimmy Mars challenged several times rolling the middle groove and briefly took the lead with a slide job in turn four while Moyer bobbled on the cushion. The two drag-raced to the checkered flag with Moyer taking the win by half a car length.

“He came under me and ran me pretty good,” Moyer said. “He ran me clean. He could have slid up, and it might have been disaster. But, he let me slide by. We’ve raced together for a long time, and we leave each other room. If it had been for the big race, it might have been a different story.”

The big race will start this week as the 45th World 100 Weekend kicks off at Eldora on this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The all-time World 100 win leader with six wins in The Biggest Dirt Race In The World, Moyer also has won each time he has been victorious in the Sunday night event.

“It definitely helps,” Moyer said. “We’ve had kind of an up and down year. So to win this looking to next week makes you feel good. It’s different than it used to be as we have two warm up nights so to speak. It used to be that when you unloaded you better be ready for bear right when you hit the track.”

Kent Robinson, from Bloomington, Indiana, finished third while local Eldora favorites Duane Chamberlain and Jon Henry rounded out the top five.

Chris Douglas pulled a last lap slide job on Paul Pardo in turn four and won the Eldora stock car race.

Pardo, from New Paris, was going for three wins in a row, but Douglas, from Lima, started ninth and was able to take the win.

“Heck of a finish,” Douglas said. “Started ninth, but we had a dry slick track and we were moving on. I’d like to thank my family and my dad, Dave. He’s give us a good ride every week. It’s been a long year, and we’ve torn up a lot of stuff. It’s nice to come back a get a win.”

Frank Paladino was third while Barney Craig and Rob Trent rounded out the top five. Trent was crowned Eldora Stock car champion for the third time in his career.

“I want to thank Jerry Walker,” Trent said. “He’s got two of those championships as a crew chief. He builds a heck of a motor. Just a great win for us. Awesome. ”

Jonathan Taylor led all 25 laps and won the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds race.

Taylor, from Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, started second and never looked back.

“It feels good,” Taylor said. “It helps starting up front. The track surface was great. We were able to hold on at the end and get the victory.”

Travis Stemler started 11th, but finished second while Josh Rice, who started ninth, was third. Jerry Bowersock and Curt Spalding rounded out the top five.

The racing continues on Thursday with the first night of the 45th World 100. Tickets for the three day World 100 can be purchased at www.eldoraspeedway.com or by calling 937-338-3815.

Baltes Classic

Sept. 6, 2015

Sunoco American Late Models

Qualifying

1.54-Matt Westfall, 15.554; 2.49-Brian Ruhlman, 15.743; 3.20C-Duane Chamberlain, 15.755; 4.11R-James Rice, 15.814; 5.1H-Vic Hill, 15.832; 6.9R-Curtis Roberts, 15.909; 7.12-Jason Jameson, 16.026; 8.7R-Kent Robinson, 16.042; 9.11JR-Josh Rice, 16.045; 10.28M-Jimmy Mars, 16.126; 11.3-Matt Miller, 16.167; 12.49C-Chad Ruhlman, 16.179; 13.21-Billy Moyer, 16.180; 14.88-Andrew Reaume, 16.183; 15.13-JR Hotovy, 16.186; 16.95J-Jerry Bowersock, 16.250; 17.32-Austin Hubbard, 16.253; 18.19-Chad Smith, 16.320; 19.11S-Rusty Schlenk, 16.334; 20.15H-Jon Henry, 16.363; 21.15C-Wayne Chinn, 16.391; 22.1N-Casey Noonan, 16.514; 23.20-Chad White, 16.527; 24.B4U-Brad Eitnear, 16.531; 25.15A-Phil Ausra, 16.748; 26.83-Scott James, 16.758; 27.77-Steve Kester, 16.843; 28.93-Zak Blackwood, 16.845; 29.31-Paul Stubber, 17.017; 30.2D-Curtis Diesenroth, 17.042; 31.8-Rob Anderzack, 17.368; 32.7H-Cody Houston, 17.506; 33.79-Shane Unger, 17.791; 34.99-Thomas Collini, 18.359; 35.5N-Dustin Nobbe, 18.603; 36.P3-Jeff Robertson, 18.607; 37.02-Chas Sentel, 18.824; 38.23J-Mike Hudson, 19.572; 39.M14-Brandon Thirlby, 19.646;

Heat 1, Group A – (8 Laps)

1. 21-Billy Moyer[1] ; 2. 7R-Kent Robinson[2] ; 3. 1H-Vic Hill[3] ; 4. 11S-Rusty Schlenk[6] ; 5. 19-Chad Smith[5] ; 6. 20-Chad White[7] ; 7. 54-Matt Westfall[4] ; 8. P3-Jeff Robertson[9]

Heat 2, Group B – (8 Laps)

1. 3-Matt Miller[2] ; 2. 88-Andrew Reaume[1] ; 3. 9R-Curtis Roberts[3] ; 4. 11R-James Rice[4] ; 5. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[5] ; 6. 15C-Wayne Chinn[6] ; 7. 77-Steve Kester[8] ; 8. 15A-Phil Ausra[7] ; 9. 7H-Cody Houston[9] ; 10. 99-Thomas Collini[10]

Heat 3, Group C – (8 Laps)

1. 28M-Jimmy Mars[2] ; 2. 49C-Chad Ruhlman[1] ; 3. 20C-Duane Chamberlain[3] ; 4. 15H-Jon Henry[5] ; 5. B4U-Brad Eitnear[7] ; 6. M14-Brandon Thirlby[10] ; 7. 93-Zak Blackwood[8] ; 8. 1N-Casey Noonan[6] ; 9. 02-Chas Sentel[9] ; 10. 49-Brian Ruhlman[4]

Heat 4, Group D – (8 Laps)

1. 32-Austin Hubbard[1] ; 2. 12-Jason Jameson[4] ; 3. 83-Scott James[5] ; 4. 11JR-Josh Rice[3] ; 5. 13-JR Hotovy[2] ; 6. 2D-Curtis Diesenroth[6] ; 7. 5N-Dustin Nobbe[9] ; 8. 8-Rob Anderzack[7] ; 9. 79-Shane Unger[8]

B-Main 1 – (12 Laps)

1. 19-Chad Smith[1] ; 2. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[2] ; 3. 15C-Wayne Chinn[4] ; 4. 15A-Phil Ausra[8] ; 5. 20-Chad White[3] ; 6. 77-Steve Kester[6] ; 7. 99-Thomas Collini[12] ; 8. 23J-Mike Hudson[11] ; 9. P3-Jeff Robertson[7] ; 10. 7H-Cody Houston[10]

B-Main 2 – (12 Laps)

1. 13-JR Hotovy[2] ; 2. 93-Zak Blackwood[5] ; 3. M14-Brandon Thirlby[3] ; 4. 1N-Casey Noonan[7] ; 5. 8-Rob Anderzack[8] ; 6. 02-Chas Sentel[9] ; 7. 79-Shane Unger[10] ; 8. B4U-Brad Eitnear[1] ; 9. 5N-Dustin Nobbe[6] ; 10. 2D-Curtis Diesenroth[4]

A-Main – (25 Laps)

1. 21-Billy Moyer[1] ; 2. 28M-Jimmy Mars[3] ; 3. 7R-Kent Robinson[5] ; 4. 20C-Duane Chamberlain[11] ; 5. 15H-Jon Henry[15] ; 6. 1H-Vic Hill[9] ; 7. 11R-James Rice[12] ; 8. 11S-Rusty Schlenk[13] ; 9. 1N-Casey Noonan[18] ; 10. 83-Scott James[10] ; 11. M14-Brandon Thirlby[20] ; 12. 11JR-Josh Rice[14] ; 13. 49C-Chad Ruhlman[7] ; 14. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[19] ; 15. 19-Chad Smith[17] ; 16. 15A-Phil Ausra[21] ; 17. 9R-Curtis Roberts[8] ; 18. 15C-Wayne Chinn[22] ; 19. 32-Austin Hubbard[2] ; 20. 12-Jason Jameson[6] ; 21. 88-Andrew Reaume[4] ; 22. 13-JR Hotovy[16]

DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

Heat 1 – (8 Laps)

1. 5-Jonathan Taylor[5] ; 2. 225-Jesse Bitterling[2] ; 3. 13-Josh Rice[7] ; 4. L5-Casey Luedeke[1] ; 5. 9V-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 6. 7-Evan Taylor[10] ; 7. 25-Nick Bowers[8] ; 8. 86-Drew Smith[9] ; 9. 0%-Derrick Austin[4] ; 10. 79-Shane Unger[11] ; 11. 17-Nick Felkey[6] ; 12. 9H-Matt Hamilton[12]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps)

1. 5X-Tim Richardson[4] ; 2. 52-Weasel Phlipot[6] ; 3. 116-Jerry Bowersock[12] ; 4. 24M-Zeke McKenzie[11] ; 5. 16-Jeff Koz[8] ; 6. 4-Jason Kinney[10] ; 7. 30-Jon Raney[3] ; 8. T5X-Bub Roberts[9] ; 9. 51-Cody Timmerman[5] ; 10. 19C-Andrew Corbin[7] ; 11. J7-John Jones[2]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps)

1. 01-Jared Spalding[1] ; 2. 10L-Nathon Loney[4] ; 3. 2-Travis Stemler[3] ; 4. 22T-Tony Anderson[10] ; 5. 111-Curt Spalding[5] ; 6. 10-Scott Bowersock[6] ; 7. 68-Adam Stricker[7] ; 8. 00-Paul Namb[2] ; 9. 20-Josh Morton[8]

Heat 4 – (8 Laps)

1. 188-Aaron Orr[6] ; 2. D48-Derek Groomer[9] ; 3. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[7] ; 4. 22TL-Bill Lewis[5] ; 5. 71D-Anthony Davis[2] ; 6. 21T-Tom Treon[4] ; 7. 36-Brandon Vaughan[10] ; 8. 1-Scott Williams[8] ; 9. 96-Peter Wormcastle[3] ; 10. 20S-Josh Stewart[11]

B-Main 1 – (8 Laps)

1. 16-Jeff Koz[2] ; 2. 9V-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 3. 4-Jason Kinney[4] ; 4. 7-Evan Taylor[3] ; 5. 25-Nick Bowers[5] ; 6. 30-Jon Raney[6] ; 7. 86-Drew Smith[7] ; 8. 17-Nick Rosselit[13] ; 9. 79-Shane Unger[11] ; 10. 0%-Derrick Austin[9] ; 11. T5X-Bub Roberts[8] ; 12. J7-John Jones[14]

B-Main 2 – (8 Laps)

1. 111-Curt Spalding[1] ; 2. 22TL-Bill Lewis[2] ; 3. 10-Scott Bowersock[3] ; 4. 71D-Anthony Davis[4] ; 5. 1-Scott Williams[10] ; 6. 21T-Tom Treon[6] ; 7. 36-Brandon Vaughan[8] ; 8. 68-Adam Stricker[5] ; 9. 96-Peter Wormcastle[11] ; 10. 20S-Josh Stewart[12] ; 11. 00-Paul Namb[7]

A-Main – (20 Laps)

1. 5-Jonathan Taylor[2] ; 2. 2-Travis Stemler[11] ; 3. 13-Josh Rice[9] ; 4. 116-Jerry Bowersock[10] ; 5. 111-Curt Spalding[18] ; 6. 11-Ed Roley[4] ; 7. 16-Jeff Koz[17] ; 8. 52-Weasel Phlipot[6] ; 9. 225-Jesse Bitterling[5] ; 10. 22T-Tony Anderson[15] ; 11. 5X-Tim Richardson[1] ; 12. 9V-Shawn Valenti[19] ; 13. 7-Evan Taylor[23] ; 14. 24M-Zeke McKenzie[14] ; 15. D48-Derek Groomer[12] ; 16. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[16] ; 17. 71D-Anthony Davis[24] ; 18. 10L-Nathon Loney[7] ; 19. 22TL-Bill Lewis[20] ; 20. 10-Scott Bowersock[22] ; 21. 01-Jared Spalding[3] ; 22. 188-Aaron Orr[8] ; 23. 4-Jason Kinney[21]

Eldora Stock Cars

Heat 1 – (8 Laps)

1. 410-Paul Pardo[9] ; 2. 67-Eddie Shaner[1] ; 3. 1S-T.J Smith[4] ; 4. 23-Casey Barr[3] ; 5. 5-Ricky Ray Dillon[8] ; 6. 37-Glenn Knick[7] ; 7. 36-Adam Schaeff[2] ; 8. 5W-Craig Swartz[5] ; 9. 99K-Andy King[6]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps)

1. 61-Rob Trent[3] ; 2. 01-Earnie Woodard[5] ; 3. 19-Wayne Williams[1] ; 4. 99J-Donnie Jeschke[8] ; 5. 5G-Anthony Goode[2] ; 6. 00K-John Brooks[6] ; 7. 1J-J.J. Butler[4] ; 8. 21H-Jordan Conover[7]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps)

1. 66-Jeff Semmens[1] ; 2. 27-Frank Paladino[2] ; 3. 82-Chris Douglas[4] ; 4. 17-Red Harvey Jr.[8] ; 5. 71C-Barney Craig[7] ; 6. 1W-Mark Wooten[5] ; 7. 5T-Dwayne Treon[6] ; 8. 55-Brandon Archey[3]

A-Main – (15 Laps)

1. 82-Chris Douglas[9] ; 2. 410-Paul Pardo[7] ; 3. 27-Frank Paladino[2] ; 4. 71C-Barney Craig[15] ; 5. 61-Rob Trent[6] ; 6. 66-Jeff Semmens[5] ; 7. 17-Red Harvey Jr.[12] ; 8. 5G-Anthony Goode[14] ; 9. 1S-T.J Smith[1] ; 10. 00K-John Brooks[17] ; 11. 99K-Andy King[25] ; 12. 23-Casey Barr[10] ; 13. 37-Glenn Knick[16] ; 14. 1W-Mark Wooten[18] ; 15. 99J-Donnie Jeschke[11] ; 16. 67-Eddie Shaner[4] ; 17. 19-Wayne Williams[8] ; 18. 01-Earnie Woodard[3] ; 19. 1J-J.J. Butler[20] ; 20. 5T-Dwayne Treon[21] ; 21. 5-Ricky Ray Dillon[13] ; 22. 21H-Jordan Conover[23] ; 23. 5W-Craig Swartz[22] ; 24. 55-Brandon Archey[24]

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