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United Dirt Track Racing AssociationGLENCOE, AL (September 28, 29) -- With the United Dirt Track Racing Association season coming to a close, both Jimmy Mars and Billy Moyer each picked up a win at Alabama's Green Valley Speedway over the weekend. On Friday night, Jimmy Mars led all 40-laps en route to his $7,000 win, while on Saturday, 1997 series champion, Billy Moyer, picked up $10,000 for his victory in the 50-lap feature. Both Mars and Moyer were riding aboard USA-made Hoosier tires.

A field of 57 dirt modifieds was on hand for qualifying on the Green Valley Speedway's 4/10-mile clay oval. Current UDTRA points leader, Rick Eckert, set fast time of the night on his second of two qualifying laps, blazing the Alabama oval in 14.480 seconds, as the eight fastest times were set by teams using the Hoosier brand.

Four heat races were contested in which the top four drivers would transfer into the main event's 24-car field. All four heats were won by Team Hoosier, as Rick Eckert, Jimmy Mars, Billy Moyer and Freddy Smith each took the checkered flag in their respective heats.

In the 40-lap main event, Jimmy Mars used his outside pole position's high line to get the race lead at the drop of the green flag. Mars then led the remainder of the race to take the $7,000 winner's check. Finishing in second place was pole sitter, Rick Eckert. Eckert also increased his narrow series points lead over Steve Francis to 40 points, as Francis finished in fifth place. Completing the top five was, Billy Moyer in third and Dale McDowell in fourth. Team Hoosier swept the top eleven as 23 of the 24 starters were on the Hoosier brand.

On the second and final night of competition at Green Valley Speedway, 48 late models were on hand for qualifying. Wendell Wallace was fast qualifier of the night when he was clocked at 14.803 seconds around the 4/10-mile track on his second lap, as Team Hoosier posted the top five qualifying times.

Three of the four preliminary heat races were also won by Team Hoosier, as Billy Moyer, Skip Arp and Joe Izzo each took the checkered flag in their respective heats.

In the 50-lap main event, Billy Moyer made the pass for the lead on lap 24 and led the remainder of the race to take the win, the second of the season for the 1997 series champion. Moyer collected $10,050 for his night's work, as once again, 23 of the 24 starters were on Hoosier tires.

The UDTRA series now has just three events remaining as Rick Eckert, who finished in fifth place, saw his point lead on Steve Francis drop from 40 points to 35 points, as Francis finished in fourth place. Scott Bloomquist, who commands the third position in the standings, lost ground to the two front runners as he finished in seventh place. Bloomquist now finds himself 164 points out of first as the season's end approaches. All told, Hoosier tires are the brand of choice for the top six drivers in the season long points chase.

Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. is proud to be a supplier of tires to the UDTRA series.



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