American drivers all keen to secure victory

Justin FrisSouth Western Times
American Billy Moyer is keen for a victory in tonight's (Saturday) feature at the Make Smoking History Bunbury Speedway.
Camera IconAmerican Billy Moyer is keen for a victory in tonight's (Saturday) feature at the Make Smoking History Bunbury Speedway. Credit: Justin Fris

The Make Smoking History Bunbury Speedway might be a long way from Arkansas in the USA, however Billy Moyer’s desire for victory remains the same.

Moyer, who will join fellow Americans Tyler Erb, Joe Godsey and Jeff Roth as part of tonight’s (Saturday) showpiece USA v WA Invasion Tour grand final, is determined to end the night with the feature race in his keeping.

“I’m pretty intense about what I do,” a humble Moyer said. “Even though this is a vacation for us and we come over, race and have fun enjoying all the scenery like we have done – a lot of people come over here and take what is given to them.

“But even though I’m on vacation having fun racing and it isn’t about winning a bunch of championship points – whether it is paying $5000 or $5, I want to win the thing and that’s just the burning desire inside me I guess.”

Developing a lifelong passion for cars while growing up in Iowa, Moyer’s four-decade-long career has resulted in more than 830 victories and a solid passion across all forms of motorsport.

He has already opened his feature race account Down Under, claiming victory number one at the Perth Motorplex on January 10.

Local late model hopes who will be keen to upset the American dominance include Paul Stubber, Kye Blight and Brad Blake, who have all been in good form.

Spectators will also have an opportunity to cheer on American sprintcar driver Harli White, who returns to Bunbury after spending the past few weeks racing at the Perth Motorplex.

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