Moore Achieves another Top-three at Hometown Track Oxford, ME -- Ryan Moore finally got the chance to compete with the Busch North Series on home turf, for Oxford has returned to the BNS schedule after a twelve year absence. The track is a...
Moore Achieves another Top-three at Hometown Track
Oxford, ME -- Ryan Moore finally got the chance to compete with the Busch North Series on home turf, for Oxford has returned to the BNS schedule after a twelve year absence. The track is a place where the young driver has achieved milestones in his career thus far. Winning both a track championship and a rookie championship at OPS, he holds quite a bit of confidence when it comes to the track.
"I have been looking forward to coming here all season," said Moore, "the fans here are so loyal and you get a good feeling coming to a track that holds a lot of history to the family. Both my dad and I started driving here- its fun to be back."
Two forty-five minute practice sessions gave the Moore Racing Team the time that they needed to get their R.C. Moore/Bill Dodge Autogroup/Get Etched.com Chevrolet in tip top shape. Moore qualified in the 7th spot, noting that starting the race on the inside groove is a great thing. Moore took the green and held his own groove on the bottom of the race track, slowly gaining positions. Drivers in the outside groove spent several laps trying to get settled and on lap 26 there was a caution flag. The restart on lap 32 was Moore's opportunity to get under second place car of Matt Kobyluck, who was lined up on the outside of race leader Dave Dion. After several laps, Moore got under the No. 40 car and began to follow Dion.
"Kobyluck had a good race car too so it was fun running with him," said Ryan, "I knew Dion was going to be more of a challenge- especially on this track." Both drivers began to pull away from the field and another caution flag on lap 54 presented the opportunity for pit stops. Moore and Dion chose to stay out on the track.
Kobyluck came knocking again on lap 112 when the field took the green after a caution and Moore was in the outside groove in second. Once again Moore and Kobyluck gave race fans a great show in their eight lap battle. When the No. 40 car tried his luck to get by race leader Dave Dion on the outside, Moore took the second spot back and Kobyluck fell into 3rd for the checkers.
The Moore Racing Team had a great points night at their hometown track as they continue to compete for their first BNS Championship. Their dedicated race fans made the night complete, as Moore drove his R.C. Moore Chevrolet to victory lane for photos, once again.