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Email address: DirtNews@aol.com Web site: http://members.aol.com/dirtnews/digest =================================== CONTENTS: Oct. 11 results (published Oct. 13) HAV-A-TAMPA: Moyer clinches title with Shootout victory =================================== HAV-A-TAMPA DIRT RACING SERIES Hav-A-Tampa Shootout

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (Saturday) Billy Moyer wrapped up the 1997 Hav-A-Tampa Dirt Racing Series championship with a victory in the season-ending Hav-A-Tampa Shootout at Dixie Speedway.

Moyer outran a star-studded field to the checkered flag, holding off late-race challenges from runner-up Donnie Moran for a victory worth $49,600. Scott Bloomquist, Rick Aukland and Rick Eckert rounded out the top five. Marshall Green, who started in the last of 13 rows, finished sixth ahead of Mark Miner, Freddy Smith, Dale McDowell and Skip Arp.

The victory was Moyer's 10th in 32 series races and gave him a 188-point final margin over second-place Wendell Wallace, who finished 20th in the Shootout. The race was originally scheduled for Sept. 27, but rain forced the 100-lapper to be delayed two weeks.

CAR COUNT: 80 late models.

FAST QUALIFIER: Billy Moyer, 15.374 seconds (3/8-mile D-shaped oval).

HEAT WINNERS (from Sept. 26): Billy Moyer, Rick Eckert, Terry Phillips, Scott Bloomquist, Steve Francis, Randle Chupp.

FIRST CONSOLATION (Saturday): David Gibson, Vernon Smith, Dewayne Hughes, Marshall Green, Gar Dickson, Wayne Echols, Mike Gault, Earl Pearson Jr., Dewayne Johnson, Derrick Rainey, Payton Nesmith, Terrence Nowell.

SECOND CONSOLATION: Clint Smith, John Gill, Frank Ingram, Wade Knowles, Stan Massey, Steve Smith, Jimmy Sharpe, Rex Richey, Patrick Duggan, Ricky Weeks, David Payne, Buddy Morris.

FEATURE (Pos., driver, car no., hometown, chassis, laps, winnings) 1. Billy Moyer (21), Batesville, Ark., MasterSbilt, 100, $49,600 2. Donnie Moran (99), Dresden, Ohio, MasterSbilt, 100, $14,650 3. Scott Bloomquist (0), Mooresburg, Tenn., Rayburn, 100, $8,000 4. Rick Aukland (12), Fargo, N.D., Rayburn, 100, $6,375 5. Rick Eckert (24), York, Pa., Rayburn, 100, $6,100 6. Marshall Green (89), Dalton, Ga., Warrior, 100, $5,450 7. Mark Miner (7), Stockbridge, Ga., MasterSbilt, 100, $4,350 8. Freddy Smith (00), Knoxville, Tenn., GRT, 100, $9,250 9. Dale McDowell (17m), Rossville, Ga., GRT, 100, $3,850 10. Skip Arp (31), Georgetown, Tenn., GRT, 100, $3,450 11. Ray Cook (53), Murphy, N.C., GRT, 99, $2,300 12. Terry Phillips (75), Springfield, Mo., GRT, 99, $1,900 13. Randle Chupp (114), Knoxville, Tenn., GRT, 99, $1,800 14. Steve Francis (15), Ashland, Ky., Rocket, 99, $2,050 15. Clayton Christenberry (cv3), Knoxville, Tenn., GRT, 99, $1,600 16. Dewayne Hughes (39), Dalton, Ga., Barry Wright, 99, $1,590 17. Earl Pearson Jr. (7), Jacksonville, Fla., GRT, 99, $1,680 18. Vernon Smith (4), Rome, Ga., Rayburn, 99, $1,570 19. Ronnie Johnson (5), Chattanooga, Tenn., MasterSbilt, 91, $1,560 20. Wendell Wallace (6m), Batesville, Ark., GRT, 90, $4,000 21. Bill Frye (66), Greenbrier, Ark., GRT, 90, $2,340 22. Clint Smith (1), Griffin, Ga., GRT, 88, $2,380 23. David Gibson (G2), Ash Flat, Ark., GRT, 83, $1,520 24. Frank Ingram (9), Acworth, Ga., Barry Wright, 24, $1,510 25. Jack Boggs (B4), Grayson, Ky., MasterSbilt 20, $1,900 26. John Gill (75), Mitchell, Ind., MasterSbilt, 1, $1,500

FINAL HAV-A-TAMPA POINT STANDINGS: Billy Moyer 4,963; Wendell Wallace 4,751; Freddy Smith 4,544; Donnie Moran 4,449; Dale McDowell 4,263; Skip Arp 4,212; Clint Smith 4,184; Marshall Green 3,917; Ray Cook 3,620; Johnny Virden 3,474.

CREDIT: Ozzie Altman <victory.lane@mcione.com> of Hav-A-Tampa. ------------------------------------------------------------- CORRECTION: A report about the Tennessee Fall Classic at Cleveland Speedway incorrectly said winner David Millians was driving with GVS Racing. The deal was between Millians and GRT Race Cars. -------------------------------------------------------------

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Series Stock car
Drivers Steve Smith , Scott Bloomquist , Bill Frye , Freddy Smith , Donnie Moran , Rick Eckert , Steve Francis