Oswego race report 2001-09-01

BILL MOORE SHOWS THE YOUNGSTERS HOW IT'S DONE IN THE SUPER STOCKS Bill Moore of Camillus, NY takes some friendly kidding about being in the age 50 bracket racing a super stock at Oswego. They tagged him with the moniker Papa Super Stock. Well,...

BILL MOORE SHOWS THE YOUNGSTERS HOW IT'S DONE IN THE SUPER STOCKS
Bill Moore of Camillus, NY takes some friendly kidding about being in the age 50 bracket racing a super stock at Oswego. They tagged him with the moniker Papa Super Stock. Well, Papa took the kids to task Saturday night by leading all but five of the 30 laps in the 3rd annual Super Stock Challenge. He even gave a salute to AARP which the crowd applauded wildly.

"It was great race, wasn't it," said Moore, "To get there out front right off the bat. I kept looking at the scoreboard to see what was happening behind me and I said ooohh. You know we can't see behind us so you don't know how close someone is, so you just flatten that thing out and keep going. I knew by the scoreboard that Joe Miller was behind me, but he didn't touch me or anything, so everything was cool. It's great to show these kids around here tonight. Let's give a cheer for AARP!" And, with that Moore did his now famous little Papa Super Stock jig for the fans.

The 18-car field of super stocks vying for the $500 top prize were led to the green by Chris Lupa, but a couple lap 6 yellows bunched the field tightly behind Lupa and one of those ready to pounce as the green flew was Moore and that he did. Moore went by Lupa as did Rob Pullen moments later as Lupa was relegated to third. Defending champ Joe Miller and Bruce Long were the top five.

Just before the midway mark, yellow flew for a multi-car jumble but Moore was in command on the restart.

Joe Miller moved in to give Moore a run for it as Pullen, Bobby Newman, Tony White, Erik Cupernall and Dave Bock chased. Two yellows slowed things on lap 23 for another multi-car tangle with Doug Reaume, Lou LeVea and Eric Connors involved in the first and Lupa in the second. Moore survived the onslaught of Miller on the green and had to do it one more time on lap 29 when Lonnie Mills brought out the yellow just after the white had shown. It was Moore all the way to the checkered with Joe Miller, Pullen White and Cupernall the top five.

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