BALTES CLASSIC MOYER HOLDS OFF MARS TO WIN LATE MODEL RACE AT BALTES CLASSIC Douglas Wins Stock Car Race, Trent Wins Stock Car Championship; Taylor Wins UMP Modified Race ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 6, 2015) – Six-time World 100 winner Billy Moyer held off Jimmy Mars to win the 25-lap Late Model race in the eighth annual Baltes […] MOYER HOLDS OFF MARS TO WIN LATE MODEL RACE AT BALTES CLASSIC Douglas Wins Stock Car Race, Trent Wins Stock Car Championship; Taylor Wins UMP Modified Race ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 6, 2015) – Six-time World 100 winner Billy Moyer held off Jimmy Mars to win the 25-lap Late Model race in the eighth annual Baltes Classic at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Moyer, from Batesville, Arkansas, was recorded as the leader for all 25 laps while choosing to run the lightning fast cushion, but it was not without challenge. Wisconsin veteran Jimmy Mars challenged several times rolling the middle groove and briefly took the lead with a slide job in turn four while Moyer bobbled on the cushion. The two drag-raced to the checkered flag with Moyer taking the win by half a car length. Baltes Classic (Late Model) winner: Billy Moyer “He came under me and ran me pretty good,” Moyer said. “He ran me clean. He could have slid up and it might have been disaster. But, he let me slide by. We’ve raced together for a long time and we leave each other room. If it had been for the big race, it might have been a different story.” The big race will start this week as the 45th World 100 Weekend kicks off at Eldora on this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The all-time World 100 win leader with six wins in The Biggest Dirt Race In The World™, Moyer has also won each time he has been victorious in the Sunday night event. “It definitely helps,” Moyer said. “We’ve had kind of an up and down year. So to win this looking to next week makes you feel good. It’s different than it used to be as we have two warm up nights so to speak. It used to be that when you unloaded you better be ready for bear right when you hit the track.” Kent Robinson, from Bloomington, Indiana, finished third, while local Eldora favorites Duane Chamberlain and Jon Henry rounded out the top-five. Chris Douglas pulled a last lap slide job on Paul Pardo in turn four and won the Eldora stock car race. Pardo, from New Paris, Ohio, was going for three wins in a row, but Douglas, from Lima, Ohio started ninth and was able to take the win. “Heck of a finish,” Douglas said. “Started ninth, but we had a dry slick track and we were moving on. I’d like to thank my family and my Dad Dave. He’s give us a good ride every week. It’s been a long year and we’ve torn up a lot of stuff. It’s nice to come back a get a win.” Frank Paladino was third, while Barney Craig and Rob Trent rounded out the top five. Trent was crowned Eldora Stock car champion for the third time in his career. “I want to thank Jerry Walker,” Trent said. “He’s got two of those championships as a crew chief. He builds a heck of a motor. Just a great win for us. Awesome. ” Jonathan Taylor led all 25 laps and won the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds race. Taylor, from Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, started second and never looked back. “It feels good,” Taylor said. “It helps starting up front. The track surface was great. We were able to hold on at the end and get the victory.” Travis Stemler started 11th, but finished second, while Josh Rice who started ninth, was third. Jerry Bowersock and Curt Spalding rounded out the top-five. The racing continues on Thursday with the first night of the 45th World 100. Tickets for the three day World 100 can be purchased at www.eldoraspeedway.com or by calling (937) 338-3815.