This year we saw upwards of 160 teams show up for the $43,000 purse. Usually at these big money races, we see teams that just show up well prepared and fast. These are normally the teams that have done well in the past including drivers like Bloomquist, Moyer, and Donnie Moran-all multiple winners of this event.

We had been keeping an eye on Moyer in our last installment where we had seen him winning a large amount of money and more than 21 races so far this year. After all, he had won the Dream here in June, so it was expected that he would do well.

It wasn't to be easy for Moyer. He placed ninth in his heat race and had to race his way into the A-main from B-main #1, starting on the pole and finishing Second. This put him starting 23rd on the grid with a long way to go to the front.

Heavy fog rolled in by the time the race started and from my vantage point between Turns 3 and 4, I couldn't see much of the progression of the race. But I spoke with several observers who filled me in on how Moyer got it done. He ran the track through the middle and bottom grooves, kept his momentum up and he put it on whoever was in front of him until he no longer had anyone else to pass.

By lap 29, he was racing side-by-side with Bloomquist for sixth. On lap 51 he took second place from Don O'Neal. He took the lead on lap 66 and never looked back completing his second sweep of the Dream and the World 100. And he did it in much the same fashion using his signature driving style. And like the kid from Crossville Raceway, he drove mostly straight ahead, keeping his momentum up.

The rest of the story is that Moyer went on to sweep the three races at the Knoxville Nationals on September 30, and October 1 and 2, for two $7,000 payouts and the final race for $40,000 for a yearly total for wins alone of $324,000. Why do I impress this on you so strongly? Because success is the only measure we should, and ultimately do, use in racing.

The work Moyer has put into his cars as to front end geometry by his own admissions in interviews we have seen, the setups he chooses, and the way he drives the car all point to superior methodology using the one true measure-success.

So, if you are faced with decisions related to how you set up, design, and race your car, look to those who have been successful, learn the areas where they concentrate their efforts, and do the same. That is our message this time around from the Tour.

Next Up Next we head for the big state of Texas and the dirt track at Texas Motor Speedway just up the road from Dallas. From there, we conclude this portion of our AMSOIL Great American Circle Track Tour with a visit to Columbus Motor Speedway located in Columbus, Mississippi.