Moon, Kevin Weaver and Dewayne Kiefer (who was in Quincy earlier this month) make up the top three in the UMP list.
Moon, 40, who hails from Mount Auburn, Ill., races three nights a week at Macon, Belle Clair and Quincy. He’s in the top five in points at both Belle Clair and Macon. Moon said he will be attempting to race as many of the UMP Summernationals events as he can, starting in mid-June. The Hell Tour comes to Quincy on July 6.
UMP SUPER LATE MODEL NATIONAL POINTS LEADERS
Drivers in bold face have run in Quincy this season
1. Jim Moon, 1002 points
2. Kevin Weaver, 992
3. Dewayne Kiefer, 981
4. Scott Schmitt, 955
5. Brandon Sheppard, 926
6. Bobby Pierce, 918
7. Michael Kloos, 863
8. Ryan Unzicker, 817
9. Jason McBride, 801
10. Chris Shelton, 720
OUR WEEKLY LOOK AT A BULLRING WEEKEND
Pick to click: Until he demonstrates otherwise, or someone else steps up, it’s all-Dustin Griffin, all the time.
Best comeback bet: Matt Bailey’s due to get that spec motor back near the front.
Noteworthy: Justin Reed has finished in the top five in track points for five straight years. No other driver has an active streak of more than two. How does Reed’s streak rank in track history? Well, he’s got a ways to go to catch the all-time leader of consecutive top-five streaks. Terry Gallaher finished in the top five in points 21 straight years, a streak that was snapped in 2001.
Pick to click: Michael? Dave? Steven? Jared? I’m going with Michael Long this week to win his 73rd modified feature at the Bullring.
Best comeback bet: Jake Griffin, who is normally a picture of consistency, was forced from last week’s feature after 17 laps. He should be back in — or near — the top five.
Noteworthy: In the four Sunday nights Robbie Reed has raced, his lowest finish is last week’s fifth. He also has a first and two thirds to his credit.
Pick to click: Vance Wilson. He finished second his first night in the car last week. Give him a week to fine tune things and I think we’ll be giving him a checkered flag Sunday night.
Best comeback bet: Jim Gillenwater should be back in the pits in this week. He’ll be going for a third straight feature with an asterisk.
Noteworthy: Tony Dunker has more overall track points than any other driver since we started monitoring that category in 1998. Dunker has 8,734 points going into Sunday night.
Pick to click: Abe Huls has been doing a pretty good Dustin Griffin impersonation in this series. Until someone knocks off Honest Abe, he’s my pick.
Best comeback bet: Terry Houston, who finished an uncharacteristic fourth a week ago.
Noteworthy: At some point this season, Houston will become the second driver in series history to win $10,000. He needs $725 to reach the figure. Huls is the division’s all-time check-casher with $11,790.
Pick to click: Jake Powers looks untouchable right now.
Best comeback bet: Jeremy Buss should be back on track — literally — come Sunday evening.
Noteworthy: Since the class was renamed hobby stocks for the 2007 season, only six drivers have won 10 or more races: Steve Carlin (33), Bobby Anders (28), Jim Powell (15), James Lefffew (13), Powers (12) and Aaron Brocksieck (10).
Pick to click: Kim Abbott, who was third May 13 and second May 20, will finish fist on May 27.
Best comeback bet: Mike Hornung Jr., who had to bow out after nine laps a week ago.
Noteworthy: There have been five different feature winners in this class in five weeks.