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Dennis Moore Jr. injured again - By Troy Hennig - April 2, 2005 - Chico, CA. …Grinnell, IA driver Dennis Moore Jr. was involved in an accident last night at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, CA. During the altercation he sustained a broken left arm. He was admitted into Enloe Hospital in Chico and stayed over night. On Saturday he was released and is heading to Petaluma tonight to catch up with his team. On Monday morning, Moore will fly back home and began the road to recovery. The facts about his injury include a compound fracture of the humerus bone in his left arm. Surgery will be required to fix the damage. It is estimated that Moore will be out of the Morrie Williams owned #0 for at least five months. After surgery he will go through rehabilitation. Chico's Jonathan Allard has already been hired as the new driver for the team. Moore and team are currently leading the points for the Golden State Challenge King of California Series. It is Moore's wishes that the team hired a driver right away to keep the car in the owners point chase. I was able to visit Moore last night after the races and I also returned this morning to check up on him. It was a positive visit and he was in good spirits considering that his racing season is pretty much over. Dennis worked hard during the off-season to get in great physical condition for 2005. Early season indications showed that the hard work paid off. Moore was the class of the field at the World of Outlaws race at Tulare this year and was leading the Golden State points. Last year his season was halted because of a quad accident that left him with a broken leg. During our visit Moore spoke about his wife, his kids, living in Iowa and the unpredictability of being a sprint car driver. He worried for his family about where his income would now come from while he was out of the cockpit. He was very adamant in the hospital about how he so desperately wanted to prove to everyone that he was back to the old Dennis of 2003 prior to his quad accident last year. Now he will have to keep the same focus as he works his way through rehab and prepares for 2006. Once Dennis gets healthy, he will be back in the seat of Morrie Williams's car. We ask that you send get-well cards, funny pictures or anything else to help ease his pain while he recovers. Send the goods to Dennis Moore Jr. / 1628 Reed St. / Grinnell, IA 50112.

...Dennis Moore JR. took advantage of a weekend off on the Golden State schedule to return home to Iowa and win the 360 Nationals at Knoxville. The $6,000 he made in the 360 were twice what he gets to win a feature in the Golden State Challenge 410 ranks.

...Dennis Moore Jr. will take advantage of the Saturday night off for the Golden State Challenge by racing in the 360 Nationals at Knoxville Raceway in his native Iowa, Friday and Saturday. Moore won the 360 Nationals in 1999.

Dennis Moore Jr. races to the front. Qualifying will be key for him at the Nationals. (John's Racing Photos)

Dennis Moore Jr. of Grinnell Iowa won the Tribute to Gary Patterson, and the 360 Nationals this season. Driving for Morrie Williams in California, Moore Jr. finished at runner-up in the state championship chase behind Brent Kaeding. (John's Racing Photos)

Dennis Moore JR. Wins Tribute to Gary Patterson - By Bobby Gerould, 05/25/03 - Calistoga, CA. - …Dennis Moore JR. can certainly be called a "free spirit". Saturday, the Iowa driver who is known to frequent pedicure salons, showed up at Calistoga Speedway with a new hat and shirt that were both purchased in town at a local rummage sale. The dark brown hat was eerily similar to the hat that was worn for years by the late, Gary Patterson. Sunday night at Calistoga Speedway Moore earned the feature win in the race named after one of the all-time great 'free-spirits' of sprint car racing. The 25-lap Tribute to Gary Patterson triumph on the hard packed half-mile dirt track was the third Golden State Challenge feature win of the season for Moore JR, who is in the midst of his first year of racing full-time in California. (read the whole deal)

Hawkeye Moore Wins at Watsonville - By Bobby Gerould, 05/17/03, Watsonville, CA. …Dennis Moore JR. of Grinnell Iowa felt right at home at Watsonville Speedway despite the fact that he had never even seen the place before Saturday night's round nine of the Golden State Challenge sprint car series. Moore, who is spending his racing season in the Golden State driving for the Williams MotorSports team, claimed his second feature win of the 2003 "King of California" series by taking advantage of a final lap tangle between Brent Kaeding and Jason Meyers. (read it all)

Dennis Moore JR. of Grinnell, Iowa has won three Golden State Challenge features in 2003. (John's Racing Photos)

Moore JR. Wins His First on Golden State Soil - By Bobby Gerould, 04/26/03, Tulare, CA. …Grinnell Iowa's Dennis Moore JR., used a hand signal from crew chief Ashley Smith, telling him to move up one groove on the track for a lap 26 restart. That advice propelled Moore to make a sweeping pass of Ricci Faria to claim the 30 lap feature win in round seven of the 22-race Golden State Challenge, Saturday night at Tulare Thunderbowl. "My mechanic won that race", said Moore JR. "On the restart he signaled me to try the outside, and it worked." (Read the whole deal)

Dennis Moore Jr. wheels the #0 owned by Morrie Williams at Chico's Golden State Challenge opener. Moore set quick time on Friday. Mike Wasina Jr. is in the #10x. (John's Racing Photos)

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