Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Top Ten Streak Continues Heading Into Seitz Weekend

Bill charges out of turn two at River Cities. Speedway Shots photo. 

The regular season is now complete for Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Lucas Oil MasterSbilt by JMR, as he sets his sights on this weekend’s John Seitz Memorial at River Cities, after stretching his season long top ten streak to sixteen last Friday night.

Last Friday at the River Cities Speedway, Bill got to the track just after seven after working all day, but it was track championship night at the ‘Bullring,’ meaning the heats lines up by the seasons point standings.

Bill lined up third in the third and final heat, and got past Brody Troftgruben to finish second, earning him the sixth starting spot in the main event, as the features on the final week of regular competition in lined up by heat finish.

Bill remained si...

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Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Two More Top Fives As Season Winds Down

 Bill at the edge of the River Cities Speedway earlier this month. Speedway Shots photo.

Another solid week is in the books for Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Lithia Toyota of Grand Forks MasterSbilt by JMR, as a runner-up finish at the Red River Co-op Speedway was complimented by a fourth place run at the Greenbush Race Park with the Northern Late Model Racing Association.

Last Thursday night, Bill won his heat race after starting outside the front row, but the redraw was not in his favor, placing him seventh in the main event.

As the field took the green on Emerson Duty Free night at the speedway, Bill spend the first pair of circuits on the bottom of the big four-tenths mile oval, before abandoning the line for the top of the track at the end of the third round.

Bill had to use the ...

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Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Huge Comeback Nets Second NLRA Hard Charger Award

Bill in the middle of his comeback at River Cities last Friday. Speedway Shots photo.

Last Friday got off to an inauspicious start for Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Weed Man MasterSbilt by JMR, as more bad heat race luck stacked the deck against Bill, once again, at the River Cities Speedway with the Northern Late Model Racing Association.

Bill started the night fifth in heat race number two, but the race didn’t last long for Bill, as a crash in turn two sent the two car pit side early.

After placing last in his heat, Bill was slated to start last in the twenty-third and final position in the main event.

With ten laps complete, Bill had made up five spots, as he made his way through thick traffic, running high and low to run in the eighteenth position.

A few cautions marred the middle ...

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Bill Mooney Racing Preview – Outlaws Week With The NLRA

Bill heads back to the pits after a heat race. Speedway Shots photo. 

Some of the biggest races lie ahead for Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Future Tint MasterSbilt by JMR, as it’s once again Outlaws week for the Northern Late Model Racing Association at the River Cities and Red River Valley Speedways.

A former winner of the August NLRA show with the Outlaws, he finished eighth last season at River Cities in his second night back after a roll over the previous month at the Greenbush Race Park.

Bill’s win on Outlaw night came in 2015. Bill started on the pole, and lead all twenty-five laps, holding off current World of Outlaws Late Model series regular Ricky Weiss for the victory.

Last season at the Red River Valley Speedway, Bill scored a heat win, and a sixth place finish in his first...

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Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Close To A Win, Comeback To Keep Streak Alive

Bill cruises through turn two at River Cities last Friday. Speedway Shots photo. 

It was an eventful weekend for Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Lucas Oil MasterSbilt by JMR, as a fourth place run at River Cities that looked like it could have been a win, was followed by a comeback from a wreck at Devils Lake to keep the top ten streak alive.

Last Friday night, Bill made the trip back to the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, another good draw put Bill on the pole in his heat race, as he eventually finished second to veteran Tom Corcoran.

That run was good enough to put Bill back near the front of the main event, as a third place start was to follow...

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Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Another Hard Charger And Another Podium

Bill heads down the backstretch at River Cities last Friday. Adrienne Spieker photo. 

It was arguably the best week of the season so far for Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Maaco Auto Painting MasterSbilt by JMR, as another hard charger award was won at River Cities, before another podium was collected at Greenbush.

After another fifth place finish from a sixth place start in his heat race last Friday at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, Bill was slated to start 14th in the NLRA main event that evening.

Since June 14th, Bill has had a starting spot inside the top ten just once in what is now five tries. When all was said and done, he rallied, once again, to finish inside the top ten.

It did take Bill seven laps to climb into the top ten, as he moved past Dan Dowling, and veteran...

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Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Another Hard Charger And Top Five At River Cities

Bill speeds down the backstretch at River Cities last Friday. Speedway Shots photo. 

Bill’s return to the track last week was a successful one, as he guided the No. 2 Erickson Motors MasterSbilt by JMR to another top five after starting in the fifteenth position.

Bill didn’t have the greatest of starts to his evening, as a fifth place starting spot in his heat race, turned into an eighth place finish. This would create a tall task in the main event, as he was relegated to the fifteenth starting spot.

So far this season at River Cities, Bill has had no problem rebounding from early adversity. On May 31st, Bill recovered from a power steering issue to finish eighth after starting twentieth.

Two weeks later, Bill again had problems in the heat race...

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Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Top Ten Streak Stretches To Seven

Bill digs through turn two at River Cities last Friday. Adrienne Spieker photo. 

Last week, the season long top ten streak continued for Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Travel Manitoba MasterSbilt by JMR, with a hard charging comeback to an eighth place finish at River Cities.

With just one race on the docket last week, Bill headed back to River Cities, and collected a fifth place run in his heat race. That run placed him in the thirteenth starting spot in the evenings main event.

Bill made little progress early while building momentum around the bottom of the high-banked, third-mile oval.

At the halfway point, however, Bill split the middle of high running Travis Robertson, and low running Troy Schill to move into the top ten at the midway point of the twenty lapper.

Bill was able to m...

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Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Podium Finish At River Cities

 

Bill at speed at River Cities. Speedway Shots photo.

Last week, Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Lucas Oil MasterSbilt by JMR, scored another podium finish at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, keeping his season long top ten streak alive.

Bill jumped back behind the wheel after two weeks off last Friday at the River Cities Speedway, and recovered from what has become a rare bad draw, scoring a fourth place run in the heat race after starting sixth.

That finish was good enough to put him in the invert, so a fifth place starting spot awaited him in the night’s main event.
Bill made short work of getting to the front, eventually taking the lead from Brandon Fuller on the third lap.

Bill continued with the lead for the next ten circuits, as a battle with defending track champion Du...

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Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Another Top Ten After Another Comeback From Mechanical Woes

Bill powers through turn two at River Cities. Speedway Shots photo. 

With another race in the books, Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Winnipeg Hearing Centres MasterSbilt by JMR, scored another top ten after missing another heat race due to mechanical woes.

Bill’s only race last week came in weekly competition at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, due to the rain out of Saturday’s event at the Devils Lake Speedway.

Bill was slated to start fourth in the first heat race, but after he took the green, Bill immediately exited the racing surface upon entering the first turn, as the throttle had stuck on the 2 car.

Once again, the problem was quickly rectified, while Bill was again faced with a tall task, starting last in the main event.

Two weeks prior, Bill had a power steering issue,...

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