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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Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Top Ten Streak Continues With NLRA At River Cities

 

Bill drives out of turn two at River Cities last Friday. Speedway Shots photo.

Another week is in the books for Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Emerson Duty Free MasterSbilt by JMR, collecting another top ten at River Cities with the NLRA.

Last Friday, Bill headed to the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks for the third time this season. But this week was different as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series made their first of two appearances at the Bullring in 2019.

That also means it was a Northern Late Model Racing Association tour event, as Bill headed into the event sixth in points after the series opener at Devils Lake.

Bill drew another good number, a thirty-one, placing him third in the second heat race...

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Bill Mooney Racing Recap – A Weekend Of Comebacks

Bill turning laps at the Devils Lake Speedway last Saturday night. Mike Spieker photo. 

It was a wild weekend for Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Lithia Toyota of Grand Forks MasterSbilt by JMR, as he came back from a mechanical issue on Friday to score a hard fought top ten.

Last Friday night, Bill headed back to the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks for the second week of weekly competition at the high-banked, three-tenths mile “Bullring.”

The good luck streak at the draw window continued, as he followed up his number one draw from the opener, with a three, placing him on the pole of a heat race.

That’s where the luck came to an end, as the 2 car started to smoke as he pulled onto the River Cities clay...

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Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Learning Curve On Night One For Car 2

Bill on the high side at River Cities last Friday. Mike Spieker photo. 

New seasons mean new beginnings, but maybe no more so than this year for Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Lucas Oil MasterSbilt by JMR, as the season kicked off last Friday night at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks.

Bill entered the pit area with his newly refurbished MasterSbilt by JMR, and an unprecedented good draw number. He drew the number 1 pill, guaranteeing him the pole position for the first heat race of the season.

Bill finished the heat in the second spot, but another good draw gave Bill the pole again for the main event.

Bill settled into third early before moving up to the top of the high-banked quarter-mile bullring, as a battle with Mike Balcaen ensued in the following laps.

Bill fended off eac...

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Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Sixth Place Finish Highlights Seitz Memorial Weekend

Bill on his way to his heat win at the Seitz Memorial last week. Mike Spieker photo. 

It was a successful weekend for Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Lithia Toyota of Grand Forks MasterSbilt by JMR, as he scored his best finish in the John Seitz Memorial 92 lap main event, grabbing sixth on the final lap.

After a rainout on Thursday night, Bill headed into night one of the 12th annual John Seitz Memorial with a good draw, a seven out of 100, which put him on the pole of the third qualiying heat for the 92 lap, $9,200-to-win main event on Saturday night.

The rain made the track very fast, and very narrow, but Bill capitalized early, taking the lead from Jeff Hapala. Bill lead all twelve laps, scoring his first Seitz Memorial heat win.

Bill’s performance was good enough for the sixth star...

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Bill Mooney Racing Preview – 12th Annual John Seitz Memorial

 

Bill heading to the scales after his heat at the Red River Co-op Speedway a few weeks ago.
Speedway Shots photo.

This weekend, Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Lucas Oil Millar powered MasterSbilt by JMR, will be a busy man, as he will aim to race three features in as many days, including trying to earn a berth into the 92 lap, $9,200-to-win John Seitz Memorial at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks.

Last Friday night at the River Cities Speedway, Bill finished a strong third in the heat race, and was preparing to roll out fourth in the feature, but the rains came, postponing the event until the opening night of the 12th annual John Seitz Memorial, which kicks off on Thursday night.

Thursday also is the Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) season finale at the speedway, wh...

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Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Two Podiums Highlight Three Race Swing

 

Bill rounds turn two at River Cities last Friday night. Mike Spieker photo.

It was a successful second week back for Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Millar Engines powered MasterSbilt by JMR, as two podiums highlighted his second three race swing in a row.

On Thursday night at the Red River Co-op Speedway, a string of good draws continued, as Bill got the second starting spot for his heat race. He lead the entire race, holding off a hard charging Shane Edginton at the end of the race, collecting the heat win, and earning the pole for the main event.

Bill lead the first four laps of the main event, but as he and Mike Balcaen raced door-to-door down the front stretch at the beginning of the fifth circuit, a lapped car caused Balcaen to check up, effectively stifling Bill’s momentum, allo...

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Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Solid Return During NLRA Three Race Stretch

Bill at speed at the Red River Co-op Speedway last Thursday night. Speedway Shots photo.

Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Lucas Oil Millar powered MasterSbilt by JMR, bounced back from a blown tire on Thursday to score two more top tens during the three race NLRA swing last week.

Bill started the week last Thursday night at the Red River Co-op Speedway in Winnipeg, where he finished third in a stacked heat race which included Dustin Strand and Mike Balcaen.

Bill redrew the ninth spot for the main event, and had made his way up to sixth with five laps remaining. It was then that Bill started to really come on, as he went high on Balcaen and early leader Kevin Sexton, going three-wide down the backstretch, and into turns three and four.

Balcaen took the high line off of four, so Bill tucked...

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