Monthly Archives July 2014

Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Red River Co-Op, River Cities and Devils Lake

The race week started at the Red River Co-Op Speedway on Thursday night. Bill started and finished third in his heat race. Bill started third in the feature, and took the lead from Kevin Robertson on the start and lead the first two laps. Bill ran second for the next six laps, before Mike Balcaen and Brad Seng took second and third. Bill ran fourth for the remainder of the race, holding off Dustin Strand after a pair of restarts with four laps to go.

At River Cities Speedway on Friday night, four inches of rain earlier in the week made for another rough and heavy racing surface that made passing a rare and extra difficult prospect...

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Bill Mooney Racing Recap – NLRA At Red River Co-Op; WoO At River Cities

 Bill hooked up in turn one at the Red River Co-Op Speedway. Tim Johnson photo.

On Thursday night the NLRA made their lone appearance at the Red River Co-Op Speedway. Bill started sixth in his heat, and moved past Kevin Sexton and Coard Allard on the opening lap, finishing the race in the fourth spot. Bill started tenth in the main event, but on the initial start he hit wall on the front stretch causing damage that took a trip to the pits to repair. Bill was able to rejoin the race on lap seven and ran the remainder of the race, finishing in the 15th position.

On Friday night the World of Outlaws Late Model series made their annual visit to the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks. Bill started the night timing tenth quick in his qualifying group...

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Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Mid Season Championship Week

Bill looks inside of Steffen Snare at the Red River Co-Op Speedway. Tim Johnson photo.

Last weeks’ races were highlighted by a pair of mid-season Championship races at Bill’s home tracks. First on Thursday night at the Red River Co-Op Speedway in Winnipeg, Bill started and finished third in his heat race after holding off advances by Rick Fawcett and Troy Schill. Bill started fifth in the main event, and was running eighth after a number of cautions. On lap seven Bill and Paul Veert made contact going into turn three. The contact sent Bill into a tractor tire in the infield causing the 2 car to snap violently around breaking the right front shock, damaging the nose piece, and causing some frame damage, ending his evening in the 14th spot.

Along with the generosity of Mike Balcaen with the...

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Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Red River Co-Op And River Cities

Bill roars down the front stretch at the Red River Co-Op Speedway. Tim Johnson photo.

Bill once again had a pair of races last week with appearances at the Red River Co-Op And River Cities, collecting another top five and two top tens.

On Thursday night in Winnipeg, Bill drew a poor number for his heat race, and had his problems multiplied by being placed in a heat race whose competition could be arguably among the best in the area. With Mike Balcaen, Ricky Weiss, and Dustin Strand in front of him, Bill did take fourth from Walt Morris early, and race to a fourth place finish. In the feature Bill started second and jumped out to an early lead that was erased by an early caution. On the restart Bill again jumped out to the lead, and lead the first circuit...

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Bill Mooney Racing Recap: Norman County Raceway

The weekend started with a pair of NLRA series races at the Norman County Raceway in Ada, MN. Bill started night one on the pole of his heat race, and finished third putting him in a redraw spot for the main event. Bill drew the 12th starting spot, and spent the early part of the feature racing former World of Outlaws late model rookie of the year Pat Doar and five time World of Outlaws sprint car champion Donny Schatz. After getting caught up in a caution around the halfway point, Bill was given his spot back and spent the remainder of the race battling with defending NLRA series champ Dustin Strand and Casey Arneson. Bill finished the feature in the 14th position.

On night two in Ada, Bill started on the pole of his heat race, but was caught up in an accident that involved the previous n...

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