Monthly Archives August 2019

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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