Two More Top Tens For Bill Mooney Racing

The first of two straight busy weeks of racing produced two more top ten results for Bill Mooney Racing. Action started last Wednesday Night with the Northern Late Model Racing Association at the Norman County Raceway in Ada, MN. A bad draw left Bill with the seventh starting spot in his heat race. Bill would race up to the fourth spot, leaving him one position shy of the inversion draw, giving Bill the 16th starting spot for the feature.

The beginning of the main event was very dusty. One racer likened it to the scene in the movie “Days of Thunder” when Cole and Rowdy crash at Daytona. Bill spent most of the race like he did in the heat race, locked in a battle with Brian Bernotas for the final spot in the top ten. Bill would make one last pass on Jeff Provinzino for the eighth spot. Bill would run out of time, as he had a good run on Mike Balcaen for the seventh spot, falling just short at the finish line.

Thursday night was a short night at the Red River Co-Op Speedway. The track was mistakenly over-watered, leaving the track surface too heavy, and too rough for any good, clean racing. Bill attempted to complete the heat race, but after two laps, he made the decision to not risk any further damage to the race car, and retired for the rest of the night.

Friday night at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND, Bill started fifth in his heat race, improved to the third position, making the redraw. Bill drew the number eight starting spot for the feature. During the first feature at the track in a month, Bill would slip back to the 11th spot on a couple of occasions, and spent most of the race battling Zach Naastad, and Brad Seng for the final spots inside the top ten, finishing the race in the ninth position.

Despite giving up one spot on Friday night, the eight cars Bill passed on Wednesday improved his season total to 37 cars passed for the season. Bill now has three top fives, and six top tens in seven features this season.

Another busy weekend of racing ahead for Bill Mooney Racing, as the team will be in action for three out of four nights. First up on Thursday night, the NLRA will make their lone appearance to the Red River Co-Op Speedway this season. After a rare Friday night off, another pair of NLRA series events are in store, First on Saturday Night at the Hibbing Speedway in Minnesota, then Sunday night at the Emo Speedway in Ontario.

Bill Mooney Racing would like to thank: Winnipeg Hearing Center, McPhillips Toyota, Lucas Oil, Canadian Fleet Services, Emerson Duty Free, Liesureliquidators.com, Manitobacarfind.ca, Maaco Auto Painting, Millar Engines, Bill Mooney Construction, Valley Powder Coating, Ohlins and Rocket Chassis, for their support.

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