Another Night, Another Hard Charger, and more rain

The second week of racing at the Red River Co-Op Speedway produced an epic Late Model Feature last Thursday Night. After finishing fifth in his heat race, Bill Mooney and his No. 2 Millar powered Rocket was slated to start in the tenth position, but misfortune for Shane Edginton caused him to scratch from the main event, moving Bill to the eighth starting spot.

Bill would move up to the seventh spot by the end of the first lap, and to the sixth spot by lap 4. Bill would remain in the sixth spot until a lap ten restart when he would enter into a three car battle for the fourth position with Dustin Strand, and Paul Veert. After Bill moved to the low side of the race track in turns three and four, he would beat Strand in a drag race to the start/finish line. Staying on the low side of turns one, and two. Bill would complete a pass on Veert for the fourth spot.

Meanwhile Brad Seng, Troy Schill, and Ricky Weiss were in a three car battle for the lead in what could arguably be the best Late Model Feature since the class was added to regular competition at the speedway in 2010. Bill would make one final pass on Schill on the final lap to finish in the third position behind race winner Ricky Weiss, and second place finisher Brad Seng. Schill and Strand rounded out the top five.

Rain was a factor for the third straight Friday night at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND, but not before Bill was a heat race winner, earning him the fifth starting spot for the feature. By the time the cars were line up for the feature, a light sprinkle had made the track greasy. A caution came out on lap seven, and that’s when the rains came in full force, causing the race to be postponed. The feature will be made up from the original starting lineup later in the season.

Bill is yet to finish lower than he started in any race this season, and the five cars he passed during the feature last Thursday put his season total to 30 cars passed in just five nights of racing. It was also Bill’s third top five finish, and fourth top ten in those previous five feature events.

A busy week of racing is in store for Bill Mooney Racing, as the team will be in action for three straight nights. The string starts out at the Norman County Raceway in Ada, MN as the NLRA season schedule continues. Thursday night, it’s back home to the Red River Co-Op Speedway, then its back south to the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND, as the NLRA will compete in companion to the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series.

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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