Bill Mooney Racing Recap – A Return To Winning Grounds

Bill qualifying during the World of Outlaw program at River Cities last Friday night. Photo courtesy of Rick Rea.

After another podium finish in Winnipeg, and a night competing against some of the best in the business, Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 McPhillips Toyota/OMG Candy Millar Powered MasterSbilt by JMR, races three times this week, having collected feature wins within his last four appearances at each track.

Last Thursday night at the Red River Co-Op Speedway in Winnipeg, Bill started on the front row and finished second to defending track champion Mike Balcaen in the heat race, giving Bill the third starting spot in the feature. After a restart on lap two, Bill and Ricky Weiss made contact on the backstretch. Bill was forced to use the brakes and that hurt his momentum for a couple of laps, as he dropped back to fifth. After another caution for Paul Veert who was running fourth, Bill spent the next two laps putting Kevin Sexton behind him again for third. Bill spent the rest of the race chasing down Balcaen and Weiss, finishing third.

On Friday night at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND, the World of Outlaws late model series made their annual visit as part of their ‘wild west tour’. 30 cars signed in, and in pure Bill Mooney luck, he drew 30th, so by the time he went out to qualify, the track was gone, leaving him 28th quick. He started tenth in the heat, and finished ninth. Bill then started seventh in the ‘last chance showdown’, and finished two spots short of a transfer to the feature, finishing sixth after what could have been some of the closest racing of the season thus far with Steve Anderson, Steffen Snare, and Zach Naastad.

Bill has two wins, eight top fives, and twelve top tens in 16 nights of racing this season. This week starts on Thursday night, where Bill will start the night four points back of Mike Balcaen atop the point standings at the Red River Co-Op Speedway in Winnipeg, before another Friday night at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND, then a visit on Saturday night to the Devils Lake Speedway near Doyon, North Dakota, with the Northern Late Model Racing Association, where Bill was a winner over defending series champion Brad Seng, and former WoO Late Model series regular Pat Doar in August 2013.

Bill Mooney Racing would like to thank: McPhillips Toyota, OMG Candy, Lucas Oil, Emerson Duty Free, Classic Trailer Sales, Weed Man, Curtis Carpets, Paintball Paradise, Maaco Auto Painting, Millar Engines, Bill Mooney Construction, Valley Powder Coating, Ohlins and MasterSbilt Chassis by JMR, Pizza Ranch of Grand Forks, for their support.