Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Another Podium At River Cities

Bill motors through turn four on his way to a convincing heat win at River Cities last Friday. Mike Spieker photo.

It was another solid week for Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Emerson Duty Free Millar Engines powered MasterSbilt by JMR, winning his heat in convincing fashion, and charging from seventh to third in the main event.

Bill returned to the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks last Friday night. Bill drew the pole for his heat race, a rare result at the draw window, and won the heat race by nearly a straightaway.

Bill’s high point average placed him in the middle of the field, in the seventh position at the start of the race.

Bill tucked to the inside of Ryan Corbett on the start, and the pair made very light contact, damaging the door of the 2 car. Both drivers continued on unscathed, as Bill picked off three cars by the time the field exited turns one and two on the second circuit.

With Joey Pederson, Brad Seng, and early pole sitter Brandon Fuller solidly behind the 2 car, Bill set his sights on Corbett, once again, for the fourth spot after moving to the top of the quarter-mile bullring. Bill caught and passed Tom Corcoran on the bottom of the track, after the pair put on a torrid battle for the spot for several rounds.

Once he moved past Corcoran, Bill moved past Corbett for good on the ensuing lap, and began lapping in the third spot for the next ten laps.

The two car ran around the bottom of the speedway for the majority of the last half of the race, until Bill moved to the top with a few laps remaining.

It was then when Joey Pederson reeled Bill back in, and the pair waged war for the final spot on the podium for the last handful of circuits. Bill used the top of the track to perfection to keep the winner of the previous weeks’ action behind him as the checkered flag flew.

Stat Attack:

Bill has two podiums, two top fives, and three top tens, in three nights of racing this season.

What’s Ahead:

Bill will head back to the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks on Friday night.

Sponsor of the Week – Emerson Duty Free

Mike Resch, originally from Germany where he was a ski enthusiast, regularly crossed the border into Austria, making purchases at duty-free stores. When he moved to Emerson, Manitoba, he wondered why there were no duty-free shops beyond those in airports. After joining a lobbying effort by the tourism industry in the late 1970s to increase traveller money spent on the Canadian side through duty-free stores, Resch opened the first “land” duty-free shop in Canada in Emerson, on Dec. 15, 1982, and still holds his original licence with the “No. 1″ to prove it.

Bill Mooney Racing would like to thank: OMG candy, Lithia Toyota of Grand Forks, Emerson Duty Free, Lucas Oil, Weed Man, Travel Manitoba, Erickson Motors, Winnipeg Hearing Centres, Paintball Paradise, Bill Mooney Construction and Repair, Big Ticket Events, and Millar Racing Engines, for their support.