Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Hard Charger In Winnipeg, Winner At River Cities

Bill in victory lane with his family at River Cities last Friday night. Photo courtesy of Mike Spieker.

After chalking up another hard charger award Thursday night in Winnipeg, Bill Mooney driver of the No. 2 McPhillips Toyota/OMG Candy Millar Powered MasterSbilt by JMR, put another win under his belt Friday night at River Cities.

First on Thursday night during the NLRA show at the Red River Co-Op Speedway, another poor draw gave Bill the sixth starting spot in his heat race. Bill had climbed his way up to fourth, and was racing for third, when a right rear tire started going flat. Bill nursed the failing tire home for a fifth place finish, but it would bury Bill deep in the main event. Bill started 14th, but as is usual when Bill starts deep in the field, he started moving forward immediately. He restarted eleventh after a lap three caution, and passed three cars on the restart. He then passed Steve Anderson and Brad Seng for sixth on the next lap. Bill spent the rest of the race battling with Seng and Steffen Snare. Bill finished seventh, collecting his second hard charger award this season with the NLRA, his first since he passed 15 cars at the River Cities Speedway on June 19th.

Speaking of River Cities, on Friday night, Bill started fourth in his heat race and passed two cars on the first lap, finishing second. In the feature Bill started fifth, and again wasted no time moving forward, as he passed Jeff Hapala, Steffen Snare, and Zach Naastad on the first lap, and started reeling in John Halvorson for the lead. Bill took lead on lap four, and lead rest of the way, winning by nearly two seconds as he lapped up to eighth place. Bill said in victory lane that the car felt fast, and “the competition is always right there setting you up.” Of winning at River Cities Bill said, “A win here is huge because of the competition. It means a lot.” Bill has already secured a multiple win season for the third time in just six seasons in a late model, and it’s only July.

Bill has two wins, seven top fives, and eleven top tens in 14 nights of racing so far this season. A regular week of action is on tap this week with a pair of races, first on Thursday night Bill will try to break a tie with Mike Balcaen atop the point standings at the Red River Co-Op Speedway in Winnipeg, before the scene shifts south once again on Friday night at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND, where Bill will race with the World of Outlaws late model series.

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.