Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Red River Co-Op, River Cities and Devils Lake

The race week started at the Red River Co-Op Speedway on Thursday night. Bill started and finished third in his heat race. Bill started third in the feature, and took the lead from Kevin Robertson on the start and lead the first two laps. Bill ran second for the next six laps, before Mike Balcaen and Brad Seng took second and third. Bill ran fourth for the remainder of the race, holding off Dustin Strand after a pair of restarts with four laps to go.

At River Cities Speedway on Friday night, four inches of rain earlier in the week made for another rough and heavy racing surface that made passing a rare and extra difficult prospect. After finishing fifth in his heat race, Bill started tenth in the main event, and spent the majority of the event racing with Steve Anderson, Tom Corcoran, and Zach Naastad for the final spots inside the top ten. After 20 laps of dodging ruts on the high side of the race track, Bill came home tenth.

On Saturday night at the Devils Lake Speedway, Bill had hoped to duplicate his last appearance there with a visit to victory lane. He put himself in position for a repeat after finishing third in his heat after starting fifth, placing him in the sixth starting spot in the main event. Bill made his way past Troy Schill and Steve Anderson early in the main event, and began battling Steffen Snare for third as the leaders approached lapped traffic. When Bill and Snare caught up to the back of Norm Olson, contact was made causing Snare to spin and Bill was charged with the caution and sent to the back of the field. On the restart Bill got loose and missed most of the field except for Cole Schill. The two made heavy contact, causing heavy damage, ending Bill’s night.

Bill has five top fives and eleven top tens in 21 nights of racing this year. Bill is sixth in the Red River Co-Op and River Cities Speedway points standings. Bill moved up to seventh in the NLRA series points standings and he is two points back from cracking the top five. Bill is scheduled to race three races in as many nights again this week starting Thursday at the Red River Co-Op Speedway in Winnipeg, continuing on Friday at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, before finishing the weekend with the NLRA at his favorite track, the Jamestown Speedway in Jamestown, ND.

Bill Mooney Racing would like to thank: McPhillips Toyota, Lucas Oil, Emerson Duty Free, Winnipeg Hearing Centres, Maaco Auto Painting, Millar Engines, Bill Mooney Construction, Liesureliquidators.com, Epic Dealer Solutions, Erickson Motors, Ollies Auto, Pizza Ranch of Grand Forks, and Rocket Chassis, for their continued support.

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