Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Top Five At Home Serves As Prairie Classic Warm Up


Bill races down the backstretch at Jamestown earlier this season. Mike Spieker photo. 

After another top five finish last Saturday night, Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Lucas Oil Millar Powered MasterSbilt by JMR, will look to carry momentum from last weekends’ performance into the Prairie Classic weekend at the Red River Co-Op Speedway.

Bill started and finished third in his heat race behind soon-to-be Wissota national champion Dustin Strand and multiple time track champion Mike Balcaen.

Bill started fifth in the feature, and went three wide with Balcaen and Strand in turns one and two at the onset of the event. The 2 car then went three wide with Ricky Weiss and Mike Balcaen in turns three and four at the end of the opening circuit.

Bill continued his fight with Balcaen for fifth, nosing ahead of Balcaen’s No. 10 car briefly in turn two on lap four. Bill then went three wide in the middle of Balcaen and Paul Veert in turns three and four at the end of lap four.

After a yellow on lap six for Walt Morris, Bill restarted on the inside of the fourth row on double file restart. Bill passed Veert and Rick Fawcett, then proceeded to peek inside of Strand, going door-to-door with Strand’s No. 71

Bill stayed low as Fawcett closed back in, with the latter passing Bill back at the end of lap seven. Bill pulled back to Fawcett’s outside in turn three on lap ten, going door-to-door with Fawcett’s No. 71 before rocketing back by down the front stretch for fourth.

The final caution of the race for Shawn Holden on lap eleven re-stacked the field one more time. Bill sat on the inside of the third row on double file restart, as the field remained in the same order the first lap after the caution.

Bill had to go three wide one last time with Fawcett and Kevin Sexton down the backstretch and in turns three and four. Bill was stuck in the middle once again as Sexton beat him back to line. Bill moved back to top side by side down the backstretch, allowing him to take fourth back, while beginning to pull away with seven left. The top four remained at the same interval for duration of the event.

2016 Stat Attack:

Bill has two wins, ten podiums, 15 top fives, and 24 top tens in 31 nights of racing this season.

What’s on Tap:

This weekend sees the home schedule come to its’ conclusion with the Prairie Classic at the Red River Co-Op Speedway in Winnipeg. The classic features a double header with a seven o’clock start on Friday September 30th, and a five o’clock start Saturday October 1st.

Sponsor of the Week – Lucas Oil

Lucas Oil Products was founded by trucker Forrest Lucas and his wife Charlotte in 1989, with the simple philosophy of producing only the best line of lubricants and additives available anywhere. Since its inception, Lucas has steadfastly adhered to this corporate objective. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas has established itself as a top selling additive line in the American truck stop industry.

Lucas also produces a heavy duty line of products for the industrial and agricultural markets, and is also one of the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry. Lucas has long been directly involved in the American racing industry through multiple vehicle sponsorships and racing event promotions, at all levels. Seeing a need for better lubricants in this industry, the Lucas people went to work again. The end result being a line of high performance engine oils and gear oils that are second-to-none in the racing industry.

Bill Mooney Racing would like to thank: Winnipeg Hearing Centres, OMG Candy, McPhillips Toyota, Emerson Duty Free, Lucas Oil, Classic Trailer Sales, Paintball Paradise, Weed Man, Curtis Carpets, Maaco Auto Painting,, Erickson Motors, Belle Fosh Signs, and Future Tint and Stripe, for their continued support.