Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Tough Week For The 2 Car

Bill rounds turn three at River Cities. Speedway-Shots by Mike Spieker photo.

It was a tough week for Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Emerson Duty Free Millar powered MasterSbilt by JMR, as another top five at the Red River Co-Op Speedway was followed by a wreck, and a severely damaged the 2 car at River Cities.

On Thursday night at the Red River Co-Op Speedway, Bill drew poor for the heat race, starting fifth and finishing fourth, handing him the seventh starting spot in the main event.

Bill spent most of the first half of the race swapping the fifth spot with Paul Veert, eventually taking the spot for good on lap ten. Bill then set his sights on Shane Holden for the fourth spot. Bill chased Holden down and took the spot with four laps remaining, scoring yet another top five.

Bill and the crew have spent the last several days rebuilding the 2 car after a wreck on the opening lap of last weeks feature at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, where the right side of the car sustained heavy damage.

Should they repair it in time, the 2 car will be part of the NLRA series opening double header with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at the River Cities Speedway this Friday, and the Red River Valley Speedway in Fargo this Saturday.

Bill has had success at each track in NLRA competition recently, winning the August double header with the Outlaws in 2015, while also scoring one of his multiple hard charger awards in Fargo, finishing eighth from the B Main last July.

Stat Attack:

Bill has one win, five top fives, and six top tens, in seven events of this season.

What’s on Tap:

If the damage is repaired, the week would begin at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks for NLRA action with the World of Outlaws, and continue at the Red River Valley Speedway in Fargo on Saturday.

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: Winnipeg Hearing Centres, OMG Candy, Weed Man, Lucas Oil, Pioneer Window & Door, Emerson Duty Free, Lithia Toyota of Grand Forks, Paintball Paradise, Maaco Auto Painting, Erickson Motors, Budget RV of Grand Forks, Curtis Carpets, Millar Racing Engines, MasterSbilt by JMR, Bill Mooney Racing Race Cars & Parts, Pizza Ranch of Grand Forks, McPhillips Toyota,, and Future Tint and Stripe, for their support.