Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Two More Top Fives As Season Winds Down

 Bill at the edge of the River Cities Speedway earlier this month. Speedway Shots photo.

Another solid week is in the books for Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Lithia Toyota of Grand Forks MasterSbilt by JMR, as a runner-up finish at the Red River Co-op Speedway was complimented by a fourth place run at the Greenbush Race Park with the Northern Late Model Racing Association.

Last Thursday night, Bill won his heat race after starting outside the front row, but the redraw was not in his favor, placing him seventh in the main event.

As the field took the green on Emerson Duty Free night at the speedway, Bill spend the first pair of circuits on the bottom of the big four-tenths mile oval, before abandoning the line for the top of the track at the end of the third round.

Bill had to use the bottom and middle again in the coming laps, as he climbed into the top five before a caution on lap five.

Bill lined up fourth on the restart, and battled Rick Fawcett for the third spot. Using top and bottom to try and track down Fawcett, Bill eventually made the pass on the twelfth circuit, and set his sights on the lead duo of Shane Holden and Kevin Sexton.

Using seven of the remaining eight trips around the speedway, Bill did track down and pass Holden for the runner-up spot on the final round.

Last Saturday night, Bill returned to the Greenbush Race Park in Greenbush, MN, for the second and final race of the 2019 season with the Northern Late Model Racing Association.

After another heat win from the outside of the front row, a friendlier NLRA redraw put Bill on the outside of the front row, once again, for the main event.

Bill settled into the third spot at the start of the race before a hard charging Joey Pederson caught him on the tenth lap.

Bill ran the rest of the six-minute, green-to-checkered event in the fourth spot, improving his season long top ten streak to fifteen-for-fifteen.

Stat Attack:

Bill has three podiums, five top fives, and fifteen top tens in fifteen nights of competition so far this season.

What’s Ahead:

Bill returns to the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks on Friday night for one final tune-up before next week’s 13th annual John Seitz Memorial.

Sponsor of the Week – Lithia Toyota of Grand Forks

At Lithia Toyota of Grand Forks, they want your experience to always be positive. From the moment you step inside their showroom and find the latest Toyota Corolla, Camry, Tundra, RAV-4 and Prius models on display, they’re here to help put you behind the wheel of the right new or used vehicle for you.

Lithia Toyota of Grand Forks offers a wide range of other services as well, which you’ll experience from the moment you choose your next car. For instance, their team of Toyota lease and loan specialists make it a priority to help you drive home in the vehicle you’ve chosen on your terms.

Even after you leave their dealership as a new owner, they aim to please by offering comprehensive care via their car service and repair center. Buying or leasing a vehicle from them ensures that you get top-notch maintenance as they use quality certified Toyota parts that you can buy, as well. It’s just another way they look out for you, and further your connection with your ride.

Bill Mooney Racing would like to thank: Lithia Toyota of Grand Forks, Emerson Duty Free, Lucas Oil, Weed Man, Travel Manitoba, Erickson Motors, Winnipeg Hearing Centres, Maaco Auto Painting, Future Tint & Stripe, Bill Mooney Construction and Repair, and Big Ticket Events, for their support.

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