Bill Mooney Racing Preview – Outlaws Week With The NLRA

Bill heads back to the pits after a heat race. Speedway Shots photo. 

Some of the biggest races lie ahead for Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Future Tint MasterSbilt by JMR, as it’s once again Outlaws week for the Northern Late Model Racing Association at the River Cities and Red River Valley Speedways.

A former winner of the August NLRA show with the Outlaws, he finished eighth last season at River Cities in his second night back after a roll over the previous month at the Greenbush Race Park.

Bill’s win on Outlaw night came in 2015. Bill started on the pole, and lead all twenty-five laps, holding off current World of Outlaws Late Model series regular Ricky Weiss for the victory.

Last season at the Red River Valley Speedway, Bill scored a heat win, and a sixth place finish in his first...

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Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Close To A Win, Comeback To Keep Streak Alive

Bill cruises through turn two at River Cities last Friday. Speedway Shots photo. 

It was an eventful weekend for Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Lucas Oil MasterSbilt by JMR, as a fourth place run at River Cities that looked like it could have been a win, was followed by a comeback from a wreck at Devils Lake to keep the top ten streak alive.

Last Friday night, Bill made the trip back to the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, another good draw put Bill on the pole in his heat race, as he eventually finished second to veteran Tom Corcoran.

That run was good enough to put Bill back near the front of the main event, as a third place start was to follow...

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Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Another Hard Charger And Another Podium

Bill heads down the backstretch at River Cities last Friday. Adrienne Spieker photo. 

It was arguably the best week of the season so far for Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Maaco Auto Painting MasterSbilt by JMR, as another hard charger award was won at River Cities, before another podium was collected at Greenbush.

After another fifth place finish from a sixth place start in his heat race last Friday at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, Bill was slated to start 14th in the NLRA main event that evening.

Since June 14th, Bill has had a starting spot inside the top ten just once in what is now five tries. When all was said and done, he rallied, once again, to finish inside the top ten.

It did take Bill seven laps to climb into the top ten, as he moved past Dan Dowling, and veteran...

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Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Another Hard Charger And Top Five At River Cities

Bill speeds down the backstretch at River Cities last Friday. Speedway Shots photo. 

Bill’s return to the track last week was a successful one, as he guided the No. 2 Erickson Motors MasterSbilt by JMR to another top five after starting in the fifteenth position.

Bill didn’t have the greatest of starts to his evening, as a fifth place starting spot in his heat race, turned into an eighth place finish. This would create a tall task in the main event, as he was relegated to the fifteenth starting spot.

So far this season at River Cities, Bill has had no problem rebounding from early adversity. On May 31st, Bill recovered from a power steering issue to finish eighth after starting twentieth.

Two weeks later, Bill again had problems in the heat race...

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Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Top Ten Streak Stretches To Seven

Bill digs through turn two at River Cities last Friday. Adrienne Spieker photo. 

Last week, the season long top ten streak continued for Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Travel Manitoba MasterSbilt by JMR, with a hard charging comeback to an eighth place finish at River Cities.

With just one race on the docket last week, Bill headed back to River Cities, and collected a fifth place run in his heat race. That run placed him in the thirteenth starting spot in the evenings main event.

Bill made little progress early while building momentum around the bottom of the high-banked, third-mile oval.

At the halfway point, however, Bill split the middle of high running Travis Robertson, and low running Troy Schill to move into the top ten at the midway point of the twenty lapper.

Bill was able to m...

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Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Podium Finish At River Cities

 

Bill at speed at River Cities. Speedway Shots photo.

Last week, Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Lucas Oil MasterSbilt by JMR, scored another podium finish at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, keeping his season long top ten streak alive.

Bill jumped back behind the wheel after two weeks off last Friday at the River Cities Speedway, and recovered from what has become a rare bad draw, scoring a fourth place run in the heat race after starting sixth.

That finish was good enough to put him in the invert, so a fifth place starting spot awaited him in the night’s main event.
Bill made short work of getting to the front, eventually taking the lead from Brandon Fuller on the third lap.

Bill continued with the lead for the next ten circuits, as a battle with defending track champion Du...

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Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Another Top Ten After Another Comeback From Mechanical Woes

Bill powers through turn two at River Cities. Speedway Shots photo. 

With another race in the books, Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Winnipeg Hearing Centres MasterSbilt by JMR, scored another top ten after missing another heat race due to mechanical woes.

Bill’s only race last week came in weekly competition at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, due to the rain out of Saturday’s event at the Devils Lake Speedway.

Bill was slated to start fourth in the first heat race, but after he took the green, Bill immediately exited the racing surface upon entering the first turn, as the throttle had stuck on the 2 car.

Once again, the problem was quickly rectified, while Bill was again faced with a tall task, starting last in the main event.

Two weeks prior, Bill had a power steering issue,...

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Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Top Ten Streak Continues With NLRA At River Cities

 

Bill drives out of turn two at River Cities last Friday. Speedway Shots photo.

Another week is in the books for Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Emerson Duty Free MasterSbilt by JMR, collecting another top ten at River Cities with the NLRA.

Last Friday, Bill headed to the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks for the third time this season. But this week was different as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series made their first of two appearances at the Bullring in 2019.

That also means it was a Northern Late Model Racing Association tour event, as Bill headed into the event sixth in points after the series opener at Devils Lake.

Bill drew another good number, a thirty-one, placing him third in the second heat race...

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Bill Mooney Racing Recap – A Weekend Of Comebacks

Bill turning laps at the Devils Lake Speedway last Saturday night. Mike Spieker photo. 

It was a wild weekend for Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Lithia Toyota of Grand Forks MasterSbilt by JMR, as he came back from a mechanical issue on Friday to score a hard fought top ten.

Last Friday night, Bill headed back to the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks for the second week of weekly competition at the high-banked, three-tenths mile “Bullring.”

The good luck streak at the draw window continued, as he followed up his number one draw from the opener, with a three, placing him on the pole of a heat race.

That’s where the luck came to an end, as the 2 car started to smoke as he pulled onto the River Cities clay...

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Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Learning Curve On Night One For Car 2

Bill on the high side at River Cities last Friday. Mike Spieker photo. 

New seasons mean new beginnings, but maybe no more so than this year for Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Lucas Oil MasterSbilt by JMR, as the season kicked off last Friday night at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks.

Bill entered the pit area with his newly refurbished MasterSbilt by JMR, and an unprecedented good draw number. He drew the number 1 pill, guaranteeing him the pole position for the first heat race of the season.

Bill finished the heat in the second spot, but another good draw gave Bill the pole again for the main event.

Bill settled into third early before moving up to the top of the high-banked quarter-mile bullring, as a battle with Mike Balcaen ensued in the following laps.

Bill fended off eac...

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