Bill Mooney Racing Preview – Return To The Track (Take Two)

Bill speeds through turn four at the Red River Co-op Speedway two weeks ago. Speedway Shots photo.

This week, Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Maaco Auto Painting Millar powered MasterSbilt by JMR, will return to the track after nearly two weeks away due to his most recent roll over.

It’s been nearly two weeks since Bill suffered his second roll over of the 2018 season, when he rolled off the top of turns three and four at the Greenbush Race Park in Greenbush, MN.

With the help of fellow competitors and a hard working crew, Bill was able to return to the track that very night, and pick up the hard charger award, finishing sixth after starting 15th.

Upon further inspection when Bill returned to his shop, the car was too damaged to return to competition without a complete rebuild.

Bill and ...

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Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Remarkable Runs Despite More Woes

Bill getting a good bite off the bottom of turn four in Winnipeg last Thursday night. Speedway Shots photo.

It was a week of extreme highs and lows for Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Erickson Motors Miller powered MasterSbilt by JMR, as a pair of hard charger awards were overshadowed by another pair of misfortunes.

On Thursday night at the Red River Co-Op Speedway, Bill started the week with some good luck for a change, as a draw of 14 at the draw made for a rare bit of luck to begin a race night.

Bill started third in his heat race, and finished second to Ricky Weiss. Another stroke of luck saw Bill redraw the best number he could possibly get, a five redraw put him inside row three for the main event.

Bill ran the bottom at the start, going three-wide with Walt Morris and Shane Edgint...

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Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Laps Lead And Another Top Five

Bill digging through turn two at River Cities. Mike Spieker photo.

It was a successful night one in the new car for Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Lucas Oil Millar Powered MasterSbilt by JMR, as he lead a lap, and scored another top five finish.

As most of you who follow us on a regular basis know, Bill doesn’t have the best luck at the draw window. This tradition continued at the River Cities Speedway last Friday, as Bill drew an 85 out of 100, placing Bill in the fifth starting spot in his six car heat race.

As is also the case if you are a regular reader, you know that Bill has historically been a hard charger. Bill also kept this tradition going, as he charged from fifth to second on the opening lap of his heat race.

After a caution flag, and the early leader going pit side shortl...

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Bill Mooney Racing Preview – Second Half Begins Tonight At River Cities

 

Bill putting the new 2 car to the test last Friday at River Cities. Mike Spieker photo.

After a shake down of the new car last week, Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Travel Manitoba Miller Powered MasterSbilt by JMR, will look to start the second half of the season strong tonight at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks.

A week ago Thursday, Bill and his crew finished the new version of the 2 car just before midnight. He decided to bring the car to Grand Forks and race it with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series before going on holiday for a week.

“Frankenstein,” as the car has been named, was 18th quick in time trials and sixth in the heat race...

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Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Long Night Ends With First Rollover In Twenty Year Career

 

Bill heads down the backstretch last Friday night. Mike Spieker photo. 

The night started out with a bad draw, and failed to improve from there on for Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Weed Man Millar powered MasterSbilt by JMR, as a stack up at the bottom of turn two caused the 2 car to rollover.

It was Midco T.V. night at the River Cities Speedway last Friday night, and things got off to an inauspicious start at the draw window, once again, as he drew the 94 pill. The draw being out off 100, meant Bill knew right away he’d be starting towards the back of his heat race.

The problem was exacerbated by heavy rain that fell in the Grand Forks area thoughout Thursday and early Friday morning, making for a very fast, but narrow track.

Bill started sixth, and improved one spot, running fifth...

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Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Top Ten, Heat Win Streak Continues

 

Bill on his way to a convincing heat win last Friday at River Cities. Mike Spieker photo.

It has been a solid first half of his 20th season as Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Lucas Oil Millar Engines powered MasterSbilt by JMR, scored two more heat wins, a fastest lap, and two more top tens last week.

On Friday night at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, Bill was originally scheduled to start fifth in his heat race. But a late entry split the field into three heats, moving Bill to the third starting spot in his heat race.

Bill wasted no time moving forward, winning his heat in style. And in doing so, Bill was the only driver in twelve-and-a-half second range, putting down a 12.584 second lap.

Bill’s high point average placed him in the eight starting spot in the main event...

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Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Four Wide For The Win Late Turns To Strong Fourth Place Run

 Bill speeds down the front stretch at River Cities last Friday night. Mike Spieker photo.

It was another successful week for Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Paintball Paradise Millar Engines powered MasterSbilt by JMR, as he had a chance at his first win in front of a capacity crowd with the River Cities Speedway last Friday night.

Bill drew the third starting spot in his heat race, in a stacked field that included four Wissota National championships, seven NLRA championships, and nine World of Outlaws Sprint titles, as he was slated to run against the likes of Ricky Weiss, Mike Balcaen, and Donny Schatz.

Bill finished a strong third in the race, and drew the eight chip in the NLRA redraw for the main event.

Bill kept pace with a trio of competitors in front of him, and by lap five, he...

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Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Top Five Run In Devils Lake Tune Up

 

Bill ripping around the cushion at River Cities a few weeks back. Mike Spieker  photo.

After another Friday night rain out, Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Winnipeg Hearing Centres Millar Engines powered MasterSbilt by JMR, made his was to Devils Lake, scoring a heat win, and a top four run from row four.

After a rain out Friday night at the River Cities Speedway, the 2 car made a bit of a surprise appearance at the Devils Lake Speedway near Crary, ND for a tune up for the following weeks final visit of 2018 to the high-banked third-mile oval.

Bill drew the pole for his heat race, and picked up another heat win, improving to 3-and-1 in heat races early in this seasons’ campaign.

The good draws ended at the sign in shack, however, as Bill received the eighth and final redraw pill for t...

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Bill Mooney Racing Recap – Another Podium At River Cities

Bill motors through turn four on his way to a convincing heat win at River Cities last Friday. Mike Spieker photo.

It was another solid week for Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Emerson Duty Free Millar Engines powered MasterSbilt by JMR, winning his heat in convincing fashion, and charging from seventh to third in the main event.

Bill returned to the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks last Friday night. Bill drew the pole for his heat race, a rare result at the draw window, and won the heat race by nearly a straightaway.

Bill’s high point average placed him in the middle of the field, in the seventh position at the start of the race.

Bill tucked to the inside of Ryan Corbett on the start, and the pair made very light contact, damaging the door of the 2 car...

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Bill Mooney Racing Preview – Looking To Open June In Style

Bill starts down the backstretch at River Cities on May 11th. Mike Spieker photo.

With the month of May in the books, Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 Lithia Toyota of Grand Forks Millar powered MasterSbilt by JMR, will go for Late Model win number eight at the River Cities Speedway on Friday night.

With the late spring, the 2 car hit the track twice in the month of May, picking up a podium, and leading laps at the opener at River Cities on May 11th.

The 2 car moved on to the Northern Late Model Racing Association opener at the Devils Lake Speedway on May 19th, scoring a pair of comebacks, winning his heat from the back of the field, and securing a top ten after an early race spin during the main event.

Bill has fourteen wins at the River Cities Speedway, spread through three divisions, s...

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