By Jeff Bonilla
5/26/10 – After a week off of racing, Bill Balog & the B Squared Motorsports team were back in action this past weekend at the Rice Lake Speedway in Rice Lake, WI. Bill started the night off by turning the 5th quickest time in Osborn & Son Trucking Qualifications.
With only 23 cars in attendance at the event, all the cars were locked in the feature. A top 5 finish in the heat would guarantee a starting spot inside the top 15 in the feature. Bill took the green flag in heat #2 from position 5 & at the drop of the green the 2 cars in front of him came together & collected the 17B in to there mess. After making contact & spinning, Bill thought the car was good to run. So he restarted at the tail & after a few circuits around the track, he realized something was not right in the front end of the car. He pulled off the track, which resulted in a DNF & a 7th place finish.
Once the race was over, the crew quickly went to work and they discovered the front radius rods & axle were bent, so they changed the front end on the HRP / Allstar Performance 17B & were set for the 30 lap feature.
With a 16th starting spot, Bill knew he had his work cut out for him. Once the green flag waved, he wasted little time in moving towards the front. By the time the first yellow flag had waved on 14, Bill had already moved up 10 spots to the 6th position. On the ensuing restart, he picked off a few more spots & even battled for the 2ndspot for a majority of the last 10 laps, but at the end, he would settle for a solid 3rd place finish in front of the home town crowd.
This coming weekend, the B Squared Motorsports entry will be in action at 3 venues in 2 states over 3 days, starting at the Hartford Motor Speedway in Hartford, MI on Friday, then it’s off to Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, WI on Saturday & the weekend wraps up on Sunday at the 141 Speedway in Maribel, WI.
To keep up on all the latest news regarding the team, be sure to visit the all new team website at www.b2motorsports.com. You can also become a fan of B Squared Motorsports on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bsquaredmotorsports
Sponsorship for the 2010 season comes from the following companies: Buesser Concrete, Hoeft Builders, Hepfner Racing Products & HRP Wings, DMI Race Products, XYZ Machine, Allstar Performance, K&N Engineering, Astro Titanium, Super Shox, BLZ, Rod End Supply, Olson Construction, B Squared Visual Solutions, Weld Racing, Outerwears Inc, Race Gear X, Rhey Graphics, Gaerte Engines, Competition Driveline, Ringers Gloves, Plank Enterprises, and Buzz Signs & Graphics.