By Jeff Bonilla
6/22/11 – Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway was up next on the 2011 B Squared Motorsports Tour, a track that seen the team capture 2 of the 3 IRA shows in 2010. To start off the night, Bill drew the #1 pill for qualifying which proved not to be a good draw as the track crew over saturated the track & the early cars were at a disadvantage. By the time the 26 cars had finished qualifying; Bill was bumped back to the 10th position with a lap time of 12.520 seconds.
Bill lined up inside row #2 for the first of 3 IRA 10 lap heat races, all the top runners of the IRA were in his race & he did exactly what he needed to do at the drop of the green & that was to begin passing cars. At the end of the 10 laps Bill had worked his way up to 2nd, which was good enough to be locked into the 30 lap main event.
With another #5 pill drawn for the feature inversion, Bill was set to pilot the Allstar Performance 17B from outside row #2. After the team did some fine tuning between the heat the feature, Bill was set to rock & roll for 30 laps around the lightning quick 1/3 mile oval. At the drop of the green, he quickly settled in to 3rd & began to chase the leaders down. After a handful of laps had been completed, Bill had reeled in the leaders & began to work for the lead. Just as they were entering lapped traffic, he made his move to overtake the leader. Once in the lead he opened up large distance between himself & the rest of the field by working lapped traffic masterfully. As Bill was set to come to the white flag, the red flag was displayed for the 1st time. After a rather quick clean up, the field was set to go back racing for the final 2 laps, & with the top 5 cars all on his tail once again, he took off from the restart & never looked back. He went on to cruise to his 5th win of the year & 5th win in a row!
This week the team will be in action on Friday at the Kankakee County Speedway in Kankakee, IL & then on Saturday at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, WI.
2011 Merchandise (Hoodies & T-shirts) will be available starting this week at the track, if you’re unable to make it to the track, be sure to check out the www.facebook.com/bsquaredmotorsports for alternative ordering methods.
To keep up on all the latest news regarding the team be sure to visit the team website at www.b2motorsports.com. You can also follow the team on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bsquaredmotorsports or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bsqdmotorsports.
Sponsorship for the 2011 season comes from the following companies: Buesser Concrete, Hoeft Builders, Hepfner Racing Products & HRP Wings, Diversified Machine Inc., XYZ Machining Inc., Allstar Performance, K&N Engineering, Astro Titanium, Super Shox, BLZ, FK Rod Ends, B Squared Visual Solutions, Weld Racing, Outerwears Inc., Race Gear X, Gleason Racing Equipment, Maxim Chassis, Competition Driveline, Saldana Racing Products, Fibrestar Industries, A&E Collision and Service, and Xtreme Stainless LLC.