November 8, 2012 – The 2012 racing season was a year of consistency for Matt Billings and the Billings Motorsports team.
They had three wins during the year, and finished in the top 10 on 35 occasions out of 45 events. They ended the year in the top five in points at both Mohawk Raceway and Brockville Speedway, and finished second in the three-race Frenchie’s “Chevy Runs Deep” Series at Mohawk and fifth in the three-race Canadian Nationals Series at Cornwall Speedway.
Billings started the year off with a return trip to North Carolina after being named an Ambassador for the Race 101 School that he attended in 2010. When the racing season began, he started off at Merrittville Speedway for the first two weeks of the season, and although they didn’t get the finishes they had hoped for they did gain valuable experience on a very tough track to figure out.
When the season opened at their own local tracks, Matt started the year off with seven straight top ten finishes, including a win at Brockville to close out the month of May. They opened up June with a hard crash that resulted in their first DNF of the season, but bounced back to post another string of top ten finishes towards the end of the month. In early July, Matt posted top ten finishes in a streak that included a big 50 lap Frenchie’s “Chevy Runs Deep” Series win at Mohawk. The end of July through mid-September was the best run of consistency for the Billings team, posting 14 consecutive top ten finishes, that also included another win at Brockville and a couple strong finishes with the Mr. DIRTcar 358 Modified Series. In late September, Billings hit a streak of bad luck, having a mechanical failure while leading the race at Brighton, followed by two disappointing performances at Cayuga County and Rolling Wheels. He got back on track at Syracuse with his career best finish in the Gander Mountain 150 with a sixth place result.
“Looking back, we had a pretty good year, but there were some frustrating times as well”, recalls Billings of his 2012 season. “We had a few wins, and some really good finishes, but we had quite a bit of bad luck as well. We will continue to work hard over the off-season on our program and will be back stronger then ever in 2013. We are not sure exactly what we have in store for next year just yet, but we are looking forward to getting back to the track”.
Billings Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners for their support during the 2012 season. Billings Automotive, Pastime Motors, Stealth Racewear, Snap On Tools, Integra Shocks, Enders Racing Engines, Finish Line Web Design and Babe Design are an integral part of the team’s success, and we thank you all for your support as we look forward to the 2013 season.
For more information on Matt Billings and the Billings Racing Team, please visit our website, www.mattbillings74.com.
Craig Revelle – Finish Line Web Design
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