Fresh off his stellar performance for the fourth year in a row at Super DIRT Week in Syracuse, Matt Billings and his Billings Motorsports team returned to their hometown Brockville Ontario Speedway this past weekend for their final race of the 2012 season. The last race in the Mr. DIRTcar 358 Modified Speedway was on the schedule as part of the 1000 Islands RV DIRTcar Northeast Fall Nationals and Billings was hoping for a solid finish to end the 2012 campaign.
It was a great start to the afternoon for Billings, setting fast time in his time trial session. His speed ended up fourth fastest out of the 42 cars on hand. He backed that up with a second place finish in his heat race, earning a redraw spot, guaranteeing a top ten starting position for the 100 lap main event. Matt would draw position number nine, and started the race from the inside of row five. At the drop of the green flag, Billings inched forward and was up to sixth by lap 20. Over the next few laps, Matt was able to climb into the top five and held that spot through lap 45 when contact from another car folded up the front end on his car, ending his afternoon just shy of the halfway point.
“We had a great car, and we were in position to ride around for a bit and conserve our tires for the finish”, says a disappointed Billings after the race. “I really thought we had a great chance in this race, and we were all pretty optimistic going in, but it wasn’t meant to be I guess”.
Despite the way the final race ended, Billings still had a solid 2012 season. He was the only driver that finished in the top five in points in both 2011 and 2012 at Brockville Speedway. He finished the season with three feature wins and ended up fourth overall in the Mr. DIRTcar 358 Modified point standings.
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.
By Craig Revelle/ Finish Line Web Design