MAY 29, 2012 – It was only a matter of time before Matt Billings picked up his first win of 2012. With sixth consecutive top ten finishes to start the season, Billings was off to a strong start, and a trip to victory lane was imminent. After a strong top five finish to start the weekend at Mohawk, Billings was able to capture that first win on Saturday night in front of his hometown fans.
By luck of the draw entering Mohawk Raceway on Friday night, Matt Billings drew the number one position, placing him on the front row for his starting heat race. He led every lap, picking up the win, and earning the pole position for the night’s 50 lap Frenchie’s “Chevy Runs Deep” Series race. He looked strong early, leading the first 17 laps, but would struggle in the second half of the race, posting a fifth place finish at the checkered flag.
On to Brockville on Saturday night, Billings once again won his qualifying heat race after starting third. In the 30 lap main event, he started from position number 10. After four laps, Billings now had positioned himself inside the top five, and then made an impressive move on a lap seven restart to jump from fourth to second and began to chase down the race leader. A lap 23 restart put Billings on the outside lane, and he powered to the lead at the drop of the green and never looked back collecting his first win of 2012.
“We had a long couple days trying to get the car running the way it should, we changed everything on it trying to determine why the motor was stumbling”, says Billings in victory lane. “I really have to thank my Dad, Grandpa, and all the crew for their help. I also want to thank all of our sponsors for their support this season”.
This coming weekend, Billings will be back at Mohawk International Raceway on Friday night, and then return home for Saturday night’s action at Brockville Speedway where he will be looking for his second consecutive win.
Billings Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners for their support for the upcoming 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 approach the 2012 season.
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From Craig Revelle – Finish Line Web Design