Photo Credit: Chad Warner Photography
Hartland, Wisconsin (May 3rd, 2021) – Despite kicking off the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 weekend with a rain annulled Pennsylvania/Ohio tripleheader at Lernerville Speedway on Friday Night, Bill Balog and B Squared Motorsports put together a solid weekend of racing. The team won both heat races and qualified for the dash on back-to-back nights on the way to scoring a pair of top five A-Main finishes at Sharon Speedway and Tri-City Raceway Park May 1st and 2nd.
In the team’s first appearance at both tracks, the Anderson’s Maple Syrup #17B won both heat races from the outside front row starting position while securing sixth place starting positions in both A-Mains. The North Pole Nightmare moved up to 5th in the 30 lap, $6,000 to win feature at Sharon Speedway and 4th in the treacherous 25 lap Tri-City Raceway Park finale, scoring his best finish of the young 2021 All Star Circuit of Champions season.
“Qualifying for the A-Main during our first night at Sharon Speedway is not easy, transferring through the dash was a great start for the team. We had a ton of fun tonight. You could rip the lip in qualifying and be very racey staying smooth on the slick track all the way through the A-Main,” said Bill Balog, driver of the Howard Law #17B.
The tracks were very different on back-to-back nights, racing a dry and slick racing surface on Saturday night to a rough and heavy Tri-City Raceway Park on Sunday, throwing a variety of challenges and the drivers and teams over the weekend of 410 sprint car racing.
“We caused some damage to the nose of the car in the dash at Tri-City and running hard in the main you could
really use the car up, we were just surviving," Balog said after a demanding 25 lap A-Main.
“The team has tried some things I wouldn’t have tried on my own and we’re onto something with an unconventional torsion bar package. I have to thank the crew of Dennis Gregg, Joe Taylor, Big Matt Miller, Austen Semmelmann and Jason Sosnoski for their help this weekend and the whole team and all marketing partners that help make this thing happen. We’re looking to build on this for the rest of the season” said Bill Balog, driver of the Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup, CK Contractors LLC, Buesser Concrete, Wisecup Siding, Howard Law and Wayne Corini CPA #17B.
Upcoming Racing Schedule: During an off weekend for the All Star Circuit of Champions, B Squared Motorsports will make the trip to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, IA to compete in the May 8th Busch Light Night of weekly championship series 410 racing at the historic “zook clay” semi-banked half mile dirt oval. Catch all the action live from the famed Spring Car Capital of the World on DIRTVision.
Bill Balog and the team will then rejoin the All Star Circuit of Champions competition on May 14th with two consecutive nights for the $8,500 to win Mace Thomas Classic at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, MI before battling with the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA) for the $8,000 to win purse at the Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, IL.
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Sponsors: Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup, CK Contractors LLC, Buesser Concrete, Wisecup Siding, Howard Law, Wayne Corini, CPA, Lein Acres, Rocky Rococo's Pizza, Forest Brook Farms LLC/Forest Brook Trucking LLC, Indian Motorcycle of Metro Milwaukee, Utica Bar, Mr. Jim's Racing, Sam I Am, DSG, Turn It Up Media, M3 Custom Creations, All Star Performance, Behling Racing Equipment, HRP, FK Rod Ends, Outerwears Inc., Dirty Slide Jobs, Midland Performance Inc., K1 Race Gear, XYZ Machining, BLZ
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About Bill Balog: Hometown North Pole, AK Nickname The North Pole Nightmare Racing Since 2000 Children Dylan & Cole
Bill grew up in North Pole, AK racing dirt bikes and snowmobiles. It was apparent from a young age he had a need for speed. His sprint car career started later than most, getting into his first car at age 20. Bill quickly fell in love with the sport and moved down to Washington to pursue his passion further. Bill would eventually end up in Wisconsin where he joined the IRA Sprint car series and has become the winningest feature winner to date.
Career Highlights 10 Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Series Championships 2016 - World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Win, Beaver Dam Raceway 2015 - National Sprint League, 4th place season championship 2015 - National Sprint League, two victories
About B2 Motorsports: B Squared Motorsports is the combined efforts of driver Bill Balog and Ryan Buesser to form a team to compete at the highest level of winged sprint car racing. In 2015, Hans Lein joined the duo to further expand the capabilities of the #17b racing program.
Bill Balog “The North Pole Nightmare”, hailing from North Pole, Alaska, and B Squared Motorsports have dominated the 410 Bumper to Bumper IRA sprint car series with 10 championships (2008-2014, 2016-2017, 19-20) since being named rookie of the year in 2005. Balog is a 127-time IRA main event winner, which is the most all-time. In comparison, Joe Roe is second on the all-time list with 61. In 2016, Bill bested the World of Outlaws and scored his first series victory at the Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers at Beaver Dam Raceway.
The championship winning team, based out of Hartland, WI, partnered with Anderson’s Pure Maple Syrup to compete full time with Tony Stewart’s FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 for the 2021 season.