Bill Balog and His B2 Motorsport Team are Smoking Hot Notching 12 Wins to Date

       Printer Image
The B2 Motorsport team have found their way to the front 12 times already this season.
The B2 Motorsport team have found their way to the front 12 times already this season.
When you're hot you're hot, and Bill Balog and his B2 Motorsport team are flat-out sizzling. In less than a month the K&N sponsored racer notched 5 of his dozen wins with spectacular displays of driving. "We have 12 wins so far this season and everything has been going good, affirmed Balog. "We haven't torn up much equipment and our team works very hard throughout the week to get everything ready for the upcoming race."
Bill Balog and his 17b car currently sit atop the Bumper-to-Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints point standings.
Bill Balog and his 17b car currently sit atop the Bumper-to-Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints point standings.

When everything is clicking as they are with Balog and his team nothing seems to get in the way, not the weather, track conditions, or the competition. The Hartland, Wisconsin racer has had 33 starts in 2013 so far, with 12 wins, 17 top-fives, and 18 top-ten finishes. Balog started his hot streak season at Beaver Dam Raceway, winning by .009 of a second. And, last month Balog and his crew ran a double-header, which began with Beaver Dam, at the Horsepower Half-Mile at the Dodge County Fairgrounds with the Interstate Racing Association for the annual Rick Schmidt Memorial.

Balog immediately announced that he was in the house as he took the 17B sprinter out to the track and posted the fastest lap out of the 24 car field. His time in fact broke the single-lap record that has been held by Travis Whitney since 2004.

Balog drew the number 3 pill for the feature invert setting him up with a 6th place starting position in the feature. At the drop of the green Balog weaved his way into the 2nd position in pursuit of leader and for a few laps the two battled back and forth. Balog seemed to be done toying around after a few laps as he grabbed the lead for the last time, taking the checked with over an eight second margin over second place. It was the 8th victory of his 2013 season.

After that event the B2 Motorsport hauler headed north overnight to Northern Wisconsin to the high-banked third mile of the Rice Lake Speedway. The next morning Balog went out to qualify in the middle of the 20 car field and he laid down the 3rd fastest lap on the quickly fading red clay surface. The "Northpole Nightmare" started this feature in 4th, but after a number of caution flags, Balog soon reeled the leader in and slid under him in turns one and two. The two competitors raced side-by-side down the backstretch with Balog now on the high side of the track, and with the momentum on his side, he raced away with the lead. Another caution flew soon afterwards with Balog just getting around a spinning machine near the top of the track. Once the green was out Balog again set a torrid pace, weaving through the traffic onto his 9th victory of the season.

Balog and his team next visited the lightning fast Langlade County Fairgrounds, a venue that the Interstate Racing Association hasn't visited since the 2007 season. Spotty rain showers most of the afternoon put the event in jeopardy, but the track prep crew busted their tails to get the half-mile into shape and the races went on as scheduled.

After 14 laps of highly competitive racing, and after a lap 15 restart, Balog got a good jump, found the lead and pulled away from the field for his 10th win. Win 11 came back at Beaver Dam Raceway. There the K&N racer sailed unchallenged to victory and earned his and 3rd clean sweep of the season. Then it was onto Wilmot Raceway for an IRA 410 winged sprints event. Balog started the feature in 8th, which he continues to prove means nothing, as he went on to earn his 12th win.

"Earlier this season we had a top-5 with the World of Outlaws in La Salle, Illinois and it was awesome," said Balog recounting the season so far. "That would probably be the highlight of the season. We also had a win at Cedar Lake and Rice lake Speedways, and those were special because they're kind of a home track with a lot of family in the pits and in the stands. Also we are leading the Bumper-to-Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints point standings at this time and could possibly secure our sixth consecutive championship. With the help of K&N and all of our sponsors, our motors have been strong and clean."

Related K&N News Articles about Bill Balog and B2 Motorsports: Bill Balog and Team B2 Motorsports Earn A Podium Spot At Beaver Dam; IRA Outlaw 410 Sprint Car Driver Bill Balog and B2 Motorsports; B2 Motorsports' Three Time IRA Champion Bill Balog Wins the Dick Witt Checkered Classic; Bill Balog and B2 Motorsports Notch Sixth IRA Win at Superior Speedway

Horizontal Advertisement

Did you like this story? Select 1 to 5 stars to rate it.

K&N Engineering in Riverside California is the world's leading manufacturer of washable performance air filters and air intake systems. K&N invented the reusable high flow cotton air filter in 1969 and has been perfecting the technology ever since. K&N is a world class filtration company selling air filters, oil filters, and intakes in over 30 countries. K&N sells over 5,000 products designed for cars, trucks, motorcycles, engines, and industrial applications. From their Million Mile Warranty to their Consumer Protection Pledge, K&N stands behind their products and their consumers 100%. The distinctive K&N logo represents performance from one of the original performance companies. For more information, visit