Another Tazewell win

May 3, 2015 - The second race in the Old Man's Garage Spring Nationals took place at Cleveland Speedway on Friday. While teammate Stacy Boles looked good early on, Billy struggled through most of the night. He could only salvage a 12th place finish.

The story was much different the next night at Tazewell Speedway. Billy locked himself into the fast car dash with the 4th fastest qualifying time. Billy drew a "2" for the dash and finished second to Stacy Boles. Stacy grabbed the early lead for the 50-lap race and lef the first 11 laps until he slowed on lap 12. Billy inherited the lead and held off a charging Chris Madden to get the win.

Billy will be at Smoky Mountain Speedway for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series race this Saturday.

 

Decent weekend at The Mountain

April 26, 2015 - A doubleheader weekend was on tap for Billy Ogle Jr. Despite for calls for rain, the weather cooperated and racing was completed.

Both races were at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville. The first was a Southern All-Stars event. The 40-lap feature saw Randy Weaver dominate for the win. Some good racing took place within the field. Billy could only muster an 8th place finish.

Saturday saw the Old Man's Garage Spring Nationals come to town. All previous races had been washed out by rain. The 50-lap race saw Billy again mired in the middle of the pack to start the race. Billy passed some cars in the mid-race stretch that went caution free from lap 19 until lap 42. As it looked Billy would challenge for a top 5 finish, several cautions allowed others to get by Billy on restarts. Billy finished up with a 7th place finish.

 

Rain changes plans, trip to Volunteer instead

April 19, 2015 - The weekend's plans were to race in Georgia for a pair of Spring Nationals races. But has been the case all season, the Spring Nationals were once again rained out. The team loaded up and headed back closer to home to race in the Carolina Clash race at Volunteer Speedway. Billy would qualify 5th out of 29 cars entered in the event.

Billy maintained 5th in the early running of the 50-lap race. As the track took more rubber, Billy began to move foward. Second place runner Chad Ogle dropped out of the race just past the halfway mark putting Billy in third just behind leader Ray Cook and second place Donald McIntosh. Billy worked on McIntosh for a number of laps before finally getting the spot. Just like last week, Billy ran down the leader and pressured Cook for the lead. With just a few laps to go, Billy pulled slightly ahead of Cook on the low side. But Cook used the high line to hold on to the lead and held off Billy for the win.

Billy and the Stacy Boles Motorsports team will be at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville this weekend for a pair of races. The Southern All-Stars visit on Friday and the Spring Nationals will try again on Saturday.

 

Last lap pass for World of Outlaws win

April 12, 2015 - Billy Ogle Jr. has won many big races in his career. None of these were as dramatic as the win on Saturday night at Tazewell Speedway.

Billy made a dramatic last lap pass on Josh Richards to win the World of Outlaws race at Tazewell. It was his first win in that series.

Billy drew the number 3 to get the third starting spot for the 50-lap feature. A three-wide battle for the lead on the opening laps between Donald McIntosh, Josh Richards, and Shane Clanton put Billy looking on in the fourth spot. McIntosh dropped out of the race several laps leader. Clanton stalked Richards most of the race.

As the track took on rubber, handling and tires became the key issue. Clanton pushed out of the groove on lap 42 to allow Billy to get by for second. Billy ran down Richards and pressured him for the lead over the final five laps. Then on the last lap coming out of turn 2, Richards gets a bit out of shape that allowed Billy to get under him going down the back stretch. Billy took the lead in turn 3 and grabbed the checkers before an overflow crowd.

"I really think these American Racers were the difference tonight," Billy said in victory lane pointing to his tires. "They never really gave up all night. I could tell Josh and Shane were both struggling a bit at the end and I think it was their tires."

Billy, along with teammate Stacy Boles, will be in Georgia next weekend for the Spring Nationals events on Friday and Saturday.

 

Web site is back

April 6, 2015 - Billy's web site has been on a bit of a hiatus since mid-2014 season. Between team changes and other isses, web site updates were placed on the back burner. With Billy running for Stacy Boles, updates will become more regular. The team's plans are to run the entire Spring Nationals, Southern Nationals, Southern Nationals Bonus Series, and other big money races in the area in 2015.