Bill Balog kicks off 2023 Season with DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park February 7th-11th
For the first time in his career Bill Balog will compete at DIRTcar Nationals with the All Star Circuit of Champions and the World of Outlaws
Brookfield, Wisconsin (January 25th, 2023) – Bill Balog and B Squared Motorsports will kick off their inaugural season partnering with Ozzie Motorsports at the 2023 DIRTcar Nationals, the 52nd Anniversary of Volusia Speedway Park’s showcase event, a two-week extravaganza of DIRTcar racing featuring the nation’s premier short-track racing divisions.
After ten IRA Sprint Car Series Championships and two years competing with the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions tour the newly formed team will look for Bill Balog’s fourth career ASCoC victory Tuesday, February 7th and Wednesday, February 8th. The team will continue the five day race run clashing with the The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Thursday, February 9th through Saturday, February 11th in the Anderson’s Maple Syrup and Gibbsville Cheese backed 17B sprint car.
“We learned a ton competing Nationally with the All Star Circuit of Champions over the past few years and I have to thank all the supporters that helped make that happen. We’ve proven we can compete for the win or a podium position at the highest level of sprint car racing over the years and I’m really excited to run an open schedule and be part of taking this team to the next level with Ozzie Motorsports in 2023,” said Balog, 10x IRA Sprint Car Champion and winner of the 2016 World of Outlaws Jim Boyd Memorial at Beaver Dam Raceway.
In 2023, the 17B team plans to run an open schedule of 75+ dates including competing against the World of Outlaws, All Star Circuit of Champions, High Limit Race Series and the IRA Sprint Car Series.
The Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup sprint car team is thrilled to partner with Ozzie Motorsports and welcome Phil and Mary Jo of Gibbsville Cheese, KSI Supply, Mulch Express of Wisconsin, Kreutz’s Rockville Bar & Grill, AF Inc, James E. Bait & Tackle, Shawn Biegler, Cupcake Wonders, TJ’s Asphalt Paving, Ruthless Motorsports, Oostburg Concrete and Brian Coleman Racing to the team’s long list of long term and committed supporters including CK Contractors LLC, Buesser Concrete, Howard Law, Wayne Corini, CPA, Rocky Rococo's Pizza of Sheboygan, Indian Motorcycle of Metro Milwaukee, Utica Bar, Turn It Up Media, Mr. Jim's Racing, Sam I Am, DSG, XYZ Machining, All Star Performance, Behling Racing Equipment, HRP, Midland Performance Inc., K1 Race Gear, BLZ.
Stay tuned to Bill Balog Racing’s social media for ongoing updates as we kick off the 2023 season.
Upcoming Racing Schedule:
The 2023 DIRTcar Nationals is the 52nd Anniversary of Volusia Speedway Park’s showcase event, a two-week extravaganza of DIRTcar racing featuring the nation’s premier short-track racing divisions: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars, the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models, the Super DIRTcar Series, and the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and Late Models, alongside the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars and USAC Non-Winged Sprint Cars. Each of the 12 nights of racing is a doubleheader with a complete show of heat races, last chance showdowns and features for two divisions. Plus, the DIRTcar Nationals midway offers an enhanced experience with an incredible variety of food and merchandise vendors from across the nation.
For those who can not witness the DIRTcar Nationals live and in person, Dirtvision, the official media partner and broadcast provider of the event has you covered with a live broadcast at https://www.dirtvision.com/.
Article Photo Credit: Emily Schwanke
Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup, Gibbsville Cheese, Mulch Express of Wisconsin, CK Contractors LLC, Buesser Concrete, Howard Law, Wayne Corini, CPA, Rocky Rococo's Pizza of Sheboygan, Indian Motorcycle of Metro Milwaukee, Utica Bar, Turn It Up Media, Mr. Jim's Racing, Sam I Am, DSG, XYZ Machining, Kreutz’s Rockville Bar & Grill, AF Inc, James E. Bait & Tackle, Shawn Beigler, Cupcake Wonders, TJ’s Asphalt Paving, Ruthless Motorsports, Oostburg Concrete, Brian Coleman Racing, KSI Supply, All Star Performance, Behling Racing Equipment, HRP, Midland Performance Inc., K1 Race Gear, BLZ.
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About Bill Balog
Hometown: North Pole, AK
Nickname: The North Pole Nightmare
Racing Since: 2000
Children: Dylan & Cole
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 134-time IRA main event winner, which is the most all-time. In comparison, Joe Roe is second on the all-time list with 61.
A three-time winner with “America’s Series”, the “North Pole Nightmare” Bill Balog and B Squared Motorsports earned All Star triumphs in back-to-back fashion at Plymouth Dirt Track and Angell Park Speedway, accumulated 45+ top-ten finishes and finished fifth and sixth in driver points over the two years with the All Star Circuit of Champions series.
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.
10 Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Series Championships
134 IRA Sprint Car Series Main Event Wins
2022 - Winner and Sixth place finish in the All Star Circuit of Champions driver standings
2021 - Two-time winner and Fifth-place finish in the All Star Circuit of Champions driver standings
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 B Squared 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. After 10 IRA Sprint Car Series championships and two seasons racing the All Star Circuit of Champions, the team has partnered with Ozzie Motorsports to run an open schedule in 2023.
Submitted By: Bill Balog