Story By: CHRIS LEONE / BULLRING BASH – ATTLEBORO, MA – The Bullring Bash Quarter Mile Challenge will now have a Northern New England flavor for its inaugural season. North Waterboro, ME’s Bill Dixon has entered the Bullring Bash all-star events and will bring with him experience decades of experience racing throughout the Northeast.
The veteran has committed to both Bullring Bash events at North Woodstock, NH’s White Mountain Motorsports Park (WMMP) and added the event at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road Speedbowl is a “strong possibility”. His #33 Troyer machine will carry sponsorship from Thyng Paving, MaineChimneyRepair.com, and Williams Foundations both in Bullring Bash competition and in other Modified events throughout the region.
“One of the main reasons I was attracted to the Bullring Bash was White Mountain,” Dixon said. “I’ve raced my PASS Modified there before, and I’ve had good luck there, so I really wanted to go back. I sort of race part-time, so I just look for different places to go, and I’ve only been running the Tour Modified for about three seasons now. But I like the format they’re going to run, and I really like what they’re trying to do for Modified racing.”
Dixon’s racing career spans more than 40 years in everything from Modifieds to the old NASCAR Goody’s Dash Series. He spent much of the 2000s and 2010s as one of the top racers in the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Modifieds. Dixon has collected four wins in the series, including a 2011 victory at WMMP, which will host the first two Bullring Bash events on June 16 and August 10. Dixon also finished in the top-10 in PASS Modified points for nine straight seasons from 2007 through 2015 with a best of second in 2009.
In recent years, Dixon has continued to compete part-time in the PASS Modified Series while also running select Tour-type Modified events. This has included races with the Modified Racing Series (MRS), Tri-Track Open Modified Series, and Modified Touring Series as well as open Modified shows.
He will now tackle the Bullring Bash events, which feature a unique format of 50, 50, and 25-lap segments. The chance to try a new format, along with a deep purse structure through the field, has furthered Dixon’s interest in the events.
“I’m not going to go there and set the world on fire,” Dixon said. “There are going to be a lot of great drivers. But I think the structure might loosen it up for the lower-tier guys. I like the pay schedule, because it pays back through the field a little bit. I think it may make us a little more competitive. I’m looking forward to going back to White Mountain with the big Modified regardless. I race that and the PASS Modified part-time when I can, and I pick out the races I want to go to, and these races are definitely on that list.”
“For someone like me, the Bullring Bash gives me more opportunities to go to different places,” he added. “It’s going to be a good little series. And I like the fact that they tried not to schedule against anybody. Hopefully all these Modified divisions can work together a little bit so more racers can go to more events.”