Billy Alley is 360 Nationals winner - HD Staff - August 5, 2005 - Knoxville, IA. ...Billy Alley of Lincoln, Nebraska earned his second straight Knoxville 360 Nationals victory Friday night. He earned 70 points in the Racer's Racing Series for his win. Gary Wright finished second followed by Brian Brown, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and Dusty Zomer. Jon Allard of Chico CA. won the B-Main and charged up to seventh in the feature. (Summary)
Alley, Gaines visit New Zealand to qualify for World Challenge - By Tom Schmeh - (December 26, 2004) - Round number two of the Clean-O World Challenge qualifiers is set to take center stage in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, on Saturday, January 1st, with the South Pacific Sprint Car Championship at Willie Kay's Todd & Pollack Bay Park Speedway. Entered in the 25-lap, $3,000-to-win winged 410-cubic-inch sprint car championship are Americans Billy Alley of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Dickie Gaines of Mitchell, Indiana. Both are seeking qualifying spots in the Clean-O World Challenge, presented by www.fleetbuyinggroup.com, on Friday, August 12th, at the Knoxville Raceway during the 45th annual Knoxville Nationals. Billy Alley, recently named the 2004 "Rookie of the Year" by the North American 410 Sprint Car Poll, is making a return appearance to the site of his first-ever '410' win in January of 2004. Alley also won the $10,000-to-win '360' Knoxville Nationals in early August at the start of the Southern Iowa SprintWeek. Later that week, Dickie Gaines won the $30,000-to-win Ultimate Challenge, which was part of the Non-Winged World Championship tour at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. It is not known at this time if the non-winged sprint car veteran, and son of 1974 Knoxville Nationals winner Dick Gaines, will compete in the August 10-13 Knoxville Nationals. Other entrants in the South Pacific Sprint Car Championship at Bay Park are eight-time sprint car New Zealand titlist Allan Wakeling, Greg Pickerill, Phil Game and Colin Entwhistle (in a recently-imported Brent Kaeding Maxim). Also entered is Stevie Walsh of the Auckland suburb of North Shore City. Walsh raced with National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Bob Trostle in 2004, and he will return to the 'Trostle Twenty' in 2005. All drivers competing in the South Pacific Sprint Car Championship will qualify for the $10,000-to-win Clean-O World Challenge invitational at Knoxville, which will again be a points-paying round of the Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Southern Iowa SprintWeek.
...Billy Alley was the Knoxville 360 champ, and Rookie of the Year. The same feat was accomplished by Bud Kaeding in 1996 at the now defunct San Jose Speedway.
...Sedalia's $10,000 to win ASCS/WoW CO-sanctioned 360 race was won by Billy Alley. The Knoxville 360 champion's name continues to pop up more and more. Sounds like that boy knows how to drive a sprint car. Alley relied on WESMAR Racing Engines at Sedalia, and brought home $10,000 for his victory in Saturday's 30-lap A main. Alley used a last lap pass of Shane Stewart to take the win. "Bob (Westphal) worked his magic up front and the car was awesome after that," said Alley from victory lane. "I got into a great rhythm and stayed in a position to win it. Shane's an incredible racer and to get by him at the end like that was awesome. I owe this victory to the entire team."
19 year old Billy Alley in action at Sedalia's State Fair Motor Speedway. (Doug Johnson Photos)