Born in Petrolia, Ontario, from the time Billy had spent years watching his father win races and championships, he knew he wanted to follow in his dad's footsteps. At the age of 16, Billy built his first race car, a 1974 Vega, to race on the iced over lakes in Northern Ontario. Soon to follow were local racing on both dirt and paved tracks. By 1984, Billy had advanced to the Ontario Pro Four Series, earning the rookie of the year title.
Following success in a variety of local tracks and divisions, Billy found himself the 1990 Pro Four champion. The door opened in 1991 with the teaming of Doug Garner, a veteran car builder and driver, with a move to the Cascar ranks. The teaming proved successful, with one win and many top finishes.
In 1992, Billy advance to Canada's Premier Division Cascar, piloting the Monroe Chrysler and claiming the prestige Hard Charger award. 1993 brought the beginning of a short sabbatical as car owner Garner retired from the sport after thirty years, and Billy's commitments took him to the west coast. In 1998, Billy returned to the Ontario Ovals, forming his own race team once again, he teamed with current crew chief, Dave Bailey. Success followed Billy's team as victories accumulated throughout Ontario.
The 2001 season, started to form late in 2000. Billy's dream continues as he advances his race team to the Cascar Super Series, Canada's largest and richest "all Canadian" stock car series. With Cascar playing host to over one half million fans and increasing television coverage, Billy has set his sites on soon becoming a household name.
As soon as the 2001 season came to a close Billy & Ruckus Racing started to make plans for the 2002 season. Having competed in 7 of the 12 events in their first season they are now looking at competing in all 12 National Events during the season from coast to coast.
2002 saw Billy and his Ruckus Racing team compete in five events with lack of sponsorship being the main setback. 2003 is now shaping up with Billy and team trying desperately to acquire the necessary funds to run the full 2003 Cascar schedule.
During the 2003 racing season Billy focused the racing season on the hometown event The Canada Day Shootout. The 2nd annual race contained different Winston Cup Stars as did the first. Billy arrived at the local track Cayuga Speedway 2000 17th in points and with a twist to his goals. He lives in Springford, Ontario.