Hometown: Unadilla, N.Y.
Born: Nov. 21, 1964
Another Modified mainstay making up the 'Elite 11' list in 2005 was a contender at all 21 stops on the Advance Auto Parts tour. He triumphed in the return to Albany-Saratoga (NY) Speedway and added his second victory in the coveted Eckerd 200 during the rain-delayed Super DIRT Week show on the Syracuse Mile. He tallied eight top-five and 15 top-10 finishes while posting four fast qualifying times ---with records set at Canandaigua and Hagerstown--- to secure fourth in the final Mr. DIRT points chase. He opened the season with a Florida Tour victory at Volusia and added five more big-block feature wins at Empire State ovals Brewerton and Fulton speedways during the summer.
The 'Franklin Flyer' has quickly gained national prominence by copping four televised Eckerd 200 Championships held at the New York State Fairgrounds while racking up 134 big-block feature wins in a 20-year open-wheel career that includes 32 Advance Auto Parts Modified Super DIRT Series victories. He has garnered nine individual DIRT track championships as well as the overall 1998 Hoosier-Sunoco Mr. DIRT Modified crown, adding three Lebanon Valley 200 and a pair of Rolling Wheels National 200 triumphs along the way.
2009 was a successful season for Billy Decker behind the wheel of the Gypsum Wholesalers No.91 Bicknell. Fifteen wins, a track title at Fulton Speedway, 3- wins in the Mr DIRTcar 358 Modified Series, 4- Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series wins and his second SUNY Canton Fulton 200 victory. Not a bad season when you consider it was the first season that the whole Gypsum Race Team was using an in-house motor program.
BREWERTON SPEEDWAY – Decker put 4-wins in the record books where every Friday night looks like a series race in the Big Block Modifieds. To go along with his wins Billy had nine top fives and 12 top 10 finishes that was good enough for a 3rd place points finish only 35 points out of the Track Championship.
FULTON SPEEDWAY – Like Brewerton Speedway Decker put his car in victory lane 4 times in 2009. The most exciting win came during the SUNY Canton Fulton 200 weekend. Billy dominated the race’s first 161 laps before giving up the lead to Jimmy Phelps. Undaunted Decker was able to take advantage of a late caution and last lap pass to blast by Phelps to collect the $20,000 plus victory.
"That was a lot of work right there let me tell you. We had nothing for Jimmy, if it wasn’t for that last caution," Decker said after getting out of his Gypsum Wholesalers No.91 Bicknell. “That last caution allowed us to cool that right rear and gave the car drive off the turns. I feel I got away with one."
When time permitted, Decker went out and competed in the Mr DIRTcar 358 Modified Series where he picked up 3 wins on the season. He won the Xtreme Lubricants 75 at Rolling Wheels Raceway, GMCI Express 150 at Autodrome Granby in Quebec and his biggest 358 win came during SUPER DIRT Week winning his fourth Salute To The Troops 150 in October where he outran Brett Hearn for the win.
On the tough Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series Decker pulled down 4 wins, 10 top fives 10 top ten’s and numerous Integra Fast Time Awards to go along with his 4th place finish in the standings after 20 events.