Bill Schmitts accomplishments in racing and in life have been very special. A fine family man and businessman. Bill started racing on west coast tracks, running late model stock cars races around 1974 under the Winston West Series banner with little or no fan fare, even though he had made a big name for himself already in Redding California. In 1977 he won his first Winston West title, and repeated it again in 1979. Then he went 10 years of winning races and poles, before he won back to back Winston West titles in 1989 and 1990, Four titles, 19 race wins ranking him seventh all-time on the west coast, eighteen years in the top 10 in points, and the most starts in Winston West history.