Bill Diez, 34 years old resident of Riverside, CA has been involved in boats his entire life. His interest in boat racing started at an early age as a spectator, going to the races with his Dad. In 1994, when Bill heard that Top Fuel Hydro legend Ron Bruaksma was looking for a crew member, Bill jumped at the opportunity. In 1995 Ron was the crew chief of Don Cox's Notorious Blown Gas Hydro, and Bill was there to help win the 1995 NJBA Blown Gas Hydro high points championship. In 1996 Bill joined Andy De Ment's "Red Alert" Blown Gas Flat. In 1997 "Red Alert" moved up to Top Alcohol Flat and Bill moved up to the crew chief position. In 1998 Andy, Bill and the "Red Alert" team won IHBA Top Alcohol Flat high points runner-up.
Bill was offer the driving duties in the "First Offense" Blown Gas Flat, not only did Bill drive the boat, he was also crew chief and was responsible for the hardware set up and tuning. In his first year driving, he attended six races, went to five final rounds and took home four 1st place trophies and was NJBA high points runner-up in the 10-second index class.
Bill took some time off from driving in 2000/2001 to build his own boat.While still working on the "Red Alert" team, Andy convinced Bill to build an alcohol engine for his boat. Bill built the engine and fabricated almost every part for the boat himself. At the end of the 2001 season, The Ace of Spades team were off to their first race. Bill got his IHBA competition drivers lisence at his first IHBA event. The 2002 season proved to be very successful, winning the NJBA Top Alcohol Flat high points runner-up