MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Mar. 13) Donald won the second heat and will start third on the grid when the snowed out Spring Nationals’ Tennessee Tipoff Classic resumes on May 4 at Smoky Mountain Speedway.

Donald, who qualified second in the first group, out gunned Scott Bloomquist in the second heat to take a comfortable win.

“We were pretty good, Donald did a good job and we will start third on the grid when they run the race in May,” said David. “Racing this time of year is all about the weather. Last year we had great weather, a great weekend and a killer race. This year the weather was anything but great and we had a snowy weekend with no race.”

Tommy was ready to kick off his season when an oil line came apart as he lined up for his heat. With the weather and a day race scheduled for the next day he and the team decided there was no sense in taking a chance on seriously damaging the Vic Hill power plant so they called it a night.

‘Better weather and a night race coming up we might have put on a new oil line and gone on, but under the circumstances it was better to park the car,” said Tommy. “We will drop the pan and check everything out to make sure we didn’t hurt the motor. Hopefully it won’t snow in May.”

Next on the BMS schedule are two Southern National Bonus races. The first is on Friday night at Tri-County Racetrack and the second at Boyd’s Speedway on Saturday night.

Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Arnold Trucking, Blount Excavating, Cherokee Millwright, Food City, Massey Electric, Tennessee RV, Turner Hydraulics, VP Race Fuels and Wine and Spirits Cellar.

BMS races Rocket XR1 Chassis. Power is provided by Vic Hill Racing Engines with Dyer’s Top Rods, Storie Manifolds, Driven Racing Oil, VP Race Fuels and starting power from Go Lithium batteries. Drive train components are from Quarter Master with Carbon Fiber drive shafts from Fastshafts. The shocks are Penske Racing Shocks with chassis and suspension components from TWM, OMG, and PPM. Springs are from Hyperco. Noses and body parts are from Five Star Stock Car Bodies and tires are Hoosier Performance Tires from Hoosier Tires South.