MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 22) Donald and the Blount Motorsports Team had one of those weekends when they couldn’t get on a roll. In three races, after three good qualifying runs, they finished a disappointing sixth at Rome, a fifth at North Georgia and a 20th at Crossville.
“Ever have a weekend where things just didn’t come together? Well that was our weekend. We had good qualifying runs and good starting positions, but couldn’t take advantage of them,” said David.
On Sunday night at Rome they started fourth on the grid, Saturday at North Georgia started on the pole and at Crossville they started on the outside front row.
“It seemed like when they dropped the checkered flag we were not all that good and didn’t get any better at both Rome and North Georgia. At Crossville we got run into on the first lap and broke a tie rod so we don’t really know how that would have worked out,” continued David “Today, I don’t care where you race the fields are tough and you have to have you stuff stacked up in a neat little pile. This weekend ours wasn’t.”
Next up is the Southern Nationals Bonus Series Race at Tazewell Speedway on Sunday September 3rd. The following week, September 7,8 and 9 and the team will head to Eldora Speedway for the 47th Annual World 100.
Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Arnold Trucking, Blount Excavating, Cherokee Millwright, Food City, Massey Electric, Tennessee RV, Turner Hydraulics, Ole Ben Franklin Motors and The 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. 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.