MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Mar. 9) Donald enjoyed a little bit of home cooking as he laid down a solid run in the WoO Tipoff Classic at Smoky Mountain Speedway Saturday night.

Donald finished third in the fourth heat, started 12th and finished a strong fifth in the 60-lap event.

 “We had a good car, Donald did a good job and we had a good night. We are racing better and smarter,” said Bryant. “There are so many variables and things change so rapidly that you hate to say you have it figured out so I won’t, but we are gaining on it and are looking forward to getting the season going.”

Some late changes to the car gave McIntosh a car he could run wherever he needed or wanted to on the track. He had Brandon Sheppard passed for fourth, but a caution came out and negated the pass. He ended up settling for a fifth place finish.

“It was a good night. The combination of the new Rocket X1R and Vic Hill’s 434 engine is really good and is going to be really good for us,” grinned Donald. “I’m really excited moving forward.”

Tommy’s first race of the 2020 season didn’t turn out, as he would have liked, as he didn’t find his rhythm until it was too late.

“I had a good car, but the driver was rusty. By the time I got back into the groove a little bit I was in the last chance race and it was too late,” said Tommy. “Team wise we had a good night as both cars were good and Donald did a great job.”

Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Blount Excavating, Massey Electric, Turner Hydraulics, Ole Ben Franklin Motors, Walker’s Truck Contractors, and The Wine and Spirits Cellar.

BMS races Rocket XR1 Chassis. Power is provided by Vic Hill Racing Engines with Dyer’s Top Rods, Driven Racing Oil, Waterman Fuel Pumps, VP Race Fuels and starting power from Go Lithium batteries. Gauges and wiring harnesses from QuickCar. Carbon Fiber drive shafts from Fastshafts. The shocks are Penske Racing Shocks with chassis and suspension components from TWM, Brakes from Wilwood and springs from Hyperco. Tires are Hoosier Performance Tires from Hoosier Tires South.