MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Jul 24) As the Southern Nationals comes down to the final two races Donald and the Blount Motorsports Team are not running where they want to be and can’t find the key.
Running a strong fifth at Tri-County Race Track Wednesday night Donadl had no place to go when leader Ross Bailes put his car up on it’s side. Bailes was able to continue, but the damage to the BMS car put it in the pits for the night and the remainder of the series.
“We just aren’t any good and that is all there is to it. When you crash you tear up the car and end up in the pits for the night instead of driving off and having a decent finish.” said David. “The Southern Nationals are a long hot grind and when you aren’t running good it just isn’t any fun.
On Thursday night at Crossville they rolled out the backup car and qualified first in Group A. Started on the pole and lost the drag race for the lead at the drop of the green to outside front row starter Brandon Overton. Overton won the race and Donald finished fourth.
“Donald said the car was inconsistent. It would be good and then not so good and then back to good. When it isn’t going right you start making changes you wouldn’t normally make and instead of helping it usually just makes things worse. We will just keep plugging along until we start hitting the right combinations and start running good again. That is all you can do,” concluded David.
Tonight the scene switches to 411 Motor Speedway and tomorrow night it is the series finale at Tazewell Speedway.
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.