MARYVILLE, Tenn. (May 30) Donald won one of the three final Spring Nationals point races for a total of three wins in the eleven race series and finished second to Dale McDowell in the final championship point tally.
Saturday night at Dixie the changes to the car that the team tried just didn’t work. They ended up with a disappointing eighth place finish. Sunday as the action moved to Rome Speedway they got back on their game, had a dominant car, led every lap and won their third Spring National event. On Monday at 411 a miss in the engine of the primary car that started at Rome brought out the backup car and as they thrashed on it they were behind all night. Consequently after starting 17th they recorded a 15th place finish.
“Our three races were the bad, the good and the ugly. We missed the setup on Saturday, hit it on Sunday and didn’t have time to do a setup when we brought out the backup car on Monday,” said David. “We developed a miss at Rome and swapped the MSD boxes and that helped, but it came back. We did some other stuff, but couldn’t find the problem on the primary car Monday. We had to bring out the backup car. That put us behind at 411 and we never did catch up.”
“I’ve never won in a Super Late Model at Rome so that made that win even better. Monday at 411 was really disappointing, because we always run well there, but it was just one of those racing deals, over which you don’t have a lot of control,” continued Donald. “We fell short of our goal to win the series championship, but all in all it was a good series for us. The three wins were our first wins of the season. We qualified well and were competitive in all but the last race, racing against a bunch of good cars.
The way everything came together bodes well for the rest of the season.”
The rest of the season starts, like the invasion of Normandy, on June 6th. Only it will be the invasion of Eldora for three days of racing in the Dirt Late Model Dream. Thursday and Friday there will be two 10k to win 25-lap features. On Saturday June 8 there will be heats, B-Features and the 125k Dirt Late Model Dream feature.
Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Blount Excavating, Massey Electric, Turner Hydraulics, Ole Ben Franklin Motors, Walker’s Truck Contractors, Food City, 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. 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 and springs from Hyperco. Noses and body parts are from Five Star Stock Car Bodies and tires are Hoosier Performance Tires from Hoosier Tires South.