Another Strong Weekend for Kerr and BMS

MARYVILLE Tenn. (Aug. 5) Tommy Kerr and the Blount Motorsports team had a strong weekend with a dominant run Friday night and a second place finish on Saturday night at the Mountain Raceway Park.

Coming off a weekend with a win and a second place finish in Ray Cook’s Southern Nationals it looked like Kerr and the team were headed for an Advance Thunder win at Wartburg when a hole in the radiator took away the win with three laps remaining in the 40 lap event.

We qualified third, won the fast dash and led the first 37 laps of the race,” said Kerr shaking his head. “A rock or something went through the radiator and we cooked and engine with three laps to go.”

On Saturday Kerr and the team picked themselves up, loaded the backup car and headed to the Mountain Raceway Park for another Advance Thunder event. They qualified fourth, ran third in the dash and started third. When Anthony White had problems they moved into second behind leader Randy Weaver.

“We didn’t have anything for Weaver, especially on the long runs,” said Kerr. “We were just a tick off with the car and ended up with a second place finish.”

“Tommy (Kerr) drove the devil out of that car tonight,” said BMS team owner Larry Garner. “He finished second with a fifth or sixth place car. Everybody is doing a great job. This team is coming together.

This Friday night the team will be headed for the Advance Thunder event at Boyd’s on Friday night and head to Toccoa Speedway on Saturday night for a Southern All Star event.

Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Blount Excavating, Stowers Machinery Corp., Kelso, Turner Industrial Supply, GEOServices, Cast Stone, Wine and Spirits Cellar, Insurance Partners, Explosive Specialists and Murphy’s Bobcat.

Tommy races a GW Performance Rocket chassis with power from Custom Race Engines, shocks from Öhlins, chassis and suspension components from TWM and seats from Butlerbilt.

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