MARYVILLE, Tenn (June 3) Billy started 12th in the Lucas Oil Late Model starting field and motored his way to a fifth place finish at Tazewell Speedway Friday night.

Billy had transmission problems on the second lap of qualifying. After the BMS team switched transmissions he started fourth and finished third in his heat, which put him starting mid-pack in the feature.

“We might have been able to move up one spot, but the track was so rough it was really punishing the car and we thought it was better to settle for fifth,” said David. “We don’t know what happened to the transmission, but we are glad that it didn’t happen the week before when we were sewing up the Spring Nationals Championship.”

The team will take the next weekend off for some family time. Their next race will be the SAS Scott Sexton Memorial at Volunteer Speedway on June 14.

Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Arnold Trucking, Blount Excavating, Cherokee Millwright, Food City, GEO Services, Insurance Partners, Massey Electric, Tennessee RV, Turner Hydraulics, VP Race Fuels and Wine and Spirits Cellar.

BMS races Rocket chassis (Orange) with power from Vic Hill Racing Engines, which uses Dyer’s Top Rods, Storie Manifolds, Driven Racing Oil and VP Race Fuels. Drive train components are from Quarter Master, the shocks are Öhlins, chassis and suspension components from TWM and springs from Hyperco. For parts and pieces it’s J.T. Kerr Racing Equipment and tires its Hoosier Racing Tires.