MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 6) In the first race of the season, Talladega Short Track’s Annual Ice Bowl, Billy piloted the Blount Motorsports entry to a sixth place finish in the Sunday afternoon event.
Starting sixth, Billy moved up to fifth and was shuffled back to sixth on a double file restart.
“We had a good car, but we knew that unless we made some big changes and were really lucky there was no way we could get to the front. So we put some different tires on the car and made some pretty radical changes that basically turned the race into a test session,” said David. “We finished where we figured we were going to finish and were able to take away some good information from the test.”
Over the holidays BMS sold Billy’s Rocket and a new Rocket should be in the shop by the end of the week.
“We will get working on the new car and be ready to race in Georgia in early February. We have Golden Isle on the schedule, but we might run at Screven too,” continued David. “Between now and the Spring Nationals everything is pretty much up in the air.”
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. Parts and pieces are from J.T. Kerr Racing Equipment and tires from Hoosier Racing Tires.