MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 9) After a meeting Saturday morning at Eldora Speedway Blount Motorsports and Billy Ogle Jr. agreed that it would be better for all concerned if they parted ways.
For the remainder of the season Ogle, who had driven for BMS for over three years and won a Southern All Star Series, Southern National and Spring Nationals series championships for the Maryville based Late Model team will be looking for other driving opportunities.
“We had a meeting Saturday morning at Eldora and when it was all said and done it was decided that it would be beneficial for everyone if Billy (Ogle) and Blount Motorsports went their separate ways,” said team owner Larry Garner. ”Billy did a good job for us and helped our program over the last three years. I have no doubt he will be able to do that for another team.”
For the rest of the year Blount Motorsports will have a number of different drivers in the car as they look for the right driver to become their primary driver in 2015.
“Basically for the remainder of the 2014 season we are going to be looking at different drivers. We know what we are looking for and are optimistic that we will be able to find that driver,” said David Bryant.
Driver auditions will start at Smoky Mountain Speedway for the SAS King of the Mountain Fall Classic on September 20th. Tommy Kerr will be diving his car and a driver to be named will be in the other car.
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.