MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 27) In his first race with Blount Motorsports Casey, the fourth driver in the 12 year history of BMS, was the fastest in the first group, started on the pole and finished second in the Leftover 50 at 411 Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon.
With Casey getting to know the crew, driving a Rocket XR1 for the first time and it was only his second time at 411 it was a good run.
“I thought everything went well for the first time out. The car was a tick off. We need to get the car more competitive and that will come,” said David. “Casey is getting to know the team members, learning how we do things and learning a new chassis. He is a good racer all we need to do is get a better car under him.”
“It went well for the first time out. I was really pleased with how David, Taylor and everyone goes about their business,” said Casey. “Jackie (Boggs) was a bit better than we were and you hate to finish second, but we will take the second and build on it. Everything looks and feels good.”
Not only was it the first time out for Casey in a Rocket XR1 it was a brand spanking new never raced XR1. In Friday’s practice he slowed to avoid another car and the third car behind him peeled off the left side sheet metal.
“Thankfully there wasn’t any damage other than sheet metal. David and the boys put things back together and after that Casey didn’t have to worry about dinging the new car,” said Larry Garner. “We are really pleased with how things went and are excited and looking forward to the 2018 season.”
Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Arnold Trucking, Blount Excavating, Cherokee Millwright, Food City, Massey Electric, Tennessee RV, Turner Hydraulics, Ole Ben Franklin Motors and The Wine and Spirits Cellar.
BMS races Rocket XR1 Chassis. Power is provided by Vic Hill Racing Engines with Dyer’s Top Rods, Storie Manifolds, Driven Racing Oil, VP Race Fuels and starting power from Go Lithium batteries. 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. Springs are from Hyperco. Noses and body parts are from Five Star Stock Car Bodies and tires are Hoosier Performance Tires from Hoosier Tires South.
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