MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 15) Larry Garner announced today that Casey Roberts will become the primary driver of the Blount Motorsports Team. The Toccoa, Georgia Native and Dirt Late Model veteran will join Tommy Kerr in campaigning the team’s Vic Hill powered XR1 Rockets in 2018 and beyond.
“We look forward to a long and winning relationship with Casey behind the wheel of the BMS primary car,” said Garner. “We have raced against him for over 10 years and are excited to have him driving for us. He is a proven winner and champion and we are pleased to have him join the BMS family.”
Roberts, a third generation driver, started racing Hobby and Limited Late Model cars at 16 moved into Late Models when he was 18 years old. For the last 14 years he has driven a Late Model owned by Jim and Ann Cushman. During that time he won a number of Southern Allstar East Championships, three Ultimate Championships and has won more races, 20, than any other driver in the history of the Ultimate Series. In 2015 he also won Ray Cook’s Southern Nationals Series Championship.
“I drove for Jim and Ann Cushman for over 14 years. We had some good runs, won a bunch of championships and races, but more importantly they are and always will be family,” said Roberts. “I am really excited to be able to drive for Blount Motorsports. Hopefully we can have a nice long run and successful run with a lot of more championships and big wins.”
Over the years Casey has run a number of different Late Model Chassis with the most recent being a Longhorn. With his move to BMS, who campaigns Rocket XR1 chassis, Roberts isn’t overly concerned about the chassis change.
“Over the years I have driven a lot of different cars and although I have never driven a Rocket I don’t think there will be a big adjustment,” continued Roberts. “With few exceptions I have raced on the tracks that we will be racing on and that will also help things.
I am really excited and very pleased that Larry Garner, David Bryant and everyone at Blount Motorsports chose me to drive their car. This is going to be fun.”
Roberts will debut the brand new Blount Motorsports XR1 in the Iron-Man event at 411 Motor Speedway on Saturday November 25. The car will have Roberts familiar number 101 on the door.
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.