MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Apr. 15) On a weekend that had 16 of 26 Late Model Series races rained out Donald McIntosh, Tommy Kerr and the Blount Motorsports Team were able to get one of two Spring Nationals races in, the Saturday night event at Smoky Mountain.
Kerr finished third in the first heat and McIntosh, who set fast time, ended up third in the third heat. That put Kerr starting ninth and McIntosh tenth in the feature. When the checkered flag fell it was McIntosh in sixth and Kerr in seventh.
“Safe to say that yours truly made some bad decisions on what to do with the seven car and it got Donald behind in his heat. He was the fast qualifier, but finished third is his heat and ended up starting 10th in the feature,” said David Bryant. “He should have been better than that and it was my bad.”
“After qualifying David wanted to tighten the car up a bit more and normally I would have agreed, but for some reason I didn’t feel that way this time,” said McIntosh. “The new track configuration had something to do with it I’m sure, but we didn’t need to tighten up the car. Neither one of us are going to be right all the time and the car is in one piece so everything is good.”
Kerr was looking really good until he ran out of cheeseburgers. He said it was the tires going away, but it was actually the driver going away,” continued Bryant.
“We had a good race car and had raced our way to fourth, when the car tightened up and wouldn’t turn. I got shuffled back to sixth with Donald passing me on the last lap so I ended up seventh,” grinned Kerr. “David says it wasn’t the car that went away it was me because I am over weight and out of shape. That’s the pot calling the kettle black for sure.
We had a good time, a good race and didn’t tear nothing up. Life is good and I’m hunting another cheeseburger.”
This coming weekend it is two Spring National events in Georgia. On Friday night its Blue Ridge Motorsports Park and on Saturday at Toccoa Raceway.
Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Blount Excavating, Massey Electric, Turner Hydraulics, Ole Ben Franklin Motors, Walker’s Truck Contractors, Food City, and The Wine and Spirits Cellar.
BMS races Rocket XR1 Chassis. Power is provided by Vic Hill Racing Engines with Dyer’s Top Rods, Driven Racing Oil, Waterman Fuel Pumps, VP Race Fuels and starting power from Go Lithium batteries. Gauges and wiring harnesses from QuickCar. 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 and springs from Hyperco. Noses and body parts are from Five Star Stock Car Bodies and tires are Hoosier Performance Tires from Hoosier Tires South.