MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 9) For Donald and the Boys the qualifying and heat racing was better than the feature finishes. Although the finishes were not that good the trip to Golden Isles for the opening of the Lucas Oil Super Bowl of Auto Racing was not a wasted trip.
For the first two races they qualified seventh in their group and made the main event through the heats. For the last race they drew the last qualifying spot and trying to find some good race track ended up brushing the wall. They were way back in the second consi and decided not to run the consi.
“We need more experience in this kind of racing. It is way different from what we are used to. For example normally when a track becomes slick you slow down to go faster. These guys don’t slow down they hammer down and go faster,” said David with a grin. “You take Josh Richards and Jonathan Davenport, they are animals out there running every lap on the ragged edge. And they aren’t the only ones.”
The team was going to debut their new XR1 chassis at North Florida Speedway on Sunday, but with Golden Isles running on Sunday the race was cancelled. So they will debut the new chassis at Winchester Speedway on February 20th.
“We picked up a lot of good information about the new car from Richards and some of the other drivers that had their new cars there,” continue David. “It was good to see how well the Rocket cars were doing and we can’t wait to get ours on the track.”
Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Arnold Trucking, Blount Excavating, Cherokee Millwright, Food City, Massey Electric, Tennessee RV, Turner Hydraulics, VP Race Fuels and Wine and Spirits Cellar.
BMS races Rocket Chassis with power from Vic Hill Racing Engines, with 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, OMG, and PPM with springs from Hyper. Noses and body parts are from Five Star Stock Car Bodies. Tires are from Hoosier Tire South and Hoosier Performance Tires.