MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 18) Donald and the Blount Motorsports Team just couldn’t find the right combination during their three race DIRTcar Nationals stint as Volusia Speedway Park this past week.
Today’s Dirt Late Model competition has become so competitive and there are so many good teams out there that having a good qualifying run is paramount. In the three races at Volusia McIntosh qualified fifth in the first group on Monday, 15th in the first group on Wednesday and 17th in the second group on Thursday.
“Qualifying is so important at any of these races, but the bigger the race the more important it becomes,” said David. “No matter what the reason if you don’t qualify well especially here at Volusia it is going to be a long night. And we had three long nights.
It was not how we wanted to start the season, but we knew going down to Volusia that it would be tough and this could happen.”
The next race for Blount Motorsports will be the Ultimate event at North Georgia Speedway on March 2 followed by the WoO Tennessee Tipoff Classic on March 9.
Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Blount Excavating, Massey Electric, Turner Hydraulics, Ole Ben Franklin Motors, 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.