MARYVILLE, Tenn. (July 11) Donald started 20th and moved his way through the field to record a ninth place finish in the Lucas Oil Moonshine Classic at Smoky Mountain Speedway Saturday night. McIntosh, who made the race by finishing second in the second B-main, picked up the Optima Batteries Hard Charger award for his run.

“When you get the hard charger award it means you messed up in qualifying and started way back. And that is what we did,” said David. “We need to learn how to race these tires that Lucas is using now and until we do that, like tonight, we are not going to be much good.”

Tommy was making a pass for a transfer spot in the first B-main when he was put in the wall. He did not make the feature.

The next race for Blount Motorsports is the Southern Nationals event Saturday July 16 at Wythe Raceway. This kicks off the 2016 running of the Southern Nationals Series that features 11 races at 11 tracks in four states over 15 days.

The team plans to shake down the new X1R Rocket on Wednesday and use it as the primary car for the Southern Nationals races. The current car will become the backup.

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 XR1 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 Hyperco. Noses and body parts are from Five Star Stock Car Bodies and tires are from Hoosier Tire South and Hoosier Performance Tires.