MARYVILLE, Tenn. (July 31) Donald and the Blount Motorsports Team finished 10th at Crossville, Third at 411 and eighth at Tazewell to finish up third in the Southern National Series points race.
At Crossville Donald was running third when another flat, the third in the nine race series, sent him to the pits and ultimately a 10th place finish. The next night after testing the wall in hot laps and qualifying he won his heat, started and finished third. In the finale at Tazewell a spark plug issue and a radiator change put the team behind and they ended up with an eight-place finish.
“The car was good in the last three races, but we didn’t get the breaks. You not only have to be on top of your game, but you have to get some breaks too,” said David. “Out of the nine races we had three flats while running in the top three and one wreck early in another race. So in four of the nine races we didn’t get a break It is a miracle we were able to finish third in the points.”
“Its frustrating to say the least. The last three races we knew we were out of the points and we were just looking for a win, but the ole monkey was still with us,” said Donald. “The Monkey got on our back in the first race with the flat at Wythe and we were never able to get him off for the rest of the series.”
The team will take this weekend off, rest up and get ready for the Lucas Oil North-South 100 at Florence on August 10.
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.