MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Mar. 27) Donald kicked off the 2017 Spring Nationals Series run and title defense with a third place finish and a win at Senoia Raceway Friday and Saturday night.
Donald, two time and reigning Spring Nationals Champion, scored a third place finish Friday night for his best finish at the 3/8 mile clay oval.
“We had a fast race car on both nights, but we didn’t qualify well on Friday night. A little better qualifying run and that third could have easily been a win. The car was that good,” said David.
Massaging the car just a bit after Friday night’s third place finish Donald started the BMS Massey Electric/Cherokee Millwright sponsored Rocket on the outside front row. On the start he would outgun Brandon Overton to take the lead and lead the next 33 laps before Overton moved past took the lead.
After taking the white flag Donald would put a slide job on Overton in turn one, bang sides with a lapped car on the back straight and took his first win of the season.
“Last night wasn’t a bad night, but tonight was a great night,” said an elated Donald in Victory Lane. “I knew I could clear Brandon (Overton) on the last lap pass, but when the 41 car slowed down I was committed and there wasn’t a whole lot I could do to avoid him.”
I can’t thank my guys enough for giving me a great race and the track guys for a great track to race on. Awesome night!”
Another double header weekend coming up this weekend. A Lucas Oil event at Boyd’s Speedway on Friday night and a special non-sanctioned event at Smoky Mountain Speedway on Saturday night are on the card.
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. Power is provided by Vic Hill Racing Engines with Dyer’s Top Rods, Storie Manifolds, Driven Racing Oil, VP Race Fuels and starting power from Go Lithium batteries. 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, OMG, and PPM. Springs are from Hyperco. Noses and body parts are from Five Star Stock Car Bodies and tires are Hoosier Performance Tires from Hoosier Tires South.