MARYVILLE, Tenn. (June 10) In his third trip to The Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway Donald put the Blount Motorsports Rocket in the two preliminary features and the 100-lap Dirt Late Model Dream.
One of the Crown Jewel events the Dirt Late Model Dream pays $125,000 to win and draws the best Dirt Late Model drivers in the country to the famed Eldora Speedway. This year there were 92 cars on hand trying to make the 28-car starting field.
“I feel like we made some progress as we made the first two races through the heats and The Dream through a B Main,” said David. “I think for our experience level with 100-lap events and being a regional team we had a better showing this year.”
Starting 21st in The Dream Doanld was running in 15th when a huge chunk of the cushion came down in front of the car. Unable to stop or for that matter slow down much he hit the mud ball. It folded under the nose and put the car in the wall.
“I really enjoy racing at Eldora and it is all that much better when you are racing all the races, like we did this year,” said Donald. “The combination of the big race track and running a 100-lap feature put us out of our comfort zone a bit. Mark Richards at Rocket gave us some guidance and that helped, but we were never able to get the car where it needed to be. We keep getting better every time we go to Eldora and that is encouraging.”
Coming up next will be the Lucas Oil Moonshine Classic this Saturday at Smoky Mountain Speedway. Donald and Tommy will both be racing.
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.