MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 14) Donald McIntosh started mid-pack and was moving toward the front when he was helped into the wall trying to move into fifth place. A puff of smoke and an oil light coming on was enough to shut down the BMS Rocket and coast into the pits for an 18th place finish.
In the last four races it has been a win followed by a poor finish and another win followed by a poor finish. The car is more competitive and now McIntosh and the team are looking to put together a string of wins.
“We were the second car out to qualify and the last car out set fast time so luck of the draw put us behind at the start,” said David Bryant. “We had a good car and Donald was moving up when he was helped into the wall passing for fifth. When the oil light came on and there was a puff of smoke from the engine, he thought there was a problem with the motor and shut it down. Not a bad idea when you are dealing with today’s high dollar engines.”
With the cancellation of next weekends Fall Nationals event at North Georgia Speedway the team is looking at possibly going back to Kentucky for an Iron-Man double header. The decision will be made in the next couple of days. Check blountmotorsports.com for racing information.
Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Blount Excavating, Massey Electric, Turner Hydraulics, Ole Ben Franklin Motors, Walker’s Truck Contractors, 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. Carbon Fiber drive shafts from Fastshafts. The shocks are Penske Racing Shocks with chassis and suspension components from TWM, Brakes from Wilwood and springs from Hyperco. Tires are Hoosier Performance Tires from Hoosier Tires South.
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