MARYVILLE, Tenn. (May 9) Donald started BMS Turner Hydraulics Rocket fifth and finished sixth in the WoO sanctioned Outlaw 50 at Smoky Mountain Speedway Saturday night.
In today’s Dirt Late Model racing there are so many cars capable of winning that where you start is more important than ever. Donald started third and finished second in his heat to make the redraw and he drew fifth.
“We still haven’t gotten our qualifying where we want it. Tonight we were fifth or sixth in our group and if we hadn’t drawn a five in the redraw we would have started eighth and that is not what we are looking for,” said Donald. “We have been trying to tighten the car up a bit and we went just a little too far Saturday night.”
Donald faired better than Tommy who didn’t have a good qualifying run. Starting back in his heat Kerr finished eighth. When he was pulling out of the pits for the B-Main a header broke and that finished the night.
On Friday night Donald and B.J. took Donald’s car to Tri-County Race Track for an unsanctioned race. After qualifying seventh he broke something in the rear end and was unable to start the race.
Blount Motorsports will take this weekend off and be back in action at Crossville Speedway on Friday May 20 and the Southern All Star event at Volunteer Speedway on Saturday night.
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 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.