MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 1) Donald stayed hot and captured his second January win with a dominate performance in the Cabin Fever 40 at Boyd’s Speedway Saturday afternoon.
Driving his Macintosh Performance Rocket that is prepared at the Blount Motorsports’ shop, Donald powered under pole sitter Dale McDowell on the seventh lap to take the lead. Working lapped traffic he would build as much as a half-track lead on the field and was never challenged during the remainder of the 40-lap event.
“With Golden Isle coming up on Thursday we decided to take Donald’s McIntosh Performance powered Rocket to Boyd’s. To say the car was good and Donald did a great job driving it would be an understatement,” said David. “When you blow by and half track Dale McDowell at his race track you know you have something going on.”
For Donald and Blount Motorsports this makes two wins and a second place finish in three January races.
After the race they were able to put the first laps on the new XR1 Rocket and the times were a little bit faster than Donald’s times during the race. Plans call to race the blue front end Rocket at Golden Isles on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week and the XR1 at the UMP DIRTcar event at North Florida Speedway on Sunday.
“We had a good run last year at the Golden Isles Lucas Oil events and we wanted to take the same car down there this year. If everything works out we will run the new Rocket at North Florida on Sunday,” concluded David.
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. For parts and pieces it’s J.T. Kerr Racing Equipment and body parts are from Five Star Stock Car Bodies. Tires are from Hoosier Tire South and Hoosier Performance Tires.