Maryville, Tenn. (June 2) Advance Thunder Series point leader, Tommy Kerr, debuted a new race car Saturday night and after qualifying seventh and finishing third in the dash he posted a fifth place finish in the 50-lap main event.

“We brought a new GRT race car to the race that on Monday was a bare frame. The car worked well just like the crew did getting it together in a short period of time,” grinned Kerr. “We would have liked to have finished five places higher and won at our home track, but all things considered we had a great night.”

The new GRT was not the only project at the BMS shops as the week before the Rayburn received considerable damage in Kerr’s second place finish in the Advance Thunder Series event at Tri-County Race Track.

“We not only put the GRT together we put the Rayburn back together and had the comfort level of having both cars ready to go Saturday night,” concluded Kerr.

Going in to the night’s race Kerr was leading the Advance Thunder Series point over Rick Rogers and defending series champion Anthony White. Both Rogers and White had problems, which combined with Kerr’s fifth place finish, gave the point leader a little more breathing room. The next scheduled Thunder event is at Rome Speedway in Rome, GA on Sunday June 10.

Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Blount Excavating, Stowers Machinery Corp., Kelso, Realty III, Turner Industrial Supply, Cast Stone, Wine and Spirits Cellar, Insurance Partners, and Murphy’s Bobcat. Tommy races a Warrior or a Rayburn race car with Ohlins Shocks from SHY Suspension and power from Custom Race Engines. For more information on Tommy Kerr Racing and the Blount Motorsports Team go to