MARYVILLE, Tenn. (May 31) After a number of good runs and runner up finishes in 2012 Billy Ogle Jr. and the Blount Motorsports Team moved up to the winner’s circle Friday night at East Tennessee’s 411 Motor Speedway.
Billy, who started on the front row, would take the lead from Chad Ogle on the seventh circuit of the 40-lap Ultimate Super Late Model Series feature and went on to take the first BMS win of the season.
“The car went away at the end and I was really struggling, but I was able to put together some good laps and hang on for the win,” grinned Billy. “We have had race cars that were capable of winning a number of races, but we kept coming up a little short. It’s great to get that first win of the season.”
Tommy Kerr, who is running a limited schedule this season, had problems in qualifying, started back in the pack and finished 11th.
On Saturday night the Ultimate Series moved down the road to Smoky Mountain Speedway. Tommy posted a second place finish behind winner Vic Hill and was followed across the stripe by Billy .
“The longer I ran the better I got and the last thing we needed was that late race caution,” said Kerr. “We were able to put some pressure on Vic (Hill) before the caution, but Vic had a great car and after that last caution it was over.”
This weekend Billy and the BMS Team will be racing in the Lucas Oil event at Tazewell on Friday night and the Ultimate event at Wythe Speedway. Tommy will be racing the JT Kerr Memorial at 411 Motor Speedway in the JT Kerr Racing Equipment Crate Late Model.
Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Arnold Trucking, Bearden Oil Company, Blount Excavating, Cherokee Millwright, GEOServices, Insurance Partners, Massey Electric, Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp. and Wine and Spirits Cellar.
They race Rocket chassis (2012 Orange) with power from Custom Race Engines, Dyer’s Top Rods and Gibbs Oil. The shocks are from Öhlins, chassis and suspension components from TWM, drive train components from Quarter Master, Sunoco Race Fuel from Bearden Oil and tires from Hoosier Racing Tires.