MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Jun 6) Donald started seventh and finished 10th in the Lucas Oil Toyota of Knoxville 50 at Tazewell Speedway Friday Night.
When the green flag fell Donald started moving toward the front and was running fourth when the caution flag flew on the sixteenth circuit. On the restart the car turned into a handful and was not the car it had been before the caution.
“Things were looking good and Donald had moved up to fourth before the caution came out on lap 16,” said David, who to that point had liked their chances of a good finish. “After the caution Donald had his hands full with the car and it wasn’t close to being as good as it was before the caution.”
After the race they found the right rear tire had one pound of air in it.
“We will go over the car when we get back to the shop. Hopefully the right rear with one pound of air in it is the culprit,” concluded David.
The team will make the decision about racing the Carolina Clash event at Volunteer Speedway this Saturday night in the next day or two. Check blountmotorsports.com for schedule updates and team information.
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.