MARYVILLE, Tenn. (July 15) In the opening two races of the 11 race Southern Nationals Series Donald was passing for second when he had a flat and had to pit. In the first event at Wythe Raceway he came back to finish fourth and in the next event at Cherokee Speedway he came back to finish ninth.

The car was good both nights and Donald and the Blount Motorsports team qualified well, finished well in the preliminaries and were running well in the feature before the flats.

“Car is good, Donald is good and there is no telling what our finishes would have been if it wasn’t for the flats,” said David. “We are really pleased with everything and looking forward to the rest of the series.”

In the races leading up to the Southern Nationals the car had been good, but needed some speed. After going over the car they found a couple of things that were a bit off. The correction of these problems solved their need for speed.

“The car has been good, but we were lacking some speed. We found and corrected some things and that took care of the speed. It made the car really good,” said Donald who admits there is not much you can do about flats. “The two flats kept us from seeing how good the car really is, but what we did see makes us excited about the next nine races.”

Tomorrow, Tuesday, the third race of the series will be held at Smoky Mountain Speedway. Both Donald and Tommy will be in action for this event.

Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Blount Excavating, Massey Electric, Turner Hydraulics, Ole Ben Franklin Motors, Walker’s Truck Contractors, Food City, and The Wine and Spirits Cellar.

BMS races Rocket XR1 Chassis. Power is provided by Vic Hill Racing Engines with Dyer’s Top Rods, Driven Racing Oil, Waterman Fuel Pumps, VP Race Fuels and starting power from Go Lithium batteries. Gauges and wiring harnesses from QuickCar. Drive train components are from Quarter Master with Carbon Fiber drive shafts from Fastshafts. The shocks are Penske Racing Shocks with chassis and suspension components from TWM and springs from Hyperco. Noses and body parts are from Five Star Stock Car Bodies and tires are Hoosier Performance Tires from Hoosier Tires South.