MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 26) At the BMS shop the hauler was getting it’s roof worked on and the cars were is various stages of readiness so on Saturday Donald McIntosh and the BMS team loaded up McIntosh’s car and headed to Talladega Short Track for the SAS event.
Although they were a little over a tenth off the leader in qualifying they ended up running a B-Main. McIntosh was running second in the B Main when a fuel leak developed under the hood and started a small fire and sent the car to the pits.
The season that started out with early wins and the Spring Nationals Championship lost some of its luster with a number of things breaking and a hard crash at Eldora. A crash that trashed the car and sidelined McIntosh with a concussion.
“We had a great start early in the season and were cruising right along when one thing after another started going wrong. Nothing real big, like the rainouts not letting you get into a groove and things that were just big enough to get things going in the wrong direction,” said David Bryant. “Getting stuffed in the wall and Donald getting a concussion at Eldora really set things back. When all these things happen one right after another pretty soon you begin to question yourself and that is not good.”
BMS, like so many other teams, was caught up with all the changes in chassis that have shaken up the Dirt Late Model industry.
“Kevin Rumley came in and really shook up the Late Model chassis business. There have been a lot of changes in chassis and I am not talking about little tweaks and massages. We are like a whole lot of other teams that need to catch up,” said McIntosh. “It has been a long time since there has been changes of this magnitude and it will take some major adjustments and a lot of hard work to get caught up and back in the race.”
The next scheduled race is the Tarheel 50 at Tri-County Race Track on Thursday night. McIntosh is checking to see if he can get out of a Thursday night class to be able to race. So that is up in the air at this time.
Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Arnold Trucking, Blount Excavating, Cherokee Millwright, Food City, GEO Services, Insurance Partners, Massey Electric, Tennessee RV, Turner Hydraulics, VP Race Fuels and Wine and Spirits Cellar.
BMS races Rocket chassis (Blue and Orange) 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 Hoosier Racing Tires.
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