MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Feb13) Defending Southern All Star Campion Billy Ogle Jr. and the Blount Motorsports team are getting ready to make the trip to Florida. This year the team has opted to race the six nights of the DirtCar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park foregoing races in Georgia, East Bay and Ocala.
“We look forward to going to Florida each year and would like to make all the Georgia/Florida Speedweek races, but we can’t take the time off nor can we afford to race half a season in two weeks,” said Larry Garner. “We like to run Volusia and hope that we have a better time of it than we did last year.”
The team will take one of their new Orange Rocket chassis and big block Custom Engines to the big fast ultra competitive half mile up the road from Daytona Beach.
“I have always done pretty well at Volusia and like to race there. Hopefully we won’t have problems like we did last year,” said Ogle. “We finished up 2011 running good and winning the Southern All Star Championship and it would be great to carry that into 2012.”
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 powered by Custom Race Engines with 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.